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Blackmagic Design announced 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
This new ATEM 4.1 software update also allows all ATEM customers to save and
restore switcher states on any ATEM Production Switcher! With powerful macro
like control, 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. For example, you can recall a complicated chromakey setup
without affecting the rest of the switcher state during a live production!
Now customers can simply 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 conveniently saved to the folder as a new
file with time and date stamp, which means that customers can confidently save
multiple states throughout a broadcast without worrying about accidentally saving
over the top of another. With all the saved versions in one folder, it’s
easy to go backwards and forwards in time restoring favorite settings instantly!
“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.” said Grant
Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design.
Availability and Price
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.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing
products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring,
routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film
restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast
industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution
in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning
DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry
since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including
stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors
and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan,
Singapore, and Australia.