Product Highlights
  • Fiber cable to SDI Conversion
  • 4K/2K/HD/SD Supported Formats
  • 4 x 10-bit SD/HD Input
  • 4.4 x 48.2 cm (1.7 x 18.9") Dimensions
  • 1.81 kg (4 lbs) Weight
Black Magic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2 Black Magic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2
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Overview

ATEM Studio Converter is perfect for live production because it includes 4 optical fiber converters in a one rack unit size chassis, combined with built in talkback features. ATEM Studio Converter is designed to operate with ATEM Camera Converters and allows the use of low cost optical fiber to connect cameras long distances away from the live production switcher. ATEM Studio Converter supports both embedded SDI tally and also includes talkback features using the spare channels 15 and 16 in the SDI connections to the camera.

This upgraded model includes a dramatically upgraded industrial design with an elegant machined metal front panel that includes controls and connections to manage talkback, as well as built in power supply, eliminating the external power “brick” used on the older model. This new model includes common connectors such as balanced analog XLR and BNC connections, so features connections more commonly used in live production systems. There’s also a 12V DC input for redundant power supply operation.

With many new features for camera talkback, ATEM Studio Converter 2 allows easy management when multiple cameras are used in a live production. The front panel of the new model includes a built in speaker and XLR microphone input. This allows directors to monitor talkback from the front panel without using headphones, as required on the older model. The speaker on the front panel includes a mute button and volume control and the microphone input allows the use of flexible microphone “stalks” that lets the microphone be placed closer to the director without taking up desk space.

The ATEM Studio Converter 2 front panel also includes press to talk buttons and lock to talk buttons. These buttons allow the talkback to be disabled so the camera cannot hear the director and then talkback can be selectively enabled when the director needs to talk to a camera operator.

The ATEM Studio Converter 2 also includes the use of general aviation style headsets for talkback. This eliminates the high cost of talkback headsets for television production, while at the same time allows a much more robust headset than computer type headsets. Aviation headsets for general aviation are extremely common and range from a few hundred dollars and up, depending on the features required. They support extremely good quality noise cancellation and are available from multiple manufacturers and stores worldwide. Aviation headsets are extremely robust with industrial strength connections that are virtually impossible to break, so are much better suited to the often hostile environments found in live television production.

This new model of ATEM Studio Converter also features 6G-SDI to allow Ultra HD support in the future. Currently there are no optical fiber models available for 6G-SDI support, however this new model has all the technology required for Ultra HD and will be able to be upgraded by the customer when optical fiber modules are available that support 6 Gb/s speeds and Ultra HD.

ATEM Studio Converter 2 includes 6G-SDI outputs converted from the optical fiber input, so the feed from the video camera can be connected to either SDI connections on production switchers such as the ATEM range.

ATEM Studio Converter also includes a balanced analog XLR stereo audio output for each optical module, de embedded from each optical fiber input, so the embedded audio from cameras can be sent direct to audio mixers for external live audio mixing.

When running program feeds to each camera, ATEM Studio Converter also includes a global SDI input that feeds the optical fiber outputs on each converter. This global SDI input allows a single program feed from a live production switcher to feed all cameras on the live production and also allows talkback audio to be connected down to the cameras. This input is loop through so it allows program audio to be looped to more than a single ATEM Studio Converter.

Features

  • 4 built in optical fiber SDI converters, one for each camera feed up to 25 miles away.
  • Optical fiber converters to 3G-SDI and de embedded balanced analog XLR stereo audio out.
  • Global SDI input for sending program feed to all optical outputs.
  • Microphone and headphone connections for commonly available general aviation style headsets.
  • Built in talkback includes AES/EBU loops on rear for expanding to extra ATEM Studio Converters.
  • Elegant machined metal compact 1 rack unit design allows portable use.
  • Includes front panel talkback mic, speaker, headset connections and talkback buttons.
  • Fully compatible with ATEM Camera Converters or other types of SDI optical fiber converters.
  • Supports 6G-SDI so allows updating to Ultra HD when by swapping the SFP style optical modules.

What's Included

  • Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2
  • Converter Utility Software

Reviews

Product Specifications

Standards
HD Format Support SDI
1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF 30/29.97/25/24/223.98
1080i 60/59.94/50/
720p 60/59.94/50
SD Format Support NTSC: 525i 59.94
PAL: 625i 50
Video
SDI Video Input 4 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable camera inputs
1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable program input from switcher, including Tally information embedded in the SDI signal
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601
REC 709
Optical Fiber Video Input 4 x single mode SD/HD switchable camera inputs with LC connector
Optical Fiber Input
4 x single mode LC connectors for video with embedded audio
Channels 1 & 2 are camera audio
Channels 15 & 16 are talkback audio

Output
4 x single mode LC connectors for video with embedded audio
Channels 1 & 2 are camera audio
Channels 15 & 16 are talkback audio
Audio
Audio Sampling 48 KHz
24-bit A/D conversion
Analog Audio Output 4 x 3-Pin XLR Balanced Audio Pairs (1 x pair per fiber input)
2 x RCA jacks provide a L/R stereo pair
Talkback 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone jack
1 x .206" TRS mic input for use with aviation style headset
1 x 3-pin XLR connector for talkback microphone
1 x integrated speaker
Talkback Control 8 x Front panel buttons for camera operator selection, lock, mute and un-mute
AES/EBU Talkback Loops Input
1 x BNC mic input
1 x BNC headphone input

Output
1 x BNC mic output
1 x BNC headphone output
General
OS Compatibility Mac
OS X 10.7 Lion and later
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later

Windows
Windows 7
Windows 8
Computer Interface 1 x mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, firmware updates and Converter Utility software control
Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage
-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Power Requirements 110 - 220V AC, 50/60 Hz
12 - 31 V DC redundant input

Note: IEC powercord is required/not included, redundant power supply not included
Dimensions (H x W) 1.7 x 18.9" (44 x 482 mm)
1RU size with built-in rack mount ears
Weight 4 lb (1.81 kg)

 

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