Atem output video standard

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Sealord

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Atem output video standard

PostMon Oct 26, 2020 10:26 pm

I appear to get different video standards from the multiview output and final output HDMI sockets of my Atem 4k Production Switcher. Is this normal? How do you change either standard?
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Re: Atem output video standard

PostWed Oct 28, 2020 2:01 am

Yes, only the ATEM Broadcast Studio 4K and ATEM Constellation 8K switchers have configurable multiview video standards. The other ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers are limited to HD multiview output, which will generally be 1080i50 or 1080i5994 depending on whether PAL (25/50 Hz) or NTSC (29.97/59.94 Hz) frame rates are being used for the video standard.

The video standard and multiview settings are described on page 64 of the ATEM manual:
https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... 4364410000
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Re: Atem output video standard

PostWed Oct 28, 2020 7:31 pm

Thanks again, Dave.
So once I have set the video standard for Inputs, there is nothing I can do to alter the output standard for the multiview (which is fixed at 1080i59.94) or "down convert video standard" (variously set at 1080i59.94 or 1080p59.94 according to what the input video standard is set to). The reason those options exist is because the control software applies to many different BMD products, on some of which these parameters are user controlled, but not on the Production Switcher 4k, so in my case they are fixed and the option to alter them is greyed out. Understood.
Also, it should not matter to me what the mulitview standard is fixed at, since I will be using a simple TV or similar monitor to show the multiview and only anyway to assist in switching, so 1080i60 is fine for this. The down convert standard is something to do with SDi outputs which I am not using. It does not affect HDMI, so I don't need to worry about that either.
I still have a problem, which I think I had better post as another question, but I'd still be grateful for your help.
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Re: Atem output video standard

PostWed Oct 28, 2020 7:47 pm

Actually, while drafting the next question, I'm fairly sure I have answered it myself.
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Re: Atem output video standard

PostSat Apr 10, 2021 1:37 pm

Hello,
Is it possible to output 4K to one multiview monitor and HD to another at the same time with the Atem Pro 4k studio switcher?

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