Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI, OpenGear Architecture, AES/EBU

Blackmagic Design
SKU: BMOGCAUS MFR: CONVOPENGCAUDS
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About Blackmagic Design

The BlackMagic Design CONVOGCAUDS includes everything you need to embed 4 channels of analog audio or 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio into any SDI video connection. Embed audio from audio mixers and analog decks into SDI video connections for use with SDI routers and decks, or to add extra audio channels to video converters

BlackMagic Design OpenGear Converters are fully compatible with the OpenGear standard. OpenGear is an open standard for rack mount converters and processing for television broadcasters. OpenGear uses a 2 rack unit rack frame that holds up to 10 plug in cards, or a double density frame can be used to hold up to 20 cards. OpenGear cards are hot swappable and can be controlled by java based DashBoard network control and monitoring software on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

Blackmagic Design Features

  • 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/50 and new formats can added via USB.
  • Open Architecture Converters: OpenGear is an open standard for rack mount converters and processing for television broadcasters. OpenGear uses a 2 rack unit rack frame that holds up to 10 plug in cards, or a double density frame can be used to hold up to 20 cards.
  • Includes Rear Modules: It converters include the rear module so you get a complete converter without any extra parts to buy. This means you can purchase any OpenGear rack frame without rear modules so you don't waste money purchasing rear modules you might not need.
  • Changing Settings: With it you have three easy ways to change settings. You can use the network based OpenGear Dashboard software, built in mini switches, or even plug into the front mounted USB connection and Converter Utility.
  • Built in AES/EBU or Analog Audio: It has 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. It's converter will then switch to use either analog or AES/EBU digital audio.
  • 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: With advanced 3 Gb/s SDI technology, every card is fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment, plus you can update new formats via USB. Blackmagic It can be set up via mini switches, DashBoard, or via USB using Converter Utility.
  • Uncompressed Video Quality: SDI uses a higher data rate than DV, so it's got the speed to handle full resolution video in standard definition or high definition completely uncompressed.

Blackmagic Design Specifications

SDI Video Input
No
SDI Redundant Input
Automatically switches over if main SDI input is lost
SDI Video Outputs
Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
Optical Fiber Video Input
No
Optical Fiber Video Output
No
Multi Rate Support
Auto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs
Updates and Configuration
Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)
Re-clocking
Yes
Optical Fiber Audio Input
No
Optical Fiber Audio Output
No
Analog Audio
4 channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections
AES/EBU Digital Audio
8 channels of professional balanced digital with standard 1/4 inch jack connections
HDMI
No
Analog Video
No
SDI Format Support
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI
SDI Video Sampling
4:2:2
SDI Video Rates
SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition
SDI Color Precision
4:2:2
SDI Color Space
YUV
SDI Audio Sampling
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
SDI Auto Switching
Automatically selects between SD SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI
Analog Format Support
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
Analog Color Precision
4:2:2
Analog Color Space
YUV
HDMI Format Support
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 625/50p PAL, 525/59.94p NTSC, 1080p23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94/60, 720p50 and 720p59.94/60
HDMI Color Precision
4:2:2 and 4:4:4
HDMI Color Space
YUV and RGB
Copy Protection
For legal reasons, capture devices from Blackmagic Design are designed not to capture, convert or transmit video or audio from copy-protected sources, e.g. video devices using HDCP
Software Control
Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB
Settings Control
OpenGear DashBoard network control software, Mini Switches or USB software
Firmware Upgrade
Via included firmware updater application
Power Supply
+12V universal power supply included. Cable tie point
Warranty
Blackmagic Design 3 years limited warranty
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