Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Live Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Live Production Switcher
Key Features
  • 8-Channel SDI/HDMI Switcher
  • NTSC/PAL, HD, Computer Signal Compatible
  • 10-Channel Digital Audio Mixer
  • Built-In Front Panel Controls
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Designed for broadcasters and A/V professionals, Blackmagic Design's ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Live Production Switcher is an 8-input live production switcher with integrated control panel. Four of each HDMI and SDI inputs are available on the rear of the chassis, with both sets of inputs supporting SD and HD resolution from both professional and consumer cameras. The relatively small chassis fits in a standard equipment rack, allowing it to be installed on a sliding rack shelf or packed into a "fly-away-kit" for use on location.
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Blackmagic Design ATEM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Transitions
  • 3Upstream Keyer
  • 4Downstream Keyers
  • 5Power Macros
  • 6Audio Mixer
  • 7Multiview
  • 8Media Players
  • 9Color Correction
  • 10Built-In LCD
  • 11Transition Slider

Designed for broadcasters and A/V professionals, Blackmagic Design's ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Live Production Switcher is an 8-input live production switcher with integrated control panel. Four of each HDMI and SDI inputs are available on the rear of the chassis, with both sets of inputs supporting SD and HD resolution from both professional and consumer cameras. The relatively small chassis fits in a standard equipment rack, allowing it to be installed on a sliding rack shelf or packed into a "fly-away-kit" for use on location.

The control surface is replete with control buttons, knobs, and a fader bar. All this enables selecting camera inputs and controlling transitions, keyers, settings, and the DVE. Inputs and outputs are located on the rear of the unit. PGM output is available via SDI while multiview can be sent via SDI or HDMI. An AUX output lets you send video to an external display, which is great for live events with a projection setup. Four of the SDI outputs have embedded talkback audio for studio setups.

Transitions

Available transitions include:
  • Cut: When you press the cut button, ATEM instantly changes from your current program source to the preview source. Cuts can be performed by directly selecting sources or by pressing the cut button to switch to the next source on the preview bus.
  • Mix: The mix, or dissolve transition, gradually transitions from one source to the next by creating a smooth blend. You can set custom timings to manually blend the transition.
  • Dip: Just like mix transitions, a dip transition is a gradual blend that includes either a solid color, graphic, or another clip between the two video sources. Dips to black or white between sources are the most popular, or you can use logos or sponsor graphics.
  • Wipe: ATEM Television Studio Pro HD has built-in wipe patterns. Choose from circles, diamonds, squares, and more. Shapes and patterns can be inverted, softened, or even have customized colored borders. You can even insert live video into the borders for further customization.
  • DVE: With the powerful built-in Digital Video Effects processor, or DVE, you can push, spin, squeeze, or swoosh your live video from one camera to the next with incredible built-in transitions. DVE transitions can be flip-flopped and reversed, giving you even more transition options. With 35 built-in preprogrammed moves, you can get started with advanced transitions. Graphic wipes can also be created by combining a DVE transition with a logo created in Photoshop.

Upstream Keyer

Layer live video over other video sources or graphics with the Upstream Keyer. You can use luma key, linear key, pattern key, or shoot against a green screen and use chroma key to instantly composite the video over virtual sets.
  • Luma key: Luma keys are sometimes known as "self" keys because the same video source is used for cutting the key and overlaying the video image. Luma keys work best with high-contrast images, like white elements on a black background, so you can use the contrast to cut the black background and replace it with live video or graphics.
  • Linear key: Get clean, high-quality results with linear keying by using two separate sources for the fill and the key to create one video image. The fill signal contains the video to be stacked over the background, while the key signal contains a grayscale mask to cut out, or mask, the area to be filled.
  • Chroma key: Used every day for TV weather forecasts, chroma keys are a powerful way of combining live images together in real time. The presenter typically stands in front of a green or blue background and the chroma keyer will remove only that color and combine it with another image, such as a video or graphic.
  • Pattern key: Combine live images with any of the 18 built-in wipe patterns to combine live images or graphics with geometric shapes. You get full control over softness, symmetry, size, and position to create unique picture-in-picture effects that can be transitioned to as easily as any live source.

 

Downstream Keyers

The ATEM Television Studio Pro HD includes two downstream keyers, so you can add high-quality graphics like logos, bugs, and titles from the built-in media players 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 output.

Power Macros

To automate complex sequences of precisely timed actions on your ATEM switcher, you can now create powerful shortcuts called macros. Record a sequence of transitions between video sources, including key effects, audio mixer adjustments, camera control settings, and more using the ATEM software or hardware control panel. Macros are saved as XML files that can be edited with a standard text editor, so you can combine them together to build sophisticated sequences that would be impossible to execute manually during a live production. That means you can create unique looks that can be recalled instantly, copied between switchers, and used repeatedly when you require them.

Audio Mixer

The built-in audio mixer lets you control camera and external audio with precision level and balance adjustments on all 10 available channels. You can enable or disable channels, or activate audio-follow-video (AFV) mode instantly. Adjust the mixer via the ATEM Control Software, or plug in an external Mackie standard USB fader panel.

Multiview

Multiview allows you to see your sources, graphics, preview, and program outputs on a single screen so you don't need separate monitors for your individual cameras. You get HDMI and SDI multiview outputs so you can connect professional broadcast SDI monitors, computer monitors, or even consumer HDTV sets.

Media Players

Eliminate external character generators by storing up to 20 broadcast quality RGBA graphic files in the media pool. 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 are supported.

Color Correction

The ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features a built-in CCU and DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector, which can be used to balance camera color and create unique looks. You can use the buttons on the hardware panel to make basic adjustments, or use the DaVinci Resolve primary interface on the software control panel.

Built-In LCD

The bright LCD screen built into the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD lets you monitor program and audio levels, as well as view menus for adjusting switcher settings. The spin knob control, menu and set buttons work together with the LCD to give you fast access to all switcher settings.

Transition Slider

A physical transition slider provides tactile control of a transition, for moments when a manual slider is preferable to a preprogramed transition.

Blackmagic Design ATEM Specs

I/O
Inputs4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, BNC
4 x HDMI Type A
2 x 3-pin XLR, analog audio
1 x BNC, reference
1 x 1/4" (front panel), microphone
Outputs4 x SDI BNC, talkback PGM
1 x BNC, program out
1 x BNC, AUX
1 x HDMI Type A, multiview
Other1 x D-Sub 9, RS-422
1 x RJ45, Ethernet
1 x USB 2.0 Type-B
1 X IEC C13, power
1 X 4-pin XLR, power
Standards
Format Support1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 59.94/50
720p: 59.94/50
NTSC/525i: 4:3/16:9
PAL/625i: 4:3/16:9

HDMI Resolutions for Computers
1080p: 59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 59.94/50
720 x 480i: 59.94 Hz
720 x 576: 50 Hz
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M
Video Sampling4:2:2, 10-bit
Color Precision4:2:2, 10-bit
Color Space4:2:2 YUV
Color Space ConversionHardware-based real time
Processing Delay6 lines
General
Audio Mixer10-input x 2-channel mixer
KeyersUpstream: 1
Downstream: 2
Chroma: 1
Linear/Luma: 3
Transition (Stinger/DVE): 1
LayersUp to 5
GeneratorsPattern: 2
Color: 2
DVEBorder and Drop Shadow: 1
InterfaceRequires monitor resolution of 1366 x 768 or greater
Number of Windows10
Routable Windows8 x Routable
2 x Fixed, for program and preview
TallyRed for program, green for preview
Tally output supported via Ethernet connection to separately available GPI and Tally Interface products
Operating System SupportApple macOS 10.10, 10.11, or newer
Windows 8.1 or 10
Power Supply110-240 VAC (internal)
Power Draw40 W
EnvironmentalOperating: 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions16.65 x 11.89" / 42.29 x 30.20 cm
Weight9.3 lb / 4.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.5 x 15.3 x 9.9"
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