• Webcode: 265083 • Mfr: BMD-CONVMSDIMUX
Product Highlights
  • SD/HD/UHD/4K Supported Formats
  • 4x 1.5Gb/s SDI or (2x) 3Gb/s SDI.I Video Inputs
  • 4x 3Gb/s SDI Video Outputs
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Overview

Mini Converter SDI Multiplex

The converter you need when converting between Quad Link HD-SDI 4K and Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI 4K equipment. Mini Converter SDI Multiplex includes 4 x 3 Gb/s SDI inputs and 4 x 3 Gb/s SDI outputs so it can convert in both directions. Also converts between Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4 and Single Link 3 Gb/s SDI.

Mini Converters

Build your SDI studio with the world's most advanced converters
Mini Converters are the world's most advanced and easy-to-use SDI converters. Built with the highest quality components and connectors, Mini Converters automatically switch between SD, HD and 3Gb/s video standards. Whether you want to convert to or from SDI, move between different SDI video formats or distribute SDI signals to multiple destinations, you get the highest quality broadcast technology in a compact and affordable design. Choose from a range of 12 models, all featuring low SDI jitter and SDI re-clocking so you can use the longest SDI cable lengths and maintain pristine quality images.

Easy To Use Features

Broadcast, post production and professional AV environments are built using SDI equipment and cabling. It’s essential when converting to and from SDI that you maintain the highest possible video and audio quality. Mini Converters are compact, affordable and easy-to-use. Settings can be changed quickly using built-in mini switches, and with a diagram showing pin settings printed on the back you never need to refer to a manual! Mini Converters use standard connections, so you get the convenience and cost savings of using your own cables!

Latest SDI Technology

Mini Converters feature the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology that operates at twice the data rate of normal HD-SDI. 3 Gb/s SDI is fully compatible with all SD-SDI and HD-SDI equipment, so you can connect to your existing equipment. Mini Converters detect the video input and automatically switch between formats. Relevant models include redundant SDI inputs that are perfect for mission critical live events because you can run redundant cables for critical video paths. Should the primary connection fail then Mini Converter switches instantly to the secondary connection!

Standard Audio Connections

Mini Converters support embedded SDI and HDMI audio and several models let you separately embed or de-embed analog or digital audio. Mini Converters support 24-bit analog and AES/EBU audio and use standard 1/4" audio jacks so you don't need custom cables!

Optical Fiber Conversion

Mini Converter is available in an SDI to optical fiber model. You get bi-directional SDI to optical fiber conversion, with each direction independent of each other. Optical fiber cables span distances up to 28 miles without any deterioration to the signal.

Highest Quality Processing

With the highest quality video processing, Mini Converters are ideal for all broadcast, post production and professional AV applications. Multiple internal power supplies ensure incredibly low noise levels when moving between analog and digital video formats. Specific models include up/down/cross conversion that lets you move easily between PAL and NTSC SD video standards and the high number of HD formats in 720 and 1080 horizontal resolutions.

Easy settings control

Changing Mini Converter's built-in mini switch settings is as easy as using a pen! This is great when you need to change settings quickly as there are no complicated menus to navigate! You can also control settings using the included Converter Utility software. Connect a Mini Converter to any Mac OS X or Windows based laptop or desktop computer! All models can be updated via USB 2.0 by simply downloading software upgrades directly from the Blackmagic Design website.

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Product Specifications

 

Detailed Specifications
Connections  
SDI Video Input 4 x 1.5Gb/s SDI or 2 x 3Gb/s SDI.
SDI Video Output 4 x 3Gb/s SDI.
Multiple Rate Support Auto detection of HD or standard definition on Input 1
Updates and Configuration Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)
Reclocking Yes
Standards  
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M and SMPTE 425M.
SDI Video Rates SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 3Gb/s signals.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
SDI Color Precision 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
SDI Color Space YUV and RGB
SDI Auto Switching Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI.
SDI Format Support 625/25 PAL,525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC,720p50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080Ps24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 2048x1080PsF23.98, 2048x1080p23.98, 2048x1080PsF24, 2048x1080p24, 2048x1080PsF25, 2048x1080p25, 3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p24.
Extras  
Software Control Mac OS X™ and Windows™ software upgrade via USB.
Internal Software Upgrade Via included updater application.
Settings Control Mini Switches or USB software.
Power Supply +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Cable tie point.
Power Consumption 5.2 Watts
Operational Voltage Range 12 - 30 V DC

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter - SDI Multiplex

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