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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

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Product Highlights

  • SDI to Optical Fiber Conversion
  • Bi-Directional Capability
  • Advanced 3Gb/s SDI Technology
  • Automatic Switching SD and HD
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Port
  • Includes Universal Power Supply
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You Pay: $280.25

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With its continued excellence in advanced broadcast conversion capabilities, Blackmagic introduces its Mini Converter Optical Fiber. Designed and built with both video broadcasters and studio facility insatllation pundits in mind, this high-quality, cost effective conversion box offers bi-directional SDI to optical fiber conversion capabilities; and each direction can be completely independent of each other. It's capable of switching between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI video formats; and with optical fiber input/output LC type connections at a 10-bit rate, enjoy long cable runs up to 147,000 ft (44,805 m) in SD, and up to 82,000 ft (24,993 m) at 3Gb/s SDI. Moreover, 3Gb/s SDI technology is fully compatible with all your studio and field SD and HD SDI equipment.

Due to its identical bit-stream as conventional SDI, the Mini Converter's optical conversion provides future proof data speed protection; upgrades can be loaded via its built-in high speed USB 2.0 connection. The advantage of converting SDI to optical fiber is when SDI data speeds increase in the future, you will ensure the longevity of the optical fiber cable install as existing cables will easily handle much higher SDI data speeds.

Future Proof Data Speed Protection
The Mini Converter Optical Fiber box eliminates the need of replacing SDI cables in your studio or facility every time a new higher-quality video standard is introduced, which will require higher data speeds - converting SDI to optical fiber ensures longer cabling distances without sacrificing quality. In addition, this box uses a SMPTE standard 1310nm optical fiber laser driver while utilizing standard LC type connectors.
Optical Fiber Conversion Advantages
Optical fiber SDI easily switches between SD, HD and 2K, as it has an identical bit-stream to conventional SDI.
High-Speed USB 2.0 Port
This box offers a USB 2.0 port for future software upgrades via Mac OS X and Windows.
Universal Power Supply
Included is a universal power supply with international plug adapters for international usage.
Added Protection
The Blackmagic mini converter features a cable tie point that secures the power supply connection, thus preventing an accidental power disruption.
Type Converter
Supports Optical Fiber, SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI

Only single-mode LC type fiber optic cables are recommended for all fiber optic connections below
Bit Rate 10-bit
SDI Format Support 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI
Sampling 4:2:2 (SDI)
Analog Format Support 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
Input SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI): x1
Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
Output SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI): x1
Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
Other USB 2.0 x1
Audio 8-Channel Embedded (Optical Fiber LC)
Power 12VDC (supplied power supply)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.6 x 0.8" (96.5 x 91.4 x 20.3mm)
Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs (3kg)
Color Black
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber
  • Universal Power Supply
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter Optical Fiber
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

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        5.0

        Great product for a tough solution

        By Brownie

        from N.C.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber:

          Used a pair of these to run fiber cable from 500-1000 feet in between cameras for sports broadcasts. Most notably cameras to centerfield at baseball and to endzone for football. You will need a HD-SDI cable on each end. Don't cheap out on BNC cable. Other than that, they are the best solution at a great price.

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          5.0

          Workds great!

          By Roggysound

          from Missouri

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

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              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber:

              Easy to hook up and use. These converters are economical and work great!

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              4.0

              Works great less filling

              By JeremyJo

              from NW Montana

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber:

              These boxes work as advertised, simple and reliable. I plugged it in and it worked.

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              5.0

              Works as advertised!

              By Mike

              from Honolulu, HI

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber:

                  I use a pair of these with 650' of multi-mode tactical fiber with no issues. Only wish the power supply wall warts were better designed so they could be more compact for both storage and use with power strips.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT PRODUCT

                  By irey77

                  from Maldives

                  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
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber:

                    It does what it says perfectly. Quality good. you will love it for the price.

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