Blackmagic Mini Converters
Make the move to Ultra HD with the world’s most advanced 6G-SDI converters!
Blackmagic Mini Converters are the world’s most advanced converters because they include the latest 6G-SDI technology, automatically detect the input video format and instantly change between virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD video standards up to 2160p30! You get advanced features such as redundant SDI inputs, re-clocked loop outputs, and full analog and AES/EBU audio connections so you can convert video, as well as embed or de-embed audio! Choose from a wide range of 3G and 6G-SDI models, depending on the conversion you need! There are even 4 super tough heavy duty models that are built to last when used under extreme conditions!
Connect SD, HD and Ultra HD gear together
Millions of broadcast, news, post production and AV professionals rely on Blackmagic Mini Converters to connect all of their equipment together and keep their studios running. With over 20 different models available, there are Mini Converters with analog, SDI, and HDMI connections that let you work with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment! That means you can connect analog decks to digital equipment, switch HDMI to SDI, de-embed or embed audio, or even extend signals over massive distances with Fiber Optic cables! With so many conversion options, there’s no limit to the equipment you can connect!
Simple, Compact and Rugged
Built for any environment!
Blackmagic Mini Converters are designed to be used anywhere! You can put them in equipment racks in the studio, on news trucks, or use them outside for live sports and other events. Mini Converters have a straightforward, compact design that makes them easy to use and super reliable for 24/7 operation. The built-in connections are easy to access and use standard cables, plus all models feature built-in mini switches to quickly change settings. There’s even a diagram with switch settings printed on the back so you never have to look for the manual! The Heavy Duty models are machined out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and feature recessed connections that protect and shield the cables from damage, making them tough enough to keep on working, even if they get run over by a tank during production!
Work with SD, HD and Ultra HD!
Get ready for the move to Ultra HD, the broadcast standard of the future! Some Mini Converter models feature 6G-SDI, making them compatible with Ultra HD up to 2160p30! Ultra HD features a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size that’s 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD video! The 6G-SDI connections are multi-rate, so they are fully compatible with all of your existing SD and HD-SDI equipment, as well as Ultra HD! The advanced SDI connections automatically detect the input signal and switch formats as needed. This means you’re ready for the future with Ultra HD compatibility!
The standard for SD and HD converters!
Blackmagic Mini Converters are also available in 3G-SDI models for when you only need to work with SD and HD equipment. You get the quality and dependability broadcasters have relied on for years. The 3G-SDI connections are multi-rate and automatically detect and switch formats as needed. That means they are compatible with virtually all SD and HD-SDI equipment! Blackmagic Mini Converters with 3G-SDI are perfect when you don’t need the extra cost of the Ultra HD models!
Standard Audio Connections
Process your audio separately or embedded
In professional broadcast, post and live production workflows, the audio is just as important as the video. Blackmagic Mini Converters maintain the cleanest possible audio signal and always keep it in sync with your video! Mini Converters support embedded SDI and HDMI audio, and there are several models that let you separately embed or de-embed it to analog or digital connections. Mini Converters support 24 bit analog and AES/EBU audio, and feature standard 1/4" audio jacks so you don't need custom cables!
Safeguard mission critical feeds
Anything can happen during a live production and you can’t afford to lose a signal and go off air. All Blackmagic Mini Converters feature redundant SDI inputs so you can run a second cable as a back up! This feature is great for outdoor use, or in large, crowded venues where there’s a chance cables might get damaged. Often it makes sense to run the second cable on a different route than the first. If the main input is lost, the converter automatically switches over to the second input, so you’re always on air!
New for NAB 2016
HDMI Instant Lock
Get instant image lock when using consumer HDMI TV’s
HDMI televisions and projectors make great monitors, but they can take a long time to lock onto a signal when a new source is connected. The SDI to HDMI model includes our new HDMI Instant Lock feature that fixes this problem because it continues sending an active HDMI signal to the display even when the SDI input is disconnected. If an SDI input is connected that’s the same format as the previous signal, it can lock instantly and in as little as 1 frame! That means if you install a Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K model to the output of your router, when you switch sources the monitor will update instantly. It’s just like using a clean switch router!
SDI signals with jitter degradation
Clean, reclocked SDI signals
Advanced Video Technology
Consistently reliable quality
With the highest quality 10-bit video processing, Mini Converters are ideal for the stringent requirements of broadcast, post production and professional AV. You get incredibly low noise levels when moving between analog and digital video formats. Low SDI jitter and SDI re-clocking means you can run long cable lengths without any loss of video quality. Specific models include up/down/cross conversion that lets you move easily between PAL and NTSC SD video standards and the high number of HD formats, all the way up to 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolutions!
Cover massive distances with affordable fiber!
Blackmagic Mini Converters are available in a 6G-SDI to optical fiber model. You get bi-directional 6G-SDI to optical fiber conversion, with each direction independent of the other. Optical fiber can transmit video over incredibly long distances that would be impossible with standard SDI cables. They’re also affordable, making it much more cost effective to run than traditional copper cable. Using optical fiber you can transmit video from remote cameras up to 28 miles away without any loss of signal quality. That makes fiber perfect for use at large outdoor events and in stadiums and arenas!
Standard Definition = 27.8 miles
High Definition (720p, 1080i, 1080p) = 15.5 miles
Ultra HD = 7.5 miles
50,000ftU2 Spy Plane
39.500ftMaximum length for Ultra HD Optical Fiber!
29,000ftThe height of Mt. Everest
Simple to set up and update
Changing Mini Converter's built-in mini switches is as easy as using a pen! This is great when you need to change settings quickly as there are no complicated menus to navigate. There’s even a printed switch diagram on each converter, so you never have to find the manual! You can also control settings using the included Converter Utility software by connecting the converter to any OS X or Windows computer! All models can be updated to the latest software via USB by simply downloading upgrades directly from the Blackmagic Design website and connecting the Mini Converter to your Mac or Windows computer!
Mini Converters Family
Mini Converters - SD and HD Models
- SDI to HDMI $195
- SDI to Audio $195
- SDI to Analog $195
- Optical Fiber $195
- SDI Distribution $195
- HDMI to SDI $195
- Audio to SDI $195
- Analog to SDI $195
- Sync Generator $195
- UpDownCross $295
Mini Converters - SD, HD and Ultra HD Models
- SDI to HDMI 4K $295
- SDI to Audio 4K $295
- SDI to Analog 4K $295
- Quad SDI to HDMI 4K $495
- SDI Multiplex 4K $495
- HDMI to SDI 4K $295
- Audio to SDI 4K $295
- Optical Fiber 4K $495
- SDI Distribution 4K $295
Mini Converters - Heavy Duty
- Heavy Duty SDI to Analog 4K $345
- Heavy Duty SDI to HDMI 4K $345
- Heavy Duty Analog to SDI $345
- Heavy Duty HDMI to SDI 4K $345
- Battery Converter SDI to HDMI $295
- Battery Converter HDMI to SDI $295