Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter

Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter

Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter

Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter

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Product Highlights

  • Rack Mount Card SDI Converter
  • 1 Input/9 Outputs / SD/HD/2K/3G Support
  • 16 Channels of Embedded Audio
  • Sits on 2 Slots of 20-Slot 2RU Frames
  • Hot Swappable
  • Re-Clocking Distribution
  • Supports ASI and Ancillary Data
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Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGSDIDA Overview

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The Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter is a converter in the form of a rack mount card that's compatible with the 20-slot 2RU OpenGear racks. It sits on two slots and can share the rack with converters made by different manufacturers. It is hot-swappable and so can be pulled out of the rack at any moment without the prerequisite of the rack first being powered off.

The SDI distribution converter, referred to also as an SDI DA, with "DA" short for "distribution amplifier", takes one SDI input and automatically distributes up to 9 SDI outputs, with up to 3Gbps supported on both the in and outs. The converter inputs and outputs video and 16 channels of embedded audio.

The converter features re-clocking distribution, re-clocking the incoming signal so the output can run at the full 300' that SDI has capacity for. The cables required are 75 ohm SDI cables, which are not included.

Aside from traditional data formats, the SDI DA accepts the ASI format and can thus transfer compressed, and it also accepts ancillary data such as timecode, closed captioning, and other data that's outside of the visible raster.

OpenGear-compatible rack mount card SDI converter.
Supports one SDI input and automatically distributes up to 9 SD/HD/2K/3G-SDI outputs.
Inputs and outputs 16 channels of embedded audio.
Sits on 2 slots of 20-slot 2RU frames and is hot-swappable.
Can work in the same rack as converters made by different manufacturers.
Re-clocks distribution to output at full 300' SDI capacity.
Accepts ASI format and supports ancillary data.
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Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGSDIDA Specs

    Video Input SDI: Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
    Video Output SDI: 9 outputs automatically match the SDI video input
    Analog Video None
    HDMI None
    Optical Fiber Compatibility Video: None
    Audio: None
    Analog Audio None
    AES/EBU None
    SDI Redundant Input None
    Reference Input None
    Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of HD or standard definition inputs
    Updates and Configuration None
    Re-clocking Yes
    Format Support NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080PsF, 1080p, 2K p and 2K PsF
    Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M
    Video Bit Rate SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition
    Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
    Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
    Color Precision 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
    Color Space YUV and RGB
    Auto Switching Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI
    ASI Support Yes
    Analog Format Support None
    HDMI Format Support None
    Copy Protection N/A
    Software Control None
    Settings Control None
    Format Conversion None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 3.5 x 1.5"

    Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGSDIDA Reviews

    OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great converter for the money I use the converter to feed multiple t.v.'s a 1080i signal with embedded audio. This product works great and is very plug and play. My only problem is they are very volatile when it comes to power surges - we have everthing on battery backup protection but it seems with every power failure the outputs start dying.
    Date published: 2013-09-09
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    Are these DAs still capable of driving the dual back card? 1 x 9s are extreme overkill for this project, but I do need 1 x 4s.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The only back end card that this can use is the one that it comes with. It has not been tested with any dual back cards and it is not recommended that you use one on it.
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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