• ATEM FAQs


    Can I use a computer as an HDMI video source on the ATEM switchers?

    Yes you can, but there are a few things you'll want to check.

    If you’re plugging in a computer to the HDMI inputs of the ATEM switcher, be sure that the monitor settings on the computer are set to the correct resolution and frame rate. If you’re using 1080i video, then your monitor needs to be 1920 x 1080 resolution. If you’re running 720p on your switcher, then your monitor needs to be set to 1280 x 720 in resolution. If you are using NTSC then your monitor needs to be 720 x 486. If you are using PAL then your monitor needs to be set to 720 x 576. The frame rate also needs to match your ATEM setting.

    Additionally, the ATEM switchers operate in a YUV color space. Many computers output an RGB color space. You will want to ensure that your computer output is YUV otherwise you may see incorrect colors displayed through the ATEM.

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