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How to Set Up the Skytronn Mini: Remote Interrotron.
The Skytronn Mini is an Interrotron (teleprompter) at a distance for smaller productions with a remote director and talent. The Blackmagic Web Presenter included in the kit, allows for the director to receive the footage being taken of the talent on set, via Zoom meeting. The talent then is able to speak directly to the director, while looking into the camera using the Interrotron which is displaying the Zoom video from the director.
Blackmagic Design Web Presenter – Front
Blackmagic Design Web Presenter – Back
How to Set Up the Skytronn Mini with the Blackmagic Web Presenter.
What You Have:
- An Interrotron (Teleprompter) Unit.
- A Blackmagic Web Presenter unit with a Teranex mini smart panel attached.
- Power cord
- USB/printer cable
- A camera.
- A microphone.
- A Laptop with internet access
- An SDI cable
- An HDMI cable
- An XLR cable
Step 1: Connect the Blackmagic Web Presenter power cord, then plug the unit to a power supply.
Step 2: Use an SDI cable to connect the camera to the Blackmagic Web Presenter via the “SDI In” port.
Step 3: Use an XLR cable to connect the microphone to the Blackmagic Web Presenter via the XLR input.
Step 4: Using the USB printer cable connect the Blackmagic Web Presenter to the Laptop via USB 2.0 Port.
Step 5: Using the HDMI cable connect your Laptop to the Interrotron Monitor.
How to Stream to Zoom Using The Skytronn Mini:
Once the initial setup is complete, you can open the Zoom meeting with the director.
*Tip: Make sure the Blackmagic Web Presenter is connected to the camera source, and the audio source.
Step 6: Go to Video Settings (bottom left camera icon of the Zoom window), Under the Select a Camera tab, click the option for the Blackmagic Web Presenter.
Step 7: Go to Audio Settings (bottom left headphone icon of the Zoom Window). When the audio setting window comes up, go to “Microphone” then select the option for the Blackmagic Web Presenter.
Step 8: Once the Zoom meeting with the director has started, make sure to pin full screen their Zoom meeting video so that the talent can see them via the Interrotron.
With this setup, the director gets image and audio feed of the talent on set, while the talent gets the director feed via teleprompter.
Watch the following video on How to Stream to Zoom using the Skytronn Mini.