Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross Core SWX Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24") Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross w/ Switronix Powertap Converter Cable Kit

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  • Mutual Conversion between HD and SD
  • Mutual Conversion between 1080i and 720p
  • (1) SDI In to (5) SDI Outs & Loop Thru
  • Powertap-to-12V Cable for Mini Converter
  • Convert Video Formats in the Field
  • Use Existing Li-Ion Battery w/ Powertap
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit pairs the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross with a Switronix Powertap Blackmagic Converter Cable. The pairing opens up the use of the UpDownCross SDI conversion device in the field by converting the unregulated DC power from an existing Li-Ion brick-style battery with a Powertap output (not included) to match the 12V power input of the Mini Converter.

The Mini Converter UpDownCross has several field applications. It accepts any SDI signal (HD, SD, 3G) with virtually any video format (PAL, NTSC, 720p, 1080i, and 1080PsF in most popular frame rates) and converts it to any other formats, with up to five SDI outputs (plus a loop-through output of the SDI input). Downconvert a camera's HD-SDI output to SD-SDI for SD field monitoring. Upconvert a camera's SD-SDI output for use on an HD-SDI field monitor. Convert NTSC to PAL or vice versa. Convert 720p to 1080i (or vice versa) for field recording of the proper video format on a HD-SDI recording device. The ability to use the UpDownCross as a format converter in the field should open up some creative possibilities for your production workflow.

Low SDI jitter enables long cable runs, and the UpDownCross device re-clocks the SDI signal for its loop-through output. This means the device also can be used as a simple SDI distribution amplifier, for relay to a video village, for example. The Blackmagic Mini Converter features a cable tie point that secures the power supply connection, thus preventing an accidental power disruption.

The kit's Switronix cable accepts a battery's Powertap output and supplies regulated 12V power to the Blackmagic Mini Converter, enabling its use in the field. The cable also features an inline female Powertap output (unregulated 11-17V DC power) for powering an accessory such as an on-camera LED light with a corresponding power input.

  • Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross
    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
  • Core SWX Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24")
    The Switronix Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24") comes with a regulated 12V connector jack to power the Black Magic Mini Converter with an inline female P-Tap connector for 12VDC, and features both red and green LED indicators to display battery power status. It can be used with a Switronix accessory or individually with a PRO-X series Lithium Ion battery, and is housed in an enclosure.
    Length - 24"
    Comes with a regulated 12V connector jack to power the Black Magic Mini Converter with an inline female P-Tap connector for 12VDC
    Features both red and green LED indicators to display battery power status
    Can be used with a Switronix accessory or individually with a PRO-X series Lithium Ion battery
    Housed in an enclosure
    UPC: 184323001309
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.4 x 2.6"
  • Core SWX Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable (24")
    Input 11-17V DC
    Output Output for Camera: DC12v, 2.5A
    Output for P-Tap: DC 11-17v, Unregulated
    LED Indicators Green: Power Input
    Red: Camera Power Output
    Length (in) 24"
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.3 x 2.4"

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