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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K

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Product Highlights

  • 4K HDMI Input
  • 2x 6G-SDI Outputs
  • Supports SD, HD, UHD 4K & DCI 4K Signals
  • Automatic Input Signal Detection
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Audio
  • Analog & AES-EBU Digital Audio Inputs
  • Embeds Audio into SDI Output
  • Control via DIP Switches or Software
  • USB 2.0 Port for Firmware Updates
  • 12V Universal Power Supply Included
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You Pay: $280.25

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The Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K from Blackmagic Design allows you to convert HDMI to SD, HD, 3G, or 6G-SDI in resolutions up to Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) and DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). This is useful for connecting consumer devices that output HDMI signals with professional SDI video equipment. With a compact form factor and easy-to-use controls, the Mini Converter is ideal for a variety of broadcast, post production, and professional AV applications.

Using 4K HDMI and 6G-SDI technologies, the Mini Converter supports resolutions up to UHD 4K at up to 30 fps and DCI 4K at 24 fps. It automatically detects the input video format and instantly changes between SD, HD, and UHD/DCI 4K formats. The two 6G-SDI outputs also support SD and HD-SDI signals for integration into existing workflows. Both 6G-SDI outputs send duplicate signals. Audio is embedded in the SDI output from either the HDMI input or from the two 1/4" input jacks which support 2-channel AES/EBU digital audio or balanced analog audio.

The Mini Converter's settings are controlled using the built-in DIP switches or via USB using the control software for Max OS X or Windows computers, which can be downloaded on Blackmagic Design's website. The USB port also enables the firmware to be updated. For powering the device, a 12V power supply is included with international socket adapters.

Additional Features
  • 4:2:2 Sampling and color precision
  • HD scaler and SD down conversion
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz audio sampling
  • Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601 standards
Video Input 1 x HDMI, Type A
Video Output 2 x 6G-SDI

Note: Both 6G outputs send duplicate signals and can't be used to support Dual Link formats
Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of SD, HD, 3G, or 6G SDI signals
Reclocking Yes
Audio Input 2 x 1/4" jack, 2 channels of analog or AES/EBU digital audio
Format Support SD:
NTSC 525/29.97 and 525/23.98
PAL 625/25

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

2K:
2048x1080PsF 23.98/24/25
2048/1080p 23.98/24/25

UHD/4K
3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
4096x2160p 24
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Video Rates Switchable between SD, HD, and 6G-SDI
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2
SDI Audio Sampling 24-bit, 48 kHz
SDI Color Precision 4:2:2
SDI Color Space YUV
SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects SD, HD, or 6G-SDI
HDMI Format Support SD:
NTSC 525/23.98 and 525/29.97
PAL 625/25

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

2K:
2048x1080p 23.98/24/25

UHD/4K
3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
4096x2160p 24
HDMI Color Space YUV and RGB
HDMI Color Precision 4:2:2
HDCP Compliance No. HDMI input is unable to capture from copy-protected HDMI sources
Format Conversion HD scaler and SD down conversion
Settings Control DIP switches or USB software for Mac OS X and Windows
Firmware Upgradeable Via USB 2.0
Power Supply 12 VDC
Power Consumption 4.44 W
Operational Voltage Range 12 to 31 VDC
Operating Temperature 32 to 104° F (0 to 40 ° C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 113° F (-20 to 45 ° C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 4.49 x 3.63 x 0.90" (11.40 x 9.22 x 2.29 cm)
Weight 8.6 oz (243.8 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.5 x 2.6"
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K
  • 12V Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K
     
    4.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex projects (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (3), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Would definitely purchase more of these.

    Used this to bring an XF300 HDMI output into a Matrox VS4 as one of the cameras for a live production event. Once we realized that the HDMI source needed to be plugged into...Read complete review

    Used this to bring an XF300 HDMI output into a Matrox VS4 as one of the cameras for a live production event. Once we realized that the HDMI source needed to be plugged into PRIOR to powering on the converter, it worked beautifully. We did not get to test out 4K but for the need, it worked wonderfully just like the other BlackMagic Design converters we use. Good stuff.It is nice that the converters come with power options for all standard international outlet plugs. Nice touch.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not sure if this even works....

    Would not accept the RGB HDMI signal coming into it. All blackmagic stuff is apparently, as I've learned, YUV colorspace only, and if you are coming in RGB, it will not work....Read complete review

    Would not accept the RGB HDMI signal coming into it. All blackmagic stuff is apparently, as I've learned, YUV colorspace only, and if you are coming in RGB, it will not work.

    Buyer beware. Believe the other bad reviews.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Adding HDMI (PC) input to Blackmagic MultiView 16

    By Joey

    from Jeddah, SA

    About Me Business Owner

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Professional Application

    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

    So far so good, been stress testing it for a few days straight and its working with whatever PC signal i through at it. It passes exact signal with out converting/scaling signal which i'm VERY happy with. I'm currently using 1080p29/30/60 with no issued as well as 1080i. I will be conducting 4k tests once I get my screen in.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Works as advertised

    By txtarheel

    from Texas

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

      HDMI signal out of camera through the converter to a long SDI run to switcher - device performed as expected. Well worth the investment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great product in a nice little box.

      By Dennis Moore Jr. CTS, ETCP

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Operator, Project Manager

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

        Worked as advertised. Helped project be completed within budget constraints. Plug and play ease.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        I returned it! Didn't show 5D3 on CM171

        By DVD

        from Orlando

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

            I returned it! Didn't show my Cannon 5D Mark III on my Flanders CM171.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By AAVS

            from Augusta GA

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

              Great conversion tool in the staging field

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Technical Arts

              By Element Church

              from Wentzville, MO

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

              works well

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              5.0

              worked perfect right out of the box!

              By Rick

              from Nashville

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                tried several other coverters and none would reclock! This one worked perfect right out of the box!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great buy!

                By Truth

                from Atlanta, GA

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                Easy to use, easy set up, functions as described.

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                4.0

                Would definitely purchase more of these.

                By Tech4Him

                from Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                    Used this to bring an XF300 HDMI output into a Matrox VS4 as one of the cameras for a live production event. Once we realized that the HDMI source needed to be plugged into PRIOR to powering on the converter, it worked beautifully. We did not get to test out 4K but for the need, it worked wonderfully just like the other BlackMagic Design converters we use. Good stuff.It is nice that the converters come with power options for all standard international outlet plugs. Nice touch.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great converter box

                    By Pedro D.

                    from New York

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                    We have 2 of this blackmagic hdmi to sdi converter box and needed another one to use it in a bigger place so we bought one more to connect our sony camera from hdmi to sdi cable and almost 200 feet away and it worked great. If any problem just check the configuration to force it to hd or auto.

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                    5.0

                    great product

                    By webcastman

                    from tennessee

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                    This is a great quality product from blackmagic.

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                    5.0

                    Blackmagic does it again!

                    By Fritz

                    from Ridgecrest, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                      I have not been disappointed yet by any of BLackmagic's gear. This Mini Converter is no exception. My Engineer and I will continue buying their products.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not sure if this even works....

                      By Steve

                      from Raleigh, NC

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Work With Rgb
                        • Doesn't Work With Rgnb
                        • Lacks Functionality
                        • Poor Performance
                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K:

                          Would not accept the RGB HDMI signal coming into it. All blackmagic stuff is apparently, as I've learned, YUV colorspace only, and if you are coming in RGB, it will not work.

                          Buyer beware. Believe the other bad reviews.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

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