BLACKMAGIC ATEM Constellation 8K


BLACKMAGIC ATEM Constellation 8K

Highlights: • Key Features
• 40 x 12G-SDI Inputs, 2 x 12G-SDI Outputs
• 24 x 12G-SDI AUX Outputs
• Standards Converter on Each Input
• 4 x DVE, 16 x Keyers
• 4 x Media Players
• 4 x Multiview Outputs
• Built-In LCD View Screen
• Front Panel or Ethernet Control
• Built-In Fairlight Audio Mixer
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BLACKMAGIC ATEM Constellation 8K
Product Code: BMD 8K-SWATEMSCN4/1ME4/
Barcode/EAN: 9338716 006186

The Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K is a powerful switcher in a 2 RU chassis that can easily handle 4K video and supports 8K. It features a built-in control panel on the front and 40 12G-SDI inputs, with two main and 24 AUX 12G-SDI outputs. Each input has its own standards converter, which allows you to seamlessly switch between inputs no matter what format it is. The Constellation 8K incorporates four DVE, 16 Keyers, and four media players, allowing for flexibility in creating your program. Four multiview outputs enable viewing 4, 7, 10, 13, or 16 simultaneous views. The relatively large LCD view screen on the front of the unit displays the input video with a label of the input number. You can control the Constellation 8K locally via the front panel buttons, or you can use the built-in Ethernet connector to control the system from a computer using the included control panel software. The built-in Fairlight audio mixer supports 80 channels of de-embedded audio from SDI, plus 64 channels via MADI in. Talkback functionality is available via the 5-pin XLR on the front of the unit, or the RJ12 connector on the back. General The ATEM Constellation 8K features the following built-in capabilities: 16 upstream keyers in Ultra HD, 4 in 8K supporting chroma, linear, and luma keying 4 downstream keyers in Ultra HD, 2 in 8K. 16 advanced chroma keyers in Ultra HD, 4 in 8K Talkback communication is supported Mix-minus is supported There are 4 transition keyers (Stinger/DVE) Supports up to 28 layers in UHD and 7 layers in 8K 21 pattern generators are available in Ultra HD, while only 9 are available in 8K Support for 2 color generators 4 DVE with 3D borders and drop shadow are supported in Ultra HD; one is supported in 8K Control is via front push-button switching with illuminated buttons, software, or an optional hardware panel. 64 routable windows in Ultra HD, and 16 in 8K Tally support (red for program, green for preview) ATEM Software Control Panel The included ATEM Software Control Panel provides control over the switcher. Featuring a well-designed interface with a visual switcher and parameter palettes for making quick adjustments, the ATEM Software Control also lets you access camera control, audio mixing, media, macro programming, and even control of HyperDeck disk recorders. Built-In Fairlight Audio Mixer The ATEM Constellation features a built-in Fairlight audio mixer that makes it possible to do extremely complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer supports up to 156 channels. Eighty mixer channels are de-embedded from the SDI inputs, and each input channel features a high-quality 6-band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander, and noise gate, as well as full panning. Extra channels for the analog input, talkback microphone, and media players are supported as well, and the audio mixing features can be controlled via the ATEM Software Control, a Mackie-compatible panel, or Fairlight Audio Console. Advanced Keyers The ATEM Constellation 8K features 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers for high-quality chroma or luminance keying. The chroma keyer features a color picker to sample background colors for automatic generation of the key parameters. Precise controls for edge and flare are supported, and there is even a foreground color corrector, so you can match the "look" of the foreground layer to the background layer for making seamless compositions. The keyer can also be used for pattern and DVE keying. Then when you switch to 8K, you still get four independent full-resolution 8K ATEM Advanced Keyers. Built-In Transitions Built into the ATEM Constellation 8K is a variety of broadcast-quality 8K native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe, and more. All transitions can be customized by adjusting parameters such as their duration, border color, border width, position, and direction. Transitions are in full 8K native. Also included are DVE transitions, suitable for graphic wipes and stingers when used with the internal media players. Media Pool The built-in media pool stores broadcast-quality RGBA graphics and animations that can be played back instantly by the two media players. The media pool can hold up to 24 full-resolution 8K stills, or 64 Ultra HD or HD stills. Motion graphics clips for use in animations and stingers can be up to 100 8K RGBA frames, 400 frames in Ultra HD, or 1600 frames in 1080 HD. In the Box Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K SD Card with Software Limited 1-Year Warranty Not in the Box Essential Required Power Cable (Not Included) User Manual 107.5 MB

Total Video Inputs
40 x up to Ultra HD / 10 x in 8K
Total Video Outputs
28 x up to Ultra HD / 7 x in 8K
Total Aux Outputs
24 x up to Ultra HD / 6 x in 8K
SDI Rates
1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
Total Audio Inputs
2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack, 1 x 32 stereo channel BNC MADI in.
Total Audio Outputs
2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack, 2 x 32 stereo channel BNC MADI out.
Timecode Connections
Reference Input
Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Video Input Re-Sync
On all 40 inputs.
Frame rate and format converters
On all 40 inputs.
SDI Video Inputs
40 x 10-bit 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p and 10 x 4320p switchable.
Extra Audio Outputs
1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback.
SDI Audio Outputs
2 Ch embedded into SDI output on all outputs.
Extra Audio Inputs
1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback.
SDI Program Outputs
Any of the 24 SDI outputs.
Down Converted SDI Program Output
SDI Preview Outputs
Any of the 24 SDI outputs.
Total Multi Views
4 x up to Ultra HD / 1 x in 8K
SDI Multi View Outputs
HDMI Multi View Outputs
RJ12 supports RS-422
Control Panel Connection
Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
Internal Timecode Generator
RJ45 for 3rd party talkback systems.
Tally Output
Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included).
Computer Interface
1 x USB 2.0 port.
ATEM Constellation 8K
SD Video Standards
HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94
1080i50, 1080i59.94
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94
8K Video Standards
4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p50, 4320p59.94
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-1 and SMPTE 2082-10, SMPTE 2082-12.
Video Sampling
Color Precision
Color Space
REC 709
SDI Auto Switching
Automatically detects between level A and level B 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI. Requires 2SI in 8K mode.
Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers
16 x up to Ultra HD / 4 x in 8K with Chroma/Linear/Luma key.
Downstream Keyers
4 x up to Ultra HD / 2 x in 8K.
Advanced Chroma Keyers
16 x up to Ultra HD / 4 x in 8K.
Talkback Support
Mix Minus Support
Linear/Luma Keyers
21 x up to Ultra HD / 7 x in 8K
Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)
4 Stinger, 4 DVE .
Total Number of Layers
28 x up to Ultra HD / 7 x in 8K
Pattern Generators
21 x up to Ultra HD / 9 x in 8K
Color Generators
DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow
4 x up to Ultra HD / 1 x in 8K
Control Panel
Front fascia emergency switching, software or optional hardware panel.
Routable Windows
64 x up to Ultra HD / 16 x in 8K
Red for program and green for preview indication.
Windows Source Labels
Multi View Monitoring
Multi View Monitoring
4 x 16 Multi View pattern options for up to 64 total views.
Multi View Video Standard
Select HD, Ultra HD or 8K.
Media Player
Media Players
4 x up to Ultra HD / 1 x in 8K
Fill and key for each media player.
Media Pool Still Image Capacity
64 x up to Ultra HD / 24 x in 8K with fill and key.
Media Pool Clip Capacity
4 x up to Ultra HD / 2 x in 8K with fill and key.
Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD
3200 frames.
Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD
1600 frames.
Media Player Clip Length in Ultra HD
400 frames.
Media Player Clip Length in 8K
100 frames.
Media Pool Still Image Format
Media Pool Video File Format
TGA Sequence.
Media Pool Audio File Format
WAV, MP3 and AIFF.
Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.
Front panel
Built in HD LCD monitor for video, 42 LED buttons for setup and emergency switching, 8 source buttons, 4 transition buttons, 6 talkback selection and mix buttons, menu control knob and set button, front panel lock button.
Processing Delay
< 7 lines in up to Ultra HD / in 10 lines in 8K
Audio Mixer
156 Channel mixer
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control.
6 band parametric EQ, Dynamics including Expander, Gate, Compressor and Limiter.
Down Conversion
Control Panel Included
ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.13 High Sierra, Mac 10.14 Mojave 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 or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility.
Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Operating Systems
Mac icon
Mac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows Icon
Windows 8.1 and 10, both 64-bit.
Power Requirements
Power Supply
2 x Internal 100 - 240 AC.
Power Usage
Physical Specifications
ATEM Constellation 8K
Physical Installation
Physical Installation
2 Rack Unit Size.
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature
-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Relative Humidity
0% to 90% non-condensing
What's Included
ATEM Constellation 8K
Welcome wallet with QR code for software download
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.