Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro review

The Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro adds a great set of high-end features to an already brilliant bit of live streaming kit

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Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

We loved the Blackmagic ATEM Mini - and the new ATEM Mini Pro is just as likable. The additional features are not needed by many vloggers, so this more expensive model is probably an unnecessary added expense. However, the addition of a hardware streaming engine that cuts out the need for streaming software – and the ability to archive your production as you broadcast it – more than justify the extra cost (if you are going to use them). For those using more than two cameras for serious production work, then the improved display options turn this version into a properly professional bit of kit.


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    Great design

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    Easy-to-use plug-and-play operation

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    Direct Stream via ethernet

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    Save direct to hard-disk via USB-C out.

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    Multi window monitor display.


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    Still no 4K (does it really matter though)

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    No XLR audio inputs

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    Double the cost of the ATEM Mini

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    It gets pretty hot

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The Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro, like it’s predecessor (the ATEM Mini)  is a multi-channel video switcher (or mixer). It’s aimed at videomakers, vloggers and online reviewers across many levels of live video creation. Whether you’re doing a simple computer game or makeup tutorial, right through to productions working on multi-camera shoots, or music venues projecting a live feed to the audience - this little unit covers it all. 

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.