Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher

Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher

  • 20 x 12G-SDI Video Inputs
  • 4 M/E Switcher
  • Supports UHD 4K and HD Switching
  • 16 Advanced Chroma Keyers
  • 1 Down Converted HD Program Output
  • 2 Ultra HD Multiview Outputs
  • 4 DVEs and 4 Keys SuperSource
  • Media Store and 4 Media Players
  • Hardware or Software Mac/PC Control
Availability: In stock
UPC: 9338716005356

The Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher is world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 video switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation 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-synchronization on each input and much more.

Get one of the world’s most compact and advanced switchers with the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K. You get an incredibly high performance live production switcher designed to work with the latest formats and high frame rates, all the way up to Ultra HD 2160p59.94! You get 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers with 4 per M/E, perfect for advanced work and virtual sets. As the most advanced ATEM switcher, this model also includes the latest technology and features such as 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engine with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each 12G-SDI input and much more! The multi rate 12G-SDI connections automatically switch between all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p59.94 with a single BNC cable! Even if you're not working in Ultra HD now, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K has all the power and features for the highest end live production work, while being Ultra HD ready the instant you need it!

Digital Video Effects
Position, resize, rotate and scale in real time!

The 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K models include a powerful digital video effects processor. Use this amazing high quality DVE to position, resize, rotate and scale live video all in real time. Create professional picture-in-picture effects with customizable 3D borders, shadows and lighting. Add dynamic DVE transitions to your production with squeeze, push, swoosh and spin effects that displace your live video revealing the next source. You can even use the DVE for graphic wipe transitions! 


Add multi box compositions quickly and easily with ATEM SuperSource! With ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, you get a completely separate 5 layer switcher with the power of 4 picture in picture DVEs and 4 keyers that you can assign to any ATEM video input! Imagine using SuperSource for multi camera interviews or picture in picture production while leaving all your M/Es, keyers and DVE completely free for other tasks. SuperSource compositions can also be quickly saved and recalled in an instant!

Dual Media Players

ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K includes media pool memory that lets you download still frames and graphics for keying using the two built in media players. All popular image formats are supported, or you can direct download from Photoshop CC with the included plug-in. ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K supports 64 Ultra HD RGBA still frame graphics and 180 frames of real time Ultra HD video or 720 frames of real time 1080 HD video.

Advanced Chroma Keyer
Introducing the new ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer!

All ATEM switchers feature built in chroma, luminance, linear and pattern keyers, however the new advanced ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model now features a new next generation advanced chroma keyer that lets you pull incredibly clean keys for truly professional, broadcast quality live compositing. The advanced keyer features adjustable on-screen controls for selecting and sampling a region of color from the image. This new keyer also features foreground, background and edge adjustment controls, and chroma correction tools for spill and flare suppression so you can fine tune the key. Best of all, on the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model you now get 4 advanced chroma keyers on each of the 4 mix effects rows so you can create massive multi layer effects! Plus all ATEM switcher models included an extra 2 independent downstream keyers for logos, titles and other ‘on air’ graphics. That’s a massive number of keyers, all built in as standard!

12G‑SDI Performance
When you need high frame rate, fast action production!

The incredibly advanced ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model goes beyond the 6G-SDI of other ATEM switchers because it includes the latest 12G-SDI for twice the frame rate of the other models, up to an incredible 2160p60. That’s frame rates of up to 60 fps in Ultra HD! 12G-SDI also supports all regular 720p, 1080i and 1080p HD video formats, which means you have the switcher you can use today for regular HD work, while being ready for Ultra HD when you need! Only 12G-SDI gives you high frame rate Ultra HD via a single BNC connection that also plugs into all your regular HD equipment!








More Information
In the Box Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
SD card with Software and Manual
Limited 1-year warranty
Video Inputs 20
Video Outputs 13
Aux Outputs 6
SDI Rates 15G, 3G, 6G, 12G
Audio Inputs 2 x XLR
2 x RCA
Audio Outputs 2 x XLR Program
2 x XLR Monitor
Timecode Connections 1 x XLR Timecode in 
1 x XLR Timecode out
Reference Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst
Video Input Re-sync On all 20 inputs
SDI Video Inputs 20 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable 2 channel embedded audio
Extra Audio Outputs 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback
SDI Audio Outputs 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs
Extra Audio Inputs 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback
SDI Program Outputs 3 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
Down Converted SDI Program Output 1 x 10-bit (From Ultra HD 4K to HD)
SDI Preview Outputs 1 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable
Quantity of Multi Views 2 x SDI
Multi View Outputs 2 x SDI
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 20 port
SD Video Standards None
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p5994, 1080p2398, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p2997, 1080p50, 1080p5994 1080i50, 1080i5994
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p2398, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p2997, 2160p50, 2160p5994
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 2082
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020
Product Specifics  
Upstream Keyers 16 with Chroma/Linear/Luma key
Downstream Keyers 2
Chroma Keyers 16
Talkback Support None
Mix Minus Support None
Linear/Luma Keyers 19
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) 1 Stinger, 1DVE
Total Number of Layers 26
Pattern Generators 19
Color Generators 2
DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow 1
Control Panel Software or optional hardware panel
Routable Windows 16
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication
Windows Source Labels Yes
Multi View Monitoring 2 x 10 Views for 20 total views
Multi View Video   Select HD or Ultra HD
Media Player  
Media-Players 4
Media Pool Still Image Capacity 64 with fill and key
Media Pool Clip Capacity 2 with fill and key
media-player Clip Length in 720 HD 3200 frames
media-player Clip Length in 1080 HD 1440 frames
media-player Clip Length in Ultra HD 360 frames
Media Pool Still Image Format PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF
Media Pool Video File Format TGA Sequence
Media Pool Audio File Format WAV, MP3 and AIFF
Interface Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
Front panel Built-in HD LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching
Processing Delay < 7 Lines
Audio Mixer 24 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
Control Panel Included ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 1011 El Capitan or macOS Sierra 1012 or later and Windows 81 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
Software Updates Using USB 20 connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers Includes ATEM Setup Utility
Configuration Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis
Operating Systems macOS 1012 Sierra, macOS 1013 High Sierra or later, Windows 81 or Windows 10
Power Requirements  
Power Supply 2 x Internal 110 - 240 AC
Power Usage 300W
Physical Installation 2 Rack Unit Size
Environment Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 19 x 9.25 x 3.54 inch
Weight 10.58 lb
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