Blackmagic ATEM SDI Extremely Portable live production Switcher with advanced broadcast features
Blackmagic ATEM SDI switcher speeds up the creation of professional live productions with multiple cameras. It is ideal for high-quality live streaming to YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms. The ATEM SDI is an affordable live switcher with 4 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs, USB webcam out, audio mixer with EQ and dynamics, 2D DVE, transitions, green screen chroma key, 20 stills for titles, and much more. ATEM SDI is a family of live production switchers designed for broadcasters who need extreme portability. ATEM SDI switchers are very similar to ATEM Mini, however, the video connections are 3G-SDI and each model has double the number of video outputs. You get 4 SDI inputs on the ATEM SDI and ATEM SDI Pro ISO models and 8 SDI inputs on the ATEM SDI Extreme ISO model. Plus all SDI inputs feature standards converters and re-sync.
A New Generation of Ultra Portable Live Production
Blackmagic ATEM SDI switcher gives you the portable design of ATEM Mini, but its SDI connections mean you can connect advanced broadcast-quality cameras and recorders. This opens up a whole new world of ultra-portable live production. The incredibly portable design means you can fit a whole broadcast-quality live production system in a small bag or even a backpack. You can use multiple cameras on location and live stream direct to YouTube, or create a broadcast quality link back to a studio with ATEM Streaming Bridge. Unlike single-camera remote shoots, ATEM SDI lets you connect multiple cameras so you can create interesting remote interviews with multiple camera angles.
Self-Contained Broadcast Quality Switcher
ATEM SDI’s compact all-in-one design includes both a control panel as well as connections. The front panel includes easy-to-use buttons for selecting sources, video effects, and transitions.
Easy to Use and Fast to Learn
To switch between video sources, simply press any of the input buttons labeled by the number on the front panel. You can choose between cut or effects transitions by selecting the cut or auto buttons. Unlike cut, the auto button tells ATEM SDI to use a video effect when switching inputs. You can select from exciting transitions such as dissolve, or more dramatic effects such as dip to color, DVE squeeze, and DVE push. Add a DVE effect for picture-in-picture effects with customized picture positions and backgrounds. There are even “media players,” which are still titles and graphics stores that can be loaded via external software control.
.Connect up to 8 Broadcast Cameras
With 4 or 8 video inputs, depending on the model, ATEM SDI lets you connect multiple cameras for different views of the performance. Video cameras with SDI outputs such as Blackmagic Studio Camera or Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 are of much better quality as they have better low-light performance and they use professional lenses. All video sources will re-sync to the switcher, even if they operate at different video standards. Everything just works so setup on location is easy and you don’t have to worry about technical problems. Consider using multi-camera live production for interviews, advertorials, theatre production, music performances, sports, and other purposes.
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.
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 for enabling video effect transitions on large broadcast switchers. 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
Each 3G-SDI video input features its own dedicated standards converter. That means ATEM SDI will automatically convert 1080p, 1080i, and 720p sources to the switcher video standard. The switcher will automatically set its video format; however, you can manually set the switcher to any video standard.
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 DVE features a “fly key” so you can use it with custom graphics to create graphic wipe transitions.
Professional Broadcast Transitions
Blackmagic 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.
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M by Indhu 27 Feb 23