Blackmagic Design Mini Converter UpDownCross

by Blackmagic Design
$295.00

The Mini Converter UpDownCross from Blackmagic Design converts between SD and HD video formats and functions as a 4-field standards converter. It allows you to cross-convert 720p to 1080i, enabling editing and mastering in SD, 720p, and 1080i video. It uses the 10-bit SDI video quality with multi-tap image filtering and processing. The mini converter includes auto SD/HD switching, which allows the converter to instantly switch between SD and HD video formats automatically when the video input changes. Compatible with 3G-SDI technology, the converter includes a built-in USB connection for future updates and video format compatibility.

The converter's low SDI jitter allows you to use long SDI cable lengths in conjunction with internal power supplies; this enables ultra low-noise broadcast-quality analog video and audio over long distances. It supports multi-channel audio with automatic delay for matching any video processing delay. The Mini Converter's settings are controlled using the built-in DIP switches or via USB using the control software for Max OS X or Windows computers, which can be downloaded on Blackmagic Design's website. The USB port also enables the firmware to be updated. For powering the device, a 12V power supply is included with international socket adapters.

Key Features
  • Full up, down, and cross conversion between HD and SD video formats
  • Single SD/HD/3G-SDI input
  • Five SD/HD/3G-SDI outputs, one loop-through output
  • Automatically detects SD, HD, or 3G‐SDI signals
  • Converts 720p to 1080i or 1080i to 720p
  • Auto SD/HD switching for instantly switching between SD and HD video formats
  • Full 10-bit processing with high-quality video filtering
  • Supports multi-channel audio
  • Built-in USB connection for upgrades and future video compatibility
  • Built with high-quality standards and low SDI jitter to get longest SDI cable lengths
  • Universal power supply included with international socket adapters and cable tie point
  • Control via built-in mini switches or software
Video Input 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI
Video Output 5 x SD/HD/3G-SDI, automatically match the SD, HD, and 3G-SDI video input unless up, down, cross and/or standards conversion is enabled
1 x SDI loop-through
Reference Input Blackburst and TriSync for SD and HD
Reclocking Yes
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M-B, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Color Space YUV
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2
SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz, 24-bit
Resolutions & Frame Rates 525/29.97 NTSC
625/25 PAL
720p 50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60/
1080PsF 23.98
1080p 23.9824/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
Control Mini Switches or USB software via USB
Format Conversion Up, down, cross conversion and/or NTSC/PAL standards conversion
USB For firmware updates and configuration
Power Supply 12 VDC
Operation Voltage 12 to 31 VDC
Power Consumption 7 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
Dimensions 4.84 x 3.63 x 0.9" (12.3 x 9.2 x 2.3 cm)
Weight 11.53 oz (326.9 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.4 x 2.6"