Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross

Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross

Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross

Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross

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Product Highlights

  • Convert SD & HD Formats
  • Hot-Swappable Card for OpenGear Frame
  • Converts 720p to 1080i/p or Vice Versa
  • Standards Conversion: NTSC & PAL I/O
  • 3 Gb/s SDI
  • 7x SD/HD/3G-SDI Outputs plus Loop Out
  • 10-Bit SDI with Low Jitter
  • Reference Input & Re-Clocking
  • USB & Mini Switches for Configuration
  • Network-Controllable via DashBoard
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Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGUDC overview

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The Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross is a SDI signal converter/distributor that's fully compatible with the OpenGear standard, for installation in a rack-mounted chassis. (Blackmagic offers several OpenGear frame configurations – sold separately.) This model performs high-quality signal conversion, whether SD to HD, HD to SD, or one HD format to another – 1080i/p to 720 or vice versa. NTSC & PAL conversion (input and/or output of either) is also supported.

The UpDownCross converter features an auto-switching 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and seven configurable 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs for flexible, broadcast-quality signal conversion & distribution. There's also a reference input (blackburst & TriSync) and SDI loop output. The converter adapts SDI audio delay to accommodate the video processing in order to keep everything in sync, and it applies an equalizer, re-clocker, and 10-bit de-serializer to the SDI input signal.

You can update and/or reconfigure the OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross in three different ways: via the USB 2.0 connection, over a network via Java-based DashBoard software, or by setting its mini switches.

Open Architecture Converter
The OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross is fully compatible with the OpenGear standard. OpenGear is an open standard for rack-mount converters and processing for television broadcasters. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are compatible with 20-card models of the 2 RU (rack unit) OpenGear frames. Many manufacturers develop OpenGear cards and frames that can be mixed and matched. OpenGear cards are hot-swappable and can be controlled by java-based DashBoard network control and monitoring software on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
High Quality, Low Jitter
This OpenGear Converter is built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths a true broadcast-quality solution
3 Gb/s SDI Technology
3 Gb/s SDI technology is built into Blackmagic OpenGear Converters, and future standards can be uploaded via the USB port. 3G-SDI is also fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment
Auto-Switching Inputs: HD & SD
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats the instant the video input changes. A huge range of standards are supported, and new formats can be added via USB
Easy to Use
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters can be set up via mini switches, via a network using DashBoard software, or via USB using Blackmagic Design's Converter Utility. That's three completely different ways to configure, so in a critical live situation, you're never stuck
In the Box
Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross
  • Firmware Updater Application
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGUDC specs

    Inputs & Outputs
    SDI Input 1x, switchable between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI
    SDI Output 7x outputs automatically match the SD/HD/3G-SDI video input unless up, down, cross and/or standards conversion is enabled.

    1x SDI loop output
    Reference Input Blackburst and TriSync for SD & HD
    Multi-Rate Support Auto-detection of HD or SD SDI input; auto-switching automatically selects among SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI
    USB Updates & configuration via 1x USB 2.0 high-speed (480 Mb/s)
    Re-clocking Yes
    Format Information
    SDI Format Support 625i25 PAL, 525i29.97 NTSC, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080PsF/25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF/23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF/24, 2048 x 1080PsF/25, 2048 x 1556PsF/23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF/24, 2048 x 1556PsF/25
    Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601
    Video Sampling 4:2:2
    Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
    Color Precision 4:2:2
    Color Space YUV
    Software Control Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB
    Settings Control OpenGear DashBoard network control software or mini switches
    Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application
    Format Conversion Up, down, cross conversion and/or NTSC/PAL standards conversion
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 3.5 x 1.5"

    Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGUDC reviews

    OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not super impressed I have a camera at the edge of the range for HD-SDI cable. But no problem. I can get signal from the camera to any piece of gear in the control room.....Except for this card. This card cannot�do anything with the signal. I do have 2 more of these and they work fine on cameras fed through shorter runs, but I'm disappointed�in the fact that is so finicky.
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Inexpensive Conv. Using the product to downconvert HD content. Works nicely for the price. Also, an inexpensive what to genlock HD video.
    Date published: 2013-02-19
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