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Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K Switcher

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K Switcher

The Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K Live Switcher is 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.

The switcher features a reference video input for synchronizing the switcher to other equipment using Tri-level or Blackburst Sync. Each input also features its own frame synchronizer, which allows you to use cameras that do not feature Genlock as well as input video from computer sources. The switcher can handle inputs from all inputs at the same time.

The switcher provides six video outputs that are always active. Featuring one SDI and one HDMI Program output , both of which deliver SD/HD/Ultra HD, with one Aux SD/HD/Ultra HD Output that can deliver a clean Program feed without any downstream effects, as primary outputs. The switcher also features an HD only Program output signal for monitoring on an SDI-equipped HD monitor. Multiview monitoring is also HD only over dedicated SDI or HDMI output, and Multiview allows you to view the Program, Preview, six active inputs and two graphic channels (media players) on one screen at the same time. The switcher features a built-in compliment of one Upstream and two Downstream keyers for real time effects and composites in Ultra HD, with 10-bit processing. The two downstream keyers allow you to use two graphics/logos/titles/lower thirds from up to twenty stored graphics in a wide variety of formats.

A built-in two channel audio mixer handles the embedded HDMI and SDI audio from the six active video inputs as well as audio from the balanced and unbalanced analog audio inputs to provide you flexibility and creative audio options. Audio output is embedded in the SDI and HDMI stream, as well as available via balanced audio outputs. Either a Mac or PC running the included ATEM Software controls the switcher's operation and settings. For those who like the feel of a physical control panel, available ATEM Broadcast Panels, connected via the Ethernet port, also control all the features of the switcher. Illuminated front panel buttons allow you to locally select the Aux output, while a two inch LCD screen built into the front of the unit allows you to see the Aux output for instant confirmation of the correct output.


The ATEM Production Studio Live 4K Switcher supports 4K Ultra HD video (3840 x 2160), which is four times the resolution of Full HD. It has eight video inputs, all of which can be active simultaneously.

The switcher features four single link 6G-SDI and four HDMI 4K inputs, which allows you to connect SD/HD/Ultra HD and computer-based signal to the switcher. Although the switcher takes reference video in for sync timing so that it can interface with other post production equipment, each input has its own Frame synchronizer, which enables you to use cameras that do not have genlock capability or for input of computer sources such as Keynote or PowerPoint Presentations

The capture video format is set by the user, and must be the same across each input, as the switcher cannot scale different input formats to match the project format.


The switcher includes a built-in audio mixer that allows you to adjust the audio embedded in the SDI and HDMI signals. With 10 inputs available the 2 channel mixer can also adjust levels of both the balanced and unbalanced analog inputs.

6 Video Outputs

The switcher features 3 program outputs for the final video, delivering SD/HD/Ultra HD via both a 6G-SDI port and HDMI 4K connector. The third program output is an HD-SDI only port (Ultra HD is automatically down-converted).

Two Multi-view outputs allow you to see Program, Preview, the 6 live inputs and the two graphic channels on one screen at the same time. There is 1 SDI and 1 HDMI connector which feeds the Multi-view output to HD monitors.

The switcher features an SDI Aux output that is capable of delivering the Program out feed with or without the downstream keyer effects in SD, HD and Ultra HD. Control of the Aux output is by front mounted panel buttons, and built-in 2-inch LCD screen for immediate confirmation of the Aux output.

Multi View Monitoring

Multi view allows you to view the program, preview, 6 live inputs and 2 media players side by side. You can also add custom labels that make it easy to identify each input.


The switcher features an upstream keyer that includes independent chroma, pattern, shaped and luma keying all at Ultra HD resolution with 10-bit processing. Two downstream keyers allow you to add graphics, lower thirds, titles and logos for a polished live production.

Control Interface

The ATEM 4K switcher uses an Ethernet connection to interface with control surfaces such as the optional ATEM 1 M/E and 2 M/E Broadcast Panels.

You can also control the switcher by using the included ATEM Software Control software from a Mac or Windows computer over Ethernet. You can control all production settings of the switcher as well as directly import graphics from your computer into the switcher's media pool.

You set the format for each project you are working on, from SD to HD to Ultra HD, selecting resolution and frame rate. This is accomplished by using either the included software for Mac/PC, or via the ATEM 1 M/E or ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.

Using the Ethernet port on the switcher allows you to connect control surfaces directly to the switcher or you can control the switcher across a network.

The Switcher features a mini USB port that is used for software updates and to set the switcher's Chassis IP address, which can only be done by using a computer running the ATEM Switcher Utility connected to the switcher's USB port.

Rack Mount

The switcher is a single RU in height and has built-in rack mount ears, for mounting in a production road case or in a post production facility.


  • Supports NTSC/PAL/HD/UltraHD 4K @ 10-bit
  • Supports 4K Resolution Over SDI or HDMI
  • 4 x 6G-SDI & 4 x HDMI Inputs (4k/HD/SD)
  • Tri-Sync/Blackburst Ref. Sync Input
  • 8 x Built-in Frame Synchronizers
  • Multiview Monitoring in HD
  • Program Outputs in SD/HD/4K HD
  • 1 x Upstream & 2 x Downstream Keyers
  • Audio: 10 x Input, 2 Channel Mixer
  • Hardware or Software Mac/PC Control
Ultra HD Support:
  • SDI
  • 3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • HDMI: Computer Input Resolutions
  • 3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97Hz
  • HD Format Support:
  • SDI
  • 720p 50/59.941080i 59.94
  • 1080i 50/59.94
  • 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
  • HDMI: Computer Input Resolutions
  • 1280 x 720 50/59.94Hz
  • 1920 x 1080 50/
  • 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 480 59.94 Hz
  • 720 x 576 50Hz
  • SDI Compliance:
    SMPTE 259M, 292M
    Video Inputs:
    4 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable) | 4 x HDMI 4K(10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
    Audio Input:
  • Digital
  • 8 x Embedded audio via SDI or HDMI
  • 1 x AES/EBU
  • Analog
  • 2 x XLR
  • 2 x RCA
  • Sync Input:
    1 x SDI: Tri-Sync or Blackburst
    Frame Synchronizer :
    8 x Internal frame synchronizers (all inputs)
    Program Output:
  • 1 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
  • 1 x HDMI 4K (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
  • 1 x SDI (HD-SDI only)
  • Auxiliary Output:
    1 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
    Multi View Output:
    1 x SDI (HD-SDI) | 1 x HDMI (HD)
    Preview (PVW) Output:
    Quantity of Multi-Views:
    SDI Audio Output:
    2 Channels embedded into SDI output
    Analog Audio Output:
    2 x XLR
    Connectivity Ethernet:
    1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT input. Allows direct connection between | control panel and chassis, or via network
    Serial Communication:
    Tally Output:
  • Added via Ethernet connection
  • Note: GPI and Tally Interface product are optional and are not included
  • Connectivity 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:
    1 line
    Video Sampling:
    Color Space:
    REC 601 | REC 709
    Color Precision:
    Built-in Media Players
    Built-in Media Players Quantity:
    Built-in Media Players Channels:
    2 x Fill and key total (1 per Media Player)
    Still Image Capacity:
    Image Format:
    Multi-View Monitoring
    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
  • Multi-View Monitoring Tally:
  • Red for program and green for preview indication
  • Note: requires optional Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally interface product
  • Window Source Labels:
    Front Panel Controls
    Front Panel Controls Buttons:
    Illuminated button control Aux output settings
    LCD Display:
    1 x 2" LCD display of Aux output
    Control Panel
    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
  • Control Panel Hardware:
  • ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel
  • ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel
  • Note: hardware panels are optional not included
  • Extras
    Extras Keyers:
  • 1 x Upstream
  • 2 x Downstream
  • 3 x Linear/Luma
  • 1 x Chroma
  • Extras Generators:
    2 x Pattern | 2 x Color
    Input Voltage:
  • 110/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Note: IEC power cord required, not included
  • Power Consumption:
    Redundant Power:
    General Temperature:
  • Operating Temperature
  • 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Storage Temperature
  • -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
  • Relative Humidity:
    Up to 95%
    General Dimensions (HxWxD):
    1.7 x 19.0 x 5.0" (44 x 482 x 127mm) | 1RU-sized unit with built-in rack mount ears
    General Weight:
    3.75 lb
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K Live Switcher
  • Software SD Card
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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