Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K


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Product Highlights

  • Durable Design for On-Location Uses
  • Single Link SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI Input
  • Component, Composite, & S-Video Output
  • SD, HD, UHD 4K & DCI 4K Input Signals
  • Automatic Input Signal Detection
  • Redundant SDI Input & Looped SDI Output
  • Analog & AES-EBU Digital Audio Outputs
  • 24-Bit, 48 kHz Audio
  • Control via DIP Switches or Software
  • USB 2.0 Port for Firmware Updates
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Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA4K overview

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The Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K from Blackmagic Design allows you to convert Single Link SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI to analog SD/HD component, composite, or S-Video. The down-converter lets you to connect professional SDI equipment with output resolutions up to Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) and DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) with SD and HD analog video monitors and other equipment. This heavy duty model is machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum so it's durable enough for the most demanding live productions and outside broadcast environments. With a compact form factor and easy-to-use controls, the Mini Converter Heavy Duty is ideal for a variety of broadcast, post production, and professional AV applications.

Using 6G-SDI technology, the Mini Converter Heavy Duty supports resolutions up to UHD 4K at up to 30 fps and DCI 4K at 24 fps. It also supports Single Link SD, HD, and 3G-SDI signals and automatically detects the input video format. A redundant SDI input is provided as an optional back up, and an SDI loop-through output is available for sending the SDI signal to an additional device. Up to 16 channels of de-embedded SDI input audio can be output as AES/EBU digital audio or balanced analog audio output via 1/4" output jacks.

Settings are controlled using the built-in DIP switches or via USB using the included software for Max OS X or Windows computers. The USB port also enables the firmware to be updated. For powering the device, a 12V power supply is included with international socket adapters.

Additional Features
  • Machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum
  • Capable of withstanding the weight of largest OB vehicles
  • 4:2:2 sampling and color precision
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz audio sampling
  • Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601 standards
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K
  • Software CD
  • 12V Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA4K specs

    Video Input 1x 6G-SDI
    1x 6G-SDI redundant input
    Video Output 3x BNC connectors
    Analog SD/HD component, NTSC/PAL composite, and S-Video
    Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of SD, HD, or 6G SDI signals
    Reclocking Yes
    Audio Input Embedded audio from SDI input
    Audio Output 2x 1/4" jack, 2 channels of analog or AES/EBU digital audio
    Format Support SD:
    NTSC 525/29.97 and 525/23.98
    PAL 625/25

    720p 59.94/60
    1080i 50/59.94/60
    1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

    2048x1080PsF 23.98/24/25
    2048/1080p 23.98/24/25

    3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    4096x2160p 24
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
    SDI Video Rates Switchable between SD, HD, 3G, and 6G SDI
    SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2
    SDI Audio Sampling 24-bit, 48 kHz
    SDI Color Precision 4:2:2
    SDI Color Space YUV
    SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects SD, HD, 3G, or 6G-SDI
    Analog Format Support SD:
    NTSC 525/23.98 and 525/29.97
    PAL 625/25

    720p 50/59.94/60
    1080i 50/59.94/60
    1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    Analog Color Precision 4:2:2
    HDMI Color Space YUV
    Format Conversion HD down conversion
    Settings Control DIP switches or USB software for Mac PS X and Windows
    Firmware Upgradeable Via USB 2.0
    Power Supply 12 VDC
    Power Consumption 8.04 W
    Operational Voltage Range 12 VDC
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104° F (0 to 40 ° C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 113° F (-20 to 45 ° C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
    Dimensions 5 x 4.2 x 1.2" (12.7 x 10.7 x 3 cm)
    Weight 1.14 lb (0.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 6.3 x 2.6"

    Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA4K reviews

    Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog 4K is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not convert correctly most of the time I (try to) use this to convert SDI feeds to composite video when I need a composite feed but only SDI is available. Most of the time the converter does not work correctly. Most of the time the composite output is an unsynchable hash that shows up on monitors as diagonal stripes. When it does synch, red and blue are reversed so the color is all wrong (greens is not affected). On rare occasions it outputs a stable composite signal with correct color. It usually takes several dozens of power ups to get a usable output. Once I have a correct output, often taking hours to achieve, I never turn the system off until the job is done. As for so many of their product issues, Blackmagic has known about this problem for over a year but does not have a firmware fix, and offers no idea when one will be available. To quote my most recent support exchange with them, This is something that has been reported to us and have passed along to our engineering team. Unfortunately, I do not have a timeframe for when this will be addressed. Blackmagic software and firmware is riddled with bugs and they make no effort to provide timely fixes. I have two Hyperdecks for over two years with their own set of software issues,and the story is the same, they know about the problems but have no idea when or how they will be fixed. Save yourself a lot of headaches and buy from another manufacturer, even if it costs more.
    Date published: 2016-05-13
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