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Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD Portable Switcher

Blackmagic Design
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Live production switcher for broadcast and AV professionals. Supports 4x SDI and 4x HDMI inputs to connect up to (8) sources up to 1080p60. Includes re-sync, multiview output, preview display screen, AUX out, talkback, audio mixer and camera control unit.
Key Highlights
  • Integrated front panel controls
  • 8-Channel SDI/HDMI Switcher
  • 10-Channel Digital Audio Mixer


Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD is designed for both broadcast and AV professionals. It includes 4x SDI and 4x HDMI inputs so you can connect up to (8) sources, and it supports all formats up to 1080p60. Packed with high-end broadcast features, ATEM Television Studio HD offers re-sync on all inputs for clean switching, whether you're using professional or consumer cameras. Also includes multiview output to view all of your sources. Plus, it features preview and program on a single screen, aux out, built in talkback, 2 still stores, an audio mixer, camera control unit and more.

It is ideal for live production, episodic television, web shows, AV or even live coverage of video gaming competitions. Simply plug in your cameras, game consoles or computers and start switching live.

Portable Live Production Switching

The small form factor of the ATEM Television Studio HD offers portable switching for a number of applications with a set of professional, creative tools. ATEM Television Studio switchers are the fastest and most affordable way to create incredible HD programs immediately from your live event. This switcher is ideal for broadcasters, professional sports, concerts, seminars, or even the new emerging generation of web broadcasters using platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Twitch.tv. You can switch between multiple cameras, game consoles and computers in real time, all with broadcast quality transitions, graphics and effects. Both models feature clean professional switching so there’s never a glitch when changing sources. That means you can even use it as a front end controller for your AV system and switch between multiple sources with the press of a button.

The all-in-one design includes a built-in AC power supply, front panel controls with input source buttons for switching, a built-in LCD screen, spin knob and more. It is small enough to use on your desktop or cart, or you can mount it in equipment racks using an optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf. That means it fits alongside your other Blackmagic Design products such as Teranex Mini converters, HyperDeck Studio Mini recorders, Blackmagic MultiView 4 or Blackmagic Web Presenter, all in a single rack unit.

Front Panel Control

The front panel controls on ATEM Television Studio HD feature 8x large, illuminated buttons for switching, along with audio controls, buttons for the down stream keyer, fade-to-black, media players, and cut-bus style or automatic switching with transitions. That means you can create a program right from the front panel. It makes it ideal for professional AV installations where you need to switch between sources. The built-in LCD screen lets you adjust all switcher features via menus, plus it can be used for video and audio monitoring, aux control and to display the audio channel you're adjusting.

You can purchase separately the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, which is more of a traditional style switcher with a post house layout on a wider board.

Free Software for Mac or Windows for Computerized Control Panel

For the ultimate in creativity and control, this switcher includes a free, elegant software control panel (with purchase of your ATEM Television Studio HD) for your compatible Mac or Windows computer. Use the control panel and parameter palettes to switch cameras live, change transitions and adjust key settings. You can also load graphics for display or keying, control the hardware audio mixer, automate clip playback from decks and program and activate macros. The powerful camera control lets you remotely adjust iris and focus, camera settings and color correction, all via SDI.

Work alone on your laptop computer or, for more complex events, use multiple laptops and people to switch, control cameras, mix audio, and manage graphics and media, all at the same time. If you're new to live production then you can start with ATEM Television Studio HD, then upgrade to ATEM Television Studio Pro HD as you grow and do more complex work.

SDI and HDMI Inputs

Connect up to 8 cameras, game consoles, computers or other sources to your ATEM Television Studio HD switcher and support all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. This switcher provides reference input, analog audio in, RS-422 PTZ control, and Ethernet for connecting hardware or software control panels. Unlike other switchers, all video inputs feature automatic frame re-synchronizers, so you don't need expensive genlock cameras. This means you can plug in any video source.

Professional SDI Outputs

ATEM Television Studio HD includes professional SDI program and aux outputs, along with SDI and HDMI outputs for multiview monitoring. The SDI program output lets you connect to professional decks and recorders, like HyperDeck Studio Mini, so you can record your program at the highest possible quality. The multiview SDI and HDMI outputs make it easy to monitor your program on virtually any display, including your consumer HD televisions. The Aux output lets you send your switched program or a clean feed without graphics and overlays out to another display, deck, or even massive screens on stage behind a performer.

MultiView on a Single Monitor

When you're creating a live program from multiple cameras, it is important to be able to see all of the video sources at the same time. MultiView output allows you to view up to (8) channels of video on your single HDMI television or SDI monitor. You can see all of your cameras, tally indicators, graphics, preview and final program output on the same display at the same time. Customize labels, see audio meters, set safe area markers, and more. Connect any standard HDTV to get perfect multi camera monitoring in any location.

Broadcast Quality Transitions

Select and use broadcast quality transitions, such as:

  • Cut
  • Mix
  • Dip
  • Wipe
  • DVE Push
  • DVE Squeeze
  • Graphic Wipe

You can also adjust the duration of transitions, along with an incredibly wide range of options including border, border color and width, position, direction and more. There are (18) completely customizable transitions for the high-end broadcast look you need. You can also use the DVE for transitions, create graphic wipes, and even stingers when you use it with a HyperDeck Studio Mini playing back 4:4:4:4 graphics with fill and key back to the switcher.

DVE Transitions & Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Effects

A powerful digital video effects (DVE) processor lets you position, resize and scale live video, all in real time. That means you can create professional picture in picture effects with customizable borders and drop shadows with lighting. Imagine using a picture in picture effect to superimpose a commentator when covering events such as sports, training videos, interviews and even gaming competitions. You also get 17 DVE powered transitions that you can use to squeeze and swoosh between sources, or to create graphic wipe transitions with your own graphics.

Real-Time Talkback 2-Way Communication

ATEM Television Studio features built in talkback that takes advantage of rarely used SDI channels 15 and 16 to send talkback audio to and from the camera. There's also headset connections on the front panel for talking to and listening from cameras that support SDI talkback. The talkback from the camera is embedded in the SDI video feed from the camera to the switcher. If you connect the talkback SDI outputs of the switcher back to the camera, then the director's talkback audio is sent to the cameras along with tally and camera control. The 4x SDI outputs feature talkback to cameras with mix minus. This lets you send program audio back to an interviewee so they hear everything except themselves, and won’t be distracted by hearing a delayed audio echo.

Titles & Graphics

Store up to 20 of your own custom graphics or logos and get them on air in seconds. Simply upload the files from the media management page of the software control panel into the ATEM's media pool, then select any file to play through the 2x integrated media players when you need them. The media players use flash memory, so your graphics are saved after the power is turned off! There’s even an included Photoshop plug-in that lets you upload graphics from Photoshop directly into the ATEM media pool from a computer over an ethernet network. Now you can get custom titles and graphics on air in seconds.

Real-Time Keyers for Green Screen Effects

ATEM Television Studio HD includes an upstream keyer with full chroma keying for green screen and blue screen shots. That means you can remove the screen and add weather maps, graphics, and incredible virtual sets behind the on-screen talent. The upstream keyer works with chroma, patterns, shapes, and linear keys. You also get (2) downstream keyers for adding graphics, logos and bugs to your video. Because ATEM Television Studio HD is so small, you can even install a HyperDeck Studio Mini in the rack right next to it. You can use it as a source for ProRes 4:4:4:4 motion graphics files with alpha channels that you can key over your live video in real-time.

3G-SDI Connections up to 1080p60

The included multi-rate 3G-SDI connections support SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video formats. That means you can work with any professional camera or deck in all formats ranging from NTSC/PAL up to 720p, 1080i and even 1080p up to 60 frames per second.

Professional Audio Mixer

Use the professional audio mixer in the ATEM Television Studio HD to mix camera audio with audio from the analog XLR inputs, as well as other HDMI sources, like computers and gaming consoles. You can fully mix audio right from the front panel, or you can use the audio mixer control tab on your Mac or PC to get a complete on screen, multi track mixing interface with level meters. Easily direct camera and external audio with precision level and balance adjustments, quickly enable and disable channels, or set audio to automatically follow the video source.

Remote Camera Control

Get full control of your cameras right from the ATEM software control. The Blackmagic Studio Camera can be controlled via the SDI program feed to the camera, so you can control its built in camera settings and full color corrector, all remotely from the ATEM software control panel. There are two types of control interface, a CCU layout for traditional camera control style, or a color corrector interface which is the same as DaVinci Resolve's primary color corrector so you can use all your color correction skills from DaVinci Resolve for adding incredible creativity to live production.

AUX SDI Output Feeds to Big Screen or Video Projectors

ATEM Television Studio has an independent auxiliary output that's perfect for feeding big video screens on stage, or can also be used to send "clean feeds" without on air graphics to recorders for program mastering. The front panel aux button makes it easy to select exactly what you want to send to the aux output. Auxiliary outputs can be selected to any video input, media players, the preview bus, test signals and more. Aux outputs are also fantastic for technical monitoring, such as when you are doing camera control, because it can be set to automatically switch to the camera you are adjusting.

Customize Your Rack Mount with Accessories

ATEM Television Studio HD fits in ⅔ of a rack width so you can mix and match additional equipment in a smaller space. You could rack mount ATEM Television Studio HD and use the free space to add your HyperDeck Studio Mini as a master recorder, all in a single rack unit. You could even add the optional Teranex Mini converters to convert additional sources between SDI and HDMI. Combine this with the optional Blackmagic SmartView 4K for an ideal multiview monitor, or add an optional Blackmagic Duplicator 4K that lets you simultaneously record your program to 25x SD cards at the same time, so you can sell them to customers at the end of the event.


What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD Portable Switcher


Key Highlights

  • Integrated front panel controls
  • 8-Channel SDI/HDMI Switcher
  • 10-Channel Digital Audio Mixer
  • Upstream & downstream keyers
  • DVE for transitions and keyers
  • MultiView
  • 3/4 RU


Audio Accessory Type:
Mixer - (10) input, 2-Channel Mixer

Color Grading Tools

Color Tool Type:
Video Switcher
Control Panel Notes:
Color Precision - 4:2:2 10-bit
Color Space - 4:2:2 YUV
Colorspace Conversion - Hardware based real time.


Operating System:
MAC OS X 10.10 Yosemite, MAC OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10


Output Connector/Port:
1 x Other - Program Out
4 x SDI
1 x Headphone Jack - Headphone Out
Input Connector/Port:
4 x HDMI
1 x Ethernet
1 x RS-422
1 x Microphone Jack - Mic In
4 x SDI
2 x 3-pin XLR - Audio In
1 x AC In - AC Power In

Media Conversion

Channel Count:
8-Channel - (8) video inputs
I/O Delay:
Processing Delay - (6) lines
Keyer Notes:
1 x Chroma Keyers
1 x Upstream Keyers - with Chroma/Linear/Luma key
2 x Downstream Keyers
3 x Linear/Luma Keyers
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) - DVE ONLY
Media Notes:
2 x Media Players - with non volatile flash memory
Channels: Fill and Key for each Media Player
Media Player - Fill and key for each Media Player (there are 2)
Media Players: 2, with non-volatile flash memory
Media Pool Still Image Format - PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF. Capacity of 20 with fill and key.
Multiview Notes:
Multi View Monitoring - 1 x 10 views
Multiview Video Standard - HD
Processing Details:
1 x DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow
2 x Color Generators
2 x Pattern Generators
5 x Total Number of Layers
Interface # of Windows - 1 x 10
Routable Windows - 8 routable and 2 fixed for Program and Preview
Tally Output - Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included)
Tally - Red for program, Green for preview indication
Windows Source Labels - Yes
Supported Resolutions:
HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers - 720 x 480i 59.94Hz, 720 x 576i 50Hz, 1280 x 720p 59.94Hz 50Hz and 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 and 1920 x1080i 50 and 59.94Hz 60Hz.
HD Video Standards - 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94
SDI Compliance - SMPTE 259M, 292M and 424M
SD Video Standards - 525i59.94 NTSC 4:3 or 16:9, 625i50 PAL 4:3 or 16:9
Interface Type:
LCD Screen - Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768

Mixers / Audio

Mixer Features:
Production Mixer - Headphone output level control with separate mix of Program, Talkback and Sidetone.
Metering - Level & Peak


Power Input:
1 x AC - Internal 110 - 240V

Software / Apps / Plugins

Software Options:
Upgrades - Using USB connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.
PC Requirements:
MAC - Mac OS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 or later
Windows - Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
Software/App Notes:
Configuration - Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Software Included:
ATEM Software Control Panel - FREE for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later, or Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
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