Blackmagic Introduces Ultra HD ATEM Television Studio 4K8
New 12G-SDI live production switcher with built in broadcast panel and support for standards up to 2160p60.
The new ATEM Television Studio 4K8 live production switcher combines all the great broadcast features of the ATEM Television Studio HD with additional support for Ultra HD standards up to 2160p60. It features 8 standards converted 12G-SDI inputs, 10 x 12G-SDI aux outputs for external recorders and a 4 port 10G Ethernet switch. It also supports live streaming, talkback and optional internal network storage as well as a joystick for precise DVE control.
The ATEM Television Studio 4K8 is a professional live production switcher built into a broadcast control panel that can be used for high end work while being extremely portable. It can be used in small venues that don't have the access for equipment racks or broadcast vans. Features include a powerful switcher with 8 standards converted 12G-SDI inputs, 10 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, 4 chroma keyers, 2 downstream keyers, SuperSource, 2 media players and lots of transitions. Plus it includes a whole television studio of features such as hardware streaming, recording, audio mixer, talkback, multiview and optional internal network shared storage.
The built in media pool stores broadcast quality graphics and animations that can be played back using the built in media players. For highest quality, all media supports RGB colorspace with alpha channel, allowing transparency and layering. The media pool can hold 20 HD or Ultra HD resolution stills. With the new ATEM Television Studio 4K8 model, motion graphics clips for animations and stingers can be up to 800 frames in 720HD, 400 frames in 1080HD and 200 frames in 2160 Ultra HD.
This unit is perfect for news and on-set presentation work because it features 4 Advanced Chroma Keyers for green screen keying effects. The chroma keyers include features such as a color picker to sample background colors for automatic generation of the key parameters. There is even a foreground color corrector so users can match the foreground and background layers for seamless compositions. The keyer can also be used for pattern and DVE keying.
With a built in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Television Studio makes it possible to do complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer features enough channels for all SDI inputs, as well as extra channels for the XLR, RCA and MADI inputs. Each input channel features the highest quality 6 band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as level and pan controls. The audio mixer is extremely powerful and it can be adjusted from the front panel using the dedicated audio mixer controls and LCD.
ATEM Television Studio has a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming to a global audience. You can live stream to services such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitch in better video quality and without dropped frames. Streaming works using the Ethernet connection to the internet, or customers can connect a smartphone to use mobile data.
If users are building a podcasting studio or customers need more microphones, then the ATEM Microphone Converter allows audio input expansion. It connects to the ATEM Television Studio using the MADI port, so there's no complex setup and customers can daisy chain units to add more inputs. Each converter has 4 analog inputs that are mic/line selectable and have phantom power. The design features amazing quality with an extremely low noise floor of -129dBV, a dynamic range of 131dB(A), low distortion of 0.002% and uniform tolerances across all channels. It even uses 8 separate ADCs on each input to collectively extend the dynamic range. Plus it has a fun HDMI monitoring output with scrolling audio waveforms.
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