The Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher
is a 2 RU-high, 8-source switcher that accepts four 10-bit HD/SD-SDI inputs, four HDMI inputs, and one analog video input for a total of eight simultaneous inputs, each with a frame synchronizer. The ATEM 1 M/E Switcher comes with a software control panel, and it's also compatible with the 1 M/E & 2 M/E Broadcast Panels from Blackmagic (not included
). The unit is designed to pass video only, so it strips away any audio embedded on the SDI input.
For live productions of all kinds, the ATEM 1 M/E represents an extremely affordable way to get in the game at a broadcast-quality level, switching HD and SD sources such as cameras with HDMI or SDI output, VTRs/DDRs, etc., and adding keys and graphics. Whether you'll operate via mouse & laptop or you're ready to switch your sources from a control panel, you're still operating at a very high level, with a 10-bit signal path throughout (depending on your video system, of course).
Program outputs come in the form of SDI, analog, and HDMI, and there are three auxiliary SDI outputs. There's also USB 3.0 output for Windows systems, for directly capturing a 10-bit master to your computer. The switcher features DVE transitions, seven keyers, two built-in media players for clips and stills, and multi-view output, which eliminates the need for separate monitors for each source.
Note! For a new ATEM 3.2 software update please follow the links below:
For Mac: Click Here
For Windows: Click Here