Blackmagic Design has just announced a new ATEM Mini Pro and new firmware updates for Hyperdeck Studio Mini and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras. The new ATEM Mini Pro offers a new hardware streaming engine via Ethernet, recording on USB flash disks and a new multiview for monitoring all cameras. Hyperdeck Studio Mini receives a new free software update for version 7.1, which includes new H.264 codec, new AAC audio, codec, longer recording time for individual files and faster file transfers via Ethernet. The Blackmagic Camera 6.9 update extends the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with studio camera functions such as remote control, tally and DaVinci color correction.
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
ATEM Mini made it easy to create multi-camera productions for live streaming on YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom. It offers up to 4 video camera inputs for dramatically better picture quality. ATEM Mini also has a USB port that works like a webcam so customers can use any streaming software.
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM Mini Pro, which is supposed to be a new, affordable live production switch with all the functions of ATEM Mini, but now with additional functions for recording, streaming and monitoring. ATEM Mini Pro includes a new hardware streaming engine that enables direct streaming via the Ethernet connection to YouTube Live, Facebook and Twitch.
There is also support for recording the stream directly on USB flash media in H.264 with AAC audio, as well as support for recording on multiple media for continuous recording. The new model also features a multi-view HDMI video output that allows all inputs to be monitored on a single monitor, as well as the live status of recording, streaming and audio mixer.
Each of the 4 HDMI inputs has its own standard converter. This means that ATEM Mini automatically converts 1080p, 1080i and 720p sources to the switch's video standard. The HDMI output is a real aux output, so customers can switch any HDMI input or program to that output properly. When users use program / preview switching, the HDMI output can be selected for preview, or for the ATEM Mini Pro model, it can be selected to display a full multiview.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models can be used as studio cameras, the control of which is sent to the ATEM Mini via the HDMI connection. This means that customers can control the camera settings and the color corrector of the camera via ATEM Software Control. There are two types of control interfaces: the CCU layout for conventional color control and a DaVinci color correction surface, with which the integrated DaVinci color correction can give the camera an "appearance" for its live production.
The most important functions of the ATEM Mini Pro:
- With miniaturized design based on the control panel.
- Supports the connection of up to 4 cameras or computers.
- The USB output acts as a webcam and supports the entire video software.
- Live streaming via Ethernet is supported by ATEM Mini Pro.
- Recording on USB sticks in H.264, which are supported by ATEM Mini Pro.
- Two stereo audio inputs for connecting desktop or clip-on microphones.
- Standards automatically converts all HDMI inputs and resynchronizes them.
- Contains the free ATEM Software Control for Mac and Windows.
- Internal media for 20 RGBA graphics for titles, opening panels and logos.
- Contains the ATEM Advanced Chroma Key for green / blue screen work.
- Multiview enables the monitoring of all cameras on ATEM Mini Pro.
- The audio mixer supports limiter, compressor, 6-band EQ and more.
- Supports HDMI remote control with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras.
HyperDeck Studio Mini – Update V7.1
HyperDeck Studio Mini is a compact broadcast deck that supports H.264, ProRes or DNx codecs recorded on SD or UHS-II card media in QuickTime or MXF formats. HyperDeck Studio Mini offers features such as 6G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI for monitoring, two SD card slots for uninterrupted recording and an integrated synchronization generator with which customers can switch and synchronize multiple decks in a row.
The Hyperdeck Studio Mini now receives a new free firmware update version 7.1. HyperDeck Studio mini broadcast recorders are expanded with several new functions. The new updates include a new H.264 codec that supports true interlaced HD formats, a new AAC audio codec that allows files to be uploaded directly to YouTube, much faster Ethernet transfers of 110 MB / s and a longer runtime in a single file of at least 3 hours.
HyperDeck Studio Mini V7.1 features:
- Longer recording times for individual files of at least 3 hours.
- New H.264 codec with interlaced video support.
- The new AAC audio codec enables H.264 files to be uploaded directly to YouTube.
- Dramatically faster Ethernet file transfers with up to 110 MB / s.
- Supports QuickTime and MXF file wrappers.
Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9
The new software update 6.9 for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models contains functions for studio cameras. Now customers can connect to an ATEM mini switch and control the camera parameters, lens and counting light. ATEM Mini can control up to 4 cameras via the HDMI video connection and ensure that all cameras are coordinated for a professional live studio workflow.
Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 functions:
- Works as a studio camera when connected to the ATEM Mini.
- Designed from carbon fiber-polycarbonate composite.
- Wide 13 levels of dynamic range for the look of the movie.
- Up to 25600 ISO for incredible low-light performance.
- Offers high quality Blackmagic RAW recording.
- The built-in 5-inch touchscreen enables precise focusing for 6K shots.
- Blackmagic OS as used in URSA Mini and URSA broadcast cameras.
- Supports remote tally, lens and color correction with ATEM Mini.
Pricing and availability
ATEM Mini Pro is available now for $ 595. Both HyperDeck Studio Mini v7.1 and Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 are free updates and can now be downloaded from the Blackmagic design website.
What do you think of the new Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro and the new software updates? Do you often do live productions? Let us know in the comments below the article.