SKAARHOJ ATEM CCU with Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

SKAARHOJ ATEM CCU with Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

SKAARHOJ ATEM CCU with Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

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Product Highlights

  • ATEM CCU Hardware Control Surface
  • BMD 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
  • Relay CCU Info to Cameras Directly
  • ATEM Switcher Not Needed

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  • 1Description

With the ATEM CCU with Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield from SKAARHOJ you can relay CCU information to cameras directly, without an ATEM Switcher. In order to control more than one camera from the Arduino Shield you need to distribute the return SDI signal to multiple cameras. This can be achieved by using a separately available SDI distribution unit or VideoHub.


    Take full remote control of up to eight Blackmagic Design digital film or live production cameras with the ATEM CCU from SKAARHOJ. This hardware control surface allows you to adjust multiple camera parameters simultaneously. Master black and iris are controlled by multi-turn dials, while illuminated buttons and displays provide high visibility even in dark locations. The OLED menu rocker switch lets you toggle between all the settings you need to adjust and refine for each camera's image. The CCU relays information to the cameras via a separately available ATEM switcher, to which it connects via Ethernet.

    Transparent button caps for custom labels
    Five preset menus and one custom menu
    UniSketch OS
    Camera Selector
    By default, the ATEM CCU selects between CAM 1-8 on the camera selector. Alternatively, you can configure the ATEM CCU to select between the eight cameras on MultiViewer 1 or 2 by selecting this option in the web interface. In UniSketch OS, you can enable auto-route to a specific ATEM AUX channel or any other device capable of video routing.
    Camera Control via ATEM
    The ATEM CCU connects to the ATEM Switcher either directly via Ethernet or via a network switch/hub. Once connected, the ATEM CCU communicates with the ATEM Switcher, which then relays CCU shading information to the cameras. An SDI return feed is required for the cameras you want to relay the CCU data. This setup is similar to using the ATEM Software Control Panel. The ATEM Software Control Panel and the ATEM CCU are in sync, so when changing shading parameters, these will be reflected both places.
    Camera Support
    Any camera that supports CCU control over the return SDI feed will work with the ATEM CCU. Some examples of compatible cameras are the Micro Studio Camera 4K, Studio Cameras, and the URSA Mini (+ Pro).
  • 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

    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
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 12V Power Supply
  • USB Programming Cable
  • Networking Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
    Compatibility Blackmagic Design Digital Film and Live Production Cameras that Support CCU Control over Return SDI Feed
    Connection Ethernet
    Controls 8 x Red/Green/Amber Broadcast Buttons for Camera Selection
    35 mm Multi-Turn Aluminum Dial Knob for Iris
    24 mm Multi-Turn Aluminum Dial Knob for Master Black
    OLED Rocker Switch for System Menu Control (96 x 64 pixels)
    Displays 2 x High-Contrast 128 x 32 Mini OLED Displays, White on Black
    4 x Backlit 64 x 32 Pixel Displays, RGB
    Menu Options Menu 1: Lift: YRGB
    Menu 2: Gamma: YRGB
    Menu 3: Gain: YRGB
    Menu 4: Contrast, Saturation, and Hue
    Menu 5: Gain, Shutter, White Balance, and Focus
    Menu 6: Gain, Shutter, White Balance, and Zoom
    Encoders 5 x Rotary Encoders
    Dimensions 11.6 x 7.1 x 3.0" / 29.5 x 18.0 x 7.5 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 8.9 x 5.6"
  • 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 5.4 x 1.0"


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