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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to HDMI

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Product Highlights
  • Rugged Machined Aluminum
  • SDI to HDMI Conversion
  • 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI In (Redundant Input)
  • 1x HDMI Out
  • 1x SDI Loop Out
  • AES/EBU & Balanced Analog Audio Outputs
  • Audio De-Embedding from the SDI Signal
  • USB Input & Mini Switches for Settings
  • Dust & Dirt Resistant

The Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to HDMI from Blackmagic Design is an extremely rugged device that accepts a 3G/HD/SD-SDI signal via two redundant inputs and converts it to an HDMI output. From the SDI input signal you can choose to de-embed the audio to the balanced AES/EBU or L/R analog audio inputs. There's also an SDI loop output. Use this device to convert video from sources such as professional camcorders or I/O devices and output to affordable, high-quality HDMI displays for monitoring.

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 de-embedding the input audio to the analog or AES/EBU audio outputs
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
Redundant SDI Input
This Mini Converter features a redundant input for mission-critical tasks such as broadcast or live events. You can connect a redundant cable to the second input, so if the main input is lost due to cable damage or any other cause, Mini Converter will automatically switch over to the redundant input cable. This lets you use Mini Converters in locations where crowds or the environment might cause cable damage, or lets you place Mini Converters in hard-to-reach locations such as roof-mounted video projectors. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. This loop-through SDI connection is also great if you need more than two audio channels, as you can connect the loop-through to another Mini Converter (sold separately) to de-embed extra audio channels
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. With advanced 3 Gb/s SDI technology, every Mini Converter is fully compatible with your SD and HD equipment, and can be updated via USB. Use our Converter Utility to make adjustments right from your laptop
International Power Supply
A high-quality, low-noise universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. To stop power from being disconnected accidentally, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tightly and securely
Input 1x SDI (switchable between SD, HD & 3 Gb/s SDI; auto-detects SD or HD)
1x SDI redundant input (automatically switches over if main SDI input is lost)
Output 1x HDMI
1x SDI (automatically matches the SD, HD, or 3 Gb/s input)
2x Channels of balanced analog audio (via standard 1/4" jacks)
2x Channels of balanced AES/EBU digital audio (output shared with analog audio via one of the 1/4" jacks)
Updates and Configuration Via USB 2.0 high speed (480 Mb/s)
Standards SDI Format Support: 625p25 PAL, 525p29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080PsF/25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60
HDMI Format Support: 625p25 PAL, 525p29.97 NTSC, 625p50 PAL, 525p59.94 NTSC, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60
Compliance SDI: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
Video Sampling SDI: 4:2:2
Audio Sampling SDI: 48 kHz and 24-bit
Color Precision SDI: 4:2:2
HDMI: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Color Space SDI: YUV
HDMI: YUV and RGB
Re-clocking Yes
Settings Control Mini switches or USB software
Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application
Power 12V DC (universal power supply included, with international socket adapters)
Power Consumption 110V: 82mA
220V: 41mA
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to HDMI
  • Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignMini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to HDMI
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • Independent films (3)
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      5.0

      Works as it should - no surprises

      By Jim

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • In The Studio

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

        I use this together with the BM Component to SDI converter to feed an Atomos recorder from my JVC HD110. Altogether perhaps a pricey way to keep the camera in service but getting a few more years of use out of the camera was worth it. I fooled around with several "consumer" Component to HDMI converters but they weren't reliable so I went with the pair of Black Magic converters and I'm happy with the result.

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        5.0

        Great Little gadget

        By Director Ducatti | Ambition

        from NYC

        About Me Business Owner

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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 - SDI to HDMI:

          Looking for something to go from SDI to HDMI this is great at what it does.

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          5.0

          Works Like a Charm at 120 ghz

          By Victor Y

          from Tampa, Florida

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

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

            I use this mini converter with a Vizio 120ghz HD TV as a monitor for my Black Magic camera. It works great with this TV but needed the faster TV processor. It did not work well with my 60 ghz TV monitor. The feed must be too strong for a cheap TV monitor so I had to upgrade. Now it's perfect.

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            5.0

            Slowly replacing other units with these

            By Scott

            from Indianapolis, IN

            Pros

            • Dependable
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I work for a church with a large installed video system. We're running HD/SDI all over the building and end up at several flat screen tvs and projectors with nothing more professional than an HDMI input.

                Our original install included AJA adaptors all over the building and I've slowly been swapping them out for these Blackmagic units. The AJA units were fine at first but I've had at least 3 now that have stopped working after 1-2 years. A peer at another church in town recommended trying the Blackmagic converts and I've been thrilled with them.

                They have proven themselves to be more reliable than the AJA Hi5-3D units and at a lower price.

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                5.0

                Does just what it says it does.

                By River City Camera

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

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

                  I use this converter to allow me to use a low cost, HDTV LED to provide an additional on set monitor for non- critical image viewing.

                  Excellent performance, with loop through HD-SDI for an additional high end monitor for critical image evaluation.

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                  5.0

                  Great Rugged Tool

                  By Ken C

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  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 Heavy Duty - SDI to HDMI:

                    I have used the non-heavy duty Black Magic conveters before and for the small cost difference, these heavy huty units are the way to go. The unit seems to be a lot more rugged then the original one. Converter does what it suppose to do. All of the Black magic converters seem robust and do the job. I own a slew of BM converters and for the price they are the way to go.

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