The BlackMagic Design 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! 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 switcher supports 4K Ultra HD video (3840 x 2160), which is four times the resolution of Full HD. The video format is set by the user and must be the same across each input, as the switcher cannot scale different input formats to match the project format. The switcher features 20 single link 6G-SDI and one HDMI 4K input, which allows you to connect SD/HD/Ultra HD and computer-based signals to the switcher. However, the HDMI input is shared with one of the SDI inputs, so you can only have a maximum of 20 inputs.
The switcher includes a built-in audio mixer for mixing and balancing embedded audio from all 20 video inputs as well as the two audio inputs, each with two channel support. This lets you manually mix sources or you can set mixer inputs to "audio follow video" so your audio crossfades as you switch between sources.
The switcher features two program outputs for the final video, delivering SD/HD/Ultra HD via three 6G-SDI port and one HDMI 4K connector. The switcher features six SDI auxiliary outputs capable of delivering the program out feed with or without the downstream keyer effects in SD, HD and Ultra HD. Control of the Aux output is by front mounted panel buttons and built-in LCD screen for immediate confirmation of the Aux output.
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.
Dissolves from one image to another. You can program a pre-set transition rate, or use the included software control panel or available hardware panels to manually transition from one shot to another.
Is similar to the mix/dissolve, except it first it transitions to a color/graphic or video source and then to the next shot.
Wipe Patterns Transitions
With 18 built-in wipe patterns, you can create over 100 different transitions and the patterns can be inverted or softened and you can customize the color of the border. You can also insert up to three live video streams into the borders.
Key Frameable Transitions
The built-in DVE allows you to create key frame based DVE moves, flying graphics and animated stingers.
The switcher features four upstream keyers and a DVE, allowing you to layer live video, title, graphics and animation over live video. You can choose from chroma, luma, linear and pattern keys at Ultra HD resolution with 10-bit processing. Two downstream keyers allow you to add graphics, lower thirds, titles and logos for a polished live production.
The switcher features back lit front panel control buttons for manual control. The switcher uses an Ethernet connection to interface with control surfaces such as the optional ATEM 1 M/E and 2 M/E Broadcast Panels. You can also control the switcher by using the included ATEM Software Control software from a Mac or Windows computer over Ethernet. You can control all production settings of the switcher as well as directly import graphics from your computer into the switcher's media pool.
The switcher is 2RU in height and has built-in rack mount ears for mounting in a production road case or in a post production facility.
Reviewed by 1 customers
This product is brand spanking new. After returning two different 1 M/E 4Ks due to a power supply recall and a bad ethernet port, I am extremely happy with the 2 M/E 4K. We just used it for a 3 day live event and it worked flawlessly (with about 14 inputs going, 3 program outs and 3 aux outs. It never had any issues at all. So far, so good. Can't beat it for the money.