Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD

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ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD Features

The ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD from Blackmagic Design is a high-definition live production switcher teeming with sophisticated features. It's designed with 20 standard converted 3G‚ÄĎSDI inputs and 12 independent 3G‚ÄĎSDI auxiliary outputs, USB webcam output, a SuperSource processor, chroma keyers, digital video effects (DVEs), media players, multiviewer, built-in talkback, and a professional Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics.

The switcher features a multitude of broadcast-quality transitions such as mix, dip, wipe, etc., all customisable from the system control menus. There's a powerful DVE processor for generating seamless transitions, enabling innovative video effects like freezing a picture off-screen and revealing a new video underneath. With two independent DVEs, graphics can be repositioned, and picture-in-picture compositions created in real time. Coupled with the SuperSource processor, it provides an additional multi-layer visual effects switcher ideal for picture-in-picture displays during interviews.

The ATEM Constellation has configurable multiview outputs, offering up to 16, 13, 10, 7, or 4 up view, including program, preview, inputs, media players, downstream keyers (DSK), and clean feed. The built-in talkback feature ensures seamless crew communication, supporting 5-pin XLR and RJ12 connectors for compatibility with standard talkback systems like ClearCom or RTS and even facilitating voiceovers via program mix.

The ATEM Constellation incorporates a built-in media pool, allowing instant playback of broadcast-quality RGBA graphics and animations via its media players. It can store up to 40 still images and 400 frame animations. It also features advanced keyers for superior chroma or luminance keying, ideal for news or virtual set work, with precise controls for edge and flare.

The device is highly compatible with all HD video sources, thanks to its 20 multi-rate 3G-SDI input connections. The built-in Fairlight audio mixer supports all SDI inputs, offering a 6-band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, noise gate, and expander on each input. For a seamless switching experience, the ATEM Software Control Panel, which can be run on Mac or Windows, is free, enabling multiple users to connect via Ethernet and work simultaneously on different event aspects.

ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD Specifications


Total Video Inputs


Total Video Outputs


SDI Rates

1.5G, 3G

Total Audio Inputs

2 x balanced 1/4 inch Jack,
1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback.

Total Audio Outputs

1 x 5 pin XLR Talkback.

SDI Audio Inputs

2 Ch embedded audio on all SDI inputs.

SDI Audio Outputs

2 Ch embedded audio on all SDI outputs.

Timecode Connections


Reference Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

Video Input Re-Sync

On all 20 inputs.

Frame Rate and Format Converters

On all 20 inputs.

SDI Aux Outputs

Any of the 12 SDI outputs.

SDI Preview Outputs

Any of the 12 SDI outputs.

SDI Program Outputs

Any of the 12 SDI outputs.

Down Converted SDI Program Output


Webcam Output

1 x USB-C supporting 720p or 1080p at PGM frame rate.

Total Multi Views

2 x 3G-SDI

Control Panel Connection

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

Internal Timecode Generator



RJ45 for 3rd party talkback systems.

Tally Output

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


Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T.

Computer Interface

1 x USB-C supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)


SD Video Standards


HD Video 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




Talkback Support


Mix Minus Support


Linear/Luma Keyers


Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)

2 Stinger, 2 DVE.

Total Number of Layers


Pattern Generators


Color Generators


Control Panel

Front fascia emergency switching, software or optional hardware panel.

Routable Windows



Red for program and green for preview indication.

Windows Source Labels


Multi View Monitoring

Multi View Monitoring

2 x multi views each configurable to 16, 13, 10, 7 or 4 up views. Includes monitoring of Program, Preview, Inputs, Media Players, M/Es, DSKs, SuperSource, Clean Feed with optional labels and audio meters.

Multi View Video Standard


Display Minimum Resolution

1366 x 768

Media Player

Media Players



Fill and key for each media player.

Media Pool Still Image Capacity


Media Pool Clip Capacity

2 x up to 1080p60.

Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD

800 frames.

Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD

400 frames.

Media Pool Still Image Format


Media Pool Video File Format

TGA Sequence.

Media Pool Audio File Format

WAV, MP3 and AIFF.


Front panel

Built in 2.2 inch LCD monitor for video, 22 LED buttons for setup and emergency switching, 8 source buttons, 4 transition buttons, 6 talkback selection and mix buttons, menu control knob and set button, front panel lock button.


Processing Delay

< 10 lines.

Audio Mixer

48 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.

Down Conversion



Control Panel Included

ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 11.11 Big Sur, Mac 12 Monterey 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.


Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Setup Utility connected via USB to chassis.