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Blackmagic Design announces live production and camera updates

Includes new ATEM Mini Pro which features a built-in multiview and streaming engine

Blackmagic Design has announced a series of software developments across its live production range, including a new ATEM switcher product.

The new ATEM Mini Pro is described by the company as a low-cost live production switcher with all the features of ATEM Mini but now with extra features for recording, streaming and monitoring. The switcher includes a new hardware streaming engine to allow direct streaming via its Ethernet connection to YouTube Live, Facebook and Twitch. It also supports recording the stream direct to USB flash disks in H.264, as well as recording to multiple disks for continuous recording.

The new model also includes a multiview on the HDMI video output that allows all inputs to be monitored on a single monitor, as well as live status of recording, streaming and the audio mixer.
Blackmagic Design has also unveiled a software update for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models that include studio camera features. Users are now able to connect to an ATEM Mini switcher in order to control the camera parameters, lens and tally light. ATEM Mini can control up to four cameras via the HDMI video connection.

The Hyper Deck Mini has also had an update, including a new H.264 codec that supports true interlaced HD formats, a new AAC audio codec allowing uploading files direct to YouTube, faster Ethernet transfers of 110 MB/s and support for longer duration in a single file of at least three hours.