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New audio mixer for ATEM B lackmagic Design have announced a major new software update that adds full audio mixing capability to its ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM Television Studio. ATEM Switcher 3.2 audio mixer software lets customers mix embedded audio from SDI and HDMI inputs, as well as external audio inputs. For ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher, audio mixer software also supports mixing audio from its two built-in media players. This software update is available now for download free of charge for all Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM Television Studio customers. Availability and Price ATEM Switcher 3.2 audio mixer software is available now for download free of charge now from the Blackmagic Design web site. www.blackmagicdesign.com/ Capturing audio for summer music events B roadcast audio specialists Red TX sent its Red II Outside Broadcast truck to Cambridge recently to capture an extensive programme of music during the three days of the Cambridge Folk Festival. Red TX was commissioned to handle the broadcast audio by production company Smooth Operations. As well as feeding a 5.1 mix of the audio from the main stages to Visions for the Sky Arts broadcast, Red TX also prepared a separate stereo mix for BBC Radio 2. www.red-tx.com 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Fishing with the Sachtler Ace W henever a production has to make do with a small budget, Sachtler’s Ace tripod system is the perfect choice with its price/performance ratio makes it the head of its class. Photographer and videographer Dean Hodson, owner of the production company image factory, wanted to see for himself while filming a tutorial video about fly fishing. Hodson’s requirements: a lightweight yet robust tripod system with quick set-up for both of his HDV camcorders, the Canon XLH1 and Canon XHA1. www.sachtler-ace.com