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!
Blackmagic Micro Converters
The world’s smallest USB powered broadcast converters!
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 miniaturised 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.
This model has been specifically designed for professional monitoring. It includes a 17 point 3D LUT for colour calibrating any monitor, projector or television. You can even output the 3D LUT on the SDI loop output! Plus it supports DCI formats and film rates including 1080p24, 1080p47.95 and 1080p48.
Pocket sized 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 colour 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.
Precision engineered broadcast grade converters!
Unlike other small SDI converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature the highest quality broadcast technology, miniaturised 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.
Big converter quality, miniaturised!
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.
Update and Change Settings!
You can also change settings and update the converter software with the free converter utility that can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design web site. This software connects to the USB connection on the Micro Converters and runs on both Mac and Windows computers. You can use the utility to change the converter name, which can be useful for identifying which converter is used for which task! When using the bidirectional converter, you can even set the camera number, so the converter knows when it’s being controlled from a live production switcher. You can also select between level A and level B on the 3G-SDI video output.
Monitoring with 3D LUTs
Get colour accurate monitoring on any type of display!The Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 3G model even includes a 3D LUT for colour accurate monitoring! You can apply custom looks, colour 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 colour calibrated grading monitor using a low cost computer monitor or TV! You can even use the DaVinci Resolve primary colour 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 colour 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!
Includes HDMI Timecode Support
The new Micro Converter 3G models use a new Blackmagic Design custom hardware design so they’re more advanced to better support the technical features that are critical to high end broadcast workflows. These features include support for HDMI and SDI timecode conversion. You even get full support for timecode in both standard definition and high definition video formats. This means if you have any HDMI device that supports timecode, you can convert it to SDI and get that timecode into larger broadcast systems. Blackmagic Micro Converters might be low cost, however they don’t miss out on advanced features needed for high end film, television and post production work.
Perfect for longer SDI cable lengths
Blackmagic Micro Converters include built in SDI re-clocking on the 3G-SDI output. The SDI re‑clocking will regenerate the SDI video, reduce SDI jitter and improve SDI eye pattern before the converter sends the signal to other equipment. This allows longer cable lengths because even degraded SDI signals can still be used. Other converters often leave out important features such as re-clocking so are not reliable for broadcast use. Blackmagic Micro Converters don’t suffer from these problems because they are a more technically advanced design. Blackmagic Micro Converters also fully comply with SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B, broadcast standards.
Wider Range of Video Standards
Blackmagic Micro Converter 3G models support SDI formats including 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL, 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 and 2Kp60 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI and 2KPsF30 DCI. HDMI video standards include 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60. Plus 3G level A and B are supported.