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What’s the Difference Between the ATEM Mini and the ATEM Mini Pro


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.

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini

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, 20 stills media pool for titles, free ATEM software Control 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.

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro

This model includes all the features found in ATEM Mini, plus more:

  • 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: 1

-Audio Inputs: 2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack

-Video Input Re-Sync, Frame Rate and Format Converters On all 4 HDMI inputs
Same as ATEM Mini
Live Direct Live StreamingNot SupportedLive Streaming over Ethernet using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)
Webcam Out via USBYesYes
RecordingNoneUSB-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 MonitoringMultiview: 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
StandardsHD 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 Sampling: 4:2:2 YUV
Colour Precision: 10-bit
Colour 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
Colourspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
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. Fairlight audio enhancements: Compressor, Gate, Limiter, 6 bands of parametric EQ. Master gain control
Video Effects and Transitions-Upstream Keyers: 1
-Downstream Keyers: 1
-Advanced Chroma Keyers: 1
-Linear/Luma Keyers: 2
-Transition Keyer: DVE only
-Total Number of Layers: 5
-Pattern Generators: 1
-Colour Generators: 2
-DVE with Borders and Drop Shadow: 1
-Interface: Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
Media Player-Media Players: 1
-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-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 ConnectionsMini
-Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT.
-Computer Interface: USB Type-C 2.0.
Mini Pro
-Ethernet :10/100/1000 BaseT
-Computer Interface: USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1

Check out our full Blackmagic Design ATEM range here.

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    1. The ATEM Mini has no streaming encoder built-in so you have to go via a computer if you want to use it to stream

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