Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD

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Huge savings on the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD (SWATEMSCN2/1ME2/HD) blackmagic-swatemscn2-1me2-hd-atem-1-m-e / SWATEMSCN2/1ME2/HD. Introducing ATEM Constellation HD, the world’s most powerful HD live production switchers! These incredibly powerful HD switchers are available in 3 great models, including a 1 M/E model with 10 inputs, a 2 M/E model with 20 inputs and a massive 4 M/E model with 40 inputs! Plus each SDI input features a full standards converter! ATEM Constellation includes advanced features such as DVEs, ATEM advanced chroma keyers, media players, multiviews, and SuperSource processors! Plus the built in Fairlight audio mixer includes a compressor, limiter, 6 band parametric EQ and expander on each input. The free ATEM Software Control is included, or you can add a 1 M/E, 2 M/E or 4 M/E ATEM Advanced Panel!
ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD is a high definition live production switcher packed with advanced features! The 2 M/E design…
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    About The Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD

    Introducing ATEM Constellation HD, the world’s most powerful HD live production switchers! These incredibly powerful HD switchers are available in 3 great models, including a 1 M/E model with 10 inputs, a 2 M/E model with 20 inputs and a massive 4 M/E model with 40 inputs! Plus each SDI input features a full standards converter! ATEM Constellation includes advanced features such as DVEs, ATEM advanced chroma keyers, media players, multiviews, and SuperSource processors! Plus the built in Fairlight audio mixer includes a compressor, limiter, 6 band parametric EQ and expander on each input. The free ATEM Software Control is included, or you can add a 1 M/E, 2 M/E or 4 M/E ATEM Advanced Panel!

    ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD is a high definition live production switcher packed with advanced features! The 2 M/E design includes 20 standards converted 3G‑SDI inputs and 12 independent 3G‑SDI aux outputs! It also includes a USB webcam output, SuperSource processor, DVEs, chroma keyers, media players, multiviews and more! You even get built in talkback and a professional built in Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics!

    Seriously Advanced Broadcast Power

    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 2 M/EConstellation HD

    The 2 M/E model doubles the features of the 1 M/E model with 20 x 3G-SDI inputs, 12 x 3G-SDI outputs, 2 DVEs, 8 ATEM Advanced Keyers, 2 multiviews and a SuperSource for a total of 6 DVEs.

    Designed for Massive Live Events!

    With 3 powerful models, ATEM Constellation HD switchers are ideal for concerts and music festivals because you can place cameras on all areas of the stage for amazing coverage! Even live sports benefit from the huge number of inputs and DVEs let you build multi-layer compositions to cover the action. The fastest way to produce programming is live! With powerful internal graphics and lots of ATEM advanced chroma keyers, you get everything you need for complex program production. ATEM Constellation is also perfect for house of worship programming as it’s big enough to allow professional results, but it’s very simple to learn so it’s easy to train a volunteer crew!

    True Broadcast Style Mix Effects Switching

    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!

    Full Front Panel Control

    With a control panel built into the front panel, you can simply walk up and operate the ATEM Constellation at any time. ATEM Constellation HD has similar features to ATEM Mini, so it’s a fantastic upgrade when you need a bigger switcher! Plus the front panel control buttons are the same premium type used on full sized panels so they are extremely reliable. You can even control keyers, media and fade to black from the front panel! There is an industry standard 5 pin talkback headset connector on the front panel, with controls for talkback control. Plus the front panel LCD and menu buttons also allow almost every single operational feature of the switcher to be accessed!

    Up to 40 Standards Converted 3G-SDI Inputs!

    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! On the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD model, you can even loop out audio channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 from SDI inputs 1 to 30 to the two MADI digital audio outputs, so you can hand off the switcher input audio to an external audio engineer for mixing.

    Up to 24 3G‑SDI Outputs

    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! Then the 2 M/E model has 12 x 3G-SDI outputs and the 4 M/E model has a massive 24 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.

    USB Webcam Output for Video Software

    To help with live streaming, the USB-C connection on ATEM Constellation HD operates as a webcam source. That means you can plug into a computer and get working with any video software! The software is tricked into thinking the ATEM Constellation HD is a common webcam, but it’s really a live production switcher! That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality. Choose any software you like, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype for a new way to do presentations with a professional multi camera broadcast quality style! The ATEM Constellation HD webcam output also works with streaming software such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and more!

    Choose from Hardware or Software Control Panels

    All ATEM switchers feature a wide range of hardware and software control options, plus it’s possible to share control panels between all ATEM models for different events. Included with ATEM Constellation HD is a free software based control panel for Mac and Windows. The software connects to the switcher via Ethernet or USB and you can control the switcher, upload media, mix audio and control cameras. Then, when you need more power, you can add an ATEM Advanced Panel for professional switching or an ATEM Camera Control Panel for controlling cameras. There’s even an ATEM developer SDK so you can build your own custom automation control solution!

    Includes Multiview with Labels, Tally and Meters

    The built in multiview lets you monitor multiple sources on a single monitor. The 1 M/E model includes 1 multiview, the 2 M/E model has 2 independent multiviews and the 4 M/E model has 4 independent multiviews! All external SDI inputs, plus all internal video sources can be routed to any view. All multiviews are fully customizable and can be independently set to 4, 7, 10, 13 or 16 simultaneous views. That’s up to 32 views in total on the 2 M/E model and a massive 64 views across 4 monitors with the 4 M/E model! 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.

    Broadcast Transitions, DVE, Stingers and More!

    ATEM Constellation HD includes a wide range of broadcast quality native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe, and more. All transitions can be customized in the system control menus with adjustments for border colour, border width, position, direction and a lot more! The ATEM Constellation switcher includes a powerful digital video effects processor for DVE transitions, which can be used to squeeze the current picture off screen revealing a new video under it. The DVE can even be used to create graphic wipe transitions. To eliminate errors, ATEM Constellation HD features a preview transition feature so you can setup your transitions before you switch it on air!

    Built in DVE for Video Effects

    ATEM Constellation features up to 4 independent DVEs, depending on the model, that let 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 and swoosh effects for adding excitement to your programming. You can even combine DVE transitions with custom graphics to create your own graphic wipe transitions! Then the 2 and 4 M/E models include SuperSource processors for even more DVEs!

    Professional Broadcast Talkback

    To keep crews working as a single creative team, ATEM Constellation features built in talkback. Talkback supports a 5 pin XLR headset connector, plus a rear mounted RJ12 connector for interfacing with industry standard talkback systems such as ClearCom or RTS. You get full talkback control including program and engineering loops, sidetone control for hearing the headset mic into the headphones and program mix. ATEM Constellation HD also supports SDI talkback that uses SDI channels 15 and 16 for 2-way communication with Blackmagic Design cameras. You can even use channels 13 and 14 for engineering talkback. It’s even possible to mix the talkback mic into the program audio for voiceovers!

    Internal Media for Stills and Motion Graphics

    The built in media pool stores broadcast quality RGBA graphics and animations that can be played back instantly by the 2 or 4 media players. Media players simply appear as additional input sources on the ATEM Constellation HD, so you don’t have to use extra SDI inputs for graphics. The built in media pool holds graphics for use with the media players and the 1 M/E model can hold 20 stills and 200 frame animations, the 2 M/E model can hold 40 stills and 400 frame animations and the 4 M/E model can hold 60 stills and 600 frame animations. You can easily manage all of your media using the included ATEM Software Control or download directly from Photoshop using the ATEM Photoshop plug‑in.

    Includes New ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers!

    For news or virtual set work, ATEM Constellation HD is perfect as it features lots of ATEM advanced keyers for high quality chroma or luminance keying! The chroma keyer is incredibly powerful and features a colour picker to sample background colours for automatic generation of the key parameters. You get precise controls for edge and flare, and there is even a foreground colour corrector so you can match the “look” of the foreground layer to the background layer making seamless compositions possible. The keyer can also be used for pattern and DVE keying! You get 4 ATEM Advanced Keyers on the 1 M/E model, 8 ATEM Advanced Keyers on the 2 M/E model and 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers on the 4 M/E model.

    Create Amazing Virtual Sets

    With 4 upstream chroma keyers per M/E row, you get the perfect solution for building virtual sets! With so many ATEM Advanced chroma keyers, you can use a keyer per camera to create a seamless composition of the camera over the custom background. Even the 1 M/E model has enough keyers to generate a 4 camera virtual set! You can use external image processors for virtual sets, or you can even build a fixed camera virtual set by loading pre rendered still image backgrounds from the media players and media pool. You can setup macros to change cameras and load the correct background into the media players! With so much flexibility, you can experiment to try out different studio setups!

    Powerful SuperSource Processing!

    In addition to the DVEs in the M/E rows, the 2 M/E and 4 M/E models include powerful SuperSource multi layer processors with 4 extra DVE layers plus a background layer, that all appear to ATEM Constellation HD as an additional input source. Any switcher video input can be used for each SuperSource DVE, then it’s all layered together over a media pool custom background. SuperSource is just like having an extra multi-layer VFX switcher built in! SuperSource is perfect for doing picture in picture displays for interviews because you can set up the effect while keeping the main DVEs free for other tasks. The ATEM 4 M/E Constellation even has 2 completely independent SuperSource processors!

    Multi Rate 3G-SDI for all HD Video Standards

    With up to 40 multi rate 3G-SDI input connections, depending on the model, the ATEM Constellation HD is compatible with all types of HD video sources. You can connect equipment in all HD television standards including 720p, 1080i and 1080p formats. Only multi rate 3G-SDI allows switching between HD formats so you can instantly adapt to the needs of the job you are doing anywhere in the world! The SDI inputs will also handle embedded audio and mix audio from all video inputs. Plus the program outputs include talkback, tally and camera control information. That means you can connect any of the switcher SDI outputs back to the camera for program return, camera control, and talkback.

    The First Switcher with Big Professional Audio

    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!

    Professional Fairlight Audio Mixer

    With a built in Fairlight audio mixer, the ATEM Constellation makes it possible to do extremely complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer has up to 156 input channels, for the biggest audio mixer in a live production switcher! Audio is de-embedded from all the SDI video inputs and passed to the audio mixer. Then the 4 M/E model has extra audio mixer input channels for the MADI audio inputs. Each input channel features the highest quality 6 band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning. All this audio power can be controlled via the ATEM Software Control or a Mackie compatible panel.

    Includes Free Software Control Panel

    The ATEM Software Control Panel gives you total control over your switcher and is included free. The ATEM Software Control Panel features a beautifully designed interface with a visual switcher and parameter palettes for making quick adjustments. Multiple users can connect to the switcher via Ethernet and all work on different parts of the event at the same time! The ATEM Software Control also lets you access camera control, audio mixing, media, macro programming and even control of HyperDeck disk recorders. You can even save the full state of the switcher as XML files, plus all media is backed up from the media pool. Plus you can run the software on Mac or Windows!

    Add the Speed and Power of an ATEM Hardware Panel

    Only ATEM Constellation HD has such as wide range of control panel options with 3 models of ATEM Advanced Panels available. ATEM Advanced Panels feature an industry standard, familiar M/E style layout. Each panel has built-in LCDs for menus, high quality buttons with customizable illumination colour, a DVE joystick plus T-bar fader. You can even setup and trigger Macros! All rows of M/E buttons include integrated LCDs for dynamic input button labeling. The 1 M/E model features a single M/E row with 10 input buttons. The 2 M/E model features 2 M/E rows with 20 input buttons. The massive 4 M/E model features 4 M/E rows with 40 input buttons per row and 4 independent system control LCD screens.

    Get Industry Standard Professional Camera Control

    The new ATEM Camera Control Panel provides 4 industry standard camera controllers for the same workflow as camera chains costing hundreds of thousands of dollars! Designed to be portable, ATEM Camera Control Panel can be placed on a desktop or on a slide out rack shelf. All control commands are sent to the cameras using the SDI camera control protocol which is supported by cameras such as Blackmagic URSA Broadcast and Blackmagic Studio Cameras. You get dedicated controls including CCU style joystick and controls for RGB camera colour, master gain, black, iris and more. Plus all controls are arranged in a familiar broadcast layout perfect for both experienced or new operators!

    Compatible with Blackmagic Cameras, Panels, Decks and More!

    ATEM switchers are powerful because they can grow and expand with you. Add an ATEM Advanced Panel to get professional industry standard switcher control. Then add an ATEM Camera Control Panel for fast control and colour balancing of up to four cameras. For cameras, Blackmagic Studio Cameras make great studio cameras as they have tally, talkback and control all built into the compact and very portable design. For mastering, Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio recorders are perfect because they include popular file formats such as ProRes, H.264 and DNx. You can even live stream using an UltraStudio or Blackmagic Web Presenter! Then add a Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 3G converter for HDMI monitoring!

    Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2

    Designed for broadcast and live production, you get a 6K sensor with +36dB of gain, wide dynamic range and B4 lens mount. Includes Blackmagic RAW, ProRes, H.264 and H.265 record file formats.

    Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder G2

    Turn URSA Mini into the ultimate live camera with a professional 7 inch studio viewfinder!

    Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter

    Connect cameras to live switchers up to 2 km away with video, talkback, control and power, all over a single cable!

    Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

    Connect to remote cameras up to 2 km away with multiple channels of video, talkback, control and power all over a single cable!

    Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro

    Designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers, you get all the features of the Plus model, as well as 12G-SDI, professional XLR audio, brighter HDR LCD, 5 pin talkback and 10G Ethernet IP link.

    HyperDeck Studio HD Mini

    Miniaturized deck records H.264, ProRes or DNxHD files onto SD/UHS-II cards or external USB disks in SD/HD formats to 1080p60. Includes timecode and reference generators, 3G-SDI in/out and HDMI out.

    HyperDeck Studio HD Pro

    Includes all the features of the Plus model, and adds 2 SSD slots as well as the 2 SD card slots. Also includes machined metal search dial with clutch, SDI monitor out and XLR timecode connections.

    ATEM Camera Control Panel

    Control up to 4 cameras at one time including iris, shutter speed, white balance, master gain, pedestal, RGB and more!

    All Features Included. No Hidden Costs!

    Unlike other switchers, all features are included in the purchase price. That means you get all features fully enabled and always ready for use! There are no license fees to allow you to use features and no ongoing monthly costs. This means you’ll never experience a license expiring 5 minutes before your program starts! Advanced features such as multiview, SuperSource, DVEs or the ATEM Advanced Keyers are always enabled and always ready to use! Plus, you can use the free ATEM Software Control on an unlimited number of computers. That’s important when you divide up the workload with separate people for audio mix, graphics prep, camera control and switcher operation!

    SOFTWARE CONTROL

    ATEM Software Control – The world’s most advanced live production switcher control software!

    ATEM Constellation HD can be operated from the front panel, or you can control it using the included free ATEM Software Control for Mac or Windows. ATEM Software Control gives you even more control and creative options! You can switch video sources live, load the media pool with graphics, use transitions and keys, change switcher settings and mix audio. For larger live productions, you can even run multiple copies of the software so that more than one person can work on the show at the same time!

    Elegant and Intuitive Interface

    ATEM Software Control features an interface that’s been specifically designed for speed and accuracy. It features separate pages that make it easy to find the controls you need for each of the switcher’s major functions such as control, audio, macros, media and deck control. The switcher page features a familiar layout with buttons for sources, transitions, keyers and more. In addition the switcher page also has palettes that let you adjust transitions, keys and the media player. The media page lets you manage all of your graphic files and upload them to the switcher, while the audio page lets you control the built in multi channel Fairlight audio mixer.

    Switcher

    Adjust switcher settings, make live cuts, adjust keys, apply transitions, overlay graphics and more.

    Media

    Upload RGBA still image and motion media files. Graphics can be used for titles, bugs, lower thirds and more!

    Audio

    Professional Fairlight audio mixer with faders, 6 band EQ, compressor, limiter and much more!

    Camera

    Fully control and colour correct cameras via the SDI return feed to supported Blackmagic Design cameras.

    Switcher Control Full virtual switcher control panel!

    You get the most efficient live production workflow with ATEM! The program bus is always live and allows direct source switching, so when you select a source it will immediately go on air. You can also take advantage of the advanced preview bus, which lets you make selections and preview them on a monitor before putting them on air. You can see what you have ready to go on air, and take it live with a press of the cut or auto buttons! Using the preview bus helps you see the next transition source so you can confidently control your live production.

    Transition Control

    The transition control block gives you fast access to quickly select transition styles and set timing on the fly during live production. Choose from mix, dip, wipe or even DVE transitions, then use the auto button to trigger transitions immediately when you switch sources, or use the fader bar for full manual control!

    Transition Settings

    ATEM Software Control lets you quickly access all transition settings and make precise adjustments before putting them on air! The transition palette has a wide range of adjustments. Simply choose the transition type and adjust its parameters. With so many options, you’ll be able to create the perfect transition for your production!
    Upstream Keyer

    When you need fast and seamless keying, the software controls allow precise adjustments. Green and blue screen backgrounds are never perfectly flat, so it’s vital to have powerful key controls that let you handle any kind of key! You get precise control of key parameter such as colour, spill/flare suppression, foreground colour correction and more.

    Downstream Keyer

    ATEM Constellation includes up to 4 downstream keyers for adding a bug, logo or lower third to your program’s output stream. Simply load PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG or TIFF images with an alpha channel into the media pool and send to the media player for keying! Because it’s downstream, it’s perfect for graphics, titles and short animations or clips.

    Auto Transition

    You can customize the duration of transitions, then use the auto button for smooth and perfectly timed transitions. When the auto button is turned on, switching between sources will automatically add the transition. Use auto for mix, dip, wipe, DVE and more! Auto changes to trigger transitions when set to program/preview switching.

    DVE Settings

    The ATEM Constellation HD DVEs can be used for more than picture in picture effects because it can be used for DVE transitions. The transition palette in the ATEM Software Control app gives you precise control over all DVE options. Choose from over 18 dramatic DVE moves to add excitement to your production. DVE transitions can also be reversed!

    Preview Transition

    Preview transition allows complicated multi layer green screen keys to be rehearsed before using them on air! Preview video can be seen on an aux output or multiview. Using preview transition is the best way to ensure your transition is perfect before going on air!

    Fade To Black

    When your program is starting, ending or has a commercial break the fade to black (FTB) button will fade all layers up or down at exactly the same rate. Fade to black is the last layer of the switcher so you can be sure every video and graphic layer, and every source, is faded cleanly together and in perfect sync! It will even fade the audio!

    Camera Control

    ATEM Constellation HD can provide full control of your cameras right from the ATEM Software Control app! Simply connect a Blackmagic Studio Camera, URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast camera to your ATEM Constellation HD to get full camera control! All control communication to the camera is sent via the SDI aux outputs of the switcher, to the PGM input of the cameras. Control the tally light, white balance, ISO and shutter as well as the iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses. There’s a DaVinci primary colour corrector built into the camera, so you can go well beyond simple colour balance. Camera control allows traditional CCU or DaVinci colour correction. Then add an ATEM Camera Control Panel.

    Media Page

    Drag and drop media to use it with your switcher!

    Media Player

    ATEM Constellation HD features up to 4 media players that can be used to playback stills and animations stored in the media pool. You can use PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF files as well as video files for motion playback with alpha channel and audio track. Files with alpha channels can be used as bugs, lower thirds, titles and even stingers!
    Media Pool

    ATEM Software Control lets you drag and drop RGBA still graphic files and full motion video files to ATEM Constellation HD. You can then browse and select what clips or stills are presented to the switcher as a video source via the media player. You can use the included Photoshop plug‑in to transfer graphics directly to the switcher.

    Audio Page – Professional multi channel audio mixer!

    ATEM Control Software includes a built in multi channel Fairlight audio mixer that lets you independently adjust the level and balance from all of your audio inputs. The internal audio mixer features up to 80 channels of audio from the SDI inputs. ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD has an extra 64 audio channels from the MADI input. Each input has independent 6 band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning. All inputs are metered so you can always see your source’s levels. There are buttons to turn audio on for each source and for audio to follow video (AFV) There’s also a master fader for adjusting the final mixed program audio that is output to video.

    Parametric Equalizer

    Good equalization is the secret to good broadcast sound! The internal Fairlight audio mixer features 6-band parametric EQ on every single input channel. You can adjust 6 separate bands of frequencies to boost, fatten or thin the sound. This means mic inputs can be adjusted to be clear and easy to understand while other inputs can remain untouched.

    Dynamics Processing

    The internal Fairlight audio mixer also features a high quality compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate on every audio input channel. The compressor and limiter stop mic levels from excessive volume and distortion. Noise gate eliminates background noise in mics. Dynamics really make it easy to place different channels in an overall audio mix!

    Switcher Settings – Quickly customize switcher settings for your program!

    Setting up for new jobs is easy with ATEM Software Control! Switcher settings are logically organized so you can change them quickly. You can set ATEM Constellation HD to any video standard in 720p HD, 1080p HD and 1080i HD. You can also customize input labels that will be used to track sources when used on external hardware panels or ATEM Software Control. Even the multiview can be customized including program/preview arrangement, audio meters and more! You can even control HyperDecks for remote trigger and use them for motion media playback!

    Instantly Recall Setups

    ATEM Constellation HD lets you quickly save your switcher set up at any time which means you can recall it instantly! The switcher state is saved as an XML file so you can even edit the files to make changes. If you’re transitioning to ATEM Constellation HD from another ATEM switcher, then you can use the XML setups from any other model of ATEM switcher, even an ATEM Mini XML setup file! It all just works! You can save the switcher state any time you like, or you can setup ATEM Software Control to auto save at regular intervals and the older versions of the files are kept. When saving the switcher state, you save not only the settings, but all of the media pool contents as well!

    Create Macros

    Macros let you automate complex sequences of actions on your switcher that would be difficult to do during a live production if you have to press multiple buttons manually. You can record transitions between sources, key effects, graphics and more. Simply open the macro window, select record and operate your switcher like normal. Your actions are automatically stored in your ATEM Constellation and can also be stored as XML files so you can edit and combine multiple macros together. To use a macro, just press the macro button! Macros are also available on external hardware panels so you can trigger a macro from multiple locations, as well as ATEM Software Control.

    HyperDeck Control

    ATEM Constellation HD works with Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio recorders so you can use pre‑recorded clips in live programs! You can connect up to 4 HyperDecks as sources, see a list of clips on each one, select a clip, cue it, pre-roll, and play it back at any time. It’s perfect for adding pre-recorded spots, promos, credit rolls and more to your live program! Imagine setting up a HypeDeck to play advertising spots at events, all automated with HyperDeck control and macros! HyperDecks could even be used to generate fun backgrounds for music videos as well as animated backdrops to key people over, all perfectly in sync!

    Multiple Users

    Producing large live events such as sports, concerts, worship services, and educational events requires a high performance team of multiple creative people working seamlessly together. ATEM Constellation HD’s Ethernet connection means multiple control panels can be used all at the same time. You can run multiple copies of ATEM Software Control where different people can switch, manage media, mix audio and control cameras, all on different computers so they don’t interfere with each other while working. Even hardware panels can be added for the best workflow for when you’re working on a big live event. You can even run software remotely over the Internet from any location on the planet!

    ADVANCED PANELS

    ATEM Advanced Panels – Get professional broadcast style workflows!

    For the ultimate in professional control you can add an optional ATEM Advanced Panel! Although you can use ATEM Constellation with the software control panel, using an ATEM Advanced Panel is so much faster! ATEM Advanced Panels open up the power of your ATEM Constellation because they give you an enormous amount of control, allowing you to setup more complex effects. It’s also a nicer way to work because you have physical broadcast quality buttons, knobs and a t‑bar fader so you can access all features in the switcher, all at the same time. Imagine using the 4 M/E model to access all M/Es simultaneously, with an input button for every single SDI source on the ATEM Constellation switcher!

    Three Great ATEM – Advanced Panel Models!

    ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel

    The 1 M/E model features a single M/E row with 10 input buttons and 1 system control LCD screen. Although it’s a 1 M/E panel, you can control all M/Es in larger switchers. The input buttons feature user customizable colours and button label LCDs. There’s also a joystick for the DVE and a T‑bar fader.

    ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel

    The 2 M/E model features 2 M/E rows with 20 input buttons and 2 independent system control LCDs for each row. Plus each row can control up to 4 M/Es in larger switchers. Both rows and all input buttons include LCDs for custom labeling. Each row also includes an independent select bus!

    ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel

    The massive 4 M/E model is big enough to perfectly match the features on the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation switcher! It features 4 M/E rows with 40 input buttons and 4 independent system control LCDs for each row. This massive panel includes 32 LCD’s for custom labeling of every button on every row!

    Accelerate Live Production! Production is easier and fun with an ATEM control panel!
    Select Sources – Switch cameras to air instantly!

    ATEM Constellation has been designed to give you the most advanced live switching workflow. Internally, ATEM Constellation has separate program and preview buses that you can use to quickly and accurately switch sources. ATEM Constellation lets you see your preview bus selection by using an aux output or on the multi view. Then all you need to do is make selections on the preview bus of the advanced panel, which will appear on your preview screen, allowing you to see your source before it goes on air. Then you can bring the source online by pressing cut or auto! You can also switch sources on the program bus if you need them to go live immediately!

    Transition Control – Select and customize transitions

    Get total control over your transitions with a dedicated hardware button for each transition type! When selecting transition types, a system control LCD screen will display the options for that transition, so you can change its parameters without navigating through complex menus. It’s all instantly available! That gives you multiple ways to switch. Simply select a new source on the preview bus, then press CUT for a cut transition, or AUTO to use the selected transitions such as mix, dip, wipe or DVE! You can even cut directly on the program bus. With ATEM Advanced Panels you get all the controls you need to access all transition types fast.

    Transition Styles – Mix, dip, wipe, DVE and more!

    ATEM switchers give you a huge range of transition styles! Mix transition will smoothly blend between sources just like an NLE cross dissolve. Standard SMPTE wipes are included and wipes can have edge softening for smooth dreamy transitions that are more exciting than simple cross dissolves. Dip transitions create a dip to colour effect, however because you can dip to any video source, you could create really innovative effects! DVE transitions use the DVE to create crazy moves where the whole foreground image moves! Plus you can combine the DVE and a still image from the media pool to create graphic wipes! The t-bar fader even lets you manually position the transition for total control!

    Wipe Transitions – Transform wipes into exciting effects!

    Power up your wipe transitions by accessing parameters to transform them into exciting effects. While you can select the wipe pattern directly on the LCD, you can also add lots of customization to suit your production style. You can adjust parameters such as symmetry and softness, but there are also adjustments for coloured borders with variable width and softness, as well as the position of the centre of the wipe. You can even use the dedicated joystick to set precise wipe pattern positioning!

    DVE Transitions – Amazing digital video effects

    ATEM Advanced Panels are perfect for positioning the DVE for custom picture in picture effects because they include a joystick. The joystick allows the position to be set precisely and rotating the knob will change DVE size. You can also use the soft knobs and menus on the LCD to adjust the DVE position, size and other DVE features such as lighting and drop shadow effects. The DVE can be setup to fly graphics into frame or select any of the pre programed push and squeeze transitions.

    Keyer Control – Get perfect green screen keying

    The system control knobs are ideal when doing chroma keying because you can finely adjust each parameter for clean key edges and seamless multi layer compositing effects. Unlike software control where you need to look at the user interface, the ATEM Advanced Panels have control knobs that you can hold while adjusting key parameters and looking at the video output live to ensure the key is seamless. Only fine adjustment of key settings live while watching the video, ensures your key is perfect.

    Fader Bar – Manually blend transitions

    Amazing live performances often require transitions that need to be controlled manually. The ergonomically designed t‑bar control lets you ride transitions perfectly as part of the live performance! Sometimes the emotion of a live event means you need to feel a transition to get it perfectly in sync with the camera operators and talent. Like a conductor, your ATEM Constellation is part of the performance and drives the mood as the production unfolds.

    Auto Transition – Perfect and predictable transitions!

    Just below the panel fader bar is the auto transition button. Selecting auto will instantly perform the transition type you have set. This ensures you can accurately select your source and transition type before triggering the action, so you always know what is going to happen and there’s much less chance of mistakes going to air. Auto transitions can be programed for durations from 1 to 250 frames and the benefit is each transition is consistent through your program.

    Preview Transition – Simulate new effects while on air

    Unlike the simpler front panel on ATEM Constellation, the hardware panel includes a very useful preview transition button that lets you simulate a transition or effect before you use it! The PREV TRANS button helps you avoid on air mistakes when preparing live transitions by displaying the result on your preview video output or on the multiview screen on the ATEM Constellation. Preview transition is the only way to accurately setup complicated transitions and multi layered key effects.

    Fade to Black – Finish your program with style!

    The built in fade to black button controls the entire output of the switcher! Selecting fade to black (FTB) will smoothly fade your program output to black at a preset transition rate. Because FTB is at the end of all processing, it ensures all video layers fade out together. You can even select to fade out audio when FTB is triggered. That’s useful for the start and end of your production or for fading out to commercial breaks. FTB also includes button guards to stop accidental triggering!

    Joystick – Get precise DVE control

    Move elements around the screen using the Joystick! With full 3 Axis control you can adjust X, Y and Z positions of wipe patterns and position the ATEM Constellation DVEs. The joystick control with the DVE is ideal to position live video over video. Scale the size, position up down or left and right for the perfect picture in picture effect. You can also use the joystick to move the DVE and enter start and end keyframe screen positions for your own customized animated DVE moves.

    System Control – Change switcher settings from the menus!

    You get full control right from the panel using the system control LCDs. Each system control LCD has a direct access keypad with a button for each function, and LCD and soft knobs and buttons. Simply push a keypad button to see the parameters displayed in the large LCD so you can use the soft buttons and knobs to change each setting. Its incredibly easy and very fast! There’s hundreds of switcher parameters available for keyers, transition selection, DVE, colour generators as well as switcher video standard, multiview setup and even input button remapping! You can even save and recall 10 individual panel set ups and store them in the panel! Plus the 2 M/E model as 2 totally independent system control menus, while the 4 M/E model has a massive 4 independent system control LCDs!

    Change video outputs with a single button press

    As well as the input buttons, each M/E row has a dedicated “select bus” for routing video into processing and selecting sources to the aux outputs. With so many aux outputs, you can select any source into any output, just like an SDI router. Conveniently located above the ME row buttons, the select bus lets change sources with a single button press so its very fast to use. There are even labels to show you what source is on each button. The select bus also lets you directly select inputs for other internal processing such as the keyers and DVE. Only the select bus lets you route signals internally and via the aux outputs instantly!

    Media Players – Manage built in graphics and titles

    You can select stills from the media pool in the panel LCD menus and simply pressing the media button lets you access the media player and change which image in the media pool is sent to the media player as a video source. You can select any loaded still by scrolling through the list of media pool images, which are listed showing the original file name of each image. This means you can quickly change stills and titles right from the same panel you are working on, eliminating the need to change control panels just to change a title.
    Set stills from the panel, change between stills and clips plus play and loop the clips directly from your ATEM broadcast control panel.

    Trigger macros at the touch of a button!

    Another benefit of the ATEM Advanced Panel is the built in macros, where you can very easily record your own custom macros and trigger them to playback with the push of a button. This means that you don’t need to use a computer to work with macros because you can trigger them from the same hardware panel you are switching from. If you edit or modify a macro the change will appear on all the connected hardware or software control panels because the macros are stored inside the ATEM Constellation itself. You can set up different macros to trigger under each macro button and the thin strip LCD under the buttons will show you which button as which macro you have assigned.

    Customizable Control Options – Control your ATEM switcher from anywhere in the world!

    Because ATEM Constellation includes a standard Ethernet connection, you can use this connection to control it remotely from long distances away. The ATEM Advanced Panel, the ATEM Camera Control panel and the ATEM Software Control for Mac and Windows all use an Ethernet connection to the ATEM Constellation, so you can setup any combination of panels you need, for the freedom to decide your ideal control setup. What this means is you can have multiple control panels all working together in parallel and at the same time. Then all these panels can be located anywhere so you could control your ATEM Constellation from the other side of the world!

    Software

    Software control lets you control your ATEM locally or using the internet for control from anywhere in the world!

    Internet

    Connect any combination of hardware and software switcher control simultaneously for multi user workflow.

    Free SDK

    Custom develop your own control solutions by using our software developer kit included free with every ATEM switcher!

     

    ATEM Camera Control Panel – Remotely control four cameras, all from a single control panel!

    The ATEM Camera Control Panel is a professionally built broadcast camera control unit that extends the software features in ATEM Software Control to add high quality physical buttons and controls that are much faster to use. ATEM Constellation HD supports camera control when used with the Blackmagic Studio Cameras, URSA Mini Pro and URSA Broadcast cameras for full remote camera control. The control panel lets a single person monitor and adjust a wide range of camera parameters such as black levels, gain, colour balance, shutter speed and more. This leaves your camera operators free to focus on more important tasks such as framing and shot composition. Plus it works with all ATEM switcher models!

    Works with Blackmagic Studio, URSA Mini and Broadcast Cameras

    ATEM Constellation HD works with the latest Blackmagic SDI cameras that have studio camera features that you can remotely control! This means you get remote camera control, tally indicators and a DaVinci colour corrector built in. All control is via the switcher aux output connection to the camera PGM SDI input, allowing you to broadcast control commands from the switcher to the camera with a single SDI cable! That means you can remotely control settings in the camera plus focus, iris and zoom on supported lenses. Pocket Cinema Cameras include a DaVinci primary colour corrector so you get more than simple CCU controls as you can also do a full colour grade in the camera for a cinematic look!

    CAMERA CONTROLS


    Control Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras – One person can control up to 4 cameras at the same time!

    When working on live production, it’s important all of the cameras are matched with proper colour balance so that you get a consistent look as you cut and transition between the different cameras. The ATEM Camera Control Panel features 4 camera controllers in one panel, so you can simultaneously control 4 of your cameras at the same time. When used with a larger number of cameras, you can control more even on a single panel because it’s very quick to change which camera you control on each CCU channel. Each camera controller includes a LCD screen with soft buttons and knobs and a full set of traditional CCU controls, so you always get a clear indication of the camera state.

    Scene and Camera Controls

    The top section on each camera control has settings for changing camera settings, plus it lets you save and recall scene presets. Getting remote access to important camera settings is vital when you are working in conditions where the light can change during your job such as daylight, and with these settings you can quickly adjust cameras based on changes in the scene. Controls in this section include master gain, white balance, shutter speed and more!

    White Balance

    Quickly get the perfect white balance by triggering the camera’s automatic white balance feature.

    Load Scenes

    Save and recall scene presets, perfect when you do regular work with the same conditions each day.

    Master Gain

    Boost sensitivity of the sensor as conditions become darker or when more depth of field is needed.

    Shutter Speed

    Set the shutter speed of the camera and a slower shutter speed can also boost brightness in dark conditions.

    Colour Bars

    Select to output colour bars for the selected camera. Colour bars are very useful when setting up for a new job

    Gain and Pedestal Controls

    The center section features independent RGB controls for adjusting the camera colour for the white and black parts of the image. Because the Blackmagic cameras with studio features have a full DaVinci Resolve primary colour corrector built in, you have amazing control over the colour in the camera. These red, green and blue controls for adjusting blacks and whites mean you can accurately match multiple cameras, which is vital for cutting seamlessly without colour shifts. One trick experienced camera control operators use is to only adjust the red and blue channels, so you can add and remove red and blue tint without getting to far away from accurate colour!

    White Balance

    Independent RGB controls for adjusting the white part of the image.

    Black Balance

    Independent RGB controls for adjusting the black part of the image.

    Lens and Iris Controls

    The lower section of the panel is where the most used controls are located and features a large easy to read camera number that highlights red when the camera is on air! The main control for operating the cameras is the high quality professional joystick that’s used to precisely adjust the iris when moved up and down, and the master black when the knob is rotated. This is the exact same type of control that’s used on camera control units used in broadcast, so you get a true professional user interface that can be the ideal training tool for any high end live broadcast truck or studio. There’s also a button to lock the CCU and indicators for network and errors.

    Iris Control

    Joystick for adjusting iris and master black. Move up/down for iris, rotate for black and push for monitoring.

    Coarse Control

    To stop the iris from becoming too sensitive with different lens types, you can reduce the adjustment range.

    Lock Controls

    To ensure you don’t accidentally bump the camera adjustment, you can lock the iris and master black control.

    Master Black

    This indicator provides feedback on the amount of master black adjustment applied to the remote camera.

    Panel Active

    If you have setup a perfect colour match between all of your cameras, then you can lock all panel adjustments.

    Status Lights

    On ATEM Constellation HD, these lights indicate status of network and SMPTE fiber camera connections.

    Preview

    Used for switching the camera feed to an aux video output, so you don’t have to push the joystick.

    Camera Number

    Big camera number display shows you what camera is assigned to each channel and turns red when on air!

    Call Button

    Flashes tally light on the camera to get the attention of the camera operator that you need to talk to them.

    Expand Your Production Workflow – Works seamlessly with all ATEM control panels!

    Adding the ATEM Camera Control Panel to your ATEM Constellation HD is easy as all the network settings have been assigned for you, so you can simply connect an Ethernet cable direct from the ATEM Camera Control Panel to the switchers Ethernet connection. The ATEM panels feature loop through Ethernet connections so you just loop through the panels. Because Ethernet is a network, you can interconnect multiple ATEM Camera Control Panels with the ATEM Advanced Panels to complete a customized and professional broadcast production studio. Plus, if you’re doing location work, you can move the panels between any ATEM switcher model for different types of jobs.

    True Broadcast Camera Control – ATEM Constellation is the tiny switcher that’s big on features!

    Even though ATEM Constellation HD is a compact 2 rack unit design, it doesn’t mean it’s small on the inside! ATEM Constellation HD is a massive switcher and adding ATEM hardware panels gives you the exact same professional workflow that’s used by broadcasters worldwide. If you’re doing paid work, need a professional system for education or just want the speed of a hardware panel then the ATEM Camera Control Panel is well worth the investment. The ATEM Camera Control is incredibly fast to use as it features traditional CCU controls so you get the benefit of years of broadcast experience. Now even startup companies and education can use a true professional broadcast switcher.

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