Blackmagic Web Presenter is a self contained solution that includes a powerful hardware encoder, software for connecting to streaming platforms, and network connections. That means you don’t need to buy an expensive computer or use complicated streaming software. Simply connect an SDI video source such as a live production switcher or a camera, then connect 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, you simply need to enter a streaming key and press on air! Plus you can simultaneously use the USB webcam output to connect to a computer, allowing other video software to be used!
Connect 5G or 4G Phones for Mobile Data
If you’re streaming from a remote location, or you need a backup for the main Ethernet connection, you 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. You can select Ethernet or phone priority, which makes phone internet backup fully automatic. Plus, by using phone tethering and mobile data, Web Presenter becomes the perfect remote location streaming solution!
USB Webcam Output for Video Software
For increased compatibility, Blackmagic Web Presenter also features two USB connections that operate as a simple webcam source. That means you 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! That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080 HD quality. Imagine connecting web presenter to a camera and then Skype or Zoom calling your client with live video of a shoot! Web Presenter works with any video software including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and more!
Built in Redundancy Keeps You On Air!
Serious broadcasters love redundancy because it increases reliability. Blackmagic Web Presenter includes redundant features to help ensure you stay online. You get dual internet connections, so you connect to the internet using the built in Ethernet or a tethered phone for 5G or 4G mobile data. Plus the internet automatically switches in case of an outage! Or you can use 2 separate units to stream to both the primary and secondary YouTube servers. With both AC and DC inputs, you can use a broadcast battery pack for redundant power. There are even front panel buttons and menus, plus the Blackmagic Web Presenter Utility software for control.
12G-SDI Supports 720 HD, 1080 HD and Ultra HD!
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 you to loop video through more than one web presenter, so you can stream to multiple services. Blackmagic Web Presenter features Teranex conversion technology on the SDI input for incredibly 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, which is sent to the hardware H.264 encoder for streaming and to the computer when using the USB webcam outputs. All this means you can use any HD or Ultra HD source for streaming!
The Blackmagic Web Presenter Utility software provides a single place to manage multiple web presenters and to update the settings and software. Simply plug directly into the front of the web presenter’s USB connection, or connect using Ethernet so you can configure remotely, which is important when you’re managing multiple remote sites. The familiar menus and controls make it very easy to set up a live event, so you can get started fast! Plus the front panel LCD menus have the same settings and controls! You can even load additional services for ATEM Streaming Bridge. The Blackmagic Web Presenter Utility software is included free and runs on both Mac and Windows platforms.