Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
Introducing lowcost, multi camera,Â live productionÂ with advanced broadcastÂ features.
ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professionalÂ multi cameraÂ productions for live streaming to YouTubeÂ and innovativeÂ business presentations using Skype orÂ Zoom! Simply connect ATEMÂ Mini and you can switch live between 4Â high quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. OrÂ connect aÂ computer for PowerPoint slidesÂ or gamingÂ consoles. The built in DVE allows exciting picture inÂ picture effects, perfect for commentary! There are loads of video effects too! All ATEMÂ Mini models have USB that works like aÂ webcam so you can use any streaming software whileÂ the ATEMÂ MiniÂ Pro model adds live streaming and recording to USB disks. ATEMÂ Mini even has secret broadcast features built in so it can do high end work!
Faster Video ProductionPlus LiveÂ Streaming
Live production is the fastest way to complete aÂ finished program, plus you can stream it to aÂ live global audienceÂ via YouTubeÂ at the same time. The USB webcam output of ATEMÂ 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 4Â HDMI inputs you can set up multiple camera angles such as wide shots along with independent close upsÂ of eachÂ 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 manyÂ more!
Self ContainedBroadcast QualityÂ Switcher
ATEMÂ Miniâ€™s compact all in one design includes both aÂ 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 itâ€™s possible to use it by feel, letting the presenter do the switching! You even get buttonsÂ for audioÂ mixing! On the ATEMÂ 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 programÂ video.
Easy toUse andFast toÂ Learn!
There's never been aÂ switcher thatâ€™s easier to use, asÂ you simply press any of the input buttons labelled 1Â toÂ 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.Â Unlike cut,Â the auto button tells ATEMÂ Mini to use aÂ video effect when switching inputs. You can select from exciting transitions such as dissolve, or more dramatic effects such as dip to color, 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 softwareÂ control.
Stream Live Interviews
ATEMÂ 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 ATEMÂ Mini is so small the host can even switch in small studios. You can record via the HDMI output or live stream using Open BroadcasterÂ software!
Business Presentations viaÂ Skype
Get dramatically better business presentations on Skype becauseÂ ATEMÂ Mini makesÂ Skype see it as aÂ webcam, so you can select it in the Skype settings! One camera can be a close up, another for aÂ wide shot and aÂ computer for PowerPoint presentations. The presenter canÂ even use pictureÂ inÂ picture!
Live Stream eSport Competitions
Live stream eSport competitions to Twitch by simply connecting multiple gaming consoles and a camera forÂ a presenter.Â ATEMÂ Mini operates up to 60Â frames per second for fast gameplay and you can use picture in picture for commentary! You can even download titles fromÂ Photoshop!
Kickstarter and InvestorÂ Updates
Raise the professionalism of Kickstarter or investor presentations to fund your new product idea! Connect aÂ camera for the presenter, aÂ camera for aÂ product close upÂ and aÂ computerÂ for business plan slides. Then present liveÂ via SkypeÂ and post recordings online for investors toÂ view!
EducationÂ andÂ Training
ATEMÂ 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 4Independent Cameras
With 4Â independent HDMI inputs, you can connect up toÂ 4Â high qualityÂ video cameras. Video cameras with HDMIÂ outputs areÂ dramatically better quality than simple webcamsÂ as theyÂ use higher quality lenses and have better low light sensitivity. AllÂ video sources will reâ€‘sync to the switcher if they operateÂ at differentÂ 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 closeâ€‘ups. Imagine taking advantage of the low light capability of better cameras for theater production, weddings, school concerts and musicÂ videos!
Outputs toHDMI Videoand USBÂ Webcam!
To ensure maximum compatibility, ATEMÂ Mini featuresÂ a USB connectionÂ that operates as aÂ simple webcam source.Â That meansÂ you can plug in and instantly get working withÂ any videoÂ software. The software is tricked into thinking the ATEMÂ Mini is aÂ common webcam, but it's really aÂ live production switcher!Â That guaranteesÂ full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality.Â Choose anyÂ software you like, such as Open Broadcaster for live streaming, or Skype forÂ Powerpoint presentations.Â ATEMÂ Mini worksÂ with software andÂ platforms such as OpenÂ Broadcaster, XSplitÂ Broadcaster, YouTube Live, Facebook Live,Â Skype, Zoom,Â Twitch, Periscope, Livestream,Â Wirecast andÂ more!
Live Stream viaEthernet on ATEMÂ MiniÂ Pro
The ATEM Mini Pro model has aÂ 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. IfÂ you're technically minded, you can even hack the detailed streaming profiles in the XML preference file and load newÂ services.
Record DirectÂ to USB FlashÂ Disks withÂ ATEM MiniÂ 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 aÂ USB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock, so when aÂ disk fills recording can continue to aÂ second disk for non-stop recording. Record settings and disk selection are set up in ATEM Software Control and there's aÂ record status view in the built in multiview. YouÂ can even trigger recording on external Blackmagic Pocket CinemaÂ Cameras!
Add Exciting VideoÂ Effects
One of the benefits of ATEMÂ 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. TheÂ auto button is aÂ 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 aÂ smooth transition between sources, and dip which fades via aÂ color during the transition. OrÂ 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 aÂ 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 ATEMÂ Mini include buttons on the panel for adjusting audio level and enabling inputs into the audio mixer. ATEMÂ Mini features aÂ 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 audioÂ sources.
Automatically ConvertsAny HDMI Input Format
Each of the 4 HDMI inputs feature their own dedicated standards converter. That means ATEMÂ 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 aÂ true "aux" output so you can clean switch each HDMI input or program to this output. You can even "direct" switch inputÂ 1 to the HDMIÂ output for low latency eSport productions. IfÂ you're using program/preview switching, the HDMI outÂ can be selectedÂ to preview, or on the ATEMÂ Mini Pro model, itÂ can be selected to display aÂ fullÂ multiview.
Secret BroadcastFeatures BuiltÂ In!
While ATEMÂ Mini is easy to use, it's also hiding very powerful broadcast features! IfÂ you're interested in aÂ career in the television industry, then ATEMÂ Mini is perfect for training asÂ it hasÂ 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 MacÂ or WindowsÂ while connected via USB or Ethernet to accessÂ the extendedÂ features of the ATEMÂ Mini. With aÂ little experimentation you can learn how to produce broadcast quality live production. Only ATEMÂ Mini is a true broadcast switcher hidden in aÂ tiny and affordable design!
True BroadcastÂ StyleÂ Mix EffectsÂ Switching
Although ATEMÂ Mini works in "cut bus" mode when first purchased, it can also be changed to "program/preview"Â style operation,Â 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 youÂ want toÂ operate ATEMÂ Mini like aÂ true professional then you can change the switcher to program/preview using ATEM Software Control. Mix effects operation allows aÂ source to be selectedÂ but itÂ won't be put on air until you press the cut or auto buttons.Â That 2Â stepÂ program/preview process means fewer mistakes. Program/preview operation is best for training students for aÂ career in broadcast!
Monitor SourcesÂ and StatuswithÂ ATEMÂ Mini Pro Multiview!
When doing larger live productions with multiple cameras,Â itâ€™s veryÂ useful to see all your video sources at the same timeÂ on aÂ singleÂ monitor. The ATEMÂ Mini Pro model includes aÂ professional multiview that lets you see all 4 video inputs,Â plus previewÂ and program on aÂ 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 audioÂ mixer!
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 tetheredÂ phones!
Control andColor Balance Cameras!
For a more broadcast style workflow, you can remote control your cameras from ATEMÂ Mini! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models can work as studio camerasÂ with controlÂ sent via the HDMI connection to ATEMÂ Mini.Â That means youÂ can control the camera settings as well as theÂ cameraâ€™s color corrector from ATEM Software Control. ImagineÂ 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 color control and aÂ DaVinci color corrector interface allowing the cameraâ€™s built in DaVinci color corrector to add incredible digital film "looks" to your liveÂ production!
DevelopCustomÂ Remote ControlÂ Solutions
The Ethernet connection also allows customized control solutions! Even though ATEMÂ 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 ATEMÂ 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 buildingÂ a professionalÂ 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. YouÂ get aÂ high quality output with switcher program video, plus live audio from the internal audio mixer. TheÂ HDMI output can even be connected to video projectors in large venues. IfÂ 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 aÂ USB flashÂ disk!
Switch Faster with anATEM 1Â M/E AdvancedÂ Panel
With Ethernet built in, ATEM Mini can use hardware control panels for high end workflows that take advantage of the hidden broadcast features in the switcher! TheÂ ATEM 1Â M/E Advanced Panel features the fast program/preview style with separate source buttons for both program and preview rows. GetÂ direct access to all transitions automatically or manually using the tâ€‘bar. ForÂ accurate control of the DVE the joystick provides X, YÂ positioning with rotation setting DVE size. YouÂ also get LCD menus to control features that don't have dedicated knobs and buttons. YouÂ can even program and trigger Macros! Plus you can use ATEM 1Â M/E Advanced Panel later if you upgrade to aÂ bigger ATEMÂ switcher!