The Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is a full-featured hardware control panel for BMD ATEM switchers. It connects via Ethernet and provides hands-on tactile control, essential for broadcast studios. An LCD information display surrounded by soft-touch menu buttons and rotary encoders allows for intuitive programming of control functions. Aside from the main display, each programmable button has an LCD scribble strip to illustrate its function. Since buttons can perform different functions, up to 20 inputs can be accessed by shifting the 10 input buttons. The buttons themselves have curved indentations to help avoid incorrect keystrokes. Real-time dynamic controls are available in the form of a single 3-axis joystick and large weighted T-bar fader. Use the joystick to remotely control PTZ cameras or effects, and the T-bar to adjust transitions, wipes, fades, and more.
At the rear of the unit are dual Ethernet connections, a USB port for firmware updates, and power inputs. Use the IEC input for connecting to mains power, and the 4-pin XLR 12V input for DC power supplies. The panel's chassis is sized small enough to fit in a standard equipment rack, allowing it to be implemented in broadcast trucks and fly-away kits.