Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Mini Extreme

Exciting bunch of annoucements from Blackmagic Design, February 17th 2021:

  1. Atem Mini Pro and Extreme are able to connect via tethering and USB-C with SmartPhone with ATEM Switchers 8.6 Update
  2. New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro.  This new model includes a brighter HDR touchscreen screen, larger battery, plus support for an optional electronic viewfinder. Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production. Controls for WB and Focus can also be made with Atem Mini Macro Buttons
  3. New Blackmagic Web Presenter HD

Let’s take a closer look at new Extreme:

ATEM Mini Extreme and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO Features

  • Supports up to 8 cameras or computers Inputs
  • Supports streaming via Ethernet or tethered phones via USB
  • Tethers to 5G or 4G phones for mobile remote streaming
  • Records to USB flash disks in H.264
  • 2 media players which means that you can have two separate downstream keys
  • 2 stereo audio inputs for connecting desktop or lapel microphones
  • 4 upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma keyers for green/blue screen work
  • 16 way multiview for monitoring all cameras, recording and streaming status
  • 2 independent DVEs plus SuperSource with 4 extra DVEs.
  • many more buttons which are not only helpful for additional input sources but also to control your Blackmagic Camera and change ISO and Focus etc

Availability and Price

ATEM Mini Extreme and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO are available now from US$995, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Your thoughts: Overkill or Must-to-have?

Why does Atem Mini Extreme need to have so many buttons? Now it looks so complicated and I think that Blackmagic is trying to bring the user from using the software control panel to physically pressing the buttons on the switcher, Less work and stress for your laptop!

Which external monitor size are you going to buy when using 16 multi views? My 7 inch Liliput won’t be sufficient

You can now have four DVEs in a multi layer composition, very helpful to customize background and foreground images additional to borders, overlays and logos. Looks very professional and was only available in Blackmagic’s premium segment.

You can also use SuperSource to put 4 people virtually together and they can all change their chrome key background to virtual backgrounds.

Would you select the Extreme ISO model which offers the ability to do individual input recordings and also post-process the DaVinci Resolve project file with correct timestamps? Or save 300 US$ and go for Extreme with out ISO?

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