What is the difference between the Studio Converter versions 1 and 2?

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What is the difference between the Studio Converter versions 1 and 2?

I suddenly got an offer to buy a new (old stock) BMD Studio Converter - v1. It's a really good price offering, but finding out what the difference between v1 and v2 is doesn't seem that easy. Anyone got a clue?

I'm planning to build a stagebox with it (HD-SDI-cameras only for now). Does anyone know if I can connect a studio converter to another studio converter, or will I need 4 Camera converters in the stage end?

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As far as i'm aware of you could just put 2 studio converter to each other with fiber..

 

V1 and V2 i'm not aware of.. We are still talking about the old model right without m\buttons on the front..

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Yeah, I found a link which

Yeah, I found a link which describes the differences - no talkback controls embedded on the front. If the offer still holds, I think I'll buy one or two and give it a try. 

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This is the old 4 channels

And the new one

Be aware that if you want to do a 4 channel sdi in / out box that you need 8 fiber channels..  Or buy special sfp's..

Also audio embeddind is done in the sdi..  So if you want audio you have to embed it.. 

I have 2 of the old ones.. They work fine but there microphone input is very bad.. If you plug a normal PC headset in the mic is way too loud..  To distortion..

 

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Was planning on buying a set

Was planning on buying a set of 3Gb/s BiDi SFP as well yes, to run 4 channel SDI In/Out over a 4-channel Neutrik OpticalCon Quad. Not really planning on using the audio-embedding-functionality at the moment - but as an electronics engineer I could probably make a small circuit that will ensure proper quality if I need it :)

Not a fan of the old BMD power-packs though, I much more like the new way of plugging an IEC-cable directly into the rear. Oh well, if I get two for the price offered, it'll be worth it anyway.