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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI

B&H # BLMCONHDASDI Mfr # CONVMH/DUTYAAS
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You Pay: $327.75
Product Highlights
  • Rugged Machined Aluminum
  • Analog to SDI Conversion
  • HD/SD Component, Composite, S-Video In
  • NTSC/PAL Input
  • 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI Out
  • AES/EBU or L/R Analog Audio In
  • Audio Embedding to the SDI Signal
  • USB Input & Mini Switches for Settings
  • Dust & Dirt Resistant

The Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI from Blackmagic Design is an extremely rugged device that accepts an HD/SD component, NTSC, PAL (composite), or S-Video signal and converts it to an SDI output (a second loop-through output is also provided). You can also choose to embed SDI audio from the balanced AES/EBU or L/R analog audio inputs. Use this device to convert video from sources such as Betacam SP, VHS, set-top boxes, HDV cameras, and other similar devices.

Converters in the Mini Converter Heavy Duty range are machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum and are generally designed to resist damage from rough use, whether outdoors or just in the course of live production. This super-strong Heavy Duty converter can withstand being run over by a truck and keep working. Its BNC and audio connections are protected by outcroppings of the aluminum body, unlike those on the standard Mini Converter line.

The converter features scratch-resistant laser-etched labeling, non-slip rubber feet, and a dust-resistant rubber boot that covers the mini configuration switches from dust and dirt.

Sophisticated Inputs
This Mini Converter features auto SD/HD switching, auto-switching AES/EBU and balanced analog audio on standard 1/4" jack connections, and advanced 3 Gb/s SDI technology
High-Quality SDI
Mini Converters are built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with ultra-low-noise analog video and audio for a true broadcast-quality solution. You also get broadcast technology such as re-clocking and 3 Gb/s SDI. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices
USB Upgrades
Upgrades can be loaded via the USB connection for future video format compatibility. Use Blackmagic's Converter Utility to make adjustments right from your laptop
Versatile Format Support
Mini Converters instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats whenever the video input changes. A huge range of standards are supported, including NTSC, PAL, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080PsF/23.98, 720p59.94, and 720p50
Easy-to-Change Settings
With the Mini Converter's mini switches, it's as simple as using a pen to change the settings
International Power Supply
A high-quality, low-noise universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. To stop power accidentally being disconnected, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tight and secure
Input 3x BNC for (1) component (HD/SD), NTSC & PAL (composite), or S-Video signal
2x 1/4" jacks for either (2) channels of balanced analog audio or (1) stereo AES/EBU connection
Output 2x BNC for (2) SDI (switchable between SD, HD & 3 Gb/s SDI)
Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of HD or SD analog input
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s) for updates and configuration
Re-clocking Yes
SDI Format Support 625i25 PAL, 525i29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080Ps/F25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60 (connections automatically switch between SD, HD, and 3G)
Analog Format Support 625i25 PAL, 525i29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 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
Sampling SDI Video: 4:2:2
SDI Audio: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
Color Precision SDI/Analog: 4:2:2
Color Space SDI/Analog: YUV
Copy Protection For legal reasons, capture devices from Blackmagic Design are designed not to capture, convert, or transmit video or audio from copy-protected sources, e.g., video devices using HDCP
Software Control Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB
Settings Control Mini-switches or via USB & software
Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application
Power Requirement 12V DC (power supply included)
Power Consumption 110V: 67 mA
220V: 34 mA
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI
  • Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (5)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex projects (4)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (4), Professional artist (3)
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      5.0

      Solid and works well

      By Jim

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI:

          I use this in conjunction with an SDI to HDMI mini converter to bring my trusty JVC HD110 into the tapeless era. I've mounted an Atomos Ninja 2 on the camera and feed the component signal from the camera via the two converters. It does the job - no setup (just use the default dip switch settings)I've actually gaffer taped the two converters together. I can power them from the D-tap on the AB Gold Mount,Only problem I've encountered is that the signal seems noisier than when it's written to tape, but I suspect this is an issue with picking up the raw analog signal and not a problem with the converter(s)themselves as I've seen it with other converters. I use the Neat Video plug-in to denoise and all is well. I deliver everything in 720p so the camera resolution is adequate and the ability to zoom while "taping" is something I don't want to give up, so keeping the JVC alive for a few more years was the motivation for picking up the converters.I fooled around with a couple of low cost Component to HDMI converters but had several failures and I needed something more professional.

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          5.0

          Rockstar!

          By Wes Linda

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI:

              Used this to convert a Canon XH-A1 to HD-SDI to connect to MediaSite recorder. Worked flawlessly. Rugged, well built, easy to use. Love this device! Can't say enough good things about it.

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              5.0

              SIMPLE & PnP

              By Daudi Mkwela

              from Dar es Salaam,Tanzania

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              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 Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI:

                Am using these converters for the last 3 years, Their running 24/7 I never touch them since I install them. Easy to configure, Plug n play. Fantastic.

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                5.0

                Blackmagic delivers as expected

                By Feri

                from Tainan

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI:

                  Ease of use, functionality, and reliability – what we have learnt to expect from Blackmagic Design. I bought it to make our JVC HD-GY200 record 1080i59.94 video signal coming out from its own Y/UV component out. Probably the correct way of thinking, since the setup is on the cover page of the BM HyperDeck Shuttle's user manual.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Allpoints

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI:

                    Live production and Live streaming
                    small and compact heavy duty
                    dip switch setting are confusing

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                    5.0

                    SOLID converter

                    By Justin

                    from Manchester, NH

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - Analog to SDI:

                      This thing is RUGGED. Video on the company website shows them running over it with a TANK 3 times and it still works. I'm not planning on testing that anytime soon, but its good to know it can take some abuse. Connections are well protected and somewhat difficult to reach. I'd sugest using a BNC connector tool to make sure you're lines are secure.

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