Firmware Updater

Use the Firmware Updater Application to get access to the configuration page of your UniSketch OS controller and to install the latest firmware.

Mac

Step 1:

Download & Install Firmware Updater v.2.4.5
(For Mac OS X Sierra or newer)

 

 

  • Please read the instructions for using the Firmware Updater Application in the manual.
  • Remember to press "Save" on the config page and press "Check for updates" in the firmware application. Otherwise settings will not be downloaded to the controller.
  • The purpose of installing the Arduino IDE for PC is to get the USB driver needed for the Firmware Application to recognize the SKAARHOJ controller. If Multiple COM ports are available please see the section "Port selection on Windows" in our manual.
  • For uploading a new firmware/get access to the config page you need to connect your controller with the USB programming cable and have internet connection. A firmware file can be uploaded to the controller without internet connection if using the "Load Firmware from file" in the options tab.
  • Any local configurations on your controller will be overwritten when pressing "Check for updates". The configuration downloaded to the controller when using "Check for updates" is the one you are seeing when pressing "Online Configuration". If a local configuration have been made please ensure to sync this to the cores server via the "Sync to cores server" function in the local webinterface.
  • Firmwares generated on cores.skaarhoj.com are unique and locked to the specific controller with a hardware ID. Do not attempt to upload a generated firmware file to another controller.
Connect your controller with the USB programming cable and press "Online Configuration" to enter the configuration page on cores.skaarhoj.com for your particular controller.
Edit, modify and tweak your config and press save.
Press "Check for updates" to update the firmware on your controller.

Stand Alone Firmwares

A number of stand alone firmwares exist for non UniSketch OS devices.

Mac

Step 1:

Download & Install Firmware Updater v.2.4.5
(For Mac OS X Sierra or newer)

 

 

ATEM-TCP Link

Follow instructions in the Installation and Operation Manual (Load Firmware from File).

ETH-SDI Link

Follow instructions in the Installation and Operation Manual (Load Firmware from File).

SDI-B4 Link


Legacy Products

Identify Microprocessor in Your Controller.

First identify the microprocessor in your controller. Use the picture as reference and see your invoice for MCU details. The Firmware Updater Application only works with EtherMega, SKAARDUINO AVR and SKAARDUINO Due based controllers. The .hex firmware files are only for non UniSketch OS based controllers.

SKAARDUINO AVR

Only compatible with ATEM Software Control Panel Version 7.4 unless noted

Remotes

Camera Control

EtherMega

Only compatible with ATEM Software Control Panel Version 7.4 unless noted

Pocket Controllers

Rack Controllers

Camera Control

Alternative Programs for uploading Firmware Files for EtherMega based units

If you experince issues using the Firmware Updater Application to upload stand alone firmwares to legacy EtherMega based products please try:

Select Arduino Type: Mega - ATmega 2560, BaudRate: 115200 and a proper serial port.


Example from the "Firmware Overview" tab from a configuration page.

When you have accessed the configuration page for your device you can see and download the firmware files if you would like. You access these by pressing the "Firmware Overview".

The serial monitor is a great tool for analysing your controller. The tool can be used to check current IP settings, and to determine any network connection issues. We always recommend checking the Serial Monitor if you experince any issues. In the manuals you will find many references to the Serial Monitor.

In the UniSketch manual you can learn about the different commands you can send to your controller via the Serial Monitor.

Example of serial monitor for a C90 MII booting up and connecting to an ATEM Switcher.
Example of serial monitor for an C90 MII loosing connection to an ATEM switcher and reconnecting.