Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross

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Product Highlights

  • Convert Between SD to HD Video Formats
  • Up / Down / Cross Conversions
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI Input
  • 5x SD/HD/3G-SDI Outputs & One Loop Out
  • Converts Between 720p and 1080i
  • Automatic Input Signal Detection
  • Supports Multi-Channel Audio
  • Control via DIP Switches or Software
  • USB 2.0 Port for Firmware Updates
  • 12V Universal Power Supply Included
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The Mini Converter UpDownCross from Blackmagic Design converts between SD and HD video formats and functions as a 4-field standards converter. It allows you to cross-convert 720p to 1080i, enabling editing and mastering in SD, 720p, and 1080i video. It uses the 10-bit SDI video quality with multi-tap image filtering and processing. The mini converter includes auto SD/HD switching, which allows the converter to instantly switch between SD and HD video formats automatically when the video input changes. Compatible with 3G-SDI technology, the converter includes a built-in USB connection for future updates and video format compatibility.

The converter's low SDI jitter allows you to use long SDI cable lengths in conjunction with internal power supplies; this enables ultra low-noise broadcast-quality analog video and audio over long distances. It supports multi-channel audio with automatic delay for matching any video processing delay. The Mini Converter's settings are controlled using the built-in DIP switches or via USB using the control software for Max OS X or Windows computers, which can be downloaded on Blackmagic Design's website. The USB port also enables the firmware to be updated. For powering the device, a 12V power supply is included with international socket adapters.

Key Features
  • Full up, down, and cross conversion between HD and SD video formats
  • Single SD/HD/3G-SDI input
  • Five SD/HD/3G-SDI outputs, one loop-through output
  • Automatically detects SD, HD, or 3G‐SDI signals
  • Converts 720p to 1080i or 1080i to 720p
  • Auto SD/HD switching for instantly switching between SD and HD video formats
  • Full 10-bit processing with high-quality video filtering
  • Supports multi-channel audio
  • Built-in USB connection for upgrades and future video compatibility
  • Built with high-quality standards and low SDI jitter to get longest SDI cable lengths
  • Universal power supply included with international socket adapters and cable tie point
  • Control via built-in mini switches or software
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross
  • 12 VDC Universal Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Video Input 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI
    Video Output 5 x SD/HD/3G-SDI, automatically match the SD, HD, and 3G-SDI video input unless up, down, cross and/or standards conversion is enabled
    1 x SDI loop-through
    Reference Input Blackburst and TriSync for SD and HD
    Reclocking Yes
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M-B, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
    SDI Color Space YUV
    SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2
    SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz, 24-bit
    Resolutions & Frame Rates 525/29.97 NTSC
    625/25 PAL
    720p 50/59.94/60
    1080i 50/59.94/60/
    1080PsF 23.98
    1080p 23.9824/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    Control Mini Switches or USB software via USB
    Format Conversion Up, down, cross conversion and/or NTSC/PAL standards conversion
    USB For firmware updates and configuration
    Power Supply 12 VDC
    Operation Voltage 12 to 31 VDC
    Power Consumption 7 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
    Dimensions 4.84 x 3.63 x 0.9" (12.3 x 9.2 x 2.3 cm)
    Weight 11.53 oz (326.9 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.4 x 2.6"
    Mini Converter UpDownCross is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from WORKS--HUGE LATENCY ADDED--NOT FOR LIVE I am using the product in conjunction with a Blackmagic mini converter Analog to SDI, and (2) Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switchers in a live environment. This combination was recommended by blackmagic support after problems with other mini AV converters. Here's the problem. The latency (delay) between IMAG video and live movement is upwards of 300ms. HUGE. Unacceptable. Not a problem if you aren't using in a live situation. Beware this brand, nothing is as advertised. Yes, they list some of the limitations of the product, but fail to point out glaring, major problems until you are trying to set the product up and having to call their support line.
    Date published: 2014-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing product for the money I use this to take my 16:9 program and letterbox it to 4:3 standards. The video quality is fantastic. The only downside to this box is that you have to scale up or down in order to get it to change formats-i.e. if you send SD in and want SD out, it won't 'process' the signal and letterbox for you. I send HD in, scale down to SD, and get a letterboxed image output.
    Date published: 2011-08-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The little grey box that did it I just unpacked and tested (hint: you *must* unpack it first) this little marvel, and found it great. It does well what BMD adverts. Then, why only 4 stars ? 1 - because the resync time is about three seconds when you switch resolution (the lower, the better) 2- because almost all BMD products are good for cooking also (it gets hot using it).
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic features for the size/price! I'm using this product to add sync to an un-sync'd signal, and it works great.
    Date published: 2011-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Blackmagics always offers good products at really low prices. Excellent!
    Date published: 2011-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what is says and MORE! Good unit for Up/Down/Cross conversions. HD to SD center cut does have a bit of a delay. Not mentioned is that this unit has a reference input which makes it a very price friendly frame-sync and it can be used as a basic distribution amplifier if you turn off the processing. It's really 3 tools in one, and I've paid more for just the frame-sync option in other units.
    Date published: 2013-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding UpDown For The Money This blows the AJA away with both it's features and it's price. Outstaning combination of outputs and capabilities. We got way more than we paid for. Really a great buy.
    Date published: 2012-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from B&H and Blackmagic deliver again! We use this product to down convert 720p to 480i. I had to buy one in a pinch and B&H delivered next day, as usual! Love it. Thanks!
    Date published: 2015-08-03
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