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    Boston University Installs Blackmagic Design

    June 16, 2011, 10:55 am
    Milpitas, CA – June 15, 2011 – 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. ATEM retails
    for only US$2,495.



    Press Photography



    Product photos of ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and all other Blackmagic



    Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.



    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 EmmyѢ 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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