Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

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Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

  • 20x 12G-SDI Video Inputs
  • 6x Auxiliary Outputs
  • SuperSource
  • Audio Mixer
  • Built in HD LCD monitor
  • UHD 4K and HD Switching
  • Front Buttons Aux switching
  • Built in Camera Control
  • Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync Genlock

ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K by Blackmagic Design is a rack-mounted live event multi-camera production switcher with the 20 x 12G-SDI (10-bit HD/UHD 4K switchable; 2-channel embedded audio). This device has luma and chroma keyers features for the real-time effects and composites in the Ultra HD with the 10-bit processing. The two downstream keyers give you the capability to use two graphics/logos/titles/lower thirds from up to 32 stored graphics in a wide variety of formats.

This ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K supports HD and UHD 4K (3840 X 2160) video formats, at up to 60p. For connectivity, this unit has 12G-SDI for video inputs, 12G-SDI program output with SDI, and for AUX outputs is 12G-SDI. In addition, there is the input and output that consists of XLR, RCA, XLR Timecode, and XLR Talkback. Not to be left out, there is Sync input which uses the Tri-level sync (BNC). As for Multi-view outputs, there is the SDI type. For you who want to have a direct connection or connection in the network-based can rely on the Ethernet port.

More about the features, this ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K also provides you with the built-in SuperSource layer switcher additional four independent DVE channels, as such allowing you to have reposition and resize the live camera's position, video replays, broadcast graphics, and other functions. There are the built-in 24-inputs of audio mixer that function to embed SDI audio from 20 active video inputs plus two XLR as well as unbalanced RCA inputs for extra flexibility of the audio options. To make the easy usage for the operation, you can also add ATEM 1 M/E and 2 M/E Broadcast physical control panel.



Ultra HD Support

3840 x 2160p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94


HD Format Support

1280 x 720p: 50, 59.94

1920 x 1080p: 23.98 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94

1920 x 1080i: 50, 59.94


Video Sampling



Bit Depth  



SDI Compliance 



Color Space

REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020



Video Inputs

20 x 12G-SDI (10-bit HD/UHD 4K switchable; 2-channel embedded audio)


Program Output

3 x 12G-SDI (10-bit HD/UHD 4K switchable)


Down-Converted Program Out

1 x SDI 10-bit (from UHD 4K to HD)


Preview Output

1 x 12G-SDI (10-bit HD/UHD 4K switchable)


AUX Outputs

6 x 12G-SDI (10-bit HD/UHD 4K switchable)


Audio Input

2 x XLR

2 x RCA

1 x XLR Timecode

1 x XLR Talkback


Audio Output

2 x XLR Program

2 x XLR Monitor

1 x XLR Timecode

1 x XLR Talkback


Sync Input

1 x Tri-level sync (BNC)


Frame Synchronizer

20 x (on all SDI inputs)


Multi-View Outputs

2 x SDI



Control Panel Connection: 1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT

Note: Supports direct connection or connection across a network


Tally Output

Added via Ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface device (available separately)


USB Interface

1 x USB 2.0




4K to HD down-conversion supported via 1 x SDI program output


Processing Delay

< 2 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


Media Player

Media Players




Fill and key for each Media Player


Still Image Capacity

32 with fill and key


Clip Capacity

2 with fill and key


Maximum Clip Length

UHD 4K: 360 frames

1080: 1440 frames

720p: 3200 frames


Image File Formats  

Still Image: PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF

Video: TGA sequence

Audio: WAV, MP3 and AIFF


Multi-View Monitoring

Number of Windows

Total: 20

Routable: 16



Red for program and green for preview indication


Window Source Labels



Front Panel Controls


Resolution: 1366 x 768



42 LED buttons for Aux switching




Up to 14



Upstream Keyers: 4

Downstream Keyers: 2

Linear/Luma Keyers: 7

Chroma Keyers: 4



Pattern Generators: 7

Color Generators: 2



Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE): 1 and 1

DVE with 3D Borders and Drop Shadow: 1


System Requirements

Operating System

OS X: 10.9 (Mavericks) or 10.10 (Yosemite)

Windows 64-bit: 7 or 8 Note: ATEM Software Control Panel included free



USB 2.0 (or faster) required for connecting ATEM Broadcast Studio to computer - required to use ATEM Software Control Panel and ATEM Setup Utility software.


Compatible Control Panels

ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred

Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel



Power Requirements

2 x Built-in universal AC power supply (100 to 240 VAC)


Power Consumption

300 W


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


Rack Height




(W x H x D)

19 x 3.54 x 9.25" / 48.3 x 9 x 23.5 cm



Not specified by manufacturer


Packaging Info

Package Weight

11.85 lb


Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

19.3 x 10.7 x 5.0"


In The Box

Software SD Card

Limited 1-Year Warranty

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher

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