The world's first Ultra HD 4K live production switcher!



Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K


The world's first Ultra HD 4K live production switcher!

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The world's first Ultra HD 4K live production switcher.

Now you can create stunning live multi camera productions at 4 times the resolution of 1080HD! ATEM Production Studio 4K lets you connect up to 8 SD, HD or UltraHD 4K video cameras, disk recorders and computers for true broadcast quality work. It includes all the features you expect from a professional switcher including chroma key, transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view and the world's first 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections.

Professional Live Coverage

Push the standards of live content production beyond broadcast quality! Ultra HD 4K cameras, projectors and super large screens at live events are new opportunities for content creation. With ATEM Production Studio 4K you can mix live programming and output at Ultra HD 4K resolution for an incredible audience viewing experience. With this single rack unit digital production switcher you can work in SD, HD or Ultra HD 4K and turn any live music event, sporting event, theater show, church service, conference and more into an amazing live television production.

Incredible Ultra HD 4K

Ultra HD 4K is 4 times the resolution of 1080HD video at a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size! The new super fast 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections effortlessly handle Ultra HD 4K so you can easily connect to equipment using a single cable! Even when operating in Ultra HD 4K every video input includes a frame synchronizer so you can plug in cameras or computers that don't have genlock, and you also get a down converted HD-SDI output for monitoring or other use! All the professional features of the ATEM Production Studio 4K like built in media players, downsteam keyers, upsteam keyer, transitions and color generators operate in Ultra HD 4K so you get a true native Ultra HD 4K solution.

Elegant and Compact Design

The ATEM Production Studio 4K features an elegant machined aluminum front panel that includes buttons to select sources for auxiliary output and a built in LCD that shows the live status of this output. This hardware auxiliary control is a fantastic monitoring tool that lets you set up jobs fast, and is contained in a 1 rack unit design that’s less than 6 inches deep! With built in high quality connections for all video and audio there is no need for additional breakout cables, plus the internal power supply is compatible with 110V to 240V sources so you can take your production switcher anywhere in the world.

Software and Hardware Control

ATEM Production Studio 4K includes the beautifully designed ATEM Software Control Panel for both Mac and Windows that gives you complete control of your switcher from a laptop or desktop computer! You get full control of transitions, keyers, audio mixer and switcher settings, with keyboard shortcuts that let you work faster and more efficiently. If you prefer to work with a hardware control panel then you can optionally add an ATEM Broadcast Panel for super fast professional switching! There's even a developer SDK included.

Advanced 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K Inputs

ATEM Production Studio 4K can be switched between SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K, so it connects to a wide range of HDMI and SDI cameras! You get 4 6G-SDI and 4 HDMI 4K inputs for up to eight simultaneous live inputs. All inputs feature frame resynchronizing, so you can use cameras without a genlock, or even computer sources such as Keynote™ or PowerPoint™ presentations! Also included are 2 balanced XLR audio inputs and HiFi audio input for connecting professional and consumer audio equipment.


There are six video outputs, including three program, two multi view and one independent auxiliary output! Use the program and auxiliary outputs to connect to giant outdoor LED screens, projectors, monitors and easily switch between SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K video formats, using 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K. The multi view has HD-SDI and HDMI outputs and the built in audio mixer output is embedded into all SDI and HDMI video outputs as well as on two balanced XLR analog audio outputs.

Multi View Monitoring

The built in multi view lets you monitor the switcher’s video inputs on a single SDI monitor or HDMI TV! Even when operating in Ultra HD 4K you can still use a commonly available HD monitor or television because the multi view output will automatically detect the monitor and down convert to HD. Multi view makes it easy to watch your program, preview, 6 live inputs and 2 media players side by side. You can also add custom labels that make it easy to identify each input.

Creative Transitions

Get the same high quality transitions found on regular high definition professional switchers, that now all operate in Ultra HD 4K. Use mix, dip and wipe effects for impressive broadcast quality live switching. Every transition is instantly available and you get full control of the transition type, pattern, length and other attributes. There’s also a choice of wipe patterns that let you create a customized ‘on air’ look to suit the style and content of your production.

Internal Media Players

ATEM Production Studio 4K includes 2 built in media players that can store up to 20 full resolution Ultra HD 4K still frames with key and fill. All popular image formats, such as PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF are supported. You can load media players with lower third name straps, logos and more, all of which can be recalled in an instant! ATEM includes a Photoshop Plug-in that lets you instantly download graphics and titles from Photoshop directly into the ATEM media pool.

Perfect Quality Keying

For the sharpest, most incredible looking effects, ATEM Production Studio 4K features fully digital broadcast video quality. You get 10-bit color precision combined with the incredible resolution of Ultra HD 4K, so you get the sharpest keying. The upstream keyer includes independent chroma, pattern, shaped and linear keying so you can create stunning visual effects. You also get 2 downstream keyers for logos, titles and a wide range of other ‘on air’ graphics. This powerful set of keyers lets you create true professional broadcast quality live production.

Audio Mixer

With built in audio mixing you can use embedded HDMI and SDI audio from your cameras and other video signals as well as external audio from the analog XLR and HiFi audio inputs, without the need for a separate audio mixing desk. You can use the mixer for direct input mixing or audio follow video where the audio automatically crossfades when switching from one input to another. The additional analog audio inputs are great for microphones, audio mixers or music players.

Independent Auxiliary Output

ATEM Production Studio 4K features an independently controllable auxiliary (aux) output that can be fed by any of the switcher’s sources or internal signals. The front panel buttons and LCD make it easy to select sources such as "clean feeds" that can be output before the downstream keyer and exclude logos and other graphics. The auxiliary output is fantastic for driving large screens and projectors used on stage at live events where you may want an alternative feed to the main program output.

Professional Broadcast Panels

When you want fast direct control of your switcher during extremely busy live production, it's easy to add an optional dedicated hardware ATEM Broadcast Panel to your switcher. ATEM Broadcast Panels feature the highest quality buttons, knobs and controls for the most demanding 24/7 live production environment, giving you hands on control of inputs, transitions, keyers and much more. The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel connects directly via Ethernet and includes a loop through connection so you can control more than one ATEM Production Studio 4K for a multi M/E switcher.

Extreme Reliability

ATEM Production Studio 4K uses an aviation quality operating system to provide the mission critical reliability that’s demanded in broadcast and live production situations. Unlike cheap computer based switchers that interrupt the video if the computer crashes, ATEM doesn't have this problem because the computer is only the control panel! With ATEM you still have video output so your live event is protected from computer failure. Simply use other control panels or restart your computer without any interruption to the program.

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Total Video Input 8
Total Video Output 6
SDI Video Input 4 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
HDMI Video Input 4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.
Analog Audio Output 2 x XLR
SDI Audio Output 2 Ch embedded into SDI output.
Audio Input 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.
Sync Input Tri-Sync or Blackburst
Internal Frame Synchronizers 8. All inputs.
SDI Program Output 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
HDMI Program Output 1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.
Down Converted SDI Program Output 1 x 10-bit HD (Ultra HD 4K to HD)
SDI Aux. Output 1
Quantity of Multi Views 1
Outputs per Multi View 1 x HD-SDI and 1 x HDMI
Control Panel Connection Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
Video Standards  
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL 4:3 and 16:9, 525/29.97 NTSC 4:3 and 16:9
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94.
Ultra HD 4K 3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97.
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, 292M.
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers 720 x 480i 59.97Hz, 720 x 576i 50Hz, 1280 x 720 59.94Hz, 1280 x 720 50Hz and 1920 x 1080 59.94Hz, 1920 x 1080 50Hz, 3840 x 2160 23.98Hz, 3840 x 2160 24Hz, 3840 x 2160 25Hz, 3840 x 2160 29.97Hz.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
Processing Delay 1 Line
Audio Mixer 10 input x 2 channel mixer. Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video. Level and Peak metering. Master gain control. Analog outputs may be used for separate monitoring.
4K to HD Down Conversion Yes, program x 1
Product Specifics  
Total Number of Layers 4
Upstream Keyers 1
Downstream Keyers 2
Linear/Luma Keyers 3
Chroma Keyers 1
Pattern Generators 2
Color Generators 2
Display interface Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Media Players 2
Channels Fill and key for each Media Player.
Media Pool Still Image Capacity 20 with fill and key.
Media Pool Still Image Format PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
Number of Windows 1 x 10
Routable Windows 8
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication.
Windows Source Labels Yes
Control Panel Compatibility Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.
Control Panel Included
ATEM Software Control Panel Included
Tally Output Added via Ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)
Software Updates Using USB connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.
Configuration Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit.Power Requirements
Input Voltage 110-240VAC
Power Usage 60W
Operating Temperature 0-40 degrees celsius
Storage Temperature -20 - 60 degrees celsius
Relative Humidity Up to 95%
What's Included ATEM Production Studio 4K
Software CD
Product Warranty 12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty