Blackmagic Design Battery Converter SDI to HDMI

Blackmagic Design

List Price: $295.00

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About Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/SH

The BlackMagic Design Battery Converter (SDI to HDMI) 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/SH Features

  • Protected Recessed Connections: Extending HDMI cable lengths during live production is easy as you can add a Battery Converter SDI to HDMI 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/SH Specifications

SDI Video Input
Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
SDI Video Output
1x SD/HD-SDI loop output
HDMI type A Out
Multi Rate Support
Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI 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
SDI Format Support
525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p23.98, 1080p24,1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60
HDMI 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 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
Battery Information
Over 2 hours battery life. Battery charge indicator with On/Off switch to preserve battery life
Power Consumption
Typically 2.2 W
Operational Voltage Range
12 - 31 Vdc
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Blackmagic Design CONVBATT/SH Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers




from Cedar Rapids, IA  -  Power User

I'm listening to Charles Mingus right now, and the words I have to describe this product is "Better Git It In Your Soul" Seriously it's worked great. I took HD-SDI out of a Datavideo SE-2000, changed it to HDMI for an additional live feed. I haven't run the battery flat yet, so I can't speak to it's life expectancy, each time I've used it in the field I had AC available so I used it. I've always ran it of battery power for tests though. I've also taken a 100' HD-SDI run out of an HXR-NX5U, and converted it to HDMI for monitoring at a focus group; it embeds audio but only 1 channel which was fine for my needs. It may have been something else in my setup that did that, but I did troubleshoot it because it didn't cause me any trouble. It's heavy and feels real durable, more so than their other miniconverters. There is an on/off switch and a white LED inside the unit to tell you it's on.


Working on location


from Los Angeles  -  Power User

Using the SDI to HDMI to monitor a Blackmagic Cinema Camera for up to 14 hors a day. The converter works in A/C and battery.

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