Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro ISO
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Mini Pro ISO, a new low cost live production switcher with a new 5 stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit software multi-cam features for later editing. ATEM Mini Pro ISO also records all audio files, media pool graphics and a DaVinci Resolve project file, so a live production can be opened and edited with a single click!
ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom. Simply connect ATEM Mini and customers can switch live between 4 high quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. Or connect a computer for PowerPoint slides or gaming consoles. The built in DVE allows exciting picture in picture effects, perfect for commentary.
There are loads of video effects too. All ATEM Mini models have USB that works like a webcam so customers can use any streaming software while the ATEM Mini Pro model adds live streaming and recording to USB disks. There's also HDMI out for projectors. Microphone inputs allow high quality desktop and lapel mics for interviews and presentations.
ATEM Mini’s compact all in one design includes both a control panel as well as connections. The front panel includes easy to use buttons for selecting sources, video effects and transitions. On the ATEM Mini Pro model customers also get buttons for record and streaming control as well as output selection buttons that let customers 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 program video.
This model adds recording of up to 5 separate H.264 video streams in real time. That's a clean feed of all inputs and plus the live program. A DaVinci Resolve project file is also saved so customers can open their live production to adjust edits, change shots, remix audio and adds colour correction.
The ATEM Mini Pro ISO model lets customers edit their live event because it can record 5 video streams, including clean feeds of all inputs and the program recording, all at the same time. Media pool images used are also saved with the video files. The video files include metadata tags such as synced timecode and camera numbers. Imagine re-editing their show with new colour grades, effects and graphics. Even the audio sources are all recorded so customers can professionally remix their audio.
The ATEM Mini Pro ISO model can also save a DaVinci Resolve project file, so with a single click, customers can open their live production as a video edit. All cuts, dissolves and media pool graphics will be loaded. This means customers can fine tune edit points or even completely replace shots. The DaVinci Resolve Sync Bin lets customers select new shots via a multiview so it's very easy to use. Customers can even relink to Blackmagic RAW camera files for adding professional colour correction and finishing in Ultra HD.
There's never been a switcher that’s easier to use, as customers simply press any of the input buttons labelled 1 to 4 on the front panel to cut between video sources. Customers can choose between cut or effects transitions by selecting the cut or auto buttons. Unlike cut, the auto button tells ATEM Mini to use a video effect when switching inputs. Customers can select from exciting transitions such as dissolve, or more dramatic effects such as dip to colour, DVE squeeze and DVE push. The DVE is perfect for picture in picture effects and customers can instantly set up different picture positions.
With 4 independent HDMI inputs, customers can connect up to 4 high quality video cameras. All video sources will re-sync to the switcher if they operate at different video standards so customers don't have to worry about connecting video devices as they all just work. Imagine taking advantage of the low light capability of better cameras for theater production, weddings, school concerts and music videos.
The ATEM Mini Pro model has a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via its ethernet connection. That means customers 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, 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 users are using.
The ATEM Mini Pro model also supports direct recording of their streaming data to USB flash disks. That means customers get very long recordings in the same H.264 video files with AAC audio that customers streamed, so customers can direct upload to any online video site, such as YouTube and Vimeo. ATEM Mini Pro supports multiple disks when used with a USB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock, so when a disk fills recording can continue to a second disk for non-stop recording. Record settings and disk selection are set up in ATEM Software Control and there's a record status view in the built in multiview.
To ensure maximum compatibility, ATEM Mini features a USB connection that operates as a simple webcam source. That means customers can plug in and instantly get working with any video software. The software is tricked into thinking the ATEM Mini is a common webcam, but it's really a live production switcher. That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality. ATEM Mini works with software and platforms such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Skype, Zoom, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Wirecast and more.
Each of the 4 HDMI inputs feature their own dedicated standards converter. That means ATEM Mini will automatically convert 1080p, 1080i and 720p sources to the video standard of the switcher. The HDMI output is a true "aux" output so customers can clean switch each HDMI input or program to this output. If users are using program/preview switching, the HDMI out can be selected to preview, or on the ATEM Mini Pro model, it can be selected to display a full multiview.
The ATEM Software Control app unlocks the hidden power of ATEM Mini and allows access to every feature in the switcher. ATEM Software Control features a visual switcher user interface with parameter palettes for making quick adjustments. Although customers can normally connect via USB, if customers connect using Ethernet it's possible for multiple users to connect to ATEM Mini using separate copies of ATEM Software Control on different computers.
The built in "media pool" allows the loading of up to 20 separate broadcast quality RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates and logos. Graphics can be loaded via ATEM Software Control or downloaded directly from Photoshop using the ATEM Photoshop plug-in.
For news or on-set presentation work, ATEM Mini is perfect as it has an upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma Key plus an additional downstream linear keyer. Customers can even use it for title overlays by creating graphics with a green or blue background and the keyer will knock out the green and make the background transparent.
When doing larger live productions with multiple cameras, it’s very useful to see all their video sources at the same time on a single monitor. The ATEM Mini Pro model includes a professional multiview that lets customers see all 4 video inputs, plus preview and program on a single HDMI television or monitor. Each camera view includes tally indicators so customers know when each source is on-air, and each view also has custom labels and audio meters. Customers can also see the media player so customers know what graphic is selected. Plus multiview even includes status for recording, streaming and the Fairlight audio mixer.
With a built in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Mini makes it possible to do complex live sound mixing. The internal mixer features a total of 12 channels so customers can mix audio from all sources. That’s audio from all HDMI sources and the 2 stereo mic inputs. Each input channel features the highest quality 6 band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning.
|Total Video Inputs||4|
|Total Aux Outputs||1|
|Total Audio Inputs||2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack.|
|Total Audio Outputs||None, embedded audio only.|
|HDMI Video Inputs||4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio.|
|Video Input Re-Sync||On all 4 HDMI inputs.|
|Frame Rate and Format Converters||On all 4 HDMI inputs.|
|HDMI Program Outputs||1|
|Ethernet||Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT for live streaming, software control, software updates and direct or network panel connection.|
|Computer Interface||1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 for external drive recording, webcam out, software control, software updates and panel connection.|
|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 Streaming Standards||1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60|
|Ultra HD Video Standards||None|
|Video Sampling||4:2:2 YUV|
|Color 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
|Colorspace Conversion||Hardware based real time.|
|Advanced Chroma Keyers||1|
|Transition Keyer||DVE only.|
|Total Number of Layers||5|
|DVE with Borders and Drop Shadow||1|
|Interface||Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768.|
|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. Plus new Fairlight audio enhancements: Compressor, Gate, Limiter, 6 bands of parametric EQ. Master gain control.|
|Analog Input||Unbalanced stereo|
|Analog Input Delay||Up to 8 frames|
|Max Input Level||+6dBV|
|Mic Plug In Power||Available on both 3.5mm mini jack connections.|
|Direct Streaming||ATEM Mini Pro ISO supports direct live streaming over ethernet using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP).|
|Direct Recording Video and Audio||USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 expansion port can record directly to external media.|
|Video Recording||4 x HDMI ISO inputs as H.264 .mp4 files at up to 70Mb/s quality at the ATEM video standard with AAC audio. 1 x Program out as H.264 .mp4 file at the Streaming quality setting and at the ATEM video standard with AAC audio.|
|Audio Recording||6 x 2 channel audio inputs recorded as seperate 24‑bit 48KHz .wav files. Including 2 x analog stereo audio inputs and 4 x HDMI 2 channel embedded audio inputs.|
|Switching||Program switching recorded as a DaVinci Resolve project .drp file.|
|Media Format||Supports media formatted ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file system.|
|Multi View Monitoring|
|Multi View Monitoring||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|
|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 with camera control included. Supports optional hardware panel.|
|Control Panel Connection||Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT. Ethernet used for direct connection between panel and chassis or via network. ATEM Mini Pro ISO also supports direct USB‑C connection. Ethernet or USB‑C used for updating the software.|
|Control Panel Compatibilty||Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel and ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel. ATEM Mini Pro ISO can be configured using Blackmagic Videohub Hardware Panel Setup utility to route sources to destinations using Videohub Smart Control Pro and Videohub Master Control Pro.|
|Control Panel Included||ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.14 Mojave, Mac 10.15 Catalina or later and Windows 10 64 bit only.|
|Software Updates||Using USB or Ethernet connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.|
|Configuration||Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.|
|Operating Systems||Mac 10.14 Mojave, Mac 10.15 Catalina or later
Windows 10, 64-bit.
|Power Supply||1 x External 12V power supply.|
|Operating Temperature||5° C to 40° C (41° - 104° F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10° to 60° C (14° to 140° F)|
|Relative Humidity||0% to 90% non-condensing|
- 1x ATEM Mini Pro ISO
- 1x External 12V DC power supply with international socket adapters
- 1x 12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
- Features miniaturised control panel based design.
- Built in support for recording each input as a separate ISO file.
- Saves DaVinci Resolve project file for 1 click editing of live production.
- Supports connecting up to 4 cameras or computers.
- Live streaming via Ethernet supported on ATEM Mini Pro.
- USB output operates as a webcam and supports all video software.
- Automatically standards converts and re-syncs all HDMI inputs.
- Includes free ATEM Software Control for Mac and Windows.
- Internal media for 20 RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates and logos.
- Includes ATEM Advanced Chroma Key for green/blue screen work.
- Multiview allows monitoring of all cameras on ATEM Mini Pro.
- Audio mixer supports limiter, compressor, 6 band EQ and more!