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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross

B&H # BLMCUDC Mfr # CONVMUDC
In Stock
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You Pay: $470.25
Product Highlights
  • Convert Between SD to HD Video Formats
  • Up / Down / Cross Conversions
  • NTSC / PAL Outputs
  • Converts 720p to 1080i or Vice-Versa
  • Auto SD/HD Switching
  • Advanced 3 GB/S SDI Technology
  • Uses 10 Bit SDI Video Quality
  • Low SDI Jitter
  • International Power Supply

The Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross is designed for easy conversion between SD and HD video formats and features a 4-field standard converter. It allows you to convert 720p to 1080i or vice-versa, enabling editing and mastering in SD, 720p, and 1080i video. It uses the highest 10-bit SDI video quality with multi-tap image filtering and processing.

The mini converter includes auto SD/HD switching, which allows the converter to instantly switch between SD and HD video formats automatically when the video input changes. Compatible with the advanced 3 GB/s SDI technology, the converter includes a built-in USB connection for future updates and video format compatibility.

The converter's low SDI jitter allows you to use long SDI cable lengths in conjunction with internal power supplies; this enables ultra low-noise broadcast-quality analog video and audio over long distances.

The international power supply compatibility allows you to carry the mini converter to any location worldwide and plug it in directly into the local power socket. It supports multi-channel audio with automatic delay for matching any video processing delay.

Includes full up, down, and cross conversion between HD and SD video formats
Converts 720p to 1080i or 1080i to 720p for editing and mastering in SD, 720p, and 1080i video
Includes auto SD/HD switching for instantly switching between SD and HD video formats
3 GB/s SDI Technology
Full 10-bit processing with high-quality video filtering
Built-in USB connection for upgrades and future video compatibility
Built with high-quality standards and low SDI jitter to get longest SDI cable lengths
International power supply compatibility
Supports multi-channel audio
Connections SDI Video Input:
Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.

SDI Video Outputs:
6 x outputs automatically match the SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video input unless up, down, cross and/or standards conversion is enabled.

Optical Fiber Video Input:
None

Optical Fiber Video Output:
None

Multi Rate Support:
Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs.

Updates and Configuration:
Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)

Re-clocking:
Yes

Optical Fiber Audio Input:
None

Optical Fiber Audio Output:
None

Analog Audio:
None

AES/EBU Digital Audio:
None

HDMI:
None

Analog Video:
None

Reference Input:
Blackburst and TriSync for SD & HD.
Standards SDI Format Support:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.

SDI Compliance:
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI.

SDI Video Sampling:
4:2:2

SDI Video Rates:
SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition.

SDI Color Precision:
4:2:2

SDI Color Space:
YUV

SDI Audio Sampling:
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.

SDI Auto Switching:
Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI.

Analog Format Support:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.

Analog Color Precision:
4:2:2

Analog Color Space:
YUV

HDMI Format Support:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/50p PAL, 525/59.94p NTSC, 1080p23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94/60, 720p50 and 720p59.94/60.

HDMI Color Precision:
4:2:2 and 4:4:4

HDMI Color Space:
YUV and RGB

Copy Protection:
For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to receive copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Control Software Control:
Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB.

Settings Control:
Mini Switches or USB software.
Firmware Firmware Upgrade: Via included firmware updater application.
Format Conversion Up, down, cross conversion and/or NTSC/PAL standards conversion.
Power Supply 12VDC universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Cable tie point.
Power Consumption 110VAC: 88mA
220VAC: 47mA
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross
  • Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter - UpDownCross
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Professional quality (8)
    • Highly compatible (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (5)
      • Complex projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Up, Down, Back and Forth with AV

      About 5 minutes to unbox, install, & setup. Currently we have 6...They are the swiss army knife of audio/video

      About 5 minutes to unbox, install, & setup. Currently we have 6...They are the swiss army knife of audio/video

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      WORKS--HUGE LATENCY ADDED--NOT FOR LIVE

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

      I am using the product in conjunction with a Blackmagic mini converter Analog to SDI, 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

      A good proffesional equipment

      By stelian

      from Miami,FL

      About Me Business Owner

      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 - UpDownCross:

        I'm using tu up and downconvert SDI signal. It does a good job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        WORKS--HUGE LATENCY ADDED--NOT FOR LIVE

        By Steve

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Business Owner, Pro Av Provider

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Scales An Sdi Signal

        Cons

        • Latency
        • Poor Performance
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

          I am using the product in conjunction with a Blackmagic mini converter Analog to SDI, 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Blackmagic

          By newenglander

          from Boston, MA

          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 - UpDownCross:

            The product is used in non critical areas and the quality is amazing. Excellent unit for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            The little grey box that did it

            By Claudio

            from Verona, Italy

            About Me Business Owner, Systems Integrator

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                I just unpacked and tested (hint: you *must* unpack it first) this little marvel, and found it great. It does well what BMD adverts.
                Then, why only 4 stars ?

                1 - because the resync time is about three seconds when you switch resolution (the lower, the better)
                2- because almost all BMD products are good for cooking also (it gets hot using it).

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Does what is says and MORE!

                By STV11

                from Arizona

                About Me Professional Artist, Tv Station

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Distribution Amp
                • Easy To Use
                • Frame-sync
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                  Good unit for Up/Down/Cross conversions. HD to SD center cut does have a bit of a delay. Not mentioned is that this unit has a reference input which makes it a very price friendly frame-sync and it can be used as a basic distribution amplifier if you turn off the processing. It's really 3 tools in one, and I've paid more for just the frame-sync option in other units.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice converter

                  By semprecansado

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                    convert HD output from camera to SDi.
                    So easy to use

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Outstanding UpDown For The Money

                    By Kirby

                    from McLean, VA

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                      This blows the AJA away with both it's features and it's price. Outstaning combination of outputs and capabilities. We got way more than we paid for. Really a great buy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product!

                      By Marcos Damacena

                      from b

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                        Blackmagics always offers good products at really low prices. Excellent!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This is an amazing product for the money

                        By 2-Rocks

                        from Knoxville, TN

                        About Me Media systems engineer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pro video monitoring
                          • Scale and format convert

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                          I use this to take my 16:9 program and letterbox it to 4:3 standards. The video quality is fantastic. The only downside to this box is that you have to scale up or down in order to get it to change formats-i.e. if you send SD in and want SD out, it won't 'process' the signal and letterbox for you. I send HD in, scale down to SD, and get a letterboxed image output.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic features for the size/price!

                          By Bryan Bailey

                          from Rogers, AR

                          About Me House of Worship

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                            I'm using this product to add sync to an un-sync'd signal, and it works great.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Up, Down, Back and Forth with AV

                            By illone

                            from sioux falls sd

                            About Me Control Room Engineer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - UpDownCross:

                                About 5 minutes to unbox, install, & setup. Currently we have 6...They are the swiss army knife of audio/video

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

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