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Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
2RU 20 x 12G-SDI Ultra HD Live Production Switcher


The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K from Blackmagic Design is a 20 input 12G-SDI live production switcher for high frame rate HD and Ultra HD support, DVE, SuperSource...
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The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K from Blackmagic Design is a 20 input 12G-SDI live production switcher for high frame rate HD and Ultra HD support, DVE, SuperSource, 4 media players, 6 keyers, 2 Ultra HD multi-viewers and more.

Completely redesigned to operate up to 60 fps in Ultra HD, this ATEM can easily handle these massive speeds. All connections are native 12G-SDI so you can connect up to 2160p60 video with a single standard BNC cable. This high performance ATEM model also instantly switches to all other HD formats so you can install it today and use it for HD, while being ready for tomorrow. That totally eliminates the cost of moving to Ultra HD in the future because ATEM does it now. This powerful ATEM also includes a larger media pool, 2 native Ultra HD multi viewers, 6 keyers, full DVE, SuperSource and re-sync on each input that all operate in Ultra HD.

This model supports optional Blackmagic hardware control panels. The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is perfect for fast action live sports coverage because it can handle high frame rates in both HD and Ultra HD and all connections support 12G-SDI for advanced SDI but with the full compatibility to plug into all your HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI equipment.

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Includes:

  • ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
  • Software SD Card 

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Features:

  • Full 2 M/E switcher with each M/E featuring mediaplayers, chroma key, transitions and more.
  • Switcher can be switched between HD and Ultra HD video formats instantly.
  • 2 x built in Ultra HD multi view allows 16 sources, 2x previews and program.
  • 20 x inputs for a total of 20 x 12G-SDI. All inputs feature auto re-sync.
  • 1 x down converted program output.
  • Built in media pool graphics storage for 32 RGBA UltraHD stills and 180 frames of Ultra HD clips.
  • Built in full motion 3D DVE with position, scale, resize and rotate features.
  • Built in SuperSource allows 4 DVE’s and 4 keys layered as an independent video source.
  • 4 media players allow graphics to be connected to keyers for fill and key layering.
  • Transitions include cut, mix, dip to color, SMPTE wipes and more.
  • 4 upstream keyers include chroma keyer and 2 downstream keyers are included.
  • 6 auxiliary outputs include front panel aux switching buttons and LCD screen for viewing.
  • Built in audio mixer live mixes embedded audio from all video inputs and independent audio inputs.
  • Balanced XLR stereo analog audio inputs and 1 HiFi RCAstereo audio input into built in audio mixer.
  • Audio mixer main and preview outputs onto balanced XLR audio outputs and on all video outputs.
  • Internal sources include black, color bars, two color generators and media pool.
  • Ethernet connection for control panel connection. Mac and Windows control panel software included.
  • Compatible with all ATEM Broadcast Panel control panels when hardware panel is required.
  • Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync genlock input for integration into large systems.
  • Compact 2 rack unit size is perfect for when a lot of power is required in a portable solution. 

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

  • Connections:
    • Total Video Input: 20
    • Total Video Output: 13
    • SDI Video Input: 20 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
    • Analog Audio Output: 2 x XLR Program 2 x XLR Monitor.
    • Extra Audio Outputs: 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.
    • SDI Audio Output: 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.
    • Audio Input: 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
    • Extra Audio Inputs: 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.
    • Sync Input: Tri-Sync
    • Internal Frame Synchronizers: 20. All inputs
    • SDI Program Output: 3 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
    • Down Converted SDI Program Output: 1 x 10-bit (From Ultra HD 4K to HD).
    • SDI Preview Output: 1 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
    • SDI Aux. Output: 6 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
    • Quantity of Multi Views: 2 x SDI
    • Multi View Outputs: 2 x SDI
    • Control Panel Connection: Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 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: 1 x USB 2.0 port.
  • Standards:
    • HD Format Support: 1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080p59.94.
    • Ultra HD 4K Format Support: 3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
    • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
    • Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020
  • Software:
    • Control Panel Included: ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite and Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit.
    • Software Updates: Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility.
    • Configuration: Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis.
  • Processing:
    • Processing Delay: < 2 Lines
    • 4K to HD Down Conversion: Yes, program x 1
    • Audio Mixer:
      • 24 input x 2 channel mixer.
      • Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
      • Level and Peak metering.
      • Master gain control.
      • Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.
  • Operating Systems:
    • Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
    • Windows: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit.
  • Product Specifics:
    • Total Number of Layers: 14
    • 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 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.
  • Display:
    • Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
    • Front Panel: Built in HD LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching. 
  • Media Player:
    • Media Players: 4
    • 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: 360 frames
    • Maximum Clip Length in 1080: 1440 frames
    • Maximum Clip Length in 720p: 3200 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: 20
    • Routable Windows: 16
    • Tally: Red for program and green for preview indication.
    • Windows Source Labels: Yes
  • Power Requirements:
    • Power usage: 300W
    • Power Supply: 2 x built in international AC power supply. 100-240V AC
  • Physical:
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.54 x 19 x 9.25 in.
    • Weight: 10.58 lbs
    • Installation: 2 Rack Unit Size.
  • Environmental:
    • 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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