Convert SDI in SD, HD and Ultra HD to HDMI 4K with analog and AES/EBU audio, and also includes HDMI Instant Lock feature. Heavy Duty Mini Converters are machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum so they are super tough and durable enough to be used in the most demanding live production and outside broadcast environments.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!