Installation and Operation Manual
ATEM Converters
ATEM Camera Converter
ATEM Studio Converter
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
Mac OS X™
Windows™
December 2015
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing a Blackmagic Design converter for your live production work!
ATEM Camera Converter and ATEM Studio Converter allows you to extend your broadcast SDI
and consumer HDMI cameras using low cost optical fiber! Imagine connecting to cameras at
remote locations on racing tracks, live sporting venues or even massive golf courses! With ATEM
Camera Converter you can have more cameras closer to the action for the most amazing shots in
live production! ATEM Camera Converter not only converts your camera to optical fiber, but it also
includes talkback, external microphone input, program return feed, tally and built in battery power
source! You can place cameras in multiple locations miles away from your switcher while keeping
full broadcast HD video quality!
ATEM Studio Converter is the perfect partner for your ATEM Camera Converters for internally
distributed program output and talkback support. Multiple ATEM Studio Converters can be looped
to allow talkback support to more than 4 cameras. ATEM Talkback Converter 4K gives you even
more camera connections with the option to install optical fiber SFPs if you need long cable lengths,
plus you get 12G-SDI support for Ultra HD 2160p60 video. When using ATEM Converters with
ATEM Switchers and Blackmagic Studio Cameras, you get professional video equipment designed to
work together for an amazing live production experience!
Blackmagic Converters Setup is used to change settings and update the internal software in your
ATEM converter. The latest version of Blackmagic Converters Setup can always be downloaded from
our website at www.blackmagicdesign.com/support. We think it should take you approximately 5
minutes to complete installation. Before you install Blackmagic Converters Setup, please check our
website and click the support page to download the latest updates to this manual and Blackmagic
Converters Setup software or you can follow us on Twitter to get notifications of any software
updates. Lastly, please register your ATEM Camera Converter or ATEM Studio Converter when
downloading software updates.
We would love to keep you updated on new software updates and new features for your ATEM
converters. Perhaps you can even send us any suggestions for improvements to the converters.
We are constantly working on new features and improvements, so we would love to hear from you!
Grant Petty
CEO Blackmagic Design
Contents
3 ATEM Converters
Getting Started 4
Using Blackmagic Converters Setup 15
Introducing ATEM Converters 4
Installing Blackmagic Converters Setup 15
Connecting ATEM Camera Converter 5
Removing Blackmagic Converters Setup 16
Connecting ATEM Studio Converter 7
Updating your ATEM Converter's Software 16
Connecting ATEM Talkback Converter 4K 8
Setting the Tally Border and Camera Number 16
Confirming your ATEM Converter Set Up 10
Using ATEM Camera Converter 11
Front Control Panel 11
Status Indicators 11
Control Panel Buttons 11
Setting the Camera Number 12
Connection Diagrams 17
Connecting to an ATEM Switcher via
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K 17
Connecting to an ATEM Switcher via
ATEM Camera and Studio Converters 18
Looping Multiple ATEM Converters 19
Mounting ATEM Camera Converter 12
Help 20
Using ATEM Studio Converter 13
Warnings 21
Front Control Panel 13
Using ATEM Talkback Converter 4K 14
Front Control Panel 14
Warranty 22
4 Getting Started
Introducing ATEM Converters
ATEM Camera Converter, ATEM Studio Converter and ATEM Talkback Converter 4K connect to
switchers, such as ATEM and provide a complete studio talkback and tally solution, including the
option of connecting over long distances using low cost fiber optic cable.
ATEM Camera Converter
ATEM Camera Converter is a portable converter that connects to any SDI or HDMI camera. The ATEM
Camera Converter sends video, audio, tally and talkback signals via bi-directional optical fiber between
itself and a remote unit, for example an ATEM Studio Converter, and can also send the signal to a
switcher. ATEM Camera Converter supports SD, HD and 3G-SDI formats and can be powered using
the internal rechargeable battery or by using mains power.
ATEM Camera Converter.
When paired with another ATEM Camera Converter, ATEM Studio Converter or ATEM Talkback
Converter 4K you get a complete talkback solution for live production. Tally lights are also enabled
when connected to ATEM switchers.
ATEM Studio Converter
ATEM Studio Converter can be partnered with ATEM Camera Converters via optical fiber for talkback
support with any SDI or HDMI cameras. This lets you convert up to 4 cameras to optical fiber SDI
when you need to run video over long cable lengths.
ATEM Studio Converter.
Single mode optical fiber cable with LC connectors are used to connect ATEM Camera Converter
to ATEM Studio Converter. If you are using Blackmagic Studio Cameras, you can plug your video in
directly via optical fiber. The SDI connections, including the fiber optic inputs, support SD, HD and
6G-SDI video.
You can easily connect your camera audio outputs to an external mixing desk by plugging into the
balanced XLR analog outputs on the ATEM Studio Converter’s rear panel.
When more than 4 cameras are required, you can loop multiple ATEM Studio Converters and ATEM
Talkback Converter 4Ks together.
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K is used to connect up to 8 cameras to a switcher via coaxial cable up
to 12G-SDI. When connected to an ATEM switcher you also get tally, plus you can also connect to
ATEM Camera Converters via optical fiber to add talkback.
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K with 8 optional
SFP modules installed.
Blackmagic Studio Camera can connect to your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K via BNC or optional
optical fiber modules. You also get talkback and tally when connected to an ATEM switcher.
If you need to connect more cameras, additional ATEM Talkback Converter 4Ks can be looped
together.ATEM Talkback Converter 4K supports SD, HD and Ultra HD video up to 2160p60.
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5 Getting Started
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
Connecting ATEM Camera Converter
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
The first thing you’ll want to do is power your ATEM Camera Converter, plug in your camera, headset
and a monitor.
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Plugging in your Power
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
Plug in your power source and charge the internal battery via
the 12V to 31V power connector. Connect your camera via
the SDI or HDMI input, and your monitor via the SDI or HDMI
output. By default, ATEM Camera Converter uses embedded
SDI or HDMI audio from your camera.
PTT
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
ATEM Camera Converter features both an internal rechargeable battery which gives you mobility in
the field, and a connector for plugging in the power adaptor supplied with ATEM Camera Converter.
ATEM Camera Converter’s power connector supports an input range of 12V to 31V so you can even
use an external camera battery. The internal battery will charge when a power source is connected.
Plugging in your Camera
Plug your camera into your ATEM Camera Converter's HDMI or SDI connector.
Make sure your camera output is set to a format supported by your live production switcher. If you’re
connecting to an ATEM switcher, check the switcher video standard and then set the camera to the
same video standard, e.g., 1080i59.94.
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Plugging in your Headset
Plug your talkback headset into ATEM Camera Converter’s standard 3.5mm stereo analog microphone
and headphone inputs. An iPhone or Android compatible headset can be connected using only the
headphone jack. However, if you have an external microphone connected at the same time, only the
external microphone will be used.
Connect your headset to ATEM Camera Converter via the
standard 3.5mm headphone output and microphone input.
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
Plugging in your Monitor
Plug your monitor into ATEM Camera Converter's SDI or HDMI output. Using a monitor lets you
view the camera output or the program output from a switcher. If you are connecting to an ATEM
Switcher, you'll need to set the camera number on your ATEM Camera Converter so the tally light
will illuminate when the camera is switched to the program output. For more information, refer to
the 'Using ATEM Camera Converter/Setting the Camera Number' section.
Connecting via Optical Fiber
ATEM Camera Converter's optical fiber SFP module.
You’ll now want to connect your ATEM Camera Converter to either a second Camera Converter, an
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, or an or ATEM Studio Converter, via duplex single mode optical fiber
cables with LC connectors. A pair of optical fiber cables are typically known as a patch cord.
6 Getting Started
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
Plugging in Optical Fiber LC Connectors
To plug optical fiber connectors into your ATEM Converters:
Optical fiber patch cord with two LC connectors.
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
Step 1.
Plug one end of the patch cord to your ATEM Camera Converter’s SFP module.
Step 2.
Plug the other end of your patch cord to the SFP module on the second ATEM Camera Converter.
If you are connecting multiple cameras to an ATEM Talkback Converter 4K or ATEM Studio Converter,
choose SFP modules appropriate for each camera.
For example, when connecting camera 1, connect to the camera 1 SFP module.
Plugging in your Audio
Connect external audio equipment to ATEM Camera
Converter via TRS connectors.
OPTICAL
OPTICAL
VIDEO
VIDEO
PGM
PGM
ATEM Camera Converter supports 2 channels of camera audio, which are carried on audio channels
1 & 2 of the optical fiber SDI connection. By default, ATEM Camera Converter uses the embedded
audio from your camera's microphone. However, if you want to plug in an external audio source,
connect your audio equipment to ATEM Camera Converter’s two balanced 1/4" TRS inputs. When
external audio is connected it will be used instead of the embedded camera audio.
PTT
The 1/4" TRS connectors accept stereo analog audio at microphone level and are carried on audio
channels 1 & 2 of the optical fiber SDI connection.
PTT
When a valid video signal is detected via SDI or HDMI,
you’ll see ATEM Camera Converter's 'video' status indicator
illuminated. The 'optical' indicator will illuminate when a valid
SDI signal is detected via the optical fiber input.
Confirming Your Video Signal
When your ATEM Camera Converter is powered, a camera is plugged in, and a valid SDI or HDMI
signal is present, you’ll see the control panel ‘video’ status indicator illuminated.
Additionally, if you have your monitor connected and the PGM button set for camera video, your
camera output will be displayed and you’ll know your ATEM Camera Converter is working.
7 Getting Started
LOCK TO TALK
1
L
3
Connecting
ATEM Studio4 Converter
2
+12V BACKUP
POWER
OPTICAL OUT/IN
1
L
SDI OUT
L
USB 2.0
1
2
3
L
USB 2.0
OPTICAL OUT/IN
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
2
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
IN
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
IN
IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
OUT
SDI OUT
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OUT
OUT
PRESS TO TALK
LOCK TO TALK
SDI OUT
SDI OUT
IN
IN
IN
3
4 cable. You can
Plug in your power via your ATEM Converter’s
mains power input using a standard IEC
also connect a power adaptor or external camera battery to the 12V to 31V power input.
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
Plug in power via the mains power, or the 12V or 31V
power connector.
R
OUT
Plugging in Power
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
4
SDI OUT
PUSH
L
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
SDI OUT
+12V BACKUP
POWER
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
OUT
The first thing to do is plug in power, plug in your cameras, a headset, and connect to a switcher.
You can also plug in an external microphone, such as a gooseneck microphone if you want to use
talkback without using a headset. You can even output each camera's audio to a mixer via balanced
analog XLR connectors.
R
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
MIC
PGM SDI
H/PHONE
2 power inputs give you the option of a redundant power connection in case one supply fails or is
SDI OUT
SDI OUT
accidentally disconnected.
Plugging in Cameras
2V BACKUP
POWER
L
USB 2.0
OPTICAL OUT/IN
L
L
R
On the back
panel of yourR ATEM Studio Converter, you’ll see
4 groups of connectors
numbered 1 to 4.
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
1
L
R
+12V BACKUP
POWER
USB 2.0
OPTICAL OUT/IN
2
R
SDI OUT
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
OPTICAL OUT/IN
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
PRESS TO TALK
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
Plug your cameras into ATEM Studio Converter's optical
fiber inputs.
LOCK TO TALK
SDI OUT
L
PGM SDI
3
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
Step 2.
The second LC connector plugged into the SFP module is used to connect the program video back
to your Blackmagic Studio Camera or ATEM Camera Converter.
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Step 3.
Plug each camera SDI output from your ATEM Studio Converter to the corresponding camera inputs
in your switcher.
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
H/PHONE
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
SDI OUT
L
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
MIC
4
SDI OUT
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
2
L
SDI OUT
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL OUT/IN
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
OUT
SDI OUT
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
Step 1.
4
Plug your cameras into each optical fiber SFP module.
3
SDI OUT
PTICAL OUT/IN
N
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Plug the program SDI output from your switcher into your
ATEM Studio Converter's 'PGM SDI' input.
Plugging in the Program Feed from your Switcher
Connect the program output from your switcher to your ATEM Studio Converter’s ‘PGM SDI in’
connector. When connecting the program output from an ATEM switcher, tally is also embedded in
the SDI signal. This will enable tally lights when connected to ATEM Camera Converters via optical
fiber and Blackmagic Studio Cameras.
L
ANALOG AUD
LOG AUDIO OUT
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
LOCK TO TALK
8 Getting Started
LOCK TO TALK
Plugging in your Headset
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
Your ATEM Studio Converter uses aviation headsets that plug in via the 1/4” TRS headphone and
0.206” microphone jacks. If both a headset and an external microphone are plugged in, only the
headset will be used. Talkback audio is embedded into audio channels 15 & 16 of the SDI signal.
LOCK TO TALK
Connect your aviation headset via your ATEM Studio
Converter front panel TRS connectors. You can also plug in an
external microphone via the balanced XLR analog input.
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
2
3
SDI OUT
1
R
L
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
SDI OUT
2
1
R
L
SDI OUT
R
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
L
R
R
OPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
2
L
L
R
OPTICAL
OUT/IN
+12V BACKUP
POWER
USB 2.0
L
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
CAM SDI
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
SDI 2 OUT
R
R
PGM SDI
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
IN
IN
IN
MIC
OUT
OUT
OUT
H/PHONE
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
IN
IN
IN
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
OUT
OUT
OUT
Monitoring your Audio
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
SDI OUT
R
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
IN
IN
OPTICAL OUT/IN
IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
If you want to monitor your program or talkback audio on external audio equipment such as a
Blackmagic Audio Monitor, connect via the RCA outputs on your ATEM Studio Converter's rear panel.
Plus, you can easily connect your cameras' audio to a mixer using the XLR analog audio outputs.
L
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
CAM SDI
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
4
SDI OUT
R
OPTICAL OUT/IN
Monitor your program or talkback audio on external equipment
by connecting to ATEM Studio Converter's RCA outputs.
SDI 1 OUT
IN
Camera Audio
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
4
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
L
L
L
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OUT
IN
You can easily connect your camera audio outputs to an external mixing desk by plugging into the
balanced XLR analog outputs on the rear panel.
R
3
OPTICAL OUT/IN
SDI OUT
OUT
OUT
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
SDI OUT
IN
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
SDI OUT
1
USB 2.0
SDI OUT
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OUT
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
OUT
3
Outputting
SDI OUT
SDI OUT
+12V BACKUP
POWER
OUT
SDI OUT
4
2
SDI OUT
L
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
If you want to use an external microphone, plug in via the balanced XLR analog input on your ATEM
Studio Converter’s front control panel.
3
R
R
+12V BACKUP
POWER
USB 2.0
OPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
Plugging in your External Microphone
4
LOCK TO TALK
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Connecting ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
CAM SDI
The first thing to do is plug in power, your cameras, a headset and connect to a switcher. You can
also plug in an external microphone, such as a gooseneck microphone if you want to use talkback
without using a headset.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Plugging in Power
SDI 1 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
Plug in power via the mains power, or the 12V or 31V power
connector.
SDI 6 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
Plug in your power via your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K’s mains power input using a standard IEC
cable. You can also connect a power adaptor or external camera battery to the 12V to 31V power
input. 2 power inputs give you the option of a redundant power connection in case one supply fails
or is accidentally disconnected.
SDI 7 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Plugging in Cameras
On the back panel of your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, you’ll see 8 groups of connectors that are
assigned to camera numbers 1 to 8.
9 Getting Started
SDI 1 OUT
SDI 1 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
SDI 2 OUT
SDI 1 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
PGM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
CAM SDI
MIC
SDI 8 OUT
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
H/PHONE
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
SDI 6 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
Step 2.
CAM OPT
CAM OPT
CAM OPT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
OUT/IN
OUT/IN
Plug your ATEM
Talkback Converter 4K’s
‘Cam SDI out’ into your
camera’s program SDIOUT/IN
input.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
Plug your cameras into ATEM Talkback Converter 4K's camera
When
optical fiber SFP modules are installed, you
CAM SDI
can also plug cameras into your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
via optical fiber. Plug your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K's 'SDI
out' into your switcher.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 2 OUT
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
SDI
inputs.
SDI
8 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
Step 1. CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
Plug your cameras into each ‘Cam SDI in’ connector.
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
When using ATEM Camera Converters with ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, it is important to note that
talkback and tally are embedded in the SDI signal via optical fiber only.
SDI 7 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 8 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
CAM OPT
CAM OPT
CAM OPT
Step 3.
OUT/IN
OUT/IN
OUT/IN
OUT/IN
Plug the numbered SDI outputs, for example ‘SDI 1 Out’, to the corresponding camera inputs in
your switcher.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Plugging in the Program Feed from your Switcher
Connect the program output from your switcher to your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K’s ‘PGM SDI
in’ connector. When connecting the program output from an ATEM switcher, tally is also embedded
in the SDI signal. This will enable tally lights when connected to ATEM Camera Converters and
Blackmagic Studio Cameras.
Plugging in your Headset
Your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K uses aviation headsets that plug in via the 1/4” TRS headphone
and 0.206” microphone jacks.
CAM SDI
If both a headset and an external microphone are plugged in, only the headset will be used.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
Plug the program SDI output from your switcher into your
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K's 'PGM SDI' input.
PUSH
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Connect your aviation headset via your ATEM Talkback
Converter 4K front panel TRS connectors. You can also plug in
an external microphone via the balanced XLR analog input if
you want to use talkback without a headset.
Talkback audio is embedded into audio channels 15 & 16 of the SDI signal.
Plugging in your External Microphone
If you want to use an external microphone, plug in via the balanced XLR analog input on your ATEM
Converter’s front control panel.
Monitoring your Audio
If you want to monitor your program or talkback audio on external audio equipment such as a
Blackmagic Audio Monitor, connect via the RCA outputs on your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K or
ATEM Studio Converter's rear panel.
SDI 7
CAM SDI
CAM
OU
10 Getting Started
Confirming your ATEM Converter Set Up
1 M/E Production Studio 4K
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
10
BLK
COL 2
CLEAN
FEED 1
BARS
1
MP 1
MP 1
KEY
CLEAN
FEED 2
PVW
2
MP 2
MP 2
KEY
KEY
MASK
PGM
3
COL 1
After connecting your ATEM Converters to a live production switcher you'll want to confirm that
everything is working.
ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
PUSH
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
The first thing to do is check the switcher is getting a valid signal from your cameras. You can check
this by having the switcher operator switch each camera to the preview or program output. If all your
camera signals can be seen on the switcher’s preview or program output, you'll know your ATEM
Converters are working.
Next, check your talkback. Have the switcher operator and camera operators speak to each other
using their ‘press to talk’ buttons and headsets.
2
3
PUSH
1
1
3
2
PUSH
1
2
If you are using an ATEM switcher, tally signals are sent over the SDI connection. To make sure tally
is working, check the camera number on ATEM Camera Converters and make sure they match the
camera numbers on the ATEM switcher. For more information, refer to the 'Using ATEM Camera
Converter/Setting the Camera number' section of this manual.
Blackmagic
Studio Camera
OPTICAL
PGM
VIDEO
If you experience any trouble setting up your ATEM Converters, please visit the Blackmagic Design
support center at www.blackmagicdesign.com/support where you can often find answers quickly
by browsing the Blackmagic Forum. Here you can read information and comments from other
experienced users and Blackmagic Design staff. You can also find contact information for your local
Blackmagic Design support team.
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ATEM Camera
Converter
HDMI Camera
INPUT
DISP
H/V
DELAY
BLUE
ONLY
ZOOM
PEAK
3D
LUT 1
3D
LUT 2
H
MARK
V
MARK
Monitor
Refer to the 'Connection Diagrams' section for more
information on how to connect your ATEM Converters.
11 Using ATEM Camera Converter
Front Control Panel
ATEM Camera Converter’s control panel features buttons for adjusting headset and microphone
volume, activating talkback, program/camera monitoring, powering on and off, and setting the camera
number. There are also 5 status indicators for battery level, optical signal, SDI or HDMI signal, and tally.
OPTICAL
OPTICAL
VIDEO
OPTICAL
PGM
VIDEO
VIDEO
PTT
PGM
Battery level, optical, and video signal status indicators.
PGM
PTT
Status Indicators
Battery level
On the far left of the control panel are four green battery level indicators. The number of illuminated
indicators decrease as the battery level decreases. When the remaining single indicator starts flashing,
there’s approximately 10 minutes of battery power left, so you should plug in an external power
source or switch to another charged ATEM Camera Converter. The battery will last for over 2 hours
of continuous use and requires approximately 8 hours forPTT
a complete recharge.
Optical
Next to the battery level LEDs is the 'optical' indicator. This lights up when an optical fiber SDI video
signal is detected by ATEM Camera Converter. Use this indicator to confirm a valid optical SDI signal
is being sent or received.
Video
The 'video' indicator lights up when a valid SDI or HDMI video signal is detected by ATEM Camera
Converter. Use this indicator to confirm that your camera input signal is present.
The tally lights on each side of the ATEM Camera Converter
glow red when your camera is live on the program output of
an ATEM switcher.
OPTICAL
VIDEO
Control Panel Buttons
PGM
Pressing the PGM button toggles between the program video signal and the camera input signal.
PTT
The program input is the signal connected via optical fiber.
PGM
OPTICAL
Tally lights
These lights illuminate when a tally signal is received from the program output of an ATEM switcher.
By watching the two red tally lights on opposite sides of ATEM Camera Converter, your talent and
camera operator can see when they are on air.
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
PGM button and microphone volume level buttons.
The buttons will illuminate when pressed or activated.
Microphone Volume Down/Up
The microphone volume buttons provide a quick way to adjust external audio levels. Each press of
the microphone volume buttons provide a smooth increase or decrease in volume over 1 second.
When maximum or minimum microphone volume is reached, or if at maximum or minimum volume
at power up, the relevant button will illuminate for 3 seconds. These buttons do not affect embedded
SDI and HDMI audio levels received directly from the camera.
12 Using ATEM Camera Converter
M
O
Power On/Off
Press and release to instantly power on. Hold for 1 second to power off.
PTT
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
Camera Number
This button is used to set the camera number on your ATEM Camera Converter so your tally lights
function correctly. Refer to the 'setting the camera number' section in this manual for a detailed
description.
PTT
Talkback Headphone Volume
Press this button to increase the volume of the talkback headphones. When maximum volume is
reached, or if at maximum volume at power up, the button will illuminate for 3 seconds. The next
press will reduce the volume to minimum before the volume is increased again.
PTT
The power button will illuminate when ATEM Camera
Converter is powered on. Press the PTT button to engage
talkback with another ATEM Camera Converter, ATEM
Talkback Converter 4K, or ATEM Studio Converter. Press
the talkback headphone button to adjust the talkback volume.
PTT
Press to talk allows camera operators to talk to the switcher operator. Hold the button down while
talking. If the PTT button is pressed twice in quick succession, it will stay on to allow hands free
communication. If PTT is pressed again, it will revert to normal press to talk behavior.
Setting the Camera Number
PGM
PTT
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
PTT
'Camera number' button.
If you want your ATEM Camera Converter to receive tally signals from an ATEM switcher, you'll need
to set the camera number on your ATEM Camera Converter. This ensures the switcher sends the tally
signal to the correct ATEM Camera Converter. The camera number can be set from 1 to 99.
To set the camera number with the camera number button, press and hold the button until its button
light flashes 3 times. This will reset the camera number to camera 1. Each subsequent press of the
button will increment the camera number by 1. For example, if you want to set your ATEM Camera
Converter to camera number 5, reset the camera number to 1 and then add 4 button presses.
To test if camera number 5 is set correctly, have the ATEM switcher operator switch camera number
5 to the program output. If your camera number is set correctly, the tally lights will illuminate on your
ATEM Camera Converter.
Similarly, if you want to test what camera number your ATEM Camera Converter is set to, ask the ATEM
switcher operator to switch camera inputs to the program output until your tally lights illuminate.
The switcher operator can then confirm your camera number.
Mounting ATEM Camera Converter
ATEM Camera Converter can be clipped to your belt,
mounted on a tripod arm, or placed on its rubber feet
on a desk.
When your camera needs to be mobile, connect your cables to ATEM Camera Converter and then snap
the integrated belt clip on to your belt. For stationary shots, ATEM Camera Converter can be mounted
on a tripod arm with either of its standard 3/8" or 1/4" thread inserts. If you want to sit ATEM Camera
Converter on a desk using its rubber feet, undo the two 2.5 hex socket screws and remove the belt clip.
13 Using ATEM Studio Converter
PRESS TO TALK
LOCK TO TALK
ATEM Studio Converter's control panel buttons are used for
talkback, enabling or disabling program audio, and muting
the speaker. The above illustration shows all the LTT buttons
activated.
PRESS TO TALK
Front Control Panel
Your ATEM Studio Converter's control panel features two rows of talkback buttons, including 'PTT' and
'LTT', or, 'press to talk' and 'lock to talk', for each of the camera inputs. Next to the talkback buttons are
PGM and Mute buttons. All buttons are illuminated white and change to green when selected.
PTT 1-4 - The 'press to talk' buttons let you communicate with each camera operator independently.
The PTT button illuminates green and activates your external or headset microphone while the
button is pressed.
LTT 1-4 - The 'lock to talk' buttons lock your external or headset microphone open until you press
them again. You can even lock your microphone open for all cameras if you want to communicate
with all camera operators simultaneously. Cameras can be communicated with independently using
PTT even if all LTT buttons are selected.
LOCK TO TALK
You can communicate with a single camera operator even
when LTT is selected for all cameras. All LTT buttons are
deactivated while PTT is pressed.
PRESS TO TALK
LOCK TO TALK
Volume is easily adjusted by turning the volume control
clockwise and anticlockwise.
PGM Pressing the program button enables program audio with talkback. When a camera operator
uses talkback, your ATEM Studio Converter’s program audio level is decreased so talkback can be
heard clearly. When PGM is deselected only talkback audio is heard.
Mute Pressing the 'mute' button will quickly fade the built in speaker to silence. Pressing mute
again, or increasing the volume, will restore audio. This button only affects the speaker output and
will not affect your program or talkback audio output.
Built in Speaker and Volume Control - You can hear program audio and talkback via the control panel
speaker, or with headphones via the 1/4" TRS headphones input. Adjust the volume for the speaker
or headphones by turning the volume knob on the control panel clockwise or counterclockwise.
14 Using ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
Front Control Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K’s control panel buttons are used
for talkback, enabling or disabling program audio, and muting
the speaker. The above illustration shows LTT buttons 5, 6, 7
and 8 activated.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
You can communicate with a single camera operator even
when LTT is selected for all cameras. All LTT buttons are
deactivated while PTT is pressed.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Volume is easily adjusted by turning the volume control
clockwise and anticlockwise.
Your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K's control panel features two rows of talkback buttons, including 'PTT'
and 'LTT', or, 'press to talk' and 'lock to talk', for each of the camera inputs. Next to the talkback buttons are
PGM and Mute buttons. All buttons are illuminated white and change to green when selected.
PTT 1-8 - The 'press to talk' buttons let you communicate with each camera operator independently.
The PTT button illuminates green and activates your external or headset microphone while the
button is pressed.
LTT 1-8 - The 'lock to talk' buttons lock your external or headset microphone open until you press
them again. You can even lock your microphone open for all cameras if you want to communicate
with all camera operators simultaneously. Cameras can be communicated with independently using
PTT even if all LTT buttons are selected.
PGM Pressing the program button enables program audio with talkback. When a camera operator
uses talkback, your ATEM Talkback Converter 4K’s program audio level is decreased so talkback can
be heard clearly. When PGM is deselected only talkback audio is heard.
Mute Pressing the 'mute' button will quickly fade the built in speaker to silence. Pressing mute
again, or increasing the volume, will restore audio. This button only affects the speaker output and
will not affect your program or talkback audio output.
Built in Speaker and Volume Control - You can hear program audio and talkback via the control panel
speaker, or with headphones via the 1/4" TRS headphones input. Adjust the volume for the speaker
or headphones by turning the volume knob on the control panel clockwise or counterclockwise.
15 Using Blackmagic Converters Setup
Blackmagic Converters Setup is used to configure settings and update the internal software in your
ATEM Camera Converter, ATEM Talkback Converter 4K or ATEM Studio Converter.
Installing Blackmagic Converters Setup
The Blackmagic Converters utility software can be used to update your converter to new video
standards, add compatibility with new hardware or adjust video and audio levels.
Installation on Mac OS X
Step 1.
Download the Blackmagic Converters Setup software from www.blackmagicdesign.com
Step 2.
Unzip the downloaded file and open the resulting disk image to reveal its contents.
Step 3.
Double click the installer and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Step 4.
When the installation has finished, it will prompt you to restart your computer. Click ‘restart’ to
complete the installation. Blackmagic Converters Setup is now installed.
Installation on Windows
Step 1.
Download Blackmagic Converters Setup from www.blackmagicdesign.com
Step 2.
Unzip the downloaded file. You should see a Blackmagic Converters Setup folder containing this
PDF manual and the Blackmagic Converters Setup installer.
Step 3.
Double click the installer and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Step 4.
When the installation has finished, it will prompt you to restart your computer. Click ‘restart’ to
complete the installation.
Once the computer has restarted, Blackmagic Converters Setup will be ready to use.
16 Using Blackmagic Converters Setup
Removing Blackmagic Converters Setup
To remove the Blackmagic Converters software on Mac OS X, launch the Blackmagic Converters.dmg
installation file, double click on ‘Uninstall Converters’ and simply follow the prompts.
To remove the Blackmagic Converters software on Windows, open the Windows control panel and
click on ‘Programs and Features’. Select ‘Blackmagic Converters’ from the list, click on ‘Uninstall’
and follow the prompts.
Updating your ATEM Converter's Software
After installing Blackmagic Converters Setup on your computer, connect a USB cable between
the computer and your ATEM Converter. Launch Blackmagic Converters Setup and follow any
onscreen prompt to update the internal software in your ATEM converter. If no rompt appears,
the internal software is up to date and there is nothing further you need to do.
Setting the Tally Border and Camera Number
In addition to tally lights, you can also display a tally border on an SDI or HDMI monitor connected
to your ATEM Camera Converter. This option is set using Blackmagic Converters Setup, where you
can also set the camera number.
Step 1.
Connect an ATEM Camera Converter to your computer via USB.
Step 2.
Launch Blackmagic Converters Setup, select your ATEM Camera Converter and click the 'settings' tab.
You can easily change the 'camera number' setting for your
ATEM Camera Converter using Blackmagic Converters Setup.
You can also choose whether or not to display a tally border
around your connected monitor by checking or unchecking
the 'show tally on my video output' checkbox.
Step 3.
Set the camera number and also choose whether to show a tally border on the monitor
attached to the ATEM Camera Converter. Click 'save' to confirm your settings and exit
Blackmagic Converters Setup.
If you chose not to display a tally border, the tally lights on the ATEM Camera Converter will still
illuminate when your camera is live on the program output of the ATEM switcher.
4
10
16
BLK
CLEAN
FEED 2
ME 2
PGM
AUX 4
5
11
17
MP 1
MP 1K
ME 1
PVW
AUX 5
12
18
MP 2
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
AUX 6
17 Connection Diagrams
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
13
BARS
AUX 1
8
14
20
COL 2
SPR
SRC
AUX 2
9
15
KEY
MASK
CLEAN
FEED 1
ME 2
PVW
AUX 3
10
16
BLK
19
CLEAN
FEED 2
COL 1
ME 2
PGM
AUX 4
11
17
MP 1
MP 1K
ME 1
PVW
AUX 5
12
18
MP 2
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
AUX 6
Connecting to an ATEM Switcher via
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
PUSH
1
2
1
2
PUSH
3
3
4
5
4
5
PUSH
PUSH
6
7
8
6
7
8
PUSH
PUSH
PUSH
1
7
13
19
COL 1
BARS
AUX 1
2
8
14
20
COL 2
SPR
SRC
AUX 2
3
9
15
KEY
MASK
CLEAN
FEED 1
ME 2
PVW
AUX 3
4
10
16
BLK
CLEAN
FEED 2
ME 2
PGM
AUX 4
5
11
17
MP 1
MP 1K
ME 1
PVW
AUX 5
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
AUX 6
Using an ATEM Talkback Converter 4K with an ATEM switcher gives you talkback control with tally for
up to 8 cameras simultaneously. The example below shows an HD workflow using an HDMI camera
PUSH
connected
via optical fiber using an ATEM Camera Converter, plus a Blackmagic Studio Camera via
optical fiber or BNC.
6
PUSH
12
18
PUSH
MP 2
PUSH
CAM SDI
SDI 1 OUT
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
SDI 2 OUT
SDI 1 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
ATEM switcher
program output.
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM Talkback
Converter 4K SDI 1
out to ATEM switcher
camera 1 SDI in.
SDI 1 OUT
PUSH
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
SDI 1 OUT
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
BNC or optical fiber SDI out/in to
CAM OPT
Blackmagic Studio OUT/IN
Camera SDI
out/in via BNC or optical fiber.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
SDI 6 OUT
SDI 5 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
SDI 7 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 6 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
OPT
Optical Fiber In and CAM
Out
OUT/IN
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
OPTICAL
VIDEO
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
PGM
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
SDI 7 OUT
CAM SDI
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
CAM SDI
PGM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 8 OUT
MIC
PGM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
H/PHONE
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
PGM SDI in from ATEM
switcher program output.
MIC
H/PHONE
PGM SDI
MIC
PTT
HDMI
Camera 2
2
3
PUSH
1
1
ATEM Camera Converter
3
2
PUSH
1
2
Camera 1
Headset via 3.5mm TRS inputs
SDI or HDMI Monitor
H/PHONE
PUSH
4
4
18 Connection Diagrams
6
2
3
4
5
6
7
13
BARS
AUX 1
8
14
20
COL 2
SPR
SRC
AUX 2
9
15
KEY
MASK
CLEAN
FEED 1
ME 2
PVW
AUX 3
10
16
BLK
19
CLEAN
FEED 2
COL 1
ME 2
PGM
AUX 4
11
17
MP 1
MP 1K
ME 1
PVW
AUX 5
12
18
MP 2
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
AUX 6
17
PUSH
PUSH
12
18
VIDEO
PGM
ME 1
PVW
MP 1K
MP 2
AUX 4
ME 1
PVW
MP 1K
MP 2
AUX 5
AUX 5
ME 1
PGM
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
MP 2K
AUX 4
AUX 6
AUX 6
Connecting to an ATEM Switcher via
ATEM Camera and Studio Converters
PUSH
PUSH
LOCK TO TALK
OPTICAL
MP 1
ME 2
PGM
ME 2
PGM
MP 1
18
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
CLEAN
FEED 2
BLK
12
PVW
CLEAN
FEED 2
BLK
17
11
6
PTT
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
PUSH
PTT
PUSH
PUSH
PUSH
1
7
13
19
COL 1
BARS
AUX 1
2
8
14
20
COL 2
SPR
SRC
AUX 2
3
9
15
KEY
MASK
CLEAN
FEED 1
ME 2
PVW
AUX 3
4
10
16
BLK
CLEAN
FEED 2
ME 2
PGM
AUX 4
5
11
17
MP 1
MP 1K
ME 1
PVW
AUX 5
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
AUX 6
This example shows a 3G-SDI workflow using two cameras connected to an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast
Studio 4K via two ATEM Camera Converters partnered with an ATEM Studio Converter. You can use
PUSH
ATEM
Studio Converter's XLR analog outputs to send each camera's audio to a mixing desk.
ATEM
PUSH
PUSH
Camera Converters can be used to convert HDMI cameras to SDI so you can connect them to a
switcher over long distances and get tally and talkback via optical fiber.
6
12
PUSH
18
MP 2
PUSH
PUSH
PUSH
PUSH
Program output from switcher
to ATEM Studio Converter
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
SDI Camera 2 input
SDI camera output
to switcher
2
3
1
L
2
SDI OUT
L
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
SDI out from ATEM
Studio Converter to
OPTICAL OUT/IN
switcher
L
L
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
+12V BACKUP
POWER
SDI OUT
USB 2.0
SDI
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OPTICAL
VIDEO
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OUT
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
SDI OUT
R
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
OPTICAL OUT/IN
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
4
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OUT
PGM SDI
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
MIC
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
H/PHONE
PGM SDI
MIC
OUT
H/PHONE
SDI OUT
IN
R
Optical Fiber
In and OutOPTICAL OUT/IN
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PTT
OUT
R
R
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
SDI OUT
ATEM
Studio Converter
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
IN
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
L
SDI OUT
IN
3
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM
SDI OUT
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OUT
4
SDI OUT
2
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
Optical
+12Vfiber
BACKUPOut/In
POWER
USB 2.0
R
SDI OUT
OUT
3
R
SDI OUT
1
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
4
SDI OUT
UT
OUT/IN
16
11
5
FEED 1
16
10
5
1
MASK
10
OPTICAL
VIDEO
PGM
L
Headset connected to
IN on front control
IN
inputs
panel
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
PTT
HDMI
HD-SDI camera
ATEM Camera Converter
Headset
HDMI camera
ATEM Camera Converter
Headset
H/PHONE
19 Connection Diagrams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
13
BARS
AUX 1
8
14
20
COL 2
SPR
SRC
AUX 2
9
15
KEY
MASK
CLEAN
FEED 1
ME 2
PVW
AUX 3
10
16
BLK
19
CLEAN
FEED 2
COL 1
ME 2
PGM
AUX 4
11
17
MP 1
MP 1K
ME 1
PVW
AUX 5
12
18
MP 2
MP 2K
ME 1
PGM
AUX 6
Looping Multiple ATEM Converters
If you have more cameras than a single ATEM Talkback Converter 4K or ATEM Studio Converter can
support, you can expand the number of camera connections by linking ATEM Converters together.
This example shows two ATEM Talkback Converter 4K's and an ATEM Studio Converter connected
together so up to 20 cameras can be used. The first unit receives the program output from the switcher.
The talkback headset or external microphone should be connected to the front panel of the first unit.
The first unit's program and microphone outputs are then looped to the corresponding inputs of the
next unit. The last unit in the chain should loop its microphone output back to its own headphone input.
The headphone output should be connected to the headphone input of each previous unit in turn until
the first unit is connected. This completes the loop so that all ATEM Converters can share talkback.
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
1
2
1
2
PUSH
3
3
4
5
4
5
PUSH
PUSH
6
7
8
6
7
8
PUSH
PRESS TO TALK
PUSH
LOCK TO TALK
PUSH
SDI 1 OUT
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 2 OUT
CAM SDI
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
LOCK TO TALK
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
PUSH
SDI 5 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
SDI 6 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
1
2
SDI OUT
SDI OUT
L
OPTICAL OUT/IN
3
R
SDI OUT
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
SDI OUT
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
AES/EBU TALKBACK LOOPS
4
OPTICAL OUT/IN
R
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL OUT/IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
R
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
PGM SDI
MIC
PGM SDI
MIC
H/PHONE
ATEM Studio Converter
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
SDI 1 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 2 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 4 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 5 OUT
CAM SDI
SDI 6 OUT
The last unit in the chain should loop
its microphoneCAMoutput
back to the
OPT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
OUT/IN
headphone input on the same unit.
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 7 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
CAM SDI
SDI 8 OUT
CAM OPT
OUT/IN
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
CAM SDI
H/PHONE
20 Help
Getting Help
The fastest way to obtain help is to go to the Blackmagic Design online support pages and check
the latest support material available for your ATEM converter.
Blackmagic Design Online Support Pages
The latest manual, software and support notes can be found at the Blackmagic Design Support Center at
www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.
Contacting Blackmagic Design Support
If you can't find the help you need in our support material, please use the "Send us an email" button,
on the support page for your ATEM converter model, to email a support request. Alternatively, click
on the "Find your local support team" button on the support page and call your nearest Blackmagic
Design support office.
Using the Blackmagic Design Forum
The Blackmagic Design online forum on our website is another resource you can visit for help. This
can be a faster way of getting help as there may already be answers you can find on the forum which
will keep you moving forward. You can visit the forum at https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com
Checking the Version Currently Installed
To check which version of Blackmagic Converters Setup software is installed on your computer, open
the About Blackmagic Converters Setup window.
‚‚ On Mac OS X, open Blackmagic Converters Setup from the Applications folder. Select About
Blackmagic Converters Setup from the application menu to reveal the version number.
‚‚ On Windows 7, open Blackmagic Converters Setup from your Start menu. Click on the Help
menu and select About Blackmagic Converters Setup to reveal the version number.
‚‚ On Windows 8, open Blackmagic Converters Setup from the Blackmagic Converters Setup
tile on your Start page. Click on the Help menu and select About Blackmagic Converters
Setup to reveal the version number.
‚‚ On Windows 10, open Blackmagic Converters Setup from your Start menu or click the
Blackmagic Converters Setup tile on your Start page. Click the Help menu and Select About
Blackmagic Converters Setup to reveal the version number.
How To Get the Latest Software Updates
After checking the version of Blackmagic Converters Setup software installed on your computer, please visit
the Blackmagic Support Center at www.blackmagicdesign.com/support to check for the latest updates.
While it is usually a good idea to run the latest updates, it is a wise practice to avoid updating any
software if you are in the middle of an important project.
21 Warnings
Caution: Risk of Electric Shock
On the ATEM Talkback Converter 4K and ATEM Studio Converter enclosure you will see a yellow
warning label marked ‘Caution: Risk of Electric Shock’. This is intended to warn users that there may
be the presence of uninsulated “dangerous” voltage within the ATEM Converter enclosure which
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to the user. Blackmagic Design
advises you not to open the ATEM Converter unit, but rather contact your nearest Blackmagic Design
service center should assistance be required.
Caution label
Warnetikett
Avertissement
Achtung: Stromschlaggefahr
Die Gehäuse der Konvertermodelle ATEM Talkback Converter 4K und ATEM Studio Converter
tragen ein gelbes Etikett mit der Warnung „Caution: Risk of Electric Shock“ (Vorsicht: Gefahr von
Stromschlag). Dies soll den Benutzer vor einer möglichen nicht isolierten, „gefährlichen“ Spannung
im ATEM Converter Gehäuse warnen, die stark genug sein kann, dem Benutzer einen Elektroschock
zuzufügen. Blackmagic Design empfiehlt Benutzern, das ATEM Converter Gehäuse nicht eigenhändig
zu öffnen, sondern im Bedarfsfall Hilfe bei einem Blackmagic Design Servicecenter vor Ort einzuholen.
Attention: Risque de choc électrique
Une étiquette jaune d'avertissement sur laquelle est inscrit 'Caution: Risk of Electric Shock’ est
apposée aux boîtiers de l’ATEM Talkback Converter 4K et de l’ATEM Studio Converter. Cette mise
en garde est destinée à avertir les utilisateurs de la présence possible d'une tension « dangereuse
» non-isolée à l'intérieur de l’ATEM Converter. Une telle tension peut être d'une intensité suffisante
pour constituer un risque de choc électrique. Blackmagic Design vous déconseille donc d'ouvrir
l'ATEM Converter et vous recommande de contacter votre centre de service Blackmagic Design le
plus proche en cas de besoin.
22 Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Blackmagic Design warrants that this product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. If a product proves to be defective during this
warranty period, Blackmagic Design, at its option, either will repair the defective product without
charge for parts and labor, or will provide a replacement in exchange for the defective product.
In order to obtain service under this warranty, you the Customer, must notify Blackmagic Design
of the defect before the expiration of the warranty period and make suitable arrangements for the
performance of service. The Customer shall be responsible for packaging and shipping the defective
product to a designated service center nominated by Blackmagic Design, with shipping charges pre
paid. Customer shall be responsible for paying all shipping charges, insurance, duties, taxes, and any
other charges for products returned to us for any reason.
This warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure or damage caused by improper use or improper
or inadequate maintenance and care. Blackmagic Design shall not be obligated to furnish service
under this warranty: a) to repair damage resulting from attempts by personnel other than Blackmagic
Design representatives to install, repair or service the product, b) to repair damage resulting from
improper use or connection to incompatible equipment, c) to repair any damage or malfunction
caused by the use of non Blackmagic Design parts or supplies, or d) to service a product that has
been modified or integrated with other products when the effect of such a modification or integration
increases the time or difficulty of servicing the product. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY BLACKMAGIC
DESIGN IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN
AND ITS VENDORS DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE
DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS IS THE WHOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED TO THE CUSTOMER
FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IRRESPECTIVE OF
WHETHER BLACKMAGIC DESIGN OR THE VENDOR HAS ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY ILLEGAL USE OF EQUIPMENT
BY CUSTOMER. BLACKMAGIC IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF THIS
PRODUCT. USER OPERATES THIS PRODUCT AT OWN RISK.
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