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Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Single M/E Rackmount 4K Video Switcher


The Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K Switcher is an advanced 1 M/E live production switcher with DVE, stingers and 6G-SDI so you can work in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
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The Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K Switcher is an advanced 1 M/E live production switcher with DVE, stingers and 6G-SDI so you can work in SD, HD and Ultra HD.

The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can connect a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and computers. Featuring 10 inputs, chroma keys, transitions, media pool, 4 upstream keyers, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, large media pool with full motion clips and 3 auxiliary outputs.

Create stunning multi-camera live production with the world's most advanced production switchers. Blackmagic Design's ATEM 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. ATEM 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 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
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers feature 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
ATEM live production switchers have the widest 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 1 M/E or 2 M/E Broadcast Panel 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.

Develop your own custom control with the included SDK for Mac and Windows.

ATEM Production Studio 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. ATEM 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.

Multi View Monitoring - Use a single screen for all your monitoring
ATEM's built-in multi view lets you monitor the switcher’s video inputs on a single SDI monitor or regular HDMI TV! Multi view outputs in regular 1080i HD, so even if your broadcast is in SD or Ultra HD you can still use a standard TV for monitoring. You can customize the multi view layout and also add custom labels. Multi view makes it easy to watch your program, preview, and live sources all simultaneously on a single monitor and you can even choose from 4 different screen layouts.

Creative Transitions - Get dozens of exciting effects and transitions
ATEM includes a huge range of real-time high-quality transitions that are available in all SD, HD or Ultra HD resolutions. Use mixes, dips, wipes and more for amazing broadcast quality live switching. Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and other attributes. Create a customized "on air" looks using the large choice of wipe patterns. The ATEM 1 M/E also includes animated stingers and DVE transitions.

Digital Video Effects - Position, resize, rotate and scale in real time
The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K includes a powerful digital video effects processor. Use this amazing high-quality DVE to position, resize, rotate and scale live video all in real time. Create professional picture-in-picture effects with customizable 3D borders, shadows and lighting. Add dynamic DVE transitions to your production with squeeze, push, swoosh and spin effects that displace your live video revealing the next source. You can even use the DVE for graphic wipe transitions.

Dual Media Players - Large graphics memory
ATEM production switchers include media pool memory that lets you download still frames and graphics for keying using the two built in media players. All popular image formats are supported, or you can direct download from Adobe Photoshop® CC with the included plug-in. The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K supports 32 Ultra HD RGBA still frame graphics and 180 frames of real time Ultra HD video or 720 frames of real time 1080 HD video.

Powerful Keyers - Exciting multi layer effects
ATEM includes amazing quality keying! Get powerful upstream keyers with luminance, linear, pattern and chroma keying that can handle everything from green screen shots to graphics and multi layer special effects. You also get 2 independent downstream keyers for logos, titles and other "on air" graphics. The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 4 upstream keyers for a massive 6 total independent keyers, allowing you to build exciting effects of up to 8 real time layers.

Amazing Ultra HD - Massive 3840 x 2160 video resolution
The ATEM Production Studio 4K is the world's first Ultra HD live production switcher. Ultra HD operates at 4 times the resolution of 1080 HD video with a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size. The entire switcher can be set to Ultra HD and all media players, downstream keyers, upstream keyers, transitions, DVE and color generators operate in native Ultra HD. Even if you're working in SD or HD now, your ATEM Production Studio 4K switcher is always ready for Ultra HD whenever you need it.

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
All ATEM switchers feature 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.

Independent Aux Output - Feed big screens on stage
ATEM switchers have independent auxiliary outputs that are 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 buttons and screen make it easy to select sources such that 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 fantastic for tech monitoring with SmartScope Duo 4K.

Software Control Panel - Switcher control on Mac or PC
Included free with every ATEM Production Studio 4K Switcher is the beautifully designed ATEM software control panel for both Mac and Windows. With a full visual switcher control panel and parameter palettes for quick switcher adjustments, you can load graphics into the media pool, adjust the audio mixer, control and balance cameras, update switcher settings and more. For the ultimate in portability you can use the ATEM software on a laptop, so you can work easily in small spaces with full control of all the switcher's features.

Professional Broadcast Panels - Add a hardware panel for fast professional switching
When you want fast professional control of your switcher during extremely complex live production, you can add an optional dedicated hardware broadcast panel to your switcher. Choose the super compact ATEM 1M/E Broadcast Panel, or get the ultimate control with the ATEM 2 M/E broadcast Panel. Both panels feature the highest quality buttons, knobs and controls for the most demanding 24/7 live production environment, giving you precise hands on control of all switcher functions.

Extreme Reliability - Professional hardware based switcher for incredible reliability.
Broadcast and live production situations demand mission critical reliability. Thats why ATEM Switchers use an internal aviation quality operating system. Cheap computer based switchers interrupt the video if the computer crashes, while ATEM doesn't have this problem because the computer is only the control panel. With ATEM you still have video output so your live event is protected from any possible computer failure. Simply use other control panels or restart your computer without interruption to the program.

ATEM Production Switchers - The professional production switchers for SD, HD and Ultra HD
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers are portable and easy to connect, perfect for dedicated television studios, community town halls, churches and schools. You get a compact design that is also ideal for outside broadcast vehicles and portable road cases where space is limited. ATEM gives you the flexibility to work in virtually any resolution including SD, HD or incredible Ultra HD. So that means you can switch to Ultra HD at any time and capture incredible detail because you're working in the television format of the future.

Live Sport - Capture the excitement of live sports
Imagine covering live sports with multiple cameras positioned at all the best angles to capture the action. Live sport is the perfect event for live production switchers because you can capture the excitement of the event and then instantly cut to close ups of the action. Use Photoshop® CC and the built in media players to instantly update scorecards and graphics to help viewers understand what's happening in the chaos of the game. ATEM is the perfect live switcher for all types of sporting events.

Live Music - Broadcast the excitement and energy of live music events
There is nothing more exciting than live music where the emotions and energy erupts in combination with the crowd. ATEM is perfect for live concert production. You can place your cameras around the stage for wide and close up angles of the musicians. Some of the most legendary music events in history were live concerts and your production could become a milestone in music history. The color and energy that can only be experienced live on stage will create fantastic finished programs.

Program Production - The fastest way to produce live television programming
The fastest way to create professional television programming is to switch it live. You can set up cameras in your studio and then produce content live so you get energetic programing that has the exciting unpredictability of a live event. Interview and chat shows, cooking shows and even instructional programing are fast to produce and much lower cost than shooting scenes and manually editing. Live programming is fantastic for children's television shows where the excitement and fun of kids playing naturally in front of a studio audience can be captured live.

Broadcast News - Live news coverage of historic events
The ultimate live event is real time news. Live production is the only way to cover live news because there is simply no time to shoot and edit. Live news can be broadcast or streamed over the internet for a worldwide audience. Even specialist news like tech news, sports news, or other specific news coverage can be completed with ATEM. You have all the graphics power and keys needed to present information professionally with the same high production values as the biggest broadcast networks.

Live Weddings - Multi camera weddings produce romantic results
ATEM Switchers are perfect for producing beautiful real time wedding videos. Imagine delivering the completed program in time for the couple to take it on their honeymoon. Multi camera wedding productions capture the emotion of the event in a way that can not be done with a single camera. With romantic crossfades between wide shots and the close ups, and if you're connected to a television or projector in the venue, you can switch to a camera outside to show the wedding party arriving.

Worship - Broadcast to your community anywhere in the world
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers are perfect for broadcasting services to giant screens and off site campuses, so that every member of the community can see the minister, choir or congregation, no matter where they are in the world. ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers give you multiple program outputs and auxiliary outputs so you can broadcast live footage of the service to one screen and send lyrics to another screen while you are recording the final program for future use.

Conference Presentation - Create television programs from speeches
Turn speeches into television programs with your ATEM switcher. You can capture the speaker with multiple camera angles and even position a camera on the audience to capture their reaction to important speakers statements. Connect the speakers' slide presentation computer to the HDMI input of the ATEM and then connect the aux output to the projector. This means the presenter can show slides to the audience and because it's looped via the switcher, but you also get access to the slides to cut them into the program.

Award-Winning Design - ATEM features advanced technology in an elegant design
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers feature 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
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers have 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.

  • 19" 1 RU size casing
  • 2" LCD Screen
  • 3 AUX outputs with corresponding selection buttons (to the immediate left of the LCD screen)

Fast Aux Switching - Select aux outputs quickly from the front panel
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers include 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 1 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 10 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.

  • Ethernet Control - Connect your computer orcontrol panel for switcher control.
  • HDMI In - Switchable HDMI input for camerasor computer sources in SD, HD or Ultra HD.
  • 10 SDI Inputs - 10x SDI inputs for camera ordecks in SD, HD or Ultra HD.
  • REF In - Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync genlock input.
  • Up to 3 AUX Outputs - Independent Aux outputs for clean feeds or driving large screens and projectors.
  • Preview Out - 6G-SDI preview output for monitoring next source video.
  • Program Outputs - 6G-SDI and HDMI program outputs and down-converted HD output.
  • SDI or HDMI MultiView - View video inputs on a single SDI monitor or HDMI TV with down-converted HD output.

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.

  • Hi-FI Audio Input - Connect consumer HiFi audio equipment to built in audio mixer.
  • Balanced Audio Input - Connect professional audio equipment such as mics into built in audio mixer.
  • Analog Audio Out - Main mix output from built in audio mixer. Perfect for feeding PA systems.

Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K Features:

  • Built in power supply compatible with 110V to 240V sources
  • 6G-SDI inputs for cameras or decks in SD, HD and Ultra HD
  • 3x 6G-SDI Auxiliary outputs for clean feeds and monitoring
  • HDMI and 6G-SDI program outputs and down converted HD output
  • Connect XLR and HiFi audio equipment to built in audio mixer

Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K Technical Specifications:

  • Connections:
    • Total Video Input: 10
    • Total Video Output: 8
    • SDI Video Input: 10x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4Kswitchable. 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
    • SDI Audio Output: 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on alloutputs
    • Audio Input: 2x XLR, 2x RCA
    • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Blackburst
    • Internal Frame Synchronizers: 10 - All inputs
    • SDI Program Output: 2x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
    • HDMI Program Output: 1x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
    • Down Converted SDI Program Output: 1x 10-bit (Ultra HD4K to HD)
    • SDI Preview Output: 1x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4Kswitchable
    • SDI Aux. Output: 3x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
    • Quantity of Multi Views: 2
    • Multi View Outputs: 1x SDI and 1x HDMI
    • Control Panel Connection: Ethernet supports10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or vianetwork
    • Tally Output: Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI andTally Interface product. (sold separately)
    • Computer Interface: 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Standards:
    • SD Format Support: 525 59.94i NTSC, 625 50i PAL, 52559.94i 16:9, 625 50i 16:9
    • HD Format Support: 720 50p, 720 59.94p 1080 50i, 108059.94i, 1080 23.98p, 1080 24p, 1080 25p, 1080 29.97p, 1080 50p, 1080 59.94p
    • Ultra HD 4K Format Support: 3840x2160 23.98p,3840x2160 24p, 3840x2160 25p, 3840x2160 29.97p
    • 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.
  • Software:
    • 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 32-bit or 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
  • Processing:
    • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware-based real time
    • Processing Delay: < 2 Lines
    • Audio Mixer:
      • 12 input x 2 channel mixer
      • Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video
      • Level and Peak metering
      • Master gain control
      • Analog outputs may be used for separate monitoring
    • 4K to HD Down Conversion: Yes, program x1
  • 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: 8
    • 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: 1
    • Control Panel Compatibility: ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software ControlPanel
  • Display:
    • Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
    • Front panel: Built-in LCD monitor for video and 27 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 key
    • 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: 1x 10
    • Routable Windows: 8
    • Tally: Red for program and green for preview indication.
    • Windows Source Labels: Yes
  • Physical Installation: 1 RU
  • Power Requirements:
    • Power Usage: 100 W
    • Power Supply: 1x built-in international AC power supply. 110-240V AC.
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19" x 1.73" x9.25"
  • Weight: 5.73 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
  • Includes: Software CD
  • Warranty: 12 month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
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