Fiber Optic Input
1 x SMPTE hybrid optical fiber with SMPTE 304 connector (male).
Attach the Blackmagic Design Camera Fiber Converter to your URSA Broadcast camera to connect to the studio infrastructure via SMPTE fiber optic cable and a separately available Studio Fiber Converter for connection up to 2.5 kilometers away. The converter transfers the most common camera controls to the rear for easy operator access. Standard studio connectivity includes 5-pin XLR ports for intercom, as well as SDI video for monitor output. In total, the Camera Fiber Converter has a single SDI out connection for HD or UHD 4K video and three SDI in connections for monitoring with a separate studio viewfinder. Use the V-mount mechanism at the top to attach the studio viewfinder. Includes all mounting hardware to attach the converter to the camera.
Allows to connect URSA Broadcast cameras at a maximum distance of 2 kilometers by using fiber optic SMPTE cables. It also facilitates the control of the units and offers multiple communication channels, as well as connections for headphones. This device has a compact design and allows to transmit a UHD signal from the camera or up to three HD signals back through the IP protocol.
The new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter allow you to convert both audiovisual and control and communication signals to transmit them using a single fiber optic SMPTE cable. This allows to place the cameras at a maximum distance of two kilometers from the studio or the outdoor mobile unit. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter version is installed on the back of the unit and has common controls, in addition to additional connections that facilitate the use of mixers and communication systems. Also, the converters have 12G-SDI technology and support all types of formats in HD and UHD, with a maximum resolution of 2160p60. In this way, they offer the possibility of transforming the URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini models into professional studio cameras with all the necessary features to carry out high-end projects.
In a studio or in large sports venues, it is often necessary to place the cameras in remote locations. SDI connections have a limited range, which makes it difficult to cover long distances. In general, it is necessary to have several expensive cables and extenders in order to be able to feed other equipment or use intercom and Tally systems. This not only makes production preparation more complex, but also increases the likelihood of technical errors. It is possible to solve this problem by using a single SMPTE fiber optic cable for all basic connections, which in turn can cover extraordinary distances. This provides the opportunity to place cameras anywhere and connect them to mobile units parked outside an enclosure, or to a control room in a studio. On the other hand, since the SMPTE standard is common in the Broadcast industry, it allows the use of conventional cables and connections. Thanks to the low price of converters, all this high-end technology is available to teachers, audiovisual producers, places of worship and traditional Broadcasters.
The converters work through a SMPTE-311M fiber optic hybrid cable with SMPTE-304 connectors at both ends. This includes a pair of fiber optic bidirectional conductors, another one of data and a third one for the feeding, in addition to a central reinforcement element that gives it the necessary resistance for a continuous use. Once connected, the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter automatically performs a security check before transmitting a 200-volt current to the camera and its accessories. This allows you to install the unit in remote places without worrying about faults in the power system. Both devices also have special microcontrollers that monitor the power supply at all times. On the other hand, they establish a communication with each other, in order to guarantee the presence of a stable optical signal and verify that the power supply is carried out within safe parameters. In case of detecting a cable damage or a loss, the current is cut immediately to avoid all kinds of risks.
The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter models communicate over a 10G Ethernet link for fiber optics. This allows to encode and decode the signals to transmit them through an IP network with a quality of 10 bits without loss of information. On the other hand, given the low latency of this link, it is possible to control the objectives of the cameras, turn the Tally lights on and off, or communicate with other team members reliably. This guarantees the user's investment and provides the possibility to customize the devices in the future using a high-speed Ethernet infrastructure.
The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is placed on the back of the URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast models. In addition to processing all the signals that facilitate fiber optic transmission, it has professional controls for studio cameras. These include commands for return signals, communication, audio mixing, recording and adjustment of focus and diaphragm, as well as headphone connections, among other features. On the other hand, it has a V-mount at the top to add other accessories, such as the professional viewer Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder. It also offers the possibility of transmitting a UHD signal from the camera and 3 HD return signals, controlling units and PTZ heads remotely, and using multiple channels for communication and signaling systems.
1 x SMPTE hybrid optical fiber with SMPTE 304 connector (male).
1 x SDI 12G SDI for camera signals.
1 x 3G SDI and 3 x 3G SDI for return signals.
2 x 5-pin XLR for headphones with three-channel audio mixing, 1 x TRACKER.
2 x 3-pin XLR (AES), line level or microphone level. Phantom power mode available.
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p60
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, 296M, 372M, 424M level B, 425M
Standard 48kHz television sampling frequency and 24-bit A/D conversion.
REC 709, REC 2020.
Options: HD, 3G, 6G and 12G.
Camera Utility for firmware updates.
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Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
Mounting bracket and screws for installation on URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast cameras.
3 x short 12G SDI cables for input and output of SDI signals with URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast cameras.
SD card with manual and programs.