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Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter HDMI to SDI Card Module


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Product Highlights

  • HDMI to SDI Conversion
  • Compatible with openGear OG3 Frames & new openGear oGx Frames
  • Auto SD/HD Switching
  • AES/EBU Digital Audio
  • 4:2:2


The Blackmagic Design OpenGear HDMI to SDI Card Module is designed for installation in openGear OG3 frames and new openGear oGx rack frames. OpenGear Converter - HDMI to SDI is ideal for converting from non copy protected HDMI devices to SDI out with embedded SDI audio from the HDMI input. It lets you convert HDMI video devices to SDI, or add SDI outputs to computers with HDMI compatibility.

“Brick” style mini converters are very popular for converting and processing video and audio. However using lots of mini-converters can become cumbersome as they each require their own power supply and each needs to be independently secured to avoid damage to attached equipment. Rack-based converters solve this problem as a single, rack-mounted frame can hold multiple converter cards securely and power only needs to be supplied to the frame itself.

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are compatible with 20-card models of the universal 2 RU (rack unit) openGear OG3 frames and new openGear oGx frames.

All Blackmagic OpenGear Converters include the rear modules which means you only need a standard openGear rack frame and don’t need to spend money on rear modules you might not use. The rear modules feature industry standard BNC connectors for SDI and analog video as well as openGear standard WECO 3-pin block connectors (type 930-HFL) for balanced audio which can be switched between AES/EBU and analog audio.

USB ports are included on some models where a firmware update might be useful in the future. Firmware updates may support new formats and standards or provide increased compatibility with other video and audio hardware. There is no need to switch off the power to the openGear frame before installing a Blackmagic OpenGear Converter. The openGear frames are hot swappable meaning that cards can be installed or removed while the frame is powered on.

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 including NTSC, PAL, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 720p/59.94, 720p/50 and new formats can be added via USB.

Includes AES/EBU and Analog Audio

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters feature 24 bit analog and 24 bit digital audio. You can select either analog or AES/EBU digital audio via mini switches, or remotely via the DashBoard network control software. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will then switch to use either analog or AES/EBU digital audio. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters support the standard 2 ch and 4 ch audio rear modules, so they can be used with other brand OpenGear products.

High Quality

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.

Easy to Use

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are similar, so they're easy to understand. With advanced 1.5Gb/s SDI technology, every card is fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment, plus you can update new formats via USB. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters can be set up via mini switches, DashBoard, or via USB using Blackmagic Design's Converter Utility. That's three completely different ways to configure, so you're never stuck in a critical live situation. 

UPC: 9338716000696
In the Box

Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter HDMI to SDI Card Module

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Connections SDI Video Output

Automatically matches SD and HD


HDMI type A in

Multi Rate Support

Automatically detects SD and HD

Updates and Configuration

Via USB 20 high speed (480 Mb/s)



Standards SD Format Support

525i5994 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p5994, 720p60
1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p2997, 1080p30
1080i50, 1080i5994, 1080i60

2K Format Support

2K DCI 2398p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT656 and ITU-R BT601

SDI Video Rates

SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition

SDI Video Sampling


SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit

SDI Color Precision


SDI Color Space


SDI Auto Switching

Automatically selects between SD and HD

HDMI Format Support

525i5994 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
720p50, 720p5994, 720p60
1080p2398, 1080p24
1080i50, 1080i5994, 1080i60

HDMI Color Space


HDMI Color Precision


Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content

Software Software Control

Mac™ and Windows™ software upgrade via USB

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included updater application

Operating Systems Supported

Mac 1012 Sierra, Mac 1013 High Sierra or later

Windows 81 or Windows 10

Settings Control

OpenGear DashBoard network control software, Mini Switches or USB software

Environmental Specifications 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


Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)

Operating Relative Humidity: <90% noncondensing

Packaging Info  
Package Weight 07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 160 x 35 x 15"

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