Scan code: LN97865 Manufacturer code: BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K

Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K Production Switcher

Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation Ultra HD Live Production Switcher, 8K, UHD, HD, 4 M/Es, 40x 12G SDI (10 Quad SDI)

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Scan code: LN97865 Manufacturer code: BMD-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/8K
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Product Overview Blackmagic's NAB 2019 push was all about 8K and prepping you for it. Just because we've got adjusted to 4K, doesn't mean that time has stopped and advancements don't happen. With this in mind, Blackmagic are getting ahead of the game and putting out an 8K workflow solution prior to it becoming the norm.

The ATEM Constellation 8K is more than a beast. It's the beast-slayer. 40 12G-SDI inputs, 4 M/Es, 4 DVEs, 16 keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversions and 24 12G-SDI aux outputs. For audio, there is a 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer, plus built in talkback!

The Constellation is designed to work in 8K natively, transforming the 40 SDI inputs into 10 Quad Link 12G SDI 8K inputs, the 4 multi views into a full resolution 8K multi view. Each port can be up and cross converted, meaning you can bring your HD or Ultra HD feeds directly into an 8K stream or push your 8K stream to a lower resolution for standard broadcasting!

Each SDI port comes with Fairlight audio mixer connectivity, whether through the software or the hardware, which brings full audio production without having to enter into other software.

On the front you'll find a full control panel, allowing you to properly take advantage of the switcher's capabilities. You can switch between feeds, apply transitions and upstream/downstream keyers. There's even an XLR port for talkback.

The 24 outputs can be customised to suit your needs, letting you get a clean feed out of one and full independent feeds out of others. With this many outputs, you can even stream them out to various other projectors, video walls and digital signage that might be in the area.

You'll also be able to work in multiple TV standards, giving you the headroom to move from HD to Ultra HD to 8K once its broadcast ready.

Connecting the ATEM Constellation 8K to a PC or Mac via Ethernet gives you access to the software controller for those that want to work with a traditional looking layout in front of them. This can then be doubled up as a way to transfer footage, files and more onto the ATEM. Of course, the Constellation can be used with the more traditional Blackmagic hardware panels like the ATEM Camera Control Panel and Advanced Panel.


The Upstream Keyer allows you to create multi-layer live action effects for your broadcasts. By layering different effects on top of each other, you can get outstanding effects to take your broadcast to another level.

The Downstream Keyer allows you to create multi-layer effects like bugs, logos and lower thirds, all in a similar way to how the upstream is handled.

• LUMA KEY - Take white elements and black backgrounds to create graphics or place video on screen.
• LINEAR KEY - Create the exact area you want to be filled and get a clean cut, combined source from two separate sources.
• CHROMA KEY - Use your green screen or bluescreen to place video, effects or images.
• PATTERN KEY - Create transitions with full control over how they play out on screen.

As with the viewing aspect of the ATEM, the multiple DVEs (Digital Video Effects) that the Constellation can handle also combine into a full resolution 8K effect. Create custom graphics, picture in picture, shadows and lighting, elevating your programming to another level.

In chroma key workflows, the switch to 8K allows you access to four independent full resolution 8K Advanced Keyers.

Photoshop connectivity carries over from previous ATEM units, so you can bring in logos, lower thirds and other images over your network. This greatly boosts the workflow of those in a live setting, swapping out graphics on the fly without needing to bring over a USB device to transfer.


Combine multiple feeds into a unique looking layout, allowing you to bring in sources for news segments or picture-in-picture, which can all be mixed and switched to as if it was another source.

With two power supplies, you can connect over to two different power sources for maximum redundancy while working and there's no interruption if you come into contact with a failure and a UPS or generator is involved.

Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

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12 months
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DOA Period:
28 days
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12 months
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