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Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K Live Switcher

The world's first Ultra HD 4K live production switcher! Features 6G-SDI in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K!

The ATEM Production Studio 4K is the world's first Ultra HD 4K switcher, allowing you to create stunning multi-camera live productions in a variety of formats including SD, HD and Ultra HD standards.

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Product Description


The ATEM Production Studio 4K is also a portable solution, making this a versatile choice for location and studio production work. It features powerful tools such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, an audio mixer, multi view and much more. Add to that the 4K capabilities of the ATEM and you've gone beyond broadcast quality, giving you all the features you need for the most innovative live concerts, sporting events, theater productions, conferences and more. When you're doing live events with super large high resolution screens, then simply switch your ATEM Production Studio 4K to Ultra HD for incredible quality. Many live events now use massive high resolution LED screens and projectors and now you can drive those screens in full resolution.

The ATEM Production Studio 4K is as good looking as it is functional! Featuring an elegant machined aluminium front panel with dedicated buttons to let you switch auxiliary outputs. You can use the built in video screen to monitor auxiliary outputs or as technical monitoring to help during set up. You get the highest quality video and audio connections that switch virtually all SD, 720p HD, 1080i HD, 1080p HD and Ultra HD formats, plus built in multi voltage power supplies so you can take your switcher anywhere in the world.

The Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K Switchers integrate effortlessly with your live production environment

or demanding live production environments you can add a hardware based ATEM 1 M/E or 2 M/E Broadcast Panel featuring the highest quality buttons, knobs and faders for even faster switching! You also get an SDK for custom control. Only ATEM gives you such a wide range of control options. You get full switcher control from any laptop or desktop computer with the included ATEM software control panel for both Mac and Windows.


"If you’re in the market for a switcher and aren’t sure which one to get or are in need of replacing yours, you can’t go wrong with the Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K. " - blackmagicreview.com/t


Professional Live Coverage

Push the standards of live content production beyond broadcast quality! Ultra HD 4K cameras, projectors and super large screens at live events are new opportunities for content creation. With ATEM Production Studio 4K you can mix live programming and output at Ultra HD 4K resolution for an incredible audience viewing experience. With this single rack unit digital production switcher you can work in SD, HD or Ultra HD 4K and turn any live music event, sporting event, theater show, church service, conference and more into an amazing live television production!


Incredible Ultra HD 4K

Ultra HD 4K is 4 times the resolution of 1080HD video at a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size! The new super fast 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections effortlessly handle Ultra HD 4K so you can easily connect to equipment using a single cable! Even when operating in Ultra HD 4K every video input includes a frame synchronizer so you can plug in cameras or computers that don't have genlock, and you also get a down converted HD-SDI output for monitoring or other use! All the professional features of the ATEM Production Studio 4K like built in media players, downsteam keyers, upsteam keyer, transitions and color generators operate in Ultra HD 4K so you get a true native Ultra HD 4K solution.


Elegant and Compact Design

The ATEM Production Studio 4K features an elegant machined aluminum front panel that includes buttons to select sources for auxiliary output and a built in LCD that shows the live status of this output. This hardware auxiliary control is a fantastic monitoring tool that lets you set up jobs fast, and is contained in a 1 rack unit design that’s less than 6 inches deep! With built in high quality connections for all video and audio there is no need for additional breakout cables, plus the internal power supply is compatible with 110V to 240V sources so you can take your production switcher anywhere in the world!

Software and Hardware Control

ATEM Production Studio 4K includes the beautifully designed ATEM Software Control Panel for both Mac and Windows that gives you complete control of your switcher from a laptop or desktop computer! You get full control of transitions, keyers, audio mixer and switcher settings, with keyboard shortcuts that let you work faster and more efficiently. If you prefer to work with a hardware control panel then you can optionally add an ATEM Broadcast Panel for super fast professional switching! There's even a developer SDK included!


Advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K Inputs

ATEM Production Studio 4K can be switched between SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K, so it connects to a wide range of HDMI and SDI cameras! You get 4 6G-SDI and 4 HDMI 4K inputs for up to eight simultaneous live inputs. All inputs feature frame resynchronizing, so you can use cameras without a genlock, or even computer sources such as Keynote™ or PowerPoint™ presentations! Also included are 2 balanced XLR audio inputs and HiFi audio input for connecting professional and consumer audio equipment.


Loads of Outputs

There are six video outputs, including three program, two multi view and one independent auxiliary output! Use the program and auxiliary outputs to connect to giant outdoor LED screens, projectors, monitors and easily switch between SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K video formats, using 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K. The multi view has HD-SDI and HDMI outputs and the built in audio mixer output is embedded into all SDI and HDMI video outputs as well as on two balanced XLR analog audio outputs.


Multi View Monitoring

The built in multi view lets you monitor the switcher’s video inputs on a single SDI monitor or HDMI TV! Even when operating in Ultra HD 4K you can still use a commonly available HD monitor or television because the multi view output will automatically detect the monitor and down convert to HD. Multi view makes it easy to watch your program, preview, 6 live inputs and 2 media players side by side. You can also add custom labels that make it easy to identify each input!


Creative Transitions

Get the same high quality transitions found on regular high definition professional switchers, that now all operate in Ultra HD 4K. Use mix, dip and wipe effects for impressive broadcast quality live switching! Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and other attributes. There’s also a choice of wipe patterns that let you create a customized ‘on air’ look to suit the style and content of your production.


Internal Media Players

ATEM Production Studio 4K includes 2 built in media players that can store up to 20 full resolution Ultra HD 4K still frames with key and fill. All popular image formats, such as PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF are supported. You can load media players with lower third name straps, logos and more, all of which can be recalled in an instant! ATEM includes a Photoshop Plug-in that lets you instantly download graphics and titles from Photoshop directly into the ATEM media pool!


Perfect Quality Keying

For the sharpest, most incredible looking effects, ATEM Production Studio 4K features fully digital broadcast video quality. You get 10-bit color precision combined with the incredible resolution of Ultra HD 4K, so you get the sharpest keying. The upstream keyer includes independent chroma, pattern, shaped and linear keying so you can create stunning visual effects. You also get 2 downstream keyers for logos, titles and a wide range of other ‘on air’ graphics. This powerful set of keyers lets you create true professional broadcast quality live production!


Audio Mixer

With built in audio mixing you can use embedded HDMI and SDI audio from your cameras and other video signals as well as external audio from the analog XLR and HiFi audio inputs, without the need for a separate audio mixing desk. You can use the mixer for direct input mixing or audio follow video where the audio automatically crossfades when switching from one input to another. The additional analog audio inputs are great for microphones, audio mixers or music players.


Independent Auxiliary Output

ATEM Production Studio 4K features an independently controllable auxiliary (aux) output that can be fed by any of the switcher’s sources or internal signals. The front panel buttons and LCD make it easy to select sources such as "clean feeds" that can be output before the downstream keyer and exclude logos and other graphics. The auxiliary output is fantastic for driving large screens and projectors used on stage at live events where you may want an alternative feed to the main program output!


Software Control Panel

For the ultimate in portability you get a beautifully designed ATEM Software Control Panel for both Mac and Windows included free with ATEM Production Studio 4K. ATEM Software Control Panel gives you a full visual switcher control panel and parameter pallets for quick switcher adjustments, plus you can also load graphics into the media pool, perform audio mixing and update settings. The ATEM Software Control Panel is compatible with MACKIE™ protocol control panels for live audio mixing with flying faders! You can work easily in small spaces with full control of all the switcher’s features!


Professional Broadcast Panels

When you want fast direct control of your switcher during extremely busy live production, it's easy to add an optional dedicated hardware ATEM Broadcast Panel to your switcher. ATEM Broadcast Panels feature the highest quality buttons, knobs and controls for the most demanding 24/7 live production environment, giving you hands on control of inputs, transitions, keyers and much more. The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel connects directly via Ethernet and includes a loop through connection so you can control more than one ATEM Production Studio 4K for a multi M/E switcher!


Extreme Reliability

ATEM Production Studio 4K uses an aviation quality operating system to provide the mission critical reliability that’s demanded in broadcast and live production situations. Unlike cheap computer based switchers that interrupt the video if the computer crashes, ATEM doesn't have this problem because the computer is only the control panel! With ATEM you still have video output so your live event is protected from computer failure. Simply use other control panels or restart your computer without any interruption to the program!



Additional Information



  • Total Video Input: 8
  • Total Video Output: 6
  • SDI Video Input: 4 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
  • HDMI Video Input: 4 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.
  • Audio Input: 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
  • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Blackburst
  • Internal Frame Synchronizers: 8. All inputs.
  • SDI Program Output: 1 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 HD (Ultra HD 4K to HD)
  • SDI Aux. Output: 1
  • Quantity of Multi Views: 1
  • Outputs per Multi View: 1 x HD-SDI and 1 x HDMI
  • Control Panel Connection: Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.


Video Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL 4:3 and 16:9, 525/29.97 NTSC 4:3 and 16:9
  • HD Format Support: 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50, 720p59.94.
  • Ultra HD 4K: 3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, 292M.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers: 720 x 480 59.94Hz, 720 x 576 50Hz, 1280 x 720 59.94Hz, 1280 x 720 50Hz and 1920 x 1080 59.94Hz, 1920 x 1080 50Hz, 3840 x 2160 23.98Hz, 3840 x 2160 24Hz, 3840 x 2160 25Hz, 3840 x 2160 29.97Hz.
  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
  • Processing Delay: 1 Line
  • Audio Mixer: 10 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: 1


  • Control Panel Included: ATEM Software Control Panel included free.
  • Tally Output: Added via Ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)
  • Software Updates: Using USB connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.
  • Configuration: Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.

Product Specifics

  • Total Number of Layers: 4
  • Upstream Keyers: 1
  • Downstream Keyers: 2
  • Linear/Luma Keyers: 3
  • Chroma Keyers: 1
  • Pattern Generators: 2
  • Color Generators: 2
  • Display interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
  • Media Players: 2
  • Channels: Fill and key for each Media Player.
  • Media Pool Still Image Capacity: 20 with fill and key.
  • Media Pool Still Image Format: PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
  • Number of Windows: 1 x 10
  • Routable Windows: 8
  • Tally: Red for program and green for preview indication.
  • Windows Source Labels: Yes
  • Control Panel Compatibility: Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.

Power Requirements

  • Input Voltage: 110-240VAC
  • Power Usage: 60W


Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 0-40 degrees celsius
  • Storage Temperature: -20 - 60 degrees celsius
  • Relative Humidity: Up to 95%

What's Included

  • ATEM Production Studio 4K
  • Software CD


Product Warranty

  • 12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

What's new in ATEM 6.1 

  • White balance control for Blackmagic Design Studio cameras on the ATEM Camera UI
  • Copy and paste function in the ATEM Camera UI
  • ATEM 2 M/E switchers can now access M/E 2 as a key input on M/E 1
  • Fade to Black now has an Audio follow Video option for easier transitions
  • ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K has timecode enabled on program SDI outputs
  • General performance and stability updates


Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS X 

  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion or later
  • Display resolution of at least 1366 by 768 or larger
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port for software updates
  • An Ethernet connection for switcher control


Minimum System Requirements for Windows 

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • Display resolution of at least 1366 by 768 or larger
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port for software updates
  • An Ethernet connection for switcher control


Installing ATEM Software

Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall ATEM" first.


The ATEM installer package installs:

  • ATEM Software Control
  • ATEM Setup Utility
  • Blackmagic Media Express


NOTE: Please update the internal software in your ATEM Switcher and ATEM Broadcast Panel after installing this software. Simply connect the ATEM Switcher with a USB cable and run the included ATEM Setup Utility software. Then repeat for the ATEM Broadcast Panel. After this update, check your switcher chassis IP address in the ATEM Setup Utility.


Additional Information

Please check www.blackmagicdesign.com for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.


Dimensions and Weight

  • 482mm (W) x 44mm (H) x 127mm (D)