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Mini Converter Analogue to SDI is perfect for converting from analogue video in HD/SD component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video to SDI video with the choice to embed SDI audio from balanced AES/EBU or analogue audio inputs. Now you can convert analogue devices such as Betacam SP, VHS, Set top box's and HDV cameras to SDI video.
Auto Switching SD and HD
Mini Converters instantly switch between standard definition and high definition video formats and change over is automatic when the video input changes. A huge range of video standards are supported including, NTSC, PAL, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080psf/23.98, 1080psf/24, 720p/59.94 and 720p/50 formats, plus new formats can be added via USB.
Redundant SDI Input
Mini Converters feature a unique 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 Mini Converters in locations where crowds or the environment might cause cable damage, or lets you place Mini Converters in hard to reach locations such as roof mounted video projectors etc. A loop though SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. A loop-thru SDI connection is also great if you need more than 2 audio channels, as you can connect the loop-thru to another Mini Converter to de-embedd extra audio channels!
New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
Only Mini Converters include the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology and upgrades can be loaded via the built in USB connection for future video format compatibility. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your standard definition and high definition SDI equipment.
Built in AES/EBU or Analogue Audio
Standard 1/4 inch jacks are built in for balanced analogue or AES/EBU audio. Because Mini Converters use standard 1/4 inch jack connectors for all audio connections, you can use standard cables commonly avalible from any pro audio store. Unlike other converters, Mini Converters don't need custom cables, as any balanced 1/4 inch jack cable can be used. Mini Converters are also unique as the same 1/4 inch jack connections can be switched between professional balanced analogue audio, or AES/EBU digital audio. This means you only need one model of Mini Converter for both analogue and digital audio. You can select the type of audio from one of the mini switches on the side of the Mini Converter unit. On modes with AES/EBU digital audio in, a sample rate converter lets you connect to any AES/EBU source, either synchronized, or un-syncronised. On HDMI models, you also have full access to the HDMI audio embedded in the HDMI video connection.
Mini Converters are built to highest quality standards with low SDI jitter so you get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with multiple internal power supplies for ultra low noise broadcast quality analogue video and audio. Unlike other converters, Mini Converters don't use "low grade" video electronics just to save cost. Mini Converters feature the highest grade broadcast quality analogue audio and video electronics. In fact, Mini Converters uses the same analogue video design as our most expensive and award winning Multibridge Eclipse! That means you get the highest quality, all in a very affordable and incredibly compact unit.
International Power Supply
Unlike other converters, a universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. This lets you take Mini Converters with you to any location worldwide, and plug directly into the local power sockets. To stop power accidentally being disconnected, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tight.
With Blackmagic Design's Mini Converters, it's as simple as using a pen to change settings. Settings vary between models, and include settings such as AES/EBU or analog audio, analog video connections, and more.
Cinema Style Monitoring
With the Blackmagic Design SDI to HDMI Mini Converter you can utilize a HDMI Television for budget sensitive client monitoring. Simply connect your SDI signal into the SDI to HDMI Mini Converter and then plug your HDMI cable to either a big screen HDMI television or video projector. Can you just imagine how incredible it would be having a massive 60 inch flat screen TV for your client monitoring.
Go the Distance
SDI video connects long distances up to 100m, so you can connect everyone together in your facility. Cables are simple BNC coax cables so you can easily make cables to the perfect length for your needs.
Industry Standard Format
Connect to any SDI deck for all industry tape formats, from DV, Digital Betacamâ„¢, D1, up to HDCAM SRâ„¢ and HD D-5. Using capture cards such as Blackmagic Design's DeckLink, you can capture to formats such as JPEG, DV to uncompressed 8 bit, 10 bit or RGB 10 bit.
Blackmagic Design Mini Converters
Uncompressed Video Quality
SDI uses a higher data rate than DV, so its got the speed to handle full resolution video in standard definition or high definition completely uncompressed. That means you can preserve video quality until you need to compress the video - such as the final compression pass for streaming or broadcast.
|Connections||Analog to SDI|
|SDI Video Input||Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.|
|SDI Redundant Input||None|
|SDI Video Outputs||Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.|
|Dual Rate Support||Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs.|
|Updates and Configuration||Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)|
|Analog Audio||2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.|
|Digital Audio||2 channels of professional balanced digital with standard 1/4 inch jack connections. AES/EBU standard.|
|Analog Video||Component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video.|
|SDI Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.|
|SDI Video Sampling||4:2:2|
|SDI Video Rates||SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition.|
|SDI Color Precision||4:2:2|
|SDI Color Space||YUV|
|SDI Audio Sampling||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.|
|SDI Auto Switching||Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI.|
|Analog Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.|
|Analog Color Precision||4:2:2|
|Analog Color Space||YUV|
|HDMI Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/50p PAL, 525/59.94p NTSC, 1080p23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94/60, 720p50 and 720p59.94/60.|
|HDMI Color Precision||4:2:2 and 4:4:4|
|HDMI Color Space||YUV and RGB|
|Software Control||Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB.|
|Settings Control||Mini Switches or USB software.|
|Firmware Upgrade||Via included firmware updater application.|
|Power Supply||+12V universal power supply included. Cable tie point.|
|Product Warranty||3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.|
Does what it says. Built brilliantly. Unbeatable value.
CHRIS B on 2018-05-17
My setup is a bit arcane and weird and I did require the use of an old AJO LO between VHS player and Blackmagic, but it certainly works fine at the moment.
Feefo on 2015-10-03
Great piece of kit
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