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3G-SDI Shield for Arduino

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A$136
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Now you can control Blackmagic Design cameras by inserting control commands

  • Programmable Camera Controller
  • Open-Source Arduino Platform
  • Control Camera Over SDI Program Return
  • Compatible with BMD Studio Cameras
  • Adjust Gain, Detail, Shutter, Zoom
  • Adjust Focus, Iris, Pedestal
  • Color Corrector
  • Program Using Arduino IDE
  • Requires Arduino Controller
  • Works with Other I2C BUS Controllers

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3G-SDI Shield for Arduino

3G-SDI Shield for Arduino

Blackmagic Design
A$136

Create a custom camera control solution with the 3G-SDI Arduino Shield from Blackmagic Design. Working in conjunction with a separately available Arduino controller, the Shield embeds an SDI control signal in the Program return feed that will operate compatible cameras, such as the Blackmagic Studio Camera or URSA Mini with the Studio Camera firmware update. These are the same controls output via an ATEM series switcher.

Blackmagic Video Device Embedded Control Protocol

This open communication protocol takes advantage of blanking space in the SDI data stream to add talkback, tally, and other camera control information directly to the camera via the program return feed. Because of its open nature, you can create custom solutions that are compatible with switchers, cameras, and other supporting hardware

Available Controls

The following controls are supported via SDI (Note: Availability may depend on camera and lens configuration):

  • Tally
  • Gain
  • Detail
  • Shutter
  • Zoom
  • Focus
  • Iris
  • Pedestal
  • Color Balance
  • Contrast
  • Hue
  • Saturation

About Arduino

An Arduino is a controller - basically a simple computer - that can be embedded in other devices to create custom solutions. In this case, installing on the Shield. Once you have the Arduino, you can download the IDE (developer software) from the Arduino website, then load the Shield's "sample code". This will give you a feel for how the Arduino interoperates with the camera and help you get started programming

Program Using Arduino IDE

Arduino programs are called Sketches and are designed to be easy to write. You can install "sample code" via the Arduino IDE (available from Arduino's website) to get a feel for how the system works. The commands for camera control are documented in the ATEM and Studio Camera manuals (available from the Support section of the Blackmagic Design website)

I2C Bus Interface

The Arduino Shield only uses the I2C bus, which means it is also compatible with other micro controllers, including a Raspberry Pi

Delivery & Returns

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Returns

1. Our most important task is to ensure your absolute satisfaction. We will always strive to reach that target. However, we acknowledge that mistakes are made occasionally. This paragraph covers that possibility. If you are not wholly satisfied with the Product, please tell us at the earliest opportunity:

(a) exactly what is the fault;

(b) the date, if relevant, when the fault became apparent;

(c) when and how you discovered the fault;

(d) how the fault affected your use of the goods;

2. To do this, it is essential that you follow the instructions below. These provisions apply in the event that you return goods to us because you say they are faulty:

3. You must tell us by email message to hello@tgav.au or by letter to our land address at the top of this agreement, you that you would like to return goods, specifying exactly what goods and when purchased, and giving full details of the defect or other reason for return. We will then issue a returns note. If you send goods to us without a returns note, we may not be able to identify sufficient details to enable us to attend to your complaint.

4. The goods must be returned to us as soon as any defect is discovered.

5. All endeavours must be made to ensure goods be returned:

(a) in original packaging as far as possible in their original condition;

(b) securely wrapped;

(c) with our delivery slip;

6. The cost of freight return to Tiny Giants AV will be charged to the buyer only under the following circumstances:

(a) if the buyer is returning goods due to change of mind or any other reason not pertaining to the product being faulty;

(b) if no fault is found in testing, when the buyer has claimed the product is faulty.

7. We will notify the buyer of all freight costs before charging the buyer.

8. Please note: We may request a restocking fee of up to 20% to be paid by the customer on return of goods. This is decided on a case-by-case basis and could be requested if the product was returned due to:

(a) Change of Mind

(b) Claimed faulty product, but no fault found when testing

(b) Opened and used goods