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Blackmagic Design ATEM M/E Constellation HD

Blackmagic Design ATEM M/E Constellation HD

Regular price $995.00 USD
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Introducing ATEM Constellation HD by Blackmagic Design, the world's most powerful HD live production switchers!

Key Features on all models 

  • Supports 3G/HD-SDI at 10-Bit
  • Up to 16-Multiview Monitoring Windows
  • Webcam Output via USB Type-C
  • Frame Rate/Format Converter per Input
  • 4 x Upstream, 1 x Downstream Keyer
  • Chroma/Luma Keyer
  • Color/Pattern Generators
  • Hardware or Software Mac/Windows Control

ATEM 1 M/E (1 RU)

Key Features

  • 10 x 3G-SDI Inputs, 6 x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 28-Channel Audio Mixer

ATEM 2 M/E (1 RU)

Key Features

  • 20 x 3G-SDI Inputs, 12 x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 48-Channel Audio Mixer
  • 8 x Upstream, 2 x Downstream Keyer

ATEM 4 M/E (2 RU)

Key Features

  • 40 x 3G-SDI Inputs, 24 x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 156-Channel Audio Mixer
  • 16 x Upstream, 4 x Downstream Keyer

These incredibly powerful HD switchers are available in 3 great models, including a 1 M/E model with 10 inputs, a 2 M/E model with 20 inputs and a massive 4 M/E model with 40 inputs! Plus each SDI input features a full standards converter! ATEM Constellation includes advanced features such as DVEs, ATEM advanced chroma keyers, media players, multiviews, and SuperSource processors! Plus the built in Fairlight audio mixer includes a compressor, limiter, 6 band parametric EQ and expander on each input. The free ATEM Software Control is included, or you can add a 1 M/E, 2 M/E or 4 M/E ATEM Advanced Panel! 

Seriously Advanced Broadcast Power 

ATEM Constellation HD switchers feature a compact rack mount design with a built in control panel. This allows operation of the switcher, critical during setup or for emergency use. Also included is a large LCD so you can see program output and change switcher settings via on screen menus. The compact design is perfect for portable live production, with the rear of the switcher including the connections for 3G-SDI inputs, 3G-SDI aux outputs, balanced audio and Ethernet for control. The top 4 M/E model even includes RS-422 for serial control and MADI digital audio connections. Even with all this power, ATEM Constellation is extremely quiet with its innovative high efficiency thermal system. 

Designed for Massive Live Events! 

With 3 powerful models, ATEM Constellation HD switchers are ideal for concerts and music festivals because you can place cameras on all areas of the stage for amazing coverage! Even live sports benefit from the huge number of inputs and DVEs let you build multi-layer compositions to cover the action. The fastest way to produce programming is live! With powerful internal graphics and lots of ATEM advanced chroma keyers, you get everything you need for complex program production. ATEM Constellation is also perfect for house of worship programming as it’s big enough to allow professional results, but it’s very simple to learn so it’s easy to train a volunteer crew!  

True Broadcast Style Mix Effects Switching 

ATEM Constellation HD uses a professional "program/preview" style operation, which is the exact same way large broadcasters use live production switchers. This means you are using the same type of switcher used by the television industry. Both the free ATEM Software Control and the optional hardware ATEM Advanced Panels will allow program/preview style switching. This means you can select a source on the preview bus to ensure it’s correct before pushing the CUT or AUTO button to switch it on air. This 2 step program/preview process means far fewer mistakes! Program/preview operation means ATEM Constellation is the best solution for training students for a career in broadcast television! 

Full Front Panel Control 

With a control panel built into the front panel, you can simply walk up and operate the ATEM Constellation at any time. ATEM Constellation HD has similar features to ATEM Mini, so it’s a fantastic upgrade when you need a bigger switcher! Plus the front panel control buttons are the same premium type used on full sized panels so they are extremely reliable. You can even control keyers, media and fade to black from the front panel! There is an industry standard 5 pin talkback headset connector on the front panel, with controls for talkback control. Plus the front panel LCD and menu buttons also allow almost every single operational feature of the switcher to be accessed! 

Up to 40 Standards Converted 3G-SDI Inputs! 

The ATEM Constellation HD family features models that have up to 40 independent 3G-SDI inputs, with each input featuring its own dedicated up and cross converter. That means it’s possible to convert any 1080p input source to the video standard of the switcher! That means you could have each switcher SDI input running a different television standard and all the inputs will just work! On the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD model, you can even loop out audio channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 from SDI inputs 1 to 30 to the two MADI digital audio outputs, so you can hand off the switcher input audio to an external audio engineer for mixing. 

Up to 24 3G‑SDI Outputs 

The ATEM Constellation HD family have a massive number of fully independent 3G-SDI outputs. Even the small 1 M/E model has 6 x 3G-SDI outputs! Then the 2 M/E model has 12 x 3G-SDI outputs and the 4 M/E model has a massive 24 x 3G-SDI outputs. These SDI outputs are very powerful because you can independently route any SDI input or any internal source to each SDI output. That’s perfect for running independent feeds to stage screens, master recorders and streaming processors. Or use the SDI outputs for ISO recorders, where each deck will get a resynchronized switcher input with matching timecode. All SDI outputs contain program audio, RP-188 timecode, SDI camera control, tally and talkback. 

USB Webcam Output for Video Software 

To help with live streaming, the USB-C connection on ATEM Constellation HD operates as a webcam source. That means you can plug into a computer and get working with any video software! The software is tricked into thinking the ATEM Constellation HD is a common webcam, but it's really a live production switcher! That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality. Choose any software you like, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype for a new way to do presentations with a professional multi camera broadcast quality style! The ATEM Constellation HD webcam output also works with streaming software such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and more! 

 

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