- 8-Input 12G-SDI UHD 4K60 Live Switcher
- Redesigned Buttons and Layout
- Streaming Support, USB & M.2 Recording
- Blackmagic Cloud Integration
- Webcam Support, Runs Blackmagic OS
- 12G-SDI & HDMI Multiview Outputs
- Audio Mixing, Transitions, T-Bar, AUX
- Customizable Electronic LCDs
- Studio Camera Control
- Timecode, MADI, Talkback
Add an all-in-one live streaming switcher to your television studio, remote production, or live venue with the ATEM Television Studio 4K8 from Blackmagic Design. This compact, redesigned live TV switcher is a great fit to any streaming production, providing eight 12G-SDI inputs that support up to UHD 4K60 video, built-in live streaming, USB webcam support, a 58-channel audio mixer, chroma keyers, DVE, transitions, media players, internal recording, and talkback support. The switcher is also compatible with the Blackmagic Cloud, so your program recordings can be available immediately from anywhere around the globe.
You get an incredibly powerful 8-input switcher with both program and two aux outputs, so you have everything you need for mobile production. That means you can connect up to 8 sources. Plus, you get professional camera control, talkback, and audio mixing, all designed into a familiar broadcast panel.
With a built-in hardware streaming engine, you can live stream your event to a global audience. Recording to H.264 files with AAC audio means you get the correct format to upload to YouTube. Plus, you share live broadcasts with your audience by using the aux outputs and large screens and projectors.
Production Switcher Control
You get an advanced broadcast-grade switcher, with built-in ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, Fairlight audio mixer, DVE, still store for graphics, and more. Most of the features can be operated from the front panel, or you can use the free ATEM Software Control on macOS or Windows to access even more features.
Easy Setup and Usage
Simply press any of the program row buttons on the front panel to cut between video sources. Or you can pre-select a source on the preview row and then choose between cut or effect transitions by selecting the cut or auto buttons. You can select from exciting transitions, such as dissolve, or more dramatic effects, such as dip to color, DVE squeeze, and DVE push. You can even add a DVE for picture-in-picture effects with customized graphics. There are also media players, which let you store graphics with alpha channels for titles and graphics that you can load as live video inputs. Then, you can live stream the results.
Redesigned Front Panel
The front panel includes buttons for selecting sources, triggering transitions, and setting up video effects. Plus, the buttons are the same high-end type used on expensive broadcast switchers. You also get a built-in T-bar for manual transition control and a three-axis joystick. The front panel even has an innovative audio mixer-control area with live metering on a dedicated LCD. There are also buttons for recording and streaming control, plus live aux switching that lets you change aux outputs between all 8 cameras, program, preview, or the multiview.
Broadcast-Style Mix/Effects Switching
ATEM Television Studio uses a professional program/preview style of operation, which is exactly the way large broadcasters use live production switchers. However, ATEM Television Studio can be switched to A/B style switching, which is easier when it's used by volunteers or community groups. However, if you want to operate the switcher like a broadcast professional, then the program/preview is perfect. This means a source won't be put on air until you press the cut or auto button. This two-step process means you see what you are selecting before putting it to air, so you get fewer mistakes.
Add Exciting Video Effects
One of the benefits of ATEM Television Studio is the range of professional built-in video effects. The cut button ensures an instant cut when switching between sources. The T-bar fader can be used to transition video effects, or you can do the transition automatically by pressing the auto button. Auto uses the transition duration set in the system control. You can also select the type of effect you want, including mix, which does a smooth transition between sources, or dip which transitions via a third video source, such as a color generator. There is a wide range of SMPTE wipes included, plus DVE effects that slide or squeeze the image off screen when transitioning between video sources.
ATEM Television Studio includes the same kind of transitions found on expensive broadcast switchers. This means the effects and transitions can be customized in many different ways, so they are surprisingly powerful. You'll never stop finding new ways of using them. That's because all transitions can be customized by adjusting parameters such as duration, border color, border width, position, and direction. You can even use the DVE with a wipe transition, where the DVE moves a graphic over the wipe edge. That's called a graphic wipe and it's often used in sports broadcasting. The preview transition button can be used to set up effects offline, which is great for eliminating mistakes.
ATEM Television Studio HD features an independent DVE that lets you reposition graphics and create picture-in-picture compositions. You get amazing quality and the DVE supports position, resize, and scale, all in real time. The DVE lets you create professional picture-in-picture effects with customizable 3D borders, shadows, and lighting. DVEs can also be used to create amazing DVE transitions with squeeze, swoosh, and push effects for adding excitement to your programming. You can even combine DVE transitions with custom graphics to create your own graphic wipe transitions. Plus, there is also a SuperSource multilayer processing engine with 4 extra DVEs.
Supports Internal Media
The built-in media pool stores broadcast-quality graphics and animations that can be played back using the built-in media players. Media players appear as independent sources, so you don't need to waste any of the SDI inputs for graphics. For highest quality, all media supports RGB colorspace with alpha channel, allowing transparency and layering. The media pool can hold 20 HD resolution stills. Motion graphics clips for animations and stingers can be up to 720 frames in 720HD, 360 frames in 1080HD, and 90 frames in UHD 4K. The ATEM Software Control allows you to upload and manage media. You can even prepare graphics in Adobe Photoshop and then download to the media pool using the free ATEM Photoshop plug-in.
In the Box
- Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio 4K8
- Welcome Wallet with QR Code for Software Download
- Limited 1-Year Warranty