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Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD
Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD

Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD

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ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD is a high definition live production switcher packed with advanced features. The single M/E design includes 10 standards converted 3G‑SDI inputs and 6 independent 3G‑SDI aux outputs. It also includes a USB webcam output, DVE, chroma keyers, media players, multiview and more.

ATEM Constellation HD switchers feature a compact rack mount design with a built in control panel. This allows operation of the switcher, critical during setup or for emergency use. Also included is a large LCD so you can see program output and change switcher settings via on screen menus. The compact design is perfect for portable live production, with the rear of the switcher including the connections for 3G-SDI inputs, 3G-SDI aux outputs, balanced audio and Ethernet for control. The top 4 M/E model even includes RS-422 for serial control and MADI digital audio connections. Even with all this power, ATEM Constellation is extremely quiet with its innovative high efficiency thermal system.

ATEM Constellation HD uses a professional "program/preview" style operation, which is the exact same way large broadcasters use live production switchers. This means you are using the same type of switcher used by the television industry. Both the free ATEM Software Control and the optional hardware ATEM Advanced Panels will allow program/preview style switching. This means you can select a source on the preview bus to ensure it’s correct before pushing the CUT or AUTO button to switch it on air. This 2 step program/preview process means far fewer mistakes! Program/preview operation means ATEM Constellation is the best solution for training students for a career in broadcast television!

The ATEM Constellation HD family features models that have up to 40 independent 3G-SDI inputs, with each input featuring its own dedicated up and cross converter. That means it’s possible to convert any 1080p input source to the video standard of the switcher! That means you could have each switcher SDI input running a different television standard and all the inputs will just work!

The ATEM Constellation HD family have a massive number of fully independent 3G-SDI outputs. Even the small 1 M/E model has 6 x 3G-SDI outputs! These SDI outputs are very powerful because you can independently route any SDI input or any internal source to each SDI output. That’s perfect for running independent feeds to stage screens, master recorders and streaming processors. Or use the SDI outputs for ISO recorders, where each deck will get a resynchronized switcher input with matching timecode. All SDI outputs contain program audio, RP-188 timecode, SDI camera control, tally and talkback.

The built in multiview lets you monitor multiple sources on a single monitor. The 1 M/E model includes 1 multiview. All external SDI inputs, plus all internal video sources can be routed to any view. You can add the tally border plus source label and VU meters as an overlay on each view. Plus a red and green border will show tally on each view, so you know what sources are on air.

ATEM Constellation HD is the world’s first live production switcher that fully embraces live professional audio production! All SDI inputs are connected to a built in Fairlight audio mixer that features 6 band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, noise gate and expander on each input. On the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD model there are 2 MADI outputs for breaking out channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the first 30 SDI inputs out to an external audio engineer, plus a MADI input for allowing an extra 32 external audio channels in to the audio mixer. The Fairlight audio mixer even has additional inputs for mixing audio from analog inputs, talkback microphones for voice over and more. A built-in Fairlight Audio Mixer also makes it possible to do complex live sound mixing.

Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD Features

  • Seriously advanced broadcast power
  • True broadcast style mix effects switching
  • Full front panel control is a familiar upgrade to the ATEM Mini
  • Up to 40 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs
  • Up to 24 3G-SDI outputs
  • USB webcam output for video software
  • Choose from hardware or software control panels
  • Built-in multiview lets you monitor multiple sources on a single monitor
  • Broadcast transitions, DVE, stingers, and more
  • Built-in DVE for video effects
  • Professional broadcast talkback
  • Internal media for stills and motion graphics
  • ATEM advanced chroma keyers
  • 4 upstream chroma keyers per M/E row to create amazing virtual sets
  • Multi-rate 3G-SDI for all HD video standards
  • Big professional audio and professional Fairlight audio mixer
  • Includes Software Control Panel
  • Compatible with Blackmagic cameras, panels, decks, and more
  • Ideal for massive live events
  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD1
  • Software download1
  • Connections
    • Total Video Inputs: 10
    • Total Video Outputs: 6
    • SDI Rates: 1.5G, 3G
    • Total Audio Inputs: 2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack, 1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback
    • Total Audio Outputs: 1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback
    • SDI Audio Inputs: 2 Ch embedded audio on all SDI inputs
    • SDI Audio Outputs: 2 Ch embedded audio on all SDI outputs
    • Timecode Connections: none
    • Reference Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst
    • Video Input Re-Sync: on all 10 inputs
    • Frame Rate and Format Converters: on all 10 inputs
    • SDI Aux Outputs: any of the 6 SDI outputs
    • SDI Preview Outputs: any of the 6 SDI outputs
    • SDI Program Outputs: any of the 6 SDI outputs
    • Down Converted SDI Program Output: none
    • Webcam Output: 1 x USB-C supporting 720p or 1080p at PGM frame rate
    • Total Multi Views: 1 x 3G-SDI
    • Control Panel Connection: Ethernet. Direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
    • Internal Timecode Generator: yes
    • Talkback: RJ45 for 3rd party talkback systems
    • Tally Output: Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included).
    • Ethernet: Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T
    • Computer Interface: 1 x USB-C supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)
  • Standards
    • SD Video Standards: none
    • HD Video Standards
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,
      • 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B
    • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
    • Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Color Space: REC 709
    • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically detects between 1.5G-SDI and level A or level B 3G-SDI
  • Upstream Keyers4
  • Downstream Keyers1
  • Advanced Chroma Keyers4
  • Talkback Supportyes
  • Mix Minus Supportyes
  • Linear/Luma Keyers5
  • Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)1 Stinger, 1 DVE
  • Total Number of Layers7
  • Pattern Generator5
  • Color Generators2
  • Control PanelFront fascia emergency switching, software or optional hardware panel
  • Routable Windows16
  • Tallyred for program and green for preview indication
  • Windows Source Labelsyes
  • Multi View Monitoring
    • Multi View Monitoring: 1 x multi view configurable to 16, 13, 10, 7 or 4 up view. Includes monitoring of Program, Preview, Inputs, Media Players, DSK, Clean Feed with optional labels and audio meters
    • Multi View Video Standard: HD
    • Display Minimum Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Media Player
    • Media Players: 2
    • Channels: fill and key for each media player
    • Media Pool Still Image Capacity: 20
    • Media Pool Clip Capacity: 2 x up to 1080p60
    • Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD: 400 frames
    • Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD: 200 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
  • Front Panel DisplayBuilt in 2.2 inch LCD monitor for video, 10 LED buttons for setup and emergency switching, 4 source buttons, 6 talkback selection and mix buttons, menu control knob and set button, front panel lock button
  • Processing
    • Processing Delay: <10 lines
    • Audio Mixer
      • 28 Channel mixer
      • Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video
      • Level and Peak metering
      • Master gain control
      • 6 band parametric EQ, Dynamics including Expander, Gate, Compressor and Limiter
    • Down Conversion: none
  • Software
    • Control Panel Included: ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 11.11 Big Sur, Mac 12 Monterey or later and Windows 10 or 11
    • Software Updates: using USB or Ethernet connection directly connected to Mac OS or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility
    • Configuration: set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 11.1 Big Sur, Mac 12.0 Monterey or later
    • Windows 10 and 11
  • Power Supply1 x Internal 100 - 240 AC
  • Power Usage36W
  • Operating Temperature32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Storage Temperature-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Relative Humidity0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Dimensions11" x 6.94" x 1.74"
  • Weight4.13 pounds

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