Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog

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Product Highlights

  • Rugged Machined Aluminum
  • SDI to Analog Conversion
  • Redundant 3G/HD/SD-SDI Inputs
  • HD/SD Component, Composite, S-Video Out
  • NTSC/PAL Output
  • AES/EBU or L/R Analog Audio Out
  • SDI Loop Out
  • USB Input & Mini Switches for Settings
  • Dust & Dirt Resistant
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Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA overview

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The Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog from Blackmagic Design is an extremely rugged device that accepts any SD, HD, or 3 Gb/s SDI input – redundant connections are supplied, for automatic switch-over in case of failure – and outputs an HD/SD component, NTSC/PAL (composite), or S-Video signal. You can also choose to de-embed two channels of SDI audio for the balanced AES/EBU or L/R analog audio outputs.

Use this device to convert digital video sources for output to Betacam SP and VHS decks, analog monitors, and other similar devices. The Mini Converter features auto-detecting HD/SD inputs and a hardware down converter that allows you to connect HD-SDI sources to SD equipment. The converter applies an equalizer, re-clocker, and 10-bit de-serializer to the SDI input signal. There's also an SDI loop-through output for further processing of the source signal.

Converters in the Mini Converter Heavy Duty range are machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum and are generally designed to resist damage from rough use, whether outdoors or just in the course of live production. This super-strong Heavy Duty converter can withstand being run over by a truck and keep working. Its BNC and audio connections are protected by outcroppings of the aluminum body, unlike those on the standard Mini Converter line.

The converter features scratch-resistant laser-etched labeling, non-slip rubber feet, and a dust-resistant rubber boot that covers the mini configuration switches from dust and dirt.

Sophisticated I/O
This Mini Converter features auto SD/HD switching, auto-switching AES/EBU and balanced analog audio on standard 1/4" jack connections, and advanced 3 Gb/s SDI technology
High-Quality SDI
Mini Converters are built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with ultra-low-noise analog video and audio for a true broadcast-quality solution. You also get broadcast technology such as re-clocking and 3 Gb/s SDI. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices
AES/EBU and Analog Audio
The Mini Converter de-embeds audio from the SDI signal and outputs 24-bit analog and 24-bit digital audio. Unlike other converters you don't need custom audio cables, and the standard 1/4" audio jacks switch between balanced analog audio and AES/EBU digital audio
USB Upgrades
Upgrades can be loaded via the USB connection for future video format compatibility. Use Blackmagic's Converter Utility to make adjustments right from your laptop
Versatile Format Support
Mini Converters instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats whenever the video input changes. A huge range of standards are supported, including NTSC, PAL, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080PsF/23.98, 720p59.94, and 720p50
Redundant SDI Input
This Mini Converter features a redundant input for mission-critical tasks such as broadcast or live events. You can connect a redundant cable to the second input, so if the main input is lost due to cable damage or any other cause, Mini Converter will automatically switch over to the redundant input cable. This lets you use the converter in locations where crowds or the environment might cause cable damage, or lets you place the Mini Converter in hard-to-reach locations such as ceiling-mounted video projectors. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. The loop-through connection is great if you need more than two audio channels, as you can connect the loop-thru to another Mini Converter (not included) to de-embed extra audio channels
Hardware Down Converter
If you connect to analog SD equipment then you'll know how hard it is when modern SDI equipment unexpectedly changes between SD and HD. Mini Converter SDI to Analog includes an automatic high-quality down converter that supports letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center-cut 4:3
Easy-to-Change Settings
With the Mini Converter's mini switches, it's as simple as using a pen to change the settings
International Power Supply
A high-quality, low-noise universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. To stop power accidentally being disconnected, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tight and secure
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog
  • Power Supply with International Socket Adapters
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA specs

    Input 2x BNC (redundant) for (1) SDI signal (switchable between SD, HD & 3 Gb/s SDI)
    Output 3x BNC for (1) component (HD/SD), NTSC & PAL (composite), or S-Video signal
    1x BNC for SDI loop-out (matches SD, HD, or 3 Gb/s SDI input) 2x 1/4" jacks for either (2) channels of balanced analog audio or (1) stereo AES/EBU connection
    Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of HD or SD analog input
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s) for updates and configuration
    Re-clocking Yes
    SDI Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080Ps/F25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60 (connections automatically switch between SD, HD, and 3G)
    Analog Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601
    Sampling SDI Video: 4:2:2
    SDI Audio: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
    Color Precision SDI/Analog: 4:2:2
    Color Space SDI/Analog: YUV
    Copy Protection For legal reasons, capture devices from Blackmagic Design are designed not to capture, convert, or transmit video or audio from copy-protected sources, e.g., video devices using HDCP
    Software Control Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB
    Settings Control Mini-switches or via USB & software
    Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application
    Power Requirement 12V DC (power supply included)
    Operational Voltage Range 12V
    Power Consumption 110V: 83 mA
    220V: 42 mA
    Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 6.3 x 2.8"

    Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA reviews

    Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Solution My HPX370 camera only has SDI out so this is the perfect solution for getting video from the camera to my older NLE. Excellent resolution using component signals
    Date published: 2012-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Converter Love the brand and the units. I have two of these that convert signals for studio use to a switcher. Signal is super clean. I'd recommend using a BNC connector tool to ensure your lines are snug, since the recessed connections are a little tough for just fingers to reach. I bought them for the tough design so no complaints here!
    Date published: 2012-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it is supposed to do Great when your a feeding your SDI source to multiple projectors in a live event setting.
    Date published: 2011-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blackmagic works like Magic! Does exactly what it is designed for
    Date published: 2012-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged Durable and Reliable Great Product and Easy Set and Use
    Date published: 2012-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Every time we make a change has to be.. Convert vid signals.
    Date published: 2013-04-25
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