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DECIMATOR MD-LX HDMI/SDI Bidirectional Converter

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DECIMATOR
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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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

Input1 x HDMI type A
1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
1 x Micro-USB port for power, control, and firmware updates
Output1 x HDMI type A
1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
HDMI Format Support1920 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 Support3G-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
PowerUSB: 4.4 to 5.25 VDC
Uses under 2.5 W
Dimensions2.4 x 2.9 x 0.9" / 6 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 5.15 x 2.45"

DECIMATOR DD-LX Reviews

Just buy a decimator

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

After a few years muddling around with other converters that died at the most in-opportune times, I realized that I should have just bought these. Just buy a decimator.

Does what it promises

By Martin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

Signal on all ports, LEDs light up, simple yet smart...good unit, good company!

Solid and Converts SDI to HDMI and Vice Versa

By Rex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-01

A great sdi/hdmi convertor box for whatever you need it for. I use it with a Canon C200 B and it works perfectly. It comes with a USB power wire and wall plug with interchangeable adapters for use in many different countries. I highly recommend this convertor over the BMD Micro Convertor.

Durable & Dependable

By Rex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-26

Great little SDI/HDMI+HDMI/SDI Converter. I use with my Canon C200 B to send the SDI signal to my external monitor and this unit works every time. I recommend this unit over the BMD MicroConverter.

Great Product. Superb Service

By Jermaine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-09

The product does what expect and works with both Mac and PC machines as well as projectors and tvs in converting and running the signal over distance. Perfect for our setup. The BH team was great and super fast, even during the holiday rush. Best prices out there. Thank You team

Feels my need perfectly

By Stiles,
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-22

I have used this unit at other events. It works perfectly in long runs of SDI cable converting to HDMI. I have yet to use this particular one I just purchased but I expect the same results.

Problem Solver

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

I had been using an HDMI to SDI converter with two SDI outs and another converter to make one of the SDI outputs back into HDMI. This unit allows me to do all of that in one compact, high quality piece with better picture than before. Well worth the money!

These Do the Job and Do It Well - Very Solid Product!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

Our place of worship employ several of these in our 3G-SDI livestream production set up. We have never had any issues with them or their operation. We have employed them both converting HDMI to SDI as well as SDI to HDMI (for display panels). We installed these unit in the summer of 2020 and they have performed flawlessly. Great product!

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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

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

Is it possible to connect an SDI-in and it ...

Is it possible to connect an SDI-in and it simultaneously releases SDI -out and HDMI-out together?
Asked by: Hafaka
Yes. Setting can be changed via usb control panel. According to manufacture you can connect an SDI-in and it simultaneously releases SDI -out and HDMI-out together with no control panel setting adjustments.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-03
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