The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attaches to the back of your URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast camera. It converts all audio, video, camera control, and talkback into fiber. It also adds professional camera controls to the back of your camera. You get control for return feeds and dual intercom controls – these have the ability to mix in program audio and record. Also including are focus and iris controls and headset connectors.
This camera converter also includes a VLock mount plate on top which enables you to attach accessories such as a Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder. The Blackmagic Design Camera Fibre Converter has connections for your Ultra HD camera feed, 3 HD return feeds, full remote camera control, PTZ, multiple channels of talkback, tally and more.
The Blackmagic Camera Fibre Converter converts standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, and tally into a single SMPTE fibre optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2km away from a studio, using a single durable cable. It also adds familiar broadcast studio camera controls to the back of your camera Additional connections allow for the use of talkback systems and switchers.
This converter features 12G-SDI and can work with all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Cameras like the URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini can now be transformed into a complete professional studio camera.
The Blackmagic Camera Fibre Converter works with standard SMPTE 311M hybrid electrical and fibre optic cables. These have standard SMPTE 304 connectors on each end. These cables feature a 2 way fibre pair, a data pair and a power pair. They also have a central strength member, giving it the required durability for continuous use.
When it is plugged in, the converter will automatically perform safety checks and power up. An industry standard 200 volts is sent over the SMPTE cable to the camera and accessories. This means cameras can be installed in remote locations without issues of long distance power drops arising.
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 a earth leak is detected, the power is instantly shut down to prevent any danger to personnel.