Blackmagic Design Release ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

​The new ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K is a professional all in one Ultra HD live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel. While not the biggest switcher in the BMD range, the company says it’s easily the most powerful switcher it has built.

It features 8 standards converted 12G-SDI inputs and this means you can plug in any HD or Ultra HD source and it will convert it to the switcher standard. With 12G-SDI you can work in 720pHD, 1080iHD, 1080pHD and Ultra HD up to 2160p59.94. Each input also has a 12G-SDI program output to send to cameras and for use with the built in talkback.

All of the 12G-SDI inputs feature full re-sync and independent format and frame rate conversions. That means 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.

“What’s really exciting is we have taken the Fairlight audio mixer and built it into this switcher,” says Blackmagic Design chief Grant Petty. 

This means each SDI input now features powerful audio processing including 6 Band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander/noise gate, proper pan, audio channel split to dual mono, stereo simulator on analog and mic inputs and an audio delay on the analog inputs.

There is also 90 frames of Ultra HD motion clip storage, or 360 frames in 1080 HD and 800 frames in 720p HD and the multiview can be selected between HD and Ultra HD.

The ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K also features the new ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer which Petty thinks can help “move live production into high end Ultra HD, while being an all in one design with switcher and control panel combined - it retains its portability.”

In fact, it fits into a standard equipment rack or fly away kit. Customers get the speed of a full size 1 M/E hardware control panel so they can work on complex, fast paced live events.

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.

The product costs US$2,995.

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