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Blackmagic Fiber Converters

2 545,00 € (tax excl.)

Extend and fully power cameras up to 2 kmaway using an open standard SMPTE fiber cable!

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2 545,00 € (tax excl.)

The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, and tally into a single SMPTE fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single convenient and incredibly durable cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter also adds familiar broadcast studio camera controls to the rear of the camera, plus additional connections so you can use it with the talkback systems and switchers you already have. The Blackmagic fiber converters feature 12G-SDI and are designed to work with all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Now you can transform professional cameras such as URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini into a complete professional studio camera with all of the features you need for high end work!

Blackmagic URSA Converters

Place Cameras Anywhere

Get cameras much closer to the action!

If you’re working in a studio or out at a large sporting venue, you often need to place cameras far apart. While SDI connections are common, the limited range of SDI makes it hard to use it over long distances. Traditionally, you would need to run multiple cables and expensive extenders for power, talkback, tally, video and audio. This makes set up incredibly complex and increases the chances of a technical problem. Now you can solve this problem by converting all essential connections and power into a single convenient SMPTE fiber cable that can run incredibly long distances. That means cameras can be placed anywhere and connected back to broadcast trucks parked outside of a venue or back to a central control room in a studio. Best of all, SMPTE fiber is a global broadcast industry standard so you can use cables and connection points that are commonly available. Blackmagic fiber converters are also affordable, so traditional broadcasters, new web broadcasters, AV producers, houses of worship and educators can all use the same high end broadcast technology!

Industrial Strength Safety

SMPTE Fiber forIndustrial Strength and Safety

Built in multi layer fail safe instantlycuts power to eliminate danger

Blackmagic fiber converters work with standard SMPTE 311M hybrid electrical and fiber optic cables with standard SMPTE 304 connectors on each end. These cables feature a 2 way fiber pair, data pair and power pair, along with a central strength member that gives it the needed durability for continuous use. Once plugged in, the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter automatically performs safety checks and then powers up, sending an industry standard 200 volts of power over the SMPTE cable for the camera and accessories. This means you can install cameras in remote locations without having to worry about power drops over long distances. Both the studio and camera converters at each end have dedicated micro controllers that continuously monitor power status. The converters communicate with each other to ensure that both a stable optical signal is present and that the power supply is operating within safe parameters. If a damaged cable or a earth leak is detected, the power is instantly shut down to eliminate any danger to personnel.

Add Studio Camera Controls

Add Studio Camera Controls

Transform broadcast camerasinto dedicated studio cameras!

Studio cameras are typically operated from the rear of the camera, but broadcast cameras usually have controls on the side of the camera. To solve this problem, the Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter adds support for SMPTE fiber to your camera along with a wide range of controls and features to the rear of the camera, transforming it into a professional studio camera. You get 2 separate broadcast standard 5 pin talkback connections, 3 return video feeds, 2 extra audio inputs, connections for PTZ and trackers, plus additional DC and D-tap outputs for powering accessories. With all these extra controls added to the rear of the camera, you can operate the camera in the same way as traditional studio cameras!

10G Ethernet for IP Video

Super fast, low latency ethernetlink for video, audio and control!

The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter use IP video because the SMPTE fiber connection is an open standard 10G Ethernet link. That means all of your video and return feeds are IP video based using high end, lossless broadcast quality 10-bit video encoding and decoding. All other connections such as talkback, tally, camera control and lens control are also converted to low latency IP so you get incredibly reliable performance and high quality. Using IP video means the Blackmagic fiber converters are future proof and ready for customization using high speed Ethernet infrastructure in future!

IP Based 10G Ethernet

Blackmagic CameraFiber Converter

The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attaches to the back of your URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast camera. In addition to converting all of the audio, video, camera control and talkback into fiber, it also adds professional studio camera controls to the back of your camera. You get control for return feeds, dual intercom controls with the ability to mix in program audio, record, focus and iris controls, headset connectors, audio and more. The camera converter also includes a VLock mount plate on the top for attaching accessories such as a professional Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter has connections for your Ultra HD camera feed, 3 HD return feeds, full remote camera control, PTZ, multiple channels of talkback, tally and more!

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 URSA Fiber Converter
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 URSA Fiber Converter

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is used at the other end of your broadcast camera chain back in the studio or outside broadcast truck. It converts signals from the remote camera back into standard television industry connections that can be used with your live production switchers, audio mixers and talkback interfaces. It features a high capacity power supply to drive the cable so it can provide enough power for your camera and any accessories that you might add. The studio fiber converter includes connections for tally, two dual channel intercoms for industry standard 3rd party talkback systems, and even a backup engineering talkback channel in case the fiber goes down. You get a main Ultra HD camera feed plus 3 independent HD return feeds with full remote camera control, PTZ, tracker talkback and ethernet, all through a single SMPTE fiber cable. Plus, there is a large 5 inch LCD screen right next to the SMPTE fiber connection on the front panel for monitoring signals from the remote camera. This allows for easy patching and verification of the remote camera function!

Talkback and Tally

Dual Channel Talkback

Two dual channel talkbackintercoms with backup!

The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter provide 2 dual channel digital talkback connections that are compatible with professional 5 pin XLR talkback headsets. The camera converter even has convenient controls for mixing in program return audio with your talkback headset so you can adjust the volume as needed while talking to the rest of the crew. The talkback intercoms can be used for both production and engineering. In addition, there is a backup channel available for troubleshooting in case the fiber link is down. This backup talkback channel automatically switches over and uses the data pair in the SMPTE cable if the fiber is not working. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter also includes a standard 10 pin connection for tracker talkback, which is perfect when both headset connections are in use and you need to feed an additional talkback connection through to your crane operator.

Full Size Professional Connections

Standard television industry connections

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
  1. Power ConnectorConnect an IEC power cable to the powerinput on the rear panel to provide power.
  2. Intercom / TallyThe 25 pin intercom and tally connectionallows you to connect to third party intercom and tally systems or extend your existingATEM converters to other analog devices.
  3. PTZThe 9 pin D-Sub connector allows you to connect PTZ controllers to the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter for remote control pass through to the Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter for PTZ heads via the Visca protocol.
  1. Analog Audio OutFour XLR audio outputs allows you to output the audio plugged into inputs 1 and 2 from your camera, and the two XLR audio inputs on the URSA Camera Fiber Converter.
  2. 12G SDI In and OutTwo 12G-SDI outputs connect the output from the camera to the switcher and also another destination such as HyperDeck Studio for ISO recording.
  3. Ref In/OutThe Ref In connection sends traditional reference timing from other broadcastdevices to your camera, and Ref Outacts as a loop output.
  1. USB-C ConnectorThe USB-C port allows you to update internal software.
  2. SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic ConnectorUse the URSA Studio Fiber Converter’s female connector to plug in the male end of a SMPTE Fiber cable.

Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter

Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
  1. USB-C ConnectorThe USB-C port allows you to update internal software.
  2. 12G-SDI In/OutConnect the 12G SDI Out from your camera into the 12G SDI In on the Camera Fiber Converter or 12G SDI Out of the converter into the 12G SDI In on the camera.
  3. HeadsetsTwo female 5 pin XLR connectors allow you to plug in two headsets.
  4. Tracker10 pin hirose connector, which sendsout an additional intercom output and red and green tally output.
  1. SDI OutThree SDI outputs allow you to output thethree return feeds coming from the switcherto other equipment via 3G SDI.
  2. SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic ConnectorUse the URSA Camera Fiber Converter’s male connector to plug in the female end of a SMPTE Fiber cable.
  3. XLR Audio InputsPlug in external analog audio from professional equipment such as microphones and audio mixers.
  4. Molex ConnetorPlug the molex connector into the molex socket to power your camera from the converter.
  1. D Tap Connector+12V Out to power accessories like an external monitor, up to +11.9V to 14V DC at 2 amps.
  2. PTZThe 9 pin PTZ connector allows you to connect to a PTZ motorized head.
IP Based 10G Ethernet

Designed forHigh End Broadcast

Durable metal design,high end componentsand professional connections

The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter features an extremely durable all metal design that perfectly matches URSA Broadcast, URSA Mini cameras or any camera that supports a standard battery plate. It’s built to withstand the harsh demands of outdoor field production and 24/7 operation. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter features full size standard television industry connections with dust caps, along with an integrated VLock mount plate on top for adding a studio viewfinder. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is designed so that you can fit two of them side by side in a standard equipment rack using the optional rack mount kit. The optical fiber connector on the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is conveniently located on the front panel, right next to the built in 5 inch LCD, so you can plug remote cameras in and instantly see the feed!

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Blackmagic Fiber Converters

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