The HD-Connect MI HDMI to HD/SD-SDI Converter from Convergent Design is designed to convert an HDMI input to an HD/SD-SDI output. This unit is well suited to a broad variety of work, including the creation of tape dubs to DigiBeta or HDCAM.
This unit more specifically converts uncompressed (YCbCr 4:2:2) video and audio from Sony and JVC decks or camcorders with an HDMI connector (JVC HDV BR-HD50U Deck, Sony HDV HVR-M25U Deck, Sony HDV HDR-HC3 Camcorder, and upcoming AVCHD camcorders). Moreover, it embeds both audio and time-code during the conversion process. Unlike many other similar devices, this converter supports DV as well as HDV. It also has the ability to playback both 1080i and 720p tapes from a single deck. You can connect the HD/SD-SDI output to an NLE system and convert HDV/DV to DVCProHD, DNxHD or uncompressed HD/SD in real-time.
This unit also converts RS-422 deck commands to 1394, allowing your HDV deck or camcorder to be directly controlled from an editing application. This converter also supports offline/online workflows and batch captures. Achieving tape dubs from HDV to HDCAM or DigiBeta entails only a single coax connection via the HD/SD-SDI cable.
This unit has been verified to work with the following products: Avid Adrenaline HD, Avid DS Nitris, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro (with AJA or Blackmagic Card), Adobe Premiere, Media 100, and Quantel products.