Blackmagic Design announced a new lower price for ATEM Mini Pro live production switchers. The ATEM Mini Pro is now reduced to US $295 and the ATEM Mini Pro ISO model is reduced to US $495. This reduction of up to $300 has been made possible efficiencies in manufacturing. The new prices will help make live production more affordable for anyone who wants to reach a worldwide audience true broadcast quality.
With built in recording, streaming and multiview monitoring, the ATEM Mini Pro models have been the best way for customers to create high quality multi camera live production for streaming worldwide to platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitch TV and more. With these new lower prices, ATEM Mini Pro replaces ATEM Mini as a more powerful entry model in the ATEM Mini family of five production switchers.
ATEM Mini Pro is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers around the word from US $295.
ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Skype. Simply connect ATEM Mini and customers can switch live up to 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. ATEM Mini has a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via ethernet, or stream via the USB which also works like a webcam. 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. The source buttons are large so it’s possible to use it by feel, letting the presenter do the switching. Customers even get buttons for audio mixing. Customers also get buttons for record and streaming control, as well as output 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 or even gaming consoles, extra microphone inputs, USB for webcam out plus an HDMI “aux” output for program video.
ATEM Mini has a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via their Ethernet connections without the need for a computer. That means customers can live stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch in better quality without dropped frames and with 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. If users are technically minded, customers can update the streaming profiles in an XML settings file to load new services.
If customers are doing live performance on location then ATEM Mini supports connecting an Apple or Android smartphone to the USB port to use mobile data. It’s also a great backup for the main Ethernet connection. Phone tethering works with the latest high speed 5G phones plus more common 4G phones. The ATEM Mini switcher will automatically detect when a phone is connected to the USB port and switch its internet connection to use it, eliminating the need for changing settings. When connected, the phone will draw power from the USB port and switch its internet connection to use it, eliminating the need for changing settings. When connected, the phone will draw power from the USB port so it remains charged from the switcher. By using phone tethering and mobile data, ATEM Mini switchers become the perfect mobile production solution.