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ATEM Mini Pro — It really is that good

Photo Moment - April 27, 2020

The Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro is a thing of beauty. Packed with features and worth 2x to 3x the price, it's a one-stop shop for your live streaming needs.

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Any advice on Youtube connectivity. I can stream to Facebook with no issues, but when I try to YouTube, it does not recognize the BMD ATEM mini pro as a Webcam. Therefore my screen on the top left corner never populates.
Are you streaming to YouTube from the ATEM Mini Pro, or are you using the ATEM Mini Pro as a webcam in YouTube on the web? Two different approaches. You should definitely be doing the first. Choose Youtube in the streaming setup and enter your key; that’s it.
@PhotoJoseph Thanks for the reply. Being that I am using a camera to view the Pastor on stage, I have to use the ATEM Mini Pro as the Webcam. Presently, it will connect to my iMac Webcam, but that will not give me a view of the stage. Facebook recognizes it, but we really prefer to use Youtube.
First time EVER I've asked someone on YouTube to answer a question. So far you would have to answer 685 comments if that were even possible?!
I'm still stuck on the issue of ONLY one HDMI out. You said my audience will not see me access Multiview. By Audience did you mean those that I stream to? I'm going to use this in a live environment as at the same time and I my local monitor shows the multiview whenever I press it. AND everyone is right YOU'RE GOOD - Keep your Day job! We appreciate you.
Im interested in purchasing the Atem Mini Pro but want to stream over Wirecast. How do i connect the Atem Mini pro to live stream through software? Can i connect it to my PC and how? Your help is appreciated.
Wirecast will see the USB signal or you can convert HDMI to USB with another box and feed that to Wirecast
if i connect the atem mini pro to my pc via usb can i record to the pc by selecting the pc as the diskto be recorded to on the software !? is there any way to record from it to the pc without using a third party app like obs or wirecast !?
I’m confused can you use the c port output for multi-view then use hdmi out for a projector? Everyone says something different. Please help and thank you!
No. USB-C is either for recording to a SSD drive, or for outputting the program to your computer as a webcam (so the Program is seen in zoom, skype, etc.). HDMI is either Multiview or Program. Mix and match as you please. You can NOT get multiview out the USB-C.
Is the streaming in atem mini pro reliable? did you have any issues, interruption, freese ... ?
Just found your shows yesterday and you got a new fan.
Got the ATEM Mini when it came out (hardly used it sadly) and realize that ATEM Mini Pro is the thing...
Just got the Feelworld LUT7S monitor on my GH5 too, and realize that I might have been better of with an ATMOS Ninja with recording options.
There is a lot of useful information for a newbie those seconds at the end of this show.
Already been looking at the HOLLYLAND Mars 400S for more flexibility on camera placing.
Your videoes are so good that I need to dive into your previous ones to see if you have made any "This is how you set up your gear for a on-the-road-streaming-event" with as little gear as posible using the ATEM Mini/ATEM Mini Pro.

Another thing is that my MacBook Pro is giving me a warning that the Blackmagic software (for UltraStudio Mini Recorders, hardware I see I actually only use running directly to Wirecast) will not work in coming versions of the MacOS. I guess Blackmagic will release new software versions in time... Then again... will I use Wirecast after this. You have given me tons to think about!

Again: Thank you for the very good shows PhotoJoseph. Very very helpful to a newbie!
What SSD did you use in this video to record to you external hard drive?
I noticed there’s a lot of delay on the Multiview. Is that because of editing or is that really how bad the ATEM Mini Pro lags?
I have 2 questions please:

#1 - Can you see any difference on the HDMI vs USB to PC connection quality?
#2 - Do you have any tips on how to hook a FocusRIte Scarlet 2:2 Gen 3 that has a mini usb to the ATEM for audio?

Thank you so much and blessing - Chris
Could one record the video to an SD card connected to an external card reader instead of a hard drive?
I just got my ATEM Mini. The latest software DOES include "delay" in the audio settings.
Thats awesome, this was the killer for me. I guess I can get one soon then.
very good run through. I have comb through so many channels, but yours is the most practical. thanks for your hard work. Just a questions, I am thinking of using this to replace my Streamlabs OBS, but there are some functions that I just cldnt figure out, like how to set the pic in pic to a larger size in the preview pane (so far I only see that it straight away go to Program window)
Hi Joseph, fantastic video, this is so helpful! I wanted to ask you if you can record on the SSD directly even if you don't stream live anywhere. Just simply record what your cameras are seeing!
Thanks a lot in advance
Can you do a video on how to stream ATEM Mini to Zoom or Hopin?
I got one, don’t need it anymore ( haven’t open the box) 📦 🇺🇸
Mi cámara muestra los ajustes en la pantalla (Cannon) y quiero transmitir en Microsoft Teams live. Podría decirme cómo puedo transmitir?
Can you use this as a multi-camera monitoring platform for a zoom call (screen sharing the multi-view) and record to the cameras internally?
Is it possible to record the Stream with a HDD over a Docking Station or only with an SSD? Thanks!!!
Cool Video:). How Noise is the fan of Atem Mini Pro? Thanks:) Regards Alexander
Not a problem at all
@PhotoJoseph Thx:) Greeting from Vienna Alexander
MOST informative... clearly explained... SUPER! Thank you... To be sure I would like to ask you the following: does the USB-C output always (or only) records the PROGRAM... I would like to use the HDMI out as preview so I hope the signal to the USB-C is not impacted by this PREVIEW function... I look forward to your answer... thank you very much, Max.
Thank you! great video explained everything really well! quick question are we able to connect liveu solo to ATEM min and still have multi-view?
THANKS!! Maybe you can help. I would like to do the following - all at the same time. How can we do it on the Mini Pro? 1) Have 3 camera + 1 computer inputs via HDMI (OK - This part is easy) / 2) Have the mix go to a Zoom call (on a 2nd computer) / 3) Have the mix also show locally on a Large Screen or Projector via HDMI / 4) Use the Multi-View to be able to preview and cue the various HDMI inputs ??? Also - is there some sort of USB-C breakout that will enable the Mini Pro to feed Zoom (in another computer) and record that feed (actually the video mix) at the same time?
If I am running my audio into a digital audio workstation like ableton live or logic, can I tell that the daw to add a delay as you did with the recorder?
So you’d run the audio into a computer for processing and back out into the ATEM? I’m no DAW expert but I’m confident you could add delay there. But also, there is now a programmable delay in the ATEM:
Great, informative video. Super helpful, as usual! Thanks!!
THanks for watching!
Awesome job. Love your style. Maybe you could mention that Black Magic has now created an update to delay the audio right in the software. It is very helpful. Thanks again.
You mean like this?
Can you go over how to stream to Kollective?
Subscribed! Joseph, If I wanted to live stream a high quality footage of a cross country trip, with multiple camera angles, what setup would you suggest? Could I get by with the ATEM mini and the webcaster x2 or would I need something like the LiveU solo?
As long as you have power and a wired internet connection, you can do it. If you're considering doing it mobile (i.e. from an RV), power won't be a problem but you'll need some kind of 4G-to-ethernet device. And if you really want to be solid, you'll want to bond multiple cellular signals. I'd look at options from Teradek for that.
​@PhotoJoseph Yes, high quality, mobile streaming from a vehicle with multiple cameras is the goal. Thanks for the quick response, seems like 'Teradek VidiU' is similar to the 'LiveU solo'
Nice one PhotoJoseph, this looks great. I haven't stopped by your channel in a while, looking forward to catching up on your content.
Thanks, there's lots to see! :-)
Hi Joseph hope everything is well..Thank you for all you youtube video very informative...I have a questions about the Atem mini and pro,I just like to be clear..I am using window/PC do I need capture card with Atem mini or pro?. Next question I like to play our video show clip while live streaming can the people see what I see in my monitor?..Hope to hear from you please,thank you
I just answered your question on facebook
Very nice video. It seems that ATEM Mini Pro has everything that I need to replace Wirecast. There is one aspect that I didn't see in any video you made about ATEM mini. Is it possible to rotate the input image with 180? I need this because I have a camera that is mounted upside down.
It does not. Even my bigger ATEM doesn’t do rotation. I think you’ll need a dedicated box for that, like this one “RIJER RJ270 VGA DP HDMI Audio Signal Input 640480/60HZ to 19201200/60HZ Resolution Rotation 90 180 270 Degrees Upgraded Image Rotator with HDMI Audio Signal Output”
@PhotoJoseph thank you for quick reply. probably it will be easier to insist on reposition video cameras.
well done
Hello PhotoJoseph, thank you for sharing these tips. Qn: How do I bring my latest MacBook pro 16" into an ATEM production 4k switcher? What is the easier and most efficient cheapest way?
PhotoJoseph what decimation is this? I do have the md-lx but failed to get a signal out of it. I do not know what am doing wrong. I also have a data video DAC-70 but still no signal even if I set everything to match the frame rate for the switcher which is 29.97
PhotoJoseph what kind of decimator do you use?
I own the MD-Cross — there’s quite a bit of configuration required to get it working the way you want, just because it has SO many options.
PhotoJoseph Can you please share a screenshot of your setting if a sent you my email address? Do you have a Facebook page?
No… it’s all in the Decimator, not a computer. Read their manual and configure for your specific needs.
great content, by the way, they included the DELAY from the Mic inputs in the newest version of the software, you just need to upgrade the software and then upgrade your ATEM mini or ATEM mini pro, and you will have a delay button underneath the Mic name in the software :)
Damn, very helpful again! now I want a Mini Pro!! haha
hehe… #SorryNotSorry! ;-)
I can't thank you enough for this video! I've been devouring all the Atem Mini Pro info I can as I use one for a church job now. Question - can you help or point me to the right direction on getting into the XML details? I'm attempting to stream through a service called StreamMonkey. I'm aware the Atem XML is set to stream to YT, Twitch, (and the third I can't remember), but I'm assuming you can input any service into the XML. How would I go about doing that? Thanks in advance!!
There are a few videos on youtube already but I'm setting up to record one now. It fell behind but I'm working on that today and tomorrow.
Newbie question... so with this setup, are you able to stream this without running it into a computer at all?
Correct. The computer is required for initial setup (choosing the streaming destination, loading graphics), but once that’s configured you don’t need it there. However if you reboot the ATEM, you will need a computer to reload the graphics.
thanks to you I finally got my wireless mic to work! thanks for the tip!
@PhotoJoseph Why do they make it so hard?
Thank for another great educational video. check out the new update if you haven't seen it they fixed they audio delay you mentioned. What's new in ATEM 8.2.3
Adds adjustable audio delay on the analog inputs on ATEM Mini models.
seen it; made a video!
I'm fairly new to this. Why would I look at this instead of the Roland VR-1HD? Thanks
I haven't done a side by side and have not used the Roland, but this is, from what I have seen, more feature rich at a lower cost.
PhotoJoseph thanks the Roland is almost double the price but doesn’t seem to offer much more than the auto switching but I could be totally wrong
You can auto switch on the ATEM, too.
This is one of the most comprehensive and straight forward review of a product i have ever seen. This is how to show a product!
Haha thanks, I appreciate that! I hope you subbed ;-)
@PhotoJoseph I did :)
where do i find the link to download the multi view software as shown in 0:23 to 0:53 ?
It’s not software, it’s built into the unit.
Thank you very Big
you're welcome very big!
Blackmagic design has just released an update for The Atem Mini Pro the audio delay has been completely settled and there is more in the DVE part of it. Thanks for the time you put for us in your videos. We learn a lot.
Thanks Clevio! I’m actually dong a video on that right now
I’m assuming you can record and live stream at the same time? As you mention recording streams but don’t explicitly state that you can I don’t think?
Yes, absolutely.
i Found the "Delay" Function in the Manuel, that solved my delay with external Mic and the hdmi Cameras - in english its Page 42 :)
You must have just downloaded it today June 10, 2020, because that feature was JUST added in the 8.2.3 release!
PhotoJoseph oh yes of course. I got the Atem mini pro today (yesterday I watched you movies ;) thanks a lot for your hard work and explain about the technology. 🙏
Awesome, and you’re welcome!
Great review and it is this video convince me getting one.
Can I set the pip dependant to main picture like what obs does with scenes? I always want one on main and another on pip but atem pip source is fixed and i have to change in software everytime. What am i missing?
Create a macro so when you switch, it all happens at once
Is it possible for me to have a HDMI program signal output to a projector but at the same time doing the live stream with this Atem mini pro?
Yes, but you’ll give up Multiview. There’s only one HDMI output. It can be the Program (that’s the live show), or Multiview, or any single input. But you only can do one at a time.

Yes, keen to understand how to modify XML file to Live stream to RTMP streaming like Vimeo or Dacast, etc?

Will you be posting another video on this as many people will be super keen to understand how to achieve and do this?

I also use services like Restream or Switchboard Live to Simulcast out to multiple locations at once like;

  • Youtube
  • Facebook
  • Periscope
  • Twitch
  • Linkedin
  • Instagram

These platforms only use RTMP

By the way thanks for a great video and very professionally executed  


Rob Roytel

The Streaming Guy

Hi Rob, yes I definitely will. I’ve had several requests already!

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Hi Joseph,

   My name is Sonny. I watch your videos all the time. I purchased the MEVO cameras in the past because of your very good reviews. Now I purchased the ATEM MINI Pro. Just wondering if you can make a short video on how to fix a couple of my issues with Atem Mini Pro. I can’t seems to find any out there that explains.


1. Atem Mini Pro is not showing the blackmagic as webcam in facebook, youtube and OBS  to chose when connected via Ethernet (Not USB-C). I tried on my Surface pro 4, Lenovo PC tablet and to my MacOS Sierra. All with same result.The good thing is, I am able to control the atem software.


2. Atem Mini Pro is not allowing me stream on facebook and youtube by using a stream key. These are the same results for USB-C and Ethernet adaptor connectivity.


I could be doing something wrong. I’m new to all of this. Just want to know if the product is defective before I do something to maybe exchange it from Blackmagick.








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