Blackmagic Design Announces Update for ATEM Production Switchers
Blackmagic Design announces an ATEM 4.1 software update which lets customers save and restore full or partial switcher states on all ATEM Production Switchers, plus adds 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 frame rates for the ATEM Production Studio 4K model.The new progressive frame rates allow customers to work in 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 progressive video formats, which means ATEM Production Studio 4K now connects to an even wider range of HD devices including low cost consumer HDMI and professional SDI cameras, routers, media playout servers and more.This new ATEM 4.1 software update also allows all ATEM customers to save and restore switcher states on any ATEM Production Switcher. Save and restore can be used in three ways. Save and restore the entire switcher state, save only a piece to restore, or load just a piece of an entire saved state. This update gives the user the ability to call up a complicated chromakey setup without affecting the rest of the switcher state during a live production.Users may save to a laptop, hard disk or USB and plug in to load saved states at the next session using any ATEM production switcher, in any location. Each new saved state is stored in the folder as a new file with time and date stamp, allowing users to save multiple states throughout a broadcast without threat of accidently saving over the top of another. All saved versions can be kept in one folder to go backwards and forwards in time restoring favorite settings.“It’s incredibly exciting to be able to give our customers powerful macro like control of their ATEM switchers. Now they can save entire switcher states or just part of a switcher state for keyers, audio mixer and even SuperSource on the ATEM 2 M/E to XML files. Customers can save as many settings files as they like and recall them as they want, just like macros.” says Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design.ATEM Software Update 4.1 is available now for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for ATEM Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher, ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM Television Studio.
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