Mini Converter – Optical Fiber
- SDI to Optical Fiber Conversion
- Bi-Directional Capability
- Advanced 3Gb/s SDI Technology
- Automatic Switching SD and HD
- High-Speed USB 2.0 Port
- Includes Universal Power Supply
With its continued excellence in advanced broadcast conversion capabilities, Blackmagic introduces its Mini Converter Optical Fiber. Designed and built with both video broadcasters and studio facility insatllation pundits in mind, this high-quality, cost effective conversion box offers bi-directional SDI to optical fiber conversion capabilities; and each direction can be completely independent of each other. It’s capable of switching between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI video formats; and with optical fiber input/output LC type connections at a 10-bit rate, enjoy long cable runs up to 147,000 ft (44,805 m) in SD, and up to 82,000 ft (24,993 m) at 3Gb/s SDI. Moreover, 3Gb/s SDI technology is fully compatible with all your studio and field SD and HD SDI equipment.
Due to its identical bit-stream as conventional SDI, the Mini Converter’s optical conversion provides future proof data speed protection; upgrades can be loaded via its built-in high speed USB 2.0 connection. The advantage of converting SDI to optical fiber is when SDI data speeds increase in the future, you will ensure the longevity of the optical fiber cable install as existing cables will easily handle much higher SDI data speeds.
|Supports||Optical Fiber, SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDIOnly single-mode LC type fiber optic cables are recommended for all fiber optic connections below|
|SDI Format Support||525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI|
|Analog Format Support||525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60|
|Input||SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI): x1
Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
|Output||SDI (BNC/switchable between SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI): x1
Optical Fiber (switchable): x1 LC
|Other||USB 2.0 x1|
|Audio||8-Channel Embedded (Optical Fiber LC)|
|Power||12VDC (supplied power supply)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||3.8 x 3.6 x 0.8″ (96.5 x 91.4 x 20.3mm)|
|Shipping Weight||6.6 lbs (3kg)|
Now you can convert SDI to Optical Fiber, and Optical Fiber to SDI simultaneously. Mini Converter Optical Fiber automatically switches between any SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD-SDI video standards and each direction can be completely independent.
Auto Switching SD and HD
Mini Converters instantly switch between standard definition and high definition video formats and changeover is automatic when the video input changes. A huge range of video standards are supported including, NTSC, PAL, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080psf/23.98, 1080psf/24, 720p/59.94 and 720p/50 formats, plus new formats can be added via USB.
Redundant SDI Input
Mini Converters feature a unique redundant input for mission critical tasks such as broadcast or live events. You can connect a redundant cable to the second input, so if the main input is lost due to cable damage or any other cause, Mini Converter will automatically switch over to the redundant input cable. This lets you use Mini Converters in locations where crowds or the environment might cause cable damage, or lets you place Mini Converters in hard to reach locations such as roof mounted video projectors. A loop though SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. A loop-thru SDI connection is also great if you need more than 2 audio channels, as you can connect the loop-thru to another Mini Converter to de-embedd extra audio channels!
New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
Only Mini Converters include the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology and upgrades can be loaded via the built in USB connection for future video format compatibility. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your standard definition and high definition SDI equipment.
Built in AES/EBU or Analog Audio
Standard 1/4 inch jacks are built in for balanced analog or AES/EBU audio. Because Mini Converters use standard 1/4 inch jack connectors for all audio connections, you can use standard cables commonly available from any pro audio store. Unlike other converters, Mini Converters don’t need custom cables, as any balanced 1/4 inch jack cable can be used. Mini Converters are also unique as the same 1/4 inch jack connections can be switched between professional balanced analog audio, or AES/EBU digital audio. This means you only need one model of Mini Converter for both analog and digital audio. You can select the type of audio from one of the mini switches on the side of the Mini Converter unit. On modes with AES/EBU digital audio in, a sample rate converter lets you connect to any AES/EBU source, either synchronized, or un-syncronized. On HDMI models, you also have full access to the HDMI audio embedded in the HDMI video connection.
Mini Converters are built to highest quality standards with low SDI jitter so you get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with multiple internal power supplies for ultra low noise broadcast quality analog video and audio. Unlike other converters, Mini Converters don’t use “low grade” video electronics just to save cost. Mini Converters feature the highest grade broadcast quality analog audio and video electronics. In fact, Mini Converters uses the same analog video design as our most expensive and award winning Multibridge Eclipse! That means you get the highest quality, all in a very affordable and incredibly compact unit.
|Dimensions||5.5 x 5.25 x 2.5 in|