HDMI>SDI for long distances

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erleichda

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HDMI>SDI for long distances

PostFri Nov 20, 2020 2:02 am

I'm using an ATEM Mini and need one of my HDMI ports to connect to a camcorder (Vixia HF800) further away than HDMI would be used. I've read I should use an SDI converter, and assume I need one at each end of the SDI cable? (HDMI from camcorder> converter> SDI out> SDI cable> SDI in> HDMI out> ATEM mini)

Is this correct? The Micro converter says HDMI out...but I need one to be HDMI in?

Thx

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Re: HDMI>SDI for long distances

PostFri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 am

There are three different micro converters.
  • SDI to HDMI
  • HDMI to SDI
  • Bidirectional - both of the above in one converter

You will need one of each of the first two.
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Re: HDMI>SDI for long distances

PostSun Nov 22, 2020 9:39 pm

I've used the Bidirectional with success, and would highly recommend them. They work brilliantly, and the ability to go both ways is very useful.
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Re: HDMI>SDI for long distances

PostSun Nov 22, 2020 10:35 pm

Apparently Blackmagic announced a bidirectional hdmi to sdi that works with the ATEM Camera Control.

It was mentioned on Aaron Parecki's Sunday talk.

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