Keeping your ATEM Up to Date!
Photo Moment - March 23, 2021
You've got your ATEM Mini, ATEM Mini Pro, ATEM Mini Pro ISO, or even one of the new ATEM Mini Extreme or ATEM Mini Extreme ISO switchers (phew, that's a lot!). But is it up-to-date? Do you have the latest software? Heck, have you even found the software? This video shows you how to download the latest software and install it on your ATEM hardware.
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What this tip is about…
Did you know that your ATEM is constantly getting updated with new features? You'll want to keep this up-to-date to get the most from your hardware. And if this is the first time using it, none of the ATEM switchers actually come with the software — you have to download it! So where do you get the software?
Visit https://blackmagicdesign.com and click on the Support tab. Then in the “Search by model” search field, type in the model of your ATEM, such as “ATEM Mini Pro ISO” or “ATEM Mini Extreme”. Select the right model from the list, and that will load the right software farther down the page — but you might have to scroll paste the first series of thumbnails (yeah, it's a little confusing). Download the appropriate software for macOS or Windows, and run the installer.
This will install a folder called “Blackmagic ATEM Switchers” with a bunch of stuff, but most importantly, two apps. One is called “ATEM Software Control”, which is the app to control the switcher via software, and the other is the “ATEM Setup” which sets up basic settings like network access, but also runs the software updates.
When you open “ATEM Setup”, you'll see two buttons. One of them (on the left) opens the setup window, and if there's an update available for your ATEM hardware, it will prompt you to install it. It won't force you to update though, which is great, if you don't have time right now. Allowing it to update is fast and painless; it will load the new software (firmware) onto your ATEM, and reboot it. In a few minutes you will be back up and running, with the latest features!
📄 Full Video Transcript
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