Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher

Blackmagic Design has announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, an advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and 16 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronisation on each input, and more.

In addition, Blackmagic Design has also announced a free software upgrade that adds all of the same new features to the previous ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model. That means customers using the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K get twice as many mix effects rows and 16 new next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers added to their switcher, absolutely free. 

The new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K lets users create live, switched, high frame rate HD and Ultra HD programs at up to 60 frames per second. Featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, users can connect the latest 2160p60 cameras using a single, standard SDI cable. The multi rate 12G-SDI connections automatically switch to 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI and HD-SDI so the switcher is compatible with existing HD equipment. The ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K can be used to master programs in 2160p60 while simultaneously outputting them in HD with realtime down conversion.

For keying and effects, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K gives customers a total of 16 new advanced keyers. Users get four new ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers on each of the four mix effects rows. The new keyers feature adjustable on-screen controls for selecting and sampling a region of colour, adjustment controls for foreground, background and edges, and chroma correction tools for spill and flare suppression. This allows uers to pull clean keys for professional broadcast quality composites and massive multi layer effects. 

The ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K works in both HD and Ultra HD and comes with four built-in media players and a larger media pool with more memory for graphics and video clips. The ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 16 built in all new ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, dynamic transitions, a powerful DVE, SuperSource multi layering, power macros, audio mixing, camera control with colour correction, and more. 

In addition to 12G-SDI technology, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features high quality professional broadcast connections. Every input has automatic frame re-synchronisation so users can take any source, even if it’s not referenced, and make clean switches. There are also two balanced XLR audio inputs and outputs for connecting mixers and other pro audio gear. The ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K has both an Ultra HD program output as well as a down converted HD program output, along with six auxiliary outputs for sending clean feeds out to giant screens, projectors, recorders or monitors. Dual Ultra HD multi view outputs let customers monitor program, preview and cameras on large screen Ultra HD displays. 

The ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K can be controlled using ATEM’s professional hardware control panels, including the new, compact ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, or using the ATEM Software Control on a Mac or Windows computer connected via ethernet. 

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