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Boston University Installs Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and Broadcast Panel

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Blackmagic Design today announced that Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) is using Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel in their Production and Journalism studios.

The studios are extensively used by hundreds of students and faculty in both course and extracurricular applications, specifically butv10 and butv10.com, the University’s student produced campus channel and website. In addition, numerous production professionals in the Greater Boston area rent the facilities.

The ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and Broadcast Panel are at the heart of COM’s two full production studios. They are being used for everything from butv10’s live programming to the seven other studio based series in production, including the 2011 Telly Award winning On That Point. “The ATEM products allow us greater dexterity in our production capability,” said Assistant Professor Christophor Cavalieri, butv10’s faculty advisor. “They are great tools to train the next generation of multi camera production professionals.”

The transition to the ATEM hardware was seamless, with students and technical staffers completing production of weekly shows and other major projects after a single training session. COM’s Post Production Specialist Jake Kassen explained, “These studios are professional environments outfitted with top of the line equipment, which now includes a fully functional switcher and panel that are simple enough to both learn and teach.”

He continued, “The ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher’s numerous inputs and outputs allow users to customize their workflows, and the Broadcast Panel is so intuitive, it takes the hands on learning experience to new heights.” Students from around the country attending this summer’s Academy of Media Production (AMP) program at COM will be working with ATEM. AMP is a nationally acclaimed program for high school students interested in exploring educational and professional opportunities in media production. Kassen added, “As we prepare for the Academy of Media Production, we know we selected the right quality equipment to give these young students the best production experience possible.”

About ATEM

Empower live creativity with the new ATEM product switchers! For the first time extremely powerful broadcast grade features, incredibly small size and low cost have been designed in a live production switcher! ATEM production switchers include 4 upstream keyers each with independent chroma, shaped and linear keying, 2 downstream keyers, stinger effects, graphic wipes, media players for stills and clips and a built in DVE for amazing DVE transitions or key repositioning. For portable use, the built in Multi View showing all cameras, preview and program can be viewed on a single SDI or HDMI monitor.

ATEM also includes loads of HDMI and SDI inputs allowing both professional SDI cameras as well as consumer HDMI cameras and computers to be connected. Only ATEM allows low cost HDMI consumer cameras in a professional switcher so it’s easy for customers starting out in live production! ATEM includes a free software control panel and media pool management software for Mac OS X and Windows XP. ATEM is sold independently of the hardware control panel allowing lower initial cost and greater customization.

About Boston University

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) specializes in Film and Television, Journalism, Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. With more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, COM integrates a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. COM’s faculty is a blend of traditional academicians and widely experienced professionals. For more information, please check www.bu.edu/com.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, 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 DaVinci Emmy™ award winning 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, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.

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How to install a BlackMagic Intensity Pro


This is a basic Howto tutorial for setting up and using the Black Magic Intensity Pro capture card. It is a $200 hardware, and records HDMI or component signals. It has HDMI inputs and outputs, as well as a breaker cable for Component inputs and outputs, allowing you to record and play on your TV at the same time.

This video shows the basics of installing the Black Magic card into your computer and how to set it up using Component cables. If you aren’t sure you have open PCIe ports, first, USE GOOGLE IMAGES to search what PCIe ports look like. Second, OPEN UP YOUR COMPUTER, and see if any of them are available. Any size PCIe port will work with the Black Magic.

This capture card is the internal version of Intensity Pro. It requires an open PCIexpress port, and works in any size PCIexpress. If you have an x58 based motherboard with True USB 3.0, you can use the Intensity Shuttle. The Shuttle is EXACTLY like the Intensity Pro, but is completely external and because of that is easier to set up. To check if you have USB 3.0, look for a blue USB port. As for checking if you have an x58 based motherboard, check your system specs or look on the box of your motherboard.

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Blackmagic Design Announce New Products

Blackmagic Design have announced a whole slew of new products at NAB 2011.

BlackMagic UltraStudio 3D – SDI, HDMI and Analog CapturePre-order!


UltraStudio 3D features full resolution dual stream 3D support, 12 bit hardware architecture, dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, support for up to 1080p60 in SDI and component analog and HDMI 1.4a connections, as well as full SD, HD and 2K support.

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BlackMagic UltraStudio SDI 10 bit SDI capture and playback with USB 3.0Pre-order!


UltraStudio SDI includes SDI capture and playback, as well as a built in HDMI 1.4 output for low cost local monitoring using a low cost television as a broadcast monitor.

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BlackMagic HyperDeck Shuttle SDI & HDMI uncompressed recorderPre-order!


an exciting new disk recorder that captures uncompressed 10 bit SDI or HDMI video onto Solid State Disks (SSDs). HyperDeck Shuttle is a compact and portable design that’s battery powered so it’s designed for recording high quality on location shoots, or for use as a deck with live production switchers.

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BlackMagic SmartView Duo 8″ LCD Rack MonitorPre-order!


SmartView Duo features two large 8 inch LCD screens in a compact rack mount design that’s less than an inch thick. SmartView Duo handles all SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video standards, and all screens can be remotely adjusted via your Ethernet network.

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BlackMagic DeckLink 4K – SD HD, 2K and 4K SDI PCIe CardPre-order!


DeckLink 4K, a new 3 Gb/s Quad Link SDI capture card that supports SD, HD, 3 Gb/s HD, 2K and 4K capture and playback using a single PCI Express slot for

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BlackMagic Decklink Quad 4 SDI I/O PCIe CardPre-order!


DeckLink Quad includes 4 SDI inputs and 4 SDI outputs that can be switched between SD and HD video formats. Each SDI input and output is completely independent, and handled via a completely separate processing core.

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BlackMagic Design Videohub iPad App

Control your Videohub broadcast SDI routers from your iPad!

Videohub Control uses a familiar push button interface that’s fast and easy to use. Simply tap a destination button to show the connected source, and then change sources by pushing any of the source buttons! If you want to lock a destination, then double tap! For more destination and source buttons, just swipe!

Installation is simple, and all you need to do is select Videohub in your iPad settings to enter the IP address for your Videohub router. Be sure your iPad is on a wireless network that has access to your Videohub router first! To configure each interface button, just press and hold to select source numbers and icons.

Download the app here
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How to Record Using Your Blackmagic Intensity Pro

Install and configure your Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Install your Blackmagic Intensity Pro into any PCI express slot on your motherboard. Boot your computer into Windows/Mac OS/Linux and run the installer on the Blackmagic CD that came with your Intensity Pro. Once that’s finished, download the latest drivers for your Intensity Pro from here.

Plug in the device you want to capture from (video camera, Xbox, etc) and open the Windows Control Panel and click the Intensity Icon.

Blackmagic Intensity Pro Control Panel

Blackmagic Intensity Pro Control Panel



Select your input connection type using the Set Input dropdown box (usually Component & Analog RCA Audio, Y, R-Y, B-Y Video & Analog RCA Audio or HDMI).


Capture Video from your Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Open Blackmagic Media Express, open the Capture tab and go to Edit -> Preferences.


Blackmagic Media Express Settings

Blackmagic Media Express Preferences Screen



Change Video format to match the format of the device you are recording from. For Xbox 360 users, here are the instructions on how to find out/set the video format for your Xbox. Change any other settings you feel necessary (compression of some kind is highly recommended, otherwise you may fill your hard-drive’s free space very quickly!), enter a filename for your output video, and click the OK button.

Turn on the device you are capturing from, and on your PC/Mac, click the black screen. You should now see the device’s output on your computer monitor. To record, press the Rec button, and to stop recording, press the Stop button.

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