During his presentation, Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty not only announced the new BMPCC 6K Pro camera, which we already wrote about in the news but also unveiled the new Blackmagic ATEM Mini Extreme switcher and Blackmagic Web Presenter HD broadcast device. The ATEM Mini Extreme mixer has 8 HDMI inputs, 2 media players, a 16-window multiscreen, 2 USB ports, and a couple of additional HDMI outputs. The mixer also has an ISO version that allows you to record all 8 inputs separately plus the translation file is not external media. The standalone Web Presenter HD supports 1080p and has SDI input only.
Blackmagic ATEM Mini Extreme
The ATEM Mini Extreme is the most powerful video switcher of the entire ATEM Mini range. It has 8 HDMI inputs with a signal of up to 1080p60 and several additional HDMI outputs. There are also now two USB ports for recording, as well as for simultaneous connection to a computer and live streaming.
The panel itself contains camera controls – you can control aperture, ISO, black level, and focus. Holding down the focus button on the mixer triggers autofocus on the selected camera.
ATEM Mini Extreme supports streaming over Ethernet or 5G or 4G smartphones over USB for smartphone streaming. It can record signals to USB flash drives in H.264 format. There are two stereo audio inputs for connecting microphones. The switcher automatically converts and synchronizes all HDMI inputs and includes free ATEM Mini software Control for Mac and Windows computers.
For live broadcasts, the device has an internal memory for 20 graphic images, for example, it can be titles, splash screens, skips, logos, and other elements. There are also 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma keyers for green/blue chroma-keying, and six DVE processors for picture-in-picture. ATEM Mini Extreme supports a 16-window multi-screen for monitoring all connected cameras, recording, and streaming status.
Blackmagic has also announced an ISO version of the ATEM Mini Extreme. This mixer has all the features of the ATEM Mini Extreme plus a more powerful recording engine that allows you to record all 8 inputs plus the live stream for a total of 9 recording streams. Also, a DaVinci Resolve project file is saved for later editing.
Both new models include a streaming engine for live streaming to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other web services.
Blackmagic Web Presenter HD
Another announcement is the new Blackmagic Web Presenter HD live streaming device. Like the previous Web Presenter, it is a standalone device based on an H.264 processor for live streaming to web platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and others. Unlike the HDMI and SDI inputs in the previous Web Presenter model, the new product has been cut down – it has only an SDI input.
The new Web Presenter HD includes a 12G-SDI down-converter input, so it is only capable of outputting 1080p video. The front panel has an LCD screen that can display menus, control USB webcam functions, audiometer, streaming status, and SDI and audio settings. This product supports streaming over Ethernet or smartphones via USB and includes Web Presenter Utility software for Mac and Windows computers. The body has a 1/3 standard rack width design, which allows 3 streams to be placed in one rack.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF 6K Pro
A compact viewfinder to your Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is designed specifically to fit into the EVF slot on the 6K Pro, and it locks using an integrated M4 screw. When in use, it turns off the built-in touchscreen LCD, so you don’t accidentally change settings while using the EVF. The display provides a 1280 x 960 resolution image on its crisp micro-OLED display.
Blackmagic Design has also introduced the Pocket Cinema Camera Battery Grip to add up to three hours of shooting time from two batteries to your Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. The battery grip features nonslip handgrips on the sides, and it’s constructed with lightweight, durable carbon fiber material.
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Battery Grip for 6K Pro is priced at $145 and it can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com website.