ATEM Constellation 8K
Blackmagic Design

ATEM Constellation 8K

Powerful 8K switcher with 8K DVE, standards converted 8K inputs, 8K SuperSource, 8K chroma key and 8K multi view!
Product Highlights
  • Designed for Massive Live Events
  • The Ultra HD Switcher Ready for an 8K Future
  • Seriously Advanced Broadcast Power
  • Full Front Panel Control
  • Massive 40 Standards Converted 12G‑SDI Inputs
  • 24 Customizable 12G‑SDI Outputs
  • Includes 8K Multiview with Labels, Tally and Meters
  • Broadcast Transitions, DVE, Stingers and More
  • Full Resolution 8K DVE
  • Professional Broadcast Talkback
  • Internal Media for Stills and Motion Graphics
  • Includes New ATEM Advanced Chroma Key in 8K
  • Multi Rate 12G‑SDI for HD, Ultra HD and Native 8K
  • The First Switcher with Big Professional Audio
  • Professional Fairlight Audio Mixer
  • Includes Free Software Control Panel
  • Add the Speed and Power of an ATEM Hardware Panel
  • Compatible with Blackmagic Cameras, Panels, Decks and More
  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

The new ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features, you can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher! You get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 x 12G‑SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input! Then when switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher! You even get built in talkback and a professional 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics! That’s an audio mixer so big, you can connect and use a full Fairlight audio console! ATEM Constellation 8K has also been designed as an ideal upgrade for ATEM Television Studio


Creative Transitions
ATEM live production switchers have an amazing choice of transitions including Cut, Mix, Dip and Wipe patterns. The ATEM Constellation 8K also gives you key frame based DVE moves, flying graphics and animated stingers! Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and more. With so many creative options you can always find the perfect 'on air' style, so there's no limit to the combination of exciting effects you can create

Upstream Keyers
All ATEM live production switchers include powerful upstream keying for amazing broadcast effects! Layer live video, titles, graphics and animation over live video or graphic backgrounds with incredible quality using chroma, luma, linear and pattern keying. The ATEM Constellation 8K has 4 advanced keyers for each M/E! That’s a massive 16 independent chroma keyers which means you can create mind blowing broadcast quality multi layer effects for your production.

Downstream Keyers
ATEM Constellation 8K features 4 downstream keyers so you can insert high quality graphics like logos, bugs and titles over the live 'on air' program output. Downstream keyers are the last layers of keying so they overlay all video switched to the main program. You can also easily bypass the downstream keyers by using the clean feed aux outputs. This means you can record the clean feed as your master and use the downstream keyers for overlays that you only want on air.

Perfect for live breaking news production, the DVE lets you create live crosses from the studio to the excitement on location. Create picture in picture effects with both the studio host and location reporter combined as one video output. The high quality DVE gives you control of size, position, and features 3D borders, drop shadows and lighting! You can save customized DVE positions and automatically trigger the picture to animate full screen or zoom as the live interview concludes.

Audio Mixer
ATEM's built in audio mixer is incredibly powerful and easy to use! Open the audio mixer control tab on your Mac or PC and you get complete multi track mixing control with level meters! You can direct camera and external audio with precision level and balance adjustments, enable and disable channels or activate audio follow video mode instantly. You can also connect to Mackie™ standard USB audio mixer panels, giving you hardware feedback and the feel of flying faders and meter displays.

SuperSourceIn addition to 4 full M/E’s, keyers and DVE, you get an additional 8 independent DVE channels so you can resize and position live cameras, video replays, broadcast graphics and more. SuperSource is like having an additional multi layer VFX switcher built in! Imagine being able to take a satellite video feed from 8 different locations to create multi camera interviews or a picture in picture live broadcast.

Multi View
ATEM live production switchers let you connect loads of sources and monitor them all at the same time using the built in multi view. Multi view makes it easy to see your cameras, graphics, preview and program outputs on a single screen. The advanced ATEM Constellation 8K features 4 independent multiview outputs that can each be individually customized or transformed into a single full resolution 8K multiview when you switch to 8K. Each multiview can be independently set to 4, 7, 10, 13 or 16 simultaneous views. Each view also has on screen status including a custom label, VU meters and tally.

Multiple TelevisionStandards
ATEM gives you the flexibility to work in different standards at any time! Most live production is currently being produced in HD or Ultra HD, and now you can work in the new 8K standard whenever you need. ATEM Constellation 8K is designed to operate in virtually any HD, Ultra HD and 8K television format, so you can operate in the HD or Ultra HD television format you need today, and then instantly switch over to 8K in the future! That’s a true future proof design.

Photoshop CC Plug‑in
With the included Photoshop CC plug‑in, you can create graphics live and then instantly download them into the ATEM media pool. Most graphic designers know and use Photoshop CC every day and now you can use their creative skills on your live production! Designers can create professional broadcast graphics such as logos, lower thirds, scorecards and other real time graphics that can be downloaded directly to the media pool. Now you can instantly change live graphics in seconds.

Price: AED 39,726*
*Prices are excluding VAT

Total Video Inputs 40 x up to Ultra HD / 10 x in 8K
Total Video Outputs 28 x up to Ultra HD / 7 x in 8K
Total Aux Outputs 24 x up to Ultra HD / 6 x in 8K
SDI Rates 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
Total Audio Inputs 2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack, 1 x 32 stereo channel BNC MADI in
Total Audio Outputs 2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack, 2 x 32 stereo channel BNC MADI out
Timecode Connections None
Reference Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst
Video Input Re-sync On all 40 inputs
Frame rate and format converters On all 40 inputs
SDI Video Inputs 40 x 10-bit 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p and 10 x 4320p switchable
Extra Audio Outputs 1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback
SDI Audio Outputs 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs
Extra Audio Inputs 1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback
SDI Program Outputs Any of the 24 SDI outputs
Down Converted SDI Program Output None
SDI Preview Outputs Any of the 24 SDI outputs
Total Multi Views 4 x up to Ultra HD / 1 x in 8K
SDI Multi View Outputs 4
HDMI Multi View Outputs None
Control Panel Connection Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
Internal Timecode Generator Yes
Tally Output Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included)
Computer Interface 1 x USB 2.0 port
SD Video Standards None
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94
1080i50, 1080i59.94
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94
8K Video Standards 4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p50, 4320p59.94
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-1 and SMPTE 2082-10, SMPTE 2082-12.
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020
SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects between level A and level B 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI. Requires 2SI in 8K mode.
Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers 16 x up to Ultra HD / 4 x in 8K with Chroma/Linear/Luma key
Downstream Keyersr 4 x up to Ultra HD / 2 x in 8K
Advanced Chroma Keyers 16 x up to Ultra HD / 4 x in 8K
Talkback Support Yes
Mix Minus Support Yes
Linear/Luma Keyers 21 x up to Ultra HD / 7 x in 8K
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) 4 Stinger, 4 DVE
Total Number of Layers 28 x up to Ultra HD / 7 x in 8K
Pattern Generators 21 x up to Ultra HD / 9 x in 8K
Color Generators 2
DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow 4 x up to Ultra HD / 1 x in 8K
Control Panel Front fascia emergency switching, software or optional hardware panel
Routable Windows 64 x up to Ultra HD / 16 x in 8K
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication
Windows Source Labels Yes
Multi View Monitoring
Multi View Monitoring 4 x 16 Multi View pattern options for up to 64 total views
Multi View Video Standard Select HD, Ultra HD or 8K
Media Player
Media Players 4 x up to Ultra HD / 1 x in 8K
Channels Fill and key for each media player
Media Pool Still Image Capacity 64 x up to Ultra HD / 24 x in 8K with fill and key
Media Pool Clip Capacity 4 x up to Ultra HD / 2 x in 8K with fill and key
Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD 3200 frames
Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD 1600 frames
Media Player Clip Length in Ultra HD 400 frames
Media Player Clip Length in 8K 100 frames
Media Pool Still Image Format PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF
Media Pool Video File Format TGA Sequence
Media Pool Audio File Format WAV, MP3 and AIFF
Interface Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
Front panel Built in HD LCD monitor for video, 42 LED buttons for setup and emergency switching, 8 source buttons, 4 transition buttons, 6 talkback selection and mix buttons, menu control knob and set button, front panel lock button
Processing Delay < 7 lines in up to Ultra HD / in 10 lines in 8K
Audio Mixer 156 Channel mixer
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video
Level and Peak metering
Master gain control
6 band parametric EQ, Dynamics including Expander, Gate, Compressor and Limiter
Down Conversion None
Control Panel Included ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.13 High Sierra, Mac 10.14 Mojave or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
Software Updates Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility
Configuration Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis
Operating Systems
Mac Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later
Windows Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
Power Requirements
Power Supply 2 x Internal 100 - 240 AC
Power Usage 300W
Physical Specifications
Width 19 in
Height 3.54 in
Depth 13.23 in
Weight 18.52 lb
Physical Installation
Physical Installation 2 Rack Unit Size
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Price: AED 39,726*
*Prices are excluding VAT

  • Full Front Panel Switcher Control
    On the front panel, the large keypad allows selecting any of the 40 inputs plus these buttons are the same type as used on the professional control panels.
  • Includes Built-In Talkback
    The advanced design also includes professional talkback and because the switcher communicates via the SDI camera feed combined with the SDI program return feed, you don't need to run extra cables just for talkback.
  • Super Bright LCD for Monitoring and Setup
    On the right side of the front panel there's a large 5 inch screen and menu buttons as well as a scroll knob for setting menus.
  • Professional 12G‑SDI Connections
    On the rear panel you see an array of 40 12G‑SDI inputs on the left and 24 12G‑SDI outputs on the right. These connectors are then combined into vertical groups of 4 when running in 8K as 8K uses Quad Link 12G‑SDI.
  • Massive 156 Channel Fairlight Audio Mixer
    One of the unique features of the ATEM Constellation 8K is its very large Fairlight audio mixer. This big mixer has been included because it’s the switcher operator who gets all the video sources and along with that, the audio sources too. A big internal mixer makes it easy to work with all the switcher audio sources directly.
  • Remote Control for Custom Solutions
    The rear panel ethernet connection supports the ATEM switcher protocol for fast low latency switching. All the ATEM control panels and the free ATEM Software Control use this protocol and you can plug in the panels direct to the switcher so you don't need a network switch.
  • Innovative and Quiet Thermal System
    ATEM Constellation 8K features an innovative cooling system that keeps the design small at only 2 rack units, so it can also remain portable. The 3 fans allow enough extra cooling capacity that they can reduce speed and run slow.
  • Redundant International Power Supplies
    The ATEM Constellation 8K features 2 power supplies and each power supply can operate the switcher by itself so 2 power supplies mean you get 100% redundancy.