Strata Pro Remote for BlackMagic Design ATEM Switchers, including ATEM Television Studio, ATEM 1M/E, ATEM 2M/E, Production Studio 4K, 1M/E Production Studio 4K, 2M/E Production Studio 4K and TelevisionStudio HD
Strata connects directly to your ATEM switcher via Wifi and your switcher's network connection. It does not require a separate computer.
This Pro version includes control of all the primary buttons on ATEM Switchers including control of the second ME in ATEM 2M/E switchers, control of Aux Outputs and Audio. Pro also supports external or network Midi control supporting devices such as Nanopad, and also adds macro capability to ATEM Switchers with Strata's built in recordable macros, and also ATEM native macros. Using v6.8 of ATEM, Strata Pro can even control attached HyperDecks through ATEM Macros.
* Control Program and Preview Busses
* Cut and Auto Transition Control
* Control On-Air of Upstream and Downstream Keys
* Control Selection of Next Transition Actions
* Transition Preview
* TBar Control
* Fade To Black
* Select Transition Style
* Connection Indicator with auto-reconnect
* Control of Aux Outputs
* Control of Audio Faders and Metering
* Configurable Midi Control of all buttons
* Recordable Macros - internally and using Link to BMD Atem Software Panel
* Trigger native Atem macros, including HyperDeck Control
* Step through Stills in Media Player 1
NOTE: This app is not designed for older ATEM Switchers not manufactured by BlackMagic Design. Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later and ATEM 3.4, thru 7.01 Firmware. Channels 17-20 on 2ME 4K are not controllable.
IMPORTANT: The control protocol uses UDP and is fairly intolerant to packet loss and network latency. It is very important to have a reliable, responsive WIFI network for Strata Pro to work reliably. Wifi router performance varies between vendors, and best results have been shown with Apple Airport wifi routers. Some 3rd party routers have shown to be unreliable due to latency or UDP packet loss. See http://www.livepad.co.uk/support.html for more details on optimising your Wifi environment for Strata. If you are concerned about your WIFI check connectivity to your ATEM first with the free "Strata View" app.
Some reviews have mentioned 'crashing' -note that in all cases examined this is due to an unreliable WIFI environment and *not* a problem with the Strata app itself. You *will* need a suitable low latency, low loss WIFI environment if you wish to connect to an ATEM using WIFI - this is due to the ATEM's intolerance of latency and packet loss. The new version of Strata will handle poor connections much more elegantly. Please read all the information at the support site before assuming that Strata is at fault. http://www.livepad.co.uk/support.html
Independent Review of this app at: http://www.studiotech.tv/st59strata/
Bug Fix for Selecting MIDI enabled
Ratings and Reviews
Its not working
it's not working with Atem Production Studio 4K. I hope to see working on new update for my Atem.
Developer Response ,
Hi Mydepositproblem - Strata works fine with that switcher - Almost all problems connecting are due to incorrectly configured Wifi networking rather than any issue with the Strata app itself. There is more information about this at http://www.livepad.co.uk/support.html along with contact details if you need further help.
The 4k switchers seem more twitchy on wifi compared to the HD models, and you will need to be doubly careful with choice of router. Customers report that Apple Airport routers seem to work best.
Great when it works
This app has so much potential. When it connects to the ATEM and I say when it connects, it is awesome. However, I have tried 2 different wireless routers and the older D-Link seemed to have a better intermittent work flow. With the brand new NetGear my iPad connects to the router however when I try to open this app, it just crashes.
Developer Response ,
Hi Jabish. Almost all problems of 'crashing' are due to intermittent Wifi connections rather than an issue with the Strata app itself. There is more information about this, along with suggestions on ways you can improve your Wifi reliability at http://www.livepad.co.uk/support.html along with contact details if you need further help.
Excellent Control Interface for ATEM
I have been looking far and wide for an iPad control interface for ATEM and was very excited to find the Strata Pro. It is quite stable and the Pro version allows you to control pretty much every parameter of the ATEM. Best of all though for me is the MIDI control. I was able to map controls from my MIDI software to Strata Pro. As a result it is possible to coordinate music and video switching in conjunction with live performance. This is an extraordinary capability for $50. Bravo to Mark Gilbert for taking the leading edge on wireless / MIDI control of the ATEM switcher.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.