When cameras record in high definition it can fill up space fast and if you have a large cache of surveillance or security you need to keep for archives or for security records purpose or just for your own peace of mind, it can take up a lot of space and very fast. The solution to this usually is to convert the video to a smaller file format for easier storage or if you need higher detail you can switch to or keep the HD. The Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI Micro Converter with Power Supply is great for taking the HDMI output from laptop computers or cameras and converting it to SDI for use with broadcast switchers, routers, monitors and whatever else you can think of that has a HD signal. It comes as well with it’s own individual power supply over USB and internal software so that you always have control at the tip of your fingers without having to plug and unplug bulky converters and power supplies. Some of the best features are listed below.
- HDMI Input
- 2 x SDI Outputs
- Supports SD and HD Signals
- Automatic Input Signal Detection
- Software Control
- Power & Firmware Updates via USB 2.0
- International Power Supply Included
With 2 SDI outputs, support for both HD and SD signals and a micro usb slot for power it can automatically switch between to signals with multi rate 3G-SDI that switches between HD and SD formats on the fly and supports HD signals up to 1080p. The 2 outputs have support and categorization of level A and level B SDI signal equipment.