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Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Sync Generator, SKU: BMD-CONVOGSYNC

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Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter Sync Generator, SKU: BMD-CONVOGSYNC

£434.40 (inc VAT) £362.00 (exc VAT)

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Blackmagic Design CONVOGSYNC OpenGear Converter Sync Generator.


The new Blackmagic OpenGear Converters give you a great range of conversion, all packed with thelatest video technologies at an affordable price. OpenGear is the television industry’s open standardfor rack based conversion and processing. Get the freedom and cost savings of an open standardcombined with centralized network control and monitoring using the OpenGear DashBoard softwareon Windows™, Mac OS X™ and Linux™


Includes 10 crystal stabilized video reference outputs for referencing all the video equipment in your studio with either high definition tri-sync or standard definition black burst. Perfect for small studios or outside broadcasts!


Key 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/59.94, 720p/50 and new formats can be added via USB.

8 Great Models

Choose from analog, HDMI, audio, optical fiber, and sync generator models! There’s a single card model for each type of video conversion. All models have 3 Gb/s SDI technology that auto switches between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD-SDI formats. All AES/EBU audio inputs feature sample rate converters, and all audio connections can be switched between analog and AES/EBU audio!

Open Architecture Converters!

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are fully compatible with the OpenGear standard. OpenGear is an open standard for rack mount converters and processing for television broadcasters. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are compatible with 20-card models of the 2 RU (rack unit) OpenGear frames. Many manufacturers develop OpenGear cards and frames that can be mixed and matched. 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™.

Redundant SDI Input

Blackmagic OpenGear Converter models SDI to Analog and SDI to Audio, feature a unique redundant SDI input for mission critical or live broadcast tasks. Simply connect a redundant cable to the second input and if the main SDI input is lost, Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will automatically switch over in an instant. A loop-through SDI output is also provided for connecting to other devices. You can also loop to other Blackmagic OpenGear Converters when de-embedding more audio channels.

Built in AES/EBU or Analog Audio

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters feature 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. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters will then switch to use either analog or AES/EBU digital audio. Blackmagic OpenGear Converters support the standard 2 ch and 4 ch audio rear modules, so they can be used with other brand OpenGear products.

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.

Hardware Down Converter

If you have older standard definition analog equipment in your facility then you’ll know how hard it is when modern SDI equipment unexpectedly changes between SD and HD. Blackmagic OpenGear Converter SDI to Analog includes an incredible quality HD down converter that automatically adapts to the SDI input video format and outputs standard definition analog video in letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 or center cut 4:3.

Easy to Use

Blackmagic OpenGear Converters are similar, so they’re easy to understand. 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 OpenGear Converters can be set up via mini switches, DashBoard, or via USB using Blackmagic Design’s Converter Utility. That’s three completely different ways to configure, so you’re never stuck in a critical live situation.

New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology

With the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology built into Blackmagic OpenGear Converters, you know you’re getting the latest technology. New standards can be uploaded via the USB port. 3 Gb/s SDI is also fully compatible with all your SD and HD equipment.



SDI Video Input: None.
SDI Redundant Input: None.
SDI Video Outputs: None.
Optical Fiber Video Input: None.
Optical Fiber Video Output: None.
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: None.
Optical Fiber Audio Output: None.
Analog Audio: None
AES/EBU Digital Audio: None
HDMI: None
Analog Video: 10 x common reference outputs.


SDI Format Support: None
SDI Compliance: None
SDI Video Sampling: None
SDI Video Rates: SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition.
SDI Color Precision: None
SDI Color Space: None
SDI Audio Sampling: None
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, 720p50 and 720p59.94.
Analog Color Precision: None
Analog Color Space: None
HDMI Format Support: None
HDMI Color Precision: None
HDMI Color Space: None
Copy Protection: For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.


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.
Product Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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