In our previous coverage of Project Alpha’s live sci-fi series “Orbital Redux”, we interviewed director and writer Steven Calcote. This time we’re going behind the show’s switcher, the Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, with Associate Producer and operator Griffin Davis to see how he edits the show live, deals with at least eight cameras and much more.
The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is a professional hardware panel for precisely controlling your ATEM switcher. Featuring the latest broadcast technology, the ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel has a built in LCD, high quality sculpted buttons with customizable color backlighting, a professional joystick, smooth weighted T-bar fader and more. The M/E controls also feature dynamic screens below the buttons with customizable labels that change color to indicate status. You also get powerful shift buttons that allow you to control a second layer of the panel for access to a further 10 inputs. The compact size and durable design of the ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel fits in a standard equipment rack, making it perfect for portable broadcast vans and fly away kits.
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For more on ‘Orbital Redux’, be sure to visit ProjectAlpha.com.
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