Get SDI and HDMI cameras close to the action for live production!
ATEM Converters revolutionize live production! Connect to cameras via optical fiber up to 28 miles away from a switcher and get bi-directional video & audio & talkback and tally signals! ATEM Camera Converter and ATEM Studio Converter can be used independently or together for the most amazing results. Camera Converter converts your SDI or HDMI camera’s video output to optical fiber and also embeds external audio from the camera location. It also includes talkback and tally!
Connect up to four Camera Converters to each ATEM Studio Converter using its 4 independent bi-directional optical fiber SDI converters. ATEM Studio Converter is a rack mount unit for control rooms & OB vehicles and flyaway kits. It converts the incoming optical fiber camera feeds into SDI and HDMI inputs for an ATEM Production Switcher. It also sends tally information & talkback and a program feed back to ATEM Camera Converter for monitoring at the camera position!
Talkback and Tally
Connect all your cameras to a switcher over the longest distances you’re ever likely to need! A single optical fiber connection eliminates the need to run separate cables for video & talkback and tally between cameras and a control room. Camera operators can communicate with the switcher operator using talkback & which is embedded into the optical fiber connection. Tally signals and program feeds are sent back to camera operators so they know exactly when their camera is live.
Optical Fiber Link
ATEM Converters connect to each other using single mode optical fiber cable with standard LC connectors. Optical fiber is the perfect technology for connecting to cameras situated a long distance away from switchers. Optical fiber is affordable and lets you connect way beyond the distance of traditional copper cables. It’s also widely available & easy to use and costs less than video coax when using long cable lengths. ATEM Converters follow SMPTE specifications for fiber distances of 28 miles (45km).
Designed for Live Production
ATEM Camera Converter is machined from a solid block of aluminum to withstand daily use in live production environments. It features an internal rechargeable battery that provides more than 3 hours of operation on a single charge. LED indicators show the battery power level & plus valid video and optical signals. The integrated belt clip lets you move around easily while connected to headsets or even iPhone headphones. Up to four Camera Converters can be connected to a single ATEM Studio Converter that features 4 bi-directional fiber converters & each with SDI & HDMI and AES/EBU audio outputs. Studio Converter’s one rack unit size is perfect for OB vehicles and flyaway kits. Blackmagic Design’s Converter Utility software lets you control converter functions including the ability to number cameras for easy identification and to set tally signal features. The converter Utility Software also lets you update your ATEM Converters with the latest software via USB 2.0 connections on each converter. Download firmware updates that may add new features & support for new formats and standards & or provide increased compatibility with other video and audio hardware. Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.
ATEM Converters feature full broadcast quality with 10-bit video data paths & HD-SDI video technology and support for optical fiber SDI with a high quality laser driver for long distance connections. ATEM Converters also feature incredible audio technology. Talkback audio is embedded into channels 15 and 16 of the camera optical fiber video output & and can be listened to on channels 15 and 16 of the optical fiber input on the headphones. ATEM Camera Converter has a Press To Talk ‘PTT’ button for operators and headphone level control buttons on the keypad!
ATEM Camera Converter features SDI and HDMI inputs for connecting professional SDI and consumer HDMI cameras. It includes 1/4″ stereo jack inputs so that commentary or audio from effects mics can be sent from every camera position. ATEM Studio Converter includes an SDI input to send a switcher’s program or aux feed back to the camera for monitoring. Plug the latest noise canceling headsets or even iPhone headphones into the 3.5mm microphone and headphone inputs on each converter for talkback that’s embedded into the bi-directional optical fiber signal.
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.
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
Software Included: Converter Utility
Firmware 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