ATEM Mini – Software Control (2022)

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ATEM SoftwareControl

The world’s most advanced live production switcher control software!

ATEM Mini can be operated from the front panel, or you can control it using the included free ATEM Software Control for Mac orWindows. ATEM Software Control gives you even more control and creative options! You can switch video sources live, load the media pool with graphics, use transitions and keys, change switcher settings and mix audio. For larger live productions, you can even run multiple copies of the software sothat more than one person can work on the show at the sametime!

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Elegant and IntuitiveInterface

ATEM Software Control features an interface that’s been specifically designed for speed and accuracy. It features separate pages that make it easy to find the controls you need for each of the switcher’s major functions such as control, audio, macros, media and deck control. The switcher page features a familiar layout with buttons for sources, transitions, keyers and more. In addition the switcher page also has palettes that let you adjust transitions, keys and the media player. The media page lets you manage all of your graphic files and upload them to the switcher, while the audio page lets you control the built in multi channel Fairlight audiomixer.

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Adjust switcher settings, make live cuts, adjust keys, apply transitions, overlay graphics andmore.

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Upload 20 RGBA still image graphic files. Graphics can be used for titles, bugs, lower thirds andmore!

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Professional 12channel Fairlight audio mixer with faders, 6bandEQ, compressor, limiter and muchmore!

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Control and color correct cameras via the HDMI connection to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K.

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Switcher Page

Full virtual switcher controlpanel!

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You get the most efficient live production workflow with ATEM! The program bus is always live and allows direct source switching, so when you select asource it will immediately go on air. You can also take advantage of the advanced preview bus, which lets you make selections and preview them on a monitor using the HDMI out before putting them on air. You can see what you have ready to go on air, and take it live with apress of the cut or auto buttons! Using the preview bus helps you see the next transition source so you can confidently control your liveproduction.

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Transition Control

The transition control block gives you fast access to quickly select transition styles and set timing on the fly during live production. Choose from mix, dip, wipe or even DVE transitions, then use the auto button to trigger transitions immediately when you switch sources, or use the fader bar for full manualcontrol!

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Upstream Keyer

When you need fast and seamless keying, the software controls allow precise adjustments. Green and blue screen backgrounds are never perfectly flat, so it’s vital to have powerful key controls that let you handle any kind of key! You get precise control of key parameters such ascolor, spill/flare suppression, foreground color correction andmore.

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Downstream Keyer

ATEM Mini includes a downstream keyer for adding bugs, logos, and lower thirds to your program’s output stream. Simply load PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG orTIFF images with an alpha channel into the media pool and send to the media player for keying! Because it’s downstream, it is perfect for graphics that you want to overlay onto your programvideo.

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Auto Transition

You can customize the duration of transitions, then use the auto button for smooth and perfectly timed transitions. When the auto button is turned on, switching between sources will automatically add the transition. Use auto for mix, dip, wipe, DVE andmore! Auto changes to trigger transitions when set to program/preview switching.

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DVE Settings

The ATEM Mini DVE can be used for more than picture in picture effects because you can use it for exciting DVE transitions! Thetransition palette in the ATEM Software Control app gives you precise control over all DVE options. Choose from over 16 dramatic DVE moves to add extra excitement to your production. DVEtransitions can also bereversed!

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Preview Transition

When program/preview style switching is selected, preview transition allows complicated multi layer green screen keys to be rehearsed before using them on air! Preview video can be seen on amonitor when the HDMI video out is set to preview. Using preview transition is the best way to ensure your transition is perfect before going onair!

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Fade To Black

When your program is starting, has acommercial break, or is ending, use the fade to black (FTB) button to fade all layers up or down at exactly the same rate. Fade to black is the last layer of the switcher so you can be sure every video and graphic layer, and every source, is faded cleanly together and in perfectsync!

Camera Control

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ATEM Mini can provide full control of your camerasright from the ATEM Software Control app! Simplyconnect aBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to your ATEM Mini to get full camera control! Allcontrol communication is via HDMI so there's no setup! Control the tally light, white balance, ISO andshutter as well as the iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses. There's even aDaVinci primary color corrector built into the camera, so you can go well beyond simple camera color balance as you can innovate with digital film looks in your live production. Software control allows atraditional CCU layout or aDaVinci color corrector layout. Foradvanced use you can add an ATEM Camera ControlPanel.

Media Page

Drag and drop media to use it with yourswitcher!

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Media Player

ATEM Mini features a media player that can be used to play back files stored in the media pool. The media pool stores your files on flash storage so they are saved in the switcher, even when the power is turned off! You can use PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF files. Files with alpha channels can be used as bugs, lower thirds, titles andmore!

Media Pool

ATEM Software Control lets you drag and drop up to20RGBA graphic files into the media pool on ATEMMini. Then the media player allows graphics toappear as alive video source! You can use the included Photoshop plug‑in to transfer graphics directly from Photoshop to the switcher, which is perfect for getting custom graphics on airquickly!

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Audio Page

Professional multi channel audiomixer!

ATEM Control Software includes abuilt in multi channel Fairlight audio mixer that lets you independently adjust the level and balance from all of your audio inputs. The internal audio mixer features up to 12channels of audio from the 4HDMI and 2microphone inputs. Each of the 12inputs has independent 6band parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate as well as full panning. Allinputs are metered so you can always see your source’s levels. There are buttons to turn audio on for each source in the program and for audio to follow video (AFV) when you switch between sources. There’s also a master fader for adjusting the final mixed program audio that is output tovideo.

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Parametric Equalizer

Good equalization is the secret to good broadcast sound! Theinternal Fairlight audio mixer features 6‑band parametric EQon every single input channel. You can adjust 6separate bands offrequencies to boost, fatten or thin the sound. This means mic inputs can be adjusted to be clear and easy to understand while other inputs can remainuntouched.

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Dynamics Processing

The internal Fairlight audio mixer also features ahighquality compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate on every audio input channel. The compressor and limiter stop mic levels from excessive volume and distortion. Noise gate eliminates background noise in mics. Dynamics really make it easy to place different channels in an overall audiomix!

Switcher Settings

Quickly customize switcher settings for yourprogram!

Setting up for new jobs is easy with ATEM Software Control! Switcher settings are logically organized so you can change them quickly. By default the ATEM Mini will automatically select its video standard based on the device plugged into input1, however you can also change the switcher video standard to any specific 720HD and 1080HD video standard. You can also customize input labels that will be used to track sources when used on external hardware panels or ATEM Software Control. Even the multiview can be customized including program/preview arrangement, audio meters and more! You can even control HyperDecks for remote trigger and use them for motion mediaplayback!

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Instantly RecallSetups

ATEM Mini lets you quickly save your switcher set up at any time which means you can recall it instantly! Theswitcher state is saved as an XML file so you can even edit the files to make changes. Ifyou start to grow, you can use the XML setups from the ATEM Mini in other models of ATEM switcher, and you could even use the ATEM Mini XML setup file in the biggest ATEM Constellation 8Kswitcher. It all just works! You can save the switcher state any time you like, or you can set up ATEM Software Control to auto save at regular intervals and the older versions of the files are kept. When saving the switcher state, you save not only the settings, but all of the media pool contents aswell!

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Create Macros

Macros let you automate complex sequences of actions on your switcher that would be difficult to do during alive production if you have to press multiple buttons manually. You can record transitions between sources, key effects, graphics and more. Simply open the macro window, select record and operate your switcher like normal. Your actions are automatically stored in your ATEM Mini and can also be stored as XML files so you can edit and combine multiple macros together. To use amacro, just press the macrobutton! Macros are also available on external hardware panels so you can trigger amacro from multiple locations, as well as ATEM SoftwareControl.

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HyperDeck Control

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ATEM Mini works with Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio Mini recorders so you can use pre‑recorded clips in live programs! You can connect up to 4HyperDecks as sources, see alist of clips on each one, select aclip, cue it, pre-roll, and play it back at any time. It’sperfect for adding pre-recorded spots, promos, credit rolls and more to your liveprogram! Imagine setting up aHypeDeck to play advertising spots at events, all automated with HyperDeck control and macros! HyperDecks could even be used to generate fun backgrounds for music videos as well as animated backdrops to key people over, all perfectly insync!

Multiple Users

Producing large live events such as sports, concerts, worship services, and educational events requires ahigh performance team of multiple creative people working seamlessly together. ATEM Mini's ethernet connection means multiple control panels can be used all at the same time. You can run multiple copies of ATEM Software Control where different people can switch, manage media, mix audio and control cameras, all on different computers so they don't interfere with each other while working. Even hardware panels can be added for the best workflow for when you're working on abig live event. You can even run software remotely over the internet from any location on theplanet!

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Switch YourProgram

Control YourCameras

Mix YourAudio

Organise YourMedia

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How do I stream ATEM software Control? ›

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Can you control ATEM Mini remotely? ›

Access, configure, record, stream and make changes to an Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini and ATEM Mini Extreme (Pro or Pro ISO) remotely without using the proprietary software.

Can I use ATEM Mini without software? ›

Yes, ATEM Mini can be used without a computer. It can be used as a standalone vision mixer, just by using the front panel buttons. This is why the panel includes audio mixer controls and it features the auto video format setting.

How does Atem connect to software control? ›

Extreme Power with ATEM Software Control

Just connect the USB to a Mac or PC and run the software, as it uses the same USB connection that the ATEM Mini's webcam output uses. You can also use ATEM Software Control via ethernet if you have more than one operator working on the same job at the same time.


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