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Auto Load Graphic with Camera Angle Switch | ATEM (mini) Tips #002

Photo Moment - March 13, 2021

If you want a different graphic to come up with each camera angle automatically, you'll need to build a Macro to do that. And I'll show you how!

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What this tip is about…

If you have time when producing a live show to load the next shot into the Preview, load the graphic into the Preview, and then bring it live — that's great. But you don't always have the time or luxury to do that! Plus, if you only have one Media Player (like the ATEM Mini, ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Pro ISO have), then you can't preview a different graphic anyway. So, macros to the rescue!

In this video tip, I'll show you how to create a macro that simultaneously changes camera angle and loads up the graphic that you want. This could be a lower third (someone's name), a team name, a logo, or anything else you can put in the Media Player!

When creating macros, there are some rules you need to obey. For example, macro assume nothing. For example… just because you're on CAM1 when you start recording the macro, that doesn't mean you don't have to record switching to CAM1. The macro only records what you do, so if you don't switch to CAM1 (even if you have to switch away first, then come back) the macro won't include that command!

Creating multiple similar macros though can get tedious, and are prone to error. So in the very next ATEM (mini) Tips, I will show you how to record just one macro, then build the other three using an XML editor!

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