Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K Live Switcher

by | Apr 1, 2016 | Blog | 0 comments

When you are faced with the need for a live event multi-camera solution, the Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K can be your best friend. With a few less inputs and features than the 1 M/E and 2 M/E models, the Production Studio 4K provides a great switching solution for under $2k. This small yet robust box has been a staple for many of our visual production environments and live streaming events.

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ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel

The Production Studio 4K features 8 Individual Ultra HD Inputs built into a 1RU chassis and supports NTSC/PAL/HD and 4k Ultra HD video over 6G-SDI and 4K HDMI. Delivering a single program stream in a variety of resolutions can be done live and in real time with no rendering required. We love the fact that this system is hardware-based, allowing for snappy performance with no software crashes. Did we mention it also mixes audio?

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Punch Drunk running live video @ Dope Music Feastival

One of the things we discovered early into our relationship with the Production Studio 4K was the need for a tactile switching panel. For this Blackmagic offers the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. Although the software interface is functional and customizable with hotkeys, there is nothing that replaces the feeling of a T-bar in your right hand. This is why we always provide an ATEM Broadcast Panel with all of our Production Studio 4K or Production Studio 4K 2 M/E.

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Production Studio 4K in Action

There is so much to love inside of this little 1 RU box. We highly recomened checking out the Production Studio 4K along with the many other amazing products that Blackmagic has been cooking up at www.blackmagicdesign.com

We enjoyed working with this switcher so much we bought its big brother, The Production Studio 4K 2 M/E.

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