This article explains how you can begin using RemoteView, setting up on the ACS website and connecting the devices, especially those with Atomos AtomOS 11.
Setting up a RemoteView show
Before you can use RemoteView you will need to have an account on Atomos Cloud Services and sufficient credits to cover the RemoteView session.
Create the RemoteView
Select RemoteView in the menu on the left and then on the Create RemoteView item tap on the + and you will be asked to enter the name for this RemoteView show. Also displayed are details of the number of credits you will need and the number of outputs provided.
When you are ready tap on the CREATE button to create the RemoteView show.
Configuring the Show
Now the show you just created is available for you to add sources and destinations and set other configurations. Tap anywhere on the RemoteView show tile you just created, but not on the start button, that bit comes later when you have configured the show.
The page that opens has four tabs, Cameras, Layouts, Outputs and System.
Cameras and their overlays
In this tab, you can add camera sources to your RemoteView show, additionally, for each camera you can add a permanent overlay on this camera source.
Add a camera by tapping on any of the Camera tiles and then selecting a camera source you have already added or by tapping on the 'Pair Device' tile to include a new device. You cannot choose a device that is already included in a show, to use the device you will need to remove it from the show for it to be available to include.
After the camera has been added, tapping on the Camera Tile will reveal additional configuration options in a pane that appears on the right margin of the window. Here you can:
- Rename the Camera
- Remove the camera from the show
- Add the Camera to a different Sync Group
- Change the Encoder quality
- Adjust the Network Latency
To add an overlay. tap on the Add Overlay tile, this opens a dialogue where you can tap on an image asset that is already loaded to place it on this camera. Alternatively, you can add a new image asset, by tapping on the add asset tile and then selecting a file to upload from your computer. You can also name this asset if the file name is not descriptive enough.
There are four layouts to match the four output feeds, you can choose how the RemoteView show is displayed on the outputs, with a layout that can be unique for each output.
The following layouts can be chosen from the menu in the lower-left corner of the layout tile.
Large + 3
Large + 2
(Left or Right)
Picture in Picture
(Left or Right)
The source that is displayed in each in picture screen can be selected by tapping on the screen tile to display a list of the sources you can choose from.
This is where you select the destination device for your RemoteView show, as with the Cameras, tap on the tile and choose the device you want to transmit to, from the list of available devices or Pair a new device.
Once a device is added you can tap on the device tile to manage which layout you want the device to use, change the encoder settings and ass a watermark. Additionally, you can change the network latency or Remove the device from the show.
The system tab is where you can change the show's frame rate, Rename the Show name, you could disable the auto camera re-sync and if you have finished with the show delete it.
Setting up the AtomOS 11 device
On your Atomos AtomOS 11 device, select the menu tab for 'Connect' and then tap on the Connect button in the lower right corner.
Setting up Ethernet or Wi-Fi network see the links to the guides here.
Once your device is connected to the network and is connected to the internet, you should now be looking at a page that is either, displaying the connected page or is asking you to pair this device to Atomos Cloud Studio, and then if you tap the pair button, the three pairing words.
Once connected you can add the device to the show, either as a camera or as a monitor as shown above. When your Atomos device is connected as an Output it will display the following message.
Then after the 10-second countdown or if you tap the Reboot Now button the device will transition into an Atomos Cloud Studio monitor, informing you of its state in the top left corner. Selecting the Input tab will display the details of the Atomos Cloud Studio input.
Now your devices are connected you can start your RemoteView show, follow the steps below.
Starting the RemoteView Show
You can easily START the RemoteView show by tapping on the button, either from the main RemoteView page where all your shows arelisted or by opening the configuration and tapping start there.
You will then be prompted for the duration of your show. You know this, it is better to overestimate and be sure to stop the show when you have finished than for the server to shut down the show when you need an extra few minutes.
Then tap the START button to go live and the system will tell you your show is spinning up, it takes a few minutes before the show is live.
When the show is Live you will be informed with a message indicating how much time you have left.
Once the exciting part is over, remember to STOP your show by tapping the stop button and
typing stop into the box as shown and then pressing the big red button! We do this so you don't stop your show by mistake.
Once your show has ended, remember to stop any AtomOS 11 devices that have been used as RemoteView Output monitors. You can check by selecting Source on the device menu and looking at the Source page.
Next, tap on the Connect tab to open up the Connect page and tap on the Connect button in the lower right-hand corner to disconnect.
You will then be prompted to disable Connect mode and reboot back to your standard monitor recorder mode.