Product Highlights
  • SD/HD Supported Formats
  • 1x HDMI Type A Video Inputs
  • 2x 3G-SDI Video Outputs
  • Video Output Automatically Matches SD & HD
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Overview

Ideal for converting from non copy protected HDMI devices to SDI out with embedded SDI audio from the HDMI input. Now you can convert HDMI video devices to SDI, or add SDI outputs to computers with HDMI compatibility.

The new Blackmagic OpenGear Converters give you a great range of conversion, all packed with the latest video technologies at an affordable price! Get the freedom and cost savings of an open standard combined with centralized network control and monitoring using the OpenGear DashBoard software on Windows™, Mac OS X™ and Linux™! Only $495

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are 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™.

Features

High Quality
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with ultra low noise analog video and audio for a true broadcast quality solution.

New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
The latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology built into Blackmagic OpenGear Converters and new standards can be uploaded via the USB port. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment.

Redundant SDI Input
Blackmagic OpenGear Converter models SDI to Analog and SDI to Audio, feature a unique redundant SDI input for mission critical or live broadcast tasks. Simply connect a redundant cable to the second input and if the main SDI input is lost, Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will automatically switch over in an instant. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. You can also loop to other Blackmagic OpenGear Converters when de-embedding more audio channels.

Built in AES/EBU or Analog Audio
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters feature 24 bit analog and 24 bit digital audio. You can select either analog or AES/EBU digital audio via mini switches, or remotely via the DashBoard network control software. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will then switch to use either analog or AES/EBU digital audio. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters support the standard 2 ch and 4 ch audio rear modules, so they can be used with other brand OpenGear products.

Hardware Down Converter
If you have older standard definition analog equipment in your facility then you'll know how hard it is when modern SDI equipment unexpectedly changes between SD and HD. Blackmagic OpenGear Converter SDI to Analog includes an incredible quality HD down converter that automatically adapts to the SDI input video format and outputs standard definition analog video in letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 or center cut 4:3.

Easy to Use
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are similar, so they're easy to understand. With advanced 3 Gb/s SDI technology, every card is fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment, plus you can update new formats via USB. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters can be set up via mini switches, DashBoard, or via USB using Blackmagic Design's Converter Utility. That's three completely different ways to configure, so you're never stuck in a critical live situation.

What's Included

  • Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Card HDMI to SDI

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Product Specifications

 

Connections
 SDI Video Output Automatically matches the SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video input
Analog Video  None
 Analog Audio  None
 AES/EBU Digital Audio  None
 HDMI  HDMI type A in
 Multi Rate Support  Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs
 Updates and Configuration  Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)
Reclocking  Yes
Standards
 SDI Compliance  SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
 SDI Video Rates SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition
 SDI Video Sampling  4:2:2
 SDI Audio Sampling  Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
 SDI Color Precision  4:2:2
 SDI Color Space  YUV
 SDI Auto Switching  Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI
 ASI Support  None
 SDI Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.     625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
 Analog Format Support None
Analog Color Space None
Analog Color Precision None
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 Space YUV and RGB
HDMI Color Precision 4:2:2
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Extras
 Software Control  Mac OS X™ and Windows™ software upgrade via USB
 Internal Software Upgrade  Via included updater application
 Settings Control OpenGear DashBoard network control software, Mini Switches or USB software

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Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Card HDMI to SDI

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