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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!

This is a collection of all PhotoJoseph LIVE shows, now featured on the PhotoJoseph LIVE YouTube channel. Additional episodes are listed below!

ATEM Master Class — FOUR+ HOURS!!

Photo Moment - June 10, 2021

I recently hosted a four hour (++!) long webinar for Blackmagic on the ATEM. Consider this a Master Class of sorts… there is a TON of information in here. This is a very lightly edited version of the live event.

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Chapters

Chapter markers are embedded in the video, but here's the list, too:

0:00:00 - Introduction & Agenda
0:12:26 - Introduction to the ATEM
1:09:38 - Setup & Switching Basics
2:10:51 - Multi-screen Options
2:26:28 - Macros
2:50:40 - Chroma Key (green / blue screen)
3:39:08 - Camera Control
3:47:45 - Recording ISOs (including bRAW)
4:01:04 - HyperDecks
4:12:51 - Streaming Bridge
4:19:23 - Web Presenter HD
4:21:58 - bitfocus Companion and Stream Deck
4:31:22 - iOS ATEM controllers
 

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I used several HDMI to Fiber Transceiver that went well over 150 feet into the switcher and had no issues. It worked well and the cables were CHEAP once I purchased the more expensive tranceivers.
Prior to getting both the original Mini and the Extreme ISO, I used the Roland V-1HD HD to handle switching, which was $1,000 and was only bare bones with basic effects and a T-Bar. Nothing fancy like the ATEM. It's amazing what can be done now that the ATEMs are out.
Thank you tutorial hopefully his knowledge can be learned. The resource.
Took me a couple days to finish, but alas, mission accomplished! Thanks so much for sharing this! I’ll probably have to rewatch sections. Looking to purchase the extreme iso in the very near future to support switching within my new startup for small event live webcasting.

Thanks so so much for sharing!

- Jared
Optical HDMI cables from Amazon basic work perfectly fine.
Thank you for all this great info.
Is there any camera talkback in Atem mini extreme?
No
I watched the video in its entirety, and found that during the Q&A, my question was asked. However, I don’t think the answer given totally fulfilled the question. I am using OBS to change scenes, how can I change the camera inputs in the Atem extreme to reflect the scene changes in OBS? In example OBS scene 1 has Atem camera 1- OBS scene 2 has Atem camera 2 and so forth… and what if I wanted say OBS scene 4 to have Atem cameras 1,2,3,&4 in the scene, how would I go about doing this? I finish by saying you are by far the best tutorial I have found related to my new Atem extreme device.. thanx
This is a question that needs a detailed response and probably a conversation, which is best handled in our private Discord chat group. If you can join the youtube channel at YouTube.com/PhotoJoseph/join you’ll have access to the Discord. It’s also a great way to support the channel! See you there.
Great job mate. How did you zoom in and out live the display on your Mac?
on macOS, go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom and enable "use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom". I use Control key, so I just hold that and scroll the mouse! At least I think that's what you're referring to! If not, give me a time stamp.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE Amazing, thank you!
Awesome Bud! Thanks for the pro level Training!
You bet!
Great Show. Thanks for it. I watched the whole show in one piece 🙂. One question came up and I hope you have an answer for it: I have an ATEM Mini and look for a way to switch ON THE HARDWARE from camera1 to camera2 and while I am switching I want to turn on the picture in picture automatically. When I switch back to camera1 the picture in picture should be disabled again. so I have always for one camera a pip and for the other one not. Is this possible?
Only with macros
@PhotoJoseph LIVE Is there any way to start a recorded makro automatically when I switch with the hardware button to an other camera?
Hi - just started watching this and it looks like a really great through that I'm looking forward to absorbing! Quick question about the webinar though. You say it happened over Zoom? I've found that Zoom is still always SD at the moment due to restricted bandwidth - did you do it in SD and then recreate it for YouTube using the in-camera recordings and so got HD? Or did you have a special premium account that let you use Zoom in HD? I ask because I have a webinar coming up that the client would like to use Zoom for but SD won't really cut it. Thanks!
Should have watched further into the video - I see this question is already answered at 57:45!
minecraft slime sound around 1h 19 min
Just brilliant !
Hi, I am using the ATEM Television Studio HD which has HDMI and SDI outputs. My camera is a Canon XF-105 and it has SDI and HDMI outputs. I am using the SDI output it is 1080i, which is what I have the ATEM set to. Works great. My question is... is there much of a video delay over a 50 ft coaxial cable with the SDI? Will I run into delay issues as I add cameras and if so what do you recommend? Right now for the Zoom/Live meeting I am using this equipment for, only requires the one camera. We have done 2 meetings and one more to go on thursday nov 18, 2021. I am an AV tech for 30 years but new to the ATEM and Zoom setups as of a few months ago. Thanks for any help and your excellent video.
My first question would be, “why 1080i and not 1080p”? Coming from broadcast you’re of course used to interlaced but in the world of online video it’s all progressive. As to delays based on SDI cable length I’ve put cameras side by side on very short and up to 50ft cables and never noticed a difference. As to latency on any given camera, the only way to know is to test. In theory SDI should be real-time (it is on Blackmagic cameras) but it depends on how the camera is handling it. HDMI is always delayed. Again Blackmagic cameras have the lowest delay — it seems their experience in broadcast has trickled through to their non-broadcast cameras which is great. But anyway you have to test; every camera is different.
I am using 1080i because the Canon XF105 video camera will not output 1080p. And with that ATEM as you know all inputs and outputs must be same resolution. Thanks for getting back I appreciate it.
Driving Gary Crazy.
Who, me? 😁
How to figure out video delay n fix wireless HDMI and wired HDMI ?
You can’t “fix” delay but you can compensate for it. Visit PhotoJoseph.com/AVsyncTest
Is there a way to use the features of atem extreme but not the encoder for streaming? Instead send the signal to another output to stream in 4K?
Not in 4K, but you can send the Program out to anywhere. If you want 4K switching, look at the ATEM 2 M/E
@PhotoJoseph LIVE thanks sir.. I’m loving my atem extreme and your video plus your others are extremely helpful…
Is it me , or is the audio changing @ 1:14:00...?
Don’t think it did
Wow! Thank you for providing this level of helpful information.
Good video!!!. I need to use my Atem Streaming Brigde by internet, but i dont know how to configure in my modem, do you have a tutorial about that?
I don't… it's different for every network but basically you're opening ports on your router. You need to look up how to do that for your router.
I love how this satisfy the need to know "everything" about it
thanks for watching!
what they don't say about this device is you need HDMI cameras, which are really expensive.. A USB camera will not work with this device . I fell into that trap and now have a 500$ book end or paper weight, call it what you want but good for nothing without the HDMI cameras,
I’m not sure how you can say “they don’t say that”. It has four (or eight) HDMI inputs and no USB inputs. It’s very clear. I’m sorry you feel this way, but ISB cameras are nowhere near the quality of a proper camera with HDMI output. If that’s not an option, return the ATEM!
@PhotoJoseph LIVE i can return it?
Uh, you didn’t buy it from me, mate. Talk to the store you bought it from!
On the BM design hyper deck studio hd pro can you record at the same time of dropping down graphics
from the same device? no. The HypderDeck can be a playback or a recording device, but not both simultaneously.
Amazing .... 2 hours on Sunday and 2 today .... I love the content and your style!
haha thanks Pedro!!
is the recording 1080p or 4k?
1080p. None of the ATEM Mini line-up does 4K.
I’ve watch this video so many times even before getting the extreme ISO
haha thanks Edgar, I hope you're happy with your purchase!
@PhotoJoseph LIVE worth every penny
@PhotoJoseph hope you can help me figure this one up. I was setting my stream with my atem mini pro iso and I rent the bmpcc 6k pro to be my main with 2 other long that came via sdi to the sdi/hdmi bridge converter. It happened just before the gig, I started to control the cam via the software but it changed the settings to 6k raw and didn’t let me changed it to HD, and then I couldn’t record in the atem in my hdd T5… it just didn’t start recording. So no program iso recorded. Only each cam independently. And I don’t know why? Not even sure when or why it changed the settings to record in 6k raw. Thanks for any tip.
Hey Juan, wow that's a bummer. I don't know why it switches but I have noticed that when you first connect them, it defaults to 6K. But if you were able to live stream, then that means the signal getting to the ATEM was actually 1080p — the hardware can't scale from 4K or 6K, so it wasn't receiving that. I think the cameras default to 6K internal and 1080p output when you connect to the ATEM. With that said, I don't think the camera setting is what blocked recording to the T5. I would say there was something else wrong with the drive. I assume you tried things like disconnecting the drive and reconnecting, but honestly I can't think of any good reason that it wouldn't record.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE thanks. I wasn’t streaming, the whole idea was to record iso to do the post faster, but the braw coming at 6k killed my workflow and it just didn’t record. And yes I tried unplugging, switching to another T5, but it didn’t work. Back to testing but not on live situations.
bizarre. If you figure it out, please let me know!
Hi. I'm planning to buy an Atem Mini Pro for my church. I want to know a thing that i haven't quite understood yet:
i would like to apply a logo to every scene on the lower right angle, and i think the best option is to use downstream key (that's what i understood all over the internet). Now the logo is a png with its own transparency. If i set everything and it work etc etc etc, when i will shut down the atem will it retain the png into media pool and leave it active into media player, or everytime i turn it on i have to set it manually? Because i'd like to have my volunteers to be ready as soon as they turn on the video switcher (i'm going to stream directly from the atem). Thanks for your help.
I just responded to your question on the other video
LOL I don’t know… I answer hundreds of questions. You should have received a notification.
Live replay?
What is the question?
@PhotoJoseph LIVE during live streaming. Can you assign a input to be recorded in real time and then queued for instant playback. Kinda like a sports instant replay
Ah, not within the ATEM natively. It has no ability to record or even store video. But you can do this with an external recorder; the HyperDeck supports this. In fact… that’d be an amazing video to do. Thanks for the idea!!
Coolz! Love to see that video! You can thank me with a ATEM ISO Extreme
😂
great stuff
Thank you!
Good day sir. I most say this mind blowing job you gat here. I enjoy every bit of it and am learning so fast. But an having issue controlling my color wheels both on hardware and the software. I have 3 black magic pocket connected to my Atem Mini Extreme Iso. if I make gain, focus or add lack i will see it moving but am not seeing the effect or changes on the picture. Please I need a help. Thank you sir as I look forward for your response....
Make sure your ATEM and the cameras have the latest firmware. The controls move even if they can’t control the camera, so if it’s not working, then the cameras aren’t getting the message.
Good day sir. I most say this mind blowing job you gat here. I enjoy every bit of it and am learning so fast. But an having issue controlling my color wheels both on hardware and the software. I have 3 black magic pocket connected to my Atem Mini Extreme Iso. if I make gain, focus or add lack i will see it moving but am not seeing the effect or changes on the picture. Please I need a help. Thank you sir as I look forward for your response....
Make sure all cameras and ATEM have the latest firmware
Such an amazing resource to get started with the ATEM Mini ecosystem! And what a marathon of great info, hope you had a chance to recover, haha :-D
Haha I’m teach for another one!
Not sure if I missed it, but I can’t get the hyper deck to record what I’m switching, just keeps the multi view full. I have the studio had plus
Whatever is set to go out of the Program output is what the hypderdck will record. The deck has as monitor on it; what you see is what it captures
@PhotoJoseph LIVE got it! You’re awesome.

Also, if I don’t have internet, would I still be able to recall the macros, or does that all get blown out once I unplug the Ethernet cable? I don’t have a laptop, so I’m wondering just in case I have to go somewhere
The macros don’t require internet but they do require a computer. They aren’t actually stored on the ATEM.
You have not done Audio any justice in this Video... Remember all the detail comes from Audio..
I will do more on my next one
On delay.. I have worked in broadcast for 40 years as an Audio director.. The only fix that works for mixed camera delays is to delay all camera vision to one time line and then delay your audio full mix to match.. Delay is a vision problem not an audio problem the fix has always been passed to Audio directors
Yeah but delaying video is a lot harder than delaying audio. Most mixers have delay built in. I’ve never seen a video delay setting in any device I’ve ever worked with.
what is the recommended length on HDMI cable to run with these switchers and if you needed to run longer cables is there a solution for that as well
Run fibre HDMI
Excellent video, thanks! I was wondering if you knew how to enable the corner beveling? Is there a reason it's always greyed out?
Only supported on some hardware.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE interesting, I'll look into it some more and see what I need. Thanks for the answer
1:44:00 - Bad USB quality? Since you only have a USB-In in your PC/Mac you have to go USB anyway. You could go Atem mini HDMI1out -> CamLink -> USB(PC). May be the quality depends on length and type of your USB-cable.
Sony Master race
😂
I know this is a bit dated but if you are still wondering about the HDMI question at the beginning. I have used Fiber Optic HDMI in 250ft and 300ft without any issues with an ATEM Mini Pro and various cameras.
Yep I did a video on that recently https://youtu.be/ilnQfGbGmYE
Wow I am down under in Oz, and I have watched the whole show in three sessions, what a fantastic job you did you must have been exhausted by the end. Thank you
I’m trying to send an audio mix to my stem via the mic 1 input but is giving me a loud ground noise and rattling sound only. How do I get a clean audio signal? Using the extreme iso
Set the mic 1 to line level in the ATEM software settings
Greetings from Kuala Lumpur! I just jumped directly into Extreme ISO from zero. Superb Master Class. 🙏🏼
How do you get high quality recording when you are recording from obs to your computer using a template mini pro? My video quality is super compressed even at 30mbps on bmpcc6k
I'm not rally an OBS user but the first problem is likely that if you're using OBS, you're probably using the USB video output, which is already compressed. You'd get possibly better but probably similar quality recording directly to a USB drive connected to the ATEM, but the best quality will be to use an HDMI recorder connected to the HDMI output. Of course you may already be using these ports for other things. This is where the Extreme becomes very handy because you have dual HDMI and dual USB outputs.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE Yea, thats what I have been doing just using the extra USB out to record a high quality video file. Thanks.
This was great - watched the whole thing over a few days. Thanks for sharing!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Por qué no veo un video así en español?😔😔
porque no soy Española
This was SOOOOO Awesome!! Thank you so much!
You're so welcome!
Greetings i have 4 lavaliere mics how do i assign each one to a different audio track to edit later along with my video? What other devices are needed such as mixing boards or audio interfaces?
sorry I missed this earlier. If you are using four cameras, then route each lav through each camera. If you don't have four cameras, the you'll need a separate audio interface. Anything with as many inputs as you need will work.

Zoom HD Group Video Requirements

I thought it might be helpful to others to see Zoom’s official requirements for HD video.

 

Here’s there current information:

 

 

Using Group HD video

Last Updated: December 10, 2021

Note: As our world comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stays connected through Zoom globally, we are working to quickly scale our bandwidth during this unprecedented demand.

For the time being, standard video, not HD video, will be activated when 3 or more participants join a group meeting. HD video (720p) will be activated for 2 participants or when a Zoom Room or Conference Room Connector joins a group meeting. HD video (1080p) will only be activated for selective use cases such as large-format broadcast events. -

Group HD video will activate 720p video quality for the active speaker video layout in a group meeting.

Full high-definition 1080p video is limited to Business and Enterprise plans.

Accounts that meet all other Group HD video prerequisites can also request 720p or 1080p feeds for webinar attendees. This feature needs to be enabled by Zoom Support but is temporarily unavailable. After contacting support, please allow up to 3 business days for the feature to be enabled.

H.323/SIP devices can send and receive video up to 1080p. However, for 1080p or higher, it must be enabled by Zoom Support, as well enabled on the provisioned device, or have the device join using a specific dialing string

Additionally, Group HD video 720p for the Pro account must be enabled by Zoom Support.

Notes:

Screen sharing is not affected by Group HD. Screen sharing will display content at the native resolution of the desktop, application, or portion of the screen being shared.

When using the virtual background feature without a green screen, your video will be capped at 720p, potentially at 360p, for some lower-end Windows computers. Currently, only some macOS devices with specific hardware can send outgoing video at 1080p. 

This article covers:

How to enable Group HD video

Account

Group

User

Bandwidth requirements for Group HD video

How to send and receive Group HD with the Zoom desktop client

Send HD

Receive HD

Prerequisites for Group HD video

Standard HD (720p)

Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account

Setting must be enabled by Zoom Support for 720p for the Pro account

Full-screen meeting window on Zoom desktop client

Zoom mobile app

Android: version 5.8.6 or higher

iOS: version 5.8.6 or higher

Full HD (1080p)

Business, Education, or Enterprise account

Setting must be enabled by Zoom Support

i7 Quad Core (physical core) CPU or higher

Zoom desktop client

Windows: version 4.3.46185.0120 or later

macOS: version4.3.53325.0120 or later

How to enable or disable Group HD video

Note: The Group HD video setting will use a higher amount of CPU and bandwidth (~2Mbps up/down). If you are experiencing network or CPU performance issues, you may want to disable Group HD video.

Account

To enable or disable Group HD video for all users in the account:

Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit account settings.

In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings.

Click the Meeting tab.

Under In Meeting (Advanced), click the Group HD video toggle to enable or disable it.

If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.

(Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon 

unlocked-button.png

, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Select Standard HD (720p) or Full HD (1080p), if applicable for your account.

Click Save.

Group

Note: If you signed up for a new Zoom account after August 21, 2021; or the New Admin Experience is enabled on your account, the Group Management page has been renamed to Groups.

To enable or disable Group HD video for a group of users:

Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit groups.

In the navigation menu, click User Management then Group Management.

Click the applicable group name from the list.

Click the Meeting tab.

Under In Meeting (Advanced), click the Group HD video toggle to enable or disable it.

If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at the account level and needs to be changed at that level.

(Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in the group, click the lock icon 

unlocked-button.png

, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Select Standard HD (720p) or Full HD (1080p), if applicable for your account.

Click Save.

User

To enable or disable Group HD video for your own use:

Sign in to the Zoom web portal.

In the navigation panel, click Settings.

Click the Meeting tab.

Under In Meeting (Advanced), click the Group HD video toggle to enable or disable it.

If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level. You need to contact your Zoom admin.

Select Standard HD (720p) or Full HD (1080p), if applicable for your account.

Click Save.

Bandwidth requirements for Group HD video

Standard HD (720p)

1-on-1 video calls: 1.2Mbps (up/down)

Group video calls: 2.6Mbps / 1.8Mbps (up/down)

Full HD (1080p)

1:1 video calls:

Receiving 1080p HD video requires a minimum of 3.0Mbps.

Sending 1080p video requires a minimum of 3.8Mbps.

Group video calls:

Receiving 1080p HD video requires a minimum of 3.0Mbps.

Sending 1080p video requires a minimum of 3.8Mbps.

How to send and receive Group HD with the Zoom client

Below are guidelines on how to achieve HD when in a meeting or webinar. This is not an exhaustive list, as there are other potential limitations, such as hardware limitations. 

Send HD

Put the meeting window in full-screen mode.

Use active speaker mode.

HD enabled in Settings in the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. 

Meet our bandwidth requirements

At least one attendee must be in full-screen mode. 

Receive HD

Put the meeting window in full-screen mode.

Use active speaker mode.

Meet our bandwidth requirements.

At least one attendee must be meeting our requirements for sending HD, as mentioned above.

 

I recently asked them to upgrade me to HD, and they did. You just have to ask now! (it's 720p but still… way better than before!)

@PhotoJoseph
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