Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD
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ATEM Television Studios are the first live production switchers designed for both broadcasters and AV professionals. There are 2 powerful HD models with 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs and a new Ultra HD model with 8 12G-SDI inputs. Packed with high end broadcast features, ATEM Television Studio models feature re-sync on all inputs so you always get clean switching whether you’re using professional or consumer cameras. Plus, you get multiview output so you can see all of your sources, preview and program on a single screen, aux out, built in talkback, 2 still stores, an audio mixer, camera control unit and more! ATEM Television Studio Pro models have the same features plus an integrated professional broadcast hardware control panel and additional CCU controls. Both models are perfect for live production, episodic television, web shows, AV or even live coverage of video gaming competitions! Simply plug in your cameras, game consoles or computers and start switching live!
Extremely Portable Design
The world’s smallest all in one broadcast switchers!
The ATEM Television Studio HD model is the true professional switcher that’s packed into an incredibly tiny rack size, making it compact and portable enough to use anywhere! The all in one design includes a built in AC power supply, full front panel controls with input source buttons for switching, a built in LCD screen, spin knob and more. It’s small enough to use on the desktop, or it can be mounted in equipment racks using the optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf. That means it fits alongside other Blackmagic Design products such as Teranex Mini converters, HyperDeck Studio Mini recorders, Blackmagic MultiView 4 or Blackmagic Web Presenter, all in a single rack unit.
Front Panel Control
Operate all switcher features directly from the front panel
The front panel controls on ATEM Television Studio HD feature 8 large illuminated buttons for switching, along with audio controls, buttons for the down stream keyer, fade to black, media players, and cut-bus style or automatic switching with transitions. That means you can create a program right from the front panel! It also makes ATEM Television Studio HD perfect for things such as professional AV installations where all you need is to simply switch between sources. The built in LCD screen lets you adjust all switcher features via menus, plus it can be used for video and audio monitoring, aux control and to display the audio channel you’re adjusting.
Software Control Panel
Includes free software control panel for Mac or Windows!
For the ultimate in creativity and control, both models include a free, elegant software control panel. Use the control panel and parameter palettes to switch cameras live, change transitions and adjust key settings. You can also load graphics for display or keying, control the hardware audio mixer, automate clip playback from decks and program and activate macros. The powerful camera controls lets you remotely adjust iris and focus, camera settings and color correction, all via SDI. Work alone on your laptop computer or, for more complex events, use multiple laptops and people to switch, control cameras, mix audio, and manage graphics and media, all at the same time! If you’re new to live production then you can start with ATEM Television Studio HD, then upgrade to ATEM Television Studio Pro models as you grow and do more complex work!
SDI and HDMI Inputs
Connect up to 8 cameras, game consoles or computers!
All models feature 8 independent video inputs, with the HD models featuring 4 HDMI and 4 SDI inputs, while the 4K model features 8 12G-SDI inputs. This lets you connect up to 8 cameras, game consoles, computers or other sources. That means you can start with affordable HDMI consumer cameras, or work with professional SDI HD or Ultra HD broadcast cameras. You also get reference input, analog audio in, RS-422 PTZ control, and Ethernet for connecting hardware or software control panels! All video inputs feature automatic frame re-synchronizers, so you don’t need expensive genlock cameras. The 4K model includes standards conversion on each input so you can plug in an HD or Ultra HD input source and it just works!
Professional SDI Outputs
Broadcast quality connections that won’t hold you back technically
ATEM Television Studio includes professional SDI program and aux outputs, along with SDI and HDMI outputs for multiview monitoring. The SDI program output lets you connect to professional decks and recorders, like HyperDeck Studio Mini, so you can record your program at the highest possible quality. The multiview SDI and HDMI outputs make it easy to monitor your inputs, program and preview on any display, including big screen televisions. Plus the 4K model even supports switching the multiview output to Ultra HD. The Aux output lets you send your switched program or a clean feed without graphics and overlays out to another display, deck, or even massive screens on stage behind a performer!
Built in MultiView
See all your video sources on a single monitor!
When you’re creating a live program from multiple cameras, it’s important to be able to see all of the video sources at the same time. The multiview output lets you see up to 8 channels of video on a single HDMI television or SDI monitor! You can see all of your cameras, tally indicators, graphics, preview and final program output all on the same display at the same time. Customize labels, see audio meters, set safe area markers, and more! Connect any standard TV to get perfect multi camera monitoring in any location!
Massive creative choice with broadcast quality transitions!
Select and instantly use broadcast quality transitions like mixes, wipes, dips and more when switching between sources! You can adjust the duration of transitions, along with an incredibly wide range of options including border, border color and width, position, direction and more! There are 18 completely customizable transitions that will give your program that high end broadcast look! You can also use the DVE for transitions, create graphic wipes, and even stingers when you use it with a HyperDeck Studio Mini playing back 4:4:4:4 graphics with fill and key back to the switcher!
Built in 2D DVE
Amazing DVE transitions and picture in picture effects!
A powerful digital video effects “DVE” processor lets you position, resize and scale live video, all in real time. That means you can create professional picture in picture effects with customizable borders and drop shadows with lighting. Imagine using a picture in picture effect to superimpose a commentator when covering events such as sports, training videos, interviews and even gaming competitions. You also get 17 DVE powered transitions that you can use to squeeze and swoosh between sources, or to create graphic wipe transitions with your own graphics!
Realtime two way communication with your cameras!
ATEM Television Studio features built in talkback that takes advantage of rarely used SDI channels 15 and 16 to send talkback audio to and from the camera. There's also headset connections on the front panel for talking to and listening from cameras that support SDI talkback. The talkback from the camera is embedded in the SDI video feed from the camera to the switcher. If you connect the talkback SDI outputs of the switcher back to the camera, then the director’s talkback audio is sent to the cameras along with tally and camera control. The 4 SDI outputs feature talkback to cameras with mix minus. This lets you send program audio back to an interviewee so they hear everything except themselves, and won’t be distracted by hearing a delayed audio echo.
Titles and Graphics
Add professional titles and graphics in seconds!
Store up to 20 of your own custom graphics or logos and get them on air in seconds! Simply upload the files from the media management page of the software control panel into the ATEM’s media pool, then select any file to play through the 2 built in media players when you need them. The media players use flash memory, so your graphics are saved after the power is turned off! There’s even an included Photoshop plug-in that lets you upload graphics from Photoshop directly into the ATEM media pool from a computer over an ethernet network. Now you can get custom titles and graphics on air in seconds!
Real Time Keyers
Use green screens and mix graphics with live video!
ATEM Television Studio HD models include an upstream keyer with full chroma keying for green screen and blue screen shots. That means you can remove the screen and add weather maps, graphics, and incredible virtual sets behind the on-screen talent! The upstream keyer works with chroma, patterns, shapes, and linear keys. The 4K model includes the new ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer for better control, image sampling, foreground color and spill correction for more seamless chroma keying. You also get 2 downstream keyers for adding graphics, logos and bugs to your video. You can even install a HyperDeck Studio Mini as a source for ProRes 4:4:4:4 motion graphics files with alpha channels that you can key over your live video in real time!
Professional Audio Mixer
Mix audio from all sources in real time!
Use the professional audio mixer to mix audio from all inputs and audio from the analog XLR inputs and talkback mic input. You can fully mix audio from the front panel, or you can use the audio mixer control tab on your Mac or PC to get a complete on screen, multi track mixing interface with level meters! Easily mix with precision and balance inputs, quickly enable and disable channels, or set audio to automatically follow the video source! Then if you need more powerful audio, the 4K model includes features such as 6 band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander/noise gate, pan, audio channel split to dual mono, stereo simulator on analog and mic inputs, and an audio delay on analog inputs.
Remote Camera Control
Full camera control from your switcher!
Get full control of your cameras right from the ATEM software control! The Blackmagic Studio Camera can be controlled via the SDI program feed to the camera, so you can control its built in camera settings and full color corrector, all remotely from the ATEM software control panel! There are two types of control interface, a CCU layout for traditional camera control style, or a color corrector interface which is the same as DaVinci Resolve’s primary color corrector so you can use all your color correction skills from DaVinci Resolve for adding incredible creativity to live production!
Aux SDI Output
Feed big screens and video projectors on stage!
ATEM Television Studio has an independent auxiliary output that’s 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 aux button makes it easy to select exactly what 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 also fantastic for technical monitoring, such as when you are doing camera control, because it can be set to automatically switch to the camera you are adjusting.
Hardware Control Panel
Complete switcher control in a compact design!
If you’re using the tiny ATEM Television Studio HD model then a fantastic option for expansion is to use an external dedicated hardware control panel, you can add the optional ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel. The super compact 1 M/E panel features high quality buttons, knobs and controls for the most demanding 24/7 live production environments, giving you precise hands on control of all switcher functions! With the ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel you can rack mount your ATEM Television Studio HD and then still get the benefits of speed and control that a hardware panel provides.
24/7 mission critical reliability!
Live production situations demand the highest reliability. That’s why ATEM Television Studio uses an internal aviation quality operating system that’s designed for real time processing and high reliability. This reliability, combined with the miniaturized design, gives you a much better solution than a cumbersome PC based switcher with cables and plug in cards hanging out everywhere. ATEM Television Studio is like getting 10 different devices, all in a single, reliable and portable design!
Total Video Inputs - 8
Total Outputs - 8
Total Aux Outputs - 1
SDI Rates - 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G.
Total Audio Inputs - 2 x XLR.
Total Audio Outputs - 1 x Headphone.
Timecode Connection - None.
SDI Video Inputs - 4 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
HDMI Video Inputs - 4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
Reference Inputs - Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Video Input ReâSync - On all 8 inputs.
SDI Program Outputs - 5 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable.
HDMI Program Outputs - None.
SDI Audio Outputs - 2 Ch embedded into SDI output.
Total Multi Views - 1
SDI Multi View Outputs - 1
HDMI Multi View Outputs -1
Computer Outputs -None.
SD Video Standards - 525i59.94 NTSC 4:3 or 16:9, 625i50 PAL 4:3 or 16:9
HD Video Standards - 720p50, 720p59.94,1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94,1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards -None.
SDI Compliance -SMPTE 259M, 292M and 424M.
Video Sampling - 4:2:2 10-bit
Color Precision - 4:2:2 10-bit
Color Space - 4:2:2 YUV
HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers - 720 x 480i 59.94Hz, 720 x 576i 50Hz, 1280 x 720p 59.94Hz 50Hz and 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 and 1920 x1080i 50 and 59.94Hz 60Hz.
Colorspace Conversion - Hardware based real time.
Processing Delay - 6 Lines.
Audio Mixer - 10 input x 2 channel mixer.
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video. -Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control. Headphone output level control with separate mix of Program, Talkback and Sidetone.
Upstream Keyers -1
Downstream Keyers - 2
Chroma Keyers - 1
Linear/Luma Keyers - 3
Talkback Support - Built in, uses aviation headset.
Mix Minus Support - Yes, on 4 camera PGM outputs.
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)
Total Number of Layers - 5
Pattern Generators - 2
Color Generators - 2
DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow - 1
Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Number of Windows - 1 x 10
Routable Windows - 8 routable and 2 fixed for Program and Preview.
Tally - Red for program and green for preview indication.
Tally Output - Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)
Windows Source Labels - Yes
Multi View Monitoring
Multi View Monitoring - 1 x 10 Views.
Multi View Video Standard -HD
Media Players 2, with non volatile flash memory.
Fill and key for each Media Player.
Media Pool Still Image Capacity
20 with fill and key.
Media Pool Clip Capacity -None.
Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD - None.
Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD - None.
Media Player Clip Length in Ultra HD - None.
Media Pool Still Image Format - PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
Media Pool Video File Format - None.
Media Pool Audio File Format - None.
Built in control panel. Software control panel included. Supports optional broadcast panel.
Control Panel Connection
Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network. Also used for updating the software.
Control Panel Compatibilty
Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.
Control Panel Included
ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.10 Yosemite, Mac 10.11 El Capitan or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64âbit.
Using USB connection directly connected to Mac or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility
Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Mac 10.14 Mojave, Mac 10.15 Catalina or later. Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Power Supply - 1 x internal 100 – 240V AC
Power Usage - 40W
5° C to 40° C (41° â 104°F)
-10° to 60° C (14° to 140° F)
0% to 90% nonâcondensing
ATEM Television Studio HD
SD card with software and manual
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.