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Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G
Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirect SDI/HDMI 3G

Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirect SDI/HDMI 3G

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Get broadcast-quality video with Blackmagic Design's Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G converter's custom hardware, camera control, and color monitoring.

Use the bidirectional SDI/HDMI 3G micro converter for broadcast quality conversion of SDI to HDMI at the same time as HDMI to SDI, even when using different formats. Professional 3G-SDI connections are compatible with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. Camera control protocol conversion is supported for conversion from cameras to switchers and vice versa. Powered via a USB connection, the converter can connect to TVs or laptops. Miniature size and rugged design make this converter an exceptional choice for professional broadcasts, live productions, and on set use.

High quality components in a micro design make this converter ideal for all styles of broadcast, live production, and on set use. Turn a computer display, TV, or video projector into professional level color calibrated broadcast monitoring. Run a slide show on a computer with a converter for broadcast quality titles during a live production. The converter works with 8 and 10-bit video formats, in RGB or YUV, and in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60.

Precision-engineered electronics generate very low SDI jitter so SDI cables can be extended over long distances. The converter also utilizes high quality signal processing and deep bit depth video pipeline. Built-in SDI re-clocking on the 3G-SDI output supports longer cable length setups. SDI re-clocking regenerates SDI video, reduces SDI jitter, and improves SDI eye pattern. Those changes occur before the converter sends the signal to other equipment so even degraded SDI signals can be used.

Custom hardware design supports technical features crucial to high end broadcast use. HDMI and SDI timecode conversion fully support timecode in standard and high definition video formats. This means any HDMI device supporting timecode can be converted to SDI to get that timecode into larger broadcast systems. Electronics meet current global broadcast specifications, and the converter is designed to be updated with new standards in the future.

Support of camera control enables the use of products such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with an ATEM SDI switcher. In that setup the SDI switcher sends camera control over SDI, which the converter translates to HDMI for the camera. This process also works in reverse, controlling an SDI camera from an HDMI switcher.

Enjoy accurate color monitoring with a 3D LUT. With the 3D LUT you can apply custom looks, color, and gamma changes in real time. The 3D LUT function can use the converter as a 3D LUT processor, provide color calibration to your monitor, and is compatible with DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector.

Blackmagic Design Micro Converter Features

  • Pocket sized broadcast quality converter
  • Powered via USB connection
  • 3G-SDI connections support all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60
  • Convert HDMI cameras to professional SDI
  • Connect computers to SDI broadcast systems
  • Use big screen TVs for color calibrated SDI monitoring
  • Converter utility software free download to change settings and update converter software
  • 3D LUT provides accurate color monitoring
  • Convert with camera control
  • HDMI timecode support
  • SDI re-clocking
  • Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 3G1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x SD, HD or 3G-SDI
    • SDI Video Outputs: Automatically matches the 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: USB Type‑C
    • Reclocking: Yes
  • Standards
    • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    • HD Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 2K Video Standards: 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI, 2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M
    • SDI Video Rates: SDI video connections are automatically switchable between standard definition and high definition, and user selectable for level A or 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: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 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.
  • Camera Control Bidirectional signal conversion supports Blackmagic Camera Control and Tally
  • Software
    • Software Control: Mac and Windows™ software via USB.
    • Internal Software Upgrade: Via USB.
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 10.15 Catalina, Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later.
    • Windows 10, 64-bit.
  • Settings ControlVia software utility
  • Power Requirements
    • Power Consumption: 2.5 W
    • 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

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