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Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional 3G with Power Supply

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World’s smallest bidirectional converter! Convert SDI to HDMI and at the same time HDMI to SDI. Supports camera control protocol allowing Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras to work with SDI switchers!

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Miniaturized broadcast quality SD and HD USB or AC powered converter that converts HDMI into SDI for use with professional broadcast monitors, decks, routers, switchers and more! Includes AC power supply with international socket adaptors.

The new Blackmagic Micro Converter 3G models are incredibly tiny broadcast video converters that let you connect between consumer HDMI and professional SDI equipment. The rugged and miniaturized design makes them small enough to be used anywhere! You get professional 3G-SDI connections for working with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. Micro Converters use USB for power, so they can be powered directly from televisions or laptop computers. You can even purchase them without power supplies if they are not needed! Only Blackmagic Micro Converters feature custom designed electronics that conform to current global broadcast specifications, and can be updated to new standards in the future.

Micro Converter. BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G

Get the world’s smallest bidirectional broadcast quality converter! Convert SDI to HDMI and at the same time HDMI to SDI, even in different formats! Plus it supports camera control protocol conversion, so you can use Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras with professional SDI live production switchers!

Use Anywhere

Pocket size broadcast quality converters!

Blackmagic Micro Converters are so small you can use them anywhere! That means it’s always easy to keep a few available for any urgent conversion task! Because they are extremely high quality, you can trust them for all kinds of broadcast, live production and on set use. Use them for turning any computer display, television or video projector into high quality color calibrated broadcast monitoring. They're also perfect for converting the HDMI outputs of computers and consumer video cameras to high end SDI equipment. Imagine using a slide show running on a computer for high end broadcast quality titles in live production! You could even use them for extending long HDMI distances using SDI.

Miniaturized Design

Precision engineered broadcast grade converters!

Unlike other small SDI converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature the highest quality broadcast technology, miniaturized into an incredibly strong metal enclosure. Each converter has industrial standard 3G-SDI and HDMI connections with strong high quality connectors. Blackmagic Micro Converters include a USB connection for power, as well as changing settings via the converter utility on Mac and Windows. Because the USB powers the converter, you can even power it from televisions or laptop computers. There are even LEDs for power and video status. You can also buy Blackmagic Micro Converters with an AC power supply including 4 adapters for international use.

Broadcast Quality

Big converter quality, miniaturized!

Unlike cheap converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters include the highest quality signal processing and deep bit depth video pipeline. Micro Converters have been engineered with precision electronics so you get very low SDI jitter, allowing you to extend SDI cables over long distances. That’s vital for live production where equipment such as cameras can be a long distance from switchers. Blackmagic Micro Converters work with both 8 and 10-bit video formats, in RGB or YUV, and in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. They even support 1080p24, 1080p47.95 and 1080p48 film rates! Plus you get fully embedded audio and timecode support.

Monitoring with 3D LUTs

Get color accurate monitoring on any type of display!

The Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 3G model even includes a 3D LUT for color accurate monitoring! You can apply custom looks, color and gamma changes in real time for on set monitoring. LUTs can also be applied to the 3G‑SDI loop output, allowing you to use the converter as a 3D LUT processor! You can also use 3D LUTs to get a color calibrated grading monitor using a low cost computer monitor or TV! You can even use the DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector to create amazing looks and then save them as custom 3D LUTs. Because DaVinci Resolve can be downloaded free, it costs nothing to start creating a world of custom 3D LUTs for monitoring! Imagine reproducing old film stocks!

Convert with Camera Control

The new Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G model even supports camera control so you can use a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with an ATEM SDI switcher. ATEM switchers send camera control over SDI, and the converter can translate this to HDMI for the camera. Just connect SDI from the converter out to the switcher input, the switcher program out to the converter input, and then the HDMI converter input connects to the Pocket Cinema Camera. Now add a camera number in the converter utility and you'll get control of the camera color corrector, tally and even remote recording! It even works in reverse and you can connect and control an SDI camera from an HDMI switcher such as ATEM Mini!

USB or AC Power

Power via USB or optional power supply!

The new Blackmagic Micro Converter 3G models are powered via the same USB-C connection that’s used on newer computers and smartphones so you can power the converter from the same television or computer you are converting the video for. You can also purchase Micro Converters with an AC power supply that supports 100 to 240V AC and comes with 4 different AC socket adapters so you can plug them into outlets anywhere in the world. That’s perfect for when you’re doing international work! You can even use smartphone chargers and rechargeable battery packs to power Micro Converters on set. With so many easy to use power solutions, you’ll never be without a power supply again!

Connections
SDI Video Inputs 1 x SD, HD or 3G-SDI.
SDI Video Outputs Automatically matches the HDMI video input.
HDMI Video Inputs HDMI Type A in.
HDMI Outputs HDMI Type A out.
Multi Rate Support Auto detection of SD or HD.
Updates, Configurations and Power USB Type‑C.
Reclocking Yes
Standards
SDI Video Standards 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI, 2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI
2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M
SDI Video Rates SDI video connections are automatically switchable between standard definition and high definition, and user selectable for level A or B via setup utility.
SDI Color Precision 4:2:2
SDI Color Space YUV
SDI Auto Switching Automatically detects SD, HD and 3G-SDI
HDMI Video Standards 525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
HDMI Color Precision 4:2:2
HDMI Color Space YUV
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources.
Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Camera Control Bidirectional signal conversion supports Blackmagic Camera Control and Tally.
Software
Software Control Mac and Windows™ software via USB.
Internal Software Upgrade Via USB.
Operating Systems Mac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows 10.
Settings Control Via software utility.
Power Requirements
Power Consumption 2.5 W
Operational Voltage Range 4.4 to 5.25V DC
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage temperature -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing
Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.