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How to Connect Computer, iOS device, more! | ATEM (mini) Tips #008

Photo Moment - April 18, 2021

You know you can connect a camera to your ATEM Mini… but what else can you easily connect? It turns out… a LOT! Learn how to connect and configure a Mac, an iPad, an iPhone, a Chromecast receiver, a wireless HDMI, an ATEM Streaming Bridge, and even a dedicated HDMI video player!

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What this tip is about…

When connecting a Mac or PC to your ATEM Mini, the screen should just show up. But if it doesn't, you may need to force the resolution to 1920x1080, and even force the frequency to 60Hz (or whatever is best for your region). You can run a computer in dual screen mode (ideal for Keynote or PowerPoint presentations) or in mirroring mode (ideal for video playback or software demos)! I'll also show you various options for connecting, including HDMI adapters and USB-C to HDMI cables.

You can also connect an iPad or iPhone using a USB-C to HDMI or Lightning to HDMI adapter, but when you do, the image won't be full screen. I'll talk about cropping out the empty space, and filling the screen with the image or placing it against your video background.

I'll show you the Mirascreen Chromecast and Airplay receiver, which makes it easy to share nearly any screen, including an Android phone or a single Chrome browser tab!

I'll connect a Hollyland Mars 300 Wireless HDMI receiver for including a remote camera across the room, and a Blackmagic ATEM Streaming Bridge for connecting a remote camera across the world!

And finally, I'll look at a tiny little HDMI video player, which is perfect for background video, looping interstitials, and so-on!

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UPDATE: Mac users; set the display color profile to SMPTE 431-2-2007 DCI (P3) for best color from the Mac screen on the ATEM! // This tip is a result of YOUR poll results! I hope you like it, and if you do be sure to subscribe! https://youtube.com/c/photojoseph?sub_confirmation=1
Amazing! you make everything look and sound very easy and simple for a dummy like me. Now I need to practice what I have learned from this video. Thanks.
Haha thanks!
What about the audio? what kind of mic are you using? how did you connected to the ATEM? any delay?
Audio can be routed though a camera or into the 3.5mm inputs. Audio is real-time; video is delayed. That’s why it’s easier to route audio through the camera to keep everything in sync. Or you can program the appropriate delay in the ATEM audio inputs. Watch this older video to learn how: ATEM Mini / Pro Update for Audio Sync Delay!
https://youtu.be/H07ZW72CSD0
@PhotoJoseph Thank you for answering my question, I have lavalier microphone connected to the camera but Im recording on my computer with Rolan VRCapture and the audio has a delay, also if I don't hit the record bottom on the camera the audio is not recorded on the computer, I try to make it faster and simplify by recording straight to the computer, the other option that I'm considering is to put a mic straight to the computer and see if it works, what mic do you recommend to connect straight to the computer with a USB if you don't mind me asking you ?
my bad yes the video is delayed.
I don't have a USB mic recommendation but I wouldn't try using a USB mic with the ATEM. The routing will not be together and you could experience drift.
This has been great BUT I want this problem solved.

I want to be able to use my iPad wirelessly connected to my Atem Mini Pro through Airplay since I teach classes using my iPad and I would love to be untethered.

So if you have solved that.....then great!!!!! Tell me how to do it.
I did show that… I literally showed you a wireless Chromecast + AirPlay receiver, and even connected the Mac to it.
@PhotoJoseph Yes, thanks. I realised after. Your videos are usually helpful. I will show you my workflow sometime.
Awesome tutorial 👍
Thank you very much!
Do you know if there is a way to use an iPad as a monitor for the ATEM?
Not really. I did see someone routed a DJI Raveneye through to an iPad, but that isn't exactly normal or economical for just monitoring.
What about audio from the hdmi devices, do all send audio?
They all CAN send audio; it just depends if you want to use that audio or not. Ever HDMI input has audio support, and you can turn on whichever audio inputs you want.
Million thanks! Straight to the point and above all you bring the lab studio to us. I love these series! 👍👌
Thank you!
Hello! Thanks for the great video! I have a question: I have several live streamings for weddings in May. I'm considering buying the Atem Mini Extreme and two Mars 400s Pro, in a 3-camera setup, the third being the wide angle on a tripod. Is this a good setup for weddings? Thanks in advance!
Sure, just keep in mind that the Mars cameras will be delayed from realtime, so they are best used for wide shots and rear shots where you can't see that they are not in sync with any dialog.
@PhotoJoseph Oh, ok! Thanks a lot sir!
Good luck!
What I would have love to have seen is the iPhone in widescreen mode connected to ATEM. Great video. 👍🏾
Just rotate the phone!
Awesome video... thanks! Subscribed! One question: I’ve heard the the HDMI plugs can fail over time from plugging / unplugging inputs (weakening the connection of the port to the ATEM motherboard). So I’m looking for something like a backplane or even pigtail hdmi plugs that could be plugged into the ATEM once and from then on, you just plug into the ‘pigtails’ but I haven’t been able to find anything like this. Ideas?
I've never heard of that happening, and I hear from a LOT of ATEM users. But, that doesn't mean it can't happen. I'd say this — HDMI is designed to be plugged and unplugged many man times. If ports are falling apart, it's probably user abuse more than product failure. That said, to answer your question, I use these L-brackets for various uses, and this would do what you want: https://amzn.to/2Q5F3Yb
I have a Mac 27 and Atem Mini Pro, Is there any way to connect a Logiteck 4K usb camera to my Atem Mini Pro?
nope, sorry. HDMI cameras only.
Love these vids, thanks mate
Thank you for watching!
@14:14 when you show that chart, i've noticed that 4K resolution isn't there. Does that mean that the ATEM cannot downscale from 4K to 1080p? Reason for asking is that my only current camera that has clean HDMI (but isn't my iPhone) is being used as my webcam on the ATEM mini. I often have to change the settings to 1080p but i want to record in 4K when I take it off the "webcam mode" and bring it out with me (but often forget to change it to 4K).
That is correct. You can not scale down a 4K input. Some cameras (like the LUMIX cameras) will record 4K but output 1080p, which is very handy for situations like this.
Nice.
Thank you :-)
Super helpful. I’d love to see what you did in the macros for cropping and scaling the iPad and iPhone.
It's just crop and scale… do you think that's worth a unique tip?
I love this!
Thank you!
More of this contents for newbies like me @photojoseph but I still watch your live vids
I'm trying to balance between newbies and oldies… lots of viewers to satisfy ;-)
Impressive! Learned a lot but more info at one session then my feeble brains can retain. I’ll Definitely have to watch a few more times.
haha I'll take those views, thanks! ;-)
Fantastic tips, many thanks
and many you're welcomes, Jeremy! ;-)
Hi @PhotoJoseph.....How can I connect a USB webcam as an input to Atem Mini Extreme?
I have 1 camcorder and planning to use my webcam as 2nd camera soure
You can’t. I’ve only ever seen one USB-video to HDMI-video adapter, and it was a handmade hack out of China. It’s not worth trying. The ATEM is an HDMI video switcher, not a USB webcam switcher.
@PhotoJoseph Yes I saw that too I think the guy's name is Febon... thanks again for your quick response.... more power & Gobless
I was having issues connecting my MacBook to the atem mini, it would connect but then flash and freeze up. I was using a hdmi dongle to usb-c but it’s one of those multi-use dongles. Could that be the issue?
If it's a cheap third-party dongle, then almost certainly yes, that's the problem. Try either the cable I recommended or the Apple or Belkin USB-C to HDMI adapter (links in description to all of them).
@PhotoJoseph yeah just used another adapter and it works great so just a bad dongle. Thanks!
Awesome!
This is exactly what I needed
Glad to hear that, Trevor!
Nice overview!
Thanks Thomas!
Thanks! What is the name/type of videoplayer you use?
Are you asking about the little blue box? It's listed in the description: AGPTEK HDMI video player (little blue player box) https://amzn.to/2RnZ6Sx
Hola JP!! Necesito una respuesta URGENTE!! Tengo un Atem Mini Pro y necesito hacer un Livestream. Utilizo como cámaras la Sony A7iii y Lumix G7 pero mis cable micro HDMI a HDMI son de 5 metros de distancia (no consigo más largos). El problema es que debo estar a 15 metros de distancia para no interrumpir pero no sé que cables debo usar. ¿Podrías ayudarme, necesito un consejo?
You don't need special cables — just longer ones. Wherever you can order from fastest, you'll need to simply buy longer cables!
Hey man! Great video! I do have a question though. So i have the mini extreme too.. but hdmi out from our iMac into the switcher sends HORRIBLE color.. i contacted BMD and they said the switcher receives YUV color profile not RGB color profile

Any issues you’ve had with this?
Oh crap I should have included that in this!! Argh, I knew I forgot something. OK, in the Display settings, on the Display that's the BMD, set the color profile to SMPTE 431-2-2007 DCI (P3). That'll fix the color. Arghghg!! Now I'm mad at myself.
@PhotoJoseph THANK U!!! the gear is at church so I’ll have to wait until Wednesday but thank u for the quick reply!!! Hopefully it works on ours too!!

Just subscribed! Thanks for the info again!!
Sure thing. I’m going to have to release an update video. At least this one will truly be a “mini” tip!
@PhotoJoseph I’m definitely impressed with your response time haha thank you again!!
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Great information! I appreciate the way you troubleshoot each connected device.
Thank you Kevin!
Clean HDMI from your Android usb-c?
Possibly could have, but this gave me a chance to show Chromecast!
@PhotoJoseph Mobile?
what is the question
@PhotoJoseph Thank You
Great video tips
I have the atem mini pro, I was wondering if it is possible to stream to YouTube on the atem and then use obs on the computer to stream to Facebook as long as I have the uploaded speed.
What camera would you recommend for the Hollyland Mars? I'd like to get a camera shot of the congregation at church. I'd be mounting it to the front wall behind the Pastor on stage. If we can find a PTZ that will work there to be able to move the shot around. The distance from the stage wall to the back wall is around 75 ft, about 85 ft to the video room upstairs. TIA.
Hi James; any camera with clean HDMI out will work with the Hollyland Mars.
Wonderful presentation!!!
To the point, clear and such valuable information! I can’t believe black magic has not scooped you up and have you do their product tutorials if they haven’t already. You are amazing keep up the good work!
Haha thanks man. No Sponsorhip but I don’t think they do that for anyone :-)
Wow! Another great presentation. I have a vague memory of being able to join you via a paid monthly subscription, how do I check the best way of doing this?

We all need to support your efforts of this means of remote learning.

Thanks Carl
Thanks, I really appreciate that, Carl! I have a few support options. You can join the YouTube channel itself at youtube.com/photojoseph/join or you can join as a member at my own website, where you get additional benefits including being able to watch these videos at higher quality and ad-free photojoseph.com/member
This is bloody brilliant, Joseph! Thanks so much!
Thank you, and you’re welcome!
These are SOOO good.
Thank you!
PJ always provides the most reliable and to-the-point tutorials I’ve seen on the internet. Just put $2K worth of orders through your link man on B&H! Thanks brother!
Thank you Doctor, I really appreciate that! You’re too kind.
As someone who is looking to move into getting a switcher like this, this is so good!

Also, I teach a high school video production class and this is a great way to see the possibilities for my students!
Thanks!
Awesome Brian, and yeah, these are so great in education. Even if you’re not streaming; think about projecting multiple camera angles on the wall or on a big TV for things like science experiments in the classroom!
You’re a great presenter! Do you have a video like this for Windows users?
Thanks! I don’t, as I don’t have any PCs in the house. But I’m confident very similar settings are on the PC vs the Mac for mirroring and changing resolutions.
This is awesome, loving your Atem quick tip videos!!! Thanks for taking time to create excellent content.
Thank you for watching!
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