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Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirectional HDMI/SDI (without PSU)

Miniaturized broadcast quality SD and HD video converter Bidirectional - HDMI/SDI
Part No: BMD-CONVBDC/SDI/HDMI

Miniaturized USB powered broadcast quality SD and HD video converter that simultaneously converts SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any combination of SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 at the same time.  Optional AC power supply purchased separately.

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Introducing Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI

Simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any SD or HD format all at the same time

Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI is the world’s smallest broadcast quality bidirectional video converter. Now you can simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any combination of SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 at the same time. Each conversion direction can be a different SD or HD video standard, so it’s like getting two converters in one. The multi-rate 3G-SDI input and output connections are compatible with virtually all professional broadcast equipment, including Level A and B devices. It even automatically detects all SD and HD formats. The strong metal design is perfect for live production and broadcast. Plus, it’s small enough to be hidden and used anywhere. It can even be powered via USB.

Use Anywhere - Pocket sized broadcast quality converters
Blackmagic Micro Converters are so small you can use them anywhere. Whether you’re carrying one in your laptop bag or in your outside broadcast van and road cases, they’re professional, broadcast quality converters that can be easily hidden so the audience never sees them. They’re perfect for use on set in broadcast news, at live events that have screens and cameras all around, or even in episodic television shows feeding big screen televisions that are part of the set.

  • Use your HDMI camera with an SDI monitor on set
  • Power Micro Converter from your laptop’s USB.
  • Turn your HDMI television into an SDI monitor.

Miniaturized Design - Professional broadcast converters
Unlike other small SDI converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature the highest quality broadcast technology, miniaturized into a proper metal enclosure so you get a professional design you can trust. You get full size professional 3G-SDI connections, HDMI and more. The converters include two LED status indicators to confirm power and video signal. Blackmagic Micro Converters include a USB connection for power. That means you can power it from from any USB connection on a television or a laptop computer. You can also buy Blackmagic Micro Converters with an AC power supply that includes 4 different AC socket adapters for plugging it into outlets.

Broadcast Quality - Big converter quality, miniaturized
Whether you’re working in SD or HD, Micro Converters feature the same broadcast quality 10-bit video processing found in full size converters, so you always get professional industrial strength SDI signals. Blackmagic Micro Converters work with 8 and 10-bit broadcast quality video in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. Full support is included for embedded audio and closed captioning. With Blackmagic Micro Converters, you get a truly professional converter that’s perfectly suited for high end broadcast applications.

SDI Re-clocking - Perfect for longer SDI cable lengths
Blackmagic Micro Converters include built in SDI re-clocking on the 3G-SDI input. The SDI re-clocking will regenerate the SDI video input, reduce SDI jitter and improve SDI eye pattern before the signal gets to the converter’s processing. This allows longer cable lengths because even degraded SDI signals can still be used. Other small, cheap converters often leave out important features such as this, making them unreliable for broadcast use. Blackmagic Micro Converters don’t suffer from these problems because they are a true professional design.

Full Size Connections - Works with the cables you already have
Even though they’re incredibly small, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature full size 3G‑SDI and HDMI connections. The SDI connections are multi-rate, making them compatible with SD and HD-SDI equipment. For maximum compatibility, micro converters support both level A and level B 3G-SDI devices. Micro Converter SDI to HDMI also includes an SDI input loop through connection. Micro Converter HDMI to SDI features two 3G-SDI outputs, so you can connect it to multiple devices such as switchers, routers, monitors and more.

USB or DC Power - Power via USB or optional power supply
Blackmagic Micro Converters are powered via the same micro USB connection that’s used on smartphones so you can use any USB device or any smartphone charger to power the converters. You can also purchase Micro Converters with an AC power supply that supports 110 to 240V AC and comes with 4 different AC socket adapters so you can plug them into outlets anywhere in the world. That’s perfect for when you’re doing international work. You can even use smartphone chargers and rechargeable battery packs to power micro converters on set. With so many easy to use power solutions, you’ll never be without a power supply again.

Features

  • Simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any SD or HD format all at the same time
  • Miniaturized USB powered broadcast quality SD and HD video converter that converts SDI from professional equipment into HDMI for use with consumer TVs, projectors and more
  • Pocket size broadcast quality converters
  • Power Micro Converter from your laptop’s USB
  • SDI Re-clocking
  • Full size connections

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x SD, HD or 3G-SDI.
  • SDI Video Outputs: Automatically matches the SD, HD or 3G-SDI HDMI video input.
  • HDMI Video Inputs: HDMI Type A in.
  • HDMI Outputs: HDMI Type A out.
  • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of SD or HD.
  • Updates, Configurations and Power: Micro USB.
  • Reclocking: Yes

 

Standards

  • SDI Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M
  • SDI Video Rates: SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition, and user selectable level A and B via setup utility.
  • SDI Color Precision: 4:2:2
  • SDI Color Space: YUV
  • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically detects SD, HD and 3G-SDI
  • HDMI Video Standards: 525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • HDMI Color Precision: 4:2:2
  • HDMI Color Space: YUV
  • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

 

Standards

  • Software Control: Mac and Windows™ software via micro USB.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Via micro USB.

 

Operating Systems

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later.
  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

 

Settings Control

  • Via software utility.

 

Power Requirements

  • Power Consumption: 2.5W
  • Operational Voltage Range: 4.4 to 5.25V DC

 

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

 

Warranty

  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

What's in the box

  • Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI

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