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How to Connect ATEM Mini to your Network

Photo Moment - November 11, 2021

If you're not sure how to connect your ATEM Mini to the network, this is the video for you! I promise it's really easy… and you may not realize how many benefits there are to doing it!

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If you're not sure how to connect your ATEM Mini to the network, this is the video for you! I promise it's really easy… and you may not realize how many benefits there are to doing it! Connecting your ATEM Mini to your network provides significant advantages over just using USB, and is required if you want to live stream directly from your ATEM Mini. In this video I'll explain what you need to know, and talk about how to connect it to even the smallest of home networks!

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But the ATEM mini can not stream, only pro versions can
Correct. But you can still add it to the network for control.
@PhotoJoseph yes ofc, the usb gets a free spot for pc stuff, my question and might be a solution, CAN it accept usb hubs? aka something like 5/10gbps capable hub.
did you try any combination to see if the ATEM detects anything extra?
@VooDooDNA Hubs work only to add multiple drives. But you can't add a hub to make it usable for USB drives and as a USB webcam. Those are different protocols, and the USB port auto-switches to the needed protocol depending on what you connect. It can't be both at once. If you need both, you need the ATEM Mini Extreme.
Hey Joseph. Thanks for the great videos! I've just subscribed. Quick question. Is there a way to see an Item that is at a remote location? We have an Atem on a network at our local church and I'd like to be able to access that from home. Is this possible? Kind regards.
Absolutely! Set up a VPN at your church. Once you connect to the VPN from wherever you are, you can access the ATEM as if you were there. Or, run the ATEM Software on a computer at your church, and use a screen sharing system to view it. I personally use a system called “Jump” as it’s proven the most reliable. You can see it in use in my “5x BGH1” video.
@PhotoJoseph Thanks!
Hello Joseph,
Great job congratulations.
I have a question: is it possible to plus 2 atems on se same network?
Thank you for your videos it helps a lot.
Yes, absolutely. Each one just needs a unique IP address.
​@PhotoJoseph thank you very much for your answer Joseph.
Have you already explained that on one of your videos maybe?
@NANDA TIO I haven’t but all you need to do is repeat the instructions on this video!
Joseph. How is the review of the GH6 going? I have a GH5 currently and a few BGH1's... but waiting for that sweet GH6.
The camera isn’t out yet, so there is nothing to review (yet)
do you know if the lumix lx100 has a remote input =D
I don’t but I’m sure you can google the user guide for it and look in there
@PhotoJoseph thank you =D
Short and sweet, Joseph. Great job!
🙏🏻 Pedro!
Can I say, perfect level of detail, especially for the network terminology and the reasoning for using it.
Wow thank you, that’s VERY much appreciated!
Educational comment from IT: “Hub” is a common name for network devices, but actual hubs are older tech and you probably won’t be able to buy one. Switches are the new standard! Buy a switch!

Also, if you simply plug into switch with no router or DHCP server behind it, your ATEM won’t be able to automatically obtain an IP address, so if you use a switch, be sure to connect your switch to your router. Additionally, your computer and ATEM must be on the same network, so if you plug in a separate WiFi router (not your internet modem/gateway/router) to your switch for WiFi access from a computer, chances are that additional “router” will hand out it own set of IP’s and be on a separate network. This is resolved by using an “Access Point” as an secondary WiFi device instead of a WiFi “router.” You ‘could’ use a secondary WiFi router as a pseudo access point by connecting your switch to a LAN port instead of the WAN port and disabling DHCP on the secondary WiFi router. But if you’re buying a device as a secondary WiFi device that you intend to use with your existing router, get an access point instead!
Thanks for the knowledge bomb, Jake! You rock.
Can you do another video like for your recommendations on this connecting remotely out in the field
Thanks for being a member, Trace! Do you mean using a cellular connection? If so it’s on my list!
@PhotoJoseph yes a cellular connection
@PhotoJoseph i’ve gained a lot of knowledge from watching your videos and you keep it simple and make it easy to follow and on a different note I went to New York this past week and I ended up picking up a S1R from adorama for 1900 bucks open box and I need to look through your videos and see if you have a video comparing the S1 and the S1R Features As far as taking photos in low light situations
@Trace Miller I don’t, sorry, but congratulations! I am working on a video that you’ll like though.
Cellular … it’s on the list!
How can I separate the camera tracks in DaVinci resolve? When I open the DR project all cameras show up in one single track
Do you mean from the ISO recording? I’m not a Resolve editor so I’m not sure. I do know it’s not built as a multicam track but just cute between clips.
@PhotoJoseph yes from the ISO recording, the ATEM mini ISO creates.a DR project that you can further correct. The problem is that all the cameras appear under the same track, it makes it hard to replace the files with higher quality files for us non Blackmagic camera users. .
@Alex Alonso Couldn't you copy and paste a clip from each cam out of the master DR track onto separate tracks and stretch them on the timeline?
@Chenango Creative Labs Yes, that's exactly my process as of today, but imagine doing this for a 2 hour-long event with 3 cameras.
I will definitely do that 🙌🏼
Knowing what I know about networking and the Atem working with Companion , and Stream Deck it is also a good idea to assign the Atem a static IP address to keep it out of the DHCP pool.
The only advantage of that would be that the address can’t change — which is a real advantage but also on a small network it really shouldn’t change. But you’re not wrong.
An elegant solution would be to make a DHCP reservation for atem’s mac address, this way you keep the flexibility.
@George that’s exactly how I do it
great clear and understandable info. Will you be doing a video on stream deck and companion? I could never get companion to work but did get my stream deck to control my atem extreme iso for switching which was all I really needed.
Thank you! I’ve talked about it in several videos but never done a setup one. I guess I should!
Excellent and Clear! Thank you!
Awesome, thank you!
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