For small churches that want a super-simple setup with a powerful, high-quality image, this is the kit to buy. It’s cheaper than going for the full streaming PC kits, but it still delivers a push-button simple workflow and the highest quality image for your live stream.
This kit includes everything you need to start streaming today, including a remote-controlled, robotic live streaming camera from PTZ Optics, with a 20X optical zoom for a high-quality live stream at 1080p high definition and 30 frames per second. If you want to remotely control a camera from a single location (like the sound booth), without actually touching the camera, this is the system you want.
What’s Included in this Kit?
- Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
- 4 PTZ Optics 20X Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) Camera
- 4 PTZ Wall Mounts (Ceiling mount available on request.)
- 24″ Monitor for Multiview Production Monitoring
- PTZ Joystick Controller
- 4 100′ Camera Cable Packages
- Power-Over-Ethernet Gigabit Switch
- 5TB SSD Hard Drive for Recording
- Audio Adapters & Cables
- 12 Months Premium Technical Support
- 12 Months Access to Premium Training Sessions
Introducing the 20X PTZ Camera from PTZOptics
- Three Simultaneous Video Outputs
The PTZOptics 20X-SDI can simultaneously send out 1080p video from HDMI, 3G-SDI, and h.264 or H.265 IP Streaming for maximum flexibility.
- 3G-SDI & PoE
3G-SDI is a preferred cabling for 1080p video over long distances. PTZOptics HD-SDI camera models also include PoE (Power Over Ethernet).
- Wide Field of View
The 20X PTZOptics models offer a wide field of view 60.7°
- Power Over Ethernet
PTZOptics HD-SDI camera models also include PoE (Power Over Ethernet). The Ethernet port can be used for power, control, and video/audio streaming.
- iOS Camera App
PTZOptics has an updated iOS camera control app available here. The app is not included free with each camera cost. A free android app is available here.
- RS-232/RS-485 Camera Control
Every PTZOptics includes in/out RS-232 ports and an RS-485. These ports use VISCA commands to integrate with larger control systems such as Crestron and Extron. We even have pre-built modules available for download here.
- HDMI Video Connection
Every PTZOptics camera comes with an HDMI video output capable of video resolutions up to 1080p.
- Live RTMP Streaming
Every PTZOptics camera has the ability to live stream directly from the camera to your favorite CDN. Simply plugin your CDN’s RTMP Streaming information into the IP interface of your camera and start streaming!
- 3.5mm Audio Input
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a 3.5mm audio input you can use to embed audio. The HD-SDI models support embedding audio via a line-level input onto HDMI and Ethernet for IP Streaming.
- IP Video Streaming
The camera includes h.265 “High-Efficiency Codec” IP Streaming along with h.264 and multicast streaming. Taking things a step further we offer our software open source so developers can customize any experience.
- 3 Year Warranty3 Year Warranty
PTZOptics offers the industry’s best 3 Year Warranty. Repairs are handled in our USA repair center located outside Philadelphia, PA.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Kit
You will also need an Ethernet connection to your router or internet modem. We do not supply the Ethernet cable to plug the ATEM up to your network.
Once you have it plugged into your network, and you’ve configured your preferences using the Blackmagic ATEM Software (free to download), you can stream as easy as 1, 2 ,3.
Introducing the ATEM Mini Pro
The ATEM Mini Pro is fast to set up and easy to use. It includes 4 HDMI inputs, 1 USB webcam out, 1 HDMI out, Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics, DVE for picture-in-picture, transition effects, green screen chroma key, 20 stills media pool for titles, and free ATEM Software Control.
The ATEM Mini Pro also includes direct recording to USB flash disks in H.264 and direct streaming via Ethernet to YouTube Live and more. There’s also a multiview with 4 cameras, media, preview, and program plus the status of recording, streaming, and audio.
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
Video Streaming Standards
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Ultra HD Video Standards
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
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
Introducing low-cost, multi-camera, live production with advanced broadcast features.
ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi-camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom! Simply connect ATEM Mini and you can switch live between 4 high-quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. Or connect a computer for PowerPoint slides or gaming consoles. The built-in DVE allows exciting picture in picture effects, perfect for commentary! There are loads of video effects too! All ATEM Mini models have a USB that works like a webcam so you can use any streaming software while the ATEM Mini Pro model adds live streaming and recording to USB disks. ATEM Mini even has secret broadcast features built-in so it can do high-end work!
Faster Video Production Plus Live Streaming
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 works! 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!
Self Contained Broadcast-Quality Switcher
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! On the ATEM Mini Pro model you also get buttons for record and streaming control as well as output selection buttons that let you change the video output between cameras, program and multiview. On the rear panel there are HDMI connections for cameras or computers, extra microphone inputs, USB for webcam out plus an HDMI “aux” output for program video.
Easy to use and fast to Learn!
There’s never been a switcher that’s easier to use, as you simply press any of the input buttons labeled 1 to 4 on the front panel to cut between video sources. You can choose between cut or effects transitions by selecting the cut or auto buttons. Unlike cut, the auto button tells ATEM Mini to use a video effect when switching inputs. You can select from exciting transitions such as dissolve, or more dramatic effects such as dip to color, DVE squeeze, and DVE push. The DVE is perfect for picture in picture effects and you can instantly set up different picture positions. There is even a still store for titles and graphics accessible via external software control.
Connect up to 4 independent Cameras
With 4 independent HDMI inputs, you can connect up to 4 high-quality video cameras. Video cameras with HDMI outputs are dramatically better quality than simple webcams as they use higher quality lenses and have better low light sensitivity. All video sources will re‑sync to the switcher if they operate at different video standards so you don’t have to worry about connecting video devices as they all just work! Cameras with HDMI often support interchangeable lenses so you can change to wide-angle lenses for wide shots and zoom lenses for close‑ups. Imagine taking advantage of the low light capability of better cameras for theater production, weddings, school concerts, and music videos!
Outputs to HDMI Video and USB Webcam!
To ensure maximum compatibility, ATEM Mini features a USB connection that operates as a simple webcam source. That means you can plug in and instantly get working with any video software. The software is tricked into thinking the ATEM Mini is a common webcam, but it’s really a live production switcher! That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality. Choose any software you like, such as Open Broadcaster for live streaming, or Skype for Powerpoint presentations. ATEM Mini works with software and platforms such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Skype, Zoom, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Wirecast, and more!
Live Stream via Ethernet on ATEM Mini Pro
The ATEM Mini Pro model has a built-in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via its built-in Ethernet connection. That means you can live stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch in better quality, without dropped frames and with much simpler settings. Just select the streaming service and enter the streaming key! There are palettes in ATEM Software Control for streaming setup and status, plus streaming status is also displayed in the multiview. Streaming status is easy to understand as the data rate indicator shows the internet speed required for the video format you’re using. If you’re technically minded, you can even hack the detailed streaming profiles in the XML preference file and load new services.
Record Direct to USB Flash Disks with ATEM Mini Pro
The ATEM Mini Pro model also supports direct recording of your streaming data to USB flash disks! That means you get very long recordings in the same H.264 video files with AAC audio that you streamed, so you can directly upload to any online video site, such as YouTube and Vimeo. ATEM Mini Pro supports multiple disks when used with a USB hub or Blackmagic MultiDock, so when a disk fills recording can continue to a second disk for non-stop recording. Record settings and disk selection are set up in ATEM Software Control and there’s a record status view in the built-in multiview. You can even trigger recording on external Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras!
Add Exciting Video Effects
One of the benefits of ATEM Mini is the professional production values that are possible using the range of built-in video effects! The cut button ensures an instant cut when switching between sources. The auto button is a professional term that’s used on large broadcast switchers to enable video effects transitions. There are duration buttons for video effects allowing 0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2-second settings. You can also select the type of effect you want including mix, which does a smooth transition between sources, and dip which fades via a color during the transition. Or use fun DVE effects that move the image off-screen when transitioning between sources!
Work with Professional Microphones
With two independent 3.5mm stereo audio inputs, you can connect desktop and lapel microphones. You can even connect a music player to generate introduction music after the live stream commences but before the program starts. With 2 extra stereo audio inputs, you can ensure a host and guest both have lapel microphones when doing interviews. All audio inputs to ATEM Mini include buttons on the panel for adjusting audio level and enabling inputs into the audio mixer. ATEM Mini features a full Fairlight audio mixer and all HDMI audio inputs and both microphone inputs are all connected separately to the audio mixer so you can live mix from all audio sources.
Automatically Converts Any HDMI Input Format
Each of the 4 HDMI inputs features its own dedicated standards converter. That means ATEM Mini will automatically convert 1080p, 1080i, and 720p sources to the video standard of the switcher! By default, the switcher will set its video format automatically, however you can also set the switcher to a specific video standard you need! The HDMI output is a true “aux” output so you can clean switch each HDMI input or program to this output. You can even “direct” switch input 1 to the HDMI output for low latency eSport productions. If you’re using program/preview switching, the HDMI out can be selected to preview, or on the ATEM Mini Pro model, it can be selected to display a full multiview.
Secret BroadcastFeatures Built In!
While ATEM Mini is easy to use, it’s also hiding very powerful broadcast features! If you’re interested in a career in the television industry, then ATEM Mini is perfect for training as it has the same features as switchers in high-end broadcast studios. You get an ATEM Advanced Chroma Key, Fairlight audio mixer, DVE, still store for graphics, and much more! Simply run the free ATEM Software Control app on Mac or Windows while connected via USB or Ethernet to access the extended features of the ATEM Mini. With a little experimentation, you can learn how to produce broadcast quality live production. Only ATEM Mini is a true broadcast switcher hidden in a tiny and affordable design!
Monitor Sources and Status with ATEM Mini Pro Multiview!
When doing larger live productions with multiple cameras, it’s very useful to see all your video sources at the same time on a single monitor. The ATEM Mini Pro model includes a professional multiview that lets you see all 4 video inputs, plus preview and program on a single HDMI television or monitor! Simply select M/V on the front panel video output control buttons to select multiview! Each camera view includes tally indicators so you know when each source is on-air, and each view also has custom labels and audio meters. You can also see the media player so you know what graphic is selected. Plus multiview even includes a status for recording, streaming, and the Fairlight audio mixer!
Control and Color Balance Cameras!
For a more broadcast-style workflow, you can remote control your cameras from ATEM Mini! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models can work as studio cameras with control sent via the HDMI connection to ATEM Mini. That means you can control the camera settings as well as the camera’s color corrector from ATEM Software Control. Imagine changing ISO and tint, plus lens iris, focus, and zoom, so camera operators can focus on the shot! There are two types of control interface, CCU layout for traditional tint color control and a DaVinci color corrector interface allowing the camera’s built-in DaVinci color corrector to add incredible digital film “looks” to your live production!