An HDMI/SDI cross converter with scaling and frame rate conversion capabilities that does the job of several devices for the price of one has been launched by Decimator Design at IBC. The MD-HX offers 14 different modes and could act as an SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI device or a Down, Up and Cross converter, among other things. It is being made available for £185.
Anthony Pidgeon, the managing director of Decimator Design’s UK and Europe distributor, Symbiosis, said: “The MD-HX is feature packed and cost effective. We think it has the potential to become the leader in this market space.”
With four 3G, HD or SD-SDI outputs, it can also be used as a 1-to-4 distribution amplifier. Control of the device is possible from a PC or Mac via a built-in USB port that also allows for firmware updates.