What's the difference between the ATEM Mini and the ATEM Mini Pro
06 Apr 2020

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!


ATEM Mini features 4 HDMI inputs and has an intuitive, easy to use design. It makes it possible for everyone to live stream multi camera productions online via services and software such as YouTube Facebook Live, Zoom, Webex, Teams or Skype.

Simply connect cameras, computers or even game consoles for live switching. You get a built-in DVE for picture-in-picture effects, broadcast quality transitions, upstream keyers for removing blue and green screen background, a downstream keyer for superimposing custom graphics, audio inputs a mixer, and more. To stream, ATEM Mini’s USB output works like a webcam, so you can connect to any video software. There's also video out for HDMI projectors or displays.

ATEM Mini Pro

The Pro version adds advanced features:

  • Direct recording to USB flash disks in H.264
  • Direct streaming via Ethernet to YouTube Live, Facebook Live and other networks
  • Multiview with 4 cameras, media, preview and program plus status of recording, streaming and audio
ATEM Mini Pro

Video and Audio Connections

  • Total Video Inputs: 4 (4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable)
  • HDMI Program Outputs: 1
  • Audio Inputs: 2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
  • Video Input Re-Sync, Frame Rate and Format Converters On all 4 HDMI inputs

Live Direct Live Streaming

 Not supported Live streaming over Ethernet using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)

Webcam Out via USB

Yes Yes


None USB-C 3.1 for external media to direct record a .mp4 H.264 with AAC audio at the ATEM video standard.
Media Format: Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

Multiview Monitoring

Multiview: none 1 x 10 Views including left / right configurable Program/Preview, 4 HDMI inputs, Media Player, Streaming Status, Recording Status and Audio Meters.
Multi View Video Standard: HD


  • HD Video Input Standards
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 | 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 | 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • HD Video Output Standards
    1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2 YUV
    Colour Precision: 10-bit
    Colour Space: Rec 709
  • HDMI Input Resolutions from Computers
    1280 x 720p 50Hz, 59.94Hz and 60Hz
    1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 and 60Hz
    1920 x1080i 50 and 59.94Hz 60Hz
    Colourspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.

Audio Mixer

  • 6 input x 2 channel mixer
  • Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video per channel plus separate gain control per channel
  • Level and Peak metering. Fairlight audio enhancements: Compressor, Gate, Limiter, 6 bands of parametric EQ. Master gain control

Video Effects and Transitions

  • Upstream Keyers: 1
  • Downstream Keyers: 1
  • Advanced Chroma Keyers: 1
  • Linear/Luma Keyers: 2
  • Transition Keyer: DVE only
  • Total Number of Layers: 5
  • Pattern Generators: 1
  • Colour Generators: 2
  • DVE with Borders and Drop Shadow: 1
  • Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768

Media Player

  • Media Players: 1
  • Channels: Fill and key for each Media Player
  • Media Pool Still Image Capacity: 20 with fill and key
  • Media Pool Still Image Format: PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF


  • Control Panel: Built in control panel. Software control panel included. Supports optional hardware panel.
  • Control Panel Connection: Allows direct Ethernet connection between panel and chassis, or via network. Also used for updating the software. ATEM Mini supports direct USB-C connection.
  • Control Panel Compatibilty: Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.
  • SKAARHOJ Mini Fly
  • SKAARHOJ Quick Pad

Network and Computer Connections

  • Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT
  • Computer Interface: USB Type-C 2.0
  • Ethernet :10/100/1000 BaseT
  • Computer Interface: USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
For more information please contact our Sales Desk:
+44 (0)1457 851000 | sales@holdan.co.uk.

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini

4 HDMI input Live production switcher

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
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


Compact, flexible live switcher controller


Universal broadcast control panel with PoE and Ethernet - Blue

SKAARHOJ Quick Pad - Black
SKAARHOJ Quick Pad - Black

Universal broadcast control panel with PoE and Ethernet - Black

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