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Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher


2 M/E production switcher with 16 inputs, DVE, 16 layers for Mac and PC.

Blackmagic Design
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ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher is perfect for when you’re working on serious live production. It includes all the features of the 1 M/E model in a compact 3 RU size. You also get 16 simultaneous inputs, SuperSource multi layering compositing engine, 2 multi view outputs, second M/E row, and a total of 6 Aux. outputs.

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher also includes a software control panel, or you can purchase a dedicated 1 M/E or 2 M/E control panel for the ultimate solution that’s traditional and easy to use in any live event!

Total Video Inputs 16

Total Outputs 18

SDI Video Input 16 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

Analog Audio Output 2 Ch balanced XLR via breakout cable

SDI Audio Output 2 Ch embedded into SDI output

Audio Input 2 Ch analog balanced XLR via breakout cable

Sync Input Tri-Sync or Blackburst

Internal Frame Synchronizers 16. All inputs

SDI Program Output 2 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable

HDMI Program Output 1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD switchable

Analog Program Output 1 permanently down converted composite NTSC/PAL output

Down Converted SDI Program Output 1 x 10-bit SDI

Down Converted Composite Program Output 1 x NTSC/PAL

SDI Preview Output 1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable

SDI Aux. Output 6 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable

SDI M/E 2 Program Output 1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable

Computer Output 1 x USB 3.0 from Aux. 1 output. Media Express for Windows included.

Qty of Multi-View’s 2

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

Control Panel Included ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.7.2 or 10.8 Mountain Lion and Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit or Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit.

Serial Communication Output 1 x RS-422

Tally Output Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)

GPI 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.

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.

SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, 292M.

Video Sampling 4:2:2 10-bit

Color Precision 4:2:2 10-bit

Color Space 4:2:2 YUV

HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers 720 x 480 59.94Hz, 720 x 576 50Hz, 1280 x 720 59.94Hz 50Hz and 1920 x 1080 59.94Hz 50Hz

Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.

Processing Delay 1 Line

Audio Mixer 19 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.

HD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter always outputs to SD-SDI and composite outputs when working in HD video formats. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

Total Number of Layers 16

Upstream Keyers 4 (2 per M/E)

Downstream Keyers 2

Linear/Luma Keyers 8

Chroma Keyers 4

Pattern Generators 6

Color Generators 2

Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) 1 1

SuperSource Box Generators 4 1 foreground/background layer

DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow 1

Control Panel Compatibility ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Limited operation with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.

Redundant Power Yes

Input Voltage 12V

Power Usage 75W

Product Warranty 12 Months Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty

Display Requirements

Interface Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.

Media Player
Media Players 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

Maximum Clip Length in 1080i 180 frames

Maximum Clip Length in 720p 360 frames

Maximum Clip Length in NTSC/PAL 900 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 2 x 10

Routable Windows 16

Tally Red for program and green for preview indication

Windows Souce Labels Yes

Size 3 Rack Units
Width 19″ or 482mm
Height 5.25″ or 132mm
Depth 2″ or 48mm

Weight 7 lbs or 3.2 kg


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