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  • Hire Video Distribution and AV Accessories for events, on-stage and for conferences
  • Video Distribution systems to split content across multiple screens and long distances
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The Blackmagic Design SDI Distribution Mini Converter SDI Distribution Amplifier is Ideal for connecting the same signal to multiple devices at once. SDI distribution has an SD, HD and 3Gb/s auto switching input and provides 8 re-clocked outputs. It even handles ASI. It also supports ancillary data and embedded audio.

What’s Included:

1 x SDI 1:8 Distribution Amplifier
1 x Power supply
1 x SDI cable (10m)

Description

High Quality SDI

Mini Converters are built to the highest quality standards with low SDI jitter. You get the longest SDI cable lengths combined with ultra low noise analogue video and audio for a true broadcast quality solution. You also get the latest broadcast technology such as re-clocking and 3 Gb/s SDI.

New 3 Gb/s SDI Technology

With the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology built into Mini Converters you get modern broadcast technology that's future proof.

International Power Supply

Unlike other converters, a high quality low noise universal power supply is included with international socket adapters for all countries. To stop power accidentally being disconnected, a cable tie point is included to lock down the power connection tight and secure.

Key Features:

  • Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
  • 8 outputs automatically match the SDI video input
  • Auto detection of HD or standard definition inputs
  • SDI Re-Clocking
  • ASI Support

£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc VAT)
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Simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any SD or HD format all at the same time! Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI is the world’s smallest broadcast quality bidirectional video converter! Now you can simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any combination of SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 at the same time! Each conversion direction can be a different SD or HD video standard, so it’s like getting two converters in one! The multi-rate 3G-SDI input and output connections are compatible with virtually all professional broadcast equipment, including Level A and B devices. It even automatically detects all SD and HD formats! The strong metal design is perfect for live production and broadcast. Plus, it’s small enough to be hidden and used anywhere. It can even be powered via USB.

What’s Included:

1 x Blackmagic Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI
1 x Power supply
1 x Short Hdmi cable
1 x 10m SDI cable (other lengths available by request)

Description

Use Anywhere

Pocket sized broadcast quality converters - Blackmagic Micro Converters are so small you can use them anywhere! Whether you’re carrying one in your laptop bag or in your outside broadcast van and road cases, they’re professional, broadcast quality converters that can be easily hidden so the audience never sees them. They’re perfect for use on set in broadcast news, at live events that have screens and cameras all around, or even in episodic television shows feeding big screen televisions that are part of the set.

Miniaturized Design

Professional broadcast converters - Unlike other small SDI converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature the highest quality broadcast technology, miniaturized into a proper metal enclosure so you get a professional design you can trust! You get full size professional 3G-SDI connections, HDMI and more. The converters include two LED status indicators to confirm power and video signal. Blackmagic Micro Converters include a USB connection for power. That means you can power it from any USB connection on a television or a laptop computer. You can also buy Blackmagic Micro Converters with an AC power supply that includes 4 different AC socket adapters for plugging it into outlets.

Broadcast Quality

Big converter quality, miniaturized - Whether you’re working in SD or HD, Micro Converters feature the same broadcast quality 10-bit video processing found in full size converters, so you always get professional industrial strength SDI signals. Blackmagic Micro Converters work with 8 and 10-bit broadcast quality video in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. Full support is included for embedded audio and closed captioning. With Blackmagic Micro Converters, you get a truly professional converter that’s perfectly suited for high end broadcast applications.

SDI Re-clocking

Perfect for longer SDI cable lengths - Blackmagic Micro Converters include built in SDI re-clocking on the 3G-SDI input. The SDI re-clocking will regenerate the SDI video input, reduce SDI jitter and improve SDI eye pattern before the signal gets to the converter’s processing. This allows longer cable lengths because even degraded SDI signals can still be used. Other small, cheap converters often leave out important features such as this, making them unreliable for broadcast use. Blackmagic Micro Converters don’t suffer from these problems because they are a true professional design.

USB or DC Power

Power via USB or optional power supply - Blackmagic Micro Converters are powered via the same micro USB connection that’s used on smartphones so you can use any USB device or any smartphone charger to power the converters! You can also purchase Micro Converters with an AC power supply that supports 110 to 240V AC and comes with 4 different AC socket adapters so you can plug them into outlets anywhere in the world. That’s perfect for when you’re doing international work! You can even use smartphone chargers and rechargeable battery packs to power micro converters on set. With so many easy to use power solutions, you’ll never be without a power supply again.

Key Features:

  • Simultaneously convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in any SD or HD format all at the same time
  • Miniaturized USB powered broadcast quality SD and HD video converter
  • converts SDI from professional equipment into HDMI for use with consumer TVs, projectors and more
  • Pocket size broadcast quality converters
  • Power Micro Converter from your laptop’s USB
  • SDI Re-clocking
  • Full size connections

£18.00 + VAT (£21.60 inc VAT)
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Description Our SP12AB-V2 4K HDMI 2.0 splitter distributes a single HDMI source to two simultaneous outputs. The splitter supports full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 with video resolutions up to and including 4K @ 60Hz 4:4:4. Box Contents 1x SP12AB-V2 1x 5V/1A DC power supply 1x Quick Reference Guide

£12.00 + VAT (£14.40 inc VAT)
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So compact and portable, you can bring the V-1HD and use it anywhere! The V-1HD makes it easy to connect and switch video cameras, smart phones, computers, tablets, Blu-ray players and other HDMI video sources with a simple push of a button or slide of the T-Fader. It supports professional compositing effects such as picture-in-picture and keying allowing for graphic insets, titling or even “green screen” ideal for news broadcast or corporate training productions.

What’s Included:

1 x Roland V1HD Compact HD Video Switcher
1 x Power supply
5 x Short HDMI cables

Description

Videography and Webcast

The compact V-1HD is an ideal portable solution switching video and action cameras for webcasts or recording.

Visual Performance

The V-1HD effortlessly mixes high resolution computer and HD camera sources and gives visual artists unique filter effects and transition performance features including Roland's legendary "TRANSFORMER" buttons.

Education

The V-1HD is an easy to use tool for students of all ages to broadcast or record sporting events, performances and other activities around campus.

Event and Meetings

The V-1HD is ideal for presentations in conference rooms or at live events allowing for switching of video from different sources such as computers and video cameras.

4 HDMI INPUTS

The V-1HD has 4 HDMI input connectors compatible with a variety of equipment. The V-1HD supports 1080p/1080i/720p video resolutions. Devices outputting the same resolution can be input regardless of what type of device they are.
  • HDTV Camera
  • Action Camera
  • PC/Mac
  • Smart Phone/Tablet
  • Blu-ray Disc Player
Both progressive and interlace signals can be input allowing for both 1080i and 1080p signals to be used at the same time. Video signals input from a PC are accurately displayed thanks to progressive signal processing. HDCP is supported for input of copy protected content from devices such as Blu-ray disc players.

EASY-TO-USE INTERFACE

  • Large back-lit buttons for intuitive video switching even in low light conditions.
  • Red lit buttons indicate the current source being output.
  • Green lit button is for the video that will be output on the next transition.
  • If a button is not lit, then there is no video being input to that channel.
  • Broadcast style Preview/Program switching for professional results.
  • The TRANSFORMER buttons can be used for switching the video instantly or applying effects.
  • There are 11 options for the operation of the buttons.
  • There are three buttons for applying transition effects, CUT, MIX (4 types) and WIPE (30 types).
  • Auto scan function switches the video automatically across the four video inputs.
  • By using the T-Fader and BPM SYNC button, you can deliver visuals synced to a music performance.
  • You can save or recall up to 8 presets using the MEMORY button.
  • Use the FREEZE button to temporarily pause the incoming video.
  • Output fade function makes the output video fade to black or white.

£70.00 + VAT (£84.00 inc VAT)
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The XS1HD is a versatile and compact switcher with multi-screen output and video compositing. It includes a multi-format matrix switcher with scalers that supports up to full hd. Even with its compact footprint, the XS-1HD lets you operate its powerful functions using only the operation panel. Since HDMI input/output and the controls are integrated into a single unit, it can be used in a variety of situations such as on a small desk or podium, or on a media cart. The XS-1HD provides three screen modes for a variety of applications.In addition to the matrix switcher mode, there's a Switcher mode that lets you use PinP or key-compositing, dissolve transitions and provides a multi-view output, and a Split mode that can display up to three PinP images. All contained in a compact format, the XS-1HD includes a switcher, scalers, and audio mixer in a single unit. Additionally, high-quality image processing allows output to large high-resolution screens, without any degradation of quality.

What’s Included:

1 x Roland XS1HD Multi-format Video AV Matrix Switcher
1 x power supply
5 x Short HDMI cables

Description

  • A table-top matrix switcher that's the width of a 13” laptop, equipped with four HDMI inputs and outputs
  • High-quality 4:4:4/10-bit processing at up to WUXGA/1080p
  • Frame synchronizer and scaler on all inputs
  • Three operation modes Matrix Mode allow switching of 4 sources to any of 4 outputs
  • Switcher Mode allows PinP, key-compositing, and dissolve transitions
  • Split Mode allows PinP of up to three inset windows
  • Built-in eight-channel digital audio mixer handles audio from four HDMI signals and stereo analog input
  • Built-in EDID emulator, and HDCP-compliant
  • Still images can be loaded from a USB flash drive

LIVE EVENTS

The XS-1HD is ideal for supporting live event productions that involve a variety of video signals. A high quality scaler is provided on each input, allowing for fast setup. At only the width of a 13” laptop computer, the XS-1HD allows realtime operation in even the most space-limited working environments.

EXHIBITS

The XS-1HD can switch video from up to four sources such as cameras, computers, or media players, and freely assign them to LCD displays or projectors. A built-in scaler on each input means that the position or zoom can be adjusted even if the video signals being input have different formats. Since an EDID emulator is built-in, the correct resolution will be sent from computers to the switcher. You can instantly change the what is being sent to any display by recalling previously-saved preset memories as the event progresses or when appropriate for the situation.

STAGE EVENTS / CONFERENCES

Matrix mode lets you switch to a total of four output destinations, such as a main screen, a secondary screen, a monitor for the presenter, and a digital signage for general information. Switcher mode is convenient when the operator requires traditional realtime switching capability with a multiview preview, PinP, key-compositing, and dissolve transitions.

MEETING ROOM / BANQUET ROOM / HALL

The XS-1HD is ideal for banquet venues, halls, theatres, or e-learning studios that use multiple destinations to display video. Complex applications that would otherwise require the integration of video switchers, audio mixers, and control panels can be realised using just the XS-1HD. Since settings can be stored, even complex setups can be recalled instantly. The RS-232 control port makes it easy add a third-party control system to the XS-1HD.

CONFERENCE ROOMS WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAYS

The built-in scalers and multiple operation modes make it ideal for use in event spaces since it handles ever changing input source types and resolutions and adapts to different output destination requirements easily. HDCP compliance makes it indispensable when clients want to playback HDCP-protected HDMI signals from sources such as Blu-ray or smartphones. Still images can be loaded from USB and are great for convenient displaying logos.

MULTIPLE IMAGES ON AN EXISTING DISPLAY

By showing multiple images such as PowerPoint, video, or TV conferences on a single screen, you can avoid the bother of switching between the images. This is also a convenient way to compare information from multiple presenters.

The XS-1HD provides a split mode that can display up to four images side by side as shown here. Since the screen layout can also be switched at a touch, it's usable even by those who are not skilled at equipment operation.

£95.00 + VAT (£114.00 inc VAT)
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Video Switching and Distribution Systems

If your event requires multiple screens we can provide video distribution to send content across to each screen. Using video switchers and splitters we can send content from multiple sources, such as cameras, laptops and media players to various displays.

Matrix Functionality

As well as offering video splitters that take content from 1 device and send it to many screens, we can also provide video switchers with matrix functionality that will allow multiple different soruces to be sent to 1 or more different displays. This means you can control what content goes onto the various screens and put different content onto each one individually. Picture in Picture can also be implemented and a variety of crossfade effects can be selected and mixed on the fly at events.

  • AV Xpert were recommended to Vitec Production Solutions by our event planner for a corporate opening event for 200 people. They very quickly assessed what was required from the event and delivered the appropriate AV kit. We also hired a tour guide system, which was a crucial piece of kit on the day. The tour had to be executed with no hiccups and the attention to detail with providing the right kit and instructions on how to use it, made the tour run smoothly on the day. Always a pleasure to deal with and very responsive, they also made the more technical things easy to understand.
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