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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!
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!
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®.
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!
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. The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K models also include animated stingers and DVE transitions!
Digital Video Effects
Position, resize, rotate and scale in real time!
The advanced ATEM 2 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!
Add multi box compositions quickly and easily with ATEM SuperSource! Available on the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, you get a completely separate 5 layer switcher with the power of 4 picture in picture DVEs and 4 keyers that you can assign to any ATEM video input! Imagine using SuperSource for multi camera interviews or picture in picture production while leaving all your M/Es, keyers and DVE completely free for other tasks. SuperSource compositions can also be quickly saved and recalled in an instant!
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 Production Studio 4K supports 20 Ultra HD RGBA still frame graphics, while the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K models support 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.
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 2 M/E Production Studio 4K models include 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 color 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!
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!
- Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
- CD-ROM with ATEM Software Control Panel
|Ultra HD Support||3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97|
|HD Format Support||720p 50/59.94
|SD Format Support||NTSC: 525/29.97 - 4:3/16:9
PAL: 625/25 - 4:3/16:9
|HDMI Input Resolution Supported||Input resolutions for computer:
720 x 480i 59.94 Hz
720 x 576i 50 Hz
1280 x 720 50/59.94 Hz
1920 x 1080 50/59.94 Hz
3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97 Hz
Note: Also supported are: 24, 30, and 60 Hz inputs when switcher is in 23.98, 29.97, and 59.94 Hz formats respectively.
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 259M, 292M|
|Video Inputs||20 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
1 x HDMI Type A (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
2 Channel embedded audio for SDI and HDMI inputs
20 x Embedded audio via SDI or HDMI
2 x XLR
2 x RCA
Extra Audio Inputs
1 x XLR Timecode
1 x XLR Talkback
|Audio Output||SDI Audio Output
2 Channels embedded into SDI outputs
2 x XLR Program
2 x XLR Montior
Extra Audio Outputs
1 x XLR Timecode
1 x XLR Talkback
|Sync Input||1 x SDI, Tri-Sync or Blackburst|
|Frame Synchronizer||20 x Internal frame synchronizers (all inputs)|
|Program Output||3 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
1 x HDMI Type A (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
1 x SDI (Ultra HD to HD downcoverted output)
|Preview Output||1 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)|
|Auxiliary Output||6 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)|
|Multi View Output||2 x SDI
2 x HDMI
|Multi View Output||1 x SDI
1 x HDMI
|Ethernet||1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT input. Allows direct connection between control panel and chassis, or via network|
|Tally Output||Added via Ethernet connection to Blackmagic Designed GPI and Tally Interface product (sold separately)|
|GPI||Added via Ethernet connection
Note: GPI and Tally Interface product are optional and are not included
|USB Interface||1x USB 2.0 port|
|Color Space Conversion||Hardware based, real time|
|Processing Delay||<2 lines|
|Color Space||REC 601
|Audio Mixer||22 input mixer (2 channels per input)
Level and Peak metering
Master gain control
Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring
|Built-in Media Players|
|Channels||2 x per Media Player (fill and key)|
|Still Image Capacity||32 with fill and key|
2 with fill and key
Maximum Clip Length
Ultra HD: 180 frames
1080p/i: 720 frames
720p: 1600 frames
NTSC/PAL: 3600 frames
|Image File Formats||Still
PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG, and TIFF
WAV, MP3, AIFF
|Display||Minimum monitor resolution: 1366 x 768|
|Number of Windows||2 Multi-view display with 10 x windows for:
16 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||42 LED buttons for Aux switching|
|LCD Display||LCD display of Aux output|
|Compatibility||ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel (preferred)
ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel
|Software Compatibility||ATEM Software Control Panel
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8 32/64-bit
Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis
|Keyers||4 x Upstream
2 x Downstream
7 x Linear/Luma
1 x Stinger
4 x Chroma
1 x DVE, with 3D borders and drop shadows
|Generators||7 x Pattern
2 x Color
|Power Supply||2 x built-in power supply
110/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Note: IEC power cord required, not included
|Power Consumption||150 W|
|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|
|Rack Size||2 RU|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||19.00 x 3.54 x 9.25" (48.26 x 8.99 x 23.46 cm)|
|Weight||9.0 lb (4.1 kg)|
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