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Wooden Camera: 3G-SDI/HDMI C-Box cross converters

13 September 2014

The new range of C-Box cross converters from Wooden Camera take in 3G-SDI and HDMI input and can simultaneously output three channels of HD-SDI and two of HDMI.

There are three versions, one draws power via a D-Tap from a battery or battery plate using an included cable, while the others draw power internally from either a V-Mount plate or Gold Mount, passing power through to the camera on the other side – they also have an additional D-Tap output for accessory power. There is also a 5v Mini USB output, useful if there is a wireless transmitter, such as an IDX Cam-Wave, in one of the HDMI ports that needs external power. The D-Tap version can take standard V-Mount, QRC-style Gold Mount, or Red/Blueshape plates.

Each video output is independently reclocked for standard SD, HD and 3G SDI data rates and carries the same signal strength as the original. It automatically bypasses non-standard SDI rates from 20Mbps to 3Gbps, and passes SDI embedded audio and ancillary data. LED indicators show status of power and signal.

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