In the past the hard part of setting up a tally system for your switcher was interfacing the hardware. The second issue is if you don’t have cameras with built in tally lights and matching CCUs you were out of luck. metaSETZ has solved these problems with the TLC-U Universal Tally Controller and TL-2 Tally Lights.
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TL-2 Tally Light
The TLC-U is available with four different connector configurations to match almost any switcher’s tally port and has an internal configuration matrix so no custom cables are necessary.
The TLC-U is compatible with most switchers with tally ports including Blackmagic Designs***, Broadcast Pix, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Ross, and Sony.
Order the controller with a tally port to match the one on your switcher and let us know the exact model of your switcher so we can pre-configure the controller before shipment. When you receive your TLC-U simply connect it to your switcher with the supplied cable and plug in the power cube. Then mount the TL-2 tally lights on up to eight cameras and connect* them to the controller and you are good to go**.
Intercom Pass Through
The controller has an intercom pass through to route your analog intercom signals over the tally cables. You simply connect your intercom master station to the xlr port on the tally controller. This routes the intercom signal and power out to the TL-2 tally lights. There you connect your intercom belt pack to the 1/8″ port with a 1/8″ to XLR adapter cable (TL-IC).
Partial Compatibility List:
- DB9: Globecaster, Panasonic HMX100, Ross Crossover 16 & Crossover Solo, Sony AnyCast
DB15: Panasonic AW-HS50N, AV-HS400 & AV-HS410, Sony MCS8M
DB25: Blackmagic Designs ATEM***, Datavideo SE-2800, Broadcast Pix Mica & Granite, For-A HVS-1500, Grass Valley Director, Ross Carbonite Black Solo, Sony MVS
DB37: Ross Carbonite & Carbonite Black, Grass Valley Kalypso
*Using your own Ethernet style cables up to 1000 feet long.
**Some switchers will require the tally outputs to be enabled, this is usually done in the switcher’s menu.
***Requires the BMD GPI/Tally interface (Available from Digital Arts)