OpenGear Converters

The world's greatest converters are now available
in OpenGear rack mount cards!

OpenGear Converters
TV Industry

TV industry's open standard
for rack based conversion!

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters give you a great range of conversion options, all packed with broadcast quality video technologies at an affordable price! Get the freedom and cost savings of an open standards based converter combined with centralized network control and monitoring using the OpenGear DashBoard software on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux! Only $495

Open Architecture Converters!

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are fully compatible with the OpenGear standard used by television broadcasters for rack mount converters and video processing. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are compatible with 20-card models of the 2 RU (rack unit) OpenGear frames. Many manufacturers develop OpenGear cards and frames that can be mixed and matched. OpenGear cards are hot swappable and can be controlled by the java based DashBoard network control and monitoring software on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

10 Great Models

Choose from analog, HDMI, audio, optical fiber, and sync generator models! There's a single card model for each type of video conversion. All models have multi rate 3G-SDI that auto switches between all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. All AES/EBU audio inputs feature sample rate converters, and all audio connections can be switched between analog and AES/EBU audio!

10 Great Models

High Quality

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with ultra low noise analog video and audio for a true broadcast quality solution.

High Quality

Multi-rate 3G-SDI

The 3G-SDI connections built into Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are multi rate so they can automatically detect and switch between all SD and HD video formats and standards up to 1080p60. That also makes them fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment.

Auto Switching SD and HD

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats the instant the video input changes. A huge range of standards are supported and new formats can be added via USB. Check specs >

Redundant SDI Input

Blackmagic OpenGear Converter models SDI to Analog and SDI to Audio, feature a unique redundant SDI input for mission critical or live broadcast tasks. Simply connect a redundant cable to the second input and if the main SDI input is lost, Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will automatically switch over in an instant. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. You can also loop to other Blackmagic OpenGear Converters when de-embedding more audio channels.

Redundant SDI Input

Built in AES/EBU or Analog Audio

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters feature 24 bit analog and 24 bit digital audio. You can select either analog or AES/EBU digital audio via mini switches, or remotely via the DashBoard network control software. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will then switch to use either analog or AES/EBU digital audio. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters support the standard 2 ch and 4 ch audio rear modules, so they can be used with other brand OpenGear products.

Hardware Down Converter

Hardware Down Converter

If you have older standard definition analog equipment in your facility then you'll know how hard it is when modern SDI equipment unexpectedly changes between SD and HD. Blackmagic OpenGear Converter SDI to Analog includes an incredible quality HD down converter that automatically adapts to the SDI input video format and outputs standard definition analog video in letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 or center cut 4:3.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are familiar and easy to use. With 3G-SDI technology, every card is fully compatible with all of your SD and HD equipment. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters can be set up via mini switches, the software DashBoard, or via USB using Blackmagic Design's Converter Utility. That's three completely different ways to configure them, so you're never stuck in a critical live situation.

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OpenGear Converters

OpenGear Converters

The world's greatest converters are now available in OpenGear rack mount cards!

OpenGear Converter
  • OpenGear Converter SDI to Analog $495
  • OpenGear Converter Analog to SDI $495
  • OpenGear Converter SDI to HDMI $495
  • OpenGear Converter HDMI to SDI $495
  • OpenGear Converter SDI to Audio $495
  • OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI $495
  • OpenGear Converter Optical Fiber $495
  • OpenGear Converter UpDownCross $495
  • OpenGear Converter Sync Generator $495
  • OpenGear Converter SDI Distribution $495