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Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2
Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2

Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2

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Get more out of the cameras in a live production setup by adding the Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio 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 studio 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 cameras need to be placed in a remote location from the switcher. One ATEM studio converter controls up to four ATEM camera converters (a total of four cameras), and additional ATEM studio converters can be looped to control more than four cameras.

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 studio converter has a rack-mount design with 4 bi-directional optical fiber connections, making it possible to convert optical fiber input to SDI and de-embed audio via XLR connections for multiple camera converters. Loop program SDI in, AES/EBU microphone and headphone loops allow linking of studio converters.

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. Built-in microphone input and speaker allow operation without headsets, or robust aviation style headsets can be used. 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.

Machined aluminum front panel ensures the converter can withstand day-to-day use in live production environments while also being conveniently portable. On the front panel are microphone and headset connections, backlit press to talk buttons, a built-in speaker, and volume control for talkback. Built-in power supply and audio and video connections on the rear panel all support 110V to 240V.

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 Studio Converter 2 Features

  • Power supply not included - requires IEC cable
  • Pair the ATEM studio converter with up to 4 ATEM camera converters
  • For control of more than 4 cameras, loop multiple studio converters together
  • Optical fiber link connects to cameras up to 28 miles away
  • Ideal for live music and sporting events
  • Talkback function embedded in SDI audio standard channels 15 and 16
  • Built in microphone input and speaker, no headset needed
  • Red LED light and red tally border on converter turn on when a camera is on air
  • Aluminum construction makes the converter durable and lightweight
  • 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
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  • 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 program input from switcher, including tally information
    • SDI Video Output
      • 4 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable camera outputs. 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable program loop thru output connects to another ATEM Studio Switcher.
      • Talkback Audio: Aviation Headsets with 0.25" TRS headset connector and 0.206" TRS microphone connector. Front mounted balanced XLR microphone connector.
      • Analog Audio: 1 x stereo RCA monitoring output.
      • AES/EBU Audio Input: 1 x combined headphone input. 1 x combined microphone input. Combined inputs for connecting to other ATEM Studio Converters.
      • AES/EBU Audio Output: 1 x combined headphone output. 1 x combined microphone output. Combined outputs for connecting to other ATEM Studio Converters.
      • Balanced XLR Audio Output: 4 x camera stereo analog audio outputs
      • Optical Fiber Video Input: 4 x single mode SD/HD switchable camera inputs with LC connector
      • Optical Fiber Video Output: 4 x single mode SD/HD switchable camera outputs 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 firmware updates
  • Standards
    • SD Format Support: 525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL
    • HD Format Support
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 2K Format Support
      • 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
      • 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
    • Ultra HD Format Support: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
    • 4K Format Support: 2160p24
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, 296M, 372M, 424M Level B, 425M
    • 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 switches between SD, HD, and UHD
  • Software IncludedConverter Utility for firmware update
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 10.11 El Capitan
    • Mac 10.12 Sierra or later
    • Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Power Supply100 - 240 V AC input with redundant 12 - 31V DC input
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)1.73 x 19 x 6.22 inches
  • Weight3.99 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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