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The solution is to install a low cost switcher unit (sub-£1500) near the cameras and control the video mixing remotely using the existing Ethernet network. The new Datavideo SE-1200MU is the first to offer this functionality. With the device, the multiview output is converted to low bandwidth MJPEG and streamed over IP, along with control signals. Using a remote PC or laptop, the director can view each camera feed, preview effects and produce the programme – with virtually no impact on the IT network and no need for new cabling. It’s a very elegant solution and a real breakthrough. The iPad vision mixer With Teradek, revolution is always in the air. The Live:Air app is the world’s first iPad-based vision mixer. It takes the feed from multiple cameras (encoded and sent over WiFi by one of its Cube or VidiU devices). The device then allows the user to mix and switch sources, add titles, graphics and effects, then stream the programme live over the Internet via Livestream and similar content networks. It’s true vision mixing on the run, with no cables, no recorder, no CG workstation or sound mixer. Who said vision mixing was steady business? KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 104 AUGUST 2015 | 55