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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber

Bi-directional Optical Fiber to SDI Converter

Now you can convert SDI to Optical Fiber, and Optical Fiber to SDI simultaneously. Mini Converter Optical Fiber automatically switches between any SD, HD, 3G-SDI video standards and each direction can be completely independent.

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Blackmagic Design

Product Description


Blackmagic Design’s Optical Fiber Mini Converter is one of the world’s most sophisticated converters thanks to its use of the latest 6G-SDI technology. Capable of automatically sensing the input video format and instinctively changing between essentially all SD, HD and Ultra HD video standards up to 2160p30. The Optical Fiber Mini Converter utilises advanced features such as redundant SDI inputs, re-clocked loop outputs, and full analogue and AES/EBU audio connections so you can convert video, as well as embed or de-embed audio.

Thousands of broadcast, news, post production and AV professionals trust Blackmagic Mini Converters to link their equipment together and keep studios operational. Additionally, Blackmagic Mini Converters are intended to be used anywhere. You can install them in equipment racks in the studio, on news trucks, or outside for live sports and similar events.

The Blackmagic Design Optical Fiber Mini Converter uses a simple, condensed design that means it’s easy to use and incredibly dependable when used as part of a 24/7 operation. The built-in connections are quick to access and utilise standard cables, as well as the built-in mini switches which can be used to swiftly change settings. There’s even a diagram with switch settings printed on the back – you’ll never have to look for the manual.

It’s now possible to convert SDI to Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber to SDI simultaneously, thanks to the Blackmagic Design Optical Fiber Mini Converter, which intuitively alternates between any SD, HD, 3G-SDI video standards while each direction can be completely independent.




SDI Video Input

Switchable between SD, HD and 3G-SDI.

SDI Video Output

Automatically matches the SD, HD and 3G-SDI video input.

Optical Fiber Video Input

1 x 10 bit SD/HD/3G- SDI switchable.

Optical Fiber Video Output

1 x 10 bit SD/HD/3G-SDI switchable.

Optical Fiber Audio Input

16 channel embedded.

Optical Fiber Audio Output

16 channel embedded.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs.




Additional Information



  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M‐B, ITU­‐R BT.656, ITU­‐R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI.
  • 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 detects SD, HD or 3G‐SDI.
  • ASI Support: Yes
  • SDI Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/23.98 NTSC, 525/29.97 NTSC, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p25


Operating Systems


  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.


  • Windows 7 or Windows 8.


Power Requirements

  • Power Supply: +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Cable tie point.
  • Power Consumption: 3.84 Watts
  • Operational Voltage Range: 12V DC


Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing



  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

What's in the box

  • Mini Converter Optical Fiber
  • Software CD
  • 12V universal power supply with international socket adapters