Blackmagic Design ATEM Talkback Converter 4K Switcher

by Blackmagic Design MFG# BMD-SWRCONVRCKT4K8
$2,495.00

ATEM Studio and Camera Converters

Get your camera close to the action using low cost optical fiber!

Now you can position your cameras a long distance away from your switcher and get closer to the action with ATEM Camera and Studio Converters. ATEM Camera Converter is a super tough optical fiber converter with talkback, tally, microphone inputs and a built in long life battery. Using low cost optical fiber you can connect to your cameras up to 28 miles away and even at those great distances you still get full bi-directional video, audio, talkback and tally signals!

ATEM Studio and Camera Converters

Live Camera Connections

The perfect solution for live events!

ATEM Converters are the perfect solution for live music and sporting events where you need to place cameras in remote locations such as on race tracks or near to a stage, where there is a huge distance between the live action and your switcher! Connect up to 4 ATEM Camera Converters to each ATEM Studio Converter and get multiple camera talkback, so all camera operators can communicate with the switcher operator using talkback that is embedded into channels 15 and 16 of the optical fiber SDI connection.

The ATEM Converters

Designed for live production

The ATEM Converters

There are two ATEM converters for use at opposite ends of a live camera connection! ATEM Camera Converter converts your camera’s SDI or HDMI output to optical fiber, with embedded external audio and talkback from the camera position. The machined aluminum design is lightweight, strong and includes an internal long life battery for increased portability. ATEM Studio Converter’s rack mount design has 4 bi-directional optical fiber connections so you can connect multiple camera converters and convert the optical fiber input to SDI and de-embed audio using XLR connections.

Optical Fiber Link

 

 

Optical Fiber Link

Work over lengths of up to 28 miles!

ATEM converters connect using industry standard single mode optical fiber cable with standard LC connectors. Optical fiber lets you connect way beyond the distance of traditional copper cables. It’s widely available, easy to use and affordable because it's the same optical fiber cable used in computer networking. ATEM Camera Converter and ATEM Studio Converter use the standard SMPTE specification for optical fiber connections using standard single mode optical fiber running at 1310nm, which allows you to connect at distances up to 28 miles!

Talkback

During busy live production it's vital to be able to talk to your camera operators. ATEM Camera and Studio Converters take advantage of the 16 channel SDI audio standard and embed the talkback into rarely used channels 15 and 16. ATEM Camera Converter uses standard PC or iPhone type headsets while the ATEM Studio Converter uses more robust aviation headsets that are available in hundreds of different styles! ATEM Studio Converter also features a built in microphone input and speaker so you don't need to use a headset.

Tally

It's important for camera operators to know when their camera is on air, so they don't inadvertently change their shot when millions of people could be viewing! ATEM Camera and Studio Converters support SDI tally output from the program feed of switchers, such as Blackmagic Design's ATEM range of live production switchers. When a camera is on air a red LED illuminates on the ATEM Camera Converter and a red tally border is displayed on the converter's SDI and HDMI monitoring outputs!

Premium Quality Design

Machined from a solid block of aluminum

Description

ATEM Talkback Converter 4K handles up to 8 cameras for SDI talkback using embedded audio channels 15 and 16 as used on the Blackmagic Studio Cameras and ATEM Camera Converter. Supports 12G-SDI for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 and provides BNC connections to each camera, and an optical fiber socket for adding an optical fiber SFP module for extending camera distances when required. Includes push to talk buttons, support for tough and common aviation headsets, loop through for more than 8 camera support, built in speaker, front panel mic input and much more.

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.

ATEM Talkback Converter 4K

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.

Operating Systems

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Mac 10.11 El Capitan,
Mac 10.12 Sierra or later.

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Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Physical Specifications

ATEM Talkback Converter 4K

Warranty

Product Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Repair policy

Excluding connectors, cables, cooling fans, fiber optic modules, fuses and keyboards which will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.