http://www.lemac.com.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/blackmagic/studio_fibre_conv.jpg Work with remote cameras up to 2 km away from your studio or outside broadcast truck using SMPTE fiber. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter converts SDI video, audio, and remote camera control connections into a single optical fiber cable, which connects to a Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attached to a remote camera.

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Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

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Work with remote cameras up to 2 km away from your studio or outside broadcast truck using SMPTE fiber. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter converts SDI video, audio, and remote camera control connections into a single optical fiber cable, which connects to a Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attached to a remote camera.

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  • Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
  • SD card with software and manual

The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, and tally into a single SMPTE fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single convenient and incredibly durable cable. \

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

Work with remote cameras up to 2 km away from your studio or outside broadcast truck using SMPTE fiber. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter converts SDI video, audio, and remote camera control connections into a single optical fiber cable, which connects to a Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attached to a remote camera. All video and data are transmitted using standard IP for extremely low latency broadcast quality video. You get 12G-SDI for an HD or Ultra HD camera feed and 3 independent HD return feeds, along with standard connections for camera control, PTZ, two dual channel talkback intercoms, tracker talkback, tally and a 5 inch LCD screen for monitoring camera and return feeds. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter also provides power for your remote cameras and accessories.

Place Cameras Anywhere

Get cameras much closer to the action!

If you’re working in a studio or out at a large sporting venue, you often need to place cameras far apart. While SDI connections are common, the limited range of SDI makes it hard to use it over long distances. Traditionally, you would need to run multiple cables and expensive extenders for power, talkback, tally, video and audio. This makes set up incredibly complex and increases the chances of a technical problem. Now you can solve this problem by converting all essential connections and power into a single convenient SMPTE fiber cable that can run incredibly long distances. That means cameras can be placed anywhere and connected back to broadcast trucks parked outside of a venue or back to a central control room in a studio. Best of all, SMPTE fiber is a global broadcast industry standard so you can use cables and connection points that are commonly available. Blackmagic fiber converters are also affordable, so traditional broadcasters, new web broadcasters, AV producers, houses of worship and educators can all use the same high end broadcast technology!

SMPTE Fiber for Industrial Strength and Safety

Built in multi layer fail safe instantly cuts power to eliminate danger

Blackmagic fiber converters work with standard SMPTE 311M hybrid electrical and fiber optic cables with standard SMPTE 304 connectors on each end. These cables feature a 2 way fiber pair, data pair and power pair, along with a central strength member that gives it the needed durability for continuous use. Once plugged in, the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter automatically performs safety checks and then powers up, sending an industry standard 200 volts of power over the SMPTE cable for the camera and accessories. This means you can install cameras in remote locations without having to worry about power drops over long distances. Both the studio and camera converters at each end have dedicated micro controllers that continuously monitor power status. The converters communicate with each other to ensure that both a stable optical signal is present and that the power supply is operating within safe parameters. If a damaged cable or an earth leak is detected, the power is instantly shut down to eliminate any danger to personnel.

10G Ethernet for IP Video

Super fast, low latency ethernet link for video, audio and control!

The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter use IP video because the SMPTE fiber connection is an open standard 10G Ethernet link. That means all of your video and return feeds are IP video based using high end, lossless broadcast quality 10-bit video encoding and decoding. All other connections such as talkback, tally, camera control and lens control are also converted to low latency IP so you get incredibly reliable performance and high quality. Using IP video means the Blackmagic fiber converters are future proof and ready for customization using high speed Ethernet infrastructure in future!

Specifications

Connections

Optical Fiber Input 1x SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic with SMPTE 304 connector (Male).
SDI Video Input 1x 12G SDI for Camera feed.
SDI Video Output 1x 3G SDI for Camera return feed, 3x 3G SDI for Return SDI Outputs.
Talkback Audio 2x 5-pin XLR for headset with three way audio mixer per output, 1x Tracker output.
Analog Audio 2x 3-pin XLR Inputs for AES, Line or Mic input. Phantom Power available.
Computer Interface 1x USB-C connector.

Standards

HD Video Standards 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
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p60
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, 296M, 372M, 424M Level B, 425M.
Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48Khz, 24 bit A/D conversion.
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 709, REC 2020.
Multiple Rate Support SDI switches between HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI.

Software

Software Included Camera Utility for firmware update.

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Warranty

Warranty 1 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.