Advanced Live Production
Creative features with advanced technology
Take your live production beyond broadcast quality! ATEM live production switchers have 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 live production switcher 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!
Elegant machined metal design in a super compact size!
ATEM live production 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 panel such as the new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel or the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, which feature 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!
ATEM switchers include advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI inputs that are SD, HD or Ultra HD switchable up to 2160p30 while the advanced ATEM Broadcast Studio 4K model features 20 12G-SDI inputs for working in HD and Ultra HD up to 2160p60. Every input supports embedded audio mixing and features a frame resynchronizer so you can use sources without genlock such as laptop 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!
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 and 2 M/E Production Studio 4K models also include animated stingers and DVE transitions!
Digital Video Effects
Position, resize, rotate and scale in real time!
The advanced ATEM 1 M/E and 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, and 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K models include 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!
Add multi box compositions quickly and easily with ATEM SuperSource! Available on the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, you get a completely separate 5 layer switcher with the power of 4 picture in picture DVEs and 4 keyers that you can assign to any ATEM video input! Imagine using SuperSource for multi camera interviews or picture in picture production while leaving all your M/Es, keyers and DVE completely free for other tasks. SuperSource compositions can also be quickly saved and recalled in an instant!
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 Photoshop CC with the included plug-in. ATEM Production Studio 4K models support up to 32 Ultra HD RGBA still frame graphics, while ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K supports 64 Ultra HD RGBA still frame graphics and 180 frames of real time Ultra HD video or 720 frames of real time 1080 HD video.
Advanced Chroma Keyer
Introducing the new ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer!
All ATEM switchers feature built in chroma, luminance, linear and pattern keyers, however the new advanced ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model now features a new next generation advanced chroma keyer that lets you pull incredibly clean keys for truly professional, broadcast quality live compositing. The advanced keyer features adjustable on-screen controls for selecting and sampling a region of color from the image. This new keyer also features foreground, background and edge adjustment controls, and chroma correction tools for spill and flare suppression so you can fine tune the key. Best of all, on the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model you now get 4 advanced chroma keyers on each of the 4 mix effects rows so you can create massive multi layer effects! Plus all ATEM switcher models included an extra 2 independent downstream keyers for logos, titles and other ‘on air’ graphics. That’s a massive number of keyers, all built in as standard!
Use pre-recorded HyperDeck clips in live programs!
ATEM Switchers work seamlessly with Blackmagic HyperDeck SSD recorders. You can connect up to 4 HyperDecks as sources, just like cameras, to playback pre-recorded clips during live program production! You can see the clips on each HyperDeck, select any clip, cue it, pre-roll, and play it back at any time. You can even create macros to record from an incoming camera source and play it back in slow motion! That’s perfect for adding pre-recorded spots or promos, credit rolls, or even slow motion instant re-plays to your live program production!
The fastest way to set up and automatically trigger events!
To automate complex sequences of precisely timed actions on your ATEM switcher, you can now create powerful shortcuts called macros. Record a sequence of transitions between video sources, including key effects, audio mixer adjustments, camera control settings and more using the ATEM software or hardware control panel. Macros are saved as XML files that can even be edited with a standard text editor so you can combine them together to build sophisticated sequences that would be impossible to execute manually during a live production! That means you can create unique looks for your programs that can be recalled instantly, copied between switchers and used over and over again!
Amazing Ultra HD
Massive 3840 x 2160 video resolution!
ATEM live production switchers are the world’s first Ultra HD live production switchers! 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 live production switcher is always ready for Ultra HD whenever you need it!
The flexibility to work in SD, HD or Ultra HD
All switchers support 6G-SDI so you can work in the highest quality Ultra HD, and because the SDI connections are regular BNC connectors, you can also select the switcher to any format and simply plug in your SD or HD equipment. 6G-SDI supports any SDI format from SD, HD up to Ultra HD 2160p30. That means 6G-SDI gives you compatibility to work in any format, plus you can switch to Ultra HD for incredible quality that’s 4 times the resolution of HD! Work in SD, 720p, 1080i or 1080p up to 60fps as well as Ultra HD up to 30 fps all on the one switcher!
When you need high frame rate, fast action production!
The incredibly advanced ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model goes beyond the 6G-SDI of other ATEM switchers because it includes the latest 12G-SDI for twice the frame rate of the other models, up to an incredible 2160p60. That’s frame rates of up to 60 fps in Ultra HD! 12G-SDI also supports all regular 720p, 1080i and 1080p HD video formats, which means you have the switcher you can use today for regular HD work, while being ready for Ultra HD when you need! Only 12G-SDI gives you high frame rate Ultra HD via a single BNC connection that also plugs into all your regular HD equipment!
Remote Camera Control
Full camera control from your switcher!
Get full control of your cameras right from the ATEM software control! The new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast and Blackmagic Studio Cameras can be direct controlled via the SDI program feed back to the camera, so you can control their built in camera settings and full color corrector, all remotely from the ATEM software control panel! When it comes to control you get two options for camera control, a CCU layout for traditional camera control style, or a color corrector interface which is almost identical to the DaVinci Resolve’s primary color corrector so you can use all your creative color correction skills from DaVinci Resolve for adding incredible styles and innovative looks to live production!
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 live production 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 hardware based switcher for incredible reliability
Broadcast and live production situations demand mission critical reliability! That's 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!
1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
2 x XLR Program 2 x XLR Monitor.
1 x XLR Timecode in and 1 x XLR Timecode out.
Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
On all 20 inputs.
20 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.
2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.
1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.
3 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
1 x 10-bit (From Ultra HD 4K to HD).
1 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included).
1 x USB 2.0 port.
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 2082.
REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
16 with Chroma/Linear/Luma key.
1 Stinger, 1DVE .
Software or optional hardware panel.
Red for program and green for preview indication.
2 x 10 Views for 20 total views.
Select HD or Ultra HD.
64 with fill and key.
2 with fill and key.
PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
WAV, MP3 and AIFF.
Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Built in HD LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.
< 7 Lines
24 input x 2 channel mixer.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.
Yes, program x 1.
ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.12 Sierra, Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64bit.
Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS 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.
2 Rack Unit Size.
0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
-20 to 60 C (-4 to 140 F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
SD card with software and manual
Mac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows 8.1 and 10.
2 x Internal 100 - 240 AC.