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DECIMATOR MD-HX Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter with Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion

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DECIMATOR MD-HX Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter with Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion
Key Features
  • HDMI & 3G-SDI Input
  • Converts HDMI to SDI & SDI to HDMI
  • Upscales/Downscales, Converts Frame Rate
  • HDMI, 2 x SDI Loop Through & 2 x SDI Out
Combining capabilities usually reserved for a computer controlled converter the DECIMATOR MD-HX Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter with Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion is a small independent device that features the same proven cross converter found in DECIMATOR's larger MD-DUCC. The MD-HX features both an HDMI and a 3G-SDI input, and can cross convert either signal to the other. It features a built-in scaler and frame rate converter as well, allowing you to convert the input signal to your required output standard.
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DECIMATOR DD-HX Overview

Combining capabilities usually reserved for a computer controlled converter the DECIMATOR MD-HX Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter with Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion is a small independent device that features the same proven cross converter found in DECIMATOR's larger MD-DUCC. The MD-HX features both an HDMI and a 3G-SDI input, and can cross convert either signal to the other. It features a built-in scaler and frame rate converter as well, allowing you to convert the input signal to your required output standard.

The MD-HX features one HDMI output and two pairs of 3G-SDI outputs, controllable via fourteen selectable conversion modes, providing you with a variety of modes to fit your needs. This converter does not require a computer or DIP switches to control as it incorporates a small LCD screen for menu functions, and four buttons for control. It comes with a power supply with locking power cable to prevent accidental power loss during use.

Note:
Firmware Release 2.0.6 adds 3G-SDI Level B support for 1080p60/59.94/50 for this model, as well as the ability to set the SDI output to 3G level A or B and convert between A and B. It also enables horizontal and vertical image flipping via the built-in scaler.
14 Conversion Modes
1. SDI In to HDMI and SDI Out
2. SDI In to SDI Out and HDMI In to HDMI Out
3. SDI In to SDI Out and Scaled SDI In to HDMI Out
4. SDI In to SDI Out and Scaled HDMI In to HDMI Out
5. HDMI In to SDI Out and SDI In to HDMI Out
6. HDMI In to HDMI and SDI Out
7. HDMI In to SDI Out and Scaled SDI In to HDMI Out
8. HDMI In to SDI Out and Scaled HDMI In to HDMI Out
9. Scaled SDI In to SDI Out and SDI In to HDMI Out
10. Scaled SDI In to SDI Out and HDMI In to HDMI Out
11. Scaled SDI In to HDMI and SDI Out
12. Scaled HDMI In to SDI Out and SDI In to HDMI Out
13. Scaled HDMI In to SDI Out and HDMI In to HDMI Out
14. Scaled HDMI In to HDMI and SDI Out
HDMI to SDI / SDI to HDMI
The HDMI or SDI input can be scaled and/or frame rate converted to the required standard.
Four SD/HD/3G-SDI outputs allow the converter to be used as a 1 to 4 distribution amplifier. SDI output pair 1 can either be a copy of the SDI input (default) or the same as pair 2.
The MD-HX incorporates an LCD and button control system. This gives you access to features that have usually require a computer. Adjusting DIP switches or having access to a computer to change a simple setting are no needed with the MD-HX.
The audio pairs in the SDI and HDMI outputs can be rearranged as required.
The unit incorporates a USB port for control and firmware updates.

DECIMATOR DD-HX Specs

InputsHDMI: 1 x Type A
SD/HD.3G-SDI: 1 x BNC
OutputsHDMI: 1 x Type A
SD/HD.3G-SDI: 4 x BNC (2 x Active Loop Through or addition outputs, 2 x output)
SDI Formats Supported3G: SMPTE 424M 2.97 and 2.967 Gb/s
1080p: 60/59.94/50Hz

HD: SMPTE 292M/274M/296M 1.485 and 1.435 Gb/s
1080i: 60/59.94/50 Hz
1080p/psf: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98 Hz
720p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 Hz

SD: SMPTE 259M 270 Mb/s
525i: 59.94
625i: 50
Control Buttons
  • SDI output source from HDMI IN, SDI IN, Scaler
  • SDI output 1 is loop
  • HDMI output type and source from HDMI IN, SDI IN, Scaler
  • Scaler source, reference, format and Aspect Controls
  • Audio pair routing for HDMI and SDI output
  • LCD backlight off time
  • Back to Status time
Power5 to 32 VDC
Pin Positive
Dimensions3.1 x 4.8 x 1.2" / 79.5 x 123 x 29.5 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 6.2 x 2.6"

DECIMATOR DD-HX Reviews

Troubleshooting made easy

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-27

This is one of the most versatile of the Decimator family. It belongs in every road bag.

Solved my flickering video problem

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

At my church, we have a computer running MediaShout and outputting HDMI to our video switcher for broadcast live stream. The stream gets converted from HDMI to SDI in order to connect to our BlackMagic Design Video Switcher. We had been using a cheap $60 converter but had problems with video flickering whenever it included a picture or video. We replaced the converter with a Decimator and it solved the problem. Going through its scaler handled any problem we could throw at it. No more flickering video. This product works.

Awesome

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

The unit arrived when expected and functions as advertised.

Essential for digital productions

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

I've used this device for 100's of shows. When I was on the road it was my all-in-one problem solver. I've never seen one fail even once. Need a computer to sync to your switcher? Decimator. Need to loop out a program feed while also converting it for a capture card on a different connection? Decimator. I'm only here to see if it dropped in price so I can buy even more!

Excellent product

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

This is the best universal converter that just works for tge price

I need more practice

By Jesus
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-26

I need more practice with this device, before I can give an honest opinion, but I like the red encasing.

Decimator worked great

By Vic
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

Glad I purchased this unit. A real problem solver with lots of flexibility.

Essential for any video production

By Will
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

I've worked hundreds of shows with Decimators and have never had a device or tool more valuable in a pinch. It's the perfect swiss army knife to make sure signals are scaled and formatted correctly for your system - I carry two in my kit to every show I work and they have saved me too many times to count. Every video professional and event venue needs these!

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