Matrox Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI Scan Converter with Genlock and Region-of-Interest Support

Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI Scan Converter with Genlock and Region-of-Interest Support
Regular Price $1,499.00 Special Price $1,375.00
SKU
VIOMAT129

The Matrox Convert DVI family of scan converters lets broadcasters easily and economically take the computer-based content that is quickly becoming a key part of the nightly news to air. These products are ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, video games, and web browsers, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. They are also the perfect appliances to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship.

Quality HD-SDI scan converters with genlock and upscaling typically cost thousands of dollars each and SDI audio embedders are often required. Costs balloon when facilities require multiple units. The Matrox Convert DVI products are very inexpensive by comparison and allow system audio to be embedded in the SDI signal. They provide the high-end features, outstanding quality, and ease-of-use necessary in broadcast and live event operations.

Controls are provided via an intuitive PC-based graphical user interface which can include a live preview pane for scaling and positioning in context. By simply dragging a mouse, rather than fiddling with buttons on the unit itself, you can choose to output the entire screen or a region-of-interest of any size. Premium features such as a flicker reduction filter, customizable presets with user-assignable hotkeys, password protection, SD pixel aspect ratio compensation, and a standalone mode ensure optimal flexibility for many different applications.

In applications where the DVI signal is not coming from a computer, but from a medical or industrial camera for example, the Matrox Convert DVI products can operate independently of a PC to deliver SDI and analog video.

The Matrox Convert DVI products can be used in stand-alone mode with a Mac, once they have been configured by a Windows-based PC.

If you are looking for a scan converter that can be controlled by a Mac, consider Matrox MXO2. In 'Presentation Mode', Matrox MXO acts as a high-quality scan converter that is genlockable, with timing offset controls. It mirrors the contents of your secondary desktop and displays it as high quality SDI and analog video simultaneously.

Mac drivers are now available for the Convert DVI family. The feature set for Mac release 1.0 includes full control over the output resolution, analog output type, genlock settings, and anti-fl icker filter along with the ability to program the unit for stand-alone mode. With Convert DVI Plus you can take full advantage of upscaling and the freeze/unfreeze function.

  • Progressive DVI-D input up to 1920 x 1200
  • Digital outputs: HD/SD SDI
  • Analog outputs: HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite
  • SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock with timing offset controls
  • Simultaneous analog and digital video output
  • Stereo audio input can be embedded into the SDI output signal
  • Realtime hardware downscaling with proper colour space and aspect ratio conversion
  • Region-of-interest support including panning with realtime output update
  • Can operate as a stand-alone appliance
  • Advanced features such as an anti-flicker filter, customizable presets, password protection, and SD pixel aspect ratio compensation
  • Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support
  • Additional features of Matrox Convert DVI Plus:
  • Realtime hardware upscaling with proper colour space and aspect ratio conversion
  • Flexible scaling and positioning of region-of-interest on the output
  • Background colour selection including super black and super white for downstream keying applications
  • Proc amp controls
  • Hotkey-triggered output signal freeze/unfreeze
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General
General:Works with DVI devices such as computers, cameras, and medical devices
System requirements:For initial configuration, Matrox Convert DVI requires a computer running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (32- and 64- bit), or Windows 7 Home Premium (32- or 64-bit), or Windows XP Professional (32-bit) with Service Pack 3, one free USB 2.0 port, and a device that outputs a supported DVI-D signal.

For initial configuration, Matrox Convert DVI requires a computer running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or Mac OS x 10.7 (Lion), one free USB 2.0 port, and a device that outputs a supported
DVI-D signal.

Once Convert DVI has been configured, it can be used in stand-alone mode. In stand-alone mode, the only requirement is a DVI device which outputs a supported DVI-D signal.
Video standards:NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 1080i, 720p
Regulatory compliance:FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Dimensions:151mm (L) × 161mm (W) × 46mm (H).
Total power consumption:10 watts

Connections
DVI input and output:DVI-I (single-link) 29-pin female connector
Audio input:1/8' stereo minijack
Genlock reference input:SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync
BNC connector (75 ?), terminated
Timing offset controls provided
SDTV SDI output:SD-SDI with 2 channels of SDI embedded audio
24-bit, 48 kHz
BNC connector (75 ?)
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M
SDTV S-Video & composite video output:PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
Frequency response: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
2T pulse response: 0.5% max
Diff. Gain and Diff. Phase: < 2%
BNC connectors (75 ?).
SDTV analog component video output:Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC & NTSC-EIAJ)
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/-0.2 dB max to 2 MHz
Component channel delay: +/- 3 ns
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB,
unified weighted
BNC connectors (75 ?).
HDTV SDI output:HD-SDI with 2 channels of SDI embedded audio
24-bit, 48 kHz
Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
BNC connector (75 ?).
HDTV analog component video output:Supported video formats:
1080i 25 and 29.97, 720p 50 and 59.94
Compliant to EIA-770.3
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.3 dB max to 28 MHz
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 0.4 dB max to
14 MHz
Component channel delay: +/- 0.5 ns
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 57 dB,
unified weighted
BNC connectors (75 ?).

  • 1 x Matrox Convert DVI Plus
  • 1 x DVI and system audio loop-through cable, 1 metre
  • 1 x External AC-DC adaptor
  • 1 x Y/C video adaptor
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