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Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter

B&H # DADAC70 MFR # DAC-70
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Product Highlights

  • 10-bit Processing
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI, HDMI, & VGA Inputs
  • 2x SD/HD/3G-SDI Outputs
  • HDMI Output
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI Loop-Through
  • Analog Stereo Audio Input
  • Supports Embedded SDI/HDMI Audio
  • Firmware Upgrades via mini-USB Port
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You Pay: $500.00

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The DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter from Datavideo converts between SD, HD, and 3G formats. It supports 10-bit video processing and accepts VGA, HDMI, and SD/HD-3G-SDI video input signals and automatically converts them to the selected output format. The DAC-70 supports resolutions up to 1080p60 and up to 8 channels of embedded SDI or HDMI audio. An analog L/R audio input is also provided. Thanks to a built-in mini-USB port, the converter is firmware upgradeable for support of future video formats. A 12V / 1A power supply and cord comes included.

  • Low SDI jitter with long cable lengths
  • Compatible with optional RMK-2, for holding multiple converters and distribution amplifiers in a 2RU space
  • Compatible with the MB-4 battery adapter
  • Compatible with MB-5 strap adapter
Supported Input Formats 3G-SDI:
1080p 50/59.94/60

HD-SDI:
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1080i 50/59.94/60
720p 50/59.94/60

SD-SDI:
525i
625i

HDMI:
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60
720p 50/59.94/60
576p
480p
800×600@60Hz
1024×768@60Hz
1280×1024@60Hz
1366×768@60Hz
1400×1050@60Hz
1600×1200@60Hz

VGA:
800×600@60Hz
1024×768@60Hz
1280×1024@60Hz
1366×768@60Hz
1400×1050@60Hz
1600×1200@60Hz
Supported Output Formats SDI/HDMI:
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1080i (50/59.94/60)
720p (50/59.94/60)
525i
625i
Color Spaces Supported YUV / RGB
Audio Support SDI input: embedded audio up to 8-channel, 48 KHz, PCM audio
HDMI input: embedded audio up ot 8-channel, 44.1/48/96 KHz, PCM audio
SDI/HDI output: embedded audio up to 8-channel, 48 KHz, PCM audio
Inputs 1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI
1 x Analog audio left/right pair
Outputs 2 x SD/HD/3G-SDI
1 x HDMI
1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI loop-through
Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter
  • 12V / 1A Power Supply and Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    DatavideoDAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter
     
    4.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (9)
    • Highly compatible (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (6)
      • Complex projects (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Way to Go, Datavideo!

      By Cameron Magee

      from Rogers, Arkansas

      About Me Business Owner

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

          The only Datavideo product in our setup, but this little guy delivers. Love the flexibility to be able to drop this on-stage at a podium and not worry about whether the presenter's laptop has HDMI or VGA... this guy does both. The build is robust which wins another star in my book. Locking power supply, too. Great job and way to go, Datavideo.

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          5.0

          does what it says

          By jimmy-p

          from notre dame Indiana

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

              easy to use and hook-up is simple. I like the features and price over other units. I own Kramer, Analog way, and Aja products this performs with the best of them. I own many Datavideo products and never have any issue with them.

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              5.0

              Solved all my BMD ATEM 1 M/E problems

              By Micke

              from Houston, Tx

              About Me Online Education, Videographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Live Events
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                Just set up my new workflow with a BlackMagicDesign ATEM 1 M/E Switcher. I brutally realized that I couldn't bring in HDMI from a Retina MacBook Pro, nor HDMI from an Apple TV (to use for convenient wireless airplay for presenters during recordings). I spent the weekend doing all the research I could to find solutions. I decided on this Datavideo scaler.

                It solved all my problems! Changing my HDMI output resolution via the software SwitchResX on my mac allowed me to bring a Mac directly into the ATEM without a scaler, BUT this allows me to do it with anyone's computer without the need for special software. AND it also made the Apple TV work great (set it to 1080p) AND I can now also bring in additional computers via VGA if I need to, which is awesome when I'm recording someone with a random computer of their own. I testes the VGA with a Mac (Thunderbolt adapter) and a slightly older Windows PC. Both worked perfectly, both with 4:3 and 16:9 presentations, no distortion in the picture that I could find.

                My workflow:
                I use an BMD ATEM 1 M/E Switcher with a production workflow of 1080i 59.64fps (limited to interlaced because of camera compatibility issues between the ATEM, a Sony FS700 and Canon C100). But now with the Datavideo scaler in this mix, this setup works flawlessly so far. Strongly recommend it!

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                5.0

                Ideal for live production switchers.

                By Steve Janak

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Video production

                Pros

                • Feature Rich
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Conferences
                  • Meeting Rooms

                  Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                  If you are going SDI or HDMI into a live video production switcher, this is a fantastic converter to have on hand. Switchers can be finicky with resolutions and frame rates. This device can output exactly what your switchers needs.

                  Presenters frequently still have 4:3 slides coming from a VGA source. This device can take the 4:3 VGA source and scale it to 1920x1080 SDI pillar boxed to maintain the aspect ratio. There are a variety of custom settings that can be configured via USB. The first 2 switches in the down position will recall the settings that were created on a computer. With the dip switches, you can can easily configure the inputs and outputs without the need for a monitor or difficult menu driven settings. For a great deal of use cases, this works out well. To get a VGA signal to maintain it's original aspect ratio though, you will need to plug the convert in via USB. I wish this was on of the default configurable settings on the device. The 2 aspect ratios configurable with the dip switches are full and span scan, which scales the picture horizontally but cuts off the top and bottom of the image. I suppose this would be useful if you were running 16:9 video fullscreen from a 4:3 source.

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                  5.0

                  As expected !!!

                  By Salem Masrahi

                  from Makkah , Saudi Arabia

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                  Excellent converter from DataVideo

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                  5.0

                  You will NOT be disappointed!!

                  By Brett A.

                  from Allentown, PA

                  Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                  Seriously, obsessed with this thing. I needed to send VGA and HDMI outputs from laptops through a building SDI patch. Was a little nervous this was not going to be pushing enough power to send 720 signal through 300' of Coax cable. The DAC-70 happily surprised me, easy set-up, clear image and plenty of options. I will be purchasing another one tomorrow.

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                  5.0

                  Exceeded my expectations

                  By blongtadave

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Broadcast Production
                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                    I usually buy AJA but this box piqued my interest - especially for $ less than AJA. I needed a UDC that would scale down a 1080i HDMI to 480i SD-SDI. This box was easy to use, highly functional with a many ins & outs. I was skeptical because I have never used Data Video before but I will consider buying more in the future

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Converter

                    By Andrew

                    from New Zealand

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Sdi And Hdmi In One Unit

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                      The Blackmagic video switcher can be quite picky about the input resolutions and frame rates so this was our solution. Although we only just received this unit so far it has been very simple to take a laptop VGA signal and scale it to a 1080p SDI for the Blackmagic. Perfect for our needs.

                      The unit is very robust looking, with resolutions easily controlled by dip switch. It is a little bit of a nuisance to have to look at the bottom of the unit to see the dip switch settings, but if that's all I have to complain about then its pretty good!!!!

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                      5.0

                      Great Converter

                      By MAG Media

                      from McAllen, TX

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                        Had to send presentation from a computer on stage to control room, VGA?, HDMI?, SDI?... no problem, this converter will work with any input to my SDI video switcher. It worked great with other brands like Black Magic, so don't have to worry about compatibility.

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                        4.0

                        Good Inexpensive UDC Converter

                        By STL Video Producer

                        from St. Louis

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Limited Compatibility

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                        Doesn't handle a ton of computer resolutions, but it does a great job at a fraction of the price of anything else on the market. Great if you need 1080/60i converted to 1080/59.94i

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                        5.0

                        Ditto

                        By Kevin

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                            I also use this to scale VGA up to 1080 and the image is shockingly good. I followed the instructions to set the dip switches, plugged it in and was up and running instantly. Super easy, great image, and worth every penny

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                            5.0

                            Great option if you need to bring in VGA

                            By DynamoBen

                            from Madison, WI

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Datavideo DAC-70 SD/HD/3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter:

                            I'm using this to bring in slide decks via VGA for conferences. It's flexible and the video quality is very good. Can output both SDI and HDMI and can capture SDI, HDMI, or VGA.

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