OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter Blackmagic Design


Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI…



Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter

Blackmagic Design

  • Rack Mount Card SDI Converter
  • 1 Input/9 Outputs / SD/HD/2K/3G Support
  • 16 Channels of Embedded Audio
  • Sits on 2 Slots of 20-Slot 2RU Frames



ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE December 20, 2023 - January 10, 2024


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Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGSDIDA Overview

OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter Blackmagic Design

The Blackmagic Design OpenGear SDI Distribution Converter is a converter in the form of a rack mount card that’s compatible with the 20-slot 2RU OpenGear racks. It sits on two slots and can share the rack with converters made by different manufacturers. It is hot-swappable and so can be pulled out of the rack at any moment without the prerequisite of the rack first being powered off.

The SDI distribution converter, referred to also as an SDI DA, with “DA” short for “distribution amplifier”, takes one SDI input and automatically distributes up to 9 SDI outputs, with up to 3Gbps supported on both the in and outs. The converter inputs and outputs video and 16 channels of embedded audio.

The converter features re-clocking distribution, re-clocking the incoming signal so the output can run at the full 300′ that SDI has capacity for. The cables required are 75 ohm SDI cables, which are not included.

Aside from traditional data formats, the SDI DA accepts the ASI format and can thus transfer compressed, and it also accepts ancillary data such as timecode, closed captioning, and other data that’s outside of the visible raster.

OpenGear-compatible rack mount card SDI converter.
Supports one SDI input and automatically distributes up to 9 SD/HD/2K/3G-SDI outputs.
Inputs and outputs 16 channels of embedded audio.
Sits on 2 slots of 20-slot 2RU frames and is hot-swappable.
Can work in the same rack as converters made by different manufacturers.
Re-clocks distribution to output at full 300′ SDI capacity.
Accepts ASI format and supports ancillary data.
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Blackmagic Design CONVOPENGSDIDA Specs

Video InputSDI: Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
Video OutputSDI: 9 outputs automatically match the SDI video input
Analog VideoNone
Optical Fiber CompatibilityVideo: None
Audio: None
Analog AudioNone
SDI Redundant InputNone
Reference InputNone
Multi-Rate SupportAuto detection of HD or standard definition inputs
Updates and ConfigurationNone
Format SupportNTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080PsF, 1080p, 2K p and 2K PsF
ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M
Video Bit RateSDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition
Video Sampling4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Audio SamplingTelevision standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
Color Precision4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Color SpaceYUV and RGB
Auto SwitchingAutomatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI
ASI SupportYes
Analog Format SupportNone
HDMI Format SupportNone
Copy ProtectionN/A
Software ControlNone
Settings ControlNone
Format ConversionNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.85 x 3.55 x 1.4″

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Weight0.66 lbs
Dimensions15.85 × 3.55 × 1.4 in


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