Blackmagic ATEM Mini Extreme and Web Presenter HD Announced
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In addition to the new BMPCC 6K Pro camera that we reported on here, Blackmagic Design also announced the new ATEM Mini Extreme switcher and the Blackmagic Web Presenter HD. The ATEM Mini Extreme has 8 HDMI inputs, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers, 16-way multiview, 2 USB ports and several HDMI aux outputs. It is also available in the ISO version, with which all 8 inputs can be recorded separately. The Web Presenter HD now supports 1080p and only has SDI input.

We have already published an article with the newly announced Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro along with the OLED EVF and the new battery grip. During today's live stream, Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty also announced several new products for multi-camera production and live streaming. Let's take a look at the new.

ATEM Mini Extreme

The newly announced ATEM Mini Extreme is a significantly larger toggle switch than any other product in the previous ATEM Mini line. It has 8 HDMI inputs with up to 1080p60 signals and multiple HDMI aux outputs. The panel now has two USB ports for recording as well as for connecting to the computer and for live streaming at the same time.

ATEM Mini Extreme. Source: Blackmagic Design

There are camera controls on the control panel. Users can control iris, ISO, black level and focus. Pressing and holding the focus button on the ATEM triggers the autofocus of the selected camera.

The ATEM Mini Extreme supports streaming via Ethernet or connected 5G or 4G phones via USB for mobile remote streaming. It can record on USB sticks in H.264. There are two stereo audio inputs for connecting desktop or clip-on microphones. The switcher automatically converts and re-synchronizes all HDMI inputs. It contains the free ATEM Software Control for Mac and Windows. There are now two media players in the ATEM Mini control panel.

ATEM Mini Extreme. Source: Blackmagic Design

It supports internal media for 20 RGBA graphics for titles, opening panels and logos. There are also 4 upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for green / blue screen work as well as 2 independent DVEs plus SuperSource with 4 additional DVEs. Finally, the ATEM Mini Extreme also supports 16-way multiview for monitoring all camera, recording and streaming status.

ATEM Mini Extreme ISO

Blackmagic also announced the ISO version of the ATEM Mini Extreme. It has all the functions of the ATEM Mini Extreme as well as a more powerful recording engine that can record all 8 inputs as well as the program for a total of 9 recording streams.

Both new models have a broadcast-quality streaming engine for live streaming on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Blackmagic Web Presenter HD

Web Presenter HD. Source: Blackmagic Design

Another product announced for live production is the new Blackmagic Web Presenter HD. Just like the original Web Presenter, it is a stand-alone streaming solution that includes a broadcast-quality H.264 processor for direct streaming to platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more. Unlike the HDMI and SDI inputs on the original Web Presenter, the new one only has one SDI input.

Web Presenter HD. Source: Blackmagic Design

The new Web Presenter HD is a compact design with a 12G-SDI input and down converter so that 1080p video can be output. There is a built-in front panel with LCD and menus, USB webcam functions and a monitoring output with audio meters, streaming status and full technical SDI and embedded audio details.

Web Presenter HD. Source: Blackmagic Design

It supports streaming over Ethernet or connected phones over USB and includes the Web Presenter Utility software for Mac and Windows. Both AC and DC connections enable redundant power supply. The body has a 1/3 rack width design that allows for 3 streams in a single rack unit.

ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Pro ISO 8.6 update

Last but not least, Grant Petty announced a new firmware update for ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Pro ISO. Version 8.6 offers the possibility to stream via a connected connection with a 5G or 4G mobile phone. The update can be downloaded for free from the Blackmagic Design Support Center.

Price and availability

The Blackmagic ATEM Mini Extreme Switcher retails for $ 995 while the ATEM Mini Extreme ISO retails for $ 1,295. The new Blackmagic Web Presenter HD is $ 495 and comes with the faceplate. According to Blackmagic Design, all products should be in stock shortly.

What do you think of the new ATEM Mini Extreme Switchers and Web Presenter HD? Do you do live streaming often? Let us know in the comments below the article.


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