Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K Switcher
The Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K Switcheris a live event multi camera production switcher with 8 individual Ultra HD inputs built into a 1RU chassis. Supporting NTSC/PAL/HD and Ultra HD video formats via Four Single Link 6G-SDI and Four 4K HDMI inputs, the switcher connects to a wide range of cameras and sources, delivering a single program stream in SD, HD, or Ultra HD video. All this is done live and in real time with no rendering required.
Raise the production standard of any live event with the amazing built in features of ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers! You get upstream luma, linear, pattern and chroma keying for special effects, as well as downstream keying for logos and lower thirds.
You also get 2 built in media players with media storage in the switcher for professional broadcast graphics! The ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K model also includes a world class DVE for picture in picture effects and exciting stinger transitions.
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers have an amazing choice of transitions including Cut, Mix, Dip and Wipe patterns. The advanced 1 M/E model also gives you key frame based DVE moves, flying graphics and animated stingers! Every transition
is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and more. With so many creative options you can always find the perfect 'on air' style, so there's no limit to the combination of exciting effects you can create!
All ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers include powerful upstream keying for amazing broadcast effects! Layer live video, titles, graphics and animation over live video or graphic backgrounds with incredible quality using chroma, luma, linear and pattern keying. You get 4 built in upstream keyers and a DVE in the ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K so you can create mind blowing broadcast multi layer effects for your production.
All ATEM switchers feature two downstream keyers so you can insert high quality graphics like logos, bugs and titles over the live 'on air' program output. Downstream keyers are the last layers of keying so they overlay all video switched to the main program. You can also easily bypass the downstream keyers by using the clean feed aux outputs. This means you can record the clean feed as your master and use the downstream keyers for overlays that you only want on air.
Perfect for live breaking news production, the DVE lets you create live crosses from the studio to the excitement on location. Create picture in picture effects with both the studio host and location reporter combined as one video output. The high quality DVE gives you control of size, position, rotation and features 3D borders, drop shadows and lighting! You can save customized DVE positions and automatically trigger the picture to animate full screen or zoom as the live interview concludes.
ATEM's built in audio mixer is incredibly powerful and easy to use! Open the audio mixer control tab on your Mac or PC and you get complete multi track mixing control with level meters! You can direct camera and external audio with precision level and balance adjustments, enable and disable channels or activate audio follow video mode instantly. You can also connect to Mackie™ standard USB audio mixer panels, giving you hardware feedback and feel of flying faders and meter displays.
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers let you connect loads of sources and monitor them all at the same time using the built in multi view. Multi view makes it easy to see your cameras, graphics, preview and program outputs on single screen. That means you don't need lots of monitors to see all your individual cameras! You get HDMI and SDI multi view outputs so you can connect to professional broadcast SDI monitors or even low cost big screen televisions using the HDMI multi view output!
Multiple Television Standards
ATEM gives you the flexibility to work in different standards at any time! Most live production is currently being produced in HD, now you can work in SD or in the new Ultra HD standard whenever you need. ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers are designed to operate in virtually any SD, HD and Ultra HD television format, so you can operate in the SD or HD television format you need today, and then instantly switch over to Ultra HD in the future! That’s a true future proof design!
Internal Media Players
You can store broadcast quality RGBA graphics in the media pool ready for instant playback via the ATEM media players. The two media players appear as input sources to your switcher. You can transition to graphics as full frame video or feed them to the keyers for overlaying video. Popular image formats such as PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF. The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model features a larger media pool with live clip storage plus 32 still graphic support.
With the included Adobe Photoshop plug-in, you can create graphics live and then instantly download them into the ATEM media pool. Most graphic designers know and use Adobe Photoshop™ every day and now you can use their creative skills on your live production! Designers can create professional broadcast graphics such as logos, lower thirds, scorecards and other real time graphics that can be downloaded directly to the media pool. Now you can instantly change live graphics in seconds!
Total Video Input
Total Video Output
SDI Video Input
4 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
HDMI Video Input
4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
Analog Audio Output
2 x XLR
SDI Audio Output
2 Ch embedded into SDI output.
2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
Tri-Sync or Blackburst
Internal Frame Synchronizers
8. All inputs.
SDI Program Output
1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
HDMI Program Output
1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
Down Converted SDI Program Output
1 x 10-bit HD (Ultra HD 4K to HD)
SDI Aux. Output
Quantity of Multi Views
Outputs per Multi View
1 x HD-SDI and 1 x HDMI
Control Panel Connection
Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
SD Format Support
625/25 PAL 4:3 and 16:9, 525/29.97 NTSC 4:3 and 16:9
HD Format Support
720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94.
Ultra HD 4K
3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97.
SMPTE 259M, 292M.
REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers
720 x 480i 59.97Hz, 720 x 576i 50Hz, 1280 x 720 59.94Hz, 1280 x 720 50Hz and 1920 x 1080 59.94Hz, 1920 x 1080 50Hz, 3840 x 2160 23.98Hz, 3840 x 2160 24Hz, 3840 x 2160 25Hz, 3840 x 2160 29.97Hz.
Hardware based real time.
10 input x 2 channel mixer. Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video. Level and Peak metering. Master gain control. Analog outputs may be used for separate monitoring.
4K to HD Down Conversion
Yes, program x 1
Control Panel Included
ATEM Software Control Panel included free.
Added via Ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)
Using USB connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.
Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
Total Number of Layers
Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Fill and key for each Media Player.
Media Pool Still Image Capacity
20 with fill and key.
Media Pool Still Image Format
PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
Number of Windows
1 x 10
Red for program and green for preview indication.
Windows Source Labels
Control Panel Compatibility
Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.
110-240 V AC
0-40 degrees celsius
-20 - 60 degrees celsius
Up to 95%
ATEM Production Studio 4K
12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Warranty details can be found in the ATEM Switchers Operation Manual in the support page at www.blackmagicdesign.com