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Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

£3,269.00 Inc VAT
  • Full live production switcher with media players, chroma keying, transitions and more.
  • Switcher can be selected between SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats instantly.
  • Built in multi view lets you see 8 sources, preview and program on an HD-SDI and HDMI output.
  • 10 Inputs total with 10 6G-SDI and 1 HDMI inputs. All inputs feature auto re-sync.
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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!

Create stunning multi camera live production with the world’s most advanced production switchers! ATEM 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.

You get powerful features such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view and more! The advanced ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K features extra inputs, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, larger media pool with full motion clips and 3 auxiliary outputs.

Take your live production beyond broadcast quality! ATEM Production Studio 4K has 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.

Powerful Software and Hardware Control

ATEM live production switchers have the widest 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. For 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!


ATEM Production Studio includes advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K inputs that are SD, HD or Ultra HD switchable so you can connect to virtually anything! Every input supports embedded audio mixing and features a frame resynchroniser so you can use sources without genlock such as consumer HDMI cameras or even computers for live PowerPoint™ presentations! You also get 2 balanced XLR audio inputs for connecting professional mixers and a HiFi audio input for consumer equipment like an iPod®.


Get all the outputs you need to record your video master and to broadcast your program to the audience at the event! ATEM includes program and down converted program outputs plus auxiliary outputs allowing clean feeds, perfect for connecting to giant outdoor LED screens, projectors, disk recorders, monitors and broadcast decks! The multi view outputs are 1080i HD so you can use any TV or monitor. You also get a balanced XLR output of your audio mix, which is also embedded into all video outputs.

Multi View Monitoring 

ATEM’s built in multi view lets you monitor the switcher’s video inputs on a single SDI monitor or regular HDMI TV! Multi view outputs in regular 1080i HD, so even if your broadcast is in SD or Ultra HD you can still use a standard TV for monitoring! You can customise the multi view layout and also add custom labels. Multi view makes it easy to watch your program, preview, and 8 live sources all simultaneously on a single monitor. Multi view means you get a true portable solution.

Creative Transitions 

ATEM includes a huge range of real time high quality transitions that are available in all SD, HD or Ultra HD resolutions! Use mixes, dips, wipes and more for amazing broadcast quality live switching! Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and other attributes. Create a customised ‘on air’ looks using the large choice of wipe patterns. The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K also includes animated stingers and DVE transitions!

Digital Video Effects

The advanced 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model includes a powerful digital video effects processor. Use this amazing high quality DVE to position, resize, rotate and scale live video all in real time. Create professional picture-in-picture effects with customisable 3D borders, shadows and lighting. Add dynamic DVE transitions to your production with squeeze, push, swoosh and spin effects that displace your live video revealing the next source. You can even use the DVE for graphic wipe transitions!


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Total Video Inputs – 11 with 10 active.

Total Video Outputs – 10

Total Aux Outputs – 3

SDI Rates – 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G

Total Audio Inputs – 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.

Total Audio Outputs – 2 x XLR Program.

Timecode Connections – None

Reference Input – Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

Video Input Re‑Sync – On all 10 inputs.

SDI Video Inputs – 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 Outputs – 2 x XLR.

SDI Audio Outputs – 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.

SDI Program Outputs – 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

HDMI Program Outputs – 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.

Total Multi Views – 1

SDI Multi View Outputs – 1

HDMI Multi View Outputs – 1

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.


SD Video Standards – 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards – 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94

Ultra HD Video Standards – 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97

SDI Compliance – SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M.

Video Sampling – 4:2:2.

Color Precision – 10-bit

Color Space – REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.

HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers

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

Product Specifics

Upstream Keyers – 4 with Chroma/Linear/Luma key.

Downstream Keyers – 2

Talkback Support – None

Mix Minus Support – None

Chroma Keyers – 4

Linear/Luma Keyers – 7

Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) – 1 Stinger, 1 DVE.

Total Number of Layers – 8

Pattern Generators – 7

Color Generators – 2

DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow – 1

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

Media Player

Media Player –  2

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.

Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD – 1600 frames.

Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD – 720 frames.

Media Player Clip Length in
Ultra HD – 180 frames

Maximum Clip Length in NTSC/PAL – 3600 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

Multi View Monitoring – 1 x 10 views.

Routable Windows – 8

Tally – Red for program and green for preview indication.

Windows Source Labels – Yes

Multi View Video Standard – HD


Interface – Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.

Front Panel – Built in LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.


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.


Control Panel Included

ATEM Software Control Panel included free for 
Mac 10.12 Sierra, Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64‑bit.

Software Updates

Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected 
to Mac OS 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.

Operating Systems

Mac 10.12 Sierra, 
Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later.

Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply – 1 x Internal 110 – 240V AC.

Physical Installation – 1 Rack Unit Size.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature – 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature  – minus 20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)

Relative Humidity – 0% to 90% non‑condensing

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