Cobalt Digital adds HDMI-to-SDI, and viceverse, conversors to its openGear family

Cobalt Digital has released HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI converter cards. This new product becomes another relative of Cobalt’s openGear family of products. The new dual- and quad-channel modules come complete with integrated frame synchronizers per channel and a host of features that maximize space and ensure greater installation integrity than launch devices can offer.

“The multiplication of formats mixed with the explosion of different delivery platforms has led to a new set of requirements for the broadcasting and pro AV communities”, explained Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “Supporting HDMI devices is of critical importance now and so we’ve developed cards capable of conversion from HDMI to SDI and from SDI to HDMI. The new series increases the customers’ flexibility, opening up avenues for them to tackle more and different applications, all from a space-saving footprint”.

The 9926-2HtoS 3G/HD/SD Dual-Channel openGear® HDMI-To-SDI Converter provides two independent paths of true 3G and HD conversions from HDMI to SMPTE 424M, 292M, or 259M, while the 9926-4HtoS 3G/HD/SD version provides four independent paths. Full input and output audio crosspoints enable program sourcing and distribution across the HDMI inputs and SDI outputs with different output formats for each path either free run or genlocked, and able to be adjusted as required. Color correction licenses are available as options.

In existing openGear® installations, the cards save space and provide installation integrity as an alternative to throwdown devices.

In addition to the 9926 series, Cobalt has launched the complimentary 9927-2StoH 3G/HD/SD Dual-Channel openGear® SDI-To-HDMI converter card that incorporates all the same features as the 9926 modules, including full independent frame syncs and proc amps.

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