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Blackmagic Design ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
Blackmagic Design ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
$2,665.00

Blackmagic Design ATEM Talkback Converter 4K

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SoundPro Item: 24223
MPN: BMD-SWRCONVRCKT4K8
$2,665.00
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ATEM Talkback Converter 4K handles up to 8 cameras for SDI talkback using embedded audio channels 15 and 16 (same as ATEM Camera Converter). The converter supports 12G-SDI for SD, HD, and ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. BNC connections to each camera are provided, along with an optical fiber socket so an optical fiber SFP module can be added to extend camera distances. Other functions include push to talk buttons, headset support, loop capability to support over 8 cameras, built-in speaker, front panel mic input, and more. Machined aluminum design makes the converter durable yet lightweight for convenient transportation.

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.

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.

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 Talkback Converter 4K Features

  • Power supply not included - requires IEC cable
  • Handles up to 8 cameras for SDI talkback
  • 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
  • Utility Software to quickly set up converter functions and update firmware (available for Mac OS X and Windows)
  • ATEM Talkback Converter 4K1
  • Welcome wallet with QR code for software download1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Program Inputs: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching program input from switcher, including tally information with 16 channel embedded audio.
    • SDI Program Outputs: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching program loop thru output connects to another ATEM Talkback Converter 4K.
    • 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
    • SDI Camera Inputs: 8 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching 16 channel embedded audio
    • SDI Camera Outputs: 8 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching 16 channel embedded audio
    • SDI Outputs: 8 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching 16 channel embedded audio
    • Optical Fiber Video Inputs (Optional): 8 x single mode SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching camera inputs with LC connector
    • Optical Fiber Video Outputs (Optional): 8 x single mode SD/HD/Ultra HD 4K auto switching camera outputs with LC connector
    • Optical Fiber Audio Inputs: 8 x single mode camera audio inputs with LC connector. Channels 1 and 2 are camera audio. Channels 15 and 16 are intercom audio.
    • Optical Fiber Audio Outputs: 8 x single mode camera audio outputs with LC connector. Channels 1 and 2 are camera audio. Channels 15 and 16 are intercom audio.
    • Computer Interface: 1 x mini-B type USB connector for firmware updates
  • Standards
    • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    • HD Video Standards
      • 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 Video Standards
      • 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
      • 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
    • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
    • 4K Video Standards: 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p, 4K DCI 29.97p, 4K DCI 30p, 4K DCI 50p, 4K DCI 60p
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M Level B, SMPTE 425M
    • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48Khz, 24-bit A/D conversion
    • Video Sampling: 4:2:2, 4:4:4
    • Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
    • Multiple Rate Support: SDI switches between SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K
  • Internal Software UpgradeVia included updater application
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 10.11 El Capitan
    • Mac 10.12 Sierra or later
    • Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Power Requirements
    • Power Supply: 100 - 240V AC input with redundant 12 - 31V DC input.
    • Power Usage: 60 Watts
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 19 x 6.3 inches
  • Weight5.07 lbs
  • Physical Installation1 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.
  • 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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