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Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8K

$14,299.00 $15,725.00
  • Vendor: Blackmagic Design
  • Product Type: Control Panels

The new ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features, you can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher! You get 4 M/Es, 40 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 12G‑SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input! Then when switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher! You even get built in talkback and a professional 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics! 

Big Production Value

With so many inputs, the ATEM Constellation 8k is ideal for large venues, live performances, seminars and places of worship. With powerful internal graphics and four ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, you get everything you need for complex program production. Powerful enough for the professional broadcaster, but simple enough for anyone to get production quality.

Compact and Powerful

ATEM Constellation 8K features a compact 2RU rack mount design with a built in control panel. Included is a large LCD so you can see program output and change switcher settings via on screen menus. Although only 2RU size, the rear of the switcher has a massive 40 x 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 x 12G‑SDI aux outputs, plus balanced audio, Ethernet, RS‑422 control and MADI digital audio extra inputs to the internal Fairlight audio mixer. Even with all this power, ATEM Constellation is extremely quiet with its innovative high efficiency thermal system and three low speed cooling fans.

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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
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
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 None
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 4
HDMI Multi View Outputs None
Control Panel Connection Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via networ
Internal Timecode Generator Yes
Tally Output Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included)
Computer Interface 1 x USB 2.0 port
SD Video Standards None
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 425M Level A and B
SMPTE 2081-1
SMPTE 2081-10
SMPTE 2082-1
SMPTE 2082-10
SMPTE 2082-12
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Colour Precision 10-bit
Colour Space REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects between level A and level B
3G-SDI,6G-SDI and 12G-SDI. Requires 2SI in 8K mode
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 Yes
Mix Minus Support Yes
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
Colour Generators 2
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
Tally Red for program and green for preview indication
Windows Source Labels Yes
Media Players 4 x up to Ultra HD
1 x in 8K
Channels 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 PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF
Media Pool Video File Format TGA Sequence
Media Pool Audio File Format WAV, MP3 and AIFF
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.
Software 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
Software Updates Using USB 2.0 connection directly connected to Mac OS or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility.
Configuration 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 10.13 High Sierra,Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit.
Power Supply 2 x Internal 100 - 240 AC.
Power Usage 300W
Dimensions 482mm x 336mm x 90mm
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