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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI

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You Pay: $470.25
Product Highlights
  • AES/EBU Input
  • Analog Audio Input
  • 3GB/Sec SDI
  • Redundant SDI Input
  • NTSC/PAL

The Blackmagic Design CONVMCAUDS includes everything you need to embed 4 channels of analog audio, or 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio into any SDI video connection. Embed audio from devices such as audio mixers and analog decks into SDI video connections for use with SDI routers and decks or to add extra audio channels to video converters!

Auto Switching SD and HD
Mini Converters instantly switch between standard definition and high definition video formats and changeover is automatic when the video input changes. A huge range of video standards are supported including, NTSC, PAL, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080psf/23.98, 1080psf/24, 720p/59.94 and 720p/50 formats, plus new formats can be added via USB.
Advanced 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
Only Mini Converters include the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology and upgrades can be loaded via the built in USB connection for future video format compatibility. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your standard definition and high definition SDI equipment.
International Power Supply
Unlike other converters, a universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. This lets you take Mini Converters with you to any location worldwide, and plug directly into the local power sockets. To stop power accidentally being disconnected, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tight!
SDI Input SDI: Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
SDI Redundant: Automatically switches over if main SDI input is lost
Analog Audio Analog Audio: 4 channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections
AES/EBU 8 channels of professional balanced digital with standard 1/4 inch jack connections
Sampling 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.
Sampling 4:2:2
Power Requirements 12VDC (includes power supply)
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI
  • AC Adapter
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter Audio to SDI
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Compact (9)
    • Professional quality (9)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (6)
      • Complex projects (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It just works

      I use the product to embedded processed AES audio back into the SDI stream. It's small and doesn't take up much room. Installing it was a matter of just plugging it in and making...Read complete review

      I use the product to embedded processed AES audio back into the SDI stream. It's small and doesn't take up much room. Installing it was a matter of just plugging it in and making sure the dip switches were set correctly. If I have need to buy another one future, I will go with this one.

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      Economical solution for mixing digital a

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      5.0

      perfect solution

      By technician

      from switzerland

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

        I use this small converter unit to feed in a separate live audio mix to a live video mix with 3 or more cameras connected over HD/SDI.
        The perfect solution.
        The Audio to SDI unit gets quit hot, so i hope it won't fry. So far so good.
        This is the best way of extracting embedded audio from SDI and ad a wanted audio source, embedded to SDI.

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        4.0

        Nice box, poor documentation

        By Paul

        from Coral Gables, FL

        About Me Audio Engineer, Teacher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor documentation

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

          We have a camera with HD-SDI output, and want to record it together with audio from our digital console to an AJA Ki Pro Mini. Because the Ki Pro Mini has no independent digital audio input (one can use the digital audio embedded in a video stream, if available) and because its analog audio inputs are both poor quality and very difficult to calibrate, a box such as this one became necessary.I'm happy to say that this little box works PERFECTLY. We have an HD-SDI input, add stereo audio to it via one of the AES/EBU inputs, and output HD-SDI with audio embedded. There is no synchronization to worry about. The video looks the same, but the difference in the sound quality is dramatically much better.The lack of documentation with this box made setup trickier than it needed to be. Here's some info which may help:- AES/EBU inputs are on 1/4" TRS connectors. That's not easy to see in the photos. The same connectors may be used as either balanced analog or AES/EBU, depending on the configuration of the dip switches.- The dip switches are not clearly marked as far as what's On or Off. Look a bit underneath the edge of the metal box surrounding the switches, however, and you can see "On" written in there. Once that's clear, it's simple enough to configure.- If you've not worked much with AES/EBU, please note that you should use 110 Ohm cables. The connectors are "ordinary" (we use Neutrik), but the cables are not the same as those used for connecting microphones.

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          5.0

          Simple and Effective!

          By Alex, the church sound guy

          from Houston, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

            I like the approach Blackmagic took to this design, making it very simple with no confusing bells and whistles. I want to embed some audio into my SDI signal. OK, flip the dipswitch to where you want it and plug it in. Done. Get on with your life. Reliable hardware and good quality analog to digital conversion.

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            5.0

            would definitely buy again!

            By chris

            from wpb, fl

            About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

              i love all blackmagic stuff. this little box allows me to put 4 channels of analog audio from our mixer into our hd-sdi recording!

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              5.0

              GREAT PEICE OF EQUIPMENT

              By irey77

              from Maldives

              About Me Professional Artist

              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 Audio to SDI:

                It does what it is ment to do for at its best with a simple connection.

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                3.0

                Economical solution for mixing digital a

                By Eddy70-2012

                from Mexico City

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                Solution emergency field

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                5.0

                Excellent value

                By One Volt

                from NYC

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • TRS audio inputs

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                  Excellent item with one caveat. You must use "broadcast" quality
                  TRS plugs with a metal "shoulder" on the sleeve to make positive contact with the audio input jacks.

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                  5.0

                  Solid and works as designed

                  By Chris

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me AV Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Build Quality
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                      Very flexible as it can be used with either analog or digital AES. Metal case so it it doesn't feel like plastic junk

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                      5.0

                      Great tool from a top company

                      By Jamey

                      from Philadelphia

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                            This little box does just what it's supposed to do without a fuss. We're feeding an analog two-mix off the board along with the HD SDI video feed to our live show broadcast. Another great solution from BlackMagic.

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                            5.0

                            just perfect

                            By ilaus2003

                            from miami

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                              i use this product in a church setting. it embeds 2 audio into hd 720 59.97 without any problem. easy software allows for adjusting audio gain.

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                              5.0

                              It just works

                              By Chris

                              from Westerville, OH

                              About Me Broadcast Engineer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Facility infrastructure
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                              I use the product to embedded processed AES audio back into the SDI stream. It's small and doesn't take up much room. Installing it was a matter of just plugging it in and making sure the dip switches were set correctly. If I have need to buy another one future, I will go with this one.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              It simply does what it says.

                              By CCP Tech

                              from Philadelphia PA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Audio to SDI:

                                This is a rock solid little piece of gear. It took 96khz AES/EBU, embedded it on an HD-SDI 1080i 59.94 line and sent it to a Black Magic Decklink SDI card 100' away with no issues. This is the 7th piece of gear I've gotten from this excessively clever company. No problems!

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