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Blackmagic HDLEXT-DVI DVI Extender and DVI to HD/SD-SDI Converter
     
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    Blackmagic HDLEXT-DVI DVI Extender and DVI to HD/SD-SDI Converter

    Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design

    Item #: BMD-DVIEXTENDER   •   MFG #: DVI EXTENDER

     

    List Price:$395.00
    Our Price:$375.25

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      Extend Your Computer Monitor via Simple SDI Cables!

      DVI Extender lets you can extend the DVI-D connection to your computer monitor via simple SDI cables! Now it's much easer to connect your computer displays anywhere in your facility, or even to more than one monitor when using any 3 Gb/s SDI router. DVI Extender also works as a regular DVI to SD/HD-SDI video converter, that's perfect for broadcast graphics!

      Route your Computer Monitor
      Imagine the creative freedom to design your facility the way you want! Now you can move noisy computers out of client rooms plus you can even have a duplicate computer monitor for your client to watch! DVI Extender is easy to use and plugs into an HDLink Pro or HDLink Optical Fiber converter at the other end of the monitor extension. This means you can use a single monitor for either computer or video monitoring!

      Built in SDI Audio Embedding
      DVI Extender includes a standard 3.5mm audio mini jack input so you can connect audio from your computer! That means you get full 3D accelerated graphics and audio from your computer to SDI. That's a perfect solution for digital signage, Flash playback, PowerPoint™, gaming and more! Now any software can be output to crystal clear SDI video!

      Convert DVI to SDI Video
      With DVI Extender, you can harness your computer's built in 3D accelerated display to create realtime broadcast graphics in standard definition and high definition video. Simply set the control panel to Video Output and DVI extender will output NTSC, PAL, 720 HD or 1080 HD resolution SDI video with embedded audio from your computer via the audio input jack.

      New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
      The latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology is built into DVI Extender, making it fully compatible with all of your SD and HD-SDI equipment. With 3 Gb/s SDI you know that DVI Extender will be fully compatible with new video formats in the future! Adding new formats is easy, as they can be loaded via DVI Extender's USB connection.

      Full Digital Quality
      Unlike older scan converters, DVI Extender is a fully digital converter that connects the DVI-D output on your computer to SDI equipment such as HDLink Pro. That's a direct pixel-for-pixel digital connection to SDI, which is the highest quality possible and eliminates all scaling problems!

      Powers from any USB Port
      DVI Extender does not need messy power supplies because it connects directly to any USB port on your computer. That's ideal for portable use, because DVI Extender can be powered directly from your laptop. Or you could even use a portable iPod™ USB power supply!

       
      • Specifications

        • Connections:
        • Video Input 1 x DVI-D
        • Video Output 1 x 3 Gb/s SD/HD-SDI
        • Audio Input 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
        • Video Mode Resolutions When set to Video mode based resolutions DVI Extender will output conventional SDI video to match the selected video standard.
        • Select 720 x 486 for 525i/59.94 (NTSC), 720 x576 for 625i/50 (PAL), 1280 x 720 for 720HD and 1920 x 1080 for 1080HD video formats.
          Extras:
        • Updates and Configuration USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.
        • Extender mode compatibility Extender mode is compatible with the following HDLink models: HDLink Pro DVI, HDLink Pro 3D, HDLink Optical Fiber, HDLink Pro DisplayPort.
        • USB 1 x USB 2.0 port and cable.
        • Power Requirements Requires USB 2.0 connection for power. Compatible with iPod USB power adapter.
        • Product Warranty 12 Months
         
       

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      Blackmagic Design HDLEXT-DVI DVI Extender and DVI to HD/SD-SDI Converter
       
      4.5

      (based on 2 reviews)

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      4.0

      More of a pin converter

      By Nick

      from New York City, NY

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Pros

      • Built Well
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good quality
      • Light
      • Quick

      Cons

      • 15 Ghz Sdi Only Not 3g
      • Dvi-i Only
      • Easy To Unplug Usb Power
      • Limited Hz Requirement
      • No Edid For 2997fps
      • Only Specific Res Hz

      Best Uses

      • Portable
      • Quick In A Pinch

      Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLEXT-DVI DVI Extender and DVI to HD/SD-SDI Converter:

      I'm a professional video engineer. This product works well when you have a very specific need, however it only accepts few resolutions, and determines the type of SDI signal dependant on the refresh rate of those resolutions. That being said, as most computers only give you a 60hz option you are stuck with a single type of SDI signal. Again, this is more if a "pin converter" than a "scaler" of any kind, but works in a pinch.

      Here is a list of resolutions and frequencies and what type of SDI signal they create. Note that you HAVE to be able to change your refresh rate in your computer to be able to create these signals:

      720x480 @ 30hz = 525i @ 59.94
      720x576 @ 25hz = 625i @ 50
      1280x720 @ 50 = 720p @ 50
      1280x720 @ 59 (not 59.94) = 720p @ 59.94
      1920x1080 @ 24 = 1080p @ 24
      1920x1080 @ 29 = 1080i @ 59.94
      1920x1200 @ 60 = HD Link (not SDI) and requires another box to convert HD Link back to DVI.

      Another thing to take note of is that currently most SDI components for broadcast and recording operate with [email protected] To create that signal with this unit, you will need to drop your computers refresh rate to 1920x1080 @ 29hz -a requirement that most computers are unable to do.

      So, works in a pinch if you can change your refresh rate. Overall good quality, good build, good signal quality, but very limited and the required USB power can easily come loose.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Other
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      BMD DVI extender / Converter rocks!

      By Sunmello8106

      from Hartford, CT

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Limited To Dvi Ony

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLEXT-DVI DVI Extender and DVI to HD/SD-SDI Converter:

        Usiing primarly as a HDSDI converter, it does the job well. However, when using a HDMI to DVI cable adapter, it does not work well so stick to using DVI for this application. Powered by USB either via computer or external usb power supply. Good performance for a little box.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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