Switcher Settings

You can modify settings of your ATEM switcher by tapping on Switcher Settings from the MixEffect Home when connected to a switcher.

Depending on the model of switcher you have, the following settings may appear in this section:


Cut Bus

By default, ATEM switchers added to MixEffect operate in Program Preview mode. Tapping on a button in the Program panel will cause an immediate cut to that video source. Use the Cut and Auto buttons to transition to either cut directly or transition to the source in the Preview panel.

You can change the switcher to use a Cut Bus. Doing this will add a long-press action to the Cut and Auto buttons, which will change the way pressing buttons in the Program panel operate. If Cut is selected, pressing a program source will cut to that source. If Auto is selected, a transition will occur between the current source and the selected source.

When Cut Bus is active, the current mode will be highlighted in yellow. Long-press on the Cut and Auto buttons to set the Cut Bus mode. A single press of the Cut and Auto button will cause a cut or auto transition to occur respectively.

Disable Fade to Black

On supported switchers, you can disable the hardware Fade to Black button from within MixEffect. When the Disable Fade to Black toggle is enabled, pressing the hardware Fade to Black button on your ATEM switcher will do nothing.

Video Modes

Auto Video Standard

Sets the ATEM switcher to automatically determine its video mode. This feature will not be displayed if your switcher does not support this feature.

Video Mode

Sets the video output mode of the ATEM switcher.

An alert will be displayed before changing the video mode informing you that items in the Media Pool may be cleared when switching video modes.

Multiview Video Mode

If your switcher supports changing the Multiview Video Mode, a drop-down menu will appear below the Video Mode to adjust the Multiview video standard.

Down Convert Video Mode and 3G SDI Output

Some switchers, such as the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K feature a Down Converted SDI Program Output. If supported, a drop-down menu will appear allowing you to set the video standard for the down converted output and the output level (Level A and Level B).


Media Pool

If your switcher supports clip playback, you will be able to adjust the number of frames assigned to each clip in the Media Pool section.


You can configure audio settings for your switcher by going to the Switcher Settings section.

Split Audio

If you have split audio from an audio source, the left and right channels will appear as independent panels in Audio. All the settings that could be changed across the stereo pair — input gain, frames delay, pan, etc. —will now be available on each channel.

You can split audio for an audio source in the Audio section of Switcher Settings.

  1. Connect to a switcher.

  2. Tap Settings in the Switcher sections list.

  3. Tap Split Audio.

  4. Check or uncheck the audio sources you want to split or combine.

Audio Follows Video

You can have your switcher perform either a hard cut of the audio or add a transition when switching.

  1. Connect to a switcher.

  2. Tap Settings in the Switcher sections list.

  3. Tap Audio Follows Video.

  4. Choose your preferred setting.

Analog Inputs

Some switchers can adjust the settings of their analog audio inputs.

  1. Connect to a switcher.

  2. Tap Settings in the Switcher sections list.

  3. Tap Analog Inputs.

  4. Adjust the settings of the switcher's analog inputs.

The screenshot above shows how you can switch between Mic and Line input on the ATEM Mini Extreme ISO.


Some switchers feature Talkback, an ability to communicate with your production crew over SDI channels. On ATEM Constellation HD switchers, production talkback is embedded into SDI channels 15 and 16, whereas engineering talkback is embedded into SDI channels 13 and 14.

Mix Minus

Some switchers support mix minus, an ability to mute the audio on an SDI output from their return program feed. Enabling mix minus on an input will output all program audio in the mix, minus that particular input.



You can adjust most Multiview settings in MixEffect, including:

  • View Control

  • Audio Meters On/Off

  • Opacity

  • Window Input

View Control

Change the layout of the Multi View by tapping on the desired layout. This open only appears if your switcher supports changing layouts.

Audio Meters On/Off

Tap to enable the visual audio meters on all windows.


If your switcher supports it, a slider will appear below the audio meter toggle.

Window Input

Tap on the input for each window that you want to change. Select the source that should be displayed in the Multiview.

Additional Multiview Options

On supported switchers, additional options to control Frame Guides, Borders, Border Color, and Label visibility will be displayed in the Multiview section.

Supported switchers include the ATEM Mini Pro, ATEM Mini Pro ISO, ATEM Mini Extreme, ATEM Mini Extreme ISO, and the ATEM Constellation 4K lineup when updated to the latest version of the ATEM firmware (9.5 or later).

Source Labels

Change the labels shown in the Program, Preview, Select Bus, and Aux switcher panels, along with the source popup menus shown throughout MixEffect.

  • Name: A string no longer than 44 characters.

  • Label: A string no more than four characters long.

Tap Reset to revert the source name and label back to its original settings. Tap Save to save your changes back to the ATEM switcher.



You can control up to four HyperDecks from within MixEffect. Refer to the documentation in the HyperDeck section for more details.


Some switchers have an RJ12 remote port on the rear for RS-422 control. You can choose to disable remote control or use VISCA or DVD100 interfaces to control the switcher remotely.


Delete All Macros

Tapping this button will ask you twice if you want to delete all used macros in the currently selected switcher. This operation cannot be undone if you choose to delete your macros.

Startup State

Save Startup State

Saves the current state of you ATEM switcher to its non-volatile memory store. When you turn off and on, your ATEM switcher will be restored to the exact state where you last saved its settings.

Clear Startup State

Returns your ATEM switcher back to its factory settings.

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