Blackmagic's Web Presenter HD is a modern self-contained version of a broadcast television transmitter. It allows you to stream any SDI video input live on the Internet via Ethernet and/or via a USB-tethered smartphone 5G/4G connection. This complete streaming solution includes an advanced streaming engine that uses the H.264 codec and will stream via RTMP in resolutions up to 1080p60. Viewable via the 2.2" LCD screen, you can also utilise BlackMagic's Web Presenter Utility software to monitor your output with video and audio meters, trend graphs, and SDI technical details. The built-in USB connections also allow this unit to be used as a webcam so you can use this with your computer to use with any streaming software or video-call programmes e.g. Skype or Zoom. This versatile unit is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS systems.
Blackmagic Web Presenter HD Key Features:
- A self-contained streaming solution
- Live stream from any 12G-SDI video source
- Strean direct to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more
- 12G-SDI Supports 720 HD, 1080 HD and Ultra HD
- Strean via Ethernet or your phones 4/5G mobile data
- A modern version of a broadcast television transmitter
- H.264 codec and streams via RTMP up to 1080p60
- Reliable USB Type-C connection for tethering phones
- Built-in control panel & 2.2" colour display for video preview & audio meters etc.
- Includes Web Presenter Utility monitor your output
- Monitor your video/audio meters, trend graphs & SDI technical details
- Compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS systems
Expanded Blackmagic Web Presenter HD Key Features:
Stunning Video Quality
The Blackmagic Web Presenter is equipped with a 12G-SDI input which supports all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60, and Teranex conversion technology on the SDI input makes for even cleaning video. There's also a 12G-SDI loop output which will allow you to loop video through more than one web presenter, enabling you to stream to multiple services. What's more, the unit will receive an incoming HD/Ultra HD input signal and automatically convert that signal to high quality, low-data rate 1080P HD. This is then sent to the H.264 encoder for streaming, and then on to your computer for USB webcam outputs.
Built-in Technical Monitoring
Just as you'd expect with professional broadcast transmitters used in a television studio, the Blackmagic Web Presenter offers the very same and vitally critical technical monitoring statistics to help present the best possible stream. This monitoring output will present a live video view, audio meters with accurate ballistics, trend graphs for codec data rates and cache fill. You'll also see a summary of the streaming settings and detailed SDI technical information in realtime. In addition, the technical monitoring outputs to both SDI and HDMI in full 1080p HD. The result of this is that you can use aSDI router to monitor multiple units and even connect TV via HDMI.
The unit is built with an ethernet connection for more permanent connectivity options, but when streaming from remote locations, or simply if you need a backup to your main connection, the Web Presenter HD allows you to plug in your Smartphone to connect via Mobile Data. For this, there are USB ports on the front and rear of the device which are dedicated to tethering either 4G or the latest super-fast 5G mobile data connection. The unit will auto-detect when a phone is connected and will automatically switch to mobile data. However, this is customisable, allowing you to Ethernet or Mobile Data priority.
Blackmagic has equipped this unit with redundancy features which help keep you online. We've mentioned how you can use your phone's mobile data alongside an ethernet connection, and this is where dual internet connections are truly utilised; automatically shifting from one connection to the other if a connection is lost. Additionally, the unit features both AC and DC inputs which give you the option to use a broadcast battery pack for redundant power. Control-wise, there are intuitive controls and menus on the front panel, as well as the option to use the Web Presenter Ultilty Software to control your stream.
Quality Video Calling
In addition to the wealth of features in this unit, the Web Presenter features two USB ports that can be operated as a simple webcam source. What does this mean for me? This means that the unit can be plugged into any computer and will work with any video software you have. Video software such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams will see the Web Presenter as a standard webcam but what you'll be getting is a broadcast quality SDI video source, resulting in full resolution 1080 HD quality for video calls.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Blackmagic Web Presenter HD
What video software is the Web Presenter compatible with?
Web Presenter works with any video software including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and more.
Does this include Blackmagic's Web Presenter Utility?
Yes! You'll gain access to BlackMagic's Web Presenter Ultilty which provides an intuitive and easy-to-use one-stop place to manage your live webstream.
Will the Web Present Ultilty work on my Mac?
The free included Blackmagic Web Presenter Utility software runs on both Mac and Windows platforms.
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