Product Highlights
  • SD/HD Supported Formats
  • Switchable Between SD, HD & 3G-SDI SDI Video Inputs
  • Automatically Matches SD, HD & 3G-SDI Video Input SDI Video Output
  • 4 Channels of Professional Balanced Digital with OopenGear™ Standard 3 Pin Connections Analog Audio
  • 8 Channels of Professional Balanced Digital with OpenGear™ Standard 3 Pin Connections AES/EBU Digital Audio
  • Automatically Switches Over If Main SDI Input is Lost SDI Redundant Input
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Overview

Includes everything you need to embed 4 channels of analog audio or 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio into any SDI video connection. Embed audio from audio mixers and analog decks into SDI video for use with SDI routers and decks, or to add extra audio channels to video converters!

TV industry's open standard for rack based conversion!

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™!

Open Architecture Converters!

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™.

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.

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.

Auto Switching SD and HD
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

What's Included

  • Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Card Audio to SDI

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Product Specifications

 

Connections
 SDI Video Input  Switchable between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI.
 SDI Video Output  Automatically matches the SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video input.
 Analog Video  None
 Analog Audio  4 channels of professional balanced analog audio with openGear™ standard 3 pin connections.
 AES/EBU Digital Audio  8 channels of professional balanced digital with openGear™ standard 3 pin connections.
 SDI Redundant Input  Automatically switches over if main SDI input is lost.
 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.
 SDI Format Support 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
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 Audio to SDI

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