ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K

MSRP: $3,995.00


ATEM Switchers Operation Manual
Instructional Video

Product Highlights

  • Supports NTSC/PAL/HD/UltraHD 4K @ 10-bit
  • Supports 4K Resolution Over SDI or HDMI
  • 20 x 6G-SDI & 1 x HDMI Inputs
  • Tri-Sync/Blackburst Ref. Sync Input
  • 10 x Built-In Frame Synchronizers
  • Two Independent Multi-View Outputs
  • Program Outputs in SD/HD/4K HD
  • 4 Upstream & 2 Downstream Keyers
  • 22-Input Audio Mixer
  • Hardware or Software Mac/PC Control


OverviewSpecificationsKey Features

ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

The World’s Most Advanced Live Production Switcher

Create stunning multi camera live production with the world’s most advanced production switchers! ATEM switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can connect a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and computers.

You get powerful features such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view and more! The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K features extra inputs, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, larger media pool with full motion clips and 3 auxiliary outputs!

Advanced Live Production

Creative features with advanced technology

Take your live production beyond broadcast quality! ATEM Production Studio 4K has all the features you need for the most innovative live concerts, sporting events, theater productions, conferences and more! When you’re doing live events with super large high resolution screens, then simply switch your ATEM Production Studio 4K to Ultra HD for incredible quality. Many live events now use massive high resolution LED screens and projectors and now you can drive those screens in full resolution!

ATEM Production Switchers
The perfect solution for live broadcast such as sports and news.

Ultra HD Support 3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97
HD Format Support 720p 50/59.941080i 50/59.94

1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94

SD Format Support NTSC: 525/29.97 – 4:3/16:9PAL: 625/25 – 4:3/16:9
HDMI Input Resolution Supported Input resolutions for computer:720 x 480i 59.94 Hz

720 x 576i 50 Hz

1280 x 720 50/59.94 Hz

1920 x 1080 50/59.94 Hz

3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97 HzNote: Also supported are: 24, 30, and 60 Hz inputs when switcher is in 23.98, 29.97, and 59.94 Hz formats respectively.

SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, 292M
Video Inputs 20 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)1 x HDMI Type A (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)

2 Channel embedded audio for SDI and HDMI inputs

Audio Input Digital20 x Embedded audio via SDI or HDMI


2 x XLR

2 x RCA

Extra Audio Inputs

1 x XLR Timecode

1 x XLR Talkback

Audio Output SDI Audio Output2 Channels embedded into SDI outputs


2 x XLR Program

2 x XLR Montior

Extra Audio Outputs

1 x XLR Timecode

1 x XLR Talkback

Sync Input 1 x SDI, Tri-Sync or Blackburst
Frame Synchronizer 20 x Internal frame synchronizers (all inputs)
Program Output 3 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)1 x HDMI Type A (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)

1 x SDI (Ultra HD to HD downcoverted output)

Preview Output 1 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
Auxiliary Output 6 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable)
Multi View Output 2 x SDI2 x HDMI
Multi View Output 1 x SDI1 x HDMI
Ethernet 1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT input. Allows direct connection between control panel and chassis, or via network
Tally Output Added via Ethernet connection to Blackmagic Designed GPI and Tally Interface product (sold separately)
GPI Added via Ethernet connectionNote: GPI and Tally Interface product are optional and are not included
USB Interface 1x USB 2.0 port
Color Space Conversion Hardware based, real time
Processing Delay
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Space REC 601REC 709

REC 2020

Color Precision 10-bit
Audio Mixer 22 input mixer (2 channels per input)Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video

Level and Peak metering

Master gain control

Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring

Built-in Media Players
Quantity 2
Channels 2 x per Media Player (fill and key)
Still Image Capacity 32 with fill and key
Clip Capacity Quantity2 with fill and key

Maximum Clip Length

Ultra HD: 180 frames

1080p/i: 720 frames

720p: 1600 frames

NTSC/PAL: 3600 frames

Image File Formats StillPNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG, and TIFF


TGA sequence



Multi-View Monitoring
Display Minimum monitor resolution: 1366 x 768
Number of Windows 2 Multi-view display with 10 x windows for:Preview


16 x assignable displays

Tally Red for program and green for preview indicationNote: Requires optional Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally interface product
Window Source Labels Yes
Front Panel Controls
Buttons 42 LED buttons for Aux switching
LCD Display LCD display of Aux output
Control Panel
Compatibility ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel (preferred)ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel
Software Compatibility ATEM Software Control PanelMac

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later


Windows 7 64-bit

Windows 8 32/64-bitConfiguration

Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis

Layers 13 total
Keyers 4 x Upstream2 x Downstream

7 x Linear/Luma

1 x Stinger

4 x Chroma

1 x DVE, with 3D borders and drop shadows

Generators 7 x Pattern2 x Color
Power Supply 2 x built-in power supply110/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Note: IEC power cord required, not included

Power Consumption 150 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
Rack Size 2 RU
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.00 x 3.54 x 9.25″ (48.26 x 8.99 x 23.46 cm)
Weight 9.0 lb (4.1 kg)

Innovative Design

Elegant machined metal design in a super compact size!

Design Logos
ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers feature an elegant machined aluminum front panel with dedicated buttons to let you switch auxiliary outputs. You can use the built in video screen to monitor auxiliary outputs or as technical monitoring to help during set up! You get the highest quality video and audio connections that switch virtually all SD, 720p HD, 1080i HD, 1080p HD and Ultra HD formats, plus built in multi voltage power supply so you can take your switcher anywhere in the world!

ATEM Production Studio includes advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K inputs that are SD, HD or Ultra HD switchable so you can connect to virtually anything! Every input supports embedded audio mixing and features a frame resynchronizer so you can use sources without genlock such as consumer HDMI cameras or even computers for live PowerPoint™ presentations! You also get 2 balanced XLR audio inputs for connecting professional mixers and a HiFi audio input for consumer equipment like an iPod®.

Get all the outputs you need to record your video master and to broadcast your program to the audience at the event! ATEM includes program and down converted program outputs plus auxiliary outputs allowing clean feeds, perfect for connecting to giant outdoor LED screens, projectors, disk recorders, monitors and broadcast decks! The multi view outputs are 1080i HD so you can use any TV or monitor. You also get a balanced XLR output of your audio mix, which is also embedded into all video outputs.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 x 19.1 x 5 in


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