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3xScreen
05-21-2013, 05:25 AM
A Tricaster wireless Tally option other Tricaster users may be interested in is a solution we purchased from Boxx TV - http://boxx.tv

I have attached a picture of the 3 components:

1) an interface unit attaches to the Tally out of the Tricaster - we chose to have that powered by a BMD power supply - since we always have a heap of them hanging around. The unit is a bit hard to see in the attached pic but is velcroed on to the back of the 3Play in our production pod in the top left image. The output of the interface is a Cat5 transmitter connection including power for the transmitter

2) The transmitter is shown in the top right image sitting on top of the production pod. We chose 5 Tallies because we can live with tally on five cameras and limiting ourselves to five meant that we could get all five tallies and power to the transmitter over a single Cat5. We connected the transmitter to the Tricaster interface over 100 metres of Cat5 cable when we produced and live streamed a recent England Women's football match. That is something that was particularly important to us since we wanted to be able to produce football games and other sports where we can have line of sight, or near line of sight to each of the cameras from the tally transmitter and have the Tricaster in our production truck out the back of the stadium somewhere.

For Europe, the transmitter operates at 10 selectable frequencies in the 868-869 MHz range - which is used by thermostats, fire systems, burglar systems, etc in Europe. Boxx also manufacture units for the equivalent North American freq band.

The kind of radio performance we have been getting from the transmitter to the cameras is 250 metres line of sight and about 100 metres near line of sight. At 250 metres line of sight there is no noticeable lag between selecting the camera and the tally light coming on.

You can see in the picture that there are also five XLR inputs on the side of the transmitter - they are for feeding tally inputs in to the transmitter - we don't use these, we only use the Cat5 input which also powers the transmitter

3) The Tally receiver velcros on top of the camera. As per the pic, it also has an output so you can add an external Datavideo TD-LT tally light - which is a nice little extra. For our receivers, we chose for them to be powered by PowerTap - which we also use to power Samurais and anything else we put on top of our cameras.

If you want to follow up Boxx TV (we have no association with Boxx, other than being a customer), contact Boxx Sales at [email protected] ([email protected])

We wanted our tally to be wireless because we use BMD fibre ATEM camera converters for all camera positions and didn't want to have to run additional cabling for tally to each camera - and couldn't figure out a convincing means of integrating the Tricaster's tally with the ATEM camera converter tally lights. It is not something we needed but if you rack your cameras, Boxx can also wirelessly control the Iris and Focus on J22 and other broadcast lens.

Boxx call the their wireless tally system Tallis - which might help you find the right product page on their website. From what I understand, their primary business is wireless camera video and control.

regards, Scott

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tedkazm
05-21-2013, 05:55 AM
Check out Tally-lights.com wireless tally lights.

Made in America.

Simple to connect to the Tricaster.

Can use power from most of the camera batteries available from SWIT.

normal usage is a 9v battery

Our wireless has a range of 1000 ft line of sight.

Up to 6 wireless tallies on a transmitter

PIZAZZ
05-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Glad you got it all sorted out, Scott. You decide to just deal with the ATEM comm setup instead of wireless on that too?
I guess you saw that BMD released a much better designed Studio Converter at NAB. Selective channels are nice along with a better audio options.

It's cool you have women's football over there. All we get to watch are big sweaty guys play football here.


A Tricaster wireless Tally option other Tricaster users may be interested in is a solution we purchased from Boxx TV - http://boxx.tv

I have attached a picture of the 3 components:

1) an interface unit attaches to the Tally out of the Tricaster - we chose to have that powered by a BMD power supply - since we always have a heap of them hanging around. The unit is a bit hard to see in the attached pic but is velcroed on to the back of the 3Play in our production pod in the top left image. The output of the interface is a Cat5 transmitter connection including power for the transmitter

2) The transmitter is shown in the top right image sitting on top of the production pod. We chose 5 Tallies because we can live with tally on five cameras and limiting ourselves to five meant that we could get all five tallies and power to the transmitter over a single Cat5. We connected the transmitter to the Tricaster interface over 100 metres of Cat5 cable when we produced and live streamed a recent England Women's football match. That is something that was particularly important to us since we wanted to be able to produce football games and other sports where we can have line of sight, or near line of sight to each of the cameras from the tally transmitter and have the Tricaster in our production truck out the back of the stadium somewhere.

For Europe, the transmitter operates at 10 selectable frequencies in the 868-869 MHz range - which is used by thermostats, fire systems, burglar systems, etc in Europe. Boxx also manufacture units for the equivalent North American freq band.

The kind of radio performance we have been getting from the transmitter to the cameras is 250 metres line of sight and about 100 metres near line of sight. At 250 metres line of sight there is no noticeable lag between selecting the camera and the tally light coming on.

You can see in the picture that there are also five XLR inputs on the side of the transmitter - they are for feeding tally inputs in to the transmitter - we don't use these, we only use the Cat5 input which also powers the transmitter

3) The Tally receiver velcros on top of the camera. As per the pic, it also has an output so you can add an external Datavideo TD-LT tally light - which is a nice little extra. For our receivers, we chose for them to be powered by PowerTap - which we also use to power Samurais and anything else we put on top of our cameras.

If you want to follow up Boxx TV (we have no association with Boxx, other than being a customer), contact Boxx Sales at [email protected] ([email protected])

We wanted our tally to be wireless because we use BMD fibre ATEM camera converters for all camera positions and didn't want to have to run additional cabling for tally to each camera - and couldn't figure out a convincing means of integrating the Tricaster's tally with the ATEM camera converter tally lights. It is not something we needed but if you rack your cameras, Boxx can also wirelessly control the Iris and Focus on J22 and other broadcast lens.

Boxx call the their wireless tally system Tallis - which might help you find the right product page on their website. From what I understand, their primary business is wireless camera video and control.

regards, Scott

114451114451