Blackmagic Atem Constellation 8K
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- Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features, you can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher
- Creative Transitions
Choose from a wide range of built in transitions
- Upstream Keyers
Amazing multi layer live action
- Downstream Keyers
Add bugs, logos andlower thirds
- Audio Mixer
Mix cameras and audio inputs with the built in audio mixer
The advanced ATEM Constellation 8K features two amazing SuperSource layers built in
- Multi View
Includes HD, Ultra HD or 8K Multi View with labels, tally and meters
- Multiple Television Standards
Switch television standards for any type of live production
- Photoshop CC Plug-in
Create and download graphics directly to your ATEM
- ATEM Constellation 8K
- SD card with software and manual
The new ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features, you can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher. You get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G-SDI inputs, 24 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input. Then when switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher. You even get built in talkback and a professional 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics. That’s an audio mixer so big, you can connect and use a full Fairlight audio console. ATEM Constellation 8K has also been designed as an ideal upgrade for ATEM Television Studio.
Designed for Massive Live Events
With so many inputs, ATEM Constellation is 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 four DVEs let you build multi-layer compositions to cover the action. The fastest way to produce programming is live. With powerful internal graphics and four 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 has the size to produce professional results, but it’s simple to learn so it’s easy to train volunteer crew.
The Ultra HD Switcher Ready for an 8K Future
Because ATEM Constellation is so incredibly big, you can use it as a massive HD and Ultra HD switcher, then instantly combine all of these features together to work in native 8K. You get the power of 40 independent 12G-SDI inputs when working in HD or Ultra HD, or when switched to 8K, these 40 inputs transform into 10 Quad Link 12G-SDI 8K inputs. Each input even has up and cross conversion. That means you can instantly switch 720p, 1080p, 1080i, Ultra HD and 8K video standards. Plus, you get 4 independent Ultra HD multi views that also transform into a full resolution 8K multi view. Even the keyers, DVE, Super Source and downstream keyers all switch to native 8K.
Seriously Advanced Broadcast Power
ATEM Constellation 8K features a compact 2RU 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. Although only 2RU size, the rear of the switcher has a massive 40 x 12G-SDI inputs, 24 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, plus balanced audio, Ethernet, RS-422 control and MADI digital audio extra inputs to the internal Fairlight audio mixer. Even with all this power, ATEM Constellation is extremely quiet with its innovative high efficiency thermal system and three low speed cooling fans.
Full Front Panel Control
With a built in control panel, you can simply walk up and take full control of ATEM Constellation at any time. Because it works similar to ATEM Television Studio, it’s a fantastic upgrade when you need a bigger switcher. You get incredible power with both PGM/PVW or cut-bus style operation. The buttons are the same premium type used on full sized panels, and allow control of transitions, upstream/downstream keyers, media players and fade to black. You also get professional talkback with engineering and production loops, plus an XLR talkback headset connection. But you're never limited, as the LCD menus also allow every single operational feature of the switcher to be accessed.
Massive 40 Standards Converted 12G-SDI Inputs.
You get 40 independent 12G-SDI inputs, with each input featuring its own dedicated up and cross converter. That means it’s possible to convert 1080p and Ultra HD sources to stunning 8K to use them in your 8K programs. When used in HD or Ultra HD, you can connect up to 40 different sources in all formats up to 2160p60. When running 8K formats, connect 10 Quad Link 12G-SDI 8K sources in all formats up to 4320p60. 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 audio from all switcher sources to an external audio engineer for mixing.
24 Customizable 12G-SDI Outputs
ATEM Constellation 8K features 24 independently routable 12G-SDI outputs that can be fully customized. All of these outputs are similar to aux outputs, however they're more powerful because you can route any external SDI input and all internal sources to any of these 12G-SDI outputs. That’s flexible enough to run independent program feeds, clean feeds, or outputs for on stage projectors and video walls. It’s like having multiple switchers all running at the same time with everyone getting the custom feed they need. All 12G-SDI outputs contain embedded program audio, plus you get mix minus support, RP-188 embedded timecode, SDI camera control, tally and talkback.
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 live events. Included with ATEM Constellation is a full software based control panel for Mac and Windows. The software connects to the switcher via ethernet and you can control the switcher, upload media, mix audio and control cameras. You can even run multiple copies of the software switcher at the same time. Then, when you need more power, you can add an ATEM Advanced Panel for switching or even an ATEM Camera Control Panel allowing dedicated control of your cameras. There's even a developer SDK for your own custom control solutions.
Includes 8K Multiview with Labels, Tally and Meters
The built in multi views let you monitor multiple sources in a single monitor. You get 4 independent multiview outputs that can each be individually customized or transformed into a single full resolution 8K multiview when you switch to 8K. You get the stunning quality that only an 8K multiview can provide. Plus all external inputs and all internal sources can be routed to any view. Plus each multiview can be independently set to 4, 7, 10, 13 or 16 simultaneous views. Each view also has on screen status including a custom label, VU meters and tally. The four 12G-SDI multiview outputs support HD and Ultra HD up to 2160p60, and up to 4320p60 via Quad Link 12G-SDI when switched to 8K.
DVE, Stingers and More
ATEM Constellation 8K includes a wide range of broadcast quality 8K native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe, and more. All transitions can be customized by adjusting parameters such as their duration, border colour, border width, position and direction. Transitions are even fully 8K native. You also get exciting DVE transitions, perfect for graphic wipes and even stingers when used with the internal media players. To eliminate errors, ATEM Constellation also includes a preview transition feature so you can check your transitions before putting them to air.
Full Resolution 8K DVE
ATEM Constellation features 4 independent Ultra HD DVEs that all work together as a single full resolution 8K DVE when you switch to 8K formats. 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, push 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.