Blackmagic ATEM SDI Pro ISO
ATEM SDI Pro ISO compact live streaming switcher with 4 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs, built-in hardware streaming, multiview, USB webcam, DVE, chroma key, media player, and ISO recording of all 4 video inputs. ATEM SDI Pro ISO supports direct live streaming using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) over ethernet or a shared mobile internet connection over USB‑C. The ATEM SDI Pro ISO includes the features of ATEM SDI plus it adds built-in streaming and recording to 5 video streams in real-time. That’s a clean feed of all inputs for multi‑cam editing. A DaVinci Resolve project is saved so you can open your live production to edit, remix audio, and add color correction.
Outputs Webcam for Video Software
To ensure maximum compatibility, all ATEM SDI models feature USB that operates as a simple 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 SDI 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 SDI webcam output also works with streaming software such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster, and more.
- Create professional, broadcast-quality programs and stream them live
- Broadcast Studios
- Create and stream your own interview talk show
- Unscripted Live Shoots
- Create online training and educational tutorials
- Broadcast worship services via the internet
- Stream Lectures and Seminars
- Live Sporting Events
- Create Music Videos Live
Live Stream via ethernet on ATEM SDI Pro
Blackmagic ATEM SDI Pro ISO model has a built-in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via their ethernet connections. That means you can live stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch in better quality, without dropped frames, and with simpler settings. Just select the streaming service and enter the streaming key.
There are palettes in ATEM Software Control for streaming setup, plus streaming status is also displayed in the multiview. Streaming status is easy to understand as the data rate indicator shows the internet speed required for the video format you’re using. If you’re technically minded, you can update the streaming profiles in an XML settings file to load new services
.Connect 5G or 4G Phones for Mobile Data
If you’re doing live production on location then the Blackmagic ATEM SDI Pro model support connecting an Apple or Android phone to the USB port to use mobile data. It’s also a great backup for the main Ethernet connection. Phone tethering works with the latest high-speed 5G phones plus the more common 4G phones. The ATEM switcher will automatically detect when a phone is connected and switch its internet connection to use it, eliminating the need for changing settings. When connected, the phone will power from the USB port so it remains charged from the switcher. By using phone tethering for mobile data, ATEM SDI Pro become the perfect mobile production solution.
Record Direct to USB Flash Disks with ATEM SDI Pro ISO
The Blackmagic ATEM SDI Pro ISO model also supports direct recording of your streaming data to USB flash disks. That means you get very long recordings in the same H.264 video files with AAC audio that you streamed, so you can directly upload to any online video site, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Recording to multiple disks is also supported via a USB hub so when a disk fills, recording can continue to a second disk so you get non-stop recording. Record settings and disk selection are set up in ATEM Software Control and you can also display the recording status in the multiview.
Edit Live Production with Separate ISO Recordings
The Blackmagic ATEM SDI Pro ISO models allow you to edit your live event as they can record multiple video streams, including clean feeds of all inputs and programs, all at the same time. Media pool images used are also saved with the video files. The video files include metadata tags such as synced timecodes and camera numbers. Imagine re-editing your show with new color grades, effects, and graphics. Even the audio sources are all recorded so you can professionally remix your audio.
Edit Live Production in DaVinci Resolve
For quick access to your live production as a video editor, the ATEM SDI Pro ISO models also save a DaVinci Resolve project file. All cuts dissolve and media pool graphics will be loaded. This means you can fine-tune edit points or even completely replace shots. The DaVinci Resolve Sync Bin lets you edit shots via a multiview interface, so it’s easy to use and fast. All ISO files will be automatically aligned by timecode, so you can scroll along and see all camera angles perfectly synced.
Add Exciting Video Effects
One of the benefits of ATEM SDI is the professional production values that are possible using the range of built-in video effects. The cut button ensures an instant cut when switching between sources. The auto button is a professional term that’s used on large broadcast switchers to enable video effect transitions. There are duration buttons for video effects allowing 0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2-second settings. You can also select the type of effect you want including mix, which does a smooth transition between sources, and dip which fades via a color during the transition. Or use fun DVE effects that move the image off-screen when transitioning between sources.
Work with Professional Microphones
With two independent 3.5mm stereo audio inputs, you can connect desktop and lapel microphones. You can even connect a music player to generate introduction music after the live stream commences but before the program starts. With 2 extra stereo audio inputs, you can ensure a host and guest both have lapel microphones when doing interviews. All audio inputs to ATEM SDI include buttons on the panel for adjusting the audio level and enabling inputs into the audio mixer. Plus all models feature a Fairlight audio mixer with all SDI inputs and both microphone inputs connected to the audio mixer allowing live mixing from all your audio sources. The ATEM SDI Extreme also adds a headphone output.
Automatically Converts Any SDI Input Format
ATEM SDI Pro ISO model, the SDI output can also be selected to display the built-in multiview.
Includes Free ATEM Software Control Panel
The ATEM Software Control app unlocks the hidden power of ATEM SDI and provides access to all switcher features. ATEM Software Control features a visual switcher user interface with parameter palettes for making quick adjustments. Although you can normally connect via USB, if you connect using Ethernet it’s possible for multiple users to connect to ATEM SDI using separate copies of ATEM Software Control on different computers. The software lets you access full audio mixing with effects, load still frames, and even do advanced macro programming. You can even save the switcher state as an XML file. If you need clip playback, you can even control HyperDeck disk recorders via Ethernet.
DVE for Picture-in-Picture, Transitions, and Effects
One of the most exciting features of ATEM SDI is the built-in DVE that allows picture-in-picture effects and DVE transitions. The DVE lets you create professional picture-in-picture effects with customizable 3D borders, shadows, and lighting. The image quality is the same as high-end ATEM switcher models and the DVE supports the position, resize, and scale, all in real-time. The DVE can also be used to create amazing transitions with 16 different DVE squeeze and DVE push effects for adding excitement to your programming. The DVE features a “fly key” so you can use it with custom graphics to create graphic wipe transitions.
Professional Broadcast Transitions
ATEM SDI includes a wide range of broadcast quality HD native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe, and more. All transitions can be customized by adjusting parameters such as duration, border color, border width, position, and direction. You can also use the DVE in transitions, allowing a graphic to be moved over the wiping edge which is called a graphic wipe and is commonly used in sports programming. To eliminate errors, ATEM SDI has a preview transition feature so you can check your transitions before putting them to air.
Built-in Graphics with Photoshop Plug‑In
The built-in “media pool” allows the loading of up to 20 separate broadcast-quality RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates, and logos. The media player is used to output the selected image so it appears as an extra internal video source for use in graphics and titles. You can even use still frames for complex effects such as graphic wipes. ATEM SDI can also grab stills from the video and save them to the internal media pool. Graphics can be loaded via ATEM Software Control or downloaded directly from Photoshop using the ATEM Photoshop plug-in. The Photoshop Plug-in is perfect for graphics that change often, such as scoreboards, as you can download it directly into the media player.
Includes New ATEM Advanced Chroma Key
For news or on-set presentation work, ATEM SDI is perfect as it features the powerful ATEM Advanced Chroma Key for green screen keying effects. 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 foreground and background layers for seamless compositions. You can even use it for title overlays by creating graphics with a green or blue background.
True Broadcast Style Mix Effects Switching
Although ATEM SDI works in “cut bus” mode when first purchased, it can also be changed to a “program/preview” style operation, which is the way broadcasters normally use live production switchers. Cut bus switching is easy and selecting any input will instantly switch to that source. However, if you want to operate ATEM SDI like a true professional then you can change the switcher to program/preview using ATEM Software Control settings. Mix effects operation allows a source to be selected but it won’t be put on air until you press the cut or auto buttons. That 2 step program/preview process means fewer mistakes.
Monitor Sources and Status with ATEM SDI Pro Multiview
When doing larger live productions with multiple cameras, it’s very useful to see all your video sources at the same time on a single monitor. The ATEM SDI Pro model includes a professional multiview that lets you see all video inputs, previews, and programs on a single SDI monitor. Simply select the M/V button on the front panel to select the multiview. Each camera view includes tally indicators so you know when each source is on-air, and each view also has custom labels and audio meters. Plus the ATEM SDI Extreme models allow you to select up to 16 custom views! Multiview even includes a status for recording, streaming, and the audio mixer.
Built In Audio Mixer with 6 Band EQ, Compressor, and Limiter
With a built-in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM SDI makes it possible to do complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer features enough channels for each SDI input so you can mix audio from all sources. That’s audio from all SDI sources, plus the 2 stereo mic inputs. Each input channel features the highest quality 6-band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander, and noise gate as well as full panning. You can even set up the software to auto mix between inputs as you switch “AFV” or to live to mix multiple sources together all at once. All this audio power can be controlled via ATEM Software Control, or you can add a Mackie-compatible panel.
Create Broadcast Links with ATEM Streaming Bridge
The ATEM Streaming Bridge is a video converter that lets you receive an H.264 stream from any Blackmagic ATEM SDI Pro and convert it back to the video. This means you can send video to remote locations around your local Ethernet network, or via the internet globally. That’s possible because it uses an advanced H.264 codec for high quality at very low data rates. This means you can create broadcast quality links back to your studio using the internet, so it’s a much lower cost. To make setup easy, the ATEM software utility can create a setup file that you can email to the remote studio. ATEM Streaming Bridge is the perfect way to use ATEM SDI as a remote broadcast studio.
Connect an HDMI Computer
If you need to connect computer graphics to ATEM SDI, then you can use a Micro Converter HDMI to SDI. Because the connection is direct, the quality is amazing. If you create graphics with a green background, then the ATEM Advanced Keyer will allow compositing titles over a live background. Computers also make fantastic media players.
Connect an HDMI Camera
Connect a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or 6K by using a Micro Converter BiDirect SDI/HDMI. It will convert the camera HDMI to the switcher SDI input. It can also integrate camera control into an SDI output of the switcher’s HDMI data link back to the camera. This gives you tally and color corrector control direct from the switcher.
Switch Faster with an ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
With Ethernet built in, ATEM SDI can use hardware control panels for high-end workflows that take advantage of the hidden broadcast features in the switcher. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the fast program/preview style with separate source buttons for both program and preview rows. Get direct access to all transitions automatically or manually using the t-bar. For accurate control of the DVE, the joystick provides X, and Y positioning with rotation setting the DVE size. You also get LCD menus to control features that don’t have dedicated knobs and buttons. You can even program and trigger macros! Plus you can still use the hardware panel if you upgrade to a bigger ATEM switcher later.
Get Industry Standard Professional Camera Control
When working on live production, it’s critical all cameras are perfectly matched with good color balance for a consistent look when transitioning between each camera. The ATEM Camera Control Panel works with ATEM SDI and is the perfect solution for camera control. 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 color, master gain, black, iris, and more. Plus all controls are arranged in a familiar broadcast layout perfect for both experienced and new operators.
Compatible with Blackmagic Cameras, Panels, Decks, and More
ATEM SDI is even more powerful it can be expanded to grow 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 color balancing of up to four cameras. Blackmagic Studio Cameras make excellent studio cameras because they include tally and control in a 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.
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M by Indhu 27 Feb 2023