Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Named Live Design Product of the Year


Last Updated: June 12, 2013 5:10 pm GMT
(Fremont, California--June 12, 2013) Blackmagic Design announced today that ATEM Television Studio was named Live Design Magazine’s 2012-2013 Video Switcher Product of the Year in the “Projection” category.

Live Design is a magazine for live entertainment professionals in lighting, sound, staging and projection. Live Design’s Sixth Annual Excellence Awards are an opportunity for industry professionals to be recognized among their peers, and recognize the best projects and technology in concerts, corporate events, live for broadcast, theatre productions and venues. The awards were presented in May, and were chosen by a panel of prestigious designers and programmers in the disciplines of lighting, sound and projection.

ATEM Television Studio is a live production switcher that combines a professional switcher with a broadcast quality H.264 encoder so customers can perform live production and real time broadcast encoding for the Internet all in one product for $995.

ATEM Television Studio includes six inputs with both broadcast SDI and consumer HDMI inputs for cameras and computers, as well as two program SDI/HD SDI outputs and one program HDMI output. It includes full audio mixing capability, upstream chroma keyer, auto re sync on all inputs, Black Burst and HD Tri Sync Genlock input, unbalanced AES/EBU input, two media player frame stores, downstream keyers, full transitions, fade to black, Multi View monitoring, USB 2 for capture of H.264 full HD files and ethernet connection for control panel connection, all in a 2.5 inch thick one rack unit size for easy portability. ATEM Television Studio comes with a software based control panel for Mac OS X or Windows, can be connected to an optional ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel for hardware based control and includes an SDK allowing developers to write custom control solutions.

About Live Design
Live Design is the must read creative and technical journal for live entertainment professionals in lighting, sound, staging and projection. Each issue provides designers, programmers, and technicians with tips and trends, news and reviews of the latest gear, reports from the field, and industry viewpoint and commentary. From concerts to theatre, houses of worship to clubs, theme parks to corporate events, Live Design is the one stop resource for live event production technology.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check


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