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Pro Tally Cable
Media Blackout's Pro Tally Cable allows Steadicam operators to see when they're live by sensing the light emitted from any broadcast camera tally light. These cables work with Pro CineLive, MK-V, Tiffen M-1, and some Artemis sleds, but they can be customized to work with other sleds. The Pro Tally Cable features a 40mm x 40mm x 20mm composite enclosure with confirmation LED, 18" light sensor cable, 18" power/tally Lemo, Talent Tally Output (Talent Tally Output Cable optional), as well as a micro USB jack for firmware updates.
Pro CineLive, MK-V Assemblies & Artemis
Power and Tally Through One Lemo -
Power and tally are fed through an 18" cable to 4-pin Lemo connector (0B.304) (Pro CineLive) , 3-pin Lemo connector (0B.303) (MK-V), or 3-pin Lemo connector (0S.303) (Artemis) on the top stage of the sled. The tally line connects to the monitor output on the bottom stage where it activates the monitor's internal tally circuit with a selectable high or low output (if supported by monitor).
The Pro Tally Cable for XCS is powered from the top stage's 4-pin Lemo (0B.304) while tally travels through a separate 2-pin Lemo (0B.302) ISO line through the sled. This assembly comes with a Lower Tally Cable that plugs into the lower electronics stage via its 2-pin Lemo (0B.302) ISO line. The Lower Tally Cable can be mounted via velcro, tape, or other means, usually to the top of the operator's monitor; four red LEDs provide tally confirmation.
Light Sensor -
The Pro Tally Cable features a 18" cable that terminates to light sensor encased in Velcro that, when fastened over the camera's tally light, will sense when the light is active.
Sensitivity Adjustment -
A sensitivity adjustment potentiometer allows the Pro Tally Cable to activate at various luminosity levels for bright or dim on-camera tally lights.
Talent Tally Output (Optional)-
A 36" removable tally light cable connects to the Pro Tally cable via a sub-miniature locking Neutrik connector. The Talent Tally Cable features four bright red LEDs installed in a 59mm x 135mm x 12mm composite enclosure. When active, the on-camera talent can't miss them. The box can be attached to a matte box with Velcro or tape.
Steadicam M-1 Assembly
The tally cable for the Steadicam M-1 does not contain electronics. Instead, the electronics are housed in the M-1's nose box. The M-1 Pro Tally has two options: a stand alone 36" photo sensor cable that can be velcroed over a broadcast camera's tally light, or a "Y" cable that splits from the 4-pin Lemo to a 24" talent tally cable and a separate 36" photo sensor cable. The Talent Tally Cable features four bright red LEDs installed in a 2.4" x 1.4" x 0.6" ABS enclosure. When active, the on-camera talent can't miss them. The box can be attached to a matte box with Velcro or tape.
All Media Blackout cable assemblies use genuine parts and high-quality cable. Cable assemblies are made to order at our office in Culver City, CA. If you need custom assemblies, please contact us.