Blackmagic Design ATEM Comparison

  ATEM Mini ATEM Mini Pro ATEM Mini Pro ISO ATEM Television Studio HD ATEM Television Studio Pro HD ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K ATEM Production Studio 4K
 
ATEM Mini
ATEM Mini Pro
ATEM Mini Pro ISO
ATEM Television Studio HD
ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K
ATEM Production Studio 4K
Max Resolution/Framerate 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 2160p60 2160p30
Total Inputs 4 4 4 8 8 8 8
SDI In 0 0 0 4 4 8 4
HDMI In 4 4 4 4 4 - 4
Up/Down/Cross on all inputs Up/Cross Only Up/Cross Only Up/Cross Only - - Yes -
Total Outputs 2 2 2 8 8 12 6
SDI Out 0 0 0 4 4 8 -
Multiview SDI out - 0 0 1 1 1 1
Multiview HDMI out - 1* 1* 1 1 1 1
Program SDI out - 0 0 1 1 1 2
Program HDMI out 1 1* 1*   - - 1
Preview Out - 1* 1* A* A* A* A*
Auxilary Out 0 1* 1* 1 1 1 1
Audio In 2x 3.5mm Jack 2x 3.5mm Jack 2x 3.5mm Jack 4x Embedded SDI Audio
4x Embedded HDMI Audio
2x XLR
8x Embedded SDI Audio
2x XLR
8x Embedded SDI Audio
2x XLR
4x Embedded SDI Audio
4x Embedded HDMI Audio
2x XLR
Audio Out - - - Embedded SDI Audio
1/4" Headphone
Embedded SDI Audio
1/4" Headphone
Embedded SDI Audio
1/4" Headphone
Embedded SDI Audio
L/R RCA
2x XLR
Streaming Encoder Built-in No Yes Yes No No No No
Recording Via USB No Program Program + 4 inputs No No No No
Upstream Keyers 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chroma Keyers Advanced Chroma Key Advanced Chroma Key Advanced Chroma Key Chroma Key Chroma Key Advanced Chroma Key Chroma Key
Downstream Keyers 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Media Players 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Clip Store - - - - - 2 -
Still Store 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Type of Memory Non-Volatile Non-Volatile Non-Volatile Non-Volatile Non-Volatile Non-Volatile Volatile
Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60 720p50, 720p59.94 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97

1*The ATEM Mini Pro can output the programme feed via the USB-C connection. It does also feature a single HDMI port, which can be configured to output either; Mulitiviewer, Programme, Preview, or Camera ISO.

Chromakeying in the ATEM

The ATEM range has two different chroma keyers, the standard and the advanced chroma key. The standard will allow you to select hue and luminance levels to pull a key, whereas the advanced version allows you to use a colour picker tool, has more refined controls, and ultimately is faster to use.

Preview output

A* It is possible to utilise the auxiliary output of the ATEM to act as a preview out.

Volatile vs Non-Volatile Memory

When a system that uses Volatile Memory loses power that data is lost. In contrast, a non-volatile system retains its data regardless of power loss.

  1 M/E Production Studio 4K 2 M/E Production Studio 4K 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Constellation 8K
 
ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM Constellation 8K (UHD 4K Mode)
ATEM Constellation 8K (8K Mode)
Max Resolution/Framerate 2160p30 2160p30 2160p60 2160p60 4320p60
Total Inputs 10 + 1 20 + 1 20 40 10
SDI In 10 20 20 40 10
HDMI In 1 1 0 - -
Up/Down/Cross on all inputs - - - Yes Yes
Total Outputs 10 16 13 28 7
SDI Out - - - - -
Multiview SDI Out 1 2 2 4 1
Multiview HDMI Out 1 2 - - -
Program SDI Out 3 4 4 - -
Program HDMI Out 1 1 - - -
Preview Out 1 1 1 - -
Auxilary Out 3 6 6 24 6
Audio In 10x Embedded SDI audio
1x Embedded HDMI audio
2x XLR
20x Embedded SDI audio
1x Embedded HDMI audio
2x XLR
L/R RCA
20x Embedded SDI audio
2x XLR
L/R RCA
40x Embedded SDI audio
1x BNC MADI
10x Embedded SDI audio
1x BNC MADI
Audio Out Embedded SDI audio
L/R RCA
2x XLR
Embedded SDI audio
Embedded HDMI audio
4x XLR
Embedded SDI audio
4x XLR
Embedded SDI audio
2x BNC MADI
Embedded SDI audio
2x BNC MADI
Upstream Keyers 4 4 16 16 4
Chroma Keyer Chroma Key Chroma Key Advanced Chroma Key Advanced Chroma Key Advanced Chroma Key
Downstream Keyers 2 2 2 4 2
Media Players 2 2 4 4 1
Clip Store 2 2 2 4 2
Clip Length 1600 frames in 720 HD
720 frames in 1080 HD
180 frames in Ultra HD
1600 frames in 720 HD
720 frames in 1080 HD
180 frames in Ultra HD
3200 frames in 720 HD
1440 frames in 1080 HD
360 frames in Ultra HD
3200 frames in 720 HD
1600 frames in 1080 HD
400 frames in Ultra HD
3200 frames in 720 HD
1600 frames in 1080 HD
400 frames in Ultra HD
100 frames in 8K
Still Store 32 32 64 64 64
Type of Memory Volatile Volatile Volatile Non-Volatile Non-Volatile
Video Standards HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97
HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97
HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 1080i50, 1080i59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94
HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94 1080i50, 1080i59.94 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p50, 1080p59.94
Ultra HD Video Standards
160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p50, 2160p59.94
8K Video Standards
4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p50, 4320p59.94
Chromakeying in the ATEM

The ATEM range has two different chroma keyers, the standard and the advanced chroma key. The standard will allow you to select hue and luminance levels to pull a key, whereas the advanced version allows you to use a colour picker tool, has more refined controls, and ultimately is faster to use.

Preview output

A* It is possible to utilise the auxiliary output of the ATEM to act as a preview out.

Volatile vs Non-Volatile Memory

When a system that uses Volatile Memory loses power that data is lost. In contrast, a non-volatile system retains its data regardless of power loss.

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