Web Presenter 4K new from Blackmagic
Blackmagic Design has added to the Blackmagic Web Presenter family with a new 4K model featuring an upgraded Ultra HD resolution H.264 encoder for live streaming in native Ultra HD. The Web Presenter 4K is a compact design that includes a 12G-SDI input with down converter, so customers can select to stream in 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions. The new model also simulates a USB webcam when connected to computers, and the USB webcam feature also supports 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions.
Blackmagic Web Presenter is a complete streaming solution that includes a professional hardware streaming engine for direct streaming via Ethernet to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.
Featuring a powerful hardware encoder, software for connecting to streaming platforms and network connections, users don’t need to buy an expensive computer or use complicated streaming software to benefit. It’s simply a case of connecting an SDI video source such as a live production switcher or a camera, then connecting to the internet using the built in Ethernet connection. Or plug in a mobile phone to use mobile data. With settings built in for popular streaming platforms, users just enter a streaming key and press on air. It’s also possible to simultaneously use the USB webcam output to connect to a computer, allowing other video software to be used.
If users are streaming from a remote location, or need a backup for the main Ethernet connection, they can plug in an Apple or Android phone to connect to the internet via mobile data. For convenience, there are USB connections on both the front and rear panel that can be used for tethering phones. Plus it works with the latest high speed 5G phones, as well as 4G phones. Blackmagic Web Presenter will auto detect when a phone is connected and switch its internet connection to use it. Customers can select Ethernet or phone priority, which makes phone internet backup fully automatic.
Blackmagic Web Presenter features two USB connections that operate as a simple webcam source. That means customers can plug into any computer and work with any video software. The software is tricked into thinking the web presenter is a common webcam, but it’s really a broadcast-quality SDI video source. This guarantees compatibility with any video software in full resolution 1080 HD or even 2160p Ultra HD quality, depending on the model. Web Presenter works with any video software including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and more.
It also includes a feature-rich technical monitoring output. The graphics-based monitoring output includes a video view, audio meters with accurate ballistics, trend graphs for codec data rates and cache fill, plus a summary of the streaming settings and detailed SDI technical information. Plus the technical monitoring output works in full 1080 HD and outputs to both SDI and HDMI. That means customers can use an SDI router for monitoring multiple units, or connect a simple HDMI TV.
Blackmagic Web Presenter includes a 12G-SDI input with support for all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. A 12G-SDI loop output is included enabling users to loop video through more than one web presenter, so users can stream to multiple services. It features Teranex conversion technology on the SDI input for clean looking video. Blackmagic Web Presenter takes the incoming HD or Ultra HD input signal and automatically converts it to high quality, low data rate 1080p HD or high resolution 2160p60 Ultra HD depending on the model, which is then sent to the hardware H.264 encoder for streaming.
Blackmagic Web Presenter is based on the modular Teranex Mini design allowing desktop or rack use. The portable design is only 5.5in wide, which means customers can mount three in a single rack unit, or combine it with other products such as the ATEM Television Studio HD switcher for a live production and streaming solution in a single rack unit.
“We are so excited to have this new model of Blackmagic Web Presenter that adds streaming in both HD and Ultra HD,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “This means you can choose between lower data rates of HD, or full resolution Ultra HD at the click of a button. Plus the USB webcam feature has been upgraded to Ultra HD. This really is an exciting model and we cannot wait to see more live streaming in Ultra HD!”