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Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter
Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter
$625.00

Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter

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MPN: BMD-SWRCONV
$625.00
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Get more out of the camera in a live production setup by adding the Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter. Using this converts your camera’s SDI or HDMI output to optical fiber, allowing the camera to be positioned far from the switcher and still get the full functionality of the switcher. The ATEM camera converter boasts embedded external audio and talkback from the camera position, internal battery, and sleek durable design for convenient portability. Designed for live production, the ATEM converter is ideal for live music, sporting events, and setups where the camera needs to be placed in a remote location from the switcher. The ATEM camera converter controls one camera; for multi-camera use, pair the ATEM studio converter with the camera converter.

Connecting via industry standard single mode optical fiber cable with standard LC connectors provides connections for longer distances at less cost than traditional copper cables. This is the same optical fiber cable used in computer networking. SMPTE specification for optical fiber connections in the ATEM converter makes it possible to connect from up to 28 miles away. The ATEM camera converter can be used with SDI or HDMI cameras. Also included are 1/4” stereo jack mic/line inputs, allowing external commentary and effects audio to be sent from the camera position.

Communication between camera operators is key during busy live production. Talkback and tally functions on the converter provide that necessary support. Using the 16 channel SDI audio standard works to the ATEM converter’s advantage, with talkback embedded into channels 15 and 16. Typical PC or iPhone type headsets can be used with this converter. Tally function indicates the camera is on air with a red LED light and red tally border on the converter’s SDI and HDMI monitoring outputs.

Built from a solid block of aluminum, the ATEM camera converter withstands the day-to-day damage of live production environments. Aluminum design also makes it lightweight for easy travel, and an integrated belt clip makes camera operation easy when connected to a headset. The ATEM camera converter can operate without a mains power source; its internal rechargeable battery can power the converter for three hours. An external battery (12-31V) can be added when over three hours of battery power is required.

Smart software in the ATEM converter helps with set up and ensures the converter keeps up with the latest firmware releases from a USB connection. Converter Utility Software firmware updates often add new features or support for new video formats. This software is available for Mac OS X and Windows.

Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter Features

  • Optical fiber link connects to camera up to 28 miles away
  • Ideal for live music and sporting events
  • Talkback function embedded in SDI audio standard channels 15 and 16
  • Uses standard PC or iPhone type headsets
  • Red LED light and red tally border on converter turn on when camera is on air
  • Machined from a solid block of aluminum it is light and durable
  • Built-in aluminum clip lets you mount the converter to your belt
  • Built-in rechargeable battery allows the converter to run without power for 3 hours
  • High quality connections work with professional or consumer cameras
  • SDI and HDMI connection points are recessed to keep the camera’s connectors safe
  • Utility Software to quickly set up converter functions and update firmware (available for Mac OS X and Windows)
  • Includes SD card with software
  • ATEM Camera Converter1
  • Welcome wallet with QR code for software download1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • 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
    • Talkback Audio: 1 x 3.5mm stereo connector for talkback microphone. 1 x 3.5mm stereo connector for stereo headphones, compatible with iPhone headsets.
    • Analog Audio: 2 x balanced 1/4" TRS connectors (stereo) microphone level in. When connected, replaces audio from SDI In or HDMI In.
    • 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.
    • Optical Fiber Audio Input: 1 x single mode camera audio inputs with LC connector. Channels 1 & 2 are camera audio. Channels 15 & 16 are intercom audio.
    • Optical Fiber Audio Output: 1 x single mode camera audio outputs with LC connector. Channels 1 & 2 are camera audio. Channels 15 & 16 are intercom audio.
    • Computer Interface: 1 x mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, firmware updates and Converter Utility software control
  • Standards
    • SDI Format Support
      • 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    • 2K Format Support: 1 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
    • HDMI Format Support
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080i50, 59.94, 60
    • 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 are switchable between standard definitlon and high definition
  • Software IncludedConverter Utility
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 10.11 El Capitan
    • Mac 10.12 Sierra or later
    • Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Power Supply12V power supply included with international socket adaptors for all countries.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)1.73 x 7.99 x 4.76 inches
  • Weight1.64 lbs
  • Environmental Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non‑condensing

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