The Atem Camera Converter transforms the video output of any video camera into optical fibre, allowing the high-definition video signal to be transmitted over distances of up to 40 km without loss or delay. The system enables multiple cameras to be connected, for example to broadcast outdoor events. The device was designed for rugged use and consists of an aluminium body with chamfered edges and recessed connectors protecting the delicate digital and optical fibre signals. The tactile button panel with backlighting allows for easy operation day and night. The modular rear panel provides a range of mounting options for desk, tripod, camera or belt mounting.
Statement by the Jury
The Camera Converter convinced the jury with its robust, functional design. Practical details are integrated into the sophisticated aluminium body, simplifying operation and protecting delicate component parts.
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd, Australia
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd, Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, Australia