Blackmagic Design has unveiled new ATEM production switchers. The ATEM Television Studio HD8 and ATEM Television Studio HD8 ISO. These Black Magic production switcher devices combine the functions of broadcast technology and portability. The new Black Magic ATEM Television Studio HD8 consoles feature broadcast-level control panels with advanced features such as streaming and recording.
New ATEM Television Studio HD delivers sophisticated live audio mixing with the built-in Fairlight audio mixer. The internal mixer has ample channels for all SDI inputs and additional channels for XLR, RCA, and MADI inputs. Each input channel is equipped with a high-quality 6-band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander, noise reduction, as well as level and pan controls.
The ATEM Television Studio HD has a built-in hardware engine for live streaming to a global audience. This means that users can stream to YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms in the best video quality and without frame loss. Streaming works over an Ethernet connection, or you can connect your smartphone to use the mobile connection.
Black Magic production switcher Television Studio HD8 now supports recording to external USB drives, making this switcher even more versatile.
The ATEM Television Studio HD8 ISO model records all inputs to separate video files, enabling live event editing in real time. Clients receive 8 separate input video files with appropriate timecode and timing, making the editing process easier.
New ATEM HD8 ISO can also connect to remote Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2, Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2, and Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro cameras, greatly expanding the possibilities for creators. The program audio is fed back to the camera, making this remote control an excellent choice for live interviews.
Both Black Magic production switcher models will have internal cloud storage and any external USB drives (and USB SSD M2) available for sharing via Ethernet, allowing other users to work on post-production tasks.
All recordings are in H.264 format with AAC audio for broadcast quality video and small file sizes. An interesting feature is the Append Record function, which allows you to restart a recording on the previous file, so as not to produce many documents.
Black Magic production switcher pricing and availability
Both new ATEM Television Studio HD8 and ATEM Television Studio HD8 ISO Black Magic production switcher devices can be pre-ordered via Bhphotovideo.com for $2,995 and $3,995, respectively.