New Blackmagic ATEM Mini Switcher For HD Streaming and Vlogging

September 13th, 2019

Blackmagic ATEM Mini Switcher has made HD video mixing, streaming and vlogging even easier with this user friendly table top device.

Vision mixers and the world of streaming can be complicated to enter and understand. Blackmagic has simplified this operation by introducing the ATEM Mini, a small HD switcher, capable of keying, effects and streaming via a webcam or to YouTube.

Lots of features, little package

Targeted at HD video streaming, AV production and webcasting, the ATEM Mini features 4 x HDMI inputs for mixed format sources up to 1080/60p. These can be from cameras, games consoles and computer devices, and the device can cross convert or upscale these.

The device itself has all of the essential controls built into it including audio controls; audio on/off and audio follows video. Two stereo mini jack audio inputs are built into the device too, for additional audio channels from desktop microphones or additional inputs.

Cuts, transitions and picture in picture effects are all included into the device interface, a more advanced upstream keyer available via the ATEM Studio Controller software. This now connects via USB rather that Ethernet, which removes a somewhat complicated IP configuration setup.

The ATEM Mini webcam output is via USB-C, this can be connected to a laptop or computer running an app like OBS of X-Split.  This is in 1080 HD format.

A HDMI aux output is also available, which can be used for recording into a Video Assist, an external display or incorporated into a larger setup.

At under $300, this must be the cheapest vision switcher available. The stripped down user interface and connectivity to the ATEM software would be ideal for those learning about live mixing or for small scale HD productions.

Will the Blackmagic ATEM Mini help you get into the vision mixing world? Can you see some HD mixing and streaming applications that would benefit from using the ATEM Mini? Let us know in the comments.

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 Michal Zima
Michal Zima
MemberSeptember 13th, 2019

Without multiview absolutely useless thing. What is a switcher for, if I don’t see in advance, what do I switch to?

Ben J
Ben J
MemberSeptember 14th, 2019

You can preview the inputs via the single HDMI out, but that obviously means you can’t use the HDMI for programme output.

 Michal Zima
Michal Zima
MemberSeptember 15th, 2019

I know. HDMI out is AUX, so is possible Program out, Preview Out, Multiview, but… When I use HDMI for multiview, not possible to record in 10bit quality. The quality from stream will by lower nad H.265 compress.

Ben J
Ben J
MemberSeptember 16th, 2019

True. I’d be surprised if the target audience needed 10-bit output to send to YouTube, etc. The proper switchers higher up the range are for you.

Trox
Trox
GuestSeptember 16th, 2019

A perfect Blackmagic product, half useful, half useless. You buy it and use it twice then it sits on the shelf because it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. I’ve been burned too or three or four many times by Blackmagic. Just another almost product.

Sam
Sam
GuestSeptember 17th, 2019

Hi, is it possible to have the HDMI output as a multiview? We are planning to have multiple camera setup in our church, but without this function this product will not work for us. Any ideas or solutions how to maybe split the HDMI signal from cameras and have a separate screen for that?
Thanks

Rafael
Rafael
GuestNovember 11th, 2019

The same question with you. Is there any solution about the multiview?

 Lamont Dennis
Lamont Dennis
MemberDecember 2nd, 2019

ATEM Mini Multiview: My Cheap Fixes and Workarounds
https://youtu.be/D8pVmo6obe0

azher ohri
azher ohri
GuestFebruary 28th, 2020

will be able to connect the overhead screen too?

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