Blackmagic SWATEMPSW2ME4K ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Live Production Switcher

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The new ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K lets you produce broadcast quality live multi camera production in SD, HD or amazing Ultra HD ! Featuring 20 inputs with built in re-synchronizers so you can connect the widest range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and computers for incredible live music, sport and more! ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K has advanced broadcast features such as chroma key, customizable transitions, upstream and downstream keyers, DVE, Super Source, audio mixer, 2 x multi views, media pool and more! You also get 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections and 6 auxiliary outputs for the most advanced live production switching!


Total Video Input: 20

Total Video Output: 13

SDI Video Input: 20 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio

HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A. 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable. 2 channel embedded audio

Analog Audio Output: 2 x XLR Program 2 x XLR Monitor

Extra Audio Outputs: 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback

SDI Audio Output: 2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.

Audio Input: 2 x XLR. 2 x RCA.

Extra Audio Inputs: 1 x XLR Timecode and 1 x XLR Talkback

Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Black burst.

Internal Frame Synchronizers: 20. All inputs

SDI Program Output: 3 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

HDMI Program Output: 1 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

Down Converted SDI Program Output: 1 x 10-bit (Ultra HD 4K to HD).

SDI Preview Output: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

SDI Aux. Output: 6 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K switchable.

Quantity of Multi Views: 2 x SDI plus 2 x HDMI, able to be used concurrently.

Multi View Outputs: 2 x SDI and 2 x HDMI.

Control Panel Connection: Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.

Tally Output: Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included.)

Computer Interface: 1 x USB 2.0 port.



SD Format Support: 525/29.97 NTSC 4:3, 16:9, 625/25 PAL 4:3, 16:9

HD Format Support: 720p50, 59.94 / 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 / 1080i50, 59.94

Ultra HD Format Support: 2160p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M.

Video Sampling: 4:2:2

Color Precision: 10-bit

Color Space: REC 601REC 709REC 2020.

HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers: 720 x 480i 59.94Hz720 x 576i 50Hz,1280 x 720 59.94Hz1280 x 720 50Hz,1920 x 1080 50Hz,1920 x 1080 59.94Hz,3840 x 2160 23.98Hz,3840 x 2160 24Hz3840 x 2160 25Hz,3840 x 2160 29.97Hz. 

Note: Also supported are; 24, 30 and 60 Hz inputs when switcher is in 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94 Hz formats respectively.


Control Panel Included: ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit.

Software Updates: Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.

Configuration: Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.


Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.

Processing Delay: < 2 Lines

4K to HD Down Conversion: Yes, program x 1

Audio Mixer:

22 input x 2 channel mixer.
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
Dedicated analog outputs for monitoring.

Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.

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Windows 8.1 64-bit or 
Windows 10 64-bit.

Product Specifics

Total Number of Layers: 13

Upstream Keyers: 4

Downstream Keyers: 2

Linear/Luma Keyers: 7

Chroma Keyers: 4

Pattern Generators: 7

Color Generators: 2

Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE): 1 and 1

DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow: Yes, program x 1.

Control Panel Compatibility: ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel preferred. Compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. Includes ATEM Software Control Panel.


Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.

Front Panel: Built in LCD monitor for video and 42 LED buttons for Aux switching.

Media Player

Media Players: 2

Channels: Fill and key for each Media Player.

Media Pool Still Image Capacity: 32 with fill and key

Media Pool Clip Capacity: 2 with fill and key.

Maximum Clip Length in Ultra HD 4K: 180 frames

Maximum Clip Length in 1080: 720 frames

Maximum Clip Length in 720p: 1600 frames

Maximum Clip Length in NTSC/PAL: 3600 frames.

Media Pool Still Image Format: PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.

Media Pool Video File Format: TGA Sequence.

Media Pool Audio File Format: WAV, MP3 and AIFF.

Multi View Monitoring

Number of Windows: 2 x 10

Routable Windows: 16

Tally: Red for program and green for preview indication.

Windows Source Labels: Yes

Physical Installation

2 Rack Unit Size.

Physical Specifications

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K