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Auto Switch Camera Angles Using Macros | ATEM (mini) Tips #001

Photo Moment - March 11, 2021

Have you ever wanted your ATEM Mini to change camera angles automatically? It's a common question, so I created this ATEM (mini) Tip to show you how!

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What this tip is about…

Operating an ATEM Mini is pretty easy, but what if you want the camera angles to change for you? You easily do that using the built-in macros capability! All you need to do is start recording a macro, switch to one input (for example, CAM 1), then insert a pause of however long you want — a few seconds, a minute, whatever! — then switch to CAM 2 (or any other), add another pause, and repeat. That's it!

When you run the macro, it'll switch, pause, switch, pause, etc. And if you want this to continuously switch, you can simply set the macro to repeat! Just don't forget to add a pause at the end of the macro, so that it takes time after the final camera switch, before it starts all over again.

If you want the switches to feel more random, then build multiple rounds of switching into a single macro, each with different timings between inputs, and repeat that. For example, switch to CAM 1, pause 3 seconds… CAM 2, 5 seconds… CAM 3, 4 seconds… CAM 4, 7 seconds… CAM 1, 6 seconds… CAM 2, 3 seconds… CAM 3, 9 seconds… and so-on. You can even change the order that the camera angles switch! Just build a random “pattern” into the sequence, and make it long enough so no one notices that it's repeating. Pretty cool, right? 

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