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Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter

Battery powered optical fiber converter with talkback, tally and mic inputs
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Extend your broadcast SDI or consumer HDMI camera using low cost optical fiber! Imagine connecting to cameras at remote locations on racing tracks, live sporting venus or even massive gold courses! Now with ATEM Camera Converter you can have more cameras closer to the action for the most amazing sho...
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Extend your broadcast SDI or consumer HDMI camera using low cost optical fiber! Imagine connecting to cameras at remote locations on racing tracks, live sporting venus or even massive gold courses! Now with ATEM Camera Converter you can have more cameras closer to the action for the most amazing shots in live production! ATEM Camera Converter not only converts your camera to optical fiber, but it also includes talkback, external microphone input, program return feed, tally and built in battery power source! Now you can place cameras in multiple locations miles away from your switcher while keeping full broadcast HD video quality!

Professional Multi-Camera ProductionATEM Camera Converter gives you everything you need for live production in a single converter. Connect your camera to the SDI or HDMI inputs to convert to optical fiber, and connect your switcher program feed to the optical fiber input to convert to SDI and HDMI for monitoring. The SDI and HDMI monitoring outputs can be switched between your camera input or optical fiber input! Professional local microphone inputs are included. ATEM Camera Converter also includes an internal battery for remote use when your cameras are located far away from power sources, as well as built in talkback and tally!

Optical fiber is the perfect connection because it’s used in computer networking and is common, affordable and easy to purchase! ATEM Camera Converter uses a single mode optical fiber pair with LC type connectors, so you get the freedom to connect your cameras up to 147,000 feet or 45KM from your switcher!


In live production it’s critical for your camera operators to talk to the switcher operator so you can work as a team! ATEM Camera Converter includes talkback using low cost PC headsets or iPhone-compatible headphones, so each camera can communicate with the director at the switcher.


ATEM Camera Converter connects to both HDMI and SDI video cameras! Video and audio are embedded into the optical fiber output, and microphone inputs are included for the ultimate in audio flexibility. That’s perfect when you need higher quality or wireless microphones on your cameras!


ATEM Camera Converter uses optical fiber for its connection, so you get long distances combined with full uncompressed HD video quality. This lets you move your cameras farther away from your switcher and closer to the action! Imagine placing a camera at the end of drag racing strip, at the starting gate of a horse race, or even at the far end of a golf course! Even low cost consumer HD cameras look amazing when used with ATEM Camera Converter! ATEM Camera Converter is perfect for concerts, sporting events or even lecture theaters, houses of worship, surveillance, or any remote camera location!

Features

ATEM Camera Converter connects to both HDMI and SDI video cameras

Video and audio are embedded into the optical fiber output, and microphone inputs are included for the ultimate in audio flexibility. That’s perfect when you need higher quality or wireless microphones on your cameras! The return optical fiber input can be used for a program feed from your switcher and is converted to the SDI and HDMI outputs. You can switch the SDI and HDMI outputs between program or camera feed with the push of a button.



Optical Fiber Link

Optical fiber is the perfect connection because it’s used in computer networking and is common, affordable and easy to purchase! ATEM Camera Converter uses a single mode optical fiber pair with LC type connectors, so you get the freedom to connect your cameras up to 147,000 feet or 45KM from your switcher! That blows away the 300 feet limitation of SDI cable, so you can place cameras close to the action! Optical fiber is low cost, thin, and lightweight, plus is fully compatible with broadcast optical fiber SDI products.



Includes Talkback

In live production it’s critical for your camera operators to talk to the switcher operator so you can work as a team! ATEM Camera Converter includes talkback using low cost PC headsets or iPhone-compatible headphones, so each camera can communicate with the director at the switcher. ATEM Camera Converter talkback works by embedding the microphone audio into channels 15 and 16 of the camera optical fiber video output and listening to channels 15 and 16 of the optical fiber input on the headphones. You even get press to talk PTT and headphone level buttons on the keypad



Battery or AC Powered

ATEM Camera Converter includes a standard 12 volt input that supports operation up to 30 volt DC. That let’s you use a wide range of power sources or even a car battery! You get a built in battery that lasts for hours and is recharged when plugged into a power supply. The 12V power connection uses a standard connector, so if you lose your power supply you can simply purchase one from any electrical retailer. If your power connection ever fails during a live event, the internal battery is automaically used to keep the ATEM Camera Converter operating! It’s just like a built in UPS.



Built In Tally

Now you can clearly see when your cameras are “on air”! ATEM Camera Converter uses an open standard tally packet in the SDI output on any ATEM switcher to illuminate 2 built in tally LEDs! All you need to do is connect the ATEM switcher’s program output to the ATEM Camera Converter via the return optical fiber feed! Then simply select the camera number via USB software or using the camera number button on the keypad. If you have external monitoring plugged into the HDMI or SDI outputs, you can even display a red tally border on your monitor.

Specifications

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Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Input: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable
  • SDI Video Output: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • Analog Audio: 2 x balanced 1/4" TRS connectors (stereo) microphone level in. When connected, replaces audio from SDI In or HDMI In. 1 x 3.5mm stereo connector for talkback microphone. 1 x 3.5mm stereo connector for stereo headphones (compatible with iPhone compatible headsets).
  • Optical Fiber Video Input: 1 x single mode SD/HD switchable with LC connector.
  • Optical Fiber Video Output: 1 x single mode SD/HD switchable with LC connector.
  • Computer Interface: 1 x mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, firmware updates and Converter Utility software control.


Standards

  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48Khz, 24 bit A/D conversion
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10 bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • Multiple Rate support: SDI and HDMI switches between SD and HD


Extras

Software Included: Converter Utility

Internal Software Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system startup or via updater software

Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 7 and Apple Mac OS X

Power Supply: 12V power supply included with international socket adaptors for all countries

Product Warranty: 12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

 

What's new in ATEM 6.1 

  • White balance control for Blackmagic Design Studio cameras on the ATEM Camera UI
  • Copy and paste function in the ATEM Camera UI
  • ATEM 2 M/E switchers can now access M/E 2 as a key input on M/E 1
  • Fade to Black now has an Audio follow Video option for easier transitions
  • ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K has timecode enabled on program SDI outputs
  • General performance and stability updates

 

Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS X 

  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion or later
  • Display resolution of at least 1366 by 768 or larger
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port for software updates
  • An Ethernet connection for switcher control

 

Minimum System Requirements for Windows 

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • Display resolution of at least 1366 by 768 or larger
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port for software updates
  • An Ethernet connection for switcher control

 

Installing ATEM Software

Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall ATEM" first.

 

The ATEM installer package installs:

  • ATEM Software Control
  • ATEM Setup Utility
  • Blackmagic Media Express

 

NOTE: Please update the internal software in your ATEM Switcher and ATEM Broadcast Panel after installing this software. Simply connect the ATEM Switcher with a USB cable and run the included ATEM Setup Utility software. Then repeat for the ATEM Broadcast Panel. After this update, check your switcher chassis IP address in the ATEM Setup Utility.

 

Additional Information

Please check www.blackmagicdesign.com for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.

 

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