Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

  • 25-Pin Intercom and Tally Connection 
  • Connects to Camera Fiber Converter
  • 9-Pin D-Sub Connector for PTZ Control
  • Pair with Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
  • SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic Connector
  • For HD and UHD 4K Productions
  • 12G SDI In and Out
  • Ref In/Output
  • XLR Audio Breakout
Availability: In stock
UPC: 938716005332

The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is used at the other end of your URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast Camera and 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.

Work with remote cameras up to 2 km away from your studio or outside broadcast truck using SMPTE fiber. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter converts SDI video, audio, and remote camera control connections into a single optical fiber cable, which connects to a Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attached to a remote camera. All video and data are transmitted using standard IP for extremely low latency broadcast-quality video. You get 12G-SDI for an HD or Ultra HD camera feed and 3 independent HD return feeds, along with standard connections for camera control, PTZ, two dual-channel talkback intercoms, tracker talkback, tally and a 5 inch LCD screen for monitoring camera and return feeds. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter also provides power for your remote cameras and accessories.

SMPTE Fiber for Industrial Strength and Safety
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.

10G Ethernet for IP Video
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.

Dual Channel Talkback
The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter provides 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.

More Information
In the Box Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
SD card with Software and Manual
1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Optical Fiber Input 1x SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic with Female SMPTE 304 connector
SDI Video Input 3x 12G SDI Return feeds with Program, Camera Control, Tally, Genlock and Intercom on Return 1
SDI Video Output 2x 12G SDI for Ultra HD up to 60p
Talkback Audio SDI Channels 15 & 16 for Production, Analogue in & out supported via 25-pin connector for Production and Engineering talkback support
Balanced XLR Audio Output 4x camera analogue audio outputs
Optical Fiber Output 1x Optical I/O via 10 Gb-E (not currently active)
Computer Interface 1x USB-C
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p5994, 720p60 1080p2398, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p2997, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p5994, 1080p60 1080PsF2398, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF2997, 1080PsF30 1080i50, 1080i5994, 1080i60
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p2398, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p2997, 2160p30, 2160p60
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 709, REC 2020
Multiple Rate Support SDI switches between HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI
Software Included Camera Utility for firmware update
Operating Systems Mac OS X 1011 El Capitan
macOS 1012 Sierra or later
Windows 81 or Windows 10
Power Requirements  
Power Supply 110 - 240V AC input
Dimensions 14.64 x 8.28 x 3.48 inch
Weight 6.17 lb
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