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This ATEM (mini) Tips” series of short video tutorials for your Blackmagic ATEM hardware includes tips for all users, from beginner to advanced. Scroll down to see more in the series!

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Blackmagic ATEM Mini COMPLETE TOUR

Photo Moment - December 16, 2019

The Blackmagic ATEM Mini is here, and it's incredible. This is easily worth much, much more than it costs. I am absolutely blown away by this thing!

  • 00:00 What is the ATEM Mini?
  • 2:54 Tour of inputs & outputs
  • 4:57 This is NOT a live streaming box (on its own)
  • 6:26 Inputs 1-4 and their audio settings, including AFV
  • 7:52 Audio inputs (and why you can't use them)
  • 10:30 Still and Black buttons
  • 12:10 Transitions
  • 14:23 FTB (Fade to black)
  • 14:31 Picture in Picture
  • 15:51 Keyer for green screen and graphics
  • 18:38 Software Switcher
  • 20:05 Software Audio controls (incredible!!)
  • 23:43 Summary
  • 24:04 Output Settings
  • 25:09 Setting the ATEM as a Webcam in Skype
  • 26:15 XML export and import

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Hey everyone! I’ve started an entire series of tips on the ATEM, called “ATEM (mini) Tips” — check them out here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRe8DcOhgslpSQkH8ycUW9xCmNg2I4b0y and don’t forget to subscribe to both this channel https://youtube.com/c/photojoseph?sub_confirmation=1 and my LIVE channel https://www.youtube.com/photojosephlive?sub_confirmation=1 — thanks!!!
Do I still need capture cards to use 2 canon cameras with the BM Mini ATEM?
Nope
@PhotoJoseph thank you, this is hands down the best video and I will be coming back to your videos when my black magic ATEM mini arrives
@Hoss Talks Stocks you should consider joining the channel as well. FYI if you join the channel as a member you will have access to a private Discord server which could be a good place to ask questions, and of course you’ll be helping support the channel! Details at https://YouTube.com/PhotoJoseph/join
@PhotoJoseph I'll take a look, thanks.
Thats great Joseph,
How would this work if I am streaming through Streamyard?
Over USB as a webcam
This product does not work well. I keep on have issues with my cameras, then I got that to work then had issues with my output screen. Been trying to get this working for the past 3 days. There got to be an easier way to set up this ATEM Mini. It's aways giving me issues. I wish it would work just like you show on your video. My reality is not that simple. I guest you have better equipment than me to make it work.
Sorry to hear that. These work remarkably well, actually. Could be any number of problems. If you join the channel YouTube.com/photojsoeph/join you'll have access to a members-only Discord channel. It's small now but we can try to help you there. Or if you have the budget, you can contract me directly to help PhotoJoseph.com/1to1
I just purchased one of these today (December 2021) & will always come to Photo-Joseph to learn. Thank You for such a great review 👍🏻
Thank you, iSpike! FYI there’s a new resource for participating… become a member at youtube.com/PhotoJoseph/join and gain access to a private Discord server!
Is there any way at all to record the video on the mini? Or only the mini pro? I thought I saw a video once showing how to use an ethernet connection and switcher to a hard drive? Possible?
You can record the HDMI out using any HDMI recorder, or route the HDMI into an HDMI to USB device and capture in a computer, but you can’t record in the ATEM Mini itself. That’s “Pro” and up.
Hello, can u help me, why my atem software don’t show in output live streaming?
Network probably isn’t configure right. No one can help you with simply “it doesn’t work”. You need to explain what you’ve done and what is happening.
your comment on audio delay is brilliant. thanks for reminding folks
For sure. And the cool thing is that since this video, they added programmable audio delay!
what can i use to record the feed to on my MacBook, I am trying to record from my xbox and camera imputed in to the atem then from the atem to my MacBook but how can it record the output on my mac? thanks
OBS would be the easiest… connect the ATEM over USB into the Mac, and then set that as an input in OBS.
Question! If I turn on the AFV and I switch to my laptop. Will the switcher pick up the audio on my laptop?
Yes, as long as in the laptop you set the audio-out to the HDMI output.
Ah! Perfect thank you!@PhotoJoseph
best tut ever
🙏🏻
Thanks for the excellent review! I love that you mentioned the delay in audio/video with HDMI. Man, I don't even have to read the instruction manual now. ;-)
Haha glad you enjoyed!
Iwant to know how to stream live to cloud
what cloud
Is there a way to change the video output resolution for the monitor? I am getting scrolling lines on my output monitor.
The HDMI output resolution and frequency matched the Program settings; eg 1080p29.97
He probably didn't get to do that 2020 photography tour of India...
No he didn’t… nor in 2021… but 2022 is looking good!
Did you wind up going to India in 2020 or no?
Nope. Nor 2021. Fingers crossed for 2022.
Does this device require capture cards?
nope!
@PhotoJoseph thank you!
Nice tutorial for the ATEM mini. We're getting one in about a week for use on our Church's live stream.
Are you using vmix for the stream with Atem mini?
is there a auto switch on it i cant keep pushing the buttons while rec a stream my self please let me know thanks
This is beautiful, detailed and educative
You did a great job! I am going to buy one to keep in my gak bag. You answered my question about mixing sources and frame rates, so that convinced me. THANK YOU!
I have a problem, the atem record the whole screen of my cameras, so in the record file appears the level of battery, the level of the ISO, etc
Turn those settings off on your camera so you have a clean feed or some cameras have settings to give a clean feed out on HDMI.
wow you are great at what you do. have a sub
Hello! Thanks for the presentation. I use Sony cameras (a7riii), and would like to live stream on Youtube with them, with the help of ATEM mini. But, I have some issues with respect to the image that appears on Youtube; it is darker of what the LCD screen of the camera presents, and also it is mirrored. I was wondering if I am missing any steps of the setting up of the ATEM mini, or maybe is something else. Any help is welcomed. Thanks!
Can you use four GoPro Hero 3+ Blacks?
VERY helpful! Thanks for this!!
Big fan photo Joseph you are the man
Thanks ☺️
Is it possible to do a coaching or consulting session with you? I feel like everybody has their own unique set ups… And I know that you are a master in your craft… If you peek at my last video… I did that with the ecamm live… Although I have ordered the atem mini extreme iso ... As I really don’t want to sacrifice my video quality... Trying to figure out the absolute best set up… With the most functional streamlined workflow
Yes, at PhotoJoseph.com/1to1 however I'm about to be unavailable for a month, sorry!
Would you use this with a Mevo?
Hey Joseph, a great presentation on Balckmagic ATEM. Can we use this to livestream a live show by removing delays in which performers are in different physical locations? This means the each singer and instrument players are performing from different physical locations through zoom and the host of the zoom meeting wants to broadcast the show in a live stream in facebook, youtube etc by removing delays.
Hey Jamith. You can't remove delay — that would require a time machine ;-) But you can ADD delay to the "faster" cameras. That said, when it comes to music performance, I've heard of systems to do exactly that specifically for the music world. I'm sorry I don't have anything to recommend specifically though… I just know that systems do exist. Try searching for terms like "realtime remote music performance" and see what you come up with. Good luck!
I have just seen a monitor on Amazon. 4 hdmi in 4 hdmi out four way split screen. £499
Yes, that’s an option. Although if you’re buying today, I’d get any model above this one that has the multiview output.
Thank you for being so specific with your breakdown.
Thank you Joseph
🙏🏻
You said you had plugged your iPad into one of the four hdmi camera inputs. How did you do this please? Do you need some kind of adapter to connect iso devices to the hdmi inputs and if so what?
Here you go: Connect ATEM to Computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, Wireless HDMI, Streaming Bridge- ATEM Mini Tips 08 https://youtu.be/ZpFtmmmRPig
What is this software for the preview called again?
one video and i know all i needed to about using the ATEM mini, thanks so much, GREAT job.
Thanks Joseph. Can I connect a Logitech webcam (such as the Streamcam, with a male USB-C) as an HDMI input to the ATEM Mini? What adapter / cable will be required?
Nope. There is no USB to HDMI conversion. That’s basically a computer.
Suggest best usb c cable for atem mini live streaming.. iam using regular Mobile charger cable in video quy decreasing
@PhotoJoseph 1920*1080 60f @6000kbps audio bitrate 192..
@padala raju you need a higher bitrate. 1080p60 would be better with 12Mbit instead of 6. The official rate on Google’s support page suggests 4.5 to 9, but I’d go higher. https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853702?hl=en#zippy=%2Cp-fps
@PhotoJoseph really thankful for responding .. I seen in that YouTube suggested bitrate kept the same.. i will go for higher bitrate hope for the good output.. . finnally is my network is capable of handling that bit rate .. actually iam streaming YouTube and Facebook at a time using obs multi stream plugin
Since you want to stream to two places at once, if you don’t have enough bandwidth, look into restream.io — great service for streaming to many many destinations at one time.
@PhotoJoseph thanks a lot for the suggestions
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Sorry. New to this. So if I have three cameras , I connect them to Atem via HDMI. Then I use HDMI output to my Mac and then turn on my Zoom. Throughout the Zoom duration I can control which camera to use via the Atem control panel. Is that correct?

Also, can I input a webcam and an insta360 in the HDMI ports also? I plan to use one webcam , one camera and one insta360 one x2
Your mac has HDMI out, not HDMI in. However the USB output from the ATEM does what you’re asking; sends the output from the ATEM to your computer as a “webcam” viewable in zoom, Skype, whatever. And no you can’t connect a webcam to the ATEM. Inputs are HDMI only.
Watching in May 2021: I assume you did not go back to India in November 2020. So funny how you can tell this is pre-pandemic, as you don't mention Zoom even once.
LOL that’s the litmus test for pre-pandemic; no mention of Zoom? 😂😂 Yeah sadly we did not make it. Was hoping to get there this year (2021) but that’s not happening either.
@PhotoJoseph well I hope you stay safe and that you get to go soon. Thank you for these wonderful videos.
Thank you!
Best in depth review I've seen on this.. thanks so much.
Subbed, great channel.
Thanks!
I only have 1 usb c input on my computer and I'm already using it. Can I convert the usb c output to usb so I can use an available input on my pc ?
I have the ATEM mini for about 4 month and now I learned a few thinks things to you what have irritate me all the time. Thanks!!! Aloha from Switzerland BigWill
I saw somewhere a sound delay on the mixer somewhere.
Hello , I have an Atem mini and I want to use an Panasonic HC-VX980 to do streamlive on facebook whit it. I have a problem: I can not see the image produce by camera in the Atem aplication. Cand you help me ?
Actually I liked how it sounded at 23:33 hahaha
Very informative. We've got one at my workplace, this video really sped up the learning process.
Thank you.

Hi Joe,

Question from Ireland, I seen a previous reader ask this question but no reply.  I am looking same guidance have you and tips?  I post the previous question below

Hey Joseph, a great presentation on Balckmagic ATEM. Can we use this to livestream a live show by removing delays in which performers are in different physical locations? This means the each singer and instrument players are performing from different physical locations through zoom and the host of the zoom meeting wants to broadcast the show in a live stream in facebook, youtube etc by removing delays.

Thanks

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novice1

I just responded to him. Here's my answer:

You can't remove delay — that would require a time machine ;-) But you can ADD delay to the “faster” cameras. That said, when it comes to music performance, I've heard of systems to do exactly that specifically for the music world. I'm sorry I don't have anything to recommend specifically though… I just know that systems do exist. Try searching for terms like “realtime remote music performance” and see what you come up with. Good luck!

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