Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel (BMD-SWPANELADV2ME)
Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel
The 2 M/E model features 2 M/E rows with 20 input buttons and 2 independent system control LCDs for each row. Plus each row can control up to 4 M/Es in larger switchers. Both rows and all input buttons include LCDs for custom labeling. Each row also includes an independent select bus!
Switch cameras to airÊinstantly!
ATEM Constellation has been designed to give you the most advanced live switching workflow. Internally ATEM Constellation has separate program and preview buses that you can use to quickly and accurately switch sources. ATEM Constellation lets you see your preview bus selection by using an aux output or on the multi view. Then all you need to do is make selections on the preview bus of the advanced panel which will appear on your preview screen allowing you to see your source before it goes on air. Then you can bring the source online by pressing cut or auto! You can also switch sources on the program bus if you need them to go liveÊimmediately!
Select and customizeÊtransitions
Get total control over your transitions with aÊdedicated hardware button for each transition type! When selecting transition types aÊsystem control LCD screen will display the options for that transition so you can change its parameters without navigating through complex menus. It's all instantly available! That gives you multiple ways to switch. Simply select aÊnew source on the preview bus then press CUT for aÊcut transition or AUTO to use the selected transitions such as mix dip wipe or DVE! You can even cut directly on the program bus. With ATEM Advanced Panels you get all the controls you need to access all transition typesÊfast.
Mix dip wipe DVE andÊmore!
ATEM switchers give you aÊhuge range of transition styles! Mix transition will smoothly blend between sources just like an NLE cross dissolve. Standard SMPTE wipes are included and wipes can have edge softening for smooth dreamy transitions that are more exciting than simple cross dissolves. Dip transitions create aÊdip to color effect however because you can dip to any video source you could create really innovative effects! DVE transitions useÊthe DVEÊto create crazy moves where the whole foreground image moves! Plus you can combine the DVE and aÊstill image from the media pool to create graphic wipes!ÊThe tÛÔbarÊfader even lets you manually position theÊtransition for totalÊcontrol!
Transform wipesinto excitingÊeffects!
Power up your wipe transitions by accessing parameters to transform them into excitingÊeffects. WhileÊyou can select the wipe pattern directly on the LCD you can also add lots of customization to suit your production style. You can adjust parameters such as symmetry and softness but there are also adjustments for colored borders with variable width and softnessÊas wellÊas the position of the centre of the wipe. You can even use the dedicated joystick to set precise wipe patternÊpositioning!
Amazing digital videoÊeffects
ATEM Advanced Panels are perfect for positioning the DVE for custom picture in picture effects because they include aÊjoystick. The joystick allows the position to be set precisely and rotating the knob will change DVE size. You can also use the soft knobs and menus on the LCD to adjust the DVE position size and other DVE features such as lighting and drop shadow effects.ÊThe DVEÊcan be setup to fly graphics into frame or select any of the pre programed pushÊand squeezeÊtransitions.
Get perfect green screenÊkeying
The system control knobs are ideal when doing chroma keying because you can finely adjust each parameter for clean key edges and seamless multi layer compositing effects. Unlike software control where you need to look at the user interface the ATEM Advanced Panels have control knobs that you can hold while adjusting key parametersÊand lookingÊat the video output live to ensure the key is seamless. Only fine adjustment of key settings live while watching the video ensures your key isÊperfect.
Amazing live performances often require transitionsÊthat needÊto be controlled manually.ÊThe ergonomicallyÊdesigned tÛÔbar control lets you ride transitions perfectlyÊas partÊof the live performance! Sometimes the emotionÊof aÊliveÊevent means you need to feel aÊtransition toÊgetÊit perfectlyÊin sync with the camera operators and talent.ÊLike aÊconductorÊyour ATEM Constellation is part of the performance and drives the mood as the productionÊunfolds.
Perfect and predictableÊtransitions!
Just below the panel fader bar is the auto transition button. Selecting auto will instantly perform the transition type you have set. This ensures you can accurately select your source and transition type before triggering the action so you always know what is going to happen and there's much less chance of mistakes going to air. Auto transitions can be programed for durations from 1 to 250 frames and the benefit is each transition is consistent through yourÊprogram.
Simulate neweffects while onÊair
Unlike the simpler front panel on ATEM ConstellationÊthe hardwareÊpanel includes aÊvery useful preview transition button that lets you simulate aÊtransition or effect beforeÊyou useÊit!ÊThe PREV TRANS button helps you avoid on air mistakes when preparing live transitions by displaying the result on your preview video output or on the multiview screen on the ATEM Constellation. Preview transition is the only way to accurately setup complicated transitions and multiÊlayered keyÊeffects.
Finish yourprogram withÊstyle!
The built in fade to black button controls the entire output of the switcher! Selecting fade to black (FTB) will smoothly fade your program output to black at aÊpreset transition rate. Because FTB is at the end of all processing it ensures all video layers fade out together. You can even select to fade out audio when FTB is triggered. That's useful for the start and end of your production or for fading out to commercial breaks. FTB also includes button guards to stop accidentalÊtriggering!
Get precise DVEÊcontrol
Move elements around the screen usingÊthe Joystick!ÊWith full 3ÊAxis control you can adjust X YÊand ZÊpositions of wipe patterns and position the ATEM Constellation DVEs. The joystick control with the DVE is ideal to position live video over video. Scale the size position up down or left and right for the perfect picture in picture effect. You can also use the joystick to move the DVE and enter start and end keyframe screen positions for your own customized animated DVEÊmoves.
Change switcher settings from theÊmenus!
You get full control right from the panel using the system control LCDs. Each system control LCD has aÊdirect access keypad with aÊbutton for each function and LCD and softÊknobs andÊbuttons. Simply push aÊkeypad button to see the parameters displayed in the large LCD so you can use the soft buttons and knobs to change each setting. Its incredibly easy and very fast! There's hundreds of switcher parameters available for keyers transition selection DVE color generators as well as switcher video standard multiview setup and even input button remapping! You can even save and recall 10 individual panel set ups and store them in the panel! Plus the 2ÊM/E model as 2Êtotally independent system control menus while the 4ÊM/E model has aÊmassive 4Êindependent system controlÊLCDs!
Change video outputsÊwith a single buttonÊpress
As well as the input buttons each M/E row has aÊdedicated "select bus" for routing video into processing and selecting sources to the aux outputs. With so many aux outputs youÊcan selectÊany source into any output just like an SDI router. Conveniently located above the ME row buttons the select bus lets change sources with aÊsingle button press so its very fast to use. There are even labels to show you what source is on each button. The select bus also lets you directly select inputs for other internal processing such as the keyers andÊDVE.ÊOnly the selectÊbus lets you route signals internallyÊand via the auxÊoutputsÊinstantly!
Manage built ingraphics andÊtitles
You can select stills from the media pool in the panel LCD menus and simply pressing the media button lets you access the media player and change which image in the media pool is sent to the media player as aÊvideo source. You can select any loaded still by scrolling through the list of media pool images which are listed showing the original file name of each image. This means you can quickly change stills and titles right from the same panel you are working on eliminating the need to change control panels just to change aÊtitle.
Powerful Custom Macros
Trigger macrosat the touch ofÊaÊbutton!
Another benefit of the ATEM Advanced Panel is the built in macros where you can very easily record your own custom macros and trigger them to playback with the push of aÊbutton. This means that you don۪t need to use aÊcomputer to work with macros because you can trigger them from the same hardware panel you are switching from. If you edit or modify aÊmacro the change will appear on all the connected hardware or software control panels because the macros are stored inside the ATEM Constellation itself. You can set up different macros to trigger under each macro button and the thin strip LCD under the buttons will show you which button as which macro you haveÊassigned.
Control yourÊATEMÊswitcher from anywhere inÊtheÊworld!
Because ATEM Constellation includes aÊstandard Ethernet connection you can use this connectionÊto controlÊit remotely from long distances away.ÊThe ATEM AdvancedÊPanel the ATEM CameraÊControl panelÊand the ATEM Software ControlÊfor Mac andÊWindows all use an Ethernet connection to theÊATEM ConstellationÊso you can setup any combination of panels you need for the freedomÊto decideÊyourÊideal controlÊsetup.ÊWhat thisÊmeansÊis youÊcanÊhave multipleÊcontrol panels all working together in parallel and at the same time. Then all theseÊpanels can beÊlocated anywhere so you could control yourÊATEM ConstellationÊfrom the other side of theÊworld!