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Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher

SKU: 1000003187

Ultra HD / 12G-SDI / 4 M/E 20 input / Broadcast

ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher
Available immediately, delivery about 1-5 days.
€6,578.89 €6,249.95 €5,387.89

ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Switcher

Get one of the world’s most compact and advanced switchers with the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K. You get an incredibly high performance live production switcher designed to work with the latest formats and high frame rates, all the way up to Ultra HD 2160p59.94! You get 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers with 4 per M/E, perfect for advanced work and virtual sets. As the most advanced ATEM switcher, this model also includes the latest technology and features such as 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engine with 4 picture in picture DVE's, full re-synchronization on each 12G-SDI input and much more! The multi rate 12G-SDI connections automatically switch between all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p59.94 with a single BNC cable! Even if you're not working in Ultra HD now, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K has all the power and features for the highest end live production work, while being Ultra HD ready the instant you need it!

ATEM live production switchers are portable and easy to connect, perfect for dedicated television studios, community town halls, churches and schools. You get a compact design that is also ideal for outside broadcast vehicles and portable road cases where space is limited. ATEM gives you the flexibility to work in virtually any resolution including SD, HD or incredible Ultra HD. So that means you can switch to Ultra HD at any time and capture incredible detail because you're working in the television format of the future!

Technical Specifications

Total Video Inputs 20

Total Video Outputs 13

Total Aux Outputs 6

SDI Rates 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G

Total Audio Inputs 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.

Total Audio Outputs
2 x XLR Program 2 x XLR Monitor.

Timecode Connections
1 x XLR Timecode in and 1 x XLR Timecode out.

Reference Input
Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Video Input Re-sync
On all 20 inputs.

SDI Video Inputs
20 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

Extra Audio Outputs
1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.




SDI Audio Outputs

2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.

Extra Audio Inputs
1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback.

SDI Program Outputs
3 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

Down Converted SDI Program Output
1 x 10-bit (From Ultra HD 4K to HD).

SDI Preview Outputs
1 x 10-bit HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

Quantity of Multi Views
2 x SDI.

Multi View Outputs
2 x SDI.

Control Panel Connection
Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.

Tally Output
Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included).

Computer Interface 1 x USB 2.0 port.


SD Video Standards

HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94,
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94

1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 2082.

Video Sampling

Color Precision

Color Space
REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.

Product Specifics

Upstream Keyers

16 with Chroma/Linear/Luma key.

Downstream Keyers

Chroma Keyers

Talkback Support

Mix Minus Support

Linear/Luma Keyers

Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)

1 Stinger, 1DVE .

Total Number of Layers

Pattern Generators

Color Generators

DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow

Control Panel
Software or optional hardware panel.

Routable Windows

Red for program and green for preview indication.

Windows Source Labels

Multi View Monitoring
2 x 10 Views for 20 total views.

Multi View Video Standard
Select HD or Ultra HD.

Media Player


Media Pool Still Image Capacity
64 with fill and key.

Media Pool Clip Capacity
2 with fill and key.

media-player Clip Length in 720 HD
3200 frames.

media-player Clip Length in 1080 HD
1440 frames.

media-player Clip Length in Ultra HD
360 frames.

Media Pool Still Image Format

Media Pool Video File Format
TGA Sequence.

Media Pool Audio File Format
WAV, MP3 and AIFF.


Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.

Front panel

Built in HD LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.


Processing Delay
< 7 Lines

Audio Mixer
24 input x 2 channel mixer.

Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.

Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.
4K to HD Down Conversion
Yes, program x 1.


Control Panel Included
ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS Sierra 10.12 or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit.

Software Updates

Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility.

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
macOS 10.12 Sierra,
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later,


Windows 8.1 or
Windows 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply 2 x Internal 110 - 240 AC.


Power Usage


Physical Installation
Physical Installation 2 Rack Unit Size.


Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature
-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)

Relative Humidity
0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

 ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
SD card with software and manual


12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.



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