Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Live Switcher

Powerful 20 input 12G-SDI live production switcher with HD and Ultra HD support

The worlds first high frame rate video production switcher, with formats up to 2160p60 and 12G-SDI technology. Under the hood is an impressive list of features including media players, chroma key, transitions and media pool. Perfect for action-packed sports events and live concerts where crystal clear and life-like images are a must.

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The Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E was designed from the ground up for modern, high frame rate 4K workflow. Building on the success of the ATEM line, The ATEM 2 M/E 4K supports Ultra HD up to 2160p60 resolution and comes packed with advanced and creative features.

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  • Total Video Input: 20
  • Total Video Output: 13
  • SDI Video Input: 20 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
  • Analog Audio Output: 2 x XLR Program 2 x XLR Monitor.
  • Extra Audio Outputs: 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.
  • SDI Audio Output: 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.
  • Audio Input: 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
  • Extra Audio Inputs: 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.
  • Sync Input: Tri-Sync
  • Internal Frame Synchronizers: 20. All inputs
  • SDI Program Output: 3 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
  • Down Converted SDI Program Output: 1 x 10-bit (From Ultra HD 4K to HD).
  • SDI Preview Output: 1 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
  • SDI Aux. Output: 6 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
  • Quantity of Multi Views: 2 x SDI
  • Multi View Outputs: 2 x SDI
  • 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.



  • HD Format Support: 1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080p59.94.
  • Ultra HD 4K Format Support: 3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020



  • Control Panel Included: ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite 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 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.



  • Processing Delay: < 2 Lines
  • 4K to HD Down Conversion: Yes, program x 1

Audio Mixer:

  • 24 input x 2 channel mixer.
  • Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
  • Level and Peak metering.
  • Master gain control.
  • Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.


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: 14
  • Upstream Keyers: 4
  • Downstream Keyers: 2
  • Linear/Luma Keyers: 7
  • Chroma Keyers: 4
  • Pattern Generators: 7
  • Color Generators: 2
  • Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE): 1 and 1
  • DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow: 1
  • Control Panel Compatibility: ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.



  • Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
  • Front Panel: Built in HD LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.


Media Player

  • Media Players: 4
  • Channels: 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: 360 frames
  • Maximum Clip Length in 1080: 1440 frames
  • Maximum Clip Length in 720p: 3200 frames
  • Media Pool Still Image Format: PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
  • Media Pool Video File Format: TGA Sequence.
  • Media Pool Audio File Format: WAV, MP3 and AIFF.


Multi View Monitoring

  • Number of Windows: 20
  • Routable Windows: 16
  • Tally: Red for program and green for preview indication.
  • Windows Source Labels: Yes


Power Requirements

  • Power usage: 300W
  • Power Supply: 2 x built in international AC power supply. 100-240V AC


Physical Installation

Physical Installation: 2 Rack Unit Size.


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 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
  • Software SD Card



12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.