The Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher is a 3 RU-high, 16-source switcher that accepts 16 10-bit HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HDMI input for a total of 16 simultaneous inputs, each with a frame synchronizer. The ATEM 2 M/E Switcher comes with a software control panel, and it's also compatible with the 1 M/E & 2 M/E Broadcast Panels from Blackmagic (not included).
For serious live productions of all kinds, the ATEM 1 M/E represents an extremely affordable way to juggle a large number of sources with aplomb, switching HD and SD sources such as cameras with HDMI or SDI output, VTRs/DDRs, etc., and adding keys and graphics while enjoying the multi-layer processing power of the SuperSource Compositing Engine for multi-box compositions. Whether you'll operate via mouse & laptop or you're ready to switch your sources from a control panel, you're still operating at a very high level, with a 10-bit signal path throughout (depending on your video system, of course).
Program outputs come in the form of SDI, analog, and HDMI, and there are six auxiliary SDI outputs. There's also USB 3.0 output for Windows systems, for directly capturing a 10-bit master to your computer. The switcher features DVE transitions, 13 keyers, two built-in media players for clips and stills, and two independent multi-view outputs, which eliminate the need for separate monitors for each source.
Broadcast-Grade Production Switcher
ATEM switchers include advanced technology and unique, powerful features, all built into a familiar M/E setup that's fast and easy to use. With an advanced broadcast SDI-based design, ATEM also includes loads of HDMI connections for connecting low cost HDMI consumer cameras! Now you can get started with live production, producing professional video right out of the gate.
Built to Perform
ATEM uses a familiar M/E style of operation, so you get an instantly familiar workflow that's fast and easy to use. ATEM is affordably priced because you can start with the chassis only with a software-based control panel for Mac and Windows. If you then need a complete solution, simply add the ATEM 1 M/E or 2 M/E Broadcast Panel (sold separately).
For the highest-quality video with extremely low processing delay, ATEM features a fully digital 10-bit design. This means you get the highest quality available from cameras, servers, and character generators, with true 10-bit video quality maintained throughout the entire signal path. Get better chroma keying and seamless layering from HDMI and SDI sources so all your video maintains that pristine, broadcast-quality look. Even ATEM's built-in analog video inputs and outputs feature low-noise A/D converters for incredible analog quality.
For the ultimate in portability, ATEM production switchers include beautifully designed control-panel software for Mac and Windows, so you can even use your switcher from your laptop. ATEM software control provides a professional M/E workflow control panel with parameter adjustments in simple-to-use palettes. You can manage the switcher media pool and set all adjustments. Switcher control includes full keyboard shortcuts. ATEM lets you start at a lower cost because you're not forced to buy a hardware control panel.
The ATEM 2 M/E panel is compatible with the following BMD switchers....
ATEM Production Studio 4K.
ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K.
ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K.
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K.
Save thousands of dollars on costly camera monitoring with ATEM's built-in multi-view. Multi-view allows 10 channels of video to be displayed on a single SDI or HDMI television or monitor. Views are fully routable, so you can select any external video source or any internal video source such as media players, color generators, auxiliary outputs, clean feeds, and more. You can change the multi-view layout, as well as customize the labels and set safe-area markers on the preview display. Multi-view includes tally, so on-air sources have red borders and preview sources have green borders. ATEM is so portable because you only need the ATEM chassis, laptop, and a single television for a complete multi-camera production environment.
ATEM is a professional broadcast SDI switcher, with an HDMI input for flexibility. Unlike with other switchers, every video input features an automatic frame re-synchronizer, so you can plug in any device and it always works. Imagine getting started with incredible multi-camera production using the latest low-cost and high-quality HD consumer cameras! ATEM is perfect at locations where you need to adapt to the environment because it includes SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs. You can send live program output to anyone who needs it because ATEM includes six program outputs in HD-SDI, HDMI, and USB 3.0, as well as permanently downconverted SD-SDI and composite video. All ATEM models include built-in black, bars, media player, and color generator sources. The ATEM multi-viewer includes both SDI and HDMI outputs, plus you get Aux outputs for connecting to stage screens and venue monitoring. The ATEM 2 M/E model features a 16 SDI inputs and one HDMI input for a total of 16 live simultaneous inputs. There are six Aux outputs (plus a USB 3.0 Aux output) and support for two independent multi-viewers.
When you're in the middle of a busy live production, the last thing you need is to make a mistake. ATEM includes a transition preview function that's as easy to use as pushing the Preview Transition button. The Preview Transition button lets you see how the transition will look on the preview output of the switcher. Now you can see the effect before it goes on air.