Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
Live Production Switcher


The Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K is a highly advanced live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, DVE, SuperSource, and a whole lot more.
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The Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K is a highly advanced live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, DVE, SuperSource, and a whole lot more!

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K lets you produce broadcast quality live multi camera production in SD, HD or amazing Ultra HD.  Featuring 20 inputs with built in re-synchronizers so you can connect the widest range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and computers for incredible live music, sport and more.  The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K has advanced broadcast features such as chroma key, customizable transitions, upstream and downstream keyers, DVE, Super Source, audio mixer, 2 x multi views, media pool and more.  You also get 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections and 6 auxiliary outputs for the most advanced live production switching.

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can form exciting live production with a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and slide shows or animation from computers.  You get powerful features such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view and more.  The more advanced models include features such as up to 20 SDI inputs, SuperSource multi-layer engine, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, larger media pool with full motion clips and up to an incredible 6 auxiliary outputs.

Advanced Live Production - Creative features with advanced technology

Take your live production beyond broadcast quality.  The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K has all the features you need for the most innovative live concerts, sporting events, theater productions, conferences and more.  When you're doing live events with super-large high resolution screens, then simply switch your ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K to Ultra HD for incredible quality.  Many live events now use massive high resolution LED screens and projectors and now you can drive those screens in full resolution.

Innovative Design - Elegant machined metal design in a super compact size

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Live Production Switcher features an elegant machined aluminum front panel with dedicated buttons to let you switch auxiliary outputs.  You can use the built-in video screen to monitor auxiliary outputs or as technical monitoring to help during set up.  You get the highest quality video and audio connections that switch virtually all SD, 720p HD, 1080i HD, 1080p HD and Ultra HD formats, plus built-in multi voltage power supplies so you can take your switcher anywhere in the world.

Powerful Software and Hardware Control - Get innovative software control or choose a hardware panel

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Live Production Switchers has a wide range of control options.  You get full switcher control from any laptop or desktop computer with the included ATEM software control panel for both Mac and Windows.  For demanding live production environments you can add a hardware-based ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel (sold separately) featuring the highest quality buttons, knobs and faders for even faster switching.  You also get an SDK for custom control.  Only ATEM gives you such a wide range of control options.

Highest Quality Connections - Connect to SDI and HDMI equipment in SD, HD and Ultra HD


The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K inputs that are SD, HD or Ultra HD switchable so you can connect to virtually anything.  Every input supports embedded audio mixing and features a frame resynchronizer so you can use sources without genlock such as consumer HDMI cameras or even computers for live PowerPoint™ presentations.  You also get 2 balanced XLR audio inputs for connecting professional mixers and a HiFi audio input for consumer equipment like an iPod®.


Get all the outputs you need to record your video master and to broadcast your program to the audience at the event.  The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes program and down converted program outputs plus auxiliary outputs allowing clean feeds, perfect for connecting to giant outdoor LED screens, projectors, disk recorders, monitors and broadcast decks.  The multi view outputs are 1080i HD so you can use any TV or monitor.  You also get a balanced XLR output of your audio mix, which is also embedded into all video outputs.

Advanced 6G-SDI

Take advantage of super fast 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K technology with video connections that effortlessly handle Ultra HD using a single cable.  6G-SDI connections are multi rate, and switch between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s data rates for compatibility with SD, HD or Ultra HD equipment all on a single BNC connection.  That means you can connect to virtually any SDI and HDMI cameras, routers, decks, monitors and more.  6G-SDI gives you a future proof design.

Professional Audio Mixer - Live mix multi channel audio from your cameras in real time

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K features a powerful built in multi channel audio mixer.  You can mix your camera audio and other video sources from both HDMI and SDI inputs, as well as external audio from the analog XLR and HiFi audio inputs.  You can use the ATEM audio mixer for direct input mixing or use audio follow video mixing where the audio automatically crossfades when switching from one input to another.  The analog audio inputs are great for microphones, audio mixers, music players and more.

Award Winning Design - ATEM features advanced technology in an elegant design

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher features unique and revolutionary design because you get cutting edge technology and attractive design all miniaturized into an incredibly small size.  The ATEM front panel is machined from a solid block of aluminum so it's an attractive design but also strong enough to withstand the bumps and shocks when it's installed in broadcast trucks and portable racks.  With ATEM you get the most advanced technology and more creative features than any other solution.

Machined Metal - Elegant design looks great in your studio

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher has an elegant machined aluminum design that's optimized for live production.  Designed with the features complex production demands, the elegant front panel includes illuminated buttons for aux switching as well as built in video display for live status.  The built in 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections mean you get the latest technology for a future proof design that will work for you for years to come.  Its compact size means you can install anywhere.

Fast Aux Switching - Select aux outputs quickly from the front panel

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher includes independent auxiliary outputs which are perfect for driving big screens at live events, because your switcher has access to all the video sources and camera feeds.  This means your aux outputs are part of the event and you can use the front panel aux control buttons to instantly select cameras and other sources to the aux output.  You get the choice of outputting video inputs, media players, key masks, clean feeds, program, preview, test signals and more.

Professional Connections - Standard connections for quality and reliability

ATEM uses industry standard BNC connections for SDI video and XLR connectors for balanced analog audio so you get robust broadcast quality connections that maintain signal quality and support years of reliable operation.  For compatibility with consumer cameras and computers HDMI connections are built in, eliminating the need for cumbersome external converters.  Because the video connections support 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K you get a future proof design and the latest video technology.

SDI or HDMI Inputs - A model for your workflow

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 20 SDI inputs, with input 1 able to be switched to HDMI. All SDI and HDMI inputs can switch between SD, HD and Ultra HD television standards.

Professional Outputs - Broadcast to your audience

No matter if you’re broadcasting to your audience, connecting to your mastering recorder or streaming over the internet, ATEM has all the audio and video outputs you need.  You get a 6G-SDI and HDMI main program output plus a down converted program SDI output.  For easy monitoring on any HD-SDI or HDMI display, you get support for program, preview and 8 video source views using the built in multi view.  Depending on the model you get up to 6 independent aux outputs.

Professional Audio - The audio connections you need for great sound

ATEM has been designed for true professional broadcast quality audio.  You get a built-in audio mixer that lets you live mix the embedded audio from all video inputs.  All inputs feature audio sample rate converters for clean sound even when the video input from non-genlocked sources is being resynchronized.  Balanced analog XLR audio inputs and HiFi RCA audio inputs are included and connect directly into the built in audio mixer.  The built-in audio mixer lets you manually mix sources or you can set mixer inputs to "audio follow video" so your audio crossfades as you switch between sources.  Your program audio is embedded onto all video outputs and also output to balanced analog XLR audio connections.

Get the features you need for more creative production

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 2 M/E Production Studio 4K model also includes a world-class DVE for picture in picture effects and exciting stinger transitions.

Creative Transitions - Choose from a wide range of built in transitions

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher has an amazing choice of transitions including Cut, Mix, Dip and Wipe patterns.  The advanced 2 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.

Cut - The cut transition is the most simple and widely used of all transitions and you will use it continuously.  When you press the cut button, ATEM instantly changes from current program source to the preview source precisely at the moment you hit the button.  Cuts can be performed by directly selecting sources on the program bus or more commonly by pressing the cut button to transition to the next source lined up on the preview bus.  Cut is easily the most popular transition.

Mix - One of the most elegant transitions in live production is the dissolve or mix transition.  Gradually transitioning from one source to the next by creating a smooth blend between the sources brings out the emotion in your production.  You can simply press the auto transition button to automatically trigger a mix between shots at a pre-set transition rate.  You can use the t-bar to manually blend the transition for the perfect live mix.

Dip - Similar to mix transitions, a dip transition is a gradual blend from source to source however, the transition dips to an intermediate third source before completing the transition to the next shot.  You can choose to dip to any color, a graphic from the media players or even a live video source.  Use black or white for the intermediate source for incredible creativity.  For sponsored live productions like sports events, use dip transitions to flash up a sponsor's logos during the broadcast.

Wipe Patterns - ATEM Production switchers have 18 built-in wipe patterns, which let you create over 100 different styles of wipe transitions.  You can use circles, diamonds, squares and more to transition from one source to the another as you gradually expand the shape to reveal the next source.  Patterns can be inverted, softened or have customized colored borders.  You can also insert live video into borders creating wipe pattern transitions that include three live video streams at the same time.

DVE - The advanced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K has a powerful built-in Digital Video Effects processor or DVE.  You can push, spin, squeeze and swoosh your live video from one camera to the next with incredible built-in DVE transitions.  DVE transitions can be flip flopped and reversed giving you even more transition options.  You get over 35 exciting DVE preprogramed moves to choose from.  Using the DVE for transitions will increase the production value on any live production.

Graphic - When you want to combine sponsor logos with transitions during a live production, graphic transitions are the perfect solution.  Use the DVE to create amazing flying graphic effects and logo wipe transitions.  You can create high resolution logos in Photoshop™ using the included plug-in to load directly into the ATEM media pool.  Photoshop graphics with premultiplied keys are perfect for smooth flying logos in the highest quality, as your logo moves across the screen, the shot transitions with a hidden wipe under the flying graphic.

Stinger - You can create exciting eye popping Stinger transitions by combining live video with animated graphics and sound effects.  When you trigger a Stinger, your animation is instantly played back from a media player and keys over the live video as it wipes to the next shot.  You also get simultaneously mixed sound effects with the live program output.  Stingers are widely used for live sports broadcasts as great transitions to instant replays and back to the live action.

Upstream Keyers - Amazing multi layer live action

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher includes 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 2 M/E Production Studio 4K so you can create mind blowing broadcast multi layer effects for your production.

Luma Key - Luma keys are sometimes known as a self key because the same video source is used for cutting the key and overlaying the video image.  You can do this with live video from a camera, prerecorded video from a HyperDeck or graphics loaded in the media pool. Luma keys work the best with high contrast images like white elements on a black background, so that you can use the contrast to cut the black background and replace it with live video or broadcast graphics.

Linear Key - Get incredibly 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 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.  Fill and key signals can be graphics from the media pool, live motion video, or video and key from an external character generator or graphics system.

Chroma Key - Used every day for TV weather forecasts, chroma keys are a very powerful way of combining live images together in real time, cleanly in high quality.   The presenter stands in front of typically a green or blue background, and the chroma keyer will remove only that color and combine it with another image such as prerecorded video or graphic.  The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher include multiple keyers so you can simultaneously combine multiple live, prerecorded, graphic and chroma key elements in real time.

Switcher Settings - Get full control over your ATEM switcher settings for any type of live production

When you're setting up your job you can use the switcher settings tab to adjust the video format of your switcher as well as the media pool size and input labeling.  You can also fully configure the multi view output by arranging the camera inputs and program view into 4 different arrangements.  Setting up your switcher is so easy with the ATEM software control because everything has been laid out so that settings are fast to change as required.  That makes setting up for new jobs easy.

Control Options - The most portable switcher control software available

Now you can take your ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher on the road because the included ATEM Software Control runs from your laptop.  You get complete switcher control that includes live switching, keyer and transition control, loading the media pool, all switcher settings and even audio mixing control.  The ATEM switcher and laptop are so small you can fit them all in a bag or backpack.  Now you can go to any event as there is no more portable solution than the ATEM.

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Specifications:


  • Total Video Inputs: 20
  • Total Video Outputs: 13
  • SDI Video Input: 20 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio
  • HDMI Video Input: 1x HDMI type A. 10-bit SD/HD/UltraHD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio
  • Analog Audio Output: 2x XLR Program 2 x XLR Monitor
  • Extra Audio Outputs: 1x XLR Timecode and 1x XLR Talkback
  • SDI Audio Output: 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs
  • Audio Input: 2x XLR. 2x RCA
  • Extra Audio Inputs: 1x XLR Timecode and 1x XLR Talkback
  • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Blackburst
  • Internal Frame Synchronizers: 20. All inputs
  • SDI Program Output: 3x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
  • HDMI Program Output: 1x HDMI type A, 10-bitSD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
  • Down Converted SDI Program Output: 1x 10-bit (UltraHD 4K to HD)
  • SDI Preview Output: 1x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
  • SDI Aux. Output: 6x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
  • Quantity of Multi Views: 2x SDI plus 2x HDMI, able to be used concurrently
  • Multi View Outputs: 2x SDI and 2x HDMI
  • Control Panel Connection: Ethernet supports10/100/1000 BaseT.  Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
  • Tally Output: Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product (Not included)
  • Computer Interface: 1x USB 2.0 port


  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL 4:3 and 16:9, 525/29.97NTSC 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 Format Support: 3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, 292M
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
  • HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers: 720 x 480i 59.94Hz, 720 x 576i 50Hz, 1280 x 720 59.94Hz, 1280 x 720 50Hz, 1920 x 1080 50Hz, 1920 x 1080 59.94Hz, 3840 x 2160 23.98Hz, 3840 x 2160 24Hz, 3840 x 2160 25Hz, 3840 x 216029.97Hz.
    Note: Also supported are; 24, 30 and 60 Hz inputs when switcher is in 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94 Hz formats respectively.


  • Control Panel Included: ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.7.2 or 10.8 Mountain Lion and Windows 7 64-bitor Windows 8 64-bit.
  • Software Updates: Using USB 2.0 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.


  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
  • Processing Delay: < 2 Lines
  • Audio Mixer: 22 input x 2 channel mixer. Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.  Level and Peak metering. Master gain control.  Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.
  • 4K to HD Down Conversion: Yes, program x 1

Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit

Product Specifics:

  • Total Number of Layers: 13
  • Upstream Keyers: 4
  • Downstream Keyers: 2
  • Linear/Luma Keyers: 7
  • Chroma Keyers: 4
  • Pattern Generators: 7
  • Color Generators: 2
  • Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE): 1 and 1
  • DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow: Yes, program x1
  • Control Panel Compatibility: ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel.  Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.


  • Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
  • Front Panel: Built-in LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.

Media Player:

  • Media Players: 2
  • Channels: Fill and key for each Media Player
  • Media Pool Still Image Capacity: 32 with fill and ke
  • Media Pool Clip Capacity: 2 with fill and key
  • Maximum Clip Length in Ultra HD 4K: 180 frames
  • Maximum Clip Length in 1080: 720 frames
  • Maximum Clip Length in 720p: 1600 frames
  • Maximum Clip Length in NTSC/PAL: 3600 frames
  • Media Pool Still Image Format: PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF,JPEG and TIFF
  • Media Pool Video File Format: TGA Sequence
  • Media Pool Audio File Format: WAV, MP3 and AIFF

Multi View Monitoring:

  • Number of Windows: 2 x 10
  • Routable Windows: 16
  • Tally: Red for program and green for preview indication.
  • Windows Source Labels: Yes

Physical Installation: 2 Rack Unit Size

Power Requirements:

  • Power usage: 150W
  • Power Supply: 2 x built in international AC power supply. 100-240V AC

Dimensions(WxHxD): 19" x 3.54" x 9.25"

Weight: 9 lbs.

Environmental Specifications:

  • Operating temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
  • Relative Humidity :0% to 90% non-condensing
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