Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro (BMD-SWATEMMINIBPR)
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
Introducing lowcost multi cameraÊlive productionÊwith advanced broadcastÊfeatures.
ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professionalÊmulti cameraÊproductions for live streaming to YouTubeÊand innovativeÊbusiness presentations using Skype orÊZoom! Simply connect ATEMÊMini and you can switch live between 4Êhigh quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. OrÊconnect aÊcomputer for PowerPoint slidesÊor gamingÊconsoles. The built in DVE allows exciting picture inÊpicture effects perfect for commentary! There are loads of video effects too! All ATEMÊMini models have USB that works like aÊwebcam so you can use any streaming software whileÊthe ATEMÊMiniÊPro model adds live streaming and recording to USB disks. ATEMÊMini even has secret broadcast features built in so it can do high end work!
Faster Video ProductionPlus LiveÊStreaming
Live production is the fastest way to complete aÊfinished program plus you can stream it to aÊlive global audienceÊvia YouTubeÊat the same time. The USB webcam output of ATEMÊMini connects to any computer and looks just like a built in webcam so all streaming software for social media platforms work! With up to 4ÊHDMI inputs you can set up multiple camera angles such as wide shots along with independent close upsÊof eachÊperson 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 manyÊmore!
Self ContainedBroadcast QualityÊSwitcher
ATEMÊMini۪s compact all in one design includes both aÊcontrol 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 it۪s possible to use it by feel letting the presenter do the switching! You even get buttonsÊfor audioÊmixing! On the ATEMÊMini 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 programÊvideo.
Easy toUse andFast toÊLearn!
There's never been aÊswitcher that۪s easier to use asÊyou simply press any of the input buttons labelled 1ÊtoÊ4 on the front panel to cut between video sources. You can choose between cut or effects transitions by selecting the cut or auto buttons.ÊUnlike cutÊthe auto button tells ATEMÊMini to use aÊvideo 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 softwareÊcontrol.
Stream Live Interviews
ATEMÊMini is perfect for interviews as you can connect multiple cameras for close ups of the host or interviewee as well as wide shots plus ATEMÊMini is so small the host can even switch in small studios. You can record via the HDMI output or live stream using Open BroadcasterÊsoftware!
Business Presentations viaÊSkype
Get dramatically better business presentations on Skype becauseÊATEMÊMini makesÊSkype see it as aÊwebcam so you can select it in the Skype settings! One camera can be a close up another for aÊwide shot and aÊcomputer for PowerPoint presentations. The presenter canÊeven use pictureÊinÊpicture!
Live Stream eSport Competitions
Live stream eSport competitions to Twitch by simply connecting multiple gaming consoles and a camera forÊa presenter.ÊATEMÊMini operates up to 60Êframes per second for fast gameplay and you can use picture in picture for commentary! You can even download titles fromÊPhotoshop!
Kickstarter and InvestorÊUpdates
Raise the professionalism of Kickstarter or investor presentations to fund your new product idea! Connect aÊcamera for the presenter aÊcamera for aÊproduct close upÊand aÊcomputerÊfor business plan slides. Then present liveÊvia SkypeÊand post recordings online for investors toÊview!
ATEMÊMini 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 4Êindependent HDMI inputs you can connect up toÊ4Êhigh qualityÊvideo cameras. Video cameras with HDMIÊoutputs areÊdramatically better quality than simple webcamsÊas theyÊuse higher quality lenses and have better low light sensitivity. AllÊvideo sources will reÛÔsync to the switcher if they operateÊat differentÊvideo 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 closeÛÔups. Imagine taking advantage of the low light capability of better cameras for theater production weddings school concerts and musicÊvideos!
Outputs toHDMI Videoand USBÊWebcam!
To ensure maximum compatibility ATEMÊMini featuresÊa USB connectionÊthat operates as aÊsimple webcam source.ÊThat meansÊyou can plug in and instantly get working withÊany videoÊsoftware. The software is tricked into thinking the ATEMÊMini is aÊcommon webcam but it's really aÊlive production switcher!ÊThat guaranteesÊfull compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality.ÊChoose anyÊsoftware you like such as Open Broadcaster for live streaming or Skype forÊPowerpoint presentations.ÊATEMÊMini worksÊwith software andÊplatforms such as OpenÊBroadcaster XSplitÊBroadcaster YouTube Live Facebook LiveÊSkype ZoomÊTwitch Periscope LivestreamÊWirecast andÊmore!
Live Stream viaEthernet on ATEMÊMiniÊPro
The ATEM Mini Pro model has aÊbuilt 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. IfÊyou're technically minded you can even hack the detailed streaming profiles in the XML preference file and load newÊservices.
Record DirectÊto USB FlashÊDisks withÊATEM MiniÊPro
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 aÊUSB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock so when aÊdisk fills recording can continue to aÊsecond disk for non-stop recording. Record settings and disk selection are set up in ATEM Software Control and there's aÊrecord status view in the built in multiview. YouÊcan even trigger recording on external Blackmagic Pocket CinemaÊCameras!
Add Exciting VideoÊEffects
One of the benefits of ATEMÊMini 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. TheÊauto button is aÊprofessional 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 aÊsmooth transition between sources and dip which fades via aÊcolor during the transition. OrÊuse 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 aÊmusic 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 ATEMÊMini include buttons on the panel for adjusting audio level and enabling inputs into the audio mixer. ATEMÊMini features aÊfull 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 audioÊsources.
Automatically ConvertsAny HDMI Input Format
Each of the 4 HDMI inputs feature their own dedicated standards converter. That means ATEMÊMini 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 aÊtrue "aux" output so you can clean switch each HDMI input or program to this output. You can even "direct" switch inputÊ1 to the HDMIÊoutput for low latency eSport productions. IfÊyou're using program/preview switching the HDMI outÊcan be selectedÊto preview or on the ATEMÊMini Pro model itÊcan be selected to display aÊfullÊmultiview.
Secret BroadcastFeatures BuiltÊIn!
While ATEMÊMini is easy to use it's also hiding very powerful broadcast features! IfÊyou're interested in aÊcareer in the television industry then ATEMÊMini is perfect for training asÊit hasÊthe 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 MacÊor WindowsÊwhile connected via USB or Ethernet to accessÊthe extendedÊfeatures of the ATEMÊMini. With aÊlittle experimentation you can learn how to produce broadcast quality live production. Only ATEMÊMini is a true broadcast switcher hidden in aÊtiny and affordable design!
True BroadcastÊStyleÊMix EffectsÊSwitching
Although ATEMÊMini works in "cut bus" mode when first purchased it can also be changed to "program/preview"Êstyle operationÊwhich 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 youÊwant toÊoperate ATEMÊMini like aÊtrue professional then you can change the switcher to program/preview using ATEM Software Control. Mix effects operation allows aÊsource to be selectedÊbut itÊwon't be put on air until you press the cut or auto buttons.ÊThat 2ÊstepÊprogram/preview process means fewer mistakes. Program/preview operation is best for training students for aÊcareer in broadcast!
Monitor SourcesÊand StatuswithÊATEMÊMini Pro Multiview!
When doing larger live productions with multiple camerasÊit۪s veryÊuseful to see all your video sources at the same timeÊon aÊsingleÊmonitor. The ATEMÊMini Pro model includes aÊprofessional multiview that lets you see all 4 video inputsÊplus previewÊand program on aÊsingle 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 audioÊmixer!
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 tetheredÊphones!
Control andColor Balance Cameras!
For a more broadcast style workflow you can remote control your cameras from ATEMÊMini! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models can work as studio camerasÊwith controlÊsent via the HDMI connection to ATEMÊMini.ÊThat means youÊcan control the camera settings as well as theÊcamera۪s color corrector from ATEM Software Control. ImagineÊchanging 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 aÊDaVinci color corrector interface allowing the camera۪s built in DaVinci color corrector to add incredible digital film "looks" to your liveÊproduction!
The Ethernet connection also allows customized control solutions! Even though ATEMÊMini 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 ATEMÊMini 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 buildingÊa professionalÊbroadcasting 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. YouÊget aÊhigh quality output with switcher program video plus live audio from the internal audio mixer. TheÊHDMI output can even be connected to video projectors in large venues. IfÊyou 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 aÊUSB flashÊdisk!
Switch Faster with anATEM 1ÊM/E AdvancedÊPanel
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! TheÊATEM 1ÊM/E Advanced Panel features the fast program/preview style with separate source buttons for both program and preview rows. GetÊdirect access to all transitions automatically or manually using the tÛÔbar. ForÊaccurate control of the DVE the joystick provides X YÊpositioning with rotation setting DVE size. YouÊalso get LCD menus to control features that don't have dedicated knobs and buttons. YouÊcan even program and trigger Macros! Plus you can use ATEM 1ÊM/E Advanced Panel later if you upgrade to aÊbigger ATEMÊswitcher!