The Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI w/ Switronix Powertap 12V Power Cable is a B&H kit that fulfills a specific need for DSLR field production teams that want to monitor the HDMI output of their Canon 5D Mk II or other DSLR. Blackmagic Design's Mini Converter HDMI to SDI supplies the conversion hardware in a tiny size that's eminently suited for field productions; all it had been missing was a portable source of regulated 12V power. Now you can send the HDMI output of the Canon DSLR to two HD-SDI monitors in the field, provided you have a battery with P-Tap output (not included).
Switronix's Powertap Blackmagic Converter Cable solves the power problem by facilitating the connection between the Mini Converter's 12V input and a brick battery's P-Tap output. It converts the battery's unregulated 11-17V DC power to the regulated 12V DC power that the Mini Converter requires to translate a DSLR's HDMI to professional HD-SDI for field monitoring. The Blackmagic Mini Converter features a cable tie point that secures the power supply connection, thus preventing an accidental power disruption. This kit offers both the video signal converter and the power converter necessary for HD-SDI monitoring of the Canon 5D's output.