Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, 4 Upstream & 2 Downstream Keyers, 22-Input Audio Mixer, 20 6G-SDI & 1 HDMI Inputs

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About Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E

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.

Video Outputs
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.

Cut Transitions
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.

Mix Transitions
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.

Dip Transitions
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.

Control Interface
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.

Rack Mount
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.

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Specifications

Total Video Input
Total Video Output
SDI Video Input
20 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio
HDMI Video Input
1 x HDMI type A. 10-bit SD/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 or Blackburst
Internal Frame Synchronizers
20. All inputs
SDI Program Output
3 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
HDMI Program Output
1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
Down Converted SDI Program Output
1 x 10-bit (Ultra HD 4K to HD)
SDI Preview Output
1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
SDI Aux. Output
6 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
Quantity of Multi Views
2 x SDI plus 2 x HDMI, able to be used concurrently.
Multi View Outputs
2 x SDI and 2 x HDMI.
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
SD Format Support
625/25 PAL 4:3 and 16:9, 525/29.97 NTSC 4:3 and 16:9
HD Format Support
720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94
Ultra HD 4K Format Support
3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 259M, 292M
Video Sampling
Color Precision
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 2160 29.97Hz. Note: Also supported are; 24, 30 and 60 Hz inputs when switcher is in 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94 Hz formats respectively
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-bit or Windows 8 64-bit.
Software Updates
Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.
Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Colorspace Conversion
Hardware based real time.
Processing Delay
< 2 Lines
Audio Mixer
22 input x 2 channel mixer.
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.
4K to HD Down Conversion
Yes, program x 1
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.
Total Number of Layers
Upstream Keyers
Downstream Keyers
Linear/Luma Keyers
Chroma Keyers
Pattern Generators
Color Generators
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)
1 and 1
DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow
Yes, program x 1
Control Panel Compatibility
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.
Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Front Panel
Built in LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.
Media Players
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 Lengthhh in Ultra HD 4K
180 frames
Maximum Clip Lengthhh in 1080
720 frames
Maximum Clip Lengthhh in 720p
1600 frames
Maximum Clip Lengthhh in NTSC/PAL
3600 frames.
Media Pool Still Image Format
Media Pool Video File Format
TGA Sequence.
Media Pool Audio File Format
WAV, MP3 and AIFF.
Number of Windows
2 x 10
Routable Windows
Red for program and green for preview indication.
Windows Source Labels
Physical Installation
2 Rack Unit Size.
Power usage
Power Supply
2 x built in international AC power supply. 100-240V AC
Operating temperature
0deg. to 40deg. C (32deg. to 104deg. F)
Storage temperature
-20deg. to 60deg. C (-4deg. to 140deg. F)
Relative Humidity
0% to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D)
19.00 x 3.54 x 9.25" (48.26 x 8.99 x 23.49 cm)
9.0 lbs (4.1 kg)
Mfr #

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


So far, so good


from San Francisco, CA

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.

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