Blackmagic: ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
- Advanced live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, DVE, SuperSource and much more
- Switch between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards
- Multi View Monitoring - Use a single screen for all your monitoring
- Large graphics memory
- Exciting multi layer effects
- Massive 3840 x 2160 video resolution
- Live mix multi channel audio from your cameras in real time
- Compact 2 rack unit size
- ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
- Software CD
World's Most Advanced Live Production Switcher With 20 6G-SDI Inputs, DVE, SuperSource and Much More
Take your live production beyond broadcast quality. ATEM Production Studio 4K has 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 Production Studio 4K 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.
Highest Quality Connections
Connect to SDI and HDMI equipment in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
ATEM Production Studio includes advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K inputs that are SD, HD or Ultra HD switchable so you can connect to virtually anything! Every input supports embedded audio mixing and features a frame resynchronizer so you can use sources without genlock such as consumer HDMI cameras or even 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.
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers let you connect loads of sources and monitor them all at the same time using the built in multi view. Multi view makes it easy to see your cameras, graphics, preview and program outputs on single screen. That means you don't need lots of monitors to see all your individual cameras! You get HDMI and SDI multi view outputs so you can connect to professional broadcast SDI monitors or even low cost big screen televisions using the HDMI multi view output! The advanced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K model features 2 independent multi view outputs so you can see up to 16 cameras across 2 screens.
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers have an amazing choice of transitions including Cut, Mix, Dip and Wipe patterns. The advanced 1 M/E and 2 M/E models also give you key frame based DVE moves, flying graphics and animated stingers.
Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and more. With so many creative options you can always find the perfect 'on air' style, so there's no limit to the combination of exciting effects you can create.
All ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers include powerful upstream keying for amazing broadcast effects! Layer live video, titles, graphics and animation over live video or graphic backgrounds with incredible quality using chroma, luma, linear and pattern keying. You get 4 built in upstream keyers and a DVE in the ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K so you can create mind blowing broadcast multi layer effects for your production.
Internal media players
You can store broadcast quality RGBA graphics in the media pool ready for instant playback via the ATEM media players. The two media players appear as input sources to your switcher. You can transition to graphics as full frame video or feed them to the keyers for overlaying video. Popular image formats such as PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF are supported. The advanced ATEM 1 M/E and 2 M/E Production Studio 4K models feature a larger media pool with live clip storage plus 32 still graphic support.
With the included Adobe Photoshop plug-in, you can create graphics live and then instantly download them into the ATEM media pool. Most graphic designers know and use Adobe Photoshop™ every day and now you can use their creative skills on your live production! Designers can create professional broadcast graphics such as logos, lower thirds, scorecards and other real time graphics that can be downloaded directly to the media pool. Now you can instantly change live graphics in seconds.
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.
2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
Extra Audio Inputs
1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback
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.
Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)
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.
SMPTE 259M, 292M
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.
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.
Hardware based real time.
< 2 Lines
22 input x 2 channel mixer.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.
4K to HD Down Conversion
Yes, program x 1
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
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.
Built in LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.
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 Length in Ultra HD 4K
Maximum Clip Length in 1080
Maximum Clip Length in 720p
Maximum Clip Length in NTSC/PAL
Media Pool Still Image Format
PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
Media Pool Video File Format
Media Pool Audio File Format
WAV, MP3 and AIFF.
Multi View Monitoring
Number of Windows
2 x 10
Red for program and green for preview indication.
Windows Source Labels
2 Rack Unit Size.
2 x built in international AC power supply. 100-240V AC
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
2 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty