Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

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Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
Key Features
  • Programmable Camera Controller
  • Open-Source Arduino Platform
  • Control Camera Over SDI Program Return
  • Compatible with BMD Studio Cameras
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Create a custom camera control solution with the 3G-SDI Arduino Shield from Blackmagic Design. Working in conjunction with a separately available Arduino controller, the Shield embeds an SDI control signal in the Program return feed that will operate compatible cameras, such as the Blackmagic Studio Camera or URSA Mini with the Studio Camera firmware update. These are the same controls output via an ATEM series switcher.
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Blackmagic Design CINSTUDXURDO/3G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Blackmagic Video Device Embedded Control Protocol
  • 3Available Controls
  • 4About Arduino
  • 5Program Using Arduino IDE
  • 6I2C Bus Interface

Create a custom camera control solution with the 3G-SDI Arduino Shield from Blackmagic Design. Working in conjunction with a separately available Arduino controller, the Shield embeds an SDI control signal in the Program return feed that will operate compatible cameras, such as the Blackmagic Studio Camera or URSA Mini with the Studio Camera firmware update. These are the same controls output via an ATEM series switcher.

Blackmagic Video Device Embedded Control Protocol

This open communication protocol takes advantage of blanking space in the SDI data stream to add talkback, tally, and other camera control information directly to the camera via the program return feed. Because of its open nature, you can create custom solutions that are compatible with switchers, cameras, and other supporting hardware

Available Controls

The following controls are supported via SDI (Note: Availability may depend on camera and lens configuration):
  • Tally
  • Gain
  • Detail
  • Shutter
  • Zoom
  • Focus
  • Iris
  • Pedestal
  • Color Balance
  • Contrast
  • Hue
  • Saturation

About Arduino

An Arduino is a controller - basically a simple computer - that can be embedded in other devices to create custom solutions. In this case, installing on the Shield. Once you have the Arduino, you can download the IDE (developer software) from the Arduino website, then load the Shield's "sample code". This will give you a feel for how the Arduino interoperates with the camera and help you get started programming

Program Using Arduino IDE

Arduino programs are called Sketches and are designed to be easy to write. You can install "sample code" via the Arduino IDE (available from Arduino's website) to get a feel for how the system works. The commands for camera control are documented in the ATEM and Studio Camera manuals (available from the Support section of the Blackmagic Design website)

I2C Bus Interface

The Arduino Shield only uses the I2C bus, which means it is also compatible with other micro controllers, including a Raspberry Pi

Blackmagic Design CINSTUDXURDO/3G Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.4 x 8.65 x 1.2"
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Has this been used to create any monitors that control an URSA - a a la Red? Seems like a no brainer!
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no there are no controllers built around this device available at the moment
Answered by: Sean
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Which data bits are available to the Arduino ? All embedded data? time code? Audio?? Any access to the video itself ?
Asked by: Eugene B.
Only tally and camera control functions. See the library for functions.
Answered by: AskBMD Black magic Design Expert
Date published: 2020-02-15

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What is the link to the documentation page? The SDCard that came in the box is damaged.
Asked by: Fake N.
Here is the link to the document page for the card. http://bit.ly/2nE7sU7. If the item arrived damaged and you have had it less than 30 days, please contact the B&H Customer Service department: https://bhpho.to/2caRE5L.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can this generate smpte Video?
Asked by: Morgan M.
If no SDI video input, there will be a black SDI video output. There is no internal generation other than that.
Answered by: AskBMD Black magic Design Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is there a recommended power supply for the shield?
Asked by: Anonymous
The one that comes with it works good. Any 12 Volt supply with .3 Amps or greater will work.
Answered by: AskBMD Black magic Design Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can 1 shield be used to embed control signals for multiple cameras before splitting the program signal? Or can a shield only generate signals for 1 camera ID at a time?
Asked by: Mikko
One shield can control multiple cameras. You will need to address the different cameras in your code.
Answered by: John J.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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