The Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K is a high end switcher featuring all SDI inputs, so it's designed specifically for broadcasters and professionals who are building all SDI based systems.
This new model includes features such as 10 independent 6G-SDI inputs each with frame sync, built in DVE with zoom, scale and rotate, 4 upstream chroma keyers, 3 independent aux outputs with front panel control and a larger media pool that holds both still frame graphics as well as motion video clips.
The built in 6G-SDI and HDMI connections allow Ultra HD connections with a single cable, however those SDI and HDMI connections instantly switch between SD and HD as well. So even if you don't ever think your going to need Ultra HD, this switcher will still have amazing features when used in regular SD and HD live production. Of course you can then switch to Ultra HD in the future any time you need.
One of the most exciting features is the built in DVE. You get full position, resize, scale and rotation of any live video source so you can position graphics, use it for picture in picture effects and it's great for DVE transitions. The DVE works also with the media pool so you can call up graphics and do stringer transitions with audio.
The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K features a much larger media pool with 32 RGBA still frame graphics plus 180 frames of clips in Ultra HD or when switched to 1080p or 1080i video formats the media pool allows 720 frames of full motion clips.