The 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 miniaturized 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.
Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 3G
This model is perfect for connecting HDMI cameras and computers to professional SDI equipment! You get two 3G-SDI outputs which can be set to level A or level B formats. Unlike cheap converters, it even supports feature film video formats 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 color 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.
Unlike other small SDI converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature the highest quality broadcast technology, miniaturized 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.
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
The Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 3G model even includes a 3D LUT for color accurate monitoring! You can apply custom looks, color 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 color calibrated grading monitor using a low cost computer monitor or TV! You can even use the DaVinci Resolve primary color 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!