Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

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Product Highlights

  • SDI to Optical Fiber Conversion
  • Bi-Directional Capability
  • 3G-SDI Technology
  • Automatic Switching SD and HD
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Port
  • Includes Universal Power Supply
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With its continued excellence in advanced broadcast conversion capabilities, Blackmagic introduces its Mini Converter Optical Fiber. Designed and built with both video broadcasters and studio facility insatllation pundits in mind, this high-quality, cost effective conversion box offers bi-directional SDI to optical fiber conversion capabilities; and each direction can be completely independent of each other.

This Mini Converter is capable of switching between SD, HD and 3G-SDI video formats; and with optical fiber input/output LC type connections at a 10-bit rate, enjoy long cable runs up to 147,000 ft (44,805 m) in SD, and up to 82,000 ft (24,993 m) at 3G-SDI. Moreover, 3G-SDI technology is fully compatible with all your studio and field SD and HD-SDI equipment.

Due to its identical bit-stream as conventional SDI, the Mini Converter's optical conversion provides future proof data speed protection; upgrades can be loaded via its built-in high speed USB 2.0 connection. The advantage of converting SDI to optical fiber is when SDI data speeds increase in the future, you will ensure the longevity of the optical fiber cable install as existing cables will easily handle much higher SDI data speeds.

Future Proof Data Speed Protection
The Mini Converter Optical Fiber box eliminates the need of replacing SDI cables in your studio or facility every time a new higher-quality video standard is introduced, which will require higher data speeds - converting SDI to optical fiber ensures longer cabling distances without sacrificing quality. In addition, this box uses a SMPTE standard 1310nm optical fiber laser driver while utilizing standard LC type connectors.
Optical Fiber Conversion Advantages
Optical fiber SDI easily switches between SD, HD and 2K, as it has an identical bit-stream to conventional SDI.
High-Speed USB 2.0 Port
This box offers a USB 2.0 port for future software upgrades via Mac OS X and Windows.
Universal Power Supply
Included is a universal power supply with international plug adapters for international usage.
Added Protection
The Blackmagic mini converter features a cable tie point that secures the power supply connection, thus preventing an accidental power disruption.
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber
  • Universal Power Supply
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Converter
    Supports Optical Fiber, SD, HD and 3G-SDI

    Only single-mode LC type fiber optic cables are recommended for all fiber optic connections below
    Bit Rate 10-bit
    SDI Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/23.98 NTSC, 525/29.97 NTSC, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p25
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M‐B, ITU­‐R BT.656, ITU­‐R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI
    Sampling 4:2:2 (SDI)
    Analog Format Support 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
    Input SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3G-SDI): x1
    Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
    Output SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3G-SDI): x1
    Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
    Other 1 x USB 2.0
    Audio 8-Channel Embedded (Optical Fiber LC)
    Power 12 VDC (supplied power supply)
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.6 x 0.8" (96.5 x 91.4 x 20.3 mm)
    Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
    Color Black
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.4 x 2.6"
    Mini Converter Optical Fiber is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love dealing with companies like BlackMagic. I bought this with my fingers crossed. If I remember right, the specs say that it will only work with single mode fiber. One of the reviews mentioned that they had used it with an existing multi mode fiber, which is what we had. We plugged the pair in, hooked up a camera and BAM, rock solid 1080i video from our scoreboard to our press box for less that $400. A-freaking-mazing. My crew became heroes to the replay officials and the athletic department for getting a camera where we didn't think we could. I have a bunch of BlackMagic converters and D/As. They are rock solid and BlackMagic stands behind their products. I've had one unit go bad in 10 years of using their products and it was covered under the warranty and replaced with no fuss. I love dealing with companies like BlackMagic.
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great with Multimode Our facility is wired with multimode fiber. After checking specs which specify that it is for singlemode fiber and then reading a review here on B&H photo which said it can be used with multimode we made a purchase. The convertor works great with multimode. We are using it to receive and send a signal from another room 300' from our control room.
    Date published: 2016-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for a tough solution Used a pair of these to run fiber cable from 500-1000 feet in between cameras for sports broadcasts. Most notably cameras to centerfield at baseball and to endzone for football. You will need a HD-SDI cable on each end. Don't cheap out on BNC cable. Other than that, they are the best solution at a great price.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exelente producto Lo venimos usando hace 4 aos y no tiene fallas. Una vez funcionando es muy estable y sin conflictos. El precio es exelente.
    Date published: 2015-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SDI TO FIBER Product with good price and good quality. Because the conversion of an SDI video signal does not require any processing, this converter has a simple internal architecture and does not change the signal quality.
    Date published: 2016-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product that worked well Hooked this up to 1000 ft of fiber optic cable and it worked like a charm. Using it to transmit HD/SDI for a live event.
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT It does what it says perfectly. Quality good. you will love it for the price.
    Date published: 2012-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workds great! Easy to hook up and use. These converters are economical and work great!
    Date published: 2015-01-30
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