ATEM Constellations have been designed as next generation switchers with new technologies and a large number of features for handling the latest and most complex work. The massive 4 M/E models even include 40 inputs, 24 outputs, plus lots of DVEs, advanced keyers and multiviews, all in a design that's still fast and easy to use. A great example is the front control panel, which has been specifically designed to operate in a similar way to an ATEM Television Studio switcher. This ensures ATEM Constellation is an easy upgrade as it will feel very familiar.
On the front panel, the keypad allows selecting up to any of the 10, 20 or 40 inputs, plus these buttons are the same type as used on the professional control panels. Switching from the front panel is easy as you just select a source, then select cut or auto. There's even an alternative cut-bus mode for instant switching when pressing a button. Plus there are buttons for enabling key and media players. The full switcher features are available via the LCD where you can scroll the menus and operate the entire switcher! Of course the natural way to operate the switcher is using an external panel or the free software, but the front panel is great for emergencies, during setup and for smaller AV style jobs.
The advanced design also includes professional talkback and because the switcher communicates via the SDI camera feed combined with the SDI program return feed, you don't need to run extra cables just for talkback. Program talkback is sent to and from the camera on the unused SDI audio channels 15 and 16, or channels 13 and 14 for separate engineering talkback com loops. The front panel has an industry standard 5 pin broadcast headset connector plus buttons to enable talkback communication. Then for large broadcast jobs, the rear panel includes an RJ12 expansion connector so you can connect to industry standard talkback systems such as ClearCom or RTS.
On the right side of the front panel there is an LCD screen and menu buttons as well as a scroll knob for setting menus. The LCD also shows the current program output, audio level meters and the input label at the top of the screen is the current selected audio channel, which will indicate what audio source will be adjusted when turning the knob. The audio meters are true VU meters and feature the correct ballistics and colors so they conform to the VU audio meter specification. You can use the menus to operate the switcher, but these menus are also where you can change the switcher settings, such as television standard, multiview settings and network IP address.
One of the unique features of the ATEM Constellation 4 M/E models is their very large Fairlight audio mixer. This big mixer has been included because its the switcher operator who gets all the video sources and along with that, the audio sources too. A big internal mixer makes it easy to work with all the switcher audio sources directly. The Fairlight audio mixer has all 40 inputs, plus the 2 ch analog inputs, the audio from the media players, audio from the talkback mix and 32 stereo channels from the MADI input. That's a big mixer with full access to all audio! Each input even has 6 band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, noise gate and more.
The rear panel ethernet connection supports the ATEM switcher protocol for fast low latency switching. All the ATEM control panels and the free ATEM Software Control use this protocol and you can plug in the panels direct to the switcher so you don't need a network switch. However because it’s ethernet, you can plug into your network and control the ATEM remotely, even from overseas! Ethernet allows you to add as many panels as you like all at the same time, or custom solutions using the developer SDK. Many broadcast automation systems use serial control because it's simple and fast. ATEM Constellation includes an RS-422 connection and the protocol is documented in the instruction manual.
ATEM 4 M/E Constellation features an innovative cooling system that keeps the design small at only 2 rack units, so it can also remain portable. The 3 fans allow enough extra cooling capacity that they can reduce speed and run slow. This reduces fan noise and reduces fatigue. The internal heatsinks have also been custom designed so air flow is directed over components and airflow turbulence is reduced to further assist in keeping the noise down making it very quiet for such a larger switcher. All the air ducts and heat sinks have been custom designed specifically for the 4 M/E models so the cooling system can be perfectly matched to this large switcher design.
The ATEM 4 M/E Constellation models feature 2 power supplies and each power supply can operate the switcher by itself so 2 power supplies mean you get 100% redundancy. Each power supply even has a separate independent AC connector on the rear panel, so this means it’s possible to power the switcher from 2 different AC sources. If an AC source goes down, you still won't get a power interruption. This is extremely useful where one AC connection can be a different power phase, a generator or a UPS. The power supplies will automatically adapt to various voltages from 100V to 240V so the switcher can travel the world with you and continue to operate perfectly.
Powerful 1 M/E live production switcher 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 2 M/E live production switcher includes 20 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs, 12 x 3G-SDI aux outputs, 2 DVEs, 8 ATEM Advanced Keyers, 2 multiviews and a SuperSource for a total of 6 DVEs.
Massive 4 M/E live production switcher with 40 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs, 24 x 3G-SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers, 4 multiviews and 2 separate SuperSource for 12 DVEs in total.
Massive 4 M/E Ultra HD live production switcher with 40 standards converted 12G-SDI inputs, 24 12G-SDI aux outputs, 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers, 4 multiviews and 2 SuperSource for a total of 12 DVEs.
Compact 1 M/E hardware panel with 10 buttons and 1 system control LCD screen with customizable button colors and input labels. Includes a joystick for DVE positioning and a professional T‑bar fader.
Professional 2 M/E hardware panel with 20 input buttons on each row and 2 independent system control LCDs, one for each row. Get 8 LCDs for custom labels and each row includes a separate select bus.
Professional 2 M/E hardware panel with 30 input buttons on each row and 2 independent system control LCDs, one for each row. Get 8 LCDs for custom labels and each row includes a separate select bus.
Professional 2 M/E hardware panel with 40 input buttons on each row and 2 independent system control LCDs, one for each row. Get 8 LCDs for custom labels and each row includes a separate select bus.
The perfect hardware panel for ATEM 4 M/E Constellation! It features 4 M/E rows with 40 buttons per row and 4 system control LCDs. With 32 LCDs, you can custom label every button on every row!
Control up to 4 cameras at one time including iris, shutter speed, white balance, master gain, pedestal, RGB and more!
Adds 8 Tally relay contacts to any ATEM switcher.
Build a custom 1RU solution with Blackmagic Universal Rack Shelf. Mix and match 1/3 and 1/2 rack width Studio Converter, ATEM, HyperDeck Studio, Web Presenter, Teranex Mini and UltraStudio products.