Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD
Blackmagic ATEM Constellation HD is a high-end video switcher designed for professional live production. It offers powerful mixing capabilities, including multiple video inputs, transitions, effects, audio mixing, and more. Here are some key features of the ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD:
8 SDI inputs: The switcher includes 8 SDI inputs, each with an individual auto-switching re-sync.
1 M/E design: The switcher features a 1 M/E (Main/Effect) design, which provides a large amount of creative flexibility in your live productions.
Built-in DVE: The switcher includes a built-in DVE (Digital Video Effects) engine, allowing you to create professional transitions and effects.
Audio mixer: The ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD features an 8-channel audio mixer with high-quality audio processing and integrated audio dynamics.
Multiple format support: The switcher supports multiple video formats, including SD, HD, and Ultra HD.
Advanced media management: The ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD includes advanced media management tools, such as a media pool, still store, and clip player, allowing you to store and playback media during a live production.
Easy control: The switcher can be controlled via the front panel, included software control panel, or a separate control panel.
Ethernet connectivity: The ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD includes Ethernet connectivity, allowing you to control the switcher remotely and share media with other ATEM switchers.
Built-in color corrector: The switcher features a built-in color corrector, allowing you to adjust the color balance and brightness of your video inputs.Multi-view output: The ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD includes a multi-view output, allowing you to see all your video sources, program output, and preview output on a single display.
Overall the ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD is a powerful and versatile video switcher that is ideal for professional live production. With its advanced features, you can create stunning live productions with ease.ATEM 1 M/E Constellation is the world’s most powerful HD live production switcher. 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, multiview, and SuperSource processors.
Plus the built-in Fairlight audio mixer includes a compressor, limiter, 6 bands 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 1 M/E Constellation HD is the live production switcher that includes 10 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs, 6 x 3G-SDI outputs, DVE, 4 chroma keyers, a 16-way multiview, media players, talkback, and USB webcam output.
Advanced Broadcast Power
ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD switchers feature a compact rack mount design with a built-in control panel. This allows the 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.
3 Powerful Models
ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD
ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD
ATEM 4 M/E Constellation HD
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 the 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 1 M/E 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, and 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 has 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 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 a 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 MetersThe 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. All multiview is fully customizable and can be independently set to 4, 7, 10, 13, or 16 simultaneous views.
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 color, 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 set up 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 pictures in picture compositions. You get amazing quality and the DVE supports the 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.
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 voice-overs.
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 Blackmagic 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.
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 color picker to sample background colors for the automatic generation of the key parameters. You get precise controls for edge and flare, and there is even a foreground color 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 the pattern and DVE keying. You get 4 ATEM Advanced Keyers on the 1 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 set up 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.
Multi Rate 3G-SDI for all HD Video Standards
With up to 40 multi-rate 3G-SDI input connections, depending on the model, the Blackmagic 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
Blackmagic 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 bands of parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, noise gate, and expander on each input. Professional Fairlight Audio MixerWith 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.
Includes Free Software Control Panel
The ATEM Software Control Panel gives you total control over your switcher and is included for 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 the Blackmagic ATEM Constellation HD has a 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 color, a DVE joystick plus a T-bar fader. You can even set up 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.
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