Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2

Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2

Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2

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Product Highlights

  • 4 Bidirectional Converters in 1 RU Unit
  • Optical Fiber Signal Range 28 Miles
  • Connects up to 4 ATEM Camera Converters
  • 4 x Fiber to SDI 10-bit Converters
  • 4 x Switchable SD/HD-SDI Outputs
  • Camera Talkback with Select, Vol & Mute
  • Connect to ATEM Switchers/Converters
  • Supports SDI Switcher Tally Output
  • Send PGM Feed to Fiber Connected Cameras
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Blackmagic Design SWRCONVRCK2 overview

  • 1Description

The Blackmagic Design Studio Converter 2 inputs video signals transmitted over optical fiber and converts the signals to SDI for use with video switchers. When used in conjunction with the Blackmagic Design ATEM Camera Converter, you can send video signals up to 28 miles between camera and switcher using available optical fiber cables. By comparison, sending an HD-SDI signal over traditional copper cable is usually limited to about 300 feet, depending on the quality of the cable.

A typical set up using the Studio Converter 2 is to connect it between the switcher and up to four ATEM Camera Converter units. This setup allows the Converter 2 to receive the signals from the fiber cable, convert the signals to SDI using 10-bit processing, and send the signals to the switcher. The Converter 2 supports SD/HD signals, and when using the available ATEM Camera Converter you can use any camera with an SDI/HDMI output.

The Converter 2 can also be used as 4 independent simultaneous bidirectional SD/HD-SDI to optical converters. The Converter 2 features a built-in mic input, speaker and headphone jack that provides talkback audio for communicating with camera operators. The Converter 2 passes tally signals embedded in the SDI program stream. You can cascade multiple ATEM Studio Converter 2 units together when using more than 4 cameras. The Studio Converter 2 features a 1 RU design with built in rackmount ears for easy integration into existing studio configurations or production cases.

Optical Fiber Connectors

The ATEM Studio Converter 2 uses standard single mode optical fiber cable with standard LC connectors to allow you to transmit SD and HD video signals up to 28 miles away. Standard copper wire SDI cables have a limit of several hundred feet before the signal breaks up, converting the SDI signal to optical, and sending it along optical cable greatly increases the distance of your cable runs.

Talkback and Tally

The unit features a built-in speaker and mic inputs, as well as a headphone jack for when you need privacy, or if the area is too loud. When connected to the ATEM Camera Converter, you can talk to your camera operators no matter how far away they are, without needing to worry about walkie talkies. Using the talkback feature, the unit uses audio channels 15 and 16 of the SDI stream for talkback communication.
Camera operators can be selected individually if desired, and communication can be controlled by a push button, or locked open. Mute and un-mute buttons on the front of the unit allows you to control who hears what.
The unit passes SDI Tally signal information back to the cameras along with any SDI Program signal from available switchers.

Multiple Units

Each ATEM Studio Converter 2 connects to up to four ATEM Camera Converter units, allowing you to communicate with up to four camera operators at a time. Multiple Studio Converter 2 units can be cascaded together when more than 4 cameras are needed.

Precision Signal Processing

The unit features chips that use 10-bit processing, and are switchable between SD and HD, for a clean signal.
The unit features four independent simultaneous SDI to optical and optical to SDI converters
When used in conjunction with the ATEM Camera Converter the unit can also be used as four independent SDI or Fiber to HDMI converters
In the Box
Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converter 2
  • Converter Utility Software
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design SWRCONVRCK2 specs

    Format Support 4K
    DCI 4096 x 2160p: 60/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    UHD 3840 x 2160p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

    2048 x 1080p: 25/24/23.98
    2048 x 1080PsF: 25/24/23.98

    1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1080PsF: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1080i: 60/59.94/50
    720p: 60/59.94/50

    525i: 59.94
    625i: 50
    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

    4 x single mode LC connectors for video with embedded audio
    Channels 1 & 2 are camera audio
    Channels 15 & 16 are talkback 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

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

    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)

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

    Note: IEC power cord is required/not included, redundant power supply not included
    Dimensions (H x W) 1.7 x 18.9" (44 x 482 mm)
    1 RU size with built-in rackmount ears
    Weight 4 lb (1.81 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.2 x 7.5 x 3.4"

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