Product Highlights
  • SD/HD/UHD/4K Supported Formats
  • 11x with 10x Active Video Inputs
  • 2x XLR & 2x RCA Audio Inputs
  • 10x Video Outputs
  • 2x XLR Program Audio Outputs
  • 3x Aux Bus Output
  • 1 x 10 Views Multi-viewer
  • 7x Patterns, 4x Up Stream Keyers, 2x Down Stream Keys, 4x Chroma Keyer & 7x Linear/Luma Keyers
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Overview

Create stunning multi camera live production with the world’s most advanced production switchers! ATEM switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can form exciting live production with a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and slide shows or animation from computers. You get powerful features such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view and more! The more advanced models include features such as up to 20 SDI inputs, SuperSource multi-layer engine, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, larger media pool with full motion clips and up to an incredible 6 auxiliary outputs!

Advanced Live Production

Creative features with advanced technology
Take your live production beyond broadcast quality! ATEM Production Studio 4K has all the features you need for the most innovative live concerts, sporting events, theater productions, conferences and more! When you're doing live events with super large high resolution screens, then simply switch your ATEM Production Studio 4K to Ultra HD for incredible quality. Many live events now use massive high resolution LED screens and projectors and now you can drive those screens in full resolution!

Innovative Design

Elegant machined metal design in a super compact size!
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers feature an elegant machined aluminum front panel with dedicated buttons to let you switch auxiliary outputs. You can use the built in video screen to monitor auxiliary outputs or as technical monitoring to help during set up! You get the highest quality video and audio connections that switch virtually all SD, 720p HD, 1080i HD, 1080p HD and Ultra HD formats, plus built in multi voltage power supplies so you can take your switcher anywhere in the world!

Highest Quality Connections

Connect to SDI and HDMI equipment in SD, HD and Ultra HD!

Inputs
ATEM Production Studio includes advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K inputs that are SD, HD or Ultra HD switchable so you can connect to virtually anything! Every input supports embedded audio mixing and features a frame resynchronizer so you can use sources without genlock such as consumer HDMI cameras or even computers for live PowerPoint™ presentations! You also get 2 balanced XLR audio inputs for connecting professional mixers and a HiFi audio input for consumer equipment like an iPod®.

Outputs
Get all the outputs you need to record your video master and to broadcast your program to the audience at the event! ATEM includes program and down converted program outputs plus auxiliary outputs allowing clean feeds, perfect for connecting to giant outdoor LED screens, projectors, disk recorders, monitors and broadcast decks! The multi view outputs are 1080i HD so you can use any TV or monitor. You also get a balanced XLR output of your audio mix, which is also embedded into all video outputs.

Multi View Monitoring

Use a single screen for all your monitoring!
ATEM's built in multi view lets you monitor the switcher’s video inputs on a single SDI monitor or regular HDMI TV! Multi view outputs in regular 1080i HD, so even if your broadcast is in SD or Ultra HD you can still use a standard TV for monitoring! You can customize the multi view layout and also add custom labels. Multi view makes it easy to watch your program, preview, and live sources all simultaneously on a single monitor and you can even choose from 4 different screen layouts!

Creative Transitions

Get dozens of exciting effects and transitions!
ATEM includes a huge range of real time high quality transitions that are available in all SD, HD or Ultra HD resolutions! Use mixes, dips, wipes and more for amazing broadcast quality live switching! Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and other attributes. Create a customized ‘on air’ looks using the large choice of wipe patterns.

Digital Video Effects

Position, resize, rotate and scale in real time!
The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model includes a powerful digital video effects processor. Use this amazing high quality DVE to position, resize, rotate and scale live video all in real time. Create professional picture-in-picture effects with customizable 3D borders, shadows and lighting. Add dynamic DVE transitions to your production with squeeze, push, swoosh and spin effects that displace your live video revealing the next source. You can even use the DVE for graphic wipe transitions!

Dual Media Players

Large graphics memory!
ATEM production switchers include media pool memory that lets you download still frames and graphics for keying using the two built in media players. All popular image formats are supported, or you can direct download from Adobe Photoshop with the included plug-in. The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model supports 32 Ultra HD RGBA still frame graphics and 180 frames of real time Ultra HD video or 720 frames of real time 1080 HD video.

Powerful Keyers

Exciting multi layer effects!
ATEM includes amazing quality keying! Get powerful upstream keyers with luminance, linear, pattern and chroma keying that can handle everything from green screen shots to graphics and multi layer special effects. You also get 2 independent downstream keyers for logos, titles and other ‘on air’ graphics. The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model includes 4 upstream keyers for a massive 6 total independent keyers, allowing you to build exciting effects of up to 8 real time layers.

Amazing Ultra HD

Massive 3840 x 2160 video resolution!
The ATEM Production Studio 4K is the world’s first Ultra HD live production switcher! Ultra HD operates at 4 times the resolution of 1080 HD video with a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size! The entire switcher can be set to Ultra HD and all media players, downstream keyers, upstream keyers, transitions, DVE and colour generators operate in native Ultra HD. Even if you’re working in SD or HD now, your ATEM Production Studio 4K switcher is always ready for Ultra HD whenever you need it!

Advanced 6G-SDI

Take advantage of super fast 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K technology with video connections that effortlessly handle Ultra HD using a single cable! 6G-SDI connections are multi rate, and switch between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s data rates for compatibility with SD, HD or Ultra HD equipment all on a single BNC connection. That means you can connect to virtually any SDI and HDMI cameras, routers, decks, monitors and more! 6G-SDI gives you a future proof design.

Professional Audio Mixer

Live mix multi channel audio from your cameras in real time!
All ATEM switchers feature a powerful built in multi channel audio mixer! You can mix your camera audio and other video sources from both HDMI and SDI inputs, as well as external audio from the analog XLR and HiFi audio inputs. You can use the ATEM audio mixer for direct input mixing or use audio follow video mixing where the audio automatically crossfades when switching from one input to another. The analog audio inputs are great for microphones, audio mixers, music players and more!

Independent Aux Output

Feed big screens on stage!
ATEM switchers have independent auxiliary outputs that are perfect for feeding big video screens on stage or can also be used to send "clean feeds" without on air graphics to recorders for program mastering. The front panel buttons and screen make it easy to select sources such that you want to send to the aux output. Auxiliary outputs can be selected to any video input, media players, the preview bus, test signals and more! Aux outputs are fantastic for tech monitoring with SmartScope Duo 4K.

Software Control Panel

Switcher control on Mac or PC!
Included free with every ATEM Production Studio 4K Switcher is the beautifully designed ATEM software control panel for both Mac and Windows. With a full visual switcher control panel and parameter palettes for quick switcher adjustments, you can load graphics into the media pool, adjust the audio mixer, control and balance cameras, update switcher settings and more! For the ultimate in portability you can use the ATEM software on a laptop, so you can work easily in small spaces with full control of all the switcher’s features!

Reviews

Product Specifications

Standards
Ultra HD Support SDI
3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/2529.97/30

HDMI: Computer Input Resolutions
3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97 Hz
HD Format Support SDI
720p 50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94

HDMI: Computer Input Resolutions
1280 x 720 50/59.94 Hz
1920 x 1080 50/59.94 Hz
SD Format Support SDI
NTSC: 525/29.97 - 4:3/16:9
PAL: 625/25 - 4:3/16:9

HDMI: Computer Input Resolutions
720 x 480i 59.94 Hz
720 x 576i 50Hz
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, 292M
Connectivity
Video Inputs 10 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
1 x HDMI 4K(10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
2 Channel embedded audio
Audio Input Digital
20 x Embedded audio via SDI or HDMI

Analog
2 x XLR
2 x RCA
Sync Input 1 x SDI: Tri-Sync or Blackburst
Frame Synchronizer 10 x Internal frame synchronizers (all inputs)
Program Output 2 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable)
1 x HDMI Type A (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable)
1 x SDI (Ultra HD 4K to HD only)
Auxiliary Output 3 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable)
Multi View Output 1 x SDI (HD-SDI)
1 x HDMI (HD)
Preview (PVW) Output 1 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable)
Multi View Output 1 x SDI
1 x HDMI
SDI Audio Output 2 Channels embedded into SDI output
Analog Audio Output 2 x XLR
Ethernet 1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT input. Allows direct connection between control panel and chassis, or via network
Serial Communication RS-422
Tally Output Added via Ethernet connection

Note: GPI and Tally Interface product are optional and are not included
GPI Added via Ethernet connection

Note: GPI and Tally Interface product are optional and are not included
Software Update Using USB connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility
Configuration Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address, which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis
Processing
Color Space Conversion Hardware based, real time
Processing Delay <2 lines
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Space REC 601
REC 709
REC 2020
Color Precision 10-bit
Built-in Media Players
Quantity 2
Channels 2 x per Media Player (fill and key)
Still Image Capacity 32 with fill and key
Clip Capacity Quantity
2 with fill and key

Maximum Clip Length
Ultra HD 4K: 180 frames
1080: 720 frames
720p: 1600 frames
NTSC/PAL: 3600 frames
Image File Formats Still
PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG, and TIFF

Video
TGA sequence

Audio
WAV, MP3, AIFF
Multi-View Monitoring
Display Minimum monitor resolution: 1366 x 768
Number of Windows 1 Multi-view display with 10 x windows for:
Preview
Program
8 x assignable displays
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication

Note: requires optional Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally interface product
Window Source Labels Yes
Front Panel Controls
Buttons Illuminated button control Aux output settings
LCD Display 1 x 2" LCD display of Aux output
Control Panel
Software ATEM Software Control Panel for both Mac and PC

Mac
OS x 10.7 Lion or later
OS x 10.8 Mountain Lion or later

Windows
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8 32/64-bit

Note: software included with purchase of ATEM Production Studio 4K
Hardware ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel

Note: hardware panels are optional not included
Extras
Keyers 4 x Upstream
2 x Downstream
7 x Linear/Luma
4 x Chroma
1 x Stinger
1 x DVE
Generators 7 x Pattern
2 x Color
Power
Input Voltage 110/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Note: IEC power cord required, not included
Power Consumption 100W
Redundant Power No
General
Temperature Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.7 x 19.0 x 9.25" (43.2 x 482.6 x 235 mm)

1RU-sized unit with built-in rack mount ears
Weight 5.73 lb (2.6 kg)

 

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