The Multibridge Eclipse from Blackmagic is an analog to digital bi-directional converter for video and audio signals. The Multibridge includes an external breakout box and a PCI Express x4 host card for computer connectivity. It supports 3 Gb/s SDI Dual Link, HDMI, component, NTSC composite and PAL composite video input and output. Supported audio formats include balanced XLR and AES/EBU. Genlock and RS-422 deck control are also part of the system, making it an excellent choice for broadcast environments.
The Eclipse features SDI, HDMI, component analog, and NTSC/PAL connections for capture and playback. It can instantly switch between SD, HD and 2K resolutions. The converter also features support for 12 channels of XLR AES/EBU audio input and output, and four channels of XLR analog audio input and output. It is compatible with professional equipment such as Betacam SP, HD set top boxes, HDV cameras, Digital Betacam, HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, audio mixers and more.
3 Gb/s SDI Technology
The 3 Gb/s SDI connections deliver twice the bandwidth of traditional HD-SDI. This allows you to work with 4:4:4 HD footage using a single BNC connection. The box also supports 2K via SDI for real-time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing.
The Eclipse is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. It can be used with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Combustion, Shake and many other professional video applications.
|Supported Formats||SDI Video Input/Output|
2x 10-bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable. Usable as Dual Link HD-SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection or 3 Gb/s for HD-SDI 4:4:4 or 2K.
Supported SDI Formats
525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD and 2K 2048 x 1556 switchable.
Analog Video Input/Output
Component YUV/NTSC/PAL/S-Video switchable between SD and HD in Component.
Supported Analog Formats
525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable.
SDI Audio Input/Output
16 Channels in HD and 2K capture and playback mode. 8 Channels supported in SD.
16 Channels de-embedding supported from SDI input in converter mode.
Analog Audio Input
4 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio
Analog Audio Output
4 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio.
2 Channels of unbalanced RCA analog audio for monitoring.
AES/EBU Audio Input
6 x inputs on XLR connectors for 12 audio channels. Sample rate converted.
AES/EBU Audio Output
6 x outputs on XLR connectors for 12 audio channels.
Audio Capture/Playback Support
16 Channels in HD and 2K, 8 channels in standard definition.
HDMI Video Input/Output
Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI capture from HDMI compatible cameras, set top boxes, decks and video games.
HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
HDMI Color Precision
4:2:2 10 bit Y,B-Y,R-Y and 8 bit RGB.
Multi Rate Support
SDI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.
2K Film Support
2048 x 1556 at 24fps and 23.98fps capture and playback via SDI.
Blackburst in SD or TriSync HD.
Sony compatible RS422 deck control port.
Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control.
|Video Standards||SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97/23.98 NTSC|
HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i48, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94
2K Format Support: 2048 x 1556/23.98 and 24
SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 372M
Video Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 SDI & analog switchable
Color Precision: 4:2:2 10-bit and 4:4:4 10-bit
Color Space: 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB
Analog Composite: NTSC/PAL 14-bit and 5x Over-sampled Output
SDI Metadata Support: VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal with DeckLink driver. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file when used with DeckLink driver. HD RP188.
SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
|Processing Techniques||Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.|
HD Down Conversion: Supports playback from HD to SD. Supports down conversion on capture from HD video input to SD files. Anamorphic, letter box and center cut formats selectable.
HD Up Conversion: Supports capture from SD and 720HD video input to 1080HD files.
Real Time Effects: Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects on Mac OS X.
Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats.
|Input||3x BNC for Component/Composite|
1x BNC for Ref/Genlock
2x BNC for 3 Gb/s SDI Dual Link
4x Female XLR for Balanced Audio
7x Female XRL for AES/EBU Digital Audio
|Output||3x BNC for Component|
1x BNC for NTSC/PAL Composite
2x BNC for 3 Gb/s SDI Dual Link
2x RCA for Audio Monitoring
4x Male XLR for Balanced Audio
7x Male XRL for AES/EBU Digital Audio
|Control||1x RS-422 for Deck Control|
1x USB (Type B) for Firmware Upgrades and Configuration
1x DVI for PCI Express Host Connection
|System Requirements||Operating System: Windows XP, Vista; Mac OS X 10.4|
PCI Express x4 slot for host card
|Electrical Requirements||AC: 120 VAC|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||2U Rackmount|
|Weight||Not Specified by Manufacturer|