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#1 Stefan Baltz

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

I'm looking for a converter, which handles at least SDI and HDMI input and SDI (BNC) output. Optionally with a composite and/or component input/output.
anyone knows some devices for reasonable prices??

just found the stuff from blackmagic or Aja, but none could handle both inputs.




many thanks,
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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:57 PM


Are you going for format conversion as well as input conversion? Like either HD-SDI pass through AND HDMI input to HD-SDI output? I'm not sure if there's a product that does ALL of that and is also portable and compact. Maybe the closest is the Decimator Design MD-DUCC?


I've got one on my sled, primarily for down converting HD-SDI to SD composite video. However, it also changes SD composite video to HD-SDI (for use with my Atomos Samurai) and will also pass out HDMI. The only thing it's missing is HDMI to HD-SDI.

Atomos also makes these connects which are cheaper than the AJA or BlackMagic solutions, but you'd need to buy each unit for HDMI to HD-SDI and HD-SDI to HDMI.

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