Each Blackmagic Design Open Gear card occupies 2 slots. (Maximum of 10 cards per OpenGear Frame)
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters give you a great range of conversion, all packed with the latest video technologies at an affordable price. Get the freedom and cost savings of an open standard combined with centralized network control and monitoring using the OpenGear DashBoard software on Windows™, Mac OS X™ and Linux™.
Open Architecture Converters!
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are fully compatible with the OpenGear standard. OpenGear is an open standard for rack mount converters and processing for television broadcasters. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are compatible with 20-card models of the 2 RU (rack unit) OpenGear frames. Many manufacturers develop OpenGear cards and frames that can be mixed and matched. OpenGear cards are hot swappable and can be controlled by java based DashBoard network control and monitoring software on Windows™, Mac OS X™ and Linux™.
Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with ultra low noise analog video and audio for a true broadcast quality solution.
New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
The latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology built into Blackmagic OpenGear Converters and new standards can be uploaded via the USB port. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment.
Auto Switching SD and HD Blackmagic OpenGear Converters instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats the instant the video input changes. A huge range of standards are supported and new formats can be added via USB.
OpenGear Converter SDI to Analog
Includes everything you need to convert from SDI to analog HD/SD component, NTSC and PAL video out, plus balanced AES/EBU and analog audio out. Easily connect to Betacam SP, VHS and video monitors. Features a built in hardware down converter to connect HD-SDI video to SD equipment.
OpenGear Converter Analog to SDI
Perfect for converting from analog HD/SD component to SDI out with balanced AES/EBU and analog audio embedding. Now you can convert analog devices such as Betacam SP, VHS, set top boxes, gaming consoles and HDV cameras to incredible quality SD/HD-SDI video.
OpenGear Converter SDI to HDMI
Converts from SDI to HDMI video out with embedded HDMI audio. Imagine using big screen TVs and video projectors as broadcast video monitors! Now it’s incredibly easy to connect a huge range of HDMI displays to SDI based equipment.
OpenGear Converter HDMI to SDI
Ideal for converting from non copy protected HDMI devices to SDI out with embedded SDI audio from the HDMI input. Now you can convert HDMI video devices to SDI, or add SDI outputs to computers with HDMI compatibility.
OpenGear Converter SDI to Audio
Includes everything you need to de-embed 4 channels of analog audio or 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio from any SDI video connection. Easily access the audio in any SDI video connection for output to audio equipment such as audio mixers, analog broadcast decks, audio monitors and more.
OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI
Includes everything you need to embed 4 channels of
analog audio or 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio into any SDI video connection. Embed audio from audio mixers and analog decks into SDI video for use with SDI routers and decks, or to add extra audio channels to video converters.
OpenGear Converter Optical Fiber
Convert SDI to Optical Fiber, and Optical Fiber to SDI simultaneously. Blackmagic OpenGear Optical Fiber auto switches between any SD, HD, 3 Gb/s HD-SDI video standards and each direction is completely independent.
OpenGear Converter UpDownCross
Lets you convert between multiple SD and HD video standards with high quality up, down and cross conversion. OpenGear Converter UpDownCross even includes a full standards converter, plus adapts SDI audio delay to match video processing for accurate AV sync.
OpenGear Converter Sync Generator
Includes 10 crystal stabilized video reference outputs for referencing all the video equipment in your studio with either high definition tri-sync or standard definition black burst. Perfect for small studios or outside broadcasts.
OpenGear Converter SDI Distribution When needing to send the same signal to several devices at once, OpenGear Converter SDI Distribution handles the task perfectly. Supports SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 2K and 3Gb/s SDI video formats. OpenGear Converter SDI Distribution also handles ASI. What’s more, it’s compatible with ancillary data and embedded audio.
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