The SKAARHOJ ATEM Proxy offers a way to expand the number of connected clients to an ATEM switcher. This is described in more detail in the document Strategies for Blackmagic Design Camera Control found in our SKAARHOJ Open Engineering repository.


This page deals with how to set it up.



ATEM Proxy Hardware Setup

The ATEM Proxy Hardware is configured by changing files found on the "boot" partition of the memory card inserted in the back. Four files are relevant:

  • The "ATEMBridge2.exe" file is the ATEM Proxy software itself.
  • "BMDSwitcherAPI.dll" is the DLL file from Blackmagics SDK.
  • "interfaces" is the file where you set up the IP address (and more) for the ATEM Proxy - this is the IP address your SKAARHOJ controllers should connect to
  • "ATEMIP.txt" is a simple text file containing the IP address of the ATEM Switcher that the ATEM Proxy hardware will try to connect to.

When you upgrade the firmware on your ATEM switcher you may need to update your ATEM Proxy software as well. You may either need to use the latest ATEMBridge2.exe and BMDSwitcherAPI.dll file or you may need to substitute with the newest BMDSwitcherAPI.dll file only. Please contact us if you need help with this.

The ATEM Proxy Hardware is technically a Raspberry Pi 3 computer with a special Linux image provided and configured by SKAARHOJ K/S.

Notice: The memory card will only work on the Raspberry Pi 3 hardware it was supplied with! You will not be able to successfully insert it into another Raspberry Pi or copy it. If you need to use it on another Raspberry Pi 3, please contact us.

The ATEM Proxy Hardware. Just connect the Ethernet cable and a USB Micro Cable for power (5V). On the left side there is a slot for a Micro SD card containing the ATEMBridge2.exe application and configuration files (SKAARHOJ Provided and configured Linux image). The internal hardware is a Raspberry Pi 3.

Beta software

The ATEM Proxy software is currently in beta and is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The supported ATEM features is likely to always be a certain subset of the full ATEM features.

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€ 429

- for customers worldwide (except USA)  

$ 499

- for customers in USA