ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD

Blackmagic Design ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD

Blackmagic Design ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD

  • Up to 40 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs
  • Up to 24 customizable 3G-SDI outputs
  • 4 x 3G-SDI Multiview Monitoring
  • Includes DVE and stinger transitions
  • Built-in 156-channel Fairlight audio mixer
  • Support up to 1080p60
  • 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers
  • 1 x USB-C Webcam Output
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UPC: 9338716007848

The Blackmagic Design ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD features of the 2 M/E model with 40 x 3G-SDI inputs, 24 x 3G-SDI outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers, 4 multiview, and 2 SuperSource for 12 x DVEs in total.

Key Features:

  • Advanced design with built-in front panel controls.
  • Up to 40 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs.
  • Up to 24 customizable 3G-SDI outputs.
  • Includes up to 4 independent multiview with multiple layout options.
  • Includes DVE and stinger transitions.
  • Professional talkback compatible with ClearCom and RTS.
  • Internal media for stills and motion graphics.
  • Includes new ATEM Advanced Chroma Key.
  • 4 upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma keyers per M/E row for green/blue screen work.
  • Multi-rate 3G-SDI for all HD television standards including 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
  • Built-in 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer.
  • Includes free software control panel.
  • Compatible with all ATEM hardware control panels.
  • All features are included with no extra customer costs.

Advanced Broadcast Power
The ATEM Constellation HD switchers have a compact rack mount design and an integrated control panel. This enables switcher operation, which is critical during setup or for emergency use. A large LCD is also included, allowing you to view program output and change switcher settings via on-screen menus. The switcher's compact design is ideal for portable live production, with connections for 3G-SDI inputs, 3G-SDI aux outputs, balanced audio, and Ethernet control on the rear. The top 4 M/E model even has serial control RS-422 and MADI digital audio connections. Despite its immense power, the ATEM Constellation is extremely quiet thanks to its innovative high efficiency thermal system.

Designed for Large-Scale Live Events
ATEM Constellation HD switchers, which come in three powerful models, are ideal for concerts and music festivals because they allow you to place cameras in all areas of the stage for incredible coverage! Even live sports benefit from a large number of inputs, and DVEs allow you to create multi-layer compositions to cover the action. Live programming is the quickest way to create content! You get everything you need for complex program production with powerful internal graphics and a plethora of ATEM advanced chroma keyers. ATEM Constellation is also ideal for house of worship programming because it is large enough to produce professional results while remaining simple enough to train a volunteer crew!

Mix Effects in True Broadcast Style Switching
ATEM Constellation HD employs a professional "program/preview" mode of operation, similar to how large broadcasters employ live production switchers. This means you're employing the same switcher as the television industry. Program/preview style switching will be possible with both the free ATEM Software Control and the optional hardware ATEM Advanced Panels. This means you can test a source on the preview bus before switching it on air by pressing the CUT or AUTO button. This two-step program/preview process results in far fewer errors! ATEM Constellation's program/preview operation means it is the best solution for preparing students for a career in broadcast television!

Up to 40 Standards Converted 3G-SDI Inputs
The ATEM Constellation HD family features models that have up to 40 independent 3G-SDI inputs, with each input featuring its own dedicated up and cross converter. That means it’s possible to convert any 1080p input source to the video standard of the switcher! That means you could have each switcher SDI input running a different television standard and all the inputs will just work! On the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD model, you can even loop out audio channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 from SDI inputs 1 to 30 to the two MADI digital audio outputs, so you can hand off the switcher input audio to an external audio engineer for mixing.

Up to 24 3G‑SDI Outputs
The ATEM Constellation HD family have a massive number of fully independent 3G-SDI outputs. Even the small 1 M/E model has 6 x 3G-SDI outputs! Then the 2 M/E model has 12 x 3G-SDI outputs and the 4 M/E model has a massive 24 x 3G-SDI outputs. These SDI outputs are very powerful because you can independently route any SDI input or any internal source to each SDI output. That’s perfect for running independent feeds to stage screens, master recorders and streaming processors. Or use the SDI outputs for ISO recorders, where each deck will get a resynchronized switcher input with matching timecode. All SDI outputs contain program audio, RP-188 timecode, SDI camera control, tally and talkback.

Complete Front-Panel Control
You can walk up to the ATEM Constellation and operate it at any time thanks to a control panel built into the front panel. ATEM Constellation HD has similar features to ATEM Mini, making it an excellent upgrade when you require a larger switcher! Furthermore, the front panel control buttons are the same premium type found on full-sized panels, making them extremely reliable. From the front panel, you can even control keyers, media, and fade to black! On the front panel, there is an industry standard 5 pin talkback headset connector as well as controls for talkback control. Furthermore, almost every operational feature of the switcher can be accessed via the front panel LCD and menu buttons!

Video Software with USB Webcam Output
The USB-C connection on the ATEM Constellation HD serves as a webcam source to aid in live streaming. That means you can plug it into a computer and use any video software! The software thinks the ATEM Constellation HD is a regular webcam, but it's actually a live production switcher! This ensures complete compatibility with any video software and full resolution 1080HD quality. Choose any software you want, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Skype, for a new way to present in a professional multi-camera broadcast quality style! The ATEM Constellation HD webcam output is also compatible with streaming software like Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster, and others!

Choose between hardware and software control panels
All ATEM switchers have a wide range of hardware and software control options, and control panels can be shared between all ATEM models for different events. A free software-based control panel for Mac and Windows is included with ATEM Constellation HD. You can control the switcher, upload media, mix audio, and control cameras using the software, which connects to the switcher via Ethernet or USB. When you require additional power, you can add an ATEM Advanced Panel for professional switching or an ATEM Camera Control Panel for camera control. There's even an ATEM developer SDK available to help you create your own custom automation control solution!

Multiview with Labels, Tally, and Meters
The built-in multiview feature allows you to monitor multiple sources on a single screen. The 1 M/E model comes with one multiview, the 2 M/E model comes with two independent multiviews, and the 4 M/E model comes with four independent multiviews! Any view can be fed from any external SDI input as well as any internal video source. All multiviews are completely customizable and can be set to 4, 7, 10, 13, or 16 simultaneous views. That adds up to 32 total views on the 2 M/E model and a whopping 64 total views across 4 monitors on the 4 M/E model! On each view, you can add the tally border, source label, and VU meters as an overlay. In addition, a red and green border will show the tally on each view, letting you know which sources are on the air.

More Information
In the box Blackmagic Design ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD
Limited 1-year warranty
Video Interface  
Video Inputs 40 x 3G-SDI 
Video Outputs 24 x 3G-SDI 
Reference Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst
Webcam Output 1 x USB-C supporting 720p or 1080p at PGM frame rate
Multi-View Monitoring 4 x 3G-SDI
Audio Inputs 2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack
1 x 32 stereo channel BNC MADI in
1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback
Audio Outputs 2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack
2 x 32 stereo channel BNC MADI out
1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback
SDI Audio  2-Ch embedded audio on all SDI inputs.
2-Ch embedded audio on all SDI outputs.
Timecode Connections None
Other Connections  
Remote RJ12 supports RS-422
Control Panel Connection Ethernet
Direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
Internal Timecode Generator Yes
Talkback RJ45 for 3rd party talkback systems.
Tally Output Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product
Ethernet Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T
Video Format

SD Video Standards

HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60

SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B.
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 709
SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects between 1.5G-SDI and level A or level B 3G-SDI.
Upstream Keyers 16
Downstream Keyers 4
Advanced Chroma Keyers 16
SuperSource 2
Talkback Support Yes
Mix Minus Support Yes
Linear/Luma Keyers 21
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)

4 x Stinger
4 x DVE

Number of Layers 28
Pattern Generators 21
Color Generators 2
Control Panel Front fascia emergency switching, software or optional hardware panel.
Routable Windows 64
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication.
Windows Source Labels Yes
Media Player  
Media Players 4
Channels Fill and key for each media player
Media Pool Still Image Capacity 60
Media Pool Clip Capacity 4 x up to 1080p60
Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD 1200 frames
Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD 600 frames

Media Pool Still Image Format
Media Pool Video File Format TGA Sequence
Media Pool Audio File Format WAV, MP3 and AIFF
Processing Delay < 10 lines
Audio Mixer 156 Channel mixer
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
6 band parametric EQ, Dynamics including Expander, Gate, Compressor and Limiter.
Down Conversion None
Front panel Built-in 5" HD LCD monitor
Control Panel Included ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 11.11 Big Sur, Mac 12 Monterey or later and Windows 10 or 11
Software Updates Using USB or Ethernet connection directly connected to Mac OS 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 Mac 11.1 Big Sur
Mac 12.0 Monterey or later
Windows 10 and 11
Power Requirements  
Power Supply 2 x Internal 100 - 240 AC
Power Usage 147W estimated
Installation 2 Rack Unit Size
Environment Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensin
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 9.1 x 3.48"
Weight  11.53 lb 
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