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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber Switronix Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24") Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Convert SDI to Optical Fiber
  • Bi-Directional Capability
  • Advanced 3Gb/s SDI Technology
  • Field Battery Power via Converter Cable
  • Kit Enables Long Cable Runs for Cameras
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit pairs a Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber with a Switronix Powertap Blackmagic Converter Cable. The pairing enables the field use of the SDI-to-optical fiber device by converting the unregulated DC power from an existing Li-Ion brick-style battery with a Powertap output (not included) to match the 12V power input of the Mini Converter.

The bi-directional Mini Converter features 10-bit optical fiber input/output with LC type connections. It's capable of switching between SD, HD, and 3G SDI video signals. By facilitating battery power to the Blackmagic Optical Fiber converter, this kit opens up the possibility of sending the HD-SDI or SD-SDI output of a camera to a production truck or studio over an extremely long optical fiber cable. Forget sub-1000 ft (sub-305 m) SDI cable runs; optical fiber allows you to send a video signal on journeys up to 147,000 ft (44,805 m) in SD and up to 82,000 ft (24,993 m) for converted 3Gb/s SDI.

The kit's Switronix cable accepts a battery's Powertap output and supplies regulated 12V power to the Blackmagic Mini Converter, enabling its use in the field. The cable also features an inline female Powertap output (unregulated 11-17V DC power) for powering an accessory such as an on-camera LED light with a corresponding power input. The Blackmagic Mini Converter features a cable tie point that secures the power supply connection, thus preventing an accidental power disruption.

  • Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

    With its continued excellence in advanced broadcast conversion capabilities, Blackmagic introduces its Mini Converter Optical Fiber. Designed and built with both video broadcasters and studio facility insatllation pundits in mind, this high-quality, cost effective conversion box offers bi-directional SDI to optical fiber conversion capabilities; and each direction can be completely independent of each other.

    This Mini Converter is capable of switching between SD, HD and 3G-SDI video formats; and with optical fiber input/output LC type connections at a 10-bit rate, enjoy long cable runs up to 147,000 ft (44,805 m) in SD, and up to 82,000 ft (24,993 m) at 3G-SDI. Moreover, 3G-SDI technology is fully compatible with all your studio and field SD and HD-SDI equipment.

    Due to its identical bit-stream as conventional SDI, the Mini Converter's optical conversion provides future proof data speed protection; upgrades can be loaded via its built-in high speed USB 2.0 connection. The advantage of converting SDI to optical fiber is when SDI data speeds increase in the future, you will ensure the longevity of the optical fiber cable install as existing cables will easily handle much higher SDI data speeds.

    Future Proof Data Speed Protection
    The Mini Converter Optical Fiber box eliminates the need of replacing SDI cables in your studio or facility every time a new higher-quality video standard is introduced, which will require higher data speeds - converting SDI to optical fiber ensures longer cabling distances without sacrificing quality. In addition, this box uses a SMPTE standard 1310nm optical fiber laser driver while utilizing standard LC type connectors.
    Optical Fiber Conversion Advantages
    Optical fiber SDI easily switches between SD, HD and 2K, as it has an identical bit-stream to conventional SDI.
    High-Speed USB 2.0 Port
    This box offers a USB 2.0 port for future software upgrades via Mac OS X and Windows.
    Universal Power Supply
    Included is a universal power supply with international plug adapters for international usage.
    Added Protection
    The Blackmagic mini converter features a cable tie point that secures the power supply connection, thus preventing an accidental power disruption.
  • Switronix Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24")

    The Switronix Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24") comes with a regulated 12V connector jack to power the Black Magic Mini Converter with an inline female P-Tap connector for 12VDC, and features both red and green LED indicators to display battery power status. It can be used with a Switronix accessory or individually with a PRO-X series Lithium Ion battery, and is housed in an enclosure.

    Length - 24"
    Comes with a regulated 12V connector jack to power the Black Magic Mini Converter with an inline female P-Tap connector for 12VDC
    Features both red and green LED indicators to display battery power status
    Can be used with a Switronix accessory or individually with a PRO-X series Lithium Ion battery
    Housed in an enclosure
    UPC: 184323001309
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  • Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber
    Type Converter
    Supports Optical Fiber, SD, HD and 3G-SDI

    Only single-mode LC type fiber optic cables are recommended for all fiber optic connections below
    Bit Rate 10-bit
    SDI Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/23.98 NTSC, 525/29.97 NTSC, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p25
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M‐B, ITU­‐R BT.656, ITU­‐R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI
    Sampling 4:2:2 (SDI)
    Analog Format Support 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
    Input SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3G-SDI): x1
    Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
    Output SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3G-SDI): x1
    Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
    Other 1 x USB 2.0
    Audio 8-Channel Embedded (Optical Fiber LC)
    Power 12 VDC (supplied power supply)
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.6 x 0.8" (96.5 x 91.4 x 20.3 mm)
    Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
    Color Black
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.4 x 2.6"
  • Switronix Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24")
    Input 11-17V DC
    Output Output for Camera: DC12v, 2.5A
    Output for P-Tap: DC 11-17v, Unregulated
    LED Indicators Green: Power Input
    Red: Camera Power Output
    Length (in) 24"
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.3 x 2.4"

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