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Blackmagic ATEM Mini Extreme: price, specs, release date confirmed | Camera Jabber

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

By camera jaber

Blackmagic Design global distributors can purchase ATEM Mini Extreme and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO immediately for US$995.

Blackmagic Design continues to introduce the disruptive ATEM Mini series and ATEM Mini Extreme.

This powerful new video switcher can connect 8 inputs, 6 DVEs, 4 chroma keyers, 16 multi-views, 2 downstream keyers, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers Adapter, 16-way multi-view, 2 USB connections and multiple HDMI auxiliary outputs.

In addition to the launch of ATEM Mini Extereme, there is also an ISO version that allows you to record each video stream separately.

Both new models include a broadcast-quality streaming engine for real-time streaming to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

With the help of the ATEM Mini switcher, you can easily create professional multi-camera products for real-time streaming to YouTube using Skype or Zoom and innovative business presentations. By simply connecting ATEM Mini, customers can switch up to 8 real-time video inputs to obtain images with significantly improved quality. Or connect to a computer used for PowerPoint slides or game consoles. The built-in DVE provides exciting picture-in-picture effects, which is very suitable for narration.

There are also plenty of video effects. All ATEM Mini models have USB, which acts like a webcam, so customers can use any streaming software, while ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme models can add real-time streaming and recording functions to the USB disk. There is also an HDMI output for the projector. The microphone input allows high-quality desktop and lapel microphones for interviews and presentations.

The compact all-in-one design of ATEM Mini includes both the control panel and the connector. The front panel includes easy-to-use buttons for selecting signal sources, video effects and transitions. The source button is large, so you can use it by feeling to allow the presenter to switch. Customers can even get buttons for audio mixing. On the ATEM Mini Pro and Extreme models, customers can also get buttons for recording and streaming media control, as well as output selection buttons that allow customers to change the video output between cameras, programs, and multi-views. On the rear panel there is an HDMI connection for a camera or computer, additional microphone input, USB for camera output, and HDMI "auxiliary" output for program video.

The ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme models have a built-in hardware streaming engine that can be used for real-time streaming via their Ethernet connection. This means that customers can broadcast live to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch with higher quality without losing frames and simpler settings. Just select the streaming service and enter the streaming key. There is a palette for flow settings in the ATEM software control, and the flow status is also displayed in the multi-view. The streaming status is easy to understand because the data rate indicator shows the Internet speed required by the video format that the user is using. If the user is considered from a technical point of view, the customer can update the stream configuration file in the XML settings file to load the new service.

If users make live productions on site, ATEM Mini Pro and Extreme models support connecting Apple or Android phones to USB ports to use mobile data. This is also a good backup for the main Ethernet connection. The phone sharing function can be used with the latest high-speed 5G phones and the more common 4G phones. The ATEM switcher will automatically detect when the phone is connected and switch its internet connection to use it without changing the settings. Once connected, the phone will be powered through the USB port, so it can still be charged through the switcher. Through the use of phone sharing and mobile data, ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme become the perfect mobile production solution.

ATEM Mini Pro and Extreme models also support recording their streaming data directly to a USB flash drive. This means that customers can get very long recordings in the same H.264 video file of the streamed AAC audio, so customers can directly upload it to any online video website, such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can also record to multiple disks through a USB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock, so when the disk is full, you can continue to the second disk for uninterrupted recording. Record setting and disk selection are set in the ATEM software control, and there is a record status view in the built-in multi-view.

The ATEM Mini Pro ISO and Extreme ISO models allow customers to edit live events because they can record multiple video streams at the same time, including a pure feed of all inputs and programs. The used media pool image is also saved with the video file. Video files contain metadata tags, such as synchronized timecode and camera number. Imagine re-editing their programs with new color levels, effects and graphics. Even all audio sources are recorded, so customers can mix their audio professionally.

The ISO model also saves DaVinci Resolve project files, so customers can open their real-time production as video editing with just one click. All cut, dissolve and media library graphics will be loaded. This means that customers can fine-tune editing points and even completely replace shots. DaVinci Resolve Sync Bin allows customers to select new lenses through multiple views, so it is very easy to use. Customers can even relink to Blackmagic RAW camera files to add professional color correction and retouching to Ultra HD.

Through two independent 3.5mm stereo audio inputs, customers can connect desktop and lapel microphones. With 2 additional stereo audio inputs, customers can ensure that both the host and guest have a lapel microphone during the interview. In addition, all models are equipped with a Fairlight audio mixer with all HDMI inputs, and both microphone inputs are connected to the audio mixer, so customers can mix live from all audio sources. ATEM Mini Extreme also adds headphone output.

Each HDMI input has its own dedicated standard converter. This means that ATEM Mini will automatically convert 1080p, 1080i and 720p signal sources to switcher video standards. HDMI output is a true "auxiliary" output, so customers can cleanly switch each HDMI input to output. In addition, the ATEM Mini Extreme model supports 2 low-latency direct loops. On the more powerful ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme models, HDMI output can be selected to display a full multi-view.

The ATEM Software Control application releases the hidden functions of the ATEM Mini and allows access to all functions in the switcher. ATEM Software Control has a visual switcher user interface with a parameter palette for quick adjustments. Although the customer can usually connect via USB, if the customer uses an Ethernet connection, multiple users can be connected to the ATEM Mini using separate copies of the ATEM software control on different computers. Customers can even save the switcher status as an XML file. If the customer needs to edit the playback, the customer can even control the HyperDeck disk recorder via Ethernet.

The built-in "media library" can load up to 20 individual broadcast quality RGBA graphics for titles, openings and logos. Customers can even use still frames for complex effects, such as graphic wipes. You can load graphics through the ATEM software control, or you can use the ATEM Photoshop plug-in to download graphics directly from Photoshop.

The ATEM Mini Extreme model includes 4 upstream chroma keyers, which allows customers to build exciting virtual sets. With 4 independent chroma keyers, customers can get a keyer for each camera, so customers can build a virtual device for up to 4 cameras. With ATEM Mini Extreme, customers have 8 inputs, 4 of which are used for cameras, and the other 4 can be connected to a virtual computer to render the background. Or customers do not need to move their cameras, customers can make a fixed camera virtual set by loading pre-rendered still image backgrounds from media players and media pools. Customers can set up macros to change the camera and load the correct background into the media player. Even use DeckLink Quad HDMI and real-time virtual setting software.

In addition to the 2 independent DVEs in the ATEM Mini Extreme model, there is also a powerful SuperSource multi-layer processor with 4 additional DVE layers and a background layer, all of which appear as additional input sources for ATEM Mini Extreme. Any ATEM Mini Extreme video input can be used for each SuperSource DVE, and then layer them all together on the custom background of the media pool. SuperSource is very suitable for multi-picture-in-picture display with interviewees, because customers can set the effect before the broadcast effect, while still leaving the two main DVEs for other tasks. SuperSource is like a built-in multi-layer VFX switcher.

When multiple cameras are used for large-scale live performances, it is very useful to watch all their video sources on the same monitor at the same time. The ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme models have professional multi-view functions, allowing customers to watch all video inputs, previews and programs on one HDMI TV or monitor. Each camera view includes prompt indicators so that customers know when each source is on the air, and each view also has a custom label and audio meter. In addition, the ATEM Mini Extreme model allows customers to choose up to 16 custom views. Multiview even includes recording, streaming and audio mixer status.

ATEM Streaming Bridge is a video converter that enables customers to receive H.264 streams from any ATEM Mini Pro or ATEM Mini Extreme and convert them back to SDI and HDMI video. This means that customers can send video to a remote location around their local Ethernet or via the global Internet. This is possible because it uses the advanced H.264 codec to achieve higher quality at a very low data rate. Setup is very easy, because the ATEM software utility can create a setup file, which the customer can send to the remote studio via email.

"These two new models of ATEM Mini have greatly increased creative features and are now our most powerful 1 M/E switcher!" said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "As our ATEM Mini customers really push the advantages of live production, we feel that they are innovating in new and exciting ways and inventing new workflows that we have never seen before. Therefore, we believe in building a new The ATEM Mini model of ATEM Mini is very important. This model will have all the features far beyond what is now available, so our customers can continue to use these new workflows to innovate. These new models are large, powerful, and the price is still difficult Believable.

ATEM Mini Extreme and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO functions

Availability and price

The ATEM Mini Extreme and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO are now available from Blackmagic Design distributors worldwide, starting at $995, excluding local duties and taxes.

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