Blackmagic Design BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K ATEM Constellation 8K

Vendor: Blackmagic Design
Description Blackmagic Design BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K ATEM Constellation 8K The Blackmagic Design BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K ATEM, also called ATEM Constellation 8K, is a powerful switcher in a 2 RU chassis that is professionally designed capable to easily handle 4K video...
$9,995.00
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Blackmagic Design BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K ATEM Constellation 8K

The Blackmagic Design BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K ATEM, also called ATEM Constellation 8K, is a powerful switcher in a 2 RU chassis that is professionally designed capable to easily handle 4K video and is supporting 8K. It comes featuring a built-in control panel on the front and 40 12G-SDI inputs, along with two main and 24 AUX 12G-SDI outputs. Each input comes with its own standards converter, which is designed for allowing you to seamlessly switch between inputs no matter what format it is. The Constellation 8K is capable of incorporating four DVE, 16 Keyers, and four media players, allowing for flexibility in creating your program. Four multiview outputs enable viewing 4, 7, 10, 13, or 16 simultaneous views.

The relatively large LCD view screen placed on the front of the unit is designed for displaying the input video along with a label of the input number. You are able to control the Constellation 8K locally with the use of the front panel buttons, or you are also able to use the built-in Ethernet connector for controlling the system from a computer with the use of the included control panel software. The built-in Fairlight audio mixer is designed capable to support 80 channels of de-embedded audio from SDI, plus 64 channels using MADI in. Talkback functionality is available with the use of the 5-pin XLR on the front of the unit, or the RJ12 connector on the back.

General

The ATEM Constellation 8K features the following built-in capabilities:

  • 16 upstream keyers in Ultra HD, 4 in 8K supporting chroma, linear, and luma keying
  • 4 downstream keyers in Ultra HD, 2 in 8K.
  • 16 advanced chroma keyers in Ultra HD, 4 in 8K
  • Talkback communication is supported
  • Mix-minus is supported
  • There are 4 transition keyers (Stinger/DVE)
  • Supports up to 28 layers in UHD and 7 layers in 8K
  • 21 pattern generators are available in Ultra HD, while only 9 are available in 8K
  • Support for 2 color generators
  • 4 DVE with 3D borders and drop shadow are supported in Ultra HD; one is supported in 8K
  • Control is via front push-button switching with illuminated buttons, software, or an optional hardware panel.
  • 64 routable windows in Ultra HD, and 16 in 8K
  • Tally support (red for program, green for preview)

ATEM Software Control Panel

The included ATEM Software Control Panel provides control over the switcher. Featuring a well-designed interface with a visual switcher and parameter palettes for making quick adjustments, the ATEM Software Control also lets you access camera control, audio mixing, media, macro programming, and even control of HyperDeck disk recorders.

Built-In Fairlight Audio Mixer

The ATEM Constellation features a built-in Fairlight audio mixer that makes it possible to do extremely complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer supports up to 156 channels. Eighty mixer channels are de-embedded from the SDI inputs, and each input channel features a high-quality 6-band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander, and noise gate, as well as full panning. Extra channels for the analog input, talkback microphone, and media players are supported as well, and the audio mixing features can be controlled via the ATEM Software Control, a Mackie-compatible panel, or Fairlight Audio Console.

Advanced Keyers

The ATEM Constellation 8K features 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers for high-quality chroma or luminance keying. The chroma keyer features a color picker to sample background colors for automatic generation of the key parameters. Precise controls for edge and flare are supported, and there is even a foreground color corrector, so you can match the "look" of the foreground layer to the background layer for making seamless compositions. The keyer can also be used for pattern and DVE keying. Then when you switch to 8K, you still get four independent full-resolution 8K ATEM Advanced Keyers.

Built-In Transitions

Built into the ATEM Constellation 8K is a variety of broadcast-quality 8K native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe, and more. All transitions can be customized by adjusting parameters such as their duration, border color, border width, position, and direction. Transitions are in full 8K native. Also included are DVE transitions, suitable for graphic wipes and stingers when used with the internal media players.

Media Pool

The built-in media pool stores broadcast-quality RGBA graphics and animations that can be played back instantly by the two media players. The media pool can hold up to 24 full-resolution 8K stills, or 64 Ultra HD or HD stills. Motion graphics clips for use in animations and stingers can be up to 100 8K RGBA frames, 400 frames in Ultra HD, or 1600 frames in 1080 HD.

Mix Effects
Available M/E Layers 4 M/E
Effect Types 4 x DVE
4 x Chroma Key (8K)
Downstream Keys 2 x Chroma (8K)
4 x Chroma (UHD)
Generators 9 x Pattern
2 x Color
Processing
Switching Type Pushbutton
Processing Resolution DCI 4K
Color Processing 10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV
Input
Video Input Connectors 40 x BNC (12G-SDI)
Input Video Format SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2)
8K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1080p: 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1080i: 50/59.94 fps
720p: 50/59.94 fps
Audio Input Connectors 2 x 1/4" Balanced TS Mono Analog Female
Output
Video Output Connectors 24 x BNC (12G-SDI)
Output Video Format SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2)
8K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1080i: 50/59.94 fps
720p: 50/59.94 fps
Audio Output Connectors 2 x 1/4" Balanced TS Mono Analog Female
Multiview Output Yes
Connectivity
Other I/O 1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x RJ45 Control
1 x RJ45
1 x USB Type-B
Video Standard Compliance SMPTE 292M/296M/424M-B/425M-A/425M-B/ST-2081-1/ST-2081-10/ST-2082-1/ST-2082-10
HDCP Support Yes
Display
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Hardware
OS Compatibility macOS 10.13
macOS 10.14 or Later
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Power
Power Connector 2 x IEC C14 Input
Power Consumption Device: 100 to 240 VAC (300 W)
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 90% (Recommended)
General
Rack Form Factor 2 RU
Dimensions 19 x 13.23 x 3.54" / 48.26 x 33.6 x 8.99 cm
Weight 18.5 lb / 8.39 kg