The Connect Menu allows you to pair your ZATO CONNECT with Atomos Cloud Studio. It also displays the network connection status and the status of the connection to the Atomos Cloud.
Note: Before connecting to the Atomos Cloud, your device must first be connected to the Internet. You can connect your ZATO CONNECT to the Internet via WiFi, or via the included USB-C to Ethernet adapter. For more information, check out the article "Network Tab – WiFi & Ethernet".
Once the ZATO CONNECT is connected to the internet, the status of the Connect menu changes to reflect the connection status.
Press "Pair Device". The ZATO CONNECT now communicates with Atomos Cloud Studio and is assigned a unique three-word-combination, which is displayed in the Connect menu along with a QR code.
Scan the QR code to connect to Atomos Cloud Studio on your mobile device, or navigate to atomos.cloud on a desktop browser. Either sign up for a new account, or log in to an existing account. Once logged in, press the "Pair Device" button and enter the three words from the ZATO CONNECT's Connect menu. After entering the words, give your device a nickname.
After going through the initial setup steps, the ZATO CONNECT will be paired with your Atomos Cloud account. The Devices tab updates to show an image of the device you paired and its details. The three word code is displayed on the image of the device and the device type appears. When your device is connected to Atomos Cloud, a green circle will appear next to the device nickname at the top of the device box.
The Connect Menu page of your ZATO CONNECT will also update, with another green circle indicating that you're connected to the Atomos Cloud. The current mode will also be displayed under Device Mode, with Device Id used for pairing right next to it.
Note: Since the destination and stream key have not been configured yet, these fields will stay empty for now.
Next, you will need to configure the services for this device at atomos.cloud. Tap on the + symbol next to Add Destination in the device box and a new window will open, displaying the destination options.
Select a destination, and you will be prompted to enter your credentials and other settings for that destination.
Once you've configured your destination, engage the ON/OFF switch to send the streaming destination information including the Stream Key to the ZATO CONNECT.
The ZATO CONNECT will receive the destination information within seconds and displays them in the "Destination" and "Stream Key" fields, which were previously empty. For privacy purposes, the Stream Key is hidden, but you can toggle its visibility by tapping on the "Eye" icon on the left.
Once all the destination information is available on the ZATO CONNECT, you can start or stop the streaming output via the LIVE button in the top menu bar.
Once the destination platform receives the RTMP/S feed from the ZATO CONNECT, the live stream will begin. To end the live stream, just press the ZATO's Live button again. The stream will automatically end, when it's no longer receiving an RTMP/S feed.