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4xCCU Controller

Now with optional
touchscreen control

 

This is a FOUR CAMERA CCU CONTROLLER with basic control for ATEM Production Switchers

The 4xCCU Controller is US$799 + shipping (International US$35).

The unit is configurable to allow adjustment of any CCU position on an ATEM production switcher and acts as a control surface to mirror the ATEM CCU.

It has 4 knobs/buttons for Iris, 4 knobs/buttons for pedestal and 4 tricolored LED's.
On the left side there is a power in connector, a network connector and a USB connector.
There is also a power/status LED and a SHIFT button.
On the right side there are 2 serial connectors, 2 'ganging' connectors and a display connector.

The 4xCCU Controller also provides control of any Videohub router, Blackmagic SmartScope 4K and Blackmagic Multiview 4.

Size: 190mm x 100mm x 40mm.

Option Touch Screen control - US$195 + shipping

The optional touch screen control allows all setups, advance mode and paint mode parameters to be set.
This includes displaying all the traditional settings that would normally appear on the terminal screen.

These are just some of the Touch Screen menu items and adjustments

 

Connectors:
Ethernet - for connecting to the ATEM, Videohub, SmartScope and other future interfaces
USB - for system configuration, power and firmware updates
Power - alternate 6v to 14v power in
RS232 Serial connectors - for connecting other devices such as serial routers (later implementation)
Mini 4 pin din (x2) - interfacing multiple CCU units
Mini 6 pin din - for connecting an optional touchscreen display (later implementation)

There are 3 modes of operation;

Normal mode:
This uses the knobs and buttons for individual IRIS and PEDESTAL control of each of the 4 CCU positions.
The front 4 knobs control the 4 IRIS and the 4 rear knobs control the 4 PEDESTAL.
The iris knobs have push buttons that can control any ATEM AUX BUSS or a BMD Videohub.
The pedestal knobs have push buttons that can select COARSE adjust for both iris and pedestal.
Each LED displays RED for on PROGRAM tally, GREEN for on PREVIEW tally and BLUE for on AUX tally.

Advanced mode: (use SHIFT + PED knob to enter)
This uses the knobs and buttons for individual control of each of the 4 CCU positions for -
    - Gain
    - Shutter
    - Kelvin
    - Detail
    - BARS
    - FOCUS
    - ZOOM
    - APERTURE (ATEM extended CCU)
    - CONTRAST (ATEM extended CCU)
    - HUE (ATEM extended CCU)
    - SATURATION (ATEM extended CCU)
    - YRGB (ATEM extended CCU)

Paint mode: (use SHIFT + IRIS knob to enter)
This uses the 4 IRIS knobs to adjust the RED, GREEN, BLUE and Y GAINS of a selected CCU,
the 4 PEDESTAL knobs to adjust the RED, GREEN, BLUE and Y BLACKS of a selected CCU,
and the SHIFT + 4 IRIS knobs to adjust the RED, GREEN, BLUE and Y GAMMAS of a selected CCU.

 

VIDEOs

4xCCU Basic Controller INTRODUCTION

This is the 1st in a multi-part video showing the operation and features of a 4 camera ATEM CCU controller (CCU control surface). This part describes the connections and basic operation.

B4 on Micro 4/3 lens sensitivity adjustment

This video shows how to get better control of iris when using a B4 lens with an ATEM and CCU control.
The sensitivity can be adjusted to give you the exact feel for iris control so experiment away.

4xCCU Basic Controller ADVANCED MODE

This video demonstrates using the 4xCCU Basic Controller to do advanced ATEM camera adjustments like Gain in dB steps, Shutter, Degrees Kelvin, Detail, Bars on/off, Focus, Zoom, Aperture, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, YRGB.

4xCCU Basic Controller PAINT MODE

This video demonstrates using the 4xCCU Basic Controller to do camera paint of the ATEM camera adjustments RED gain, Gammas, blacks, GREEN gains, gammas, blacks, BLUE gains, gammas, BLUE blacks, ALL (Y) gains,gammas, blacks.

4xCCU Basic Controller CCU MONITORING

Here I show the AUX BUSS camera preview capabilities of the 4xCCU Basic Controller. There are user selectable options for each of the 4 CCU positions for TOGGLE, LATCH or MATCH.

4xCCU Basic Controller VIDEOHUB INTEGRATION

This video demonstrates the use of Blackmagic Videohubs as 'camera preview switchers' controlled by a 4xCCU Basic Controller.
PLEASE NOTE that this video talks about 'non-syncronous' switching between inputs causing black flashing on the preview monitor. This is only applicable if the sources are not genlocked together.
In my normal setup, all my camera's are referenced to the ATEM output so I do not have the problem, but in this video I am using multiple non-sync sources to demonstrate 'worse case scenario'.
There are many features of the Videohub integration with the 4xCCU Controller that are not discussed here like 'tally from the Videohub', 'automatic data updating' etc so please refer to the Users Guide for full description
.

4xCCU Basic Controller SMARTSCOPE INTEGRATION

This video touches on the 4xCCU Basic Controllers SETUP MODE and the Blackmagic Design SmartScope integration.
Usually when you are doing CCU operation on a multicamera show you need a dedicated monitor and technical monitor eg. waveform/Vectorscope etc and the SmartScope is ideal for this task as it has it all built in.

4xCCU Basic Controller MULTIVIEW 4 INTEGRATION

The Blackmagic Design 'Multiview 4' allows 4 sources to be displayed on a Ultra HD monitor for ease of operation and a lot less gear to have to set up on a multicam production.
This video shows how it is utilised with the 4xCCU controller and how convenient it is when matching multi camera's.
The video also gives the 1st look at the optional touch screen interface for the4xCCU.

 

 

 

4xCCU Advanced Controller

This is a FOUR CAMERA CCU CONTROLLER with full control for ATEM Production Switchers
(please note: This item is out of production at the moment due to a special component not being available)

PRICE – US$1499.00 + P&H (approx. US$45)

 

The '4xCCUd' is capable of controlling 4 camera CCU's simultaneously.
Multiple units can be used to control more camera's.

Features are -

Hardware controls -

Network interface with programmable ip addresses
Interfaces to any ATEM, SmartScope Duo 4K, Videohub router
Can be ganged to provide multiples of 4 camera controls
Individual IRIS coarse digital rotary knob (4)
Individual PEDESTAL digital rotary knob (4)
Individual Iris fine ANALOG control via slider (4)
Individual 'push to preview' on IRIS knob to control either ATEM Aux buss or Videohub router (4)
Individual programmable button on PEDESTAL knob (4)
multicolour tallies to indicate -

- on air (red)
- on preview (green)
- selected on router for previewing (Blue)
- on air AND selected on router for previewing (Magenta)
- on preview AND selected on router for previewing (Cyan)

16 x 2 rear illuminated LCD display
Digital rotary knobs and buttons for RED adjustment
Digital rotary knobs and buttons for GREEN adjustment
Digital rotary knobs and buttons for BLUE adjustment
Digital rotary knob and button for menu and supplementary adjustments
4 buttons for various menu selections (soft keys)
X-Y Joystick with button and LED for colourwheel control

Software controls -

Controls individual Gain (db) of ALL values available
Controls individual Colour temperatures of ALL values available (degrees Kelvin)
Controls individual Shutters of ALL values available
Displays Iris and Pedestal values on display home screen
Adjusts/displays R, G, B and Y GAIN (whites) values for each selected camera with virtual rotary knob
Adjusts/displays R, G, B and Y GAIN (whites) values for each selected camera with Joystick
Adjusts/displays R, G, B and Y GAMMA (midtones) values for each selected camera with virtual rotary knob
Adjusts/displays R, G, B and Y GAMMA (midtones) values for each selected camera with Joystick
Adjusts/displays R, G, B and Y BLACKS (blacks) values for each selected camera with virtual rotary knob
Adjusts/displays R, G, B and Y BLACKS (blacks) values for each selected camera with Joystick
Adjusts/displays Contrast, Saturation, Hue and RGBY values for each selected camera (ATEM DaVinci Mode)
Unlimited Saving and Loading of ALL values for all 4 CCU positions
Copy and paste individual CCU values to any/all other CCU position
Controls individual Zoom and Focus on certain camera/lens combinations (PTZ to follow)
SmartScope control of individual Brightness, Contrast and Saturation
Individual SmartScope selection of Waveform, Vectorscope, Picture, Parade, Histogram and Audio
SmartScope Tally RED and GREEN to indicate ON AIR/PREVIEW of any allocated camera on CCU panel
AUX BUSS or VIDEOHUB router control for ancillary use
Control of ATEM AUX buss for previewing (configurable in setup menu)
Control of VIDEOHUB buss for previewing (configurable in setup menu)
programmable crosspoint for each camera preview button
Camera preview button can either latch or momentary switch camera
Momentary Camera preview returns to a programmable switcher source
programmable tally selections for each CCU position
programmable control of Iris, either Lens control or YRGB gain (for B4 lenses etc)


built in diagnostics tests for -

- Buttons
- LEDs
- Analog Knobs
- Joystick
- Digital Knobs
- Display

Programmable ip addresses for -

- CCU controller
- ATEM
- SmartScope
- Videohub

Initially the case will be made with 2 individual top panels and a solid base but eventually the top will be a single panel. (this is due to an initial low volume manufacture where the cases are made on our 3D printer)

 

 

VIDEOs

 

4xCCU Controller INTRODUCTION

This video is an introduction to the 4 camera CCU controller for ATEM production Switchers.

It will soon be followed by a video showing the Tally light integration and then the menu's and their functions.

 

The unit is designed to be light weight with easy interface to the rest of the production system.

The '4xCCUd' is capable of controlling 4 camera CCU's simultaneously.

Multiple units can be used to control more camera's.

 

4xCCU Controller TALLIES

Explains the CCU Controller tally lights.

It explains the use of the various colours and briefly shows setting up the preview crosspoints and the tally allocation.

 

BMD SmartScope integration with ATEM 4xCCU controller

This demonstrates the SmartScope control abilities from my '4xCCU' Controller.

It will control multiple Smartscopes but in this video I am only controlling one, but both screens.

In future videos I will show some of the other functionality of the 4xCCU controller including the following...

The '4xCCUa' is capable of controlling 4 camera CCU's simultaneously.

 

Servo Iris control for Sony EX 1 intro

Here is how you can use the ATEM CCU interface (including 3rd party controllers) to control a NON BMD camera, OR use it to control the IRIS of a B4 lens attached to a Black Magic Studio Camera.

This video shows the IRIS being controlled remotely by the CCU control of an ATEM switcher as well a Grass Valley control panel interface.

I have been using them for some time now and decided to make them available for sale to anyone who is interested. This development will expand out to all available camera's and will shortly be controlled over a wireless network. All components are made on my 3D printer so there is no big deal about small quantities.

Contact me for further info.

 

To be continued…….

 

 

 

USER GUIDES

 

IRIS REMOTE using ATEM (for Sony EX1 etc)

 

Full CCU Control using ATEM (for Sony XDCAM eg EX3 etc)

 

4xCCU Controller