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Blackmagic’s Mini Converters Just Went Optical with the New Optical Fiber Mini Converter

Blackmagic Design has added to its line of Mini Converters with the introduction of the Mini Converter Optical Fiber. Previously only available to the largest broadcasters or largest facilities, the use of optical fiber opens the possibility of longer, faster and less expensive cabling options to smaller operations.

This compact product converts bi-directionally between SDI and Optical Fiber cable. It auto switches between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI. Optical Fiber provides numerous advantages with its low cost, its ability to be installed by electricians, and its extremely long cable lengths without compromising transmission speed. Using standard LC connectors, cable runs of 25 km (82,000 feet) can be achieved in HD and 45 km (147,000 feet) in SD. Mini Converter Optical Fiber is perfect for not only large production facilities or broadcast stations but also DSNG vans for live shots.

First shown at NAB 2009, the Mini Converter Optical Fiber is now shipping at USD $495 and is available from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. For more information, please visit