Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K

The Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher, designed with so many advanced features – making it ideal for massive live events, such as music festivals, house of worship, and concerts. Providing powerful features such as4 M/Es, 40 x 12G-SDI inputs, 24 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, 4DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input – makes it a powerful 8K switcher.

Key features of the Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K include 4 independent Ultra HD multi views that transforms into a full 8K resolution multi view; built-in control panel – giving you access control of the switcher; a large LCD screen built-in; a front panel control where you have full control of ATEM Constellation at any time; 40 independent 12G-SDI inputs where each input features its very own up and cross converter; broadcast transitions, DVE, Stingers and more; Professional Broadcast Talkback; internal media for stills and motion graphics; ATEAM Advanced Chroma Key in 8K; and live professional audio production.

  • 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
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Core Features:

  • 40 Independent 12G-SDI Inputs when working in HD or Ultra HD, or when you switch over to 8K, then these 40 inputs transform into 10 Quad Link 12G-SDI 8K Inputs.
  • 4 Independent Ultra HD Multi Views
  • Built-In Control Panel – giving the operator control of the switcher. A large LCD screen is built-in as well so that you can view the program output and easily change switcher settings via on screen menus.
  • The Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K is extremely quiet with its state-of-the-art, high efficiency thermal system and three low speed cooling fans built-in.
  • A Font Panel is provided where you can easily take full control of ATEM Constellation at any given time. Providing incredible power with both PGM/PVW or cut-bus style operation; and the buttons allow control of transitions, upstream/downstream Keyers, media players and fade to black.
  • 24 Customisable 12G-SDI Outputs can be found on the Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K. They very much similar to aux outputs; however, it's more powerful because you can route any external SDI input and all internal sources to any of the 24 12G-SDI outputs.
  • The Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K Production Switcher offers a wide range of hardware and software controls. These controls can be shared between all ATEM models for different live events. Simply connect it up to the switcher via ethernet and have full control of the switcher, you can upload media, mix audio and even control cameras.
  • Features of the Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K entails 8K Multiview with Labels, Tally and Meters. The Multiview enables you to monitor multiple sources on a single monitor; and each view has on screen status including a custom label, VU meters and tally.
  • Quality 8K Broadcast transitions can be achieved such as mix, wipe, dip, and more. They can also be customised when adjusting parameters such as their duration, border width, border colour, position and direction. DVE Transitions are also provided which is great for graphic wipes and even stingers when used with the internal media players.
  • Full Resolution 8K DVE can be done, having 4 independent Ultra HD DVEs that will function together as a single full resolution 8K DVE when you switch to 8K formats. Impressive quality can be achieved, even when positioning, resizing, and scaling, all in real time. You can also create picture-in-picture effects with customisable shadows, 3D borders and lighting.
  • The Professional Broadcast Talkback is also supported by the Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K to keep crews working as a single team. Talkback features a front 5 pin XLR headset connector, as well as a RJ45 talkback expansion connector for interfacing with industry standard systems such as ClearCom or RTS.
  • A built-in media pool that stores broadcast quality RGBA graphics and animations that can be played back instantly by the two media players. To achieve the highest quality – the media pool can hold up to 24 full resolution 8K stills, or 64 Ultra HD or HD stills. You can also use motion graphics clips in animations and stingers can be up to 100 8K RGBA frames, 400 frames in Ultra HD or a massive 1600 frames in Full HD.
  • The Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K features the newly developed ATEM Advanced Chroma Key in 8K, with 16 ATEM Advanced Keyers for high-quality chroma or luminance keying. The advanced Chroma Keyer is quite powerful as it features a colour picker to sample background colours for an automatic generation of the key parameters. You have full control and precise controls for edge and flare, and there’s an option where you have the foreground colour corrector to match the look of the foreground layer to the background.
  • With 40 multi rate 12G SDI input connections, ATEM Constellation 8K is compatible with HD, Ultra HD and 8K SDI sources. When working in HD, it's easy to operate at high frame rates up to 720p60, 1080p60 and 1080i59.94 formats. When you switch to Ultra HD, you can work in 2160p formats up to 60 frames per second all using a single 12G SDI connection. When switched to 8K it’s now possible to operate in 4320p formats up to 60p using Quad Link 12G SDI which allows real time 8K using 4 BNC cables. Only multi rate 12G SDI allows switching between HD, Ultra HD and 8K formats so you can instantly adapt to the needs of the job you are doing anywhere in the world.
  • With a built in Fairlight audio mixer, the ATEM Constellation makes it possible to do extremely complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer features a massive 156 channels, for the biggest audio mixer in a live production switcher. 80 mixer channels are de embedded from the SDI inputs, while an extra 64 audio channels are input via MADI in. Each input channel features the highest quality 6 band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning. You get extra channels for the analog input, talkback microphone and media players. All this audio power can be controlled via the ATEM Software Control, a Mackie compatible panel or Fairlight Audio Console.
  • The ATEM Software Control Panel gives you total control over your switcher and is included free. ATEM Software Control Panel features a beautifully designed interface with a visual switcher and parameter palettes for making quick adjustments. Multiple users can connect to the switcher via Ethernet and all work on different parts of the event at the same time. The ATEM Software Control also lets you access camera control, audio mixing, media, macro programming and even control of HyperDeck disk recorders. You can even save the full state of the switcher as XML files, plus all media is backed up from the media pool. Plus, you can run the software on Mac or Windows.
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8K
  • SD Card with Software
Connectors Inputs
40 x BNC, 12G-SDI
1 x BNC, REF
2 x 1/4" Phone, Analog Audio

2 x BNC, Main
24 x BNC, 12G-SDI
4 x BNC, Multiview
2 x 1/4" Phone, Analog Audio

1 x USB Type-B
1 x RJ45, Control
1 x RJ45, Talkback
1 x RJ12, Remote
Video Format Support 8K
4320p: 50.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98

3840 x 2160p: 50.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98

1080p: 50.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 59.94/50
720p: 59.94/50
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, 296M, 424M, 425M Level A and B
SMPTE 2081-1, 2081-10
SMPTE 2082-1, 2082-10, 2082-12
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-Bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
SDI Auto Switching Automatically Detects between Level A and Level B 3G/6G/12G-SDI. Requires 2SI in 8K Mode.
Processing Delay UHD 4K: 7 x Lines
8K: 10 x Lines
OS Support Mac
High Sierra (10.13)
Mojave (10.14 or Later)

8.1 or 19 (64-Bit)
Power 2 x Internal Power Supplies
100 to 240 VAC
Usage: 300 W
2 x IEC Connectors
Environmental Operating: 0 to 40°C
Storage:  -29 to 16°C
Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% Non-Condensing
Size 2 RU
Dimensions 48.26 x 8.99 x 33.6 cm
Weight 8.4 kg
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