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.


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.


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
Video and Audio Connections
Total Video Inputs: 4 (4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable)HDMI Program Outputs: 1Audio Inputs: 2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jackVideo Input Re-Sync, Frame Rate and Format Converters On all 4 HDMI inputs
Live Direct Live Streaming
 Not supportedLive streaming over Ethernet using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)
Webcam Out via USB
NoneUSB-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: none1 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, 1080i60HD Video Output Standards
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60Video Sampling: 4:2:2 YUV
Colour Precision: 10-bit
Colour Space: Rec 709HDMI 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 mixerSelectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video per channel plus separate gain control per channelLevel and Peak metering. Fairlight audio enhancements: Compressor, Gate, Limiter, 6 bands of parametric EQ. Master gain control
Video Effects and Transitions
Upstream Keyers: 1Downstream Keyers: 1Advanced Chroma Keyers: 1Linear/Luma Keyers: 2Transition Keyer: DVE onlyTotal Number of Layers: 5Pattern Generators: 1Colour Generators: 2DVE with Borders and Drop Shadow: 1Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
Media Player
Media Players: 1Channels: Fill and key for each Media PlayerMedia Pool Still Image Capacity: 20 with fill and keyMedia 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.
Network and Computer Connections
Ethernet: 10/100 BaseTComputer Interface: USB Type-C 2.0Ethernet :10/100/1000 BaseTComputer Interface: USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1