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Blackmagic Design Micro Converter Bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G

BH #BLBCSDIHDMI3 • MFR #CONVBDC/SDI/HDMI03G
Blackmagic Design Micro Converter Bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G
Key Features
  • Simultaneous SDI to HDMI & HDMI to SDI
  • 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI & 1x HDMI Input/Output
  • Supports up to DCI 2K60 Video
  • BMPCC Control & Tally via SDI Switcher
Easily combine SDI and HDMI components in your video setup with the Micro Converter Bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G from Blackmagic Design. This compact bidirectional converter can simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and vice versa, even when using different standards, and it supports resolutions up to DCI 2K in SDI and 1080p60 in HDMI. It also offers camera control conversion for Blackmagic HDMI cameras like the BMPCC 4K or 6K, enabling you to use them with an SDI-based live switcher. The Micro Converter Bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G features HDMI timecode support, SDI re-clocking for stability over long cable runs, support for a wide range of pro broadcast resolutions including cine-style 48 fps, and both HDMI and SDI embedded audio input and output.
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Blackmagic Design Micro Converter Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact, Rugged Design
  • 3Simultaneous Conversion
  • 4HDMI Camera Control
  • 5SDI & HDMI Timecode
  • 6SDI Re-Clocking
  • 7Wider Resolution Support
  • 8Embedded Audio
  • 9LED Indicators
  • 10Versatile Power Options

Easily combine SDI and HDMI components in your video setup with the Micro Converter Bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G from Blackmagic Design. This compact bidirectional converter can simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and vice versa, even when using different standards, and it supports resolutions up to DCI 2K in SDI and 1080p60 in HDMI. It also offers camera control conversion for Blackmagic HDMI cameras like the BMPCC 4K or 6K, enabling you to use them with an SDI-based live switcher. The Micro Converter Bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G features HDMI timecode support, SDI re-clocking for stability over long cable runs, support for a wide range of pro broadcast resolutions including cine-style 48 fps, and both HDMI and SDI embedded audio input and output.

This pocket-sized converter features a sturdy metal housing with power and signal LED status indicators and rugged connector interfaces. A USB Type-C port enables the Bidirectional SDI/HDMI converter to easily connect to and be powered by large-screen monitors, laptops, desktop computers, or projectors. You can also power this converter using the separately available 100-240 VAC power supply, complete with four international socket adapters.

Compact, Rugged Design
  • Robust metal housing and rugged connectors.
  • USB Type-C port for powering via a compatible component like a monitor or laptop.
  • Updatable via the USB Type-C port and your Mac or PC.
Simultaneous Conversion
  • Use the bidirectional Micro Converter to convert HDMI to 3G-SDI and 3G-SDI to HDMI simultaneously.
  • Ideal for connecting HDMI consumer components to professional 3G-SDI equipment.
HDMI Camera Control
  • Camera control conversion for the HDMI-output BMPCC 4K or 6K, enables use with an SDI-based live switcher.
SDI & HDMI Timecode
  • HD and SD timecode support.
  • Converts HDMI timecode to SDI and vice versa.
SDI Re-Clocking
  • Built-in re-clocking on 3G-SDI output enables stable output over longer cable runs.
  • Compatible with SMPTE 259M/292M/296M/424M/425M level A and B.
Wider Resolution Support
  • SDI support from NTSC and PAL up to DCI 2Kp60.
  • HDMI support from NTSC and PAL up to 1080p60.
Embedded Audio
  • Supports embedded SDI and HDMI input and output.
LED Indicators
  • LED indicators for video and power signals.
Versatile Power Options
  • Power from a monitor, laptop, or other component using the USB Type-C port.

Blackmagic Design Micro Converter Specs

Video Inputs
1x BNC (3G-SDI)
1x HDMI (2.0)
Audio Inputs
No
Video Outputs
1x BNC (3G-SDI)
1x HDMI (2.0)
Audio Outputs
No
Other I/O
1x USB-C Input
Expansion Slots
No
Input Video Format
SDI (8/10-Bit 4:2:2 RGB, YUV)
DCI 2K at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 2KPsF at 25/29.97/30 fps
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF at 25/29.97/30 fps
1080i at 50/59.94/60 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
480i / 525 lines at 59.94 fps
576i / 625 lines at 50 fps
HDMI (8/10-Bit 4:2:2 RGB, YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i at 50/59.94/60 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
480i / 525 lines at 29.97 fps
576i / 625 lines at 25 fps
Output Video Format
SDI (8/10-Bit 4:2:2 RGB, YUV)
DCI 2K at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 2KPsF at 25/29.97/30 fps
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF at 25/29.97/30 fps
1080i at 50/59.94/60 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
480i / 525 lines at 29.97 fps
576i / 625 lines at 25 fps
Embedded Audio
HDMI/SDI
Standards
Video Standard Compliance
SMPTE 259M/292M/296M/424M/425M-A/425M-B
HDR Compatibility
No
Hardware
Tally Light
No
Wireless
No
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.15
macOS 11.1 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
Power
Power I/O
1x USB-C (4.4 to 5.2 VDC) Input
Power Consumption
2.5 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90%
General
Dimensions
3.13 x 1.8 x 0.98" / 79.5 x 45.7 x 24.89 mm
Weight
5.9 oz / 167 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.2 x 2.5 x 1.2"

Blackmagic Design Micro Converter Reviews

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Would the BiDirectional facilitate record ...

Would the BiDirectional facilitate record start/stop triggering of my MixPre 6ii by my UMP G1 (that is start/stop recording on the UMP causes start/stop recording on the MixPre)?
Asked by: Owen
No it will not.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-06

Can this be used to improve the latency on an ...

Can this be used to improve the latency on an external monitor caused by using a camera with HDMI only outputs, such as the GH5?
Asked by: Stewart
No, this converter will not help improve the latency.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-04-19

Can I add a custom LUT to view my log footage in ...

Can I add a custom LUT to view my log footage in rec709? My intended use it to mount this to the back of my monitor and connect it to my Sony camera with slog2. It would be an hdmi to hdmi connection, which I am also not sure about
Asked by: Taylor
No. The converter does not support lut. Please review the following item that will allow you to apply luts. Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 12G with Power Supply BH #BLMCBDSH12GP • MFR #CONVBDC/SDI/HDMI12G/P https://bhpho.to/3P9AGoV
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-05-09

Use this to connect tv antenna COAX cable to HDMI ...

Use this to connect tv antenna COAX cable to HDMI input on TV?
Asked by: John
No. Requires SDI signals on the coax.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2022-11-04

Does this work with the BMD Studio Micro camera ...

Does this work with the BMD Studio Micro camera control. The same way as with the Pocket cameras?
Asked by: John
At the moment it does not. This will be addressed in a future update.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-12-27

Could you use this on an HDMI camera output to ...

Could you use this on an HDMI camera output to run a long SDI cable to an SDI switcher? I'm trying to avoid using HDMI extenders.
Asked by: Dennis
You could but you do not need the Bidirectional model unless the camera is one of the Blacmagic controllable HDMI models. You could simply use one of the Micro Converters HDMI to SDI and back using just one long SDI cable. Or use the Bidirectional if you want an HDMI feed going back using two SSI cables.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-12-27

Does the device support using both conversion ...

Does the device support using both conversion options at the same time? i.e all ports are being used
Asked by: Ryan
No. It will only do one at a time.
Answered by: Alex
Date published: 2022-11-29

For the purposes of an external screen share, my ...

For the purposes of an external screen share, my Macbook has HDCP issues (black/flickering screen) that prevents me from plugging a USB-C to HDMI cable directly into my HDMI matrix. Currently, I am able to work around this issue by using a dedicated HDMI switch as an intermediary device. Could I use this instead in between my HDMI Matrix and macbook to convert the signal from hdmi to hdmi? Upstream from the HDMI martix is an Atem Mini Pro so I'm assuming that this Blackmagic device has a compatible video output. Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Dexter
Unfortunately, the Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G will not solve your problem.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2022-01-20
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