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Blackmagic adds audio mixing to ATEM switcher

7 August 2012
Blackmagic adds audio mixing to ATEM switcher

Blackmagic Design has updated its ATEM Switcher software to add full-audio mixing capability to its ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM Television Studio. ATEM Switcher 3.2 audio mixer software enables customers to mix embedded audio from SDI and HDMI inputs, as well as external audio inputs. For ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher (pictured), audio mixer software also supports mixing audio from its two built-in media players. ATEM Switcher 3.2 audio mixer software also enables audio mixing from external audio sources via dedicated audio ports. External audio is mixed for ATEM Television Studio from the AES/EBU input, and on ATEM 1 M/E and ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher models from the audio breakout cable. On ATEM 1 M/E and ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher models, the audio mixer can also mix audio from the two built-in media players, and it contains independent controls for setting the audio level and selecting SOLO audio monitoring. Once SDI and HDMI cameras are connected to the switcher for vision mixing there are no other connections to make as the audio mixer uses the embedded audio in the video signal. The software interface provides level and balance control for each input, and customers can either set audio to follow video or perform a direct mix. Audio-follow-video (AFV) enables audio to crossfade when the inputs change, while direct mix enables an input to be permanently mixed into the programme output independent of the current active input. On the ATEM 1 M/E and ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher models the audio output can be used as a dedicated monitor output by selecting SOLO. This exclusively outputs the single source audio to the monitor output so you can listen and confirm audio content before putting it to air without affecting the program output audio. www.blackmagicdesign.com

 

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