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Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro | 4 HDMI input live production switcher with the ability to record to USB flash disks and direct live stream via Ethernet

Blackmagic Design

ATEM Mini Pro

4 HDMI input live production switcher with the ability to record to USB flash disks and direct live stream via Ethernet


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  • 4 HDMI input live production switcher
  • Record direct to USB flash disks in H.264
  • Direct streaming via Ethernet to YouTube Live, Facebook, Twitch and many more
  • Includes a professional multiview that lets you see all 4 video inputs, plus preview and program on a single HDMI television or monitor
  • Front panel control
  • Easy to use design
  • 4 standards converted HDMI inputs
  • USB webcam out & HDMI out
  • Includes free ATEM Software Control Panel
  • DVE for Picture in Picture, Transitions and Effects
  • Includes the upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma Key plus an additional downstream linear key

Introducing low cost, multi camera, live production with advanced broadcast features

ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom. Simply connect ATEM Mini and you can switch live between 4 high quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. Or connect a computer for PowerPoint slides or gaming consoles. The built in DVE allows exciting picture in picture effects, perfect for commentary. There are loads of video effects too. All ATEM Mini models have USB that works like a webcam so you can use any streaming software while the ATEM Mini Pro model adds live streaming and recording to USB disks. ATEM Mini even has secret broadcast features built in so it can do high end work.

Faster Video Production Plus Live Streaming

Live production is the fastest way to complete a finished program, plus you can stream it to a live global audience via YouTube at the same time. The USB webcam output of ATEM Mini connects to any computer and looks just like a built in webcam, so all streaming software for social media platforms work. With up to 4 HDMI inputs you can set up multiple camera angles such as wide shots along with independent close ups of each person in the performance. Or you can connect to a computer with a PowerPoint slide show, video clip playback, websites or gaming consoles. All switching is in real time so you can live stream to any social media platform such as YouTube, Facebook, TwitchTV and many more.

Self Contained Broadcast Quality Switcher

ATEM Mini’s compact all in one design includes both a control panel as well as connections. The front panel includes easy to use buttons for selecting sources, video effects and transitions. The source buttons are large so it’s possible to use it by feel, letting the presenter do the switching. You even get buttons for audio mixing. On the ATEM Mini Pro model you also get buttons for record and streaming control as well as output selection buttons that let you change the video output between cameras, program and multiview. On the rear panel there are HDMI connections for cameras or computers, extra microphone inputs, USB for webcam out plus an HDMI "aux" output for program video.

ATEM Mini Pro

This model includes all the features found in ATEM Mini, plus more. You get recording direct to USB flash disks in H.264 plus direct streaming via the Ethernet to YouTube Live and more. There's also a multiview with 4 cameras, media, preview and program plus status of recording, streaming and audio.

Easy to Use and Fast to Learn

There's never been a switcher that’s easier to use, as you simply press any of the input buttons labelled 1 to 4 on the front panel to cut between video sources. You can choose between cut or effects transitions by selecting the cut or auto buttons. Unlike cut, the auto button tells ATEM Mini to use a video effect when switching inputs. You can select from exciting transitions such as dissolve, or more dramatic effects such as dip to colour, DVE squeeze and DVE push. The DVE is perfect for picture in picture effects and you can instantly set up different picture positions. There is even a still store for titles and graphics accessible via external software control.

Stream Live Interviews

ATEM Mini is perfect for interviews as you can connect multiple cameras for close ups of the host, or interviewee, as well as wide shots plus ATEM Mini is so small the host can even switch in small studios. You can record via the HDMI output or live stream using Open Broadcaster software.

Business Presentations via Skype

Get dramatically better business presentations on Skype because ATEM Mini makes Skype see it as a webcam, so you can select it in the Skype settings. One camera can be a close up, another for a wide shot and a computer for PowerPoint presentations. The presenter can even use picture in picture.

Live Stream eSport Competitions

Live stream eSport competitions to Twitch by simply connecting multiple gaming consoles and a camera for a presenter. ATEM Mini operates up to 60 frames per second for fast gameplay and you can use picture in picture for commentary. You can even download titles from Photoshop.

Kickstarter and Investor Updates

Raise the professionalism of Kickstarter or investor presentations to fund your new product idea. Connect a camera for the presenter, a camera for a product close up and a computer for business plan slides. Then present live via Skype or Zoom and even post recordings online for investors to view later.

Education and Training

ATEM Mini is perfect for educational videos. Setup is fast and easy, so you can travel to locations and record live multi camera video productions on a wide range of educational topics. Connect computers and cameras and use the ATEM Software Panel to load titles and perform video effects.

Connect up to 4 Independent Cameras

With 4 independent HDMI inputs, you can connect up to 4 high quality video cameras. Video cameras with HDMI outputs are dramatically better quality than simple webcams as they use higher quality lenses and have better low light sensitivity. All video sources will re‑sync to the switcher if they operate at different video standards so you don't have to worry about connecting video devices as they all just work. Cameras with HDMI often support interchangeable lenses so you can change to wide angle lenses for wide shots and zoom lenses for close‑ups. Imagine taking advantage of the low light capability of better cameras for theater production, weddings, school concerts and music videos.

Outputs to HDMI Video and USB Webcam

To ensure maximum compatibility, ATEM Mini features a USB connection that operates as a simple webcam source. That means you can plug in and instantly get working with any video software. The software is tricked into thinking the ATEM Mini is a common webcam, but it's really a live production switcher. That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality. Choose any software you like, such as Open Broadcaster for live streaming, or Skype for Powerpoint presentations. ATEM Mini works with software and platforms such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Skype, Zoom, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Wirecast and more.

Live Stream via Ethernet on ATEM Mini Pro

The ATEM Mini Pro model has a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via its built in Ethernet connection. That means you can live stream to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch in better quality, without dropped frames and with much simpler settings. Just select the streaming service and enter the streaming key. There are palettes in ATEM Software Control for streaming setup and status, plus streaming status is also displayed in the multiview. Streaming status is easy to understand as the data rate indicator shows internet speed required for the video format you're using. If you're technically minded, you can even hack the detailed streaming profiles in the XML preference file and load new services.

Record Direct to USB Flash Disks with ATEM Mini Pro

The ATEM Mini Pro model also supports direct recording of your streaming data to USB flash disks. That means you get very long recordings in the same H.264 video files with AAC audio that you streamed, so you can direct upload to any online video site, such as YouTube and Vimeo. ATEM Mini Pro supports multiple disks when used with a USB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock, so when a disk fills recording can continue to a second disk for non-stop recording. Record settings and disk selection are set up in ATEM Software Control and there's a record status view in the built in multiview. You can even trigger recording on external Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras.

Add Exciting Video Effects

One of the benefits of ATEM Mini is the professional production values that are possible using the range of built in video effects. The cut button ensures an instant cut when switching between sources. The auto button is a professional term that's used on large broadcast switchers to enable video effects transitions. There are duration buttons for video effects allowing 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 second settings. You can also select the type of effect you want including mix, which does a smooth transition between sources, and dip which fades via a colour during the transition. Or use fun DVE effects that move the image off screen when transitioning between sources.

Work with Professional Microphones

With two independent 3.5mm stereo audio inputs, you can connect desktop and lapel microphones. You can even connect a music player to generate introduction music after the live stream commences but before the program starts. With 2 extra stereo audio inputs, you can ensure a host and guest both have lapel microphones when doing interviews. All audio inputs to ATEM Mini include buttons on the panel for adjusting audio level and enabling inputs into the audio mixer. ATEM Mini features a full Fairlight audio mixer and all HDMI audio inputs and both microphone inputs are all connected separately to the audio mixer so you can live mix from all audio sources.

Automatically Converts Any HDMI Input Format

Each of the 4 HDMI inputs feature their own dedicated standards converter. That means ATEM Mini will automatically convert 1080p, 1080i and 720p sources to the video standard of the switcher. By default the switcher will set its video format automatically, however you can also set the switcher to a specific video standard you need. The HDMI output is a true "aux" output so you can clean switch each HDMI input or program to this output. You can even "direct" switch input 1 to the HDMI output for low latency eSport productions. If you're using program/preview switching, the HDMI out can be selected to preview, or on the ATEM Mini Pro model, it can be selected to display a full multiview.

Secret Broadcast Features Built In

While ATEM Mini is easy to use, it's also hiding very powerful broadcast features. If you're interested in a career in the television industry, then ATEM Mini is perfect for training as it has the same features as switchers in high end broadcast studios. You get an ATEM Advanced Chroma Key, Fairlight audio mixer, DVE, still store for graphics and much more. Simply run the free ATEM Software Control app on Mac or Windows while connected via USB or Ethernet to access the extended features of the ATEM Mini. With a little experimentation you can learn how to produce broadcast quality live production. Only ATEM Mini is a true broadcast switcher hidden in a tiny and affordable design.

Includes Free ATEM Software Control Panel

The ATEM Software Control app unlocks the hidden power of ATEM Mini and allows access to every feature in the switcher. ATEM Software Control features a visual switcher user interface with parameter palettes for making quick adjustments. Although you can normally connect via USB, if you connect using Ethernet it's possible for multiple users to connect to ATEM Mini using separate copies of ATEM Software Control on different computers. The software lets you access full audio mixing with effects, load still frames and even do advanced macro programming. You can even save the switcher state as an XML file. If you need clip playback, you can even control HyperDeck disk recorders via Ethernet.

  • DVE for Picture in Picture, Transitions and Effects

One of the most exciting features on ATEM Mini is the digital video effects processor, commonly referred to as a "DVE", that allows picture in picture effects and crazy DVE transitions. The DVE lets you create professional picture in picture effects with customizable 3D borders, shadows and lighting. The image quality is the same as high end ATEM switcher models and the DVE supports position, resize and scale, all in real time. The DVE can also be used to create amazing transitions with 16 different DVE squeeze and DVE push effects for adding excitement to your programming. The DVE features a "fly key" so you can use it with custom graphics to create graphic wipe transitions.

Professional Broadcast Transitions ATEM Mini includes a wide range of broadcast quality HD native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe and more. All transitions can be customized by adjusting parameters such as duration, border colour, border width, position and direction. You can also use the DVE in transitions, allowing a graphic to be moved over the wipe edge which is called a graphic wipe, and is used in sports programming. To eliminate errors, ATEM Mini has a preview transition feature so you can check your transitions before putting them to air.

Built-in Graphics with Photoshop Plug-In

The built in "media pool" allows the loading of up to 20 separate broadcast quality RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates and logos. The media player is used to output the selected image so it appears as an extra internal video source for use in graphics and titles. You can even use still frames for complex effects such as graphic wipes. ATEM Mini can even grab stills from the video output and add them to the internal media pool. Graphics can be loaded via ATEM Software Control or downloaded directly from Photoshop using the ATEM Photoshop plug-in. The Photoshop Plug-in is perfect for graphics that change often, such as scoreboards, as you can download directly into the media player.

Includes New ATEM Advanced Chroma Key

For news or on-set presentation work, ATEM Mini is perfect as it has an upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma Key plus an additional downstream linear keyer. The chroma keyer is incredibly powerful and features a colour picker to sample background colours for automatic generation of the key parameters. You get precise controls for edge and flare, and there is even a foreground colour corrector so you can match the foreground and background layers for seamless compositions. The keyer can also be used for pattern and DVE keying. You can even use it for title overlays by creating graphics with a green or blue background and the keyer will knock out the green and make the background transparent.

True Broadcast Style Mix Effects Switching

Although ATEM Mini works in "cut bus" mode when first purchased, it can also be changed to "program/preview" style operation, which is the way large broadcasters use live production switchers. Cut bus switching is easy and selecting any input will instantly switch to that source. However if you want to operate ATEM Mini like a true professional then you can change the switcher to program/preview using ATEM Software Control. Mix effects operation allows a source to be selected but it won't be put on air until you press the cut or auto buttons. That 2 step program/preview process means fewer mistakes. Program/preview operation is best for training students for a career in broadcast.

Monitor Sources and Status with ATEM Mini Pro Multiview

When doing larger live productions with multiple cameras, it’s very useful to see all your video sources at the same time on a single monitor. The ATEM Mini Pro model includes a professional multiview that lets you see all 4 video inputs, plus preview and program on a single HDMI television or monitor. Simply select M/V on the front panel video output control buttons to select multiview. Each camera view includes tally indicators so you know when each source is on-air, and each view also has custom labels and audio meters. You can also see the media player so you know what graphic is selected. Plus multiview even includes status for recording, streaming and the Fairlight audio mixer.

Built In Audio Mixer with 6 Band EQ, Compressor and Limiter

With a built in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Mini makes it possible to do complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer features a total of 12 channels so you can mix audio from all sources. That’s audio from all HDMI sources and the 2 stereo mic inputs. Each input channel features the highest quality 6 band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning. You can even set up the software to auto mix between inputs as you switch "AFV" or to live mix multiple sources together all at once. All this audio power can be controlled via ATEM Software Control, or you can add a Mackie compatible panel or even a massive Fairlight Audio Console.

Use Ethernet Control for Wireless Internet Streaming

ATEM Software Control connects to ATEM Mini via USB or Ethernet, however the benefit of Ethernet is you can use it to share your computer's internet connection for streaming on the ATEM Mini Pro model. Simply connect ATEM Mini Pro via Ethernet and set your computer to share its internet. Using Ethernet is easy, and when launching the software, just select the ATEM Mini model. If you are streaming on ATEM Mini Pro, also set your computer to share its internet. Now you get both control and streaming via the single Ethernet cable. This provides amazing mobility as you can connect your computer to the internet using wireless connections such as WiFi or even 4G and 5G tethered phones.

Control and Colour Balance Cameras

For a more broadcast style workflow, you can remote control your cameras from ATEM Mini. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models can work as studio cameras with control sent via the HDMI connection to ATEM Mini. That means you can control the camera settings as well as the camera’s colour corrector from ATEM Software Control. Imagine changing ISO and tint, plus lens iris, focus and zoom, so camera operators can focus on the shot. There are two types of control interface, CCU layout for traditional tint colour control and a DaVinci colour corrector interface allowing the camera’s built in DaVinci colour corrector to add incredible digital film "looks" to your live production.

Develop Custom Remote Control Solutions

The Ethernet connection also allows customized control solutions. Even though ATEM Mini includes ATEM Software Control, you can use the Ethernet to control the ATEM remotely, anywhere in the world. A popular workflow is to use the Ethernet to allow the ATEM Mini to be positioned near the HDMI cameras, but the control is positioned remotely in a quieter space, such as a control room. Imagine using the switcher from a control room and building a professional broadcasting studio where the control room can be separated away from the performance or interviews. Ethernet allows you to add as many panels as you like all at the same time, or you can build custom solutions using the developer SDK.

Record to an External HyperDeck Recorder

The HDMI program output is perfect for connecting ATEM Mini to an external recorder or monitor. ATEM Mini supports recorders such as Blackmagic Video Assist. You get a high quality output with switcher program video, plus live audio from the internal audio mixer. The HDMI output can even be connected to video projectors in large venues. If you connect ATEM Software Control you can even ISO record from one of the inputs. Plus on the more advanced ATEM Mini Pro model you can generate multiple formats by recording from the HDMI program output in ProRes while simultaneously recording the H.264 video stream to a USB flash disk.

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What is the auto detect mode in the video format settings?

All ATEM Mini models automatically set the program output to match the format and frame rate of the number 1 video input signal it detects. This eliminates the need to select the video standard for the switcher because the ATEM Mini will do it for you. All you need to do is connect your camera to input 1 and the ATEM Mini will follow its video standard. Any other inputs will then be converted to the ATEM Mini's video standard, which is automatically set to the video standard of the camera plugged into input 1. Of course, you can always select a specific video standard manually in the ATEM Mini settings if you choose.

Do all my video sources need to be the same video format?

ATEM Mini Pro features built in video conversion on every input. This means that all video inputs, in any HD format such as 720p, 1080i or 1080p can be connected and converted to the desired program output format. However, if the switcher is set to auto in the video format menu, it means the switcher won’t standards convert input 1, because it’s being used to set the video standard for the switcher and all other inputs will be standards converted if they are different.

Can I connect a PC or Mac to the HDMI inputs?

Yes, the HDMI inputs on ATEM Mini Pro work at all popular computer resolutions up to 60Hz.

Can the ATEM Mini Pro be bus powered via USB-C?

No. Supporting USB 3.0 allows ATEM Mini to work with a much wider range of computers for its webcam connection. However, USB 3.0 does not have enough power to run ATEM Mini Pro.

Can the ATEM Mini Pro be used without a computer?

Yes, ATEM Mini Pro can be used without a computer. It can be used as a standalone switcher, just by using the front panel buttons. This is why the panel includes audio mixer controls and it features the auto video format setting. Video will be output on the HDMI video output connection. Even the streaming setup and streaming key will be stored internally, so the ATEM Mini Pro can start streaming at any time, without a computer.

Are the audio inputs mic or line level?

Both analogue audio inputs are switchable between mic and line level.

Can I programme complex control sequences that can be replayed by the ATEM Mini Pro?

You can use the ATEM Control Software to create and recall macros. Macros and ATEM Mini Pro switcher states can be saved and loaded into other ATEM Mini Pros later or even bigger ATEM switcher models.

Does ATEM Mini Pro include a multiview?

ATEM Mini Pro includes a professional multiview that lets you see all 4 video inputs, plus preview and program on a single HDMI television or monitor. The built-in multiview also displays the media player and there are 3 status views that show streaming, disk recording and the audio mixer input levels and processing. The status views help you maintain awareness of your streaming and recording status on the same monitor as the camera views, so you can work with everything you need on the single monitor.

How can I preview my sources before switching?

Simply select the multiview to the HDMI output, then you can preview all of your sources, including the HDMI inputs and the media player, all on one screen. If you want to see a preview of a source before you bring it on air, you can change the ATEM Mini Pro switching style to program/preview in the ATEM Utility. ATEM Mini Pro even supports previewing a transition feature so you can see how a key or transition will look before performing it on air.

Is the software free?

Yes, the ATEM Software Control application is available free of charge and works on both Mac and Windows computers. ATEM Software Control can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design support page. With ATEM Mini Pro, you can simply use the ATEM Software Control on the computer that’s connected via USB. ATEM Software Control is normally used via Ethernet and it will also work with ATEM Mini Pro via Ethernet if you have multiple users. ATEM Mini Pro also works via USB so it can be launched without worrying about any network or Ethernet settings.

Can I use external USB-C disks to record from ATEM Mini Pro?

ATEM Mini Pro supports direct recording of your stream to external USB flash disks, thumb drives or even low cost spinning hard disks. The recordings are an exact duplicate of the H.264 video files with AAC audio that you are using for streaming, and the quality for recordings can be set in the streaming pallet in ATEM Software Control. This means all recorded files can be directly uploaded to sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. ATEM Mini Pro supports multiple USB disks so you can swap disks as you record for nonstop long form continuous recording. You can even use a 4 disk Blackmagic MultiDock for recording to multiple SSDs.

How do I stop/start recording to external USB-C disks?

There is a REC button on the front panel of ATEM Mini Pro to start or stop recording of program output to USB-C. Above the REC button is a disk status LED indicator which illuminates green if the current drive is formatted and ready to record, and red while recording. You can also start and stop recording in the ATEM Software Control Record Stream palette.

Can I check how much recording time I have remaining on my external USB-C disk?

The ATEM Mini Pro multiview has a dedicated recording view which displays current status when recording to external disks via USB-C. The recording indicator shows when disks are connected and recording, along with a duration counter that displays how long the current disk has been recording. Record status indicators display the name, available space and record time remaining. When two disks are connected, the indicator will illuminate red for the disk that is recording. 

Can I live stream via Ethernet on ATEM Mini Pro?

The ATEM Mini Pro model supports direct streaming to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch which use the RTMP streaming protocol. The streaming engine is built in and is optimized for streaming compression, so you get better first generation compression quality, smoother motion without dropped frames and the settings are much simpler. There is an XML file with additional settings that could be used to add other streaming services.

Even though streaming is built in, you can also use the USB as a webcam output if the USB connection is free, so you can use a computer to live stream via video conferencing apps such as Skype and Zoom, and streaming apps such as Wirecast.

Can I still use Wirecast, OBS or similar streaming software?

Yes, the new ATEM Mini Pro model still works with Wirecast, and other live streaming software just like the ATEM Mini model does using the USB connection. 

How do you monitor the streaming connection and quality?

The ATEM Mini Pro multiview has a streaming view display which shows on air status, broadcast data rate and the cache status. The streaming platform being broadcast is displayed in the bottom of the view for visual confirmation.

Can I adjust the quality of my stream to match available internet speed?

If you are bandwidth limited, then you can select from a range of streaming quality settings that best suits the speed of the available internet connection:

  • Streaming High which will stream and record at 6 to 9 Mb/s
  • Streaming Medium which will stream and record at 4.5 to 7 Mb/s
  • Streaming Low which will stream and record at 3 to 4.5 Mb/s

The default setting for the streaming quality is Streaming High 6 to 9 Mb/s, which gives very high-quality streaming. The two data rates for each streaming quality setting correspond to the selected frame rates (the lower data rate for 24p, 25p and 30p; higher data rates for 50p and 60p). For example, if you select Streaming High quality and are running at 1080p24 then it would use the 6 Mb/s data rate.

What are the data rates if I only want to record the program output via the USB-C?

If you are only recording, or you have more internet bandwidth and want higher quality, then there are three data rate settings based on the higher HyperDeck Studio Mini quality settings. These are a good quality data rate when you need broadcast quality streaming and recordings.

  • HyperDeck High which will stream and record at 45 to 70 Mb/s
  • HyperDeck Medium which will stream and record at 25 to 45 Mb/s
  • HyperDeck Low which will stream and record at 12 to 20 Mb/s

The data rate used by the quality setting will change depending on the video standard ATEM Mini Pro is running at. The lower number is used for the lower frame rates of 24p, 25p and 30p, while the higher data rates are used when you are running higher frame rates of 50p and 60p.

Can I record and live stream simultaneously?

Yes, you can live stream and record at the same time. The streaming quality setting will determine the quality of your recording. For example, if you set the streaming to Streaming Medium, then the recording will also be set to Streaming Medium automatically. This might result in recordings that are not as high as you like, so it might be better to choose a higher streaming quality if you want higher quality recordings. It’s best to experiment with settings to work out the best selection for quality. Lower frame rates also need less data, so you might want to switch ATEM Mini Pro down to a lower frame rate for better quality streaming and recording. The ATEM Mini Pro input converters will take care of converting any high frame rate HDMI inputs to the lower frame rate.

Am I able to use the USB-C port to record to a disk and still use the ATEM Software Control?

When your ATEM Mini Pro’s USB-C output is connected to an external disk for recording and you want to keep using ATEM Software Control, the USB connection will be busy, so you will need to connect your ATEM Mini Pro to your computer via Ethernet. This is quite easy, as you can connect a network cable direct between your computer and the ATEM Mini. The ATEM Software Control will display a dialog box asking you to select what ATEM Mini you want to connect to, and it will look down the Ethernet connection to find ATEM Minis automatically. Simply select the ATEM Mini Pro and it will connect. The advantage of using Ethernet for control is you can use your computer’s wireless internet for your live streams, so you get a mobile streaming studio.

Can the unit be battery powered?

Yes, all ATEM Mini models have DC inputs so can be powered from an external battery which is compatible with the power supply parameters of 12V 18W DC.

Is there frame synchronization on input?

Yes, in addition to having a Teranex scaler and standards converter on every single input, each input features frame synchronization so switching between sources will always be clean and you don't have to use broadcast video hardware with genlock inputs. Any HDMI source will work and it will be re-sync'ed and format converted all automatically.

Is the picture in picture function configurable?

Yes, although the control panel’s physical buttons will recall set positions for picture in picture (PiP), the ATEM Software Control allows you to freely resize, move and crop the overlay. Additionally, borders and shadows can be added and DVE moves can be applied with macros, exactly as on any other ATEM model.

Can ATEM Mini Pro be controlled by other hardware or third party software?

ATEM Mini Pro uses the standard ATEM control protocol so it can be controlled externally from devices such as an ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel. It can also control other devices such as a HyperDeck to trigger record or playback remotely. Some third party products will also work, however compatibility would need to be checked.

Can I create my own graphics and use them as graphics on the ATEM Mini Pro?

Yes, you can superimpose any graphic with alpha channel over the program output. This will allow you to use your own logos and graphics on your program output. You can store up to 20 still graphics inside the ATEM Mini Pro media pool.

Could the ATEM Mini Pro be used as a graphics inserter?

Yes, by loading the graphic with alpha channel into the ATEM Mini Pro media pool and then selecting it using the keyer, it will overlay that graphic onto live incoming video. If you use 2 HDMI sources for key and fill and the downstream key you can key live video overlays. You could even use a single HDMI source with a green background and an upstream chroma key to overlay on live video. Using the chroma key for graphics overlay is a simple way to create live animated titles.

What cable do I need to connect the ATEM Mini Pro to my computer?

ATEM Mini Pro has a USB-C connection for webcam output via a computer which is compatible with USB 3.0 connections so you can use USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB 3.0 cables to connect to computers. You can also use Ethernet with a direct cable between your computer and the ATEM Mini, or you can connect both your ATEM Mini and your computer via your regular Ethernet network.

Can you use the picture in picture and chroma keyer at the same time?

You can use one or the other. ATEM Mini Pro features a single upstream keyer that can be switched between either picture in picture (PiP) effects or chroma keying.

Which ATEM Mini should I choose: Mini, Pro or Pro ISO?

Blackmagic’s ATEM Mini range has now grown to three models: ATEM Mini: the live production mixer with streaming via a PC/Mac ATEM Mini Pro: the live production mixer with direct streaming and programme recording ATEM Mini Pro ISO: the live production mixer with direct streaming, recording of each HDMI input and programme recording As well as recording and RTMP streaming to YouTube, Facebook etc, the two Pro models introduce an intriguing direct streaming workflow – see below for details.

What's the best choice? ATEM Mini Pro or the TV Studio HD?

There is no doubting the success (and brilliance) of the ATEM Mini and ATEM Mini Pro from Blackmagic Design. Although there is no question about their strong feature set and remarkably low price, there is more to the ATEM range than the HDMI-based Mini models.

ATEM Mini Pro Video Overview | The most powerful HD switcher for live streaming?

Recently Blackmagic Design announced their latest addition to the ATEM family line-up, not with a completely re-designed model, but with a ‘Pro’ variation to their rather high-in-demand ATEM Mini. The Pro builds upon the success of its wallet friendly sibling, but adds some of the tools that the more experienced users would expect to see in professional live AV systems. 

What's the difference between the ATEM Mini and the ATEM Mini Pro

With the launch of the ATEM Mini Pro, Blackmagic extends its live HD mixing and streaming systems for social media creators, video producers and communicators. Here’s an overview of both products to enable you to make the right choice. (And if you're feeling curious, read our blog about why you should also weigh up the ATEM Television Studio HD).Considering the ATEM Mini Pro ISO? Click here!

Choosing the right Blackmagic Design ATEM for the job, now including the ATEM Mini Pro

Do you work in live production? Do you run a multi-camera set up? If so, you probably experience the same frustrations that we often come across – there are never enough inputs, never enough outputs, always the wrong sort of feed coming into the switcher... The Blackmagic ATEM line up is one of the biggest on the market so there’s likely to be a mixer that meets your needs. But how do you select the right one for you to give you what you require today and is ready for tomorrow’s challenges? When deciding what ATEM is going to work best for you, these are the main questions you’ll need to ask yourself:

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

What's new in ATEM 9.3.3

The following models have new features:

ATEM Constellation 8K:
  • Adds audio mapping.
  • Adds Colorspace and HDR Override selection.
  • Adds option for borderless Multiview.
  • Allows custom Multiview border colors.
  • Allows Multiview labels to be enabled / disabled individually.
  • Improves Multiview quality when used in interlaced modes.
  • General performance and stability updates.
Minimum System Requirements for macOS
  • macOS 14.0 Sonoma or later
  • macOS 13.0 Ventura
Minimum System Requirements for Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 11
Additional Information

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included "Third Party Licenses.rtf" document.

What's new in ATEM 9.3.1

Audio mapping for the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation 4K outputs.
  • General performance and stability updates.
Minimum System Requirements for macOS
  • macOS 14.0 Sonoma or later
  • macOS 13.0 Ventura
Minimum System Requirements for Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 11

What's new in ATEM 9.3

  • Support for the new ATEM Television Studio 4K8.
  • General performance and stability updates.
Minimum System Requirements for macOS
  • macOS 14.0 Sonoma or later
  • macOS 13.0 Ventura
Minimum System Requirements for Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 11
Additional Information

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included "Third Party Licenses.rtf" document.

What's new in ATEM 9.0.2

The following models have new features.

ATEM Television Studio HD8 ISO

  • MADI, XLR and RCA inputs enabled for ISO recording
  • General performance and stability updates

ATEM Television Studio HD8

  • General performance and stability updates

What's new in ATEM 8.9

This update adds the following features for the HyperDeck Extreme 4K HDR and the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR models.

  • Added support for the ATEM 2 M/E 30 and 40 button Advanced Panels.
  • Updated support for the ATEM 1 M/E and 2 M/E Broadcast Panels to enable compatibility with all current ATEM switchers.
  • Ukrainian and Polish language support added to all ATEM Advanced Panels.
  • f/32 lenses on cameras now supported on ATEM Camera Control Panel and ATEM Software Control.
  • General performance and stability updates

What's new in ATEM 8.7

  • Added support for the ATEM 1 M/E Constellation HD.
  • Added support for the ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD.
  • General performance and stability updates.

What's new in ATEM Switchers 8.6.4

This software update adds support for Apple Mac M1 models when used with ATEM switchers and panels.

The following models have new features:

ATEM Camera Control Panel

  • Support for M1 Macs.
  • General performance and stability updates

What's new in ATEM 8.6.2

This software allows you to update your ATEM switcher and ATEM hardware control panels, plus it includes the ATEM Software Control application.

  • Adds support for VideoHub Protocol to ATEM Constellation 8K.
  • ATEM Camera Control Panel now controls the ND filters for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro.
  • ATEM Camera Control Panel has Pivot and Tint control added plus enhanced Shutter Angle selection.
  • ATEM Camera Control Panel has improved zoom and focus control sensitivity.
  • ATEM Camera Control Panel has Camera Selection, which allows for the correct parameters to be selected for Blackmagic Design cameras.
  • General performance and stability updates.

What's new in ATEM 8.6

  • Support for the new ATEM Mini Extreme and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO models

The following models have new features:

ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Pro ISO

  • Allows mobile phone tethering via USB for streaming via 5G and 4G phones.
  • General performance and stability updates.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • ATEM Mini Pro
  • External 12V DC power supply with international socket adapters
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