The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD is an entry-level 4 SDI, 4 HDMI switcher with front panel switching control of up to 1080/60p video. Key features include:
4 channels each of 3G-SDI and HDMI input
Ingests up to HD 1080/60p video
2-channel audio input via XLR
Front panel switching control
HD SDI & HDMI Switcher. The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD offers switching of 4 channels each of 3G-SDI and HDMI input at up to a resolution of HD 1080/60p. This switcher does not have built-in standards conversion.
Front Panel Control. This switcher allows for switching control from the front panel of the device. There are a variety of important functions made quickly available via dedicated buttons on the panel such as input selection, audio controls, source controls, and menu access.
Built-In Effects. The switcher is preloaded with video transitions, effects, color grading, and chroma keying, and it features a dedicated DVE processor to make it happen smoothly. A few more of the options at your disposal include PiP, still media playback, and live video scaling.
Inputs & Outputs. Video is handled by 4 3G-SDI and 4 HDMI Type-A inputs with resync, and outputs include four SDI program outputs with talkback, one SDI PGM output without talkback, auxiliary SDI output, and multiview available via SDI and HDMI. Audio input is provided by two XLR or one 1/4-inch mic input. Audio can be monitored with a 1/4-inch headphone output and we include an 1/8-inch adapter for consumer headphones as well.
We don’t think the provided LCD panel is adequate for monitoring in most situations. We recommend a larger monitoring solution so you can tell exactly what you’re switching.
HD Video Standards