Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD8



ATEM Television Studio HD8 is a compact live production switcher with built in broadcast control panel. Get a fully featured broadcast quality live production studio with 8 standards converted 3G-SDI inputs, built in streaming, master recorder, multiview, USB webcam support, DVE, 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, media players, talkback, 4 way Ethernet switch and optional internal cloud media storage.

ConnectionsSDI Video Inputs 8, SDI Video Outputs 12, SDI Rates 1.5G, 3G, HDMI Video Outputs 1Total Audio Inputs2 x XLR balanced analog audio, 1 x BNC 32 Ch MADI digital audio,

2 x RCA stereo analog audio, 1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback.

Total Audio Outputs

4 x 1/4 inch Jack analog audio, 1 x BNC 64 Ch MADI digital audio, up to 50 active,

1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback.

SDI Audio Inputs 4 Ch embedded audio on all SDI inputs.

SDI Audio Outputs 2 Ch embedded audio on all SDI outputs.

Timecode Connections 1 x BNC In, 1 x BNC Out.

Reference Input 1 x BNC In, 1 x BNC Out. Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

Video Input Re-Sync On all 8 inputs.

Frame Rate and Format Converters On all 8 inputs.

SDI Aux Outputs 2, SDI Program Outputs 1

Webcam Output 2 x USB-C supporting 720p or 1080p at PGM frame rate.

Total Multi Views 1 x 3G-SDI, 1 x HDMI Remote RJ12 supports RS-422

Control Panel Connection Ethernet. Direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.

Internal Timecode Generator Yes Talkback RJ45 for 3rd party talkback systems.

Tally Output

Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included).

Ethernet 4 x RJ45 with internet network switch. Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T.

Computer Interface

2 x USB-C supports USB 2.0 for external drive recording, webcam out, software control, software updates and switcher connection.

SD Video Standards None

HD Video Input Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B.
Video Sampling 4:2:2

Color Precision 10-bit.

Color Space REC 709

SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects between 1.5G-SDI and level A or level B 3G-SDI.

Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers 4, Downstream Keyers 2, Advanced Chroma Keyers 4,

SuperSource 1, Linear/Luma Keyers 7,

Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE) 1 Stinger, 1 DVE.

Total Number of Layers 8, Pattern Generators 7, Color Generators 2

Control Panel Integrated panel with full control of switching and settings.

Routable Windows 16, Windows Source Labels Yes

Tally Red for program and green for preview indication.

Talkback Support Yes Mix Minus Support Yes

Direct Streaming Supports direct live streaming using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) over ethernet or a shared internet connection over USB‑C.

Recording Direct Recording Video and Audio, USB-C expansion port can record directly to external media.

Video Recording Program recorded as a H.264 .mp4 file at the streaming quality setting and at the ATEM video standard with AAC audio.

Media Format Supports media formatted ExFAT (Windows/Mac). APFS or HFS+ (Mac).

Multi View Monitoring
1 x multi view via SDI and HDMI configurable to 16, 13, 10, 7 or 4 up views. Includes monitoring of Program, Preview, Inputs, Media Players, DSKs, SuperSource, Clean Feed with optional labels and audio meters.

Multi View Video Standard HD, Display Minimum Resolution 1366 x 768

Media Players 2, Channels Fill and key for each media player.

Media Pool Still Image Capacity 20

Media Pool Still Image Format PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.

Media Pool Clip Capacity 2 x up to 1080p60.

Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD 400 frames.

Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD 200 frames.

Media Pool Video File Format TGA sequence.

Media Pool Audio File Format WAV, MP3 and AIFF.

Processing Delay < 10 lines when genlocked and in the same format as the switcher.

Audio Mixer 58 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.

Camera Control
When used with most Blackmagic Design cameras, ATEM can control focus, iris and zoom of compatible lenses and camera settings including gain, white balance, tint, shutter, ND filter, color corrector, tally and record start/stop.

Down Conversion None