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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI

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Product Highlights
  • Analog to SDI Conversion
  • Embedded Audio

The Mini Converter Analog to SDI from Blackmagic will accept an HD/SD component, NTSC, PAL, or S-video signal and convert it to an SDI output. You can also choose to embed SDI audio from balanced AES/EBU or analog audio inputs. Use this device to convert video from Betacam SP, VHS, set-top boxes, HDV cameras, and other similar devices.

Analog to SDI Conversion
Use this device to convert analog video sources to SDI video output.
Embedded Audio
This unit can embed SDI audio from balanced AES/EBU or analog audio inputs.
Input (1) component, NTSC, PAL, and S-video via 3x BNCs
Output (2) SDI (switchable between SD, HD & 3Gbs SDI)
Audio Analog:
(2) channels of professional balanced analog with standard 1/4" jack connections
Digital:
(2) channels of professional balanced digital with standard 1/4" jack connections, AES/EBU standard
(Audio inputs are shared)
Power 12VDC
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI
  • Converter
  • Power Supply
  • Three-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter Analog to SDI
     
    4.4

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Compact (19)
    • Professional quality (18)
    • Highly compatible (15)
    • Easy to setup (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (17)
      • Complex projects (9)
      • Independent films (7)
      • Professional (7)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (12), Business owner (11), Professional artist (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (26)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Converter...function and price

      The embedded audio is nice, eliminating the need to run separate cables, as is necessary in other similar type brand converters. AND...for this convenience, you actually pay LESS than the competing...Read complete review

      The embedded audio is nice, eliminating the need to run separate cables, as is necessary in other similar type brand converters. AND...for this convenience, you actually pay LESS than the competing brand's asking price. Oh,..and the power supply is ALSO included,..which is not the case with the other brand, which sells theirs separately.

      Most importantly perhaps though,..is the fact that this converter DOES convert from component analog HD to SDI (and/or) HD-SDI which is not immediately evident in the literature and listings. I bought the other brand first as a result of this misconception, and then later bought this Black Magic converter as well. Both perform the same basic conversion function, and work just fine, except that the Black Magic converter has the embedded audio capability, if you choose to utilize it.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      BEWARE LATENCY-NOT FOR LIVE BROADCAST

      I am using the product in conjunction with a Blackmagic mini converter SDI Up Down Cross, and (2) Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switchers in a live environment. This combination was recommended by blackmagic...Read complete review

      I am using the product in conjunction with a Blackmagic mini converter SDI Up Down Cross, and (2) Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switchers in a live environment. This combination was recommended by blackmagic support after problems with other mini AV converters. Here's the problem. The latency (delay) between IMAG video and live movement is upwards of 300ms. HUGE. Unacceptable. Not a problem if you aren't using in a live situation. Beware this brand, nothing is as advertised. Yes, they list some of the limitations of the product, but fail to point out glaring, major problems until you are trying to set the product up and having to call their support line.

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      4.0

      Great Unit for Most Uses (but not all)

      By Mr MIDI

      from Royal Oak, Michigan

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • No Support Closed Caption

      Best Uses

      • Professional

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

      These converters work great for many day-to-day applications. Unfortunately they don't allow support for Closed Captioning (Line 21)- which might be a deal breaker for some. Other than that, they are reliable and have dip switch settings to allow various features during conversions.

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By SBotts

      from Wichita Falls

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

      I recently bought the black magic analog to sdi mini converter. It was really easy to set up.

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      4.0

      Solid product - affordable

      By BD-EFX

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

          We are using this to feed a DVD player into a Blackmagic SDI router. Works great. Keep in mind that this is not a synchronizer. If you want a gen-locked signal, you'll need a frame sync either before or after the converter. Also, this is not a TBC. If you're connecting an analog tape machine, make sure it has a TBC or you won't get a usable picture. Devices such as this were much more expensive just a few years ago. It's amazing how much Blackmagic and other manufacturers have been able to simplify these products and bring prices down.

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          2.0

          BEWARE LATENCY-NOT FOR LIVE BROADCAST

          By Steve

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Converts Analog To Sdi

          Cons

          • Major Latency

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies On Dvd

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

          I am using the product in conjunction with a Blackmagic mini converter SDI Up Down Cross, and (2) Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switchers in a live environment. This combination was recommended by blackmagic support after problems with other mini AV converters. Here's the problem. The latency (delay) between IMAG video and live movement is upwards of 300ms. HUGE. Unacceptable. Not a problem if you aren't using in a live situation. Beware this brand, nothing is as advertised. Yes, they list some of the limitations of the product, but fail to point out glaring, major problems until you are trying to set the product up and having to call their support line.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent converter

          By Dougodhow

          from Birmingham, AL

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

          Had an analog composite video signal & needed to connect it to an SDI input. This converter accomplished that perfectly.

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          5.0

          Perfect fit!

          By bassface55

          from Colorado

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improved Audio/Video

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

            AV in a Church

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works As Advertised

            By TertlTank

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Fast Setup
            • Improved Audio/Video
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

              I use this product in a small . . . . . SMALL low power TV station. It works as intended and the build quality is much better than I thought it would be for a Black Magic box. The price is right for a box that can take many different analog inputs and convert them to SD-SDI out.We bought four of them, and the only downside the is the size of the wall wort, but whadda-gonna-do.

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              5.0

              Flexible & Simple It works

              By Latona

              from Seattle

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Setup
              • Flexible
              • Improved Audio/Video

              Cons

              • None Found So Far

              Best Uses

              • Professional
              • Video Recording

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

              I connect the component output from my Canon XHA1 through the mini converter to the Blackmagic Hyperdeck shuttle. This allows me to record directly to hard drives and eliminates the time involved in tape capture. The quality is also improved. I have been using the Hyperdeck with my Canon XHG1 which has the SDI ouput. The converter allows the use with the A1 model. This speeds up workflow. Default setting were perfect for me and the ability to input digital or analog audio fits with my practice where I feed all cameras identical audio from a distribution amp while recording master audio on an Allen and Heath ICE 16.

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              5.0

              Exactly what we needed

              By Jon the Fixer Upper

              from Sioux Falls, SD

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improved Audio/Video

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                This product is being used with video equipment in our Sanctuary. Since the console is older, this product is perfect for allowing the various components - old and new - "speak" to one another.

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                5.0

                Black Magic A>D mini converter

                By Joe

                from Sacramento,CA

                About Me Power User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Setup
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                  I use many of the mini converters from BMD on a daily basis, most are running 24/7. Though some converters have had to be power cycled on occasion, this model doesn't. I haven't yet had any problems with the A>Ds. The most recent one purchased is used for field production. I am happy to say it has held up to the abuse I've put it through.

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                  5.0

                  Worked as promised, great price-point

                  By Red Rob

                  from Buffalo, NY

                  About Me Business Owner, Live Event Video Producer, Mediavideo Professional, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Live events

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                    Just picked up an ATEM 1 M/E switch and I needed a box to convert one of my Component signal to something the ATEM 1 M/E could use (the switch only has a single Component input).

                    This box was a good price-point and did exactly what I needed it to do. :-)

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                    5.0

                    Solid and reliable

                    By Claudio

                    from Verona, Italy

                    About Me Business Owner, Systems Integrator

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                        I'm using these small boxes with old medical equipment that outputs only Y-C signals. Job done at a small expense. Need to change power supply for a medical grade one, though.
                        All in all, I don't know of anything with a best price/performance ratio.

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                        4.0

                        Very Handy!

                        By JaiyenDM

                        from Las Vegas, NV

                        About Me Multi Media Productions

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Must Dl Control Software
                        • Poor instructions
                        • Usb Cable Not Included

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                        I had a job that required a transfer from VHS to DVD - The problem was that my modern editing gear has only SDI and HDMI inputs. The solution was the Blackmagic Mini Converter. It's affordable and works very well - allowing me to capture any analog composite, s-video or RGB signal and any analog or AES/EBU audio signal and convert it to SDI with embedded audio. The free downloadable control software allows the converter settings to be tweaked in real-time via a USB cable.I recommend this product if you have a need to interface old analog sources with you modern digital systems!

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                        4.0

                        Economy equalizer

                        By RZ

                        from Wilmington, DE

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Ac Adaptor Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                        This converter along with my external record deck allowed my company to put off the expense of buying new cameras for probably several years. Our older HDV Canon cameras shoot great but the decks are wearing out, the tape transfer is costing us time, and they only have RGB for HD out. This product would have gotten 5 stars if 1. The universal power adaptor was not so flimsy (it seamed nice at first that it came with world adaptors but I would much prefer one country solidly built). 2. Battery power is available but the proper D-tap plug is not cheap.

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                        4.0

                        Excellent price / benefit

                        By Marcos Damacena

                        from Maceió, Brasil

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                          A good product, excellent price.

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                          5.0

                          Great converter at a great price!

                          By WLWT Donny

                          from Cincinnati, OH

                          About Me Media Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                            This is one of the most affordable analog to SDI converters that I could find. HD component video is converted beautifully to HD-SDI. SD video also looks great when converted to SDI. You also have the option to embed audio with the video on this converter. A very versatile product!

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                            4.0

                            Black Magic Converters

                            By tv guy

                            from tennessee

                            About Me Production Manager

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Limited Compatibility

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                            We are currently using the mini converter to convert old beta and dvcpro signals to be used on our new switcher.

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                            5.0

                            Simple converter

                            By VideoGuy

                            from St. Paul, MN

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                              This is a pretty simple device that you just cable into and out of. There are micro switches to be set on the side of the version I received. I could not find them mentioned in the online documentation, but there was a chart on the bottom of the unit describing the on/off settings. Look closely below the micro switches to see which direction is on and off. I had it backwards at first.

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                              4.0

                              Great box!

                              By Jeff

                              from Washington dc

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                                I bought this to allow analogue sources to be recorded into my Atomos Samurai. Works perfectly though Interlaced signals need to be processed after recording.

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                                4.0

                                Working Good

                                By zoomad

                                from NJ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                                I was use for camera to video deck
                                It't working and good price!!!

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