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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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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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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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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....
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.
I have an Samsung T7, worked with atem mini extreme iso twice, but atem recognize, but can not record. Do you have any idea about where is the issue?
Are you talking about using the Samsung with HDMI output into the ATEM, or using it as a cellular device? I don’t understand what you’re asking. However for anything, if it used to work but doesn’t, consider the cable may be bad.
You have not done Audio any justice in this Video... Remember all the detail comes from Audio..
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
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?
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.
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
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
This was great - watched the whole thing over a few days. Thanks for sharing!
Por qué no veo un video así en español?😔😔
This was SOOOOO Awesome!! Thank you so much!
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?
An absolutely excellent video, question for you, you talk about the delay over HDMI with the Hollyland video senders, if I Used these for all cameras and they were all on HDMI senders, there should all be in sync? It’s only if one is on HDMI and the others won’t be in sync?
It would be great if you did a video customizing the 810 Mini software control for these streaming platforms not native to ATEM 810 software control software.
I am intrigued at your setup. I am using the ATEM 2M/E Switcher for all my inputs. I have the ATEM Extreme ISO. I am presently using it to display the 1M/E and 2M/E multi view. How do you use your switcher and your ATEM EXTREM ISO .
Ohhhhh yeah
Thank you very much
Just purchase the atem mini extreme iso yesterday and tried it today by following this video. i was suprise after 30mins of basic setting up, underneath the device gets too hot. you can even cook an egg on it. any idea how to solve this??? tnx in advance
It does get hot, but as long as the ventilation on the sides is not blocked, that's fine. You could raise it off your desk with something like this which also gives it more airflow underneath:
We raised ours. It does get hot.
Hi Photo Joseph,
Good day,

Do you provide certificate for this course?
No, this is not a certified course. I don't know that there is one for the ATEM.
What Ssd you used? My atem extreme iso always freezes when recording ISO.
oh no! I use an old Samsung T5. There are newer models; I'd try one of those.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE I tried 3 T5 and a GSpeed. They all freeze :-(
@Miguel Barriga have you found out whatr´s the reason? should it have something to do with encoding specs?
Have you tried different cables with all these different drives?
I watched the whole show and there is a ton of information packed there! I was trying to clear my mind on some topics and...still confused. I am looking forward to purchase an Extreme ISO, but given BMD track record of getting a new device line every six months and lowering the price of previous models, I am wondering about the new models to make it obsolete (Got my ATEM Pro ISO 40 days before the Extreme models were released).

I am also pondering on the hyperdeck as a media player for the Extreme ISO vs other options based on Raspberry Pí plus VLC Playoutbee. My goal is to use them for non mission critical streaming. Any thoughts on these?
I wouldn't quite call this a "Master Class" but there is good information in here. There are quite a bit of things you didn't cover in four hours.
It could have been 40 hours and I wouldn't cover everything.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE It was most definitely as mater class!! I appreciate you.
@PhotoJoseph I enjoy every bit of this video. I learnt a lot. Because of you and others like you I started using Blackmagic equipment. Love your videos, very informative.
Thank you Cliff! I hope you’re seeing the series I’m doing as well?
well, we know this weekend is going to be a booked one in front of the computer!!!
Hello, I am simon from Belgium, I followed your ATEM Master Class program and I have a question could you help me please? I have an Atem extreme Iso, 2 bmpcc6K . I encounter this problem during the live: When the bmpcc are connected to the atem the prores mode is disabled and I can only do live with the Braw. i have two black bands on screen and i wish they weren't visible but i dont know how to do that. During your Master Class I saw that you also had bmpcc6K but your image did not display the black bands, how did you do it?
I’m pretty sure that you are limited to BRAW when recording in-camera and tethered to the ATEM. I don’t know why that is but it probably has to do with their Resolved project creation and their desire to keep you in the Blackmagic ecosystem. As to the black bars, that’s because you’re in C4K instead of UHD mode. That’s an easy toggle.
@PhotoJoseph LIVE thank you for these details, how to do this toggle?, I cannot do a live in UHD because the bmpcc6k in braw does not offer UHD
Hmm, I don’t recall as I’ve only used it a few times and I don’t have it with me. But I know it can be done! Sorry can’t help more!
I have one question, though, related to network. I have my Atem Extreme, Hyperdeck and Mini-PC connected to a switch, all of them have a static IP-address in the 192.168.10.XX range. This all works great at home, and when using mobile hotspot on the road, but at some locations they have internet available through a LAN-cable, and most of the time they use a different IP-range. Is it possible to get internet through their cable without changing the IP-address of all my devices to match their range? :)
Nope. That’s just basic networking. If you want to use their network, you have to use their addresses.
And what prevents you from replacing the switch with a router.
On which NAT is configured, just like at home.
The only thing is that your subnet and external subnet do not match.
Hello Joseph, is there any option in companion app to trigger turning on Super Source? do you know what may be causing the problem that Super Source doesn't automatically turn on when I select presets? I just have to confirm by clicking the physical button on Atem. Is there in Companion option to activate SuperSource? Thanks for help
Hm, I don’t think there is. And nothing happens automatically. So, if it’s not there, build a macro that enables supersource and sets it up the way you want — remember you will want to tell it EVERYTHING, including position, source, etc. — and then trigger that macro from Companion.
so good man....thanks
Thank you
A little info on the HDMI to Fiber boxes. We used those for a live racing-event we did, and it worked perfectly. Boxes cost us about 150$ each end, + a 100 for the fiber cable. Think we had length of about 500 meters, but should be able to go up to atleast 3 kilometers :)

Edit: Actually up to 20km, though I haven't tested that :) Also, the price has gone down alot since we bought them. They cost about 100 dollars for the pair (transmitter and receiver). That's insanely cheap!
That’s incredible. Thanks for the testimonial? Do you recall the brand you used?
@PhotoJoseph LIVE We used this brand, but others should work just as fine :)
Thanks. I just ordered this $113 300ft fiber HDMI cable from Amazon to test it, because that's just incredible
1st off, great videos, 2nd, the only thing I dissliked about the whole (ISO) parts was that you and others failed to mention at the time of discussion of ISO recording was 'That you had to use BM cameras".. so its useless unless you have BM cams..
That is not accurate. The ISO recording works with any camera. It’s the in-camera bRAW master simultaneous recording that only works with BMPCC cameras. But the ISO recording and Resolve project file recording works with ANY input into the HDMI.
I watched this all at once... slight problem. I can’t remember everything when it’s coming at me so fast. Wish I could’ve seen it live but perhaps next time. Thanks from Australia
fortunately you can go back and re-watch anything at any time ;-) Thanks for watching!
@PhotoJoseph LIVE thank you for all the hard work you put into each and every video. YouTube is very lucky to have you
thank you for saying so, I appreciate that.
I'm only up to the lunch break and am finding this show great. But I'll need to get some sleep now and come back for the second part tomorrow. Wish I'd seen this live.
haha well I'm very glad you are able to catch it now. Feel free to pop into any of my live shows to ask any questions you don't get answered here!
Was about to ask .. if u got hyperdeck do u still need stream deck
Those could not be more different devices… are you sure you're asking about the right things?
is that your estimate of how long it'll take to watch this? hahahah just kidding… thanks!
Is the on-camera mics that bad on the BM’s? Sounded almost as you where picking up the sound from a source more far away @photojoseph
I hadn't configured them at all, basically just assuming they would work fine. I'm sure you can increase the gain on them though. Sorry, that was a pretty unprepared part of the demo!
I need to book an afternoon off. I can tell already this is going to be good.
haha thanks, yeah it's a TON of stuff!!
Can't wait to get into the meat of this...
Much appreciated!
Over 4 hours..... this might take a few session to watch. Looking forward to picking up new tips
I know, I know… it was a long day, and this was all delivered live! haha you can totally tell I'm losing my voice at the end 😂
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