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September 20, 2011, 12:50 pm
Milpitas, USA - September 19, 2011 - Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on 8 of its popular Mini Converters. From today, Mini Converter SDI to HDMI, Mini Converter HDMI to SDI, Mini Converter SDI to Analog and Mini Converter Analog to SDI models will be reduced to USD295.
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for HDMI and Analog Mini Converter Models
Milpitas, USA - September 19, 2011 - Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on 8 of its popular Mini Converters. From today, Mini Converter SDI to HDMI, Mini Converter HDMI to SDI, Mini Converter SDI to Analog and Mini Converter Analog to SDI models will be reduced to US$295. The Heavy Duty models of these 4 Mini Converters, featuring ultra tough machined aluminum design, will be lowered to US$395. These models are all shipping now.
Unlike other converters on the market today, Blackmagic Design’s Mini Converter’s include extremely powerful features such as 3 Gb/s SDI technology, redundant SDI inputs, balanced analog and AES/EBU switchable audio on standard 1/4 inch jack audio connections and an international power supply which includes adapter plates for all international power sockets.
Blackmagic Design’s Mini Converters have more features that are easier to use than found in other converters. A good example of these powerful features is the inclusion of audio on standard 1/4 inch jack connectors, and the audio can be switched between balanced analog or AES/EBU audio. Jack connectors makes it easy to use off the shelf cables and a wide range of audio products. This lets the customers choose between audio on the HDMI connection, as well as independent audio as AES/EBU and balanced analog.
For customers who need an alternative battery powered conversion option for field use, then Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck Shuttle also operates perfectly as an HDMI to SDI and SDI to HDMI converter all in a single machined metal design. Even if customers are not using the SSD uncompressed recording, the HDMI or SDI input can be connected and then video is output as both HDMI and SDI video. This means HyperDeck Shuttle can be used as two converters in one, all battery operated, with recording of high quality uncompressed video on SSD’s if required! It’s compact size makes it a fantastic alternative for batter powered conversion.
“We designed the Mini Converters to be the perfect solution for monitoring and for converting computer video to SDI, consumer video cameras to SDI and adapting analog devices to modern HD-SDI environments. Today we have thousands of customers who use our Mini Converters for the most critical broadcast work,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Now, with this new affordable price, our Mini Converters are available to smaller studios on the tightest budgets. Unlike other low cost solutions, with Mini Converters, you get all the professional features such as redundant inputs, re clocked loop SDI out, HDMI, AES/EBU and analog audio all in a compact affordable design!”
Availability and Price
All Mini Converters are available now from US$295 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Product photos of Mini Converters, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.
April 19, 2018, 12:48 pm
“Editing is unique to film,” Stanley Kubrick told Rolling Stone in 1987. “You can see something from different points of view almost simultaneously, and it creates a new experience.” Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée certainly agrees. Throughout the series, Vallée uses editing as a passageway into characters’ points of view, subjectively portraying objective realities. In his detailed and insightful video essay “Editing & Empathy in Big Little Lies,” Mzak explores how Vallée uses creative, subtle editing devices to share characters’ points of view.
April 19, 2018, 12:48 pm
For those that stopped by the Digital Production Buzz booth in South Lower, it was great to see you. I just wish our production schedule allowed me more time to visit. I always enjoy chatting with you.
April 19, 2018, 9:10 am
It doesn’t matter if you’re short on time, lack design skills, or just plain hate creating graphics — Premiere Pro has you covered with motion graphics templates. Whether you need a credit roll, lower thirds, titles, slates, captions, transitions, looping backgrounds, or logos, Adobe has plenty of available options. The good news? You don’t even have to leave the program to use them.
April 19, 2018, 4:59 am
Much of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is set in the Oasis, a virtual reality world full of digital avatars, game and film characters, and expansive cg environments. To produce that world, the director relied heavily on a virtual production methodology overseen by Digital Domain where actors were filmed in motion capture volumes and where shots could be designed and tweaked live with a simul-cam or ‘v-cam.’
April 18, 2018, 12:58 pm
Last time, in our look at learning DaVinci Resolve, we talked about the basics of importing footage into your Media Pool. In the next three articles, I want to look at bringing in footage from the three major NLE’s, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X, as this is one of the more common workflows, as editors more more and more towards doing their color correcting in Resolve. Let’s get started by looking at getting your footage out of Media Composer and into Resolve.
April 18, 2018, 10:01 am
Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) introduced its highest capacity conventional magnetic recording (CMR) HDD with the Ultrastar DC HC520. The HC520 comes in capacities up to 14TB introducing a new, lower level of TCO for the cloud and enterprise guys. The new drive leverages WD’s fifth-generation HelioSeal technology to help deliver density, and better power usage per TB, and price per TB.
April 18, 2018, 4:30 am
There have been very few attempts at hero suites in the film industry. The most notable have been SGO's Mistika and Quantel's Rio. Neither have ever been particularly accessible to independent filmmakers, primarily due to their price tags. Mistika, until very recently, was available either as a single-shot compositor in the form of MambaFX or as part of a turn-key workstation with starting prices in the six-figure range. Rio's pricing was similar.
April 18, 2018, 4:30 am
In this exclusive interview, FCPWORKS chats with Ben Jehoshua from Brian Graden Media. Ben recently directed the debut season of Secret Genius, a Spotify documentary series about singer-songwriters. The project was also the first piece of original video content for Spotify and was produced using Final Cut Pro X and Lumaforge’s Jellyfish.
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