Product Code: 3003482

Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter

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The Blackmagic Design Camera Fiber Converter converts the standard television industry connections for video, audio, talkback, tally, and power into a single SMPTE fibre optic cable. It enables the camera to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio, using the durable SMPTE fibre optic cable. It also provides a setup of studio cameras by moving the most common camera controls to the rear of the camera.

Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter Key Features:

  • Extends and fully powers the cameras up to 2 km away from the studio
  • Transforms professional cameras into high-end professional studio cameras
  • Uses the multi-layer SMPTE fibre cable with industry strength
  • Converts standard television industry connections into a single SMPTE fibre optic cable
  • Adds the broadcast studio camera controls to the rear of the camera
  • Features a 12G-SDI, designed to work with all HD and Ultra HD formats
  • Can be used by broadcasters, AV producers, and educators
  • Prevents any power drops over long distances when installing cameras in remote locations
  • The fibre connection is an open standard 10G Ethernet link and uses IP video
  • Can be attached to the back of the URSA Mini or URSA Broadcast cameras
  • Provides 2 dual-channel digital talkback connections
  • Features a durable metal design, and high-end components for professional connections
  • Compatible with professional 5-pin XLR talkback headsets
  • Includes a VLock mount plate on the top for attaching accessories
  • The three incoming 3G-SDI connections enable monitoring with a separate studio viewfinder

Expanded Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter Key Features:

SMPTE Fiber Cable

The camera fibre converter by Blackmagic uses the standard SMPTE 311M hybrid electrical and fibre optic cables, that have SMPTE 304 connectors on each end. This enables a long cable run of up to 2 km, and the camera can be placed anywhere within that distance. This cable features a 2-way fibre pair, power pair, data pair, and central strength member for durability. You can use the cable for long hours and it automatically performs safety checks, once it is plugged in. It powers up automatically and sends an industry-standard 200 volts of power for the camera and accessories. It prevents any power drops over long distances and ensures a stable optical signal. If the cable is damaged or an earth leak is detected, the power automatically shuts down to eliminate any danger.

Professional Studio Camera Controls

The converter helps you transform professional cameras such as the URSA Broadcast and the URSA Mini into a complete professional studio camera. It adds the broadcast studio camera controls to the back of the camera with additional connections for convenient use. The studio cameras usually have camera controls at the rear and the broadcast cameras have them on the side of the camera. The addition of controls at the rear and the SMPTE fibre cable transforms your camera completely for designated broadcast use. You get 3 return video feeds, 2 separate broadcast standard 5-pin talkback connections, connections for PTZ and trackers, 2 extra audio inputs, and additional DC and D-tap outputs for powering the accessories.

Dual Channel Talkback

It provides 2 dual-channel digital talkback connections that can be used with the professional 5-pin XLR talkback headsets. There are also controls for mixing in program return audio with your talkback headset so that the volume can be adjusted as needed. The talkback intercom is used for both production and engineering. There is an additional backup channel available for troubleshooting that automatically switches over and uses the data pair in case the SMPTE cable is not working. The standard 10-pin connection for the tracker talkback inside the converter is used when both headset connections are in use and an additional talkback connection is needed to be fed.

Durable Construction

It has a durable metal construction and is made from high-end components for professional broadcast use. Its professional design matches the URSA Broadcast, URSA Mini cameras, or any other camera that supports a standard battery plate. It can be used for long hours and at any remote location, thanks to its capability of withstanding harsh outdoor conditions. It features full-size standard television industry connections with dust caps and an integrated VLock mount plate for accessory attachment. Two converters can be fitted side to side in a standard equipment rack, using the optional rack mount kit. The fibre cable is located on the front panel so that it is convenient to plug cameras.

10G Ethernet for IP Video

The SMPTE fibre connection is an open standard 10G Ethernet link and uses IP video for audio and control. It maintains a super-fast and low-latency Ethernet link. The video and feed returns are all IP video-based, and it uses high-end, lossless broadcast quality 10-bit video encoding and decoding. All other connections such as camera control, tally, talkback, and lens control are also converted to low-latency IP to deliver high quality and reliable performance.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Blackmagic Design Camera Fiber Converter
  • 1 x Camera Mounting Bracket with Screws
  • 3 x SDI Cable
  • 1 x Welcome Wallet with QR Code for Software Download
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


What are the supported SDI standards?

The converter supports the SDI standards of SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, 296M, 424M Level B, 425M, and 372M.

Which software is included with the converter?

The Camera Utility for firmware update is included with the converter. It is compatible with Windows 8.1, 10, Mac 10.14 Mojave, Mac 10.15 Catalina and later operating systems.

How can the male and female ends of the SMPTE 311 cable be identified?

The gender of the connectors is not determined by their outward appearance and can be identified by looking for the male and female pins inside the tip of the SMPTE 304 connector.

What are the optimal environmental conditions for the converter?

The optimum operating temperature for the converter is 0-degree to 40-degree Celsius and the storage temperature is -20 degrees to 45 degrees Celsius.

How much does it weigh?

The converter has a metal design and weighs only 2.2 kg for easy handling.

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Your flexible credit options available

Interest Bearing

with a choice of repayment plans over 12, 24 or 36 months 9.9% APR (representative)

Buy now pay later

36 month loan with a six month deferral period, 18.9% APR (representative)

Interest Bearing Finance

This option comprises term loan with a choice of repayment plans over:

  • 12 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months

The balance of the finance agreement is payable directly to Novuna Consumer Finance in equal monthly instalments by monthly direct debit. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods. The interest rate charged is 9.9% APR. Late payment and early repayment penalties apply; full details of these will be provided in the loan agreement pack.

  12 Months 24 Months  36 Months 
Cash price  £3,449.00  £3,449.00  £3,449.00
Deposit £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Loan Amount £3,449.00 £3,449.00 £3,449.00
Monthly Instalment 11 x £302.39 23 x £158.33 35 x £110.45
Final Instalment £302.39 £158.33 £110.45
Total Amount Repayable £3,628.68 £3,799.92 £3,976.20
Representative 9.9% APR 9.9% APR 9.9% APR

Buy now pay later

The Buy Now Pay Later option comprises a 36 month loan following a six month deferral period.

During the six-month deferral period, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is partially repaid within six months, the remaining interest will be adjusted to reflect the new balance. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, however, a £29 early settlement fee is payable in respect of repayments within these six months.

Following the six-month deferral period, Novuna Personal Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 18.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Novuna Personal Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six-month deferral period is due to elapse.

  Balance settled in full within the six month deferral period Balance NOT settled in full within the six month deferral period
Cash price £300 £300
Deposit £0 £0
Loan Amount £300 £300
Settlement fee £29 £0
Settlement payment £329 -
Monthly Instalment - 36 x £11.57
Total Amount Repayable £329 £416.52
Representative 18.9% APR 18.9% APR

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Product Code: 3003482-wex Manufacturers Part Number: CINEURSANWFRCAM