Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

Live production 12G-SDI switcher with 8 inputs.

Blackmagic Design

Product Highlights

  • 12G-SDI for Ultra HD to 2160p60, including 23.98/24p
  • All inputs are automatically upscaled and synced to match the switcher rate
  • Fairlight Audio Mixer from analog and embedded inputs
  • 2 Multiviewers (SDI and HDMI)
  • 8 SDI Returns for Blackmagic Camera control and Talkback

The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K is an all-in-one live production switcher equipped with (8) 12G-SDI inputs, Program and AUX bus outputs as well as two multiviewers. An upstream key and 2 downstream keys plus DVE are all available to composite sources together for up to 5 layers on screen. Eight SDI Returns are included for control and talkback to Blackmagic Design cameras (using SDI metadata and audio channels 15-16).

Total Video Inputs 8
Total Outputs 12
Total Aux Outputs 1
SDI Rates 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
Total Audio Inputs 2 x XLR. 1 x Microphone.
Total Audio Outputs 1 x Headphone.
SDI Video Inputs 8 x 10-bit HD/UHD switchable.

2 channel embedded audio.

HDMI Video Inputs None
Reference Inputs Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Video Input ReSync On all 8 inputs.
Frame rate and format convertors On all 8 inputs.
SDI Program Outputs 9 x 10-bit HD/UHD switchable.
SDI Audio Outputs 2 Ch embedded into SDI output.
Total Multi Views 1
SDI Multi View Outputs 1
HDMI Multi View Outputs 1


SD Video Standards None
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94

1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25,

1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94

1080i50, 1080i59.94

Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25,

2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94

SDI Compliance 292M and 424M, 2081, 2082.
Video Sampling 4:2:2 10‑bit
Color Precision 4:2:2 10‑bit
Color Space 4:2:2 YUV
Input Resolutions for Computers 720p50, 720p59.94

1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,1080p30, 1080p50,

1080p59.94, 1080p60

1080i50, 1080i59.94, 2160p23.98,

2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97,

2160p30, 2160p50,

2160p59.94, 2160p60.

Colorspace Conversion None
Processing Delay 6 Lines.
Audio Mixer 12 input x 2 channel mixer.

Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video per channel plus separate gain control per channel. Level and Peak metering. Plus new

Fairlight audio enhancements:

Compressor, Gate, Limiter, 6 bands of parametric EQ. Delay line and Stereo Synthesizer on the XLR inputs only.

Master gain control. Headphone output level control with separate mix of Program, Talkback and Sidetone.

Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers 1 with Chroma/Linear/Luma key.
Downstream Keyers 2
Chroma Keyers 1
Linear/Luma Keyers 3
Talkback Support Built in, uses aviation headset.
Mix Minus Support Yes, on 8 camera PGM outputs.
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) Stinger and DVE.
Total Number of Layers 5
Pattern Generators 2
Color Generators 2
DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow 1
Interface Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Number of Windows 1 x 10
Routable Windows 8 routable and 2 fixed for Program and Preview.
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication.
Tally Output Embedded via SDI. Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included)
Windows Source Labels Yes.
Multi View Monitoring
Multi View Monitoring 1 x 10 Views.
Multi View Video Standard HD/Ultra HD.
Media Player  
Media Players 2, with non-volatile flash memory.
Media Pool Still Image Capacity 20 with fill and key.
Media Pool Still Image Format PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
Channels Fill and key for each Media Player.
Media Pool Clip Capacity 2 with fill and key. Shared pool.
Media Pool Clip File Format TGA Sequence.
Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD 1440 frames.
Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD 360 frames.
Media Player Clip Length in Ultra HD 90 frames.
Media Pool Audio File Format WAV, MP3 and AIFF.
Control Panel Built in with camera control. Software panel included. Supports optional broadcast panel.
Control Panel Compatibilty Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E

Advanced Panel, ATEM 2 M/E

Advanced Panel and ATEM 4 M/E

Advanced Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.

Control Panel Included ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.12 Sierra or Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64‑bit.
Software Updates Using USB connection directly connected to Mac 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 10.14 Mojave,

Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.

Windows 8.1 and 10.

Power Requirements
Power Supply 1 x Internal 100 – 240V AC. 4 pin 12V DC.
Power Usage 70W
Physical Specifications
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non‑condensing


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