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Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI

£474.00 £395.00 (ex. vat)

Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI

  • Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI

Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI

This Audio to SDI module 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.


Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are fully compatible with the OpenGear standard used by television broadcasters for rack mount converters and video processing. 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 the java based DashBoard network control and monitoring software on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.



  • SDI Video Input, Switchable between SD, HD and 3G-SDI.
  • SDI Video Output, Automatically matches the SD, HD and 3G-SDI video input.
  • Analog Audio, 4 channels of professional balanced analog audio with openGear™ standard 3 pin connections.
  • AES/EBU Digital Audio, 8 channels of professional balanced digital with openGear™ standard 3 pin connections.
  • SDI Redundant Input, Automatically switches over if main SDI input is lost.
  • Multi Rate Support, Auto detection of SD, HD and Level B 3G- SDI inputs.
  • Updates and Configuration, Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)
  • Reclocking, Yes


  • SD Format Support: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Format Support
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 
    • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 
    • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 
    • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • 2K Format Support
    • 1080p29.98, 1080p24, 1080p25 
    • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
  • SDI Video Rates: SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition.
  • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
  • SDI Color Precision: 4:2:2
  • SDI Color Space: YUV
  • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI.


  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • What's Included: OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI, SD card with software and manual.
  • Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
Manufacturer Blackmagic Design

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