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Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Switcher

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Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Switcher
Key Features
  • 4-Channel Live Stream 3G-SDI Switcher
  • Input/Output up to 1080p60 10-Bit 4:2:2
  • 2-Channel Digital Audio Mixer
  • 2 x 3G-SDI Output, Ethernet ATEM Control
Designed for multi-camera live streaming to the internet or broadcast applications, the compact ATEM SDI from Blackmagic Design provides gaming consoles, corporate computer streams, or HD cameras a four-input, live-production switcher with an integrated control panel. The four SDI inputs are available on the rear of the chassis and they input up to 1080p60 video. Two 3G-SDI outputs are useful for a projector or external monitor, a USB-C output for streaming up to 1080p60 video to a computer, and an RJ45, 10/100 Ethernet port for system management, remote control, and upgrades.
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Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5Transitions
  • 6Upstream Keyer
  • 7Downstream Keyers
  • 8Audio Mixer
  • 9Media Player
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By B&H Photo's
Designed for multi-camera live streaming to the internet or broadcast applications, the compact ATEM SDI from Blackmagic Design provides gaming consoles, corporate computer streams, or HD cameras a four-input, live-production switcher with an integrated control panel. The four SDI inputs are available on the rear of the chassis and they input up to 1080p60 video. Two 3G-SDI outputs are useful for a projector or external monitor, a USB-C output for streaming up to 1080p60 video to a computer, and an RJ45, 10/100 Ethernet port for system management, remote control, and upgrades.
The control surface features easy-to-view, backlit control buttons to enable selecting camera inputs, controlling transitions, keyers, settings, and the DVE. The ATEM Mini features upstream and downstream keyers, an advanced chroma keyer, two linear/luma keyers, a DVE transition keyer, a pattern generator, and two color generators. There is also media player support for fill and key images, which supports up to 20 stills in PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, and TIFF formats. The SDI output supports a minimum of 1366 x 768 resolution for monitoring your stream. It also supports the ATEM Software Control Panel via Ethernet for control and configuration.
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.
  • Mix: the mix, or dissolve, 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: built-in wipe patterns include circles, diamonds, squares, and more. Shapes and patterns can be inverted or softened, and can even have customized colored borders.
  • 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.
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 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 gray scale 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 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 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 SDI switcher includes one downstream keyer, so you can add high-quality graphics like logos, bugs, and titles from the built-in media player over the live stream program output. Downstream keyers are the last layers of keying, so they overlay all video switched to the main program output.
Audio Mixer
The built-in audio mixer lets you control both camera and external audio with precision level and balance adjustments on all six available audio inputs and two channels. The mixer features selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video per channel, plus it has separate gain control per channel, level and peak metering, and new Fairlight audio enhancements such as compressor, gate, limiter, six bands of parametric EQ, and master gain control.
Media Player
Eliminate external character generators by storing up to 20 broadcast-quality RGBA graphic files in the media pool. The one media player appears 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.

Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Specs

Available M/E Layers
5 M/E
Effect Types
DVE, Transition, Chroma Key
Generators
1x Pattern
2x Color
Audio Mixing
2-Channel Mixing
Processing
Switching Type
IR Remote, Pushbutton, Software
Input
Number of Video Input Sources
4
Video Inputs
4x BNC (3G-SDI)
Input Video Format
SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i at 56/59.94/60 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
Audio Inputs
2x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Female
Input Audio Format
Analog
Embedded Audio Input
SDI: 2-Channel (per Input)
Output
Video Output Channels
3
Video Outputs
2x BNC (3G-SDI) (Program)
Output Video Format
SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
USB-C (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
Embedded Audio Output
SDI
Multiview Output
No
Connectivity
Other I/O
1x RJ45 Control Input/Output
HDCP Support
No
Hardware
OS Compatibility
macOS 11
macOS 12 or Later
Windows 10
Windows 11
Processor
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Wi-Fi
No
Bluetooth
No
Power I/O
1x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Power Consumption
Device: 18 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
37 to 72°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90% ()
General
Dimensions
9.35 x 4.67 x 1.38" / 23.75 x 11.86 x 3.51 cm
Weight
23.9 oz / 678 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.23 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.2 x 7.9 x 2.6"

Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Reviews

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Can I adjust the PIP size and placement at will ...

Can I adjust the PIP size and placement at will or just specific sizes and locations?
Asked by: CELSO
With the software control you can set any size and position for the DVE. Using macros you can set up many configurations.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2023-05-08

Does this have camera control for URSA ...

Does this have camera control for URSA Broadcaster?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, the Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Switcher will allow you to control the Black Magic URSA Broadcast. Please note for control you would need to use two (2) SDI ports on the Atem Mini SDI, and be running the Atem Desktop software on a connected computer.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-04-18

Can you crop PiP? Like to size properly around a ...

Can you crop PiP? Like to size properly around a scoreboard.
Asked by: Gregory
Yes the DVE has crop or mask settings all around.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2023-06-02

Will the output on this be similar to the ...

Will the output on this be similar to the standard ATEM Mini, or have the ability like the Mini Pro to show all 4 video inputs on the output?
Asked by: Keith
No, The Atem Mini does not offer Multiview output. However, The Atem Mini Pro can output a Multiview via the HDMI output. It would look like this image. https://bit.ly/3vomNeh Atem Mini Pro BH #BLSWATEMMP
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-07-28

This has 2 SDI outputs. Can one be set in ...

This has 2 SDI outputs. Can one be set in software to be preview and the other to program since there is no multiview on the base model?
Asked by: Eric
The Blackmagic ATEM SDI Switcher has the ability to set one output to Program and the other to preview.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2022-10-20

Does this item ship with a Resolve key?

Does this item ship with a Resolve key?
Asked by: Andy
The Black Magic Atem Mini SDI does not ship with a DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation code. However, You have access to the FREE version which would work perfectly for HD content.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-09-23
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