Blackmagic Design has introduced the new Micro Converter 12G series consisting of the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 12G, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 12G and Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 12G models, which allow users to use HDMI devices together with professional SDI systems and offer features such as 3D LUTs as well as additional SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats.
Blackmagic&s three new Micro Converter 12G models.
The Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 12G model is suitable for monitoring in all SD, HD, 4K, and Ultra HD standards up to 2160p/60, and features a 17-point 3D LUT for color calibration of monitors. The 3D LUT can also be output via the 12G-SDI loop-through output. Moreover, the model supports DCI film standards including 4Kp/24, 4Kp/47.95, and 4Kp/48.
The Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 12G is suitable for connecting HDMI cameras and computers to professional SDI devices. Two 12G SDI outputs are provided for connection to SD, HD or Ultra HD equipment. When working in HD, this model supports 3G-SDI Level A and B, as well as 4Kp/24, 4Kp/47.95, and 4Kp/48 film standards.
The Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 12G converts simultaneously in both directions and to different standards. Users can thus convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI at the same time. It supports Camera Control Protocol conversion, allowing users to use Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras with professional SDI live production mixers.
Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 12G
The USB port on the Blackmagic Micro Converters allows them to be powered and settings to be changed using the Converter Utility for Mac and Windows. Thanks to USB, users can even power the converters directly from TVs or laptops. Status LEDs are also on board. Blackmagic Micro Converters are available with an optional AC power adapter including four adapters for use overseas.
Blackmagic&s Micro Converter 12G models powered by USB
Precision-engineered electronics for lowest SDI jitter allow the Micro Converters to bridge long distances with SDI cables, according to Blackmagic. Blackmagic Micro Converters handle both 8- and 10-bit video formats in RGB or YUV, as well as all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p/60 based on the model. 1080p/24, 1080p/47.95, 1080p/48, 4Kp/24, 4Kp/47.95 and 4Kp/48 film rates are also supported. In addition, there is support for full audio embedding and timecode.
For color-accurate monitoring, the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 12G and BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 12G feature 3D LUT. Users can apply custom-created looks and control color and gamma on set in real time. LUTs can be applied to the SDI loop-through output, turning the converter into a 3D LUT processor. Using DaVinci Resolve, users can also create their own 3D LUTs. The Micro Converter 12G models support HDR workflows - PQ and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) formats that support static metadata are processed in the VPID according to ST2108-1, ST2084 and ST425 standards.
The new Blackmagic Micro Converter 12G models support all SDI and HD formats of the 3G models, plus additional Ultra HD and 4K formats. The 12G SDI formats include 2160p/23.98, 2160p/24, 2160p/25, 2160p/29.97, 2160p/30, 2160p/47.95, 2160p/48, 2160p/50, 2160p/59.94, 2160p/60, 4Kp/23.98 DCI, 4Kp/24 DCI, 4Kp/25 DCI, 4Kp/29.97 DCI, 4Kp/30 DCI, 4Kp/47.95 DCI, 4Kp/48 DCI, 4Kp/50 DCI, 4Kp/59.94 DCI and 4Kp/60 DCI, 4KPsF/25 DCI, 4KPsF/29.97 DCI and 4KPsF/30 DCI.
Performance features of Micro Converter 12G models
. - Extremely small size for mobile operation - Supports software updates via USB connection - Includes 3D LUT for monitoring on SDI to HDMI model - Support for HDR via SDI and HDMI - Supports 12G-SDI and HDMI timecode standards - With 12G-SDI technology and internal SDI reclocking - With camera control functions for Blackmagic ATEM mixers - Supports all video standards in NTSC, PAL, 720 HD, 1080 HD and 2160 Ultra HD - Models are available with or without power supply
The new Micro Converter 12G models are available now for 139 euros (Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 12G), 115 euros (Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 12G) and 159 euros (Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 12G) respectively - optionally also for 10 (HDMI to SDI 12G) or 16 euros more including AC power supply with international plug adapters. more infos at bei www.blackmagicdesign.com