Adjust switcher settings, make live cuts, adjust keys, apply transitions, overlay graphics and more.
ATEM Constellation 8K can be operated from the front panel, or you can control it using the included free ATEM Software Control for Mac or Windows. ATEM Software Control gives you even more control and creative options! You can switch video sources live, load the media pool with graphics, use transitions and keys, change switcher settings and mix audio. For larger live productions, you can even run multiple copies of the software so that more than one person can work on the show at the same time!Find Reseller
ATEM Software Control features an interface that’s been specifically designed for speed and accuracy. It features separate pages that make it easy to find the controls you need for each of the switcher’s major functions such as control, audio, macros, media and deck control. The switcher page features a familiar layout with buttons for sources, transitions, keyers and more. In addition the switcher page also has palettes that let you adjust transitions, keys and the media player. The media page lets you manage all of your graphic files and upload them to the switcher, while the audio page lets you control the built in multi channel Fairlight audio mixer.
Adjust switcher settings, make live cuts, adjust keys, apply transitions, overlay graphics and more.
Upload RGBA still image and motion media files. Graphics can be used for titles, bugs, lower thirds and more!
Professional Fairlight audio mixer with faders, 6 band EQ, compressor, limiter and more!
Fully control and color correct cameras via the SDI return feed to supported Blackmagic Design cameras.
You get the most efficient live production workflow with ATEM! The program bus is always live and allows direct source switching, so when you select a source it will immediately go on air. You can also take advantage of the advanced preview bus, which lets you make selections and preview them on a monitor before putting them on air. You can see what you have ready to go on air, and take it live with a press of the cut or auto buttons! Using the preview bus helps you see the next transition source so you can confidently control your live production.
The transition control block gives you fast access to quickly select transition styles and set timing on the fly during live production. Choose from mix, dip, wipe or even DVE transitions, then use the auto button to trigger transitions immediately when you switch sources, or use the fader bar for full manual control!
ATEM Software Control lets you quickly access all transition settings and make precise adjustments before putting them on air! The transition palette has a wide range of adjustments. Simply choose the transition type and adjust its parameters. With so many options, you’ll be able to create the perfect transition for your production!
When you need fast and seamless keying, the software controls allow precise adjustments. Green and blue screen backgrounds are never perfectly flat, so it’s vital to have powerful key controls that let you handle any kind of key! You get precise control of key parameter such as color, spill/flare suppression, foreground color correction and more.
ATEM Constellation 8K includes 4 downstream keyers for adding bugs, logos, and lower thirds to your program’s output stream. Simply load PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG or TIFF images with an alpha channel into the media pool and send to the media player for keying! Because it’s downstream, it's perfect for graphics, titles and short animations or clips.
You can customize the duration of transitions, then use the auto button for smooth and perfectly timed transitions. When the auto button is turned on, switching between sources will automatically add the transition. Use auto for mix, dip, wipe, DVE and more! Auto changes to trigger transitions when set to program/preview switching.
The ATEM Constellation 8K DVEs can be used for more than picture in picture effects because it can be used for DVE transitions. The transition palette in the ATEM Software Control app gives you precise control over all DVE options. Choose from over 18 dramatic DVE moves to add excitement to your production. DVE transitions can also be reversed!
Preview transition allows complicated multi layer green screen keys to be rehearsed before using them on air! Preview video can be seen on an aux output or multiview. Using preview transition is the best way to ensure your transition is perfect before going on air!
When your program is starting, ending or has a commercial break the fade to black (FTB) button will fade all layers up or down at exactly the same rate. Fade to black is the last layer of the switcher so you can be sure every video and graphic layer, and every source, is faded cleanly together and in perfect sync! It will even fade the audio!
ATEM Constellation 8K can provide full control of your cameras right from the ATEM Software Control app! Simply connect a Blackmagic Studio Camera, URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast camera to your ATEM Constellation 8K to get full camera control! All control communication to the camera is sent via the SDI aux outputs of the switcher, to the PGM input of the cameras. Control the tally light, white balance, ISO and shutter as well as the iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses. There's a DaVinci primary color corrector built into the camera, so you can go well beyond simple color balance. Camera control allows traditional CCU or DaVinci color correction. Then add an ATEM Camera Control Panel.
ATEM Constellation 8K features 4 media players that can be used to playback stills and animations stored in the media pool. You can use PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF files as well as video files for motion playback with alpha channel and audio track. Files with alpha channels can be used as bugs, lower thirds, titles and even stingers!
ATEM Software Control lets you drag and drop RGBA still graphic files and full motion video files to ATEM Constellation 8K. You can then browse and select what clips or stills are presented to the switcher as a video source via the media player. You can use the included Photoshop plug‑in to transfer graphics directly to the switcher.
ATEM Control Software includes a built in multi channel Fairlight audio mixer that lets you independently adjust the level and balance from all of your audio inputs. The internal audio mixer features over 80 channels of audio from the 40 SDI inputs, plus extra 64 audio channels from the MADI input. Each input has independent 6 band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning. All inputs are metered so you can always see your source’s levels. There are buttons to turn audio on for each source and for audio to follow video (AFV) There’s also a master fader for adjusting the final mixed program audio that is outpu to video.
Good equalization is the secret to good broadcast sound! The internal Fairlight audio mixer features 6-band parametric EQ on every single input channel. You can adjust 6 separate bands of frequencies to boost, fatten or thin the sound. This means mic inputs can be adjusted to be clear and easy to understand while other inputs can remain untouched.
The internal Fairlight audio mixer also features a high quality compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate on every audio input channel. The compressor and limiter stop mic levels from excessive volume and distortion. Noise gate eliminates background noise in mics. Dynamics really make it easy to place different channels in an overall audio mix!
Setting up for new jobs is easy with ATEM Software Control! Switcher settings are logically organized so you can change them quickly. You can set ATEM Constellation 8K to any video standard in 720p HD, 1080p HD, 1080i HD, 2160p Ultra HD and even 8K video standards. You can also customize input labels that will be used to track sources when used on external hardware panels or ATEM Software Control. Even the multiview can be customized including program/preview arrangement, audio meters and more! You can even control HyperDecks for remote trigger and use them for motion media playback!
ATEM Constellation 8K lets you quickly save your switcher set up at any time which means you can recall it instantly! The switcher state is saved as an XML file so you can even edit the files to make changes. If you're transitioning to ATEM Constellation 8K from another ATEM switcher, then you can use the XML setups from any other model of ATEM switcher, even an ATEM Mini XML setup file! It all just works! You can save the switcher state any time you like, or you can setup ATEM Software Control to auto save at regular intervals and the older versions of the files are kept. When saving the switcher state, you save not only the settings, but all of the media pool contents as well!
Macros let you automate complex sequences of actions on your switcher that would be difficult to do during a live production if you have to press multiple buttons manually. You can record transitions between sources, key effects, graphics and more. Simply open the macro window, select record and operate your switcher like normal. Your actions are automatically stored in your ATEM Constellation 8K and can also be stored as XML files so you can edit and combine multiple macros together. To use a macro, just press the macro button! Macros are also available on external hardware panels so you can trigger a macro from multiple locations, as well as ATEM Software Control.
ATEM Constellation 8K works with Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio recorders so you can use pre‑recorded clips in live programs! You can connect up to 4 HyperDecks as sources, see a list of clips on each one, select a clip, cue it, pre-roll, and play it back at any time. It’s perfect for adding pre-recorded spots, promos, credit rolls and more to your live program! Imagine setting up a HypeDeck to play advertising spots at events, all automated with HyperDeck control and macros! HyperDecks could even be used to generate fun backgrounds for music videos as well as animated backdrops to key people over, all perfectly in sync!
Producing large live events such as sports, concerts, worship services, and educational events requires a high performance team of multiple creative people working seamlessly together. ATEM Constellation 8K's Ethernet connection means multiple control panels can be used all at the same time. You can run multiple copies of ATEM Software Control where different people can switch, manage media, mix audio and control cameras, all on different computers so they don't interfere with each other while working. Even hardware panels can be added for the best workflow for when you're working on a big live event. You can even run software remotely over the Internet from any location on the planet!
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