Designed for multicamera live streaming to the internet or broadcast applications, the compact ATEM SDI Switcher from Blackmagic Design provides gaming consoles, corporate computer streams, or HD cameras a four-input live-production switcher with an integrated control panel. The four SDI inputs are available on the rear of the chassis and they input up to 1080p60 video. Two 3G-SDI outputs are useful for a projector or external monitor, a USB Type-C output for streaming up to 1080p60 video to a computer, and an RJ45, 10/100 Ethernet port for system management, remote control, and upgrades.
The ATEM SDI Switcher’s control surface features easy-to-view, backlit control buttons to enable selecting camera inputs, controlling transitions, keyers, settings, and the DVE. The ATEM Mini features upstream and downstream keyers, an advanced chroma keyer, two linear/luma keyers, a DVE transition keyer, a pattern generator, and two color generators. There is also media player support for fill and key images, which supports up to 20 stills in PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, and TIFF formats. The SDI output supports a minimum of 1366 x 768 resolution for monitoring your stream. It also supports the ATEM Software Control Panel via Ethernet, and it supports control and configuration using the ATEM SDI.
The ATEM SDI switcher includes one downstream keyer, so you can add high-quality graphics like logos, bugs, and titles from the built-in media player over the live stream program output. Downstream keyers are the last layers of keying, so they overlay all video switched to the main program output.
Eliminate external character generators by storing up to 20 broadcast-quality RGBA graphic files in the media pool. The one media player appears as input sources to your switcher. You can transition to graphics as full-frame video, or feed them to the keyers for overlaying video. Popular image formats such as PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG, and TIFF are supported.
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