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ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

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ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

Broadcast quality all in one live production switcher

Product Code: BMD-SWATEMTVSTU/PROHD

Suggested Retail Price £1,895+VAT

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ATEM Television Studio Pro HD has grabbed the headlines as Blackmagic's first mixer with an integrated panel. There are some interesting features you may have missed on the switcher including:

  • 12V DC in for use in the field
  • Camera control of Blackmagic Design cameras, including the Studio/Micro studio/Ursa Mini Range
  • Individual talkback to allow communication with selected camera operators
  • Individual audio controls
  • Direct buttons for many functions, including macros

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  • Broadcast quality all in one live production switcher
  • Integrated broadcast switcher and professional hardware control panel
  • 4 x 3G-SDI and 4 x HDMI inputs for a total of 8 inputs, all with auto re‑sync
  • Supports all video formats from SD to 720p, 1080i and 1080p HD up to 60fps
  • 1 x built in multi view for 8 sources, as well as preview and program
  • Built in media pool graphics storage for 20 RGBA stills
  • Built in DVE with borders and drop shadow
  • Transitions include cut, mix, dip, SMPTE wipes and more
  • 1 upstream keyer including chroma keyer plus 2 downstream keyers
  • 1 auxiliary output with 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 analogue audio inputs
  • Internal sources include black, colour bars, two colour generators and 2 media player outputs
  • Ethernet connection for computer connection. Mac and Windows control panel software included
  • Compatible with all ATEM Broadcast Control Panels
  • Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync genlock input for integration into large systems

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Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analogue audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD combines a professional broadcast hardware control panel with a powerful 8 input switcher. It includes 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs, all with re-sync, so customers can connect a total of up to 8 different sources such as professional SDI broadcast cameras, consumer HDMI cameras, computers and even video game consoles.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is compatible with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 and also features two channels of analogue audio in, RS-422, Ethernet and a built in IEC power supply, along with program and auxiliary outputs. Customers also get both SDI and HDMI multiview outputs so they can monitor all sources, preview and program outputs, along with labels, audio meters and more, all on a single big screen television or broadcast monitor.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is perfect for everything from professional broadcast studio shows and broadcast sports, to customers working on video blogs, gaming videos, internet talk shows, weddings, concerts, seminars and more. With resynchronization on every input, switching is completely glitch free which means that customers can even use it as a front end controller for AV systems and cleanly switch between sources with the press of a button.

Featuring a portable design, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is packed with high end broadcast features that make it possible to create an entire live switched program, complete with effects and transitions. The hardware panel features large illuminated buttons for switching between sources, along with corresponding audio buttons, one touch transition buttons, downstream keyers, fade to black, media player, cut buttons and more. There’s also a built in LCD screen for previewing source and program video, a spin knob and additional buttons for menus and to adjust settings. Customers simply press the button for the source that they want to see next in the program, then hit the cut or auto button to switch sources, add effects, or even key in graphics.

When used with Blackmagic Studio and URSA Mini cameras, customers get a complete remote control solution that includes talkback, tally, colour correction, camera control and more, without having to add any additional cables or proprietary control boxes. These cameras feature a built in colour corrector that can be remote controlled, making it possible to balance camera colour and create unique looks, all from the control panel. In addition, customers can adjust focus and iris on compatible lenses, change camera settings, and even remote control PTZ heads.

For maximum speed and flexibility in live productions, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD includes a free software control panel for Mac and Windows that allows multiple users to be connected at the same time. That means customers can have one person switching the program while another mixes the audio and another uploads or changes graphics, while another person remotely colour balances and controls the cameras.

The software control panel features an intuitive interface with different pages for switching, managing media, mixing audio, and remote controlling and colour correcting cameras. The Switcher page is modeled after a physical hardware control panel making it fast and easy for customers to switch between sources, adjust transitions, add upstream and downstream keyers, and more. The Media page lets customers drag and drop up to 20 RGBA graphics into the media pool and automatically upload them to the switcher’s flash memory so they can be recalled and used in realtime during a live program. The software control also features a 10 channel audio mixer that can be used to adjust and balance levels from all inputs, including the analogue audio inputs. The audio mixer displays meters, has sliders for adjusting levels, and controls for turning channels on or off, using the audio follows video feature and more.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD gives customers true broadcast quality transitions, effects and graphics. Transitions such as mixes, wipes and dips are done by simply pressing a button on the control panel. There are 37 included transitions, giving customers massive creative options because they can customize things such as border, border colour and width, position, direction and more. In addition, there’s a built in 2D DVE for adding digital video effects that can position, resize and scale live video, all in realtime. That means customers can create professional picture-in-picture effects, use DVE powered transitions like squeeze and slide between sources, or create graphic wipe transitions with their own graphics.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD has a built in media pool that can store 20 graphics that can be used with the two built in media players. The media pool uses flash memory, so images are saved even after the power is turned off. That means customers can create completely custom graphics to use in their own programs. In addition, there is an upstream keyer with full chroma keying for green screen shots so customers can add weather maps, graphics, or even virtual sets. The upstream keyer works with chroma, patterns, shapes and linear keys.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD also features 2 downstream keyers for adding graphics, logos and bugs to video. Customers can use a HyperDeck Studio Mini with ATEM Television Studio Pro HD as a source for ProRes 4:4:4:4 motion graphics files with alpha channels. That means customers can get fill and key graphics composited over live video, or they can use motion graphics with alpha as transitions between sources, all in real time.

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD also includes a built in talkback converter for SDI cameras. The talkback information is sent back to the camera via the SDI program return feed on the rarely used SDI audio channels 15 and 16. When working live with a reporter in the field, there can be a slight delay that causes them to hear themselves as an echo in their headset. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD includes a new mix minus feature that sends back all the program audio except their own voice, so they don’t hear a distracting echo of themselves while reporting.

Choosing the right Blackmagic Design ATEM for the job, now including the ATEM Mini Pro

Do you work in live production? Do you run a multi-camera set up? If so, you probably experience the same frustrations that we often come across – there are never enough inputs, never enough outputs, always the wrong sort of feed coming into the switcher... The Blackmagic ATEM line up is one of the biggest on the market so there’s likely to be a mixer that meets your needs. But how do you select the right one for you to give you what you require today and is ready for tomorrow’s challenges? When deciding what ATEM is going to work best for you, these are the main questions you’ll need to ask yourself:

Getting Started on YouTube Live

With the ever-growing popularity of web streaming and content, especially on YouTube and Twitch; the need for a high level production (or one that at least looks like it) is accelerating.  Just turning your webcam on won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to be up against a lot of competing content that looks professional. Essentially, you’re looking at a small-scale live production, where every aspect needs to be considered. So, where do you start? The majority of streamers already out there, most likely, will have started out with a webcam, routed through a CDN platform like OBS, which is free software that, as well as streaming, provides basic mixing features that allow them to create live productions. A basic enhancement is to stream direct from a professional camcorder or attach your existing camera to a Teradek VidiU Go or Datavideo streaming encoder.And, by all means, that’s where you should start too. But if your channel starts to grow and you pick up a decently sized viewer base, you may be able to start gaining revenue from your channel through video monetisation or subscriber donations. At this point, it’s definitely time to update your gear. Webcams are fine but, like TV, it’s a competitive market and subpar equipment and production value will leave you in the depths…Only to be overlooked by a bored viewer, aimlessly scrolling through YouTube.

Video Streaming Solutions - Beginner's Guide

Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution for your needs – give us a call on 01457 851000.

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Choosing the right Blackmagic Design ATEM for the job | What you need to know

Do you work in live production? Do you run a multi-camera set up? If so, you probably experience the same frustrations that we often come across – there are never enough inputs, never enough outputs, always the wrong sort of feed coming into the switcher... The Blackmagic ATEM line up is one of the biggest on the market so there’s likely to be a mixer that meets your needs. But how do you select the right one for you to give you what you require today and is ready for tomorrow’s challenges? When deciding what ATEM is going to work best for you, these are the main questions you’ll need to ask yourself:

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

RedShark News: Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio HD and Web Presenter: first look by Ned Soltz

But there is a lot more to that unit than a simple switcher. It has 4 HDMI and 4 SDI inputs, keying, DVE, transitions, still store, external audio and a host of other features... The first look is indeed a very impressive one
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What's new in ATEM 8.3

  • Support for the new ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel
  • Support for the new ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel
  • Introducing Profiles for all Advanced Panels.
  • General performance and stability updates.

What's new in ATEM 8.2.3

  • Adds adjustable audio delay on the analog inputs on ATEM Mini models.
  • Allows the DVE to scale more than 100% in size on ATEM Mini and ATEM Mini Pro.
  • General performance and stability updates.

What's new in ATEM 8.2

  • General performance and stability updates
  • Support for ATEM Mini Pro

What's new in ATEM 8.1.2

  • General performance and stability updates

What's new in ATEM 8.1.1

  • General performance and stability updates

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
  • SD card with software and manual

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