The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K is a professional broadcast hardware control panel that features 8 12G-SDI inputs and supports all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p59.94, 12 total video outputs, one Aux output, and two XLR of analog audio, RS-422, Ethernet and a built-in IEC power supply, along with program and auxiliary outputs. All of ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K video inputs feature full re-sync and independent format and frame rate conversions which allow customers can connect a total of up to 8 different sources with various different frame sizes and frame rates, and cleanly switch between them. The switcher automatically converts everything to the program’s output format and frame rate.
Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K is a live production switcher and has integrated professional Fairlight audio mixing which has been well known in high-end feature film and television audio post-production for years. ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K gives users independent 6 band parametric equalizers on every single audio input. In addition, it also includes expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics on each input.
Blackmagic ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer is integrated on ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K. This advanced keyer is adjustable on-screen controls to select and sample a region of color, adjustment controls for the foreground, background and edges, and chroma correction tools for spill and flare suppression. That allows ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K can pull extremely clean keys to replace a blue or green screen for professional broadcast quality composites.
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K has integrated program and auxiliary outputs, two channels of analog audio in, RS-422, Ethernet and a built-in IEC power supply. The switcher also has both SDI and HDMI multiview outputs so users 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.
Featuring a portable design, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K 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.
The Blackmagic ATEM switcher 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 color 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 real-time. 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.
When used with Blackmagic Studio, URSA Mini, URSA Broadcast and Micro Studio cameras, customers get a complete remote control solution that includes talkback, tally, color correction, camera control and more, without having to add any additional cables or proprietary control boxes. These cameras feature a built-in color corrector that can be remote-controlled, making it possible to balance camera color 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.
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K has a built-in media pool that can store 90 frames of Ultra HD, 360 frames of 1080HD or 1440 frames of 720HD video 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 4K has video sources input and output, 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 4K 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 4K also includes a built-in talkback converter for SDI cameras which is perfect for live event. 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 4K includes mix minus which sends back all of the program audio to the camera but removes the reporter’s own voice, so they don’t hear a distracting echo of themselves while reporting.
For maximum speed and flexibility in live productions, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K 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 mixer and another upload or changes graphics, while another person remotely color balances and controls the cameras.