I was joined by Bob Caniglia from Blackmagic Design to talk about some of the cool updates they have. Blackmagic Design released the ATEM Mini Pro, and also made a price drop on their 6K cinema camera. With these items, people can start streaming and recording video without breaking their banks.
ATEM Mini Goes Pro
Last year, Blackmagic released the ATEM Mini. For $300, you could switch between four different video sources, creating better VLOGs, Twitch gaming sessions, or other video content from weekend warriors and enthusiests.
There were a few features that were highly asked for, so Blackmagic released the ATEM Mini Pro – A slightly more beefed-up version of the switcher.
The ATEM Mini Pro added USB flash disks in H.264, direct streaming via Ethernet, and Multiview (one of the biggest requests from creators) with a revamped look.
The ATEM Mini also connects up to 4 HDMI video sources – with the sources not having to be the same resolution camera, DVE for picture-in-picture, Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics, transition effects, 20 still media pools, and chroma key options (a.k.a. green screen).
The ATEM sends the video to the computer via the USB-C cable. It uses the same Blackmagic ATEM switching software as the other devices, so you can easily set up your scenes and get help from the pros. You don’t need to run the software, but it’s definitely an added resource to your video.
The ATEM Mini series willl accept multiple 1080p standards, and be able to send out up to 1080p/60fps video. With PiP options, and chromakey, you could easily make a studio-style recording from your home.
The ATEM Mini Pro is available for $600. Get the ATEM Mini Pro Here
BlackMagic 6K Pocket Cinema Camera Price Drop
Of course, they want you to have a great camera with your video switcher. That is why Blackmagic Design dropped $600 off the price of their 6K Pocket Cinema Camera. This is a DSLR- style camera with interchangeable lenses, a lightweight fiber policarbonate body, 16:9 and 17:9 options, and 6144×3456/60fps resolution (with 120fps options at 2.8K and lower). All with the same Generation 4 Color science imaging technology that most DSLR cameras have today.
The 6K Pocket is also compatible with EF or MFT lenses. If you already have a DSLR, you won’t have to buy new lenses to work with the camera.
The Pocket 6K camera, with many additional features, new starts at $1,995. You can also get the 4K Pocket Cinema Camera at $1,295.
In the Video
I talk with Bob about the new switcher, how it works with the 6K camera, and a lot more. Check it out!