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Three New Mini Converters From Blackmagic At IBC

Blackmagic Design's three new mini converters, which were added to its Mini Converter family at NAB 2009, are now shipping from authorised Balckmagic Design resellers worldwide: Mini Converter SDI to Audio, Mini Converter Audio to SDI and Mini Converter Optical Fiber.
All Mini Converters will be at IBC on the Blackmagic Design Stand 7.B21.
Mini Converter SDI to Audio de-embeds audio from the SDI input out to either 4 channels of balanced analog audio or eight channels of AES/EBU digital audio. Audio can be switched between analog and digital audio. SDI input video features a loop-thru output for connection to other SDI devies.
Mini Converter Audio to SDI allows embedding of audio into SDI video connections. SDI lopps though, and four channels of balanced analog audio or eight channels of AES/EBU digital audio can be embedded. Any audio channel can be selected and enabled or disabled. Full sample rate converters are included on each AES/EBU audio input. Both converters feature redundant SDI connections meaning that if one SDI connection is interrupted, the redundant connection activates immediately. Loop through SDI allows video daisy chaining with multiple devices for additional audio channels.
Mini Converter Optical Fiber converts bi-directionally between SDI and Optical Fiber cable. It auto switches between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI. Optical Fiber provides numerous advantages with its low cost, its ability to be installed by electricians and its extremely long cable lengths without compromising transmission speed.
Using standard LC connectors, cable runs of 25 km (82,000 feet) can be achieved in HD and 45 km (147,000 feet) in SD. Previously only available to the largest broadcasters or largest facilities, the use of optical fiber opens the possibility of longer, faster and less expensive cabling options to smaller operations.
These three new Mini Converters join the Mini Converter family including five models: SDI to Analog, Analog to SDI, SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI, plus a Sync Generator model. All Mini Converter models include powerful features such as redundant SDI inputs, balanced analog and AES/EBU switchable audio, standard quarter-inch jack audio connections and an international power supply which includes adapter plates for all international power sockets. Blackmagic Design Mini Converters are designed to be extremely powerful while also easy to use.
All new Mini Converters are now shipping. Further information is available at:

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