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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
     
    4.5

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 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 (5)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (11), Power user (10), Professional artist (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      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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      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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      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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                            4.0

                            Better than the obvious competition

                            By majordeegan

                            from Brooklyn, New York

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Has a power adapter
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Runs Hot
                            • Silly amount of plugs

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                              This up converter is better than the competition because it has a built in TBC, which they don't advertise. I use it with a wireless video transmitter from Steadicam and it can receive an occasionally broken up signal and pass it through without locking up the computer I record on. Especially good if transferring old tapes for sentimental reasons. I only gave it 4 out 5 because like all Black Magic products it runs hot. On the flip side, it comes with it's own power adapter - unlike the competition. It also comes with an embarrassment of plugs from every continent in the world, which is just a bunch of landfill since few of us are globe trotting with our upconverters in tow, but hey, maybe you are that special someone.

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                              4.0

                              Don't be fooled!

                              By Z

                              from Tampa Florida

                              About Me Tech DirectorTechnician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                              It is small and compact and will do loads of stuff without having to empty your wallet. I bought this instead of the equivalent AJA converter only because of the $500 price difference. And it will also do AES and analog audio embedding!

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                              5.0

                              Does exactly what it says it will do

                              By PHIL

                              from TN

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI:

                              Use to convert analog to SDI for black magic switchers.

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