DECIMATOR MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter

DECIMATOR MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter

DECIMATOR MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter

DECIMATOR MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter

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Product Highlights

  • HDMI & 3G-SDI Input
  • Converts HDMI to SDI & SDI to HDMI
  • SD/HD/3G Test Pattern Generator
  • Upscales/Downscales, Converts Frame Rate
  • HDMI, 2 x SDI Loop Through & 2 x SDI Out
  • 14 Different Conversion Modes
  • LCD Info Screen with Button Controls
  • Threaded Locking Power Connector
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  • 1Description

Combining SD, HD, and 3G test pattern generation with capabilities usually reserved for a computer controlled scaler/converter the DECIMATOR MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter is a small independent device that features the same proven cross converter found in DECIMATOR's larger MD-DUCC. The DD-Cross 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 included test pattern generator of the MD-Cross supports 26 selectable output formats with 54 test patterns. It features one HDMI output, one loop through SDI 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
The HDMI or SDI input can be scaled and/or frame rate converted to the required standard.
The MD-Cross 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-Cross.
The unit features adjustable Title Safe, Action Safe, and static center cross overlays. The unit also supports text overlays.
The unit supports 54 test patterns, including Luma and Chroma Zone-plates.
The unit supports 16 channels of audio level metering overlays.
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.
In the Box
DECIMATOR MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter
  • Universal Power Supply
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description


    Inputs HDMI: 1 x Type A
    SD/HD.3G-SDI: 1 x BNC
    Outputs HDMI: 1
    SD/HD.3G-SDI: 3 x BNC (1 x Active Loop-Through, 2 x output)
    SDI Formats Supported 3G: SMPTE 424M 2.97 and 2.967 Gb/s
    1080p: 60/59.94/50 Hz

    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, Test Pattern Generator (TPG), and Scaler
    • HDMI output type and source from HDMI IN, SDI IN, TPG or Scaler
    • Scaler source, format and Aspect Controls
    • Full control for Audio Meter Overlays
    • Full control for Safe Action, Safe Title and Centre Cross Overlays
    • Full control for Text Overlays
    • Full control for Format Status Overlays
    Power 5 to 32 VDC
    Pin Positive
    Dimensions 3.1 x 4.8 x 1.2" / 79.5 x 123 x 29.5 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 6.2 x 2.5"


    MD-Cross V2 Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from even better value now at lower price I wanted two functions particularly:1) signal format display. Some devices require 59.94 timebase and all my other devices lump 59.94 and 60. This unit gives the actual value, and the readout is the first thing that shows in the display. The measurement is available even if both hdmi and sdi outputs are sending test pattern.2) standalone test generator. You have to change the tpg reference to free-run to make it generate its own test patterns. The default is to refer to sdi, as another reviewer found.The interface conversion with frame-rate adaptation is a really good value. If you don't need the test patterns get the MD-HX.
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MD-Cross Miniature and Storage Case Best new scaling device for show techs since the Image-Pro. Scales both ways SDI/HDMI at the same time. Test pattern generator and LCD readouts for the input and output resolution make it a great tool for faxing out a system and testing lines. Set the ref to internal for stand alone TG use. Recommend using the PC app for config setup, it's just quicker than the built in menus. I discovered that this little decimator also fits like a glove in a Case Logic portable hard drive case. Great for storage and protection and even comes in red to match. B&H # CAQHDC101R No I do not work for them or B&H
    Date published: 2016-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic Box Great little tool that can save the show in this transitional SDI/HDMI world. Lots of capability, but you need to pay attention to the settings on the output, as some things are not intuitive. MOST counter-intuitive things are that SDI 1 default setting is LOOP, not SOURCE, and that the default is NOT scaling the output, though that is what would seem to be going on from the display. FUN moving test patterns could be used for '70s band background. Download the updates online & the onscreen menus will make more sense if you plug into a computer with the USB cable the first time you use it. Wish they still had the red/orange power supply like the earlier versions - made it easier to keep everything together.
    Date published: 2016-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Video Multitool A must have for any video tech. Makes life so much easier. An important note: An earlier review mentioned you need an input use the test pattern generator which almost prevented me from buying this but isn't true. You absolutely can output a test pattern without an input source, you just need to switch the TPG to Free Run in the control section. Quick and easy switch to get to with the software. Image attached. As an added bonus, their customer service is very pleasant. Had an issue, solved quickly.
    Date published: 2016-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Toolbox Essential Great problem solver in the field; With an easily constructed battery supply I made I now have a multiformat HDSDI/HDMI and multichannel embedded audio test generator! Scaling multiformat/framerate signals from playback devices and web feeds has been a snap. For the price the best pull-your-rear-out-of-the-fire box out there! Only giving it 4 stars 'cause I want it to be able to genlock incoming signals to a house ref (It WILL lock to a source input for a locked tpg)!
    Date published: 2015-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised with one exception The device is a great little unit. My only complaint is that you have to have a video signal going into it to use the test pattern generator. The unit can not stand alone as a signal generator. I may have missed something here but it would have been nice if it mentioned that in the specs. I don't really need a test signal generator if I already have a signal to reference. Would have probably skipped this feature and bought the cheaper unit.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swiss Army Knife for the Digital Age I bought this little box to solve a down-conversion problem on a recent shoot. I figured it would be handy to have in any number of situations but i had no idea how many. For the price of a single converter, you get HDMI to SDI, SDI to HDMI, format conversion on one side or the other, dozens of test signals, dozens of formats, safe area graticules and text overlays. You can do a simple conversion in one direction and any function in the second direction, or you can use the whole box to convert and/or overlay from a single source (SDI or HDMI), and it has two (identical) SDI outputs. For example, you could convert an HDMI camera signal to SDI to send it to a switcher and also overlay a safe area graticule back to an HDMI camera monitor. It takes a little planning because you have to route signals inside the converter in the correct order, but it is really powerful. I received no compensation from Decimator for this review. I just like the new tool in my digital kit.
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cannot scale 1920 x 1200 This is a great scaler for broadcast and SMPTE purposes. Unfortunately it cannot scale a native computer resolution of 1920 x 1200 (16x10)
    Date published: 2016-04-28
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