DIT BOX Mk4
Take your live grading and monitoring station anywhere a camera can go.
The DIT BOX is a collaborative design between credited Digital Imaging Technician, Chris Bolton, & Upgrade Innovations. The DIT BOX has a pull out machined internal frame that hard mounts the essential DIT components needed to do up to four camera live grading. For a list of the components, see below.
The lightweight Pelican Air 1535 is modified with a rear back panel to accommodate 24 x Neutrik D-Series connectors and a 120mm silent fan. The DIT BOX is powered by a custom Cramped Attic 24 volt power distribution module with separate 20V and 12V kill switches and fan controller. With a primary and secondary 24V input, swap power inputs without components losing power.
The modified Pelican case also features a removable top lid, removable BNC panel cover for transport and side and front mounted cheese plates with ARRI 3/8-16″ and SmallHD 1/4-20″ Pin-Loc patterns for mounting accessories.
The Laptop Tray mounts to the DIT BOX laptop brackets to securely mount a 13″, 15″ or 16″ Macbook Pro. Optional accessories for the Laptop Tray are available for mounting to baby pin with a spigot adapter with our Quick Release VESA plate.
The base of the DIT BOX features a bottom bracket for mounting the included non-twist spigot adapter, a Ronford Baker QR plate or the Upgrade Innovations QR VESA Plate. The DIT BOX base is equipped with longer feet to rest properly with a QRP plate mounted underneath.
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“Thanks to Upgrade Innovations for such a well thought out, capable, and compact DIT BOX. I’ve had so much vehicle work on this show thus far it’s proved invaluable. Built onto the process trailer, into follow vans and even a follow bus multiple times each over the past few weeks. People are impressed that most of the capability of a full sized cart has been able to be distilled down to such a compact size. Thanks for all your hard work putting it together! “
“My DIT BOX has been working out great so far, works well when I have to work in the jungle or doing follow vehicle work. When I can’t get my cart into a set and bring the DIT BOX out and I'm able to do most things I can with my cart. 5 out of 5 would recommend.”
"The DIT BOX enables me to take my live grading setup from my full DIT cart to a battery powered mobile solution within minutes which provides a seamless support system for the DP and set regardless of the location or power situation. Knowing you’ve got a solution for the toughest places or situations is a big stress reliever."
What comes in the DIT BOX
Modified Pelican Air 1535 with no foam
Machined Aluminum Inner Bracket Assembly
1 x 5 port Ethernet Switch & 5x Ethernet cables
1 x Sonnet Echo Express SE 1 (NEW)
1 x Custom Enclosure for Sonnet Echo Express SE 1 for a Blackmagic PCIE Card (NEW)
1 x Laptop Tray with 2 tie-down M6 Thumb Screws
2 x Laptop clamps, 2x tie-down M6 Thumb Screws, 6x Spacer Plates
1 x 24Volt 350 Watt Power Supply with AC cable
1 x AC Power Supply Mounting Bracket (NEW)
1 x 120mm Silent Fan & Fan Guards
1 x DC Regulator and Distribution box with built in fan and 12V LEMO 0B Connectors (NEW)
1 x AJA Kumo power cable, 1x Cal Digit power cable, 2 x power cables for two Box IO’s
1 x Decimator power cable, 1 x Ethernet Switch power cable, 1x Sonnet PCIE card enclosure power cable 1 x open lead power cable
3 x Small Cheese Plate with ARRI 3/8-16″ and SmallHD 1/4-20″ Pin-Loc mounting patterns (NEW)
1 x Bottom Mounting Bracket
4 x Delrin Feet
1 x Non-Twist C-Stand/Spigot adapter
1 x Rear cover plate for BNC and fan
2 x BNC Label Plates
1 x 24volt 6’ power extension cable
1 x Removable Lid
Full set of video cable and BNC Neutrik connectors
Includes mounting screws for all components
The DIT BOX hard mounts the following devices:
2 to 3 x FSI BOX IO (not included)
1 x AJA 32×32 or 16×16 router (not included)
1 x Decimator Quad (not included)
1 x Cal Digit TS3+ or TS4 (not included)
1 x NetGear ProSafe GS105 (included)
1 x Sonnet Echo Express 1 in custom bracketry (included)
1 x Blackmagic Quad 2 or Duo 2 (not included)
1 x Custom 24Volt AC distribution and regulator module (included)
1 x 120mm silent fan (included)
24 x Neutrik D-Series Connectors (included)
Approx 44Ibs / 20kg with all devices installed
The power distribution box allows for seamless power swap between the primary power input and the secondary power input. A 3 pole XLR output for for the CalDigit’s 20 volt. The 10 LEMO 0B connectors provide the systems regulated 12volt.
Power Supply outfitted with heatsink and small fan.
The 3 pole power inputs allow for a primary power input indicated with a red tag and the secondary backup input for batteries. Both inputs regulate input power from 21-30 volts .
Laptop Tray accomodates Macbook Pro 13″, 15″ or 16″.
Quickly remove the Pelican Air lid by pulling out two hinge pins. Ideal to remove the obstruction of the lid during use.
NEW – Two front mounted cheese plates with ARRI 3/8-16″ and SmallHD 1/4-20″ Pin-Loc tapped holes. Great for rigging accessories such as Iris handsets.
Make use of non-twist mounting patterns on the laptop tray to mount accessories via the ARRI 3/8-16 pin-loc and SmallHD 1/4-20 pin-loc mounting holes.
Mount 3/8″ Pin-Lock Non-Twist Spigot Adapter to bottom bracket for mounting DIT BOX to a baby pin or c-stand.
Cover BNC back panel for transport with cover plate via captive thumbscrew.
NEW – Mounting bracket for AC Supply Adapter that can be mounted to the side cheese plate.
NEW – Includes a custom enclosure to accommodate a single lane capture card on the upper shelf (for example, Black Magic Deck Link Quad 2 or Duo 2).
With the CalDigit TS3+ or TS4 and a 5 port Ethernet Switch, control all internal devices via the Macbook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3 port.
Rear back panel to accommodate 21 x HD-SDI Neutrik D-Series connectors and a 120mm silent fan. BNC label plates provide a flat surface for labelling connectors.
The power distribution breakout control box has the ability to adjust the fan speed with finer control from 20% to 100%. and turn off and on both the 12V and 20V separately for resetting devices. The front LED’s show if the Primary and Secondary inputs are getting power. Note that the Primary input overrides the secondary input if power is sufficient to run the DIT BOX.
Ethernet port on rear back panel for adding an additional device or another network switch.
Laptop Tray is secured to case with two thumbscrews. When removing Laptop Plate, park thumbscrews into available M6 tapped hole.
Side mounted cheese plate with ARRI 3/8-16” and SmallHD 1/4-20” Pin-Loc tapped holes. Great for rigging accessories such as a scope.
Make use of non-twist mounting patterns for mounting other non-twist accessories, such as the Wedgie2.
Equipped with longer feet to rest properly with a QRP plate mounted underneath
Modified Pelican Air 1535 still features the integrated case features for transport.
Loosen and pull out internal frame to access components when needed.
Option to mount a QR VESA Monitor Plate to bottom bracket and mount to a Male QR Spigot Adapter.
Option to add QR VESA Monitor Plate to Laptop Tray to mount to a QR spigot adapter.
Option to add bracket to quickly slot into the front of the DIT BOX to rest a Tangent Ripple Color Wheel
Option to add the Rudy Arm – Articulating Arm for mounting small accessories