Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD8

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SDI Video Inputs - 8
SDI Video Outputs - 12
SDI Aux Outputs - 2
Media Players - 2
Supports media formatted ExFAT (Windows/Mac), APFS or HFS+ (Mac)
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ATEM Production Switchers
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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.

- Product Identifiers -

EAN: 9338716008043

- In The Box -

  • ATEM Television Studio HD8
  • Welcome wallet with QR code for software download

- Product Specifications -


  • SDI Video Inputs
  • SDI Video Outputs
  • SDI Rates
    1.5G, 3G
  • HDMI Video Outputs
  • Total Audio Inputs
    • 2x XLR balanced analog audio,
    • 1x BNC 32 Ch MADI digital audio,
    • 2x RCA stereo analog audio,
    • 1x 5 pin XLR Talkback.
  • Total Audio Outputs
    • 4x 1/4 inch Jack analog audio,
    • 1x BNC 64 Ch MADI digital audio, up to 50 active,
    • 1x 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
    1x BNC In, 1x BNC Out.
  • Reference Input
    • 1x BNC In, 1x 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
  • SDI Program Outputs
  • Webcam Output
    2x USB-C supporting 720p or 1080p at PGM frame rate.
  • Total Multi Views
    • 1x 3G-SDI
    • 1x HDMI
  • Remote
    RJ12 supports RS-422
  • Control Panel Connection
    Ethernet. Direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network.
  • Internal Timecode Generator
  • Talkback
    RJ45 for 3rd party talkback systems.
  • Tally Output
    Added via ethernet connection to Blackmagic Design GPI and Tally Interface product. (Not included).
  • Ethernet
    4x RJ45 with internet network switch. Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T.
  • Computer Interface
    2x USB-C supports USB 2.0 for external drive recording, webcam out, software control, software updates and switcher connection.


  • SD Video Standards
  • 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
  • Color Precision
  • 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
  • Downstream Keyers
  • Advanced Chroma Keyers
  • SuperSource
  • Linear/Luma Keyers
  • Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)
    1 Stinger, 1 DVE.
  • Total Number of Layers
  • Pattern Generators
  • Color Generators
  • Control Panel
    Integrated panel with full control of switching and settings.
  • Routable Windows
  • Windows Source Labels
  • Tally
    Red for program and green for preview indication.
  • Talkback Support
  • Mix Minus Support


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


  • 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

  • Multi View Monitoring
    1x 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
  • Display Minimum Resolution
    1366 x 768

Media Player

  • Media Players
  • Channels
    Fill and key for each media player.
  • Media Pool Still Image Capacity
  • Media Pool Still Image Format
  • Media Pool Clip Capacity
    2x 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


  • Control Panel Included
    ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 12.0 Monterey, Mac 13.0 Ventura or later. and Windows 10 or 11.
  • Software Updates
    Using USB or Ethernet connection directly connected to Mac OS or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Setup Utility.

Operating Systems

  • Mac 12.0 Monterey, Mac 13.0 Ventura or later.
  • Windows 10 and 11.

Power Requirements

  • Power Supply
    • 1x Internal 100 - 240 AC 50/60Hz with IEC C14 socket.
    • 1x 4 pin XLR 12V DC In for external power supply or battery use.
  • Power Usage
    100 W max.

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions
    23in x 14.8in x 6.35in
  • Weight
    14.9 lbs

Physical Installation

  • Physical Installation
    Desktop or in-desk mount.

Environmental Specifications

  • 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

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At Motion Media, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it to Motion Media within 30 days. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be received within three business days of receipt of merchandise.

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    Motion Media, LLC
    Attn: RMA#XXXXX
    709 N. Douglas St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245

  • Alternatively, you may return an item at our office at the above location, with an approved RMA.


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