Controlling Viewfinder tally

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Paul Schaer

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Controlling Viewfinder tally

PostSat Nov 11, 2017 7:38 pm

Is there a way to control the tally light of a Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder when not used together with a Blackmagic camera?

Apparently, the tally can only be controlled via SDI, so we tried to use a Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield to control the tally. But we couldn't make it work. In the URSA manual documents.blackmagicdesign.com/CinemaCamera/20171025-9a9df4/Blackmagic_URSA_Mini_Manual.pdf page 211 we found that there is a special "monitor tally" channel in the Blackmagic tally protocol, and from the documentation it looks like the Arduino Shield can only send the camera tally signals, but not this monitor tally.
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Re: Controlling Viewfinder tally

PostMon Nov 13, 2017 10:04 pm

Monitor Tally has ID 0 instead of Camera ID 1, 2 , 3 , 4 ;)
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