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Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Extreme ISO Switcher

  • 8-Channel 3G-SDI Live Streaming Switcher
  • Supports up to 1080p60
  • RTMP Streaming via Ethernet or USB-C
  • Record Program Out and Individual Inputs
  • 11-Input, 2-Channel Audio Mixer
  • Input Frame Rate and Format Converter
  • Re-Sync on All 3G-SDI Inputs
  • HD Multiview Output with up to 16 Views
  • Local and Software Switching
  • 4 x Upstream, 2 x Downstream Keyers


Extreme ISO 

Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI is a feature-rich 8-input live production switcher designed for live streaming. Here’s a breakdown of its key capabilities 

Advanced Live Streaming:

Supports live streaming to various platforms such as YouTube, Facebook Live, Skype, Twitch, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams using RTMP protocols.

ISO Recording:

The “ISO” label indicates the ability to individually record each of the eight input videos as MP4 files, along with the program output. Automatically generates a DaVinci Resolve project file for post-production adjustments.

Inputs and Format Support:

Eight independent 3G-SDI inputs supporting popular HD signals up to 1080p60. Frame rate and format converters for each input, supporting seamless switching between various cameras, game consoles, and computer feeds.Re-syncing capability for maintaining synchronization.

Control Interface:

Front panel with user-friendly buttons for selecting sources, video effects, transitions, and audio controls. The control surface allows real-time switching, effects, color grading, and keying.CCU functions for controlling Blackmagic Studio and URSA Mini/Broadcast/Micro Studio cameras.

Keying and Effects:

Supports up to nine layers with four upstream and two downstream keyers.Four chroma keyers, four linear keyers, and two DVE with borders and drop shadow.Five pattern generators and two color generators for creative effects.

Multiview Monitoring:

Configurable 3G-SDI outputs for multiview with up to 16 views, including program, preview, inputs, SuperSource, clean feed, media player, streaming status, recording status, and audio meters.

Media Pool:

Stores up to 20 images with fill and key.Supports popular image formats such as PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG, and TIFF.


Compatible with ATEM Software Control Panel and ATEM 1 M/E, 2 M/E, and 4 M/E Advanced Panels.Integration with Blackmagic’s Videohub Hardware Panel Setup utility for routing sources to destinations.


Supports recording to multiple disks via a USB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock.

DaVinci Resolve Integration:

Saves a DaVinci Resolve project file for easy post-production editing.Allows adjustments and color correction using DaVinci Resolve’s capabilities.

Video Effects:

Professional production values with built-in video effects, including cut, mix, dip, wipe, and DVE transitions.Duration buttons for customizable effect timings.


Two independent 3.5mm stereo audio inputs for microphones or music players.Fairlight audio mixer with all SDI inputs and both microphone inputs.ATEM Mini Extreme includes a headphone output.

Broadcast Features:

The advanced broadcast features are accessible when connected to a Mac or Windows computer running the ATEM Software Control app.

Available M/E Layers
9 M/E
Effect Types
DVE, Transition, Chroma Key, Luma Key
5 x Pattern
2 x Color
Audio Mixing
2-Channel Mixing
Switching Type
IR Remote, Pushbutton, Software
Number of Video Input Sources
Video Inputs
8 x BNC (3G-SDI)
Input Video Format
SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i at 56/59.94/60 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
Audio Inputs
2 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Female
Input Audio Format
Embedded Audio Input
SDI: 2-Channel (per Input)
Video Output Channels
Video Outputs
4 x BNC (3G-SDI) (Program)
2 x USB-C
Output Video Format
SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
USB-C (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
Audio Outputs
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Analog
Output Audio Format
Embedded Audio Output
SDI: 2-Channel (per Output)
Multiview Output
Other I/O
1 x RJ45 Control Input/Output
HDCP Support
IP Video
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 50p, 59.94p, 60p Encoding
OS Compatibility
macOS 11
macOS 12 or Later
Windows 10
Windows 11
*As of July, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power I/O
1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Power Consumption
Device: 36 W
Operating Temperature
37 to 72°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
14.56 x 5.94 x 1.56″ / 36.98 x 15.09 x 3.96 cm
3.13 lb / 1.42 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.1 x 10.7 x 2.6″



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