Blackmagic Design CONVOGUDC OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross Converter

Blackmagic Design CONVOGUDC OpenGear Converter - UpDownCross Converter

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Lets you convert between multiple SD and HD video standards with high quality up & down and cross conversion.

OpenGear Converter UpDownCross even includes a full standards converter & plus adapts SDI audio delay to match video processing for accurate AV sync.


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.

10 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

Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.

SDI Video Output

7 x outputs automatically match the SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video input unless up, down, cross and/or standards conversion is enabled. 1 x SDI loop output.

Reference Input

Blackburst and TriSync for SD & HD.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD and Level B 3 Gb/s SDI inputs.

Updates and Configuration

Via USB 2.0 high speed. (480 Mb/s)




SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656 and 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, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.

SDI Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60. 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 2048x1080p23.98, 2048x1080p24, 2048x1080p25, 2048x1080PsF23.98, 2048x1080PsF24, 2048x1080PsF25, 2048x1556PsF23.98, 2048x1556PsF24, 2048x1556PsF25

Format Conversion

Up, down, cross conversion and/or NTSC/PAL standards conversion.


Software Control

Mac OS X™ and Windows™ software upgrade via USB.

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included updater application.

Settings Control

OpenGear DashBoard network control software, Mini Switches or USB software.

Physical Specifications

Weight: 112g

Width: 7.7cm

Overall Depth (including connectors)/Length: 32.7cm

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

OpenGear Converter UpDownCross

Software CD


3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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