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About Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/HS

The BlackMagic Design Battery Converter (HDMI to SDI) is amazingly versatile and lets you work on location without external power! Now you can get the highest quality 3 Gb/s SDI conversion everywhere you go. Battery Converter is available in HDMI to SDI model and supports a huge range of video formats up to 1080p60 HD. The converter automatically switches between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI standards and supports embedded SDI and HDMI audio. Battery Converter also features a super tough design that's perfect for outside broadcast and live events!

Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/HS Features

  • Protected Recessed Connections: Extending HDMI cable lengths during live production is easy as you can add a Battery Converter HDMI to SDI and use long SDI cables for your cameras
  • Built-in Battery Power: The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery provides more than two hours of charge and, when you need to, you can power or recharge the unit easily from any 12V source. An LED indicates the battery charge level
  • Latest SDI Technology: Battery Converter features the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology with low jitter so you can use long SDI cable lengths and maintain perfect video quality
  • Super Tough Design: Battery Converter is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and, like Mini Converter Heavy Duty models, features scratch resistant laser etched labeling and non slip rubber feet

Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/HS Specifications

SDI Video Input
SDI Video Output
2x SD/HD-SDI outputs automatically match the SD/HD video input
HDMI type A in
Multi Rate Support
Auto detection of HD or standard definition HDMI inputs
Software Updates
Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601
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 SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI
HDMI Color Precision
4:2:2 in all formats and 4:4:4 up to 1080p29.97
SDI Format Support
525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60
HDMI Format Support
480p60 NTSC, 576p50 PAL, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60
HDMI Color Space
Copy Protection
HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
Video Lock Indicator
LED indicates input video signal lock
Internal Software Upgrade
Via included software updater application
Power Supply
Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery. 12V-31V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter with international socket adapters for all countries. Cable tie point
Over 2 hours battery life. Battery charge indicator with On/Off switch to preserve battery life
Power Consumption
Typically 2.3 W
Operational Voltage Range
12 - 31 Vdc

Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/HS Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Great product


from Chicago, IL

This is built like tank. I really like it. Even though I haven't really used it as much, just tested it so far, it works perfectly. I love the fact that it's build solid. I can see myself using it for a long time.

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