Datavideo’s iCAST mini is a multimedia device designed for single-operator applications. From small scale corporate training sessions to mid-sized hybrid classrooms or conference halls, the iCAST mini is the perfect fit for your online presentation needs.
The iCAST mini is a newly innovative one-to-one, one-to-many and hybrid (online/offline) video productions. With the one-button-one-function feature on a unique and easy to use touch panel control, even novice users will be able to easily operate this device.
You don’t need to learn complicated technologies about video production or hire a professional production team. You can take control of your own presentations with the iCAST mini.
Simply connect the power and the video sources, then leave the rest to the iCAST mini.
One USB Type C cable to merge online and offline teachingThe most widely used platforms for hybrid classrooms are ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.
The iCAST mini is able to deliver the video along with the audio to the above-mentioned platforms via the UVC interface with a USB type C cable. You don’t need to install drivers or perform any calibrations and extra device configuration. The iCAST mini allows you to stream footage from the classroom as well as the teaching materials to various locations so that students on the other end of the network will be able to learn in an engaging online classroom.
Graphical User Interface on Touch PanelAn intuitive graphical user interface on a 7-inch touch panel with an anti-fingerprint protection provides you with the best color screen view at any angles and operation experience.
Videos and PIP ModeSwitch rapidly between your presentation and the camera input or overlay a PIP window on the program video. You can also swap between the program out video and the PIP image, thereby enhancing the quality of your presentation.
Images for key icons for easier identificationUsing a real image as your key icon allows you to intuitively identify the camera view that is saved in the key. You can capture camera images and save them as thumbnail files which are in turn applied to icons of shortcut keys on the home screen.
You can use these images as the icons for all four camera presets so that by simply pressing these preset keys, you will be able to return the camera to the pre-saved position from the current view.
With these still images as the icons, you don’t have to recall what has been saved in the presets. By simply looking at these real images, you will be able to easily identify the saved PTZ settings.
Graphic icon for keys to simplify workflowSometimes there is only a slight difference between the images so, you can use the device’s built-in graphical icons for better identification. We’ve pre-saved hundreds of these icons on the device and compared to textual icons, they are more appropriate and intuitive.
Image Key + Graphic KeyOf course, these graphical icons can co-exist with the image icons. They not only simplify your workflow but also reduce the number of errors. They make your operation faster and easier each time.
PTZ Cameras with Auto TrackingDatavideo’s PTC-145/285 Smart PTZ cameras allow you to switch between full body, half body and close up shots. Once the smart tracking function takes over, the camera will be able to more precisely determine the appropriate shots for your video production job.
Using non PTZ camerasWhen using the iCAST mini with Datavideo’s BC-15P or other non PTZ cameras, you can hide the camera presets on the UI and simply display panels that allow you to switch between camera images and presentation contents which can be swapped with PIP images. In this way, the keys are enlarged to facilitate operations.
Pan, tilt and zoom the smart cameraA PID driven algorithm is able to adjust the pan, tilt and zoom tracks and speeds according to movements of the tracked object, thus mimicking smooth human operation of the lens and avoiding sudden acceleration or halt of the lens motion.
Camera ControlUsing an Ethernet cable, you will be able to control Datavideo’s PTC camera series via the RS-232/422 or DVIP interface, such as pan and tilt settings, image size, brightness, contrast, etc, making sure that the cameras always generate high quality images
Video Standard4K & HDVideo FormatInput3840x2160p: 30/29.97/25/24/23.981080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.981080i: 60/59.94/50, 720p: 60/59.94/50525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PALOutputHDMI3840x2160p: 30/29.97/251080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98UVC3840x2160p: 30/29.97/251080p60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25720p60/59.94/50Video Processing4K, 2K/30 4:4:4, 8bitVideo Input2 x HDMI 1.4Computer Graphic Interface2 via HDMIVideo Output1 x HDMI 1.41 x USB 3.0 Type C (UVC)Down-converted OutputYesAnalogue Audio Input2 x 3 Pin XLR / 1/4” (6.3mm) Combo SocketAnalogue Audio Output1 x Stereo RCA set (L/R)1 x Stereo headphoneDigital Embedded Audio SupportInput 2 channels, Output 2 channelsAudio Delay CalibrationUp to 170msA+V SwitchingYesPicture in Picture1Camera ControlDVIP/ RS-422/ RS-232Built-in Audio MixerYesFirmware UpdateUSBSpecial Features7” Touchscreen DisplayChassisUnibodyDimension (LxWxH)220 x 154 x 75mmWeight1.1 kgPowerDC 12V 18.7WOperating Temp. Range0~40 Degrees CWhat’s in the Box1 x iCast MINI product1 x AD Switch DC 12V with AC Cord