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Blackmagic CONVMASA 3G HD-SDI to Analog with Audio Mini Converter

Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design

Item #: BMD-CONVMSA   •   MFG #: BMD-CONVMASA

 

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3G HD-SDI to Analog YUV/S-Video/Composite with D/Conv & AES/Analog Audio. Mini Converter SDI to Analog includes everything you need to convert from SDI to analog in HD/SD component, NTSC and PAL video, plus balanced AES/EBU and analog audio. Now you can easily connect equipment such as Betacam SP, VHS, and analog video monitors to SDI based equipment.


Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Common Features:

Auto Switching SD and HD
Mini Converters instantly switch between standard definition and high definition video formats and changeover is automatic when the video input changes. A huge range of video standards are supported including, NTSC, PAL, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080psf/23.98, 1080psf/24, 720p/59.94 and 720p/50 formats, plus new formats can be added via USB.

Redundant SDI Input
Mini Converters feature a unique redundant input for mission critical tasks such as broadcast or live events. You can connect a redundant cable to the second input, so if the main input is lost due to cable damage or any other cause, Mini Converter will automatically switch over to the redundant input cable. This lets you use Mini Converters in locations where crowds or the environment might cause cable damage, or lets you place Mini Converters in hard to reach locations such as roof mounted video projectors. A loop though SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. A loop-thru SDI connection is also great if you need more than 2 audio channels, as you can connect the loop-thru to another Mini Converter to de-embedd extra audio channels!

New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
Only Mini Converters include the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology and upgrades can be loaded via the built in USB connection for future video format compatibility. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your standard definition and high definition SDI equipment.

Built in AES/EBU or Analog Audio
Standard 1/4 inch jacks are built in for balanced analog or AES/EBU audio. Because Mini Converters use standard 1/4 inch jack connectors for all audio connections, you can use standard cables commonly available from any pro audio store. Unlike other converters, Mini Converters don't need custom cables, as any balanced 1/4 inch jack cable can be used. Mini Converters are also unique as the same 1/4 inch jack connections can be switched between professional balanced analog audio, or AES/EBU digital audio. This means you only need one model of Mini Converter for both analog and digital audio. You can select the type of audio from one of the mini switches on the side of the Mini Converter unit. On modes with AES/EBU digital audio in, a sample rate converter lets you connect to any AES/EBU source, either synchronized, or un-syncronized. On HDMI models, you also have full access to the HDMI audio embedded in the HDMI video connection.

High Quality
Mini Converters are built to highest quality standards with low SDI jitter so you get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with multiple internal power supplies for ultra low noise broadcast quality analog video and audio. Unlike other converters, Mini Converters don't use "low grade" video electronics just to save cost. Mini Converters feature the highest grade broadcast quality analog audio and video electronics. In fact, Mini Converters uses the same analog video design as our most expensive and award winning Multibridge Eclipse! That means you get the highest quality, all in a very affordable and incredibly compact unit.

International Power Supply
Unlike other converters, a universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. This lets you take Mini Converters with you to any location worldwide, and plug directly into the local power sockets. To stop power accidentally being disconnected, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tight!

 
  • Specifications

    • Connections:
    • SDI Video Input: Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.
    • SDI Video Output: Automatically matches the SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video input.
    • Analog Video: Component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video from SD-SDI input - Component HD from HD-SDI input.
    • Analog Audio: 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.
    • AES/EBU Digital Audio: 2 channels of professional balanced digital with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.
    • HDMI: None
    • SDI Redundant Input: Automatically switches over if main SDI input is lost.
    • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs.
    • Updates and Configuration: Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)
    • Reclocking: Yes
    • Standards:
    • SD Format Support: 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL
    • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
    • SDI Video Rates: SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition.
    • SDI Video Sampling: 4:02:02
    • SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
    • SDI Color Precision: 4:02:02
    • SDI Color Space: YUV
    • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI.
    • SDI Format Support: None
    • Analog Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30
    • Analog Color Space: YUV
    • Analog Color Precision: 4:02:02
    • HDMI Format Support: None
    • HDMI Color Space: None
    • HDMI Color Precision: None
    • Copy Protection: None
    • Extras:
    • Software Control: Mac OS XT and WindowsT software upgrade via USB.
    • Internal Software Upgrade: Via included updater application.
    • Settings Control: Mini Switches or USB software.
    • Format Conversion: HD down conversion
    • Power Supply: +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Cable tie point.
    • Power Consumption: 8.04 Watts
    • Operational Voltage Range: 12V
    • Product Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
     
 

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Blackmagic Design CONVMSA SDI to Analog Mini Converter
 
4.5

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  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Simple controls (3)

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      5.0

      Great Box

      By Ross

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Power User

      Pros

      • Fast Setup
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adapting To Projectors

        Comments about Blackmagic Design CONVMSA SDI to Analog Mini Converter:

        These converters are great and easy to use

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great Product

        By Vidspec

        from Slidell LA

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Rugged Construction

        Cons

        • Dip Switches For Settings

        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Blackmagic Design CONVMSA SDI to Analog Mini Converter:

        This unit does a great job at converting your SDI input into analog component, Y/C and composite. It is heavy duty built so it withstands heavy personal use. The SDI loop out is handy when needing an extra SDI hookup. Great product for the price.

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        5.0

        Works Great

        By T2

        from Jupiter, FL

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Blackmagic Design CONVMSA SDI to Analog Mini Converter:

          Works as advertised

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Another Great Blackmagic Mini-Converter

          By Edfrat

          from Pittsburgh, PA USA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dependable
          • Fast Setup
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • SDI Input to Monitors
            • Signal Conversion

            Comments about Blackmagic Design CONVMSA SDI to Analog Mini Converter:

            As most of the BM products tend to be, this converter is excellent. Good quality conversion for a great price. Very useful for adding an SDI input to an analog monitor, or to provide analog signals to an encoder. We have many of these scattered throughout the facility and they all work great. The ONLY wish I have is for there to be a small remote connector to enable external switching of which SDI audio track is being monitored, for use in surround monitoring. I have actually ADDED this connection myself, although it is not easy to do so.

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