Blackmagic Design Declares New ATEM Constellation HD Switchers

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackmagic Design as we speak introduced a brand new household of reside manufacturing switchers that embrace highly effective broadcast options, whereas together with the newest electronics know-how so they’re extraordinarily inexpensive. The brand new fashions are a 1 M/E mannequin with 10 x 3G‑SDI inputs, 2 M/E mannequin with 20 x 3G‑SDI inputs and a 4 M/E mannequin with 40 x 3G‑SDI inputs. All fashions embrace full requirements conversion on each SDI enter, 4 ATEM superior chroma keyers per M/E row, a DVE per M/E row, media gamers, bigger media pool and far more. These new switchers are designed as an expert improve for ATEM Mini clients who have to increase, or for giant broadcasters who wish to improve their studios to get a contemporary switcher. ATEM Constellation HD switchers can be found instantly from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$995.

The ATEM Constellation HD switchers will probably be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2022 sales space N302.

ATEM Constellation HD switchers function a compact rack mount design with a in-built management panel. This enables operation of the switcher, crucial throughout setup or for emergency use. Additionally included is a big LCD so clients can see program output and alter switcher settings through on display screen menus. The compact design is ideal for transportable reside manufacturing, with the rear of the switcher together with the connections for 3G-SDI inputs, 3G-SDI aux outputs, balanced audio and Ethernet for management. The highest 4 M/E mannequin even contains RS-422 for serial management and MADI digital audio connections.

With a management panel constructed into the entrance panel, clients can merely stroll up and function the ATEM Constellation at any time. Plus the entrance panel management buttons are the identical premium kind used on full sized panels so they’re extraordinarily dependable. Clients may even management keyers, media and fade to black from the entrance panel. Plus the entrance panel LCD and menu buttons additionally permit nearly each single operational function of the switcher to be accessed.

The ATEM Constellation HD household options fashions which have as much as 40 impartial 3G-SDI inputs, with every enter that includes its personal devoted up and cross converter. Which means it’s doable to transform any 1080p enter supply to the video customary of the switcher. Which means clients might have every switcher SDI enter working a unique tv customary and all of the inputs will simply work.

The ATEM Constellation HD household have an enormous variety of totally impartial 3G-SDI outputs. Even the small 1 M/E mannequin has 6 x 3G-SDI outputs. Then the two M/E mannequin has 12 x 3G-SDI outputs and the 4 M/E mannequin has an enormous 24 x 3G-SDI outputs. These SDI outputs are very highly effective as a result of clients can independently route any SDI enter or any inner supply to every SDI output. Or use the SDI outputs for ISO recorders, the place every deck will get a resynchronized switcher enter with matching timecode. All SDI outputs comprise program audio, RP-188 timecode, SDI digicam management, tally and talkback.

The in-built multiview lets clients monitor a number of sources on a single monitor. The 1 M/E mannequin contains 1 multiview, the two M/E mannequin has 2 impartial multiviews and the 4 M/E mannequin has 4 impartial multiviews. All exterior SDI inputs, plus all inner video sources may be routed to any view. All multiviews are totally customizable and may be independently set to 4, 7, 10, 13 or 16 simultaneous views. Clients can add the tally border plus supply label and VU meters as an overlay on every view. Plus a pink and inexperienced border will present tally on every view, so clients know what sources are on air.

ATEM Constellation HD contains a variety of broadcast high quality native transitions akin to combine, dip, wipe, and extra. All transitions may be personalized within the system management menus with changes for border coloration, border width, place, route and much more. The ATEM Constellation switcher features a highly effective digital video results processor for DVE transitions, which can be utilized to squeeze the present image off display screen revealing a brand new video beneath it. The DVE may even be used to create graphic wipe transitions.

To maintain crews working as a single artistic staff, ATEM Constellation options in-built talkback. Talkback helps a 5 pin XLR headset connector, plus a rear mounted RJ12 connector for interfacing with trade customary talkback techniques akin to ClearCom or RTS. Clients get full talkback management together with program and engineering loops, sidetone management for listening to the headset mic into the headphones and program combine. ATEM Constellation HD additionally helps SDI talkback that makes use of SDI channels 15 and 16 for 2-way communication with Blackmagic Design cameras. Clients may even use channels 13 and 14 for engineering talkback.

The in-built media pool shops broadcast high quality RGBA graphics and animations that may be performed again immediately by the two or 4 media gamers. The in-built media pool holds graphics to be used with the media gamers and the 1 M/E mannequin can maintain 20 stills and 200 body animations, the two M/E mannequin can maintain 40 stills and 400 body animations and the 4 M/E mannequin can maintain 60 stills and 600 body animations.

For information or digital set work, ATEM Constellation HD is ideal because it options numerous ATEM superior keyers for prime quality chroma or luminance keying. The chroma keyer is extremely highly effective and includes a coloration picker to pattern background colours for automated technology of the important thing parameters. Clients get exact controls for edge and flare, and there’s even a foreground coloration corrector so clients can match the “look” of the foreground layer to the background layer making seamless compositions doable. The keyer may also be used for sample and DVE keying. Clients get 4 ATEM Superior Keyers on the 1 M/E mannequin, 8 ATEM Superior Keyers on the two M/E mannequin and 16 ATEM Superior Keyers on the 4 M/E mannequin.

With 4 upstream chroma keyers per M/E row, clients get the right resolution for constructing digital units. With so many ATEM superior chroma keyers, clients can use a keyer per digicam to create a seamless composition of the digicam over the customized background. Even the 1 M/E mannequin has sufficient keyers to generate a 4 digicam digital set. Clients can use exterior picture processors for digital units, or clients may even construct a set digicam digital set by loading pre rendered nonetheless picture backgrounds from the media gamers and media pool. Clients can setup macros to vary cameras and cargo the proper background into the media gamers. With a lot flexibility, clients can experiment to check out completely different studio setups.

Along with the DVEs within the M/E rows, the two M/E and 4 M/E fashions embrace highly effective SuperSource multi layer processors with 4 additional DVE layers plus a background layer, that every one seem to ATEM Constellation HD as a further enter supply. Any switcher video enter can be utilized for every SuperSource DVE, then it’s all layered collectively over a media pool customized background. SuperSource is rather like having an additional multi-layer VFX switcher in-built. SuperSource is ideal for doing image in image shows for interviews as a result of clients can arrange the impact whereas maintaining the principle DVEs free for different duties. The ATEM 4 M/E Constellation even has 2 fully impartial SuperSource processors.

The SDI inputs may also deal with embedded audio and blend audio from all video inputs. Plus this system outputs embrace talkback, tally and digicam management data. Which means clients can join any of the switcher SDI outputs again to the digicam for program return, digicam management, and talkback.

With a in-built Fairlight audio mixer, the ATEM Constellation makes it doable to do extraordinarily complicated reside sound mixing. The interior mixer has as much as 156 enter channels, for the largest audio mixer in a reside manufacturing switcher. Audio is de-embedded from all of the SDI video inputs and handed to the audio mixer. Then the 4 M/E mannequin has additional audio mixer enter channels for the MADI audio inputs. Every enter channel options the best high quality 6 band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate in addition to full panning. Clients get additional channels for the analog enter, talkback microphone and media gamers. All this audio energy may be managed through the ATEM Software program Management or a Mackie suitable panel.

The ATEM Software program Management Panel provides clients complete management over their switcher and is included free. The ATEM Software program Management Panel includes a fantastically designed interface with a visible switcher and parameter palettes for making fast changes. The ATEM Software program Management additionally lets clients entry digicam management, audio mixing, media, macro programming and even management of HyperDeck disk recorders. Clients may even save the complete state of the switcher as XML information, plus all media is backed up from the media pool.

All rows of M/E buttons embrace built-in LCDs for dynamic enter button labeling. The 1 M/E mannequin includes a single M/E row with 10 enter buttons. The two M/E mannequin options 2 M/E rows with 20 enter buttons. The large 4 M/E mannequin options 4 M/E rows with 40 enter buttons per row and 4 impartial system management LCD screens.

Not like different switchers, all options are included within the buy worth. Which means clients get all options totally enabled and all the time prepared to be used. There aren’t any license charges to permit clients to make use of options and no ongoing month-to-month prices. This implies customers won’t ever expertise a license expiring 5 minutes earlier than their program begins. Superior options akin to multiview, SuperSource, DVEs or the ATEM Superior Keyers are all the time enabled and all the time prepared to make use of.

“We’re excited to introduce these new reside manufacturing switchers, as many excessive finish broadcasters do not want Extremely HD, however they nonetheless have to improve their studios,” stated Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Plus quite a lot of our ATEM Mini clients have been rising and doing progressive work. They’re now seeking to improve and buy extra superior switchers that may sustain with their work as their streaming channels develop. It’s a really thrilling time!”

ATEM Constellation HD Switchers Options

  • Superior design with in-built entrance panel controls.
  • As much as 40 requirements transformed 3G-SDI inputs.
  • As much as 24 customizable 3G-SDI outputs.
  • Consists of as much as 4 impartial multiviews with a number of structure choices.
  • Consists of DVE and stinger transitions.
  • Consists of as much as 4 DVEs.
  • Skilled talkback suitable with ClearCom and RTS.
  • Inner media for stills and movement graphics.
  • Consists of new ATEM Superior Chroma Key.
  • 4 upstream ATEM Superior Chroma keyers per M/E row for inexperienced/blue display screen work.
  • As much as 4 impartial DVEs.
  • Multi charge 3G-SDI for all HD tv requirements together with 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
  • In-built 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer.
  • Consists of free software program management panel.
  • Suitable with all ATEM {hardware} management panels.
  • All options are included with no additional buyer prices.


ATEM Constellation HD switchers can be found now from US$995, excluding native duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.


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