Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter. This standards converter provides a simple yet quality method of integrating consumer video sources using the HDMI v1.3 format and professional 3G SDI displays.
A plug and play methodology makes this solution valuable to anyone seeking to connect pro and consumer video equipment while supporting the most current formats and high definition video. Interconnecting different formats also allows broadcasters can save on studio equipment costs.
The Gefen HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter works with all high definition audio/video devices including set-top boxes, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players, but will not convert HDCP compliant video as per HDCP specifications.
It does support all HDMI v1.3 features including deep color in its transition to the 3G SDI format at resolutions to 1080p full HD. Displays can be using the standard, high or 3G SDI format. Audio is output alongside in two-channel L/R analog audio for signal monitoring.
The Gefen HDMI v1.3 to 3G SDI Converter comes with one HDMI input, and two 3G SDI outputs for displaying video in mirrored mode. A tiny switch on the underside of the unit allows users to control features and test performance with 3G mapping levels, testing patterns and RGB ranges.