What’s new with the Blackmagic ATEM Mini Extreme?

While the past year was quite difficult in many regards, it did not lack it’s share of positive results in the way of innovation and improvements. Those in the industry were forced to be creative and as a result we saw many breakthroughs in technology. Streaming and broadcasting saw a huge surge as many churches, theaters and other venues turned to implementing tools to facilitate a live, at-home experience for their viewers. A multitude of new gaming streams, livecasts and home studios popped up leading many to seek out the best and most affordable equipment to use.

Blackmagic Designs was geared up and ready for them.

So many soon discovered Blackmagic’s amazing product line designed to provide high quality and affordable solutions for any venue, including the affordable ATEM mini line of video switchers. Compact, affordable and easy to use these consoles have been flying off stock shelves as a favorite among streamers and broadcasters everywhere. While the ATEM Mini provides an excellent entry-level option for those new to the game, the ATEM Mini Pro offers advanced features suited for more experienced users.

And just recently, the ATEM Mini Extreme was released providing even more features perfect for the true professional! You get all the ATEM Mini Pro features PLUS 8 HDMI inputs, 2 separate HDMI outputs, 2 USB ports and a headphone connection. There are also 4 chroma keyers, 6 picture in picture DVEs, 2 media players, and a multiview with up to 16 views! In addition, the ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme offer ISO models which allow for recording of 5 to 9 streams, respectively, including all input as clean feeds for editing.

Whatever your streaming and broadcasting needs are, Blackmagic has it. For a side-by-side comparison of each console, see below. And if you want to take a look at the ATEM Mini in action, check out this video and watch Peter and the crew’s demonstration!

ATEM MiniATEM Mini ProATEM Mini Extreme
Connections
Total Video Inputs448
Total Outputs222
Total Aux Outputs112
Total Audio Inputs2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack.2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack.2×3.5mm stereo mini jack
Total Audio OutputsNone, embedded audio only.None, embedded audio only.1×3.5mm stereo mini jack
HDMI Video Inputs4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable.2 channel embedded audio.4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable.2 channel embedded audio.8 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable.2 channel embedded audio.
Video Input Re-SyncOn all 4 HDMI inputs.On all 4 HDMI inputs.On all 8 HDMI inputs.
Frame rate and format convertersOn all 4 HDMI inputs.On all 4 HDMI inputs.On all 8 HDMI inputs.
HDMI Program Outputs112
EthernetEthernet supports 10/100 BaseT for software control, software updates and direct or network panel connection.Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT for live streaming, software control, software updates and direct or network panel connection.Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT for live streaming, software control, software updates and direct or network panel connection.
Computer Interface1 x USB Type-C 2.0 for webcam out, software control, software updates and panel connection.1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 for external drive recording, webcam out, software control, software updates and panel connection.2 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 for external drive recording, webcam out, software control, software updates and panel connection.
Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers114
Downstream Keyers112
Advanced Chroma Keyers11Up to 4
Linear/ Luma Keyers22Up to 4
Transition KeyerDVE OnlyDVE OnlyDVE Only
Total # of Layers559
Pattern Generators115
Color Generators222
DVE with Borders and Drop Shadow112
InterfaceMinimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
Pricing
$295$595$995

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