Blackmagic Design today announced the shipping of Mini Converter UpDownCross, a new Mini Converter that includes powerful processing for up, down and cross conversion of SDI video formats for only $495.
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 be automatically converted to the correct format for the deck. 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 would receive 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 receives 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.
“This is a fantastic product that solves the problem of so many different video formats in active use in the television industry”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “One of the biggest problems when building facilities today is how to combine both SD and HD equipment onto the same router, and now with Mini Converter UpDownCross, it’s a simple task because the conversion can be done on the SDI video input to each deck. It’s so simple!”
Mini Converter UpDownCross Key Features
· 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.
· 12 volt universal power supply included with international adapters.
Availability and Price
Mini Converter UpDownCross is available now for US$495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Product photos of the Mini Converter UpDownCross, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.