Blackmagic Design SDI to HDMI Battery Converter

Blackmagic Design SDI to HDMI Battery Converter

Blackmagic Design SDI to HDMI Battery Converter

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Product Highlights

  • Converts an SDI Input to an HDMI Output
  • Also Features an SDI Loop-Through Output
  • Allows Connection to HDMI Monitors
  • Both the In and Outs Support 1080p60 HD
  • Supports HDMI and SDI Embedded Audio
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Power Supply Included
  • Features Battery Toggle Switch
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Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/SH overview

  • 1Description

The Blackmagic-Design SDI to HDMI Battery Converter converts an SDI input to an HDMI output and additionally features an SDI loop-through output. The HDMI output automatically matches and outputs in the quality of the SDI input, whether HD or SD; whatever comes in is what automatically goes out. Both the HDMI and SDI connections support up to 1080p60 HD, which on the SDI side is equivalent to 3G. The converter also supports embedded audio on both the in and outs.

Converting to HDMI lets you connect SDI camera outputs to HDMI monitors on location. And the SDI loop-through allows connection to further SDI equipment.

Power is by a built-in lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery that allows on location work without external power, and an AC power supply is additionally also included.

Sophisticated Conversion
  • Converts an SDI in to an HDMI out / features SDI loop out
  • Conversion allows connection to professional HDMI monitors
  • The HDMI out auto-matches the SD / HD quality of the SDI input
  • Both the SDI and the HDMI connections support up to1080p60 HD
  • Audio embedded on the SDI in goes out embedded on the HDMI out
Battery and/or Adapter Power
  • A built-in battery provides more than 2 hours of charge
  • The battery can be recharged while the converter is in use
  • A toggle switch allows you use the battery only when needed
  • An LED indicator displays what the charge level of the battery is
  • An adapter is included for external power and to charge the battery
Super Tough Design
  • Machined of aircraft grade aluminum
  • Can be run over by a truck and still work
  • Small enough to fit into the palm of a hand
  • Scratch-resistant labels / non-slip rubber feet
In the Box
Blackmagic Design SDI to HDMI Battery Converter
  • 12V AC Adapter with International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • Integrated Lithium-Ion Polymer Rechargeable Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/SH specs

    Inputs/Outputs SDI input x1, switchable between SD, HD and 3G
    SDI output x1, SD/HD-SDI loop output
    HDMI output x1, type A
    USB 2.0 input x1, 480 Mb/s
    Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of HD or SD SDI inputs
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601
    SDI Video Rates SDI video connections are switchable between SD and HD
    Sampling SDI video: 4:2:2
    SDI audio: television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
    Color Precision SDI: 4:2:2
    HDMI: 4:2:2
    Color Space SDI: YUV
    SDI Auto Switching Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI
    Format Support SDI:
    525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p23.98, 1080p24,1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60

    525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL,720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60
    Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources /
    always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
    Video Lock Indicator LED indicates input video signal lock
    Software Update Via USB
    Internal Software Upgrade Via included software updater application
    Power Supply Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery. 12V-31V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter with international socket adapters for all countries. Cable tie point.
    Battery Over 2 hours battery life. Battery charge indicator with On/Off switch to preserve battery life.
    Power Consumption Typically 2.2 W
    Operational Voltage Range 12 - 31 Vdc
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.4 x 2.9"

    Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/SH reviews

    SDI to HDMI Battery Converter is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem...SOLVED! I use SmallHD monitors with my Canon 7D packages but don't have the SDI versions for when I get called for jobs with other cameras. As I do a lot of shooting in the field and run and gun type of work, I have struggled to find a solution for providing power to these converters until now. I just bought this box last week and immediately put it to use on a job. It worked flawlessly! I'm probably going to add the HDMI to SDI version to my kit as well.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Converted I have been a DSLR shooter for a while and have relied on the Small HD DP4 for my monitoring needs. I have since switched to shooting on the 2.5k EOS Mount Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The Small HD DP4 has been a welcome addition to my gear bag, but it unfortunately is HDMI only. The BMCC has an SDI output and does not have HDMI out. I am pleased to have a proper professional connection, but I don't want to fork over the dough for a SDI monitoring solution. This handy-dandy converter allowed me to keep using the DP4 and works beautifully. If your indoors, the rear LCD on the BMCC is fine. However, if you have a focus puller or are going outdoors, you need a monitor. Preferably a monitor with a proper viewfinder. The glare from the LCD is atrocious. Forget about sunny day shooting on the BMCC...even with the hood that comes with the package. I felt like Ansel Adams when I tried shooting without it. I was throwing a jacket over my head so I could see what I was doing. The Blackmagic SDI to HDMI converter is rugged and has great battery life. Get a locking HDMI cable and you're good to go.
    Date published: 2013-12-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from A dud. Aside from the fact that this device did not work with the camera I purchased it for, its battery life is next to nothing and it therefore requires a power supply, negating its title Battery Converter. Additionally, there's almost no indication to let you know that the thing is on and running and costing you battery life, so it can easily be left on by mistake. A better bet would be to pay more to get a monitor with SDI input.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!! As a DIT, i used the product attached to a Black Magic Cinema camera via the SDI out of the camera to allow the DP/director to monitor shooting in video village on a 32' tv (the tv's hdmi in). When the camera was handheld, i attached this little box to the top of the camera via velcro, and ran sdi out from the camera through this converter and to a 7' Marshall monitor. It was great having the ability to run it on the internal battery for the handheld shots. Done with handhelds, simply plug it back in to charge up the internal battery while using it on my DIT cart with a long sdi cable from camera to then HDMI to video village. It's small size is great (a little bigger than the palm of your hand) and adds virtually no weight to the camera. It's external case is rugged!! And is great for on-set or field work.
    Date published: 2013-11-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Doesn't work with Canon out of box DOES NOT WORK WITH CANON C100 (AND OTHERS) OUT OF THE BOX!!!! The converter itself seems to be of good quality but the with the firmware that comes on it, it doesn't work with the Canon C100 out of the box. 'updating' the firmware to the older version 1.9.1 which can be found on Blackmagic's website fixed that problem. If you google the problem you will find many people that give the steps to do this including some youtube videos.
    Date published: 2013-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid piece of gear Compared to a nationally known brand converter I paid twice as much for a couple of years ago, this unit is far superior. It feels solid and sturdy which is crucial in standing up to the rigors of the on-location work I do. Having the built in battery as a backup is also a plus. Most importantly, the other brand unit I had ran extremely hot which I'm convinced led to its premature demise..this unit generates no heat at all.
    Date published: 2016-06-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It doesn't work Connected it, troubleshooted every possible way. Went to support sites, tried upgrading software/firmware. Nothing. There is no way of fixing the issue if it doesn't work.Stick with a simple non-powered converter.
    Date published: 2014-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great converter with battery This is another great product from BMD. The converter is solid for HD and SD formats. All audio is preserved and available on the HDMI out. The built in battery is a huge plus for when doing live remotes, and also as a backup power source should your wall plug become disconnected. The Loop-out on the BNC connector is also very handy.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
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