Blackmagic Design Atem Mini video switcher

(41 customer reviews)
Blackmagic Design
  • 4-Channel HDMI Switcher
  • in device transitions
  • Output as webcam via USB-C
  • 4 x HDMI inputs, Ethernet, HDMI output,  USB-C connector & 2 x 3.5mm mic inputs

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Live production is the fastest way to complete a finished program, plus you can stream it to a live global audience via YouTube at the same time. The USB webcam output of ATEM Mini connects to any computer and looks just like a built in webcam, so all streaming software for social media platforms work! With up to 4 HDMI inputs you can set up multiple camera angles such as wide shots along with independent close ups of each person in the performance. Or you can connect to a computer with a PowerPoint slide show, video clip playback, websites or gaming consoles. All switching is in real time so you can live stream to any social media platform such as YouTube, Facebook, TwitchTV and many more!

ATEM Mini’s compact all in one design includes both a control panel as well as connections. The front panel includes easy to use buttons for selecting sources, video effects and transitions. The source buttons are large so it’s possible to use it by feel, letting the presenter do the switching! You even get buttons for audio mixing!


Total Video Inputs 4
Total Outputs 2
Total Aux Outputs 1
SDI Rates 1.5G, 3G.
Total Audio Inputs 2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack.
Total Audio Outputs None, embedded audio only.
Timecode Connection None
HDMI Video Inputs 4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable.
2 channel embedded audio.
Video Input Re-Sync On all 4 HDMI inputs.
Frame rate and format convertors On all 4 HDMI inputs.
HDMI Program Outputs 1
Computer Outputs 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1.
HD Video Input Standards
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
HD Video Output Standards 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Ultra HD Video Standards None
Video Sampling 4:2:2 YUV
Colour Precision 10-bit
Colour Space Rec 709
HDMI Input Resolutions from Computers
1280 x 720p 50Hz, 59.94Hz and 60Hz
1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 and 60Hz
1920 x1080i 50 and 59.94Hz 60Hz
Colourspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
Audio Mixer 6 input x 2 channel mixer.
Selectable On/Off/Audio-Follow-Video per channel plus separate gain control per channel.
Level and Peak metering. Plus new Fairlight audio enhancements: Compressor, Gate, Limiter, 6 bands of parametric EQ. Master gain control.
Product Specifics
Upstream Keyers 1
Downstream Keyers 1
Advanced Chroma Keyers 1
Linear/Luma Keyers 2
Transition Keyer DVE only.
Total Number of Layers 4
Pattern Generators 1
Colour Generators 2
DVE with Borders and Drop Shadow 1
Interface Minimum monitor resolution of 1366 x 768
Media Player
Media Players 1
Channels Fill and key for each Media Player.
Media Pool Still Image Capacity 20 with fill and key.
Media Pool Still Image Format PNG, TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
Control Panel Built in control panel. Software control panel included. Supports optional hardware panel.
Control Panel Connection Ethernet supports 10/100 BaseT. Allows direct connection between panel and chassis, or via network. Also used for updating the software. ATEM Mini supports direct USB-C connection.
Control Panel Compatibilty Includes ATEM Software Control Panel. Also compatible with ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.
Control Panel Included ATEM Software Control Panel included free for Mac 10.13 High Sierra, Mac 10.14 Mojave or later and Windows 10.
Software Updates Using USB or Ethernet connection directly connected to Mac OS X or Windows computers. Includes ATEM Switcher Utility.
Configuration Set via ATEM Software Control Panel, excluding ATEM chassis IP address which is set via the ATEM Switcher Utility connected via USB to chassis.
Operating Systems
Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
Windows 10.
Power Requirements
Power Supply 1 x External 12V power supply.
Power Usage 18W
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 5° C to 40° C (41° – 104° F)
Storage Temperature -10° to 60° C (14° to 140° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Based on 41 reviews

4.8 overall

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  1. paul Lewis

    Live broadcasting for Church

    Using for Facebook live with a video camera input, sound board, and power point. Has been working good

    paul Lewis

  2. Jewel Engineering

    Fantastic video switcher for the price, highly recommended

    Rather than pull out a larger 8-channel SDI ATEM switcher, this unit is perfect for a large percentage of productions and provides both HDMI output (extremely low latency) and acts as a USB video capture device. Download the ATEM software from BlackMagic Design to enable a lot of features that aren’t available directly on the device controls, including luma and chroma key, adjustable DVE effects, audio mixing (including compression/limiting and other pre-processing), and still image storage. 

    Jewel Engineering

  3. Jatin Kumar

    Make your life easy!

    The product works perfectly! We used 4 different cameras ranging from a 4K Gopro to a Sony HD Cam and the switcher works like a charm.NOTE: DO NOT BUY HDMI CABLES LONGER THAN 6 METERS AS THEY WILL NOT WORK.

    Jatin Kumar

  4. Jordan Winsor

    Does what it says… But is that enough?

    I still use this switcher. I am very familiar with Atem and black magic products being in the media field myself. So when I saw this I was excited. The only problem that I have with this, is the fact that I can not preview the other media devices with this to see what the next shot will look like.If I try to split HDMI to still have an alternate screen to preview the shot, this device acts up and won’t read from the HDMI input for that device I split.As stated, I still use this piece of equipment. Its light. Compact. Simple plug and play once the software is installed. Just for me, it’s more of a hassle to live stream due to this issue and more time needs to be taken into prep because of it.

    Jordan Winsor

  5. Richard

    If you live stream with multiple inputs you can’t beat this.

    This thing is awesome. With the GUI interface makes it so easy to work with. Running 2 cameras, and a presentation computer into it and live streaming everything. It works perfectly with OBS. With the 2 mic inputs I can connect to the house mixer for better sound quality. One of the best deals out there.


  6. Carmari C.

    Great device

    Great value for the money I paid… reduce a lot of issues that software broadcasting has, but for voice is better use a separarte console because of the delay… Otherwise is perfect 

    Carmari C.

  7. Goddy Osas

    True Magic, a name that fit’s.

    As simple as it , It’s magic, I spent money on capture devices, and switcher, but to have all in one and more, that pure Magic, I even pre-ordered the Pro version, I just wish it has a phone Jack, and I can have a 4k pass through.And the real time color correction works with other camera that would have been more than perfect. But am still happy owning it trust me you will understand if you wasted money like me…lol

    Goddy Osas

  8. Stefan Fulton

    Just wow. Takes some getting used to, but this is one powerful little switcher!

    What a powerful device… this is the equivalent of having four capture cards which automatically sync with two 3.5mm inputs to a single software interface, and can even do picture-in-picture, live keying, titles, and a media queue for intros and product videos. Honestly just incredible what can be done these days… when I started working as a freelancer it took an entire truck to do what this thing does! Now I can use a powerful laptop to livestream events anywhere I can find ethernet and power. A phenomenal option for social media streamers, twitch streamers looking for a serious production upgrade (have more cameras or input sources ready if you get this!), or broadcast tv crews looking for a simple yet powerful livestreaming option for social media and tv via RTMP restreaming. Works great with Streamlabs OBS, OBS, and 

    Stefan Fulton

  9. Rodco

    The output has hdcp on it .

    Great value to have a 4 input switcher for $300. Looking back, I wish I would have spent the additional $200 to get the multi view out and recording capability in the pro version.


  10. Patricia Bass

    Best product for any production!

    This is one of the best products to use for multiple camera access, works great with OBS software. While it’s not easy to setup, the company does provide video tutorials that make it easy to learn.

    Patricia Bass

  11. SRM

    Reasonable Camera Switcher

    At first glance, you will assume you can run this switcher by using the push buttons on the switcher. You can if you want to use all the default settings. If you want to change anything (such as the PIP size), you need to run it with a laptop computer. Later (and more expensive) versions by Black Magic have resolved many of the issues associated with this model.


  12. Michael Haney

    This switcher is incredible

    I have worked in television production for 38 years and this $300 switcher can do what use to take a full truck of equipment to do. As you can see by just adding a small audio mixer and some HDMI cameras you are up and running a full TV productions. I’m using it for Facebook Live and YouTube Live productions. Amazing piece of gear. 

    Michael Haney

  13. Ed

    Quality and effective

    It’s made our 4-channel cameras seamless in live stream for the church. Easy to use as it requires simple basic setup. Will purchase again.


  14. Gary B, Choctaw, Oklahoma

    Production quality.

    Easy to use and understand. Plug and play!!

    Gary B, Choctaw, Oklahoma

  15. BusseyOne

    Amazing Product

    A small learning curve, but this product is AMAZING!!!!


  16. Judge Fredd

    A simple but highly effective vision mixer

    This compact device closely mimics the layout and workflow of an old-school analog vision mixer desk, while doing everything in the modern digital way. It has all the hardware it needs, and can be used without a computer, though the option to involve one does extend the feature range.With four video and two audio inputs, it is quite capable of serving a modest video studio.On top of this, it is great value for money. Highly recommended. 

    Judge Fredd

  17. Michael E. Johnson

    This is a quality product through and through.

    Very easy to install and switch between cameras. But, this unit is capable of doing far more than Just switching. We’re using it in our Church Sanctuary in combination with ECAMM Live for streaming video. Works great and I have had no problems.

    Michael E. Johnson

  18. Larry D. Evans

    Product is awesome

    Camera was easy to set up and use with mini. Streaming was enhanced with awesome quality.

    Larry D. Evans

  19. Ray Landrum

    Best basic switcher

    Very good and easy switcher to set up.

    Ray Landrum

  20. Eddy04Tv

    Your Go-to-Solution for multi-cam Recording and Streaming

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     I’ve been working on Podcasts, Live Production and Recording and needed an easier way to capture more than one camera at a time. This is when the ATEM Mini came into place with a 4 camera hdmi input to switch between angles on the go.Pros:• 4 HDMI Inputs• In place buttons for fast switching• Multi-user controlCons:• No built in encoder• No MultiviewIf you plan to use this for streaming if its possible get the next version, the ATEM Mini Pro which includes an encoder for streaming and has multi-view.



  21. ReadmeDotTxt

    Software Presentations

    My job is provide product demos and be on multiple calls a day. This little unit has inputs for my camera, duplicate output of my desktop and video out of hardware we use. The fact that it shows up as a webcam means I essentially can “share my screen” without needing to be a host or have permissions in a meeting. This plus showing my camera and video out of other hardware makes this much easier than using OBS with a load of dongles on my MacBook. I use the still image button to display my company logo when I need to hide my face for a second. Maybe not the intended use case but a good solution for the price.Everyone’s pretty blown away by my high production value in business video calls, but it’s going to be the norm between this work-from-home reality and when the kids who stream on Twitch move into the business world and put us to shame with their learned production skills. 


  22. J. Johnson

    Where have you been all my life?

    I will spend years using this thing before I grow bored. I can’t imagine the Pro model. Dead easy and reliable.

    J. Johnson

  23. Rosalind

    This works amazing

    The unit came a little early. I’m late writing this review. Since the arrival, I have used it 15 times.The picture quality is great, easy to use, (the software was a slight challenge) – but over all what agreat little workhorse. I know that the pro is out with multi view (what a joy that must be) – but I created agreat work around and have a multi view of the four inputs. Great for webcast and streaming. 


  24. Takeya Mitchell

    Perfect for gigs

    Exactly as I expected. Works great.

    Takeya Mitchell

  25. Theo

    This thing is fantastic.

    This thing is amazing. I’m a pastor and this has made our livestream 100% better. Best investment we’ve made for our media team. Super easy to use as well.


  26. Richard

    Good value for the money, some minor issues

    Very useful device for what I’m doing, the only problem I have with it is that the audio drifts behind the video when going through USB over time. I got an hdmi interface for my computer to see if that fixes it


  27. N. Bunton

    Excellent small compact HDMI switcher

    I have a Mini pro, Mini extreme ISO and this is the latest one I got for using more than one camera on a single input video encoder. I am sure you already know how good these are and how many live streamers use them.The Mini doesn’t have an encoder built in, so you need an encoder or laptop to use it. If you want a stand alone unit, go for the pro or ISO versions.

    N. Bunton

  28. Ron R.

    Great little switcher

    I loved everything about the switcher. The only drawback was the fact that it did not have multiview. When connected to another computer with USB. It shows up as a WebCam input. Which is great for using with programs like OBS or Vmix etc. The unit I had was having difficulty staying connected to the network so it kept dropping connection between it and my computer. The unit itself had a bad network port. Other than that. If you don’t need the multi view, it is a fantastic small switcher for multi camera or camera and computer switching for online streaming or low cost event production.

    Ron R.

  29. Doug Ellis

    Professional video production for amatuer prices

    This little thing is amazing. I’m using it for zoom meetings for a non-profit I belong to.This allows me to broadcast a meeting in a large room with several cameras to a remote audience on Zoom. Genius! It makes the experience SOOOO much nicer. Love it!

    Doug Ellis

  30. dbank

    Fantastic little box of magic

    Whilst I think the Atem Mini is largely intended for live streaming, I use one for for business video calls, on Teams and Zoom etc.I’m using a Canon C100 camera and a Rode NT mic. The vision mixer allows me to do basic effects, such as chest captions, and chroma key backgrounds and switch inputs etc,The chroma keying is processed at 4:2:2 10bit, and amazingly good with the 4:2:2 8bit output of the C100. If the background is lit properly you can get a perfect key.You can use the (free) software (Mac OS and Windows) to control and extensively configured the mixer, including uploading a single image to its frame store. Shame it’s only 1 image.The unit will work without being connected to a computer, but does clear the frame store whenever you power cycle.The audio abilities are very comprehensive with EQ and Dynamics and a 6 channel audio mixer.N.B. The 1080P output isn’t currently compatible with Goto meeting’s app. Although it does work in the web app, i.e. in browser.


  31. Tools. Electro. DIY

    Essential to my Amazon Live Stream

    It is roughly 3 times more expensive than the elgato cam link 4k however it has 4 HDMI inputs with multiple camera switching feature. If only 1080p is needed this BlackMagic Atem Mini is a fantastic gear to have for live streaming! It can be controlled over LAN and I use the stream deck with “Companion” app to do switching wirelessly.

    Tools. Electro. DIY

  32. Spock

    Great device for multi-camera productions

    Nothing much to dislike for the money


  33. J. Harris

    Great bang for the buck

    This is surprisingly great quality for the price. It has limited on-device control for features like audio, but overall I am satisfied with the purchase. My only real critique is that it does not offer a video preview out, but only the main program out. I would recommend this for anyone seeking a quick, inexpensive way to live stream or offer simple, switched video presentations. 

    J. Harris

  34. Ralph

    Powerful – Save time and money, edit less.

    Multi camera views have given me powerful dynamics to my show. A direct take to my guests and extra es Scenes.Do expect to have to buy extra cables and extra stuff. To get the most off this, you’ll have to learn how to use the software that operates it.Other than that, it’s a no brained. It solves more problems than you think. I love it for livestreams and podcast recording alike.


  35. Barry Turner

    Excellent pice of equipment

    I like its study build and ease of use.

    Barry Turner

  36. Larry Pike

    Incredible value

    I now own two of the ATEM Minis. We create videos for Facebook Live and YouTube. Our first one was set up to bring together the HDMI stream from 3 different consumer grade ( inexpensive ) video cameras and a computer desktop along with a lavalier mic plugged into the back of the mini. The video output is run into a DVR ( Cloner Pro ) via HDMI to record everything and another output goes to another computer ( an older MacBook Pro ) to livestream. All the cams and computer screen are switched in and out with a single touch of a button that includes fades. This setup saves many hours of video editing time and allows the talent to control the cameras without any need for a second person.I still have a digital video switcher from 20 years ago that mixed two cameras and two mics. It was over $3,000 back then and doesn’t do even a fraction of what the ATEM Mini does. I am only surprised that BlackMagic is selling this at such a low price point. Nicely done BlackMagic! 

    Larry Pike

  37. Amazon Customer

    It’s really good for the price

    Update: This thing still rocks! I really have not had one issue with it. I thought that maybe because it does not have a fan, I would start having problems with it overheating but everything is running well. Seriously, if you’re on the fence about this, I can say after having this for some time now, it’s very worth it.This tool has saved me a lot of headache. For its price, it’s really loaded with features. I have not had it too long so I’m not sure of its longevity. It seems to run a little hot but no technical issues so far. I am using it for business and I’ll use it nonstop for 5-6 hours at a time. It’s been great and like I said, there are tons of functions with this thing. The software is great too. I have to hand it to Blackmagic, they made my favorite piece of gear that I have purchased in a long time. In comparison to other switches on the market, you might pay $1000 dollars just to get half as many features as the ATEM Mini. Also, it’s basically plug and play. I’ll let you know if any technical issues crop up. 

    Amazon Customer

  38. Abe Mohammadione

    Awesome Base Model

    The ATEM Mini is really a wonder for solving a variety of video/event challenges. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

    Abe Mohammadione

  39. BWN Guy

    Makes livestreaming so much easier

    I’ve been using the Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini HDMI Live Switcher for livestreaming at my church for a couple of weeks now. I’ve not really even begun to use it to its’ potential, but I love the easy setup, the sound controls, the easy transitions between cameras and more. Really looking forward to playing around with adding graphics to the stream, adding more cameras and the like.Great product at a great price!The only downside I can think of is that there is no built in audio monitoring. I had to get an HDMI audio splitter so I could listen to the audio signal going out in real time. 

    BWN Guy

  40. Charles M.

    Good deal

    Liked it, use it for live streaming.

    Charles M.

  41. Vinny Smith

    love it even before I have learned fully how to use it

    I can’t express how much you should just click ‘Buy itNow’ if you are even reading this. Amazing product for the cost. It changes different resolutions on all 4 channels into one resolution on the output. Extremely simple to operate on the hardware but holy crap – download the software and you won’t believe the abilities this thing has. Not only is it a switcher but the software has a very capable audio board with compressors for each of 6 audio inputs separately (2 mic inputs on the ATEM itself plus the audio from each HDMI input). The only thing that would improve the ATEM Mini would be a multi-view output, but it does have a preview output. Absolutely love it! 

    Vinny Smith

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