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NAB 2014: Blackmagic Design announces ATEM 2 M/E production switcher 4K

The powerful 2M/E-based ultra HD live production switcher has 20 6G-SDI inputs and a SuperSource layering engine.

Blackmagic Design used this week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas to highlight the ATEM 2 M/E production switcher 4K.

The powerful 2 M/E-based ultra HD live production switcher features 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more.

The new unit includes 20 independent SD, HD or ultra HD 4K video inputs with each input featuring a full frame synchroniser. It also includes all the features expected from a professional switcher, including chroma key, transitions, DVE, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, two multi view outputs and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections.

This new high-end model of the ATEM Production Studio family includes all the features of the other models as well as the SuperSource multi layer processor. SuperSource provides customers with a completely separate five layer switcher with the power of four picture-in-picture DVEs and four keyers assigned to any ATEM video input. SuperSource allows for multi-camera interviews or picture-in-picture production while leaving all M/Es, keyers and the DVE free for other tasks.

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K supports 6G-SDI so it can be switched between most SD, HD and ultra HD video formats instantly. The new 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections handle ultra HD and customers can connect all cameras using a single cable. There is also a high-definition down converted HD-SDI program output for when the switcher is operating in ultra HD formats, but a regular HD program feed is required.