Blackmagic Atem Mini video switcher goes Extreme

Blackmagic Atem Mini Extreme
(Image credit: Blackmagic)

Blackmagic Design's press conference is now live - and there are two big announcements so far:

• The popular Blackmagic Atem Mini and Atem Mini Pro switchers now get mobile phone support – so you can stream on location, or in places without the need for wifi.

• A new Blackmagic Atem Mini Extreme is added to the family with a lot more buttons and the ability to connect up to eight sources (up from the four available with its siblings). It also offers two USB connectors – and a whole load more buttons!

The Extreme provides 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of 6 independent DVEs, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers, 16 way multiview, 2 USB connections and multiple HDMI aux outputs. Like the Atem Mini Pro, the Extreme has built in hardware streaming engine for high-quality live streaming via their ethernet connections to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. 

The Atem Mini Extreme will be available immediately for $995 / £922.

Blackmagic Atem Mini Extreme offers 6 digital video effects (DVEs) , 4 chroma keyers, 16 way multiview, 2 downstream keyers, 2 media players and more (Image credit: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic Atem Mini Extreme offers eight separate video inputs via HDMI (Image credit: Blackmagic Design)

• There will also be a Blackmagic Atem Mini Extreme ISO version that allows you to  record all nine inputs at the same time with a suitable portable SSD drive – so that you have a backup of all the feeds for editing once your live stream is over. This version is just entering production, and will retail for $1,295 / £1,198 when it goes on sale later in the month.

(Image credit: Blackmagic Design)

• Also announced is the Web Presenter HD - which is a significant update to the current Blackmagic Web Presenter - an H.264 encoder which allows you to stream websites, making your computer thinking any SDI or HDMI input is a webcam. It will cost $495 / £466.

• Also announced is a new camera - the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro - see our separate story on this new PCC flagship cinema camera.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.