IBC 2013: Blackmagic Design has released a new production switcher.

The ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K includes ten independent 6G-SDI inputs each with frame sync.

It follows the NAB launch of the ATEM Production Studio 4K, which Blackmagic billed as “the world’s first Ultra HD live production switcher”.

Blackmagic chief executive Grant Petty said the latest model had been designed for broadcasters and professionals who are building all SDI-based systems.

The new ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K also features built in DVE with zoom, scale and rotate, four upstream chroma keyers, three independent aux outputs with front panel control and a larger media pool that holds still frame graphics and motion video clips.

“What’s exciting about these new switchers is the built in 6G-SDI and HDMI connections allow Ultra HD connections with a single cable, however those SDI and HDMI connections instantly switch between SD and HD as well,” said Petty.

“So even if you don’t ever think your going to need Ultra HD, these switchers still have amazing features when used in regular SD and HD live production.”

The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K will ship in October for £1,573 ($2,495).

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