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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - HDMI to SDI

B&H # BLMCONHDHDMS Mfr # CONVMH/DUTYBHS
You Pay: $327.75
Product Highlights
  • Rugged Machined Aluminum
  • HDMI to SDI Conversion
  • 1x HDMI Input
  • 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI Out
  • AES/EBU & Balanced Analog Audio Inputs
  • Audio Embedding to the SDI Signal
  • USB Input & Mini Switches for Settings
  • Dust & Dirt Resistant

The Mini Converter Heavy Duty - HDMI to SDI from Blackmagic Design is an extremely rugged device that accepts an HDMI signal converts it to a 3G/HD/SD-SDI output (a second loop-through SDI output is also provided). To the SDI output signal you can choose to embed the HDMI audio or the signals from the balanced AES/EBU or L/R analog audio inputs. Use this device to convert video from sources such as prosumer camcorders, or add SDI outputs to computers with HDMI or DVI outputs (DVI input via converter – not included) so you can integrate it into your SDI-based video system.

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 I/O
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. It supports 24-bit analog and digital audio, HDMI audio, and embedding the input audio to the SDI output signal
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 1x HDMI
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 HDMI input
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s) for updates and configuration
Re-clocking Yes
Format Support SDI: 625p25 PAL, 525p29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080PsF/25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60 (connections automatically switch between SD, HD, and 3G)

HDMI: 625p25 PAL, 525p29.97 NTSC, 625p50 PAL, 525p59.94 NTSC, 1080p23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94/60, 720p50, 720p59.94/60, 1080p50, and 1080p59.94/60
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/HDMI: 4:2:2
Color Space SDI/HDMI: 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
Format Conversion HD down conversion
Power Requirement 12V DC (power supply included)
Operational voltage range: 12-31V DC
Power Consumption 110V: 60 mA
220V: 30 mA
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - HDMI to SDI
  • Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter Heavy Duty - HDMI to SDI
     
    4.8

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    • Easy to use (4)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Compact (3)

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        4.0

        Great little scan converter!

        By Dillerj

        from Washington DC

        About Me Broadcast Engineer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Keeps Signal Digital
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality
        • Very Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • None for the price

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • In The Studio

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

        we use this product to convert the HDMI out of our laptops to SDI so they can be switched into a multi cam recording. Its great because it will down-convert the signal to SD-SDI and the computer program interface is very self explanatory. I wish it had some preset buttons on it, so we didn't have to hook it to our engineering computer every time we wanted to make a change, and it would be great if it could be USB powered to reduce the amount of power outlets needed but all in all you can't beat it for the price!

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        5.0

        Well built and performs well

        By JPM

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I am using this to convert the output of a wireless HDMI transmitter to SDI for production use with steadicam. It works flawlessly, as well as being very well built. I have used the older mini-converter and, I personally, think the extra 40 dollars is very much worth the extra build quality. The only downside to that is it is a bit heavier than the older model. but that is minor in the grand scheme of things.

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            5.0

            Buy this

            By AlCaz

            from Montréal, CAN

            About Me Business Owner

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Buy this one if you have to buy a converter. Built like a tank! I just wish it would couvert every possible resolution.

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                5.0

                Very well built, works like a charm

                By MM

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Professional Artist

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                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 Heavy Duty - HDMI to SDI:

                  Highly reccommend this model over the "standard" one, because it's encased in a more heavy dutier construction. You can easily attach velcro to one side or both, and mount this thing anywhere. A MUST for canon DSLR users, especially the 7d, to convert your signal to SDI for use with a Steadicam let's say.

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