Live Design has named its top products of the past year again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2016-2017 Products Of The Year.
The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD is the first live production switcher designed for both broadcasters and AV professionals. It includes four SDI and four HDMI inputs so you can connect up to eight sources, and it supports all formats up to 1080p60 and is packed with high end broadcast features. “Blackmagic Design takes an amazing switch product and elevates it to a new level with the new ATEM HD Switcher,” one of our judges notes. Now featuring an onboard preview screen, a must for quick evaluation, with robust and satisfyingly clicky I/O buttons, the switch is an astonishingly priced, completely professional solution for flexible signal path expansion at a price even regional theatre will be happy with.
Products of the year will be presented along with the Live Design Achievement Awards and the tenth annual Excellence in Live Design Awards during a ceremony, sponsored by GLP and Meyer Sound, on June 12 in New York.