Tally Box System

The SKAARHOJ Tally system is a great add-on for your live video-production. The tally light have two LEDs; one facing the camera operator and the big one facing the presenter. It's possible to switch the main LED on/off via a switch on the tally light and the operator LED have both program and preview tally (can be dimmed). The Tally Box allows up to 8 tally lights, connecting either direct via the box, or by daisy chain running from tally light to tally light.

Use the Tally Box system to take full control of your live video production. It's a small and simple yet very powerful tool for optimizing the flow of a production. The Tally Lights enclosures are made of solid aluminum so they can take a beating for a life on the road.

  • Program + preview tally
  • No need for Blackmagic Design GPI & Tally Interface
  • Star connection
  • Daisy chain connection
  • Kensington lock
  • Configuration of input assignments and IP addresses via web interface
  • Solid enclosure with black or blue anodized aluminum plates
  • Compatible with all BMDs video switchers
  • Tested with 200m cable
  • 100% Creative Commons/Open Source design (CC-by-sa or GNU/GPL)
Web Interface
Setting tally input assignments (preview + program)
Tally Light

Tally Box

The SKAARHOJ Tally Box supports a total of 8 tally lights and offers both program + preview tally. You connect it to your ATEM network and the lights to the 8 outputs. You can either connect them one by one or in a daisy chain configuration by a maximum of 3 in a row.

The order of the daisy chain is determined by which output you choose (numbers listed on the box). In the default-shipping configuration it will have the following assignment. 

  • Output 1 = Tally ID 1
  • Output 2 = Tally ID 2
  • Output 3 = Tally ID 3
  • Etc.

It's possible to connect single lights and daisy chain simultaneous, e.g. Output 1 = Tally 1, Output 2 = Tally 2 and Output 3 = Tally 3+4 in daisy chain (since it's output 3-4-1)

If preferable you can alter the assignments of Output/Tally ID. E.g.

  • Output 1 = Tally 5
  • Output 2 = Tally 6
  • Output 3 = Tally 7
  • Output 4 = Tally 8

In a daisy chain configuration this would result in

  • Output 1-2-3 = Tally 5-6-7
  • Output 2-3-4 = Tally 6-7-8
  • Output 3-4-1 = Tally 7-8-5
  • Etc.


Tally Light

The Tally Light is mounted by the hot shoe and the main LED can be turned on/off by a small switch. The operator LED lights green for preview tally, red for program tally and can be dimmed by a switch as well.

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Buy a fully assembled controller ready to work out of the box.

What´s Included:

Purchase Options:

  • Tally Box (8 channels): MSRP $899,00 USD
  • Tally Light: MSRP $349,00 USD

Package Options:

  • Tally Box (8ch) + 2 Tally Lights: MSRP $1.449,00 USD
  • Tally Box (8ch) + 3 Tally Lights: MSRP $1.749,00 USD
  • Tally Box (8ch) + 4 Tally Lights: MSRP $1.999,00 USD
  • Tally Box (8ch) + 5 Tally Lights: MSRP $2.259,00 USD
  • Tally Box (8ch) + 6 Tally Lights: MSRP $2.509,00 USD

For systems with 7 Tally lights or more, contact us to get a quote.

Shipping Configurations:

You either place your order by PayPal or by email and pay by bank transfer - please read the "Pricing, Terms and Conditions" page for more details.

Models and Options