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Yes, ATEM Mini has PREVIEW!

Photo Moment - December 20, 2019

There's a little misinformation about PREVIEW vs MULTI-VIEW on the ATEM Mini out there, and I wanted to clarify. This video explains the differences between PROGRAM, PREVIEW and MULTI-VIEW, and how to enable true PREVIEW mode on your ATEM Mini!

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LIVE saver. Thank you
You're welcome!
Why is it well hidden.. was searching this feature since using small monitor
can't say why but I'm glad you found it!
It would be great if you would do a tutorial on using the Stream deck with the ATEM & OBS
That’s been on my list for a while. I’ve covered it in live events but never in a comprehensive video 🤔
after years using atem mini, i just know that atem mini also can do this. wow, thanks!
Simple explanation that was spot on, well done ❤
The ATEM Mini ISO and Mini Pro both have Multiview, but I can see the regular ATEM Mini does not. Another interesting thing to note, on the Mini Pro and Mini ISO, you can press and hold the PGM button to enable Preview Out on the HDMI output.
Well then, that’s news to me! Neat!!
The ATEM Mini ISO and Mini Pro both have Multiview, but I can see the regular ATEM Mini does not. Another interesting thing to note, on the Mini Pro and Mini ISO, you can press and hold the PGM button to enable Preview Out on the HDMI output.
Can you make a video to explain please
I like your setup please send me basic for hardware simple using atem to obs
very helpful, thanks a lot. Also for extreme iso 👍
This is an invaluable video! So well done, straight to the point, clearly planned and executed. Many thanks from this newbie!
Thank you 🙏🏻
You are a life save on the Preview options was so frustrated, bit knowing how to select program preview. Your video enabled me to change that and do a few things on the Atem Mini Pro ISO. Thank you so much.
I can only connect to the ATEM via the ethernet network cables via the ATEM app, but I really need to be able to preview footage on the network connected laptop. Is this just impossible? I see HDMI and USB-c are the normal way but I'm too far away for those wires.
Thank you, great man!
Good info but I had to go through 8 minutes of fluff to get the info I needed.
5:31 My use case of direct inputs. When I record my gaming i use hdmi 1 for game hdmi 2 for camera, hdmi 3 and four are connected to the pc, one used as an chat preview, one used as web browser preview. And now i can change my monitor to chat, web, preview monitor and multicam (i have a pro version, but you can do it on streamdeck or whatever)
Is there any special requirement on the monitor you are using to see the preview? Asking as I have connected a thinkvision one but it does not show anything?
Make sure your ATEM has latest firmware. There were issues in early formware with some monitors.
Brilliant work! Thank you.
Hello, please i try doing all the setup you shown but my Church ATEM MINI preview is not working
"not working" doesn't help me to help you. That tells me nothing, my friend.
Crazy good quality information! I love Youtube
Glad you enjoy it!
Wow. That's great.
Looks like the ATEM Mini's HDMI "Output" menu is what other ATEM models call the "AUX" output.
Why is it a good thing? That’s not clear why it’s needed.
To be able to see what you’re about to but to air, especially if you’re building a lower third or some other graphic on top of it.
Is there a way to duplicate the program feed on the ATEM mini pro ISO so that I can simultaneously encode the live stream and send the program feed (audio and video) to other rooms in our church building in real time?
You don’t need hdmi to live stream; that happens internally over Ethernet. To hit multiple hdmi destinations you need an hdmi splitter or distributor. But you’ll have to test; not all of them work with the ATEM.
Thaks a lot, didn`t figured it out in months
wow....thank you, still work in 2022
First, I can't thank you enough for this great tutorial and insight. It was a huge help for our livestream. QUESTION: In the Atem Software, under output, I select preview but it doesn't save that preference. Each time we fire up the Atem mini, we have to go back into the output menu to select preview. Is there a way to save this preference so it automatically comes up?
Thanks very much.
Can you run preview through the laptop instead of the hdmi out?
I have tried 3 different monitors and none of them show an image when attached to the ATEM mini. Is there a trick to connecting the monitor. I am connecting with HDMI to the HDMIn output on the ATEM mini. The USB C output is connected to my MAC.
Do you have any cameras plugged in?
Great information on the device. Do you have a video demonstrating Picture in Picture and how to increase the size of it? Thanks for the videos you have up. I’ve already learned much.
very gooood
Hello Joseph. Alexander from Puerto Rico. I have a question about; is thereba way that I can set up the hardware and swithch the camwras by itself while I recording or broadcasting?? I mean if I am doing something by myself alone and I want the Mini change the cameras themselves using the auto button, is that possible? Let me know. I havent buoght the Item yet, and thats why Im interesting to get it..
You can easily build a macro that changes angles on any pattern you like then set it to repeat. Cam1, pause 5 seconds, cam2, pause 5, etc.
What an outstanding video. One of the best YouTube tutorials I've ever seen. Really well done sir! 👍
Thank you kindly!
excellent explanation, thanks!
Sucks that you have to use the USB-C (USB2) port because I get framerate issues in OBS sometimes using this
@@LewisCostin got it. Although you should not have had issues with USB. Is your computer underpowered?
@@photojoseph external capture device using the HDMI monitor output. Solved the fps issues I was getting.
What else would you use other than USB…
What is the name of the little monitor?
I'm looking into a second monitor to capture preview shots. I have a extra laptop that's not being use currently. Is that a possibility?
Easy enough! I'll give you an update in the near future. And thanks for the speedy reply.
Not unless you also have an extra HDMI to USB converter
Incredible good instructions! Thank you! I am brand new to ATEM Mini and just fund your video and all my problems gone!
but in the end all OBS get is the clean hdmi out from ATEM Mini right?
so we can't keep the program out in OBS while setting up another scene in different camera?
@@photojoseph and till today i think ATEM Mini is still a better choice (rather than others chinese product) haha
i planning to rent it for this Sunday, got a small music show gigs in my friend
any other tips using ATEM Mini (the original, not the Pro)???
Correct but the HDMI can output the Program or the Preview. Without multiview thought it’s not very useful. Best to use the ATEM Mini Pro or above which have multiview. When I made this video the original ATEM Mini was all that existed.
I have been employing this setup since I first saw it happily. However, I used my HDMI output for another monitor which mirrored my windows laptop and now that's all it does. How do I get the preview back?
In the app go to the output menu
Thanks for information..
Just asking, why my monitor showed 'no input' after i choose 'preview' mode? Same goes if i select 'program'. My monitor just display on 'camera 1 direct' option. Fyi, i can't switched preview on my monitor like yours. Can you / anyone help me plz? 🙏🏽
@@photojoseph i thought all hdmi monitor have same function.. Hahaha.. Btw thanks for the reply n answers sir! Best of luck! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
@@ExryRaxac99 there are some monitors that just don’t work for some reason, unfortunately
@@photojoseph i just buy last week n download the software that time too.. Is it possible my mini monitor doesn't support that function? 🤔
Is your ATEM full up to date? There were some updates to address compatibility with certain monitors a while ago.
Excellent explanation. Clear, concise, and useful.
The HDMI Output on my ATEM MINI doesn't work as it should.
In the ATEM Software Control, the 'Camera 1 Direct' option works, but none of the others do. I'd like to have the HDMI output as 'Preview' mode, so I can see the camera I am about to switch to.
Have tried every available combination of different cameras, different HDMI cables, have tried two different output screens(projector and computer monitor), even tried putting a powered HDMI splitter between the HDMI Output and the screens.
I saw on the BM forum that others have experienced this too, but I didn't see a fix - surely they have sorted this out!?!
The ATEM Mini Firmware is at 8.6.1
It is the original, most basic ATEM Mini
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.
Try a reset of the hardware. Put it in recovery mode by holding down the upper left “ON” button while connecting to power. That puts it into a state where a firmware update is required. Make sure you have latest firmware installed first (you don’t now).
Brother.. A doubt!! for our church service, we use this atem mini where no preview.. We take video output by that type from c port into vmix where this is perfect to us... One hdmi output port is free now and we a usb capture card too.. By this way, is there any settings hidden to get preview through hdmi port or not preview means second hdmi input as preview??? Waiting for your reply
@@photojoseph yes I got my preview... Hahahahahahah thanks a lot brother
@@smile-iy5xc change it in the output menu. Don’t I show that in this video? I must.
@@photojoseph yes.. That was how?
So you have the original ATEM Mini, not the Pro? If so, then while you don’t have Multiview, you CAN set the HDMI output to be the Preview, and take the Program out of the USB.
Man, you are so good in explaining things, thanks a lot, you just conviced me to buy the device
awesome, thanks!
What about audio singal whether it is balanced mic level singals are unbalanced mic level singals
You can toggle the mic inputs between mic level and line level
great tutorial! helping my church with live streaming and I am using the Atem mini with VMix program. hope I can work this with my setting. Thank you!
You're welcome, Erenia!
How about preview for a supersource? For example if I made different supersource by Macro, can I preview the marco before air to ensure my next supersource is the correct one I want to air?
@@photojoseph do you have any video to follow? I have created 3 different macro in advance, but when Program and Preview are in SuperSource mode, it changes directly in Program.....
Sure, just have the macro build the shot in preview instead of program, then bring it to air manually.

Thx helped a lot. 
one question. Is it possible to have not only one picture in picture?

or a method to see three or four cameras in the stream instead of two? 
thanks for help!

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