Blackmagic Mini Converter: UpDownCross Converter

Full 10 bit processing with high quality video filtering • Includes mini switches for setting output video formats and processing bypass • Performs up, down, cross and SD standards conversion
Regular Price $415.00 Special Price $375.00
SKU
VFCBMD124

Mini Converter UpDownCross provides an easy way to convert between SD and HD video formats as it includes a full up, down and cross conversion, as well as full NTSC/PAL standards conversion. Mini Converter UpDownCross works at the highest 10 bit SDI video quality, with superior multi tap image filtering and processing.

Mini Converter UpDownCross can be used on the SDI input of broadcast decks so when a non standard SDI video signal is routed or connected, it can automatically be converted to the correct format for the deck. An example would be if a customer had a PAL Digital Betacam deck connected to a router, a Mini Converter UpDownCross could be placed before the SDI input of the deck, so if someone connected a HD video source, the SDI video would automatically be converted to a standard definition SDI signal so the deck receives stable and high quality input video.

Even a video signal at 1080i59.94 would automatically be down converted and standards converted to PAL. Embedded SDI audio is automatically delayed to match the video processing and then passed through to the SDI output, so the deck always gets a stable SDI input with multi channel audio.

Also included is a SDI loop-thru output, and 5 SDI processed outputs. Customers can select to bypass all processing so Mini Converter UpDownCross becomes an affordable SDI distribution amplifier with a total of 6 fully re-clocked SDI outputs.

A black-burst/tri-sync compatible reference input is included, so Mini Converter UpDownCross can be used as a frame re-synchronizer for retiming video sources to house sync.

  • SDI in, supports SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats.
  • 1 x SDI loop out, supports SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats.
  • 5 x SDI processed video outputs, supports SD, HD and 3 Gb/s formats.
  • Performs up, down, cross and SD standards conversion.
  • Full 10 bit processing with high quality video filtering.
  • Supports multi channel audio with automatic delay to match video processing delay.
  • Includes mini switches for setting output video formats and processing bypass.
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Connections
SDI Video Input: Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
SDI Redundant Input: None
SDI Video Outputs: 6 x outputs automatically match the SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video input unless up, down, cross and/or standards conversion is enabled.
Optical Fiber Video Input: None
Optical Fiber Video Output: None
Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs.
Updates and Configuration: Via USB 2.0 high speed (480 Mb/s).
Re-clocking: Yes
Reference Input: Blackburst and TriSync for SD & HD.

Standards
SDI Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 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 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI.
SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2
SDI Video Rates: SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition.
SDI Colour Precision: 4:2:2
SDI Colour Space: YUV
SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
SDI Auto Switching: Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI
Analog Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
Analog Colour Precision: 4:2:2
Analog Colour Space: YUV
HDMI Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/50p PAL, 525/59.94p NTSC, 1080p23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94/60, 720p50 and 720p59.94/60.
HDMI Colour Precision: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
HDMI Colour Space: YUV and RGB
Copy Protection: For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to receive copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

General
Software Control: Mac OS X™ and Windows™ software upgrade via USB
Settings Control: Mini Switches or USB software
Firmware Upgrade: Via included firmware updater application
Power Supply: 12V universal power supply included with international socket adaptors for all countries. Cable tie point.
Format Conversion: Up, down, cross conversion and/or NTSC/PAL standards conversion.
110 Volt Power Consumption: 88 mA
220 Volt Power Consumption: 47 mA
Product Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
  • 1 x UpDownCross Converter
  • 1 x 12V Universal Power Supply with international adaptors
  • 1 x Cable tie point
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