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DECIMATOR MD-LX HDMI/SDI Bidirectional Converter

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DECIMATOR MD-LX HDMI/SDI Bidirectional Converter
Key Features
  • Pocket-Sized Bidirectional Converter
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI Input and Output
  • Multiple Input/Output Conversion Modes
The DECIMATOR MD-LX is a pocket-sized bidirectional converter featuring an HDMI input and output on one side, and 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and output on the other. It supports up to Full HD 1080p60 resolution and offers multiple input/output conversion modes.
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Expected availability: Summer 2024
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DECIMATOR DD-LX Overview

The DECIMATOR MD-LX is a pocket-sized bidirectional converter featuring an HDMI input and output on one side, and 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and output on the other. It supports up to Full HD 1080p60 resolution and offers multiple input/output conversion modes.

Conversion Modes
  • Auto select: Active input to all outputs, or SDI-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-SDI if both inputs are active
  • HDMI input to SDI output and SDI input to HDMI output
  • SDI input to HDMI and SDI outputs
  • HDMI input to HDMI and SDI outputs
Other Features
  • Supports 3G Level A and B and allows for conversion between both
  • USB port for power, control, and firmware upgrades
  • HDMI and SDI input locks

DECIMATOR DD-LX Specs

Input
1 x HDMI type A
1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
1 x Micro-USB port for power, control, and firmware updates
Output
1 x HDMI type A
1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
HDMI Format Support
1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60
1280 x 720p 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
625i 50
525i 59.94
SDI Format Support
3G-A or 3G-B:
SMPTE 424M at 2.97 and 2.967 Gb/s
1080p 50/59.94/60

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

SD:
SMPTE 259M at 270 Mb/s
625i 50
525i 59.94
Power
USB: 4.4 to 5.25 VDC
Uses under 2.5 W
Dimensions
2.4 x 2.9 x 0.9" / 6 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.3 x 5.15 x 2.45"

DECIMATOR DD-LX Reviews

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Will this convert an HDMI signal from 1080p to ...

Will this convert an HDMI signal from 1080p to 1080i?
Asked by: Kevin
I'm afraid not. This product is just a Bidirectional Converter that will change SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. It does not do frame rate conversions and scaling. For that you would need to look at the DECIMATOR MD-HX, which is a HDMI/SDI Cross Converter with Scaling & Frame Rate Conversion. https://bhpho.to/2fDbJBb
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-11-14

What type of cable is recommended to send the ...

What type of cable is recommended to send the SDI?
Asked by: Michael
It depends on the distance. I used RG6 quad shield coax.
Answered by: Cindi
Date published: 2019-08-19

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I want to place this between a computer and projector looping through a Blackmagic ATEM. HDMI (Computer) - SDI (ATEM) - SDI (ATEM-AUX) - HDMI (Projector). The question is what happens if the ATEM is off. Will this automatically switch the projector to the Computer HDMI (Computer) - HDMI (Projector)?
Asked by: Daniel H.
As we see it, the outputs are always active so you should be good to go.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Decimator MD-LX - What type of mounting Solution? Can these Devices be stacked in a Rackmounted solution?
Asked by: Gill
This will fit on a 1U shelf. Here are possible solutions: Middle Atlantic UFA Shelf (1 Space) B&H # MIUFA8F1, Gator Cases Racksworks 1U Shelf with Universal Hole Pattern B&H # GAGRWSHELF1U, Camplex Universal Rackmount for Blackmagic Design Micro Converters (1 RU) B&H # CAXBMICRO1RM.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is there any latency in the conversion ?

Is there any latency in the conversion ?
Asked by: Senoga
The latency is not going to be a concern with this converter.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2022-04-26

For the HDCP, is it set to pass through as ...

For the HDCP, is it set to pass through as copyrighted or uncopyrighted? The BM mini converters set to copyright, which is usually not an issue, but I want to covert my SDI camera feed to HDMI into a capture USB device. The USB sees the BM converter as copyrighted, won't pass it. So how does the Decimator output HDCP? Copyright on or off? Thanks
Asked by: Ben
For your use, SDI out of the camera, it should be fine. It has worked for me with all recorders I have tried. I'm surprised your BM converter has that issue if you are coming directly out of camera. I would check to see if your USB capture device isn't the problem.
Answered by: Ledion
Date published: 2020-06-28

Does this include the power supply?

Does this include the power supply?
Asked by: Nathaniel
The unit is able to be powered from a USB port, but if you do not have a USB port available it does come with an adapter that you can connect the USB cable and plug into a 110 outlet.
Answered by: Brian
Date published: 2020-11-05

Does this work with 4K signals or just 1080P?

Does this work with 4K signals or just 1080P?
Asked by: Adam
No. 3G Sdi only. Use Freak Show for 4K
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2019-03-06
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