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Blackmagic Design Multibridge Eclipse PCI Express HD/SD Bi-Directional Converter with 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and Analog Connections

SKU: BMMBE MFR: MULTIBRECL
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The BlackMagic Design Multibridge Eclipse is an analog to digital bi-directional converter for video and audio signals. The Multibridge includes an external breakout box and a PCI Express x4 host card for computer connectivity. It supports 3 Gb/s SDI Dual Link, HDMI, component, NTSC composite and PAL composite video input and output. Supported audio formats include balanced XLR and AES/EBU. Genlock and RS-422 deck control are also part of the system, making it an excellent choice for broadcast environments.

What's Included With This Item

  • BlackMagic Design Multibridge Eclipse PCI Express HD/SD Bi-Directional Converter
  • Multibridge Utility
  • Rack Mount
  • Adhesive Rubber Feet
  • Deck Control
  • Disk Speed Test
  • BlackMagic Design Driver
  • BlackMagic Design 3 Year Limited Warranty

Key Features

  • Capture and Playback: Multibridge connects to your computer via PCI Express and works just like a capture and playback card that plugs into your Mac or PC. All electronics are contained in a compact external chassis connected to your computer via an included PCI Express cable and plug in board
  • Connect to Anything: All Multibridge models support SDI, HDMI and analog video input and output. Capture and playback from any SDI, HDMI or analog broadcast deck, camera or monitor
  • More audio connections: No other editing system has such a wide range of audio connections and metering. Multibridge Eclipse supports a massive 12 channels of AES/EBU digital audio on balanced XLR connectors, as well as 4 channels of pro balanced analog audio on XLR connectors
  • 3 Gb/s SDI Connections: Multibridge Eclipse and Multibridge Pro are the first editing solutions to include high speed 3 Gb/s SDI connections
  • The All-in-one Converter: When you disconnect the PCI Express cable from the host computer you have the ideal solution for converting analog equipment to SDI-based digital systems, as all Multibridge models will instantly switch into a bi-directional broadcast video and audio converter
  • Built in HDMI: You'll love the full resolution HDMI input and output built into every Multibridge model. Use the HDMI output for connecting to any HDMI television or video projector for full HD resolution monitoring at much lower cost than a dedicated HD broadcast monitor
  • World's Highest Quality: Fully compatible with SDI and HD-SDI 4:2:2, Multibridge Eclipse also features Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4 connections for feature film quality
  • Standard Definition, HDTV or 2K Film: It features dual rate SDI and are completely format independent, so you can switch between high definition or standard definition instantly. Easily connect to 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI equipment such as Digital Betacam
  • Compatible with all Video Software: Multibridge models include a high speed PCI Express connection so you can connect to a host computer and then use a wide range of video software for video capture and playback
  • Down Conversion and Real Time Effects: Multibridge features massive processing power, that is fantastic for broadcast quality HD down conversion and other processing based features
  • Connect to a Host Computer: Multibridge has many uses and one of the most exciting, is to connect the built-in PCI Express connection to a host computer for a perfect editing and design system
  • Connecting to a Traditional Analog World: Connecting to older analog decks such as a Betacam SP is easy using Multibridge. The bi-directional SDI to analog and analog to SDI connections, allows you to connect to and from the deck use bidirectional simultaneously
  • Full Resolution HD Monitoring Solution: You'll love the full resolution HD monitoring that's included with Multibridge via the built in HDMI output connection. Connect any HDMI television or video projector for full HD resolution monitoring at much lower cost than a dedicated HD broadcast monitor
  • Dual Rate Analog CRT Monitoring: One of the biggest monitoring problems in a modern facility is not being able to switch between standard definition and high definition quickly
  • Non Linear Editing: Multibridge is the perfect companion for editing software such as Apple's Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X and Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows or Mac OS X
  • Design and Effects: High quality effects and design work has never been easier. Multibridge with PCI Express is fully compatible with the standard software tools for broadcast designers, such as After Effects, Fusion, Combustion and Photoshop
  • Broadcast Paint and Graphics: Broadcast graphics work, demands absolute quality and seamless integration with software for speed. Adobe Photoshop has become the tool of choice for broadcast designers worldwide because of its industry standard interface and powerful tool set

Technical Specs

Connections Multibridge Eclipse
SDI Video Input 2 x 10 bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable Usable as Dual Link HD-SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection or 3 Gb/s for HD-SDI 4:4:4 or 2K
SDI Video Output 2 x 10 bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable Usable as Dual Link HD-SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection or 3 Gb/s for HD-SDI 4:4:4 or 2K
Supported SDI Formats 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD and 2K 2048 x 1556 switchable
Analog Video Input Component YUV, NTSC, PAL and S-Video switchable between SD and HD in Component
Analog Video Output Component YUV, NTSC, PAL and S-Video switchable between SD and HD in Component
Supported Analog Formats 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable
SDI Audio Input 16 Channels in HD and 2K capture and playback mode; 8 Channels supported in SD
16 Channels de-embedding supported from SDI input in converter mode
SDI Audio Output 16 Channels in HD and 2K capture and playback mode; 8 Channels supported in SD
16 Channels embedding supported to SDI output in converter mode
Analog Audio Input 4 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio
Analog Audio Output 4 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio
2 Channels of unbalanced RCA analog audio for monitoring
AES/EBU Audio Input 6 x inputs on XLR connectors for 12 audio channels; Sample rate converted
AES/EBU Audio Output 6 x outputs on XLR connectors for 12 audio channels
HDMI Audio Input 2 Channels
HDMI Audio Output 2 Channels
Audio Capture Support 16 Channels in HD and 2K, 8 channels in standard definition
Audio Playback Support 16 Channels in HD and 2K, 8 channels in standard definition
HDMI Video Input Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI capture from HDMI compatible cameras, set top boxes, decks and video games
HDMI Video Output Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI digital compatible displays, such as a TV or video projector Includes both audio and video
HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device
HDMI Color Precision 4:2:2 10 bit Y,B-Y,R-Y and 10 bit RGB
Multi Rate Support SDI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI
2K Film Support 2048 x 1556 at 24fps and 23.98fps capture and playback via SDI
Sync Input Blackburst in SD or TriSync HD
Device Control Sony compatible RS422 deck control port
Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97/23.98 NTSC
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i48, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94
2K Format Support 2048 x 1556/23.98 and 24
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 372M
Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 SDI & analog switchable
Color Precision 4:2:2 10 bit and 4:4:4 10 bit
Color Space 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB
Analog Composite NTSC/PAL 14 bit and 5x Over-sampled Output
SDI Metadata Support VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal with DeckLink driver; VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file when used with DeckLink driver
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
HD Down Conversion Supports playback from HD to SD; Supports down conversion on capture from HD video input to SD files; Anamorphic and letter box formats selectable
HD Up Conversion Supports capture from SD and 720HD video input to 1080HD files
Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects on Mac OS X
Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats
Configuration Software Blackmagic Design System Preference and Control Panel
Software Included Deck Control, Disk Speed Test and Blackmagic driver
Installation Connected via PCI Express cable and plug in adapter card on compatible PCIe Windows systems. Connected via PCI Express cable and plug in adapter card on PCIe Apple Mac OS X systems
Software Control Multibridge Utility included free for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X
Firmware Upgrade Automatically upgrades when new software is installed
Installation Rack Mount; Adhesive rubber feet included
Warranty Blackmagic Design 3 year limited warranty
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