Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

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The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model 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. Featuring 10 inputs, chroma keys, transitions, media pool, 4 upstream keyers, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, large media pool with full motion clips and 3 auxiliary outputs!





Total Video Input


Total Video Output


SDI Video Input

10 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A. 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

Analog Audio Output

2 x XLR.

SDI Audio Output

2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.

Audio Input

2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.

Sync Input

Tri-Sync or Black burst.

Internal Frame Synchronizers

10. All inputs.

SDI Program Output

2 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

HDMI Program Output

1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

Down Converted SDI Program Output

1 x 10-bit (Ultra HD 4K to HD)

SDI Preview Output

1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

SDI Aux. Output

3 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

Quantity of Multi Views


Multi View Outputs

1 x SDI and 1 x HDMI.

Control Panel Connection

Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.

Tally Output

Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)

Computer Interface

1 x USB 2.0 port.

ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K


HD Format Support

720 50p720 59.94p 1080 50i,1080 59.94i1080 23.98p1080 24p,1080 25p1080 29.97p1080 50p,1080 59.94p.

Ultra HD 4K Format Support

3840x2160 23.98p, 3840x2160 24p, 3840x2160 25p, 3840x2160 29.97p.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, 292M.

SD Format Support

525 59.94i NTSC625 50i PAL,525 59.94i 16:9625 50i 16:9.

Video Sampling


Color Precision


Color Space

REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.

HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers

720 x 480i 59.94Hz720 x 576i 50Hz,1280 x 720 59.94Hz1280 x 720 50Hz,1920 x 1080 50Hz,1920 x 1080 59.94Hz,3840 x 2160 23.98Hz,3840 x 2160 24Hz3840 x 2160 25Hz,3840 x 2160 29.97Hz.


Control Panel Included

ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.7.2 or 10.8 Mountain Lion and Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit.

Software Updates

Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.


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


Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

Processing Delay

< 2 Lines.

Audio Mixer

12 input x 2 channel mixer.
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
Analog outputs may be used for separate monitoring.

4K to HD Down Conversion

Yes, program x 1.

Operating Systems


Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.


Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit.

Product Specifics

Total Number of Layers


Upstream Keyers


Downstream Keyers


Linear/Luma Keyers


Chroma Keyers


Pattern Generators


Color Generators


Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)

1 and 1

DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow


Control Panel Compatibility

ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.



Minimum monitor resolution of 
1366 x 768.

Front panel

Built in LCD monitor for video and 27 LED buttons for Aux switching.

Media Player

Media Players



Fill and key for each Media Player.

Media Pool Still Image Capacity

32 with fill and key.

Media Pool Clip Capacity

2 with fill and key.

Maximum Clip Length in 
Ultra HD 4K

180 frames

Maximum Clip Length in 1080

720 frames.

Maximum Clip Length in 720p

1600 frames.

Maximum Clip Length in NTSC/PAL

3600 frames.

Media Pool Still Image Format


Media Pool Video File Format

TGA Sequence.

Media Pool Audio File Format

WAV, MP3 and AIFF.

Multi View Monitoring

Number of Windows

1 x 10

Routable Windows



Red for program and green for preview indication.

Windows Source Labels


Physical Installation

Physical Installation

1 Rack Unit Size.

Power Requirements

Power Usage

100 W

Power Supply

1 x built in international AC power supply. 110-240V AC.

Physical Specifications

ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

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

What's Included

ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

Software CD


12 month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.



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