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Blackmagic Design reveals new ATEM Advanced Panels

The new range is designed to work with all ATEM switchers

Blackmagic Design has released its new ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel and the ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel.

A new family of hardware control panels designed to work with all ATEM switchers, the ATEM Advanced Panels are large enough so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers. Features included up to four M/Es, up to 24 separate LCDs for custom button labels, four separate system control LCDs, four T‑bar fader controls and more. The new panel design allows both desktop use or inset mounting for a perfectly flat control surface!

ATEM Advanced Panels are available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$5,995.

The 1 M/E model features a single M/E row with 10 input buttons and 1 system control LCD screen. Although it’s a 1 M/E panel, customers can control all M/Es in larger switchers. The input buttons feature user customizable colors and button label LCDs. There’s also a joystick for the DVE and a T‑bar fader.

The 2 M/E model features 2 M/E rows with 20 input buttons and two independent system control LCDs for each row. Plus each row can control up to four M/Es in larger switchers. Both rows and all input buttons include LCDs for custom labeling. Each row also includes an independent select bus.

The late 4 M/E model is big enough to match the features on the ATEM Constellation switcher. It features four M/E rows with 40 input buttons per row and four independent system control LCDs for each row. This panel includes 24 LCDs for custom labeling of every button on every row.

ATEM Constellation is designed to offer customers advanced live switching workflow. Internally, ATEM Constellation has separate programme and preview buses that customers can use to  switch sources. Users can see their preview bus selection by using an aux output or on the multi view. Then all users need to do is make selections on the preview bus of the advanced panel, which will appear on their preview screen, allowing them to see their source before it goes on air.

“The new ATEM 2 and 4 M/E Advanced Panels are exciting because they give customers total control of the largest ATEM switchers such as the ATEM Constellation 8K,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “With up to 24 LCDs on the 4 M/E model, combined with dynamic button labeling, customizable colors, a massive number of controls and the new design takes the ATEM Advanced Panels to a whole new level of features for live production. We’ve worked hard to build these new state of the art control panels that will enable customers to work on their live programming faster and build the most innovative television studios possible.”