Blackmagic Design Mobile Live Editing Unit HD

General Details
  • Flexible 1o bit HD live editing unit
  • 8-channel SDI/HDMI switcher
  • SDI and HDMI output
  • Multiview output through HDMI and SDI
  • SmartScope Duo 4K included

Designed for livestream and broadcast application, the Blackmagic Design Mobile Live Editing Unit HD is a compact, powerful and ready-to-operate solution. With several HDMI and SDI inputs on the rear, you can connect up to 6 SDI or 6 HDMI sources, having two of the opposite inputs left. Both sets of inputs support SD and HD resolution signals.

The Unit also offers real time monitoring via the included SmartScope Duo 4K. You can choose to monitor the program-out, aux-out or configure the screens for real-time video and audio scopes.

Furthermore, the Mobile Live Editing Unit HD is equipped with a micro converter, which extends the program output to SDI and HDMI. The multiview output can be transmitted over SDI or HDMI to align with your equipment setup, and an additional AUX output lets you send video to an external display.

Livestream and Live Production

Four additional SDI outputs have embedded talkback audio for studio setups. Blackmagic Design Studio Cameras, as the optional available Micro Studio Cameras can also be controlled from the switcher as well as the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and 4K, connected trough our BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G Micro Converter.

For comfortable and pre-programmed operation, we recommend the Elgato Stream Deck XL.
Have a look at our suitable Multi-Stream Recorder and Monitors.

In the Case
  • ATEM Television Studio HD
  • SmartScope Duo 4K
  • 2x Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI
  • Micro Converter SDI to HDMI
  • t.racks Power 8 S USB
  • 3x SDI cable
  • 2x HDMI cable
  • USB A > USB B cable 2m
  • USB A > USB C OTG adapter
  • Rack case
Operator Required

This unit requires an operator. For further information, please call us or write to:

Technical Specifications

ATEM Television Studio HD

Total Video Inputs


Total Outputs


Total Aux Outputs


SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G.

Total Audio Inputs

2 x XLR.

Total Audio Outputs

1 x Headphone.

Timecode Connection


SDI Video Inputs

4 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

HDMI Video Inputs

4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit SD/HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.

Reference Inputs

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

Video Input Re‑Sync

On all 8 inputs.

SDI Program Outputs

5 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable.

HDMI Program Outputs


SDI Audio Outputs

2 Ch embedded into SDI output.

Total Multi Views


SDI Multi View Outputs


HDMI Multi View Outputs


Computer Outputs


ATEM Television Studio HD

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC 4:3 or 16:9, 625i50 PAL 4:3 or 16:9

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94,
1080i50, 1080i59.94

Ultra HD Video Standards


SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, 292M and 424M.

Video Sampling

4:2:2 10-bit

Color Precision

4:2:2 10-bit

Color Space

4:2:2 YUV

HDMI Input Resolutions for Computers

720 x 480i 59.94Hz, 720 x 576i 50Hz, 1280 x 720p 59.94Hz 50Hz and 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 and 1920 x1080i 50 and 59.94Hz 60Hz.

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

Processing Delay

6 Lines.

Audio Mixer

10 input x 2 channel mixer.
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video.
Level and Peak metering.
Master gain control. Headphone output level control with separate mix of Program, Talkback and Sidetone.

Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers


Downstream Keyers


Chroma Keyers


Linear/Luma Keyers


Talkback Support

Built in, uses aviation headset.

Mix Minus Support

Yes, on 4 camera PGM outputs.

Transition Keyer (Stinger/DVE)

DVE only.

Total Number of Layers


Pattern Generators


Color Generators


DVE with 3D Borders & Drop Shadow



Minimum monitor resolution of  1366 x 768.

Number of Windows

1 x 10

Routable Windows

8 routable and 2 fixed for Program and Preview.


Red for program and green for preview indication.

Tally Output

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

Windows Source Labels


Multi View Monitoring
Multi View Monitoring

1 x 10 Views.

Multi View Video Standard


Media Player
Media Players

2, with non volatile flash memory.


Fill and key for each Media Player.

Media Pool Still Image Capacity

20 with fill and key.

Media Pool Clip Capacity


Media Player Clip Length in 720 HD


Media Player Clip Length in 1080 HD
Media Player Clip Length in Ultra HD


Media Pool Still Image Format


Media Pool Video File Format


Media Pool Audio File Format


Control Panel

Built in control panel. Software control panel included. Supports optional broadcast panel.

Control Panel Connection

Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network. Also used for updating the software.

Control Panel Compatibilty

Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.

Control Panel Included

ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.10 Yosemite, Mac 10.11 El Capitan or later and Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64‑bit.

Software Updates

Using USB connection directly connected to Mac 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.

Operating Systems
Mac iconMac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows IconWindows 8.1 and 10.
Power Requirements
Power Supply

1 x internal 100 – 240V AC

Power Usage



SmartScope Duo 4K

SDI Video Input

Automatically switches between SD, HD and 6G-SDI. Reclocked loop through output.

SDI Video Output

1 x 10 bit loop through SD, HD and
6G-SDI switchable.

SDI Audio Input

16 channels embedded in SD, HD and UHD.

SDI Audio Output

16 channels embedded in SD, HD and UHD.

Multi Rate Support

Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 6G-SDI.


9-pin D connector

SmartScope Duo 4K

SD Format Support

525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL

HD Format Support

720p50, 59.94, 60
1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
1080PsF23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
1080i50, 59.94, 60

2K Format Support

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF

Ultra HD Format Support

2160p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M Level B and SMPTE 425M.

Audio Sampling

Television sample rate of 48KHz

Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4

Color Precision


Color Space


Computer Interface

USB 2.0 for software updates and Ethernet for configuration

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.


Luminance Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, YUV Parade, Histogram, Audio phase and level.

Software Included

Configuration utility for MAC and Windows.

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included firmware updater software.

Physical Installation


Operating Systems
Mac iconMac 10.12 Sierra,
Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later.
Windows IconWindows 8.1 and 10.
Power Requirements
Power Supply

12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

Power Consumption

< 20 Watts

Operational Voltage Range

12V – 15V