Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog
The Mini Converter Heavy Duty - SDI to Analog from Blackmagic Design is an extremely rugged device that accepts any SD, HD, or 3 Gb/s SDI input – redundant connections are supplied, for automatic switch-over in case of failure – and outputs an HD/SD component, NTSC/PAL (composite), or S-Video signal. You can also choose to de-embed two channels of SDI audio for the balanced AES/EBU or L/R analog audio outputs.
Use this device to convert digital video sources for output to Betacam SP and VHS decks, analog monitors, and other similar devices. The Mini Converter features auto-detecting HD/SD inputs and a hardware down converter that allows you to connect HD-SDI sources to SD equipment. The converter applies an equalizer, re-clocker, and 10-bit de-serializer to the SDI input signal. There's also an SDI loop-through output for further processing of the source signal.
Converters in the Mini Converter Heavy Duty range are machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum and are generally designed to resist damage from rough use, whether outdoors or just in the course of live production. This super-strong Heavy Duty converter can withstand being run over by a truck and keep working. Its BNC and audio connections are protected by outcroppings of the aluminum body, unlike those on the standard Mini Converter line.
The converter features scratch-resistant laser-etched labeling, non-slip rubber feet, and a dust-resistant rubber boot that covers the mini configuration switches from dust and dirt.
Blackmagic Design CONVMH/DUTYASA Specs
|Input||2x BNC (redundant) for (1) SDI signal (switchable between SD, HD & 3 Gb/s SDI)|
|Output||3x BNC for (1) component (HD/SD), NTSC & PAL (composite), or S-Video signal|
1x BNC for SDI loop-out (matches SD, HD, or 3 Gb/s SDI input) 2x 1/4" jacks for either (2) channels of balanced analog audio or (1) stereo AES/EBU connection
|Multi-Rate Support||Auto detection of HD or SD analog input|
|Computer Interface||USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s) for updates and configuration|
|SDI Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080Ps/F25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60 (connections automatically switch between SD, HD, and 3G)|
|Analog Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, and 720p60|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601|
|Sampling||SDI Video: 4:2:2|
SDI Audio: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
|Color Precision||SDI/Analog: 4:2:2|
|Color Space||SDI/Analog: YUV|
|Copy Protection||For legal reasons, capture devices from Blackmagic Design are designed not to capture, convert, or transmit video or audio from copy-protected sources, e.g., video devices using HDCP|
|Software Control||Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB|
|Settings Control||Mini-switches or via USB & software|
|Firmware Upgrade||Via included firmware updater application|
|Power Requirement||12V DC (power supply included)|
|Operational Voltage Range||12V|
|Power Consumption||110V: 83 mA|
220V: 42 mA
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Weight||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Package Weight||1.85 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.5 x 6.3 x 2.8"|