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J Pearce

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Has anyone else had issues with lifetime of the blackmagic converters? I've had several HDMI-SDI bidirectional converters die, and now a similar issue with the SDI-Analog converters.


Suggestions welcome for more reliable replacements!

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BMD seem determined to make things as small as possible with no regard for cooling. I had an Atem-1me (the old thin design) go up in smoke in the middle of an event. We had a fan blowing onto it, it ran so hot. The new rack version goes the other way and contains so many fans you need to have it in another room.
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Coincidentally, I've just had fan go mechanically noisy in an UltraStudio HD Mini, and although its a five minute job to swap it out, neither BMD or their UK dealers are willing/able to supply a spare part, so I'm starting to lose a bit of faith in them as well. The problem is, their prices are very attractive, so it's quite difficult to source alternatives close to their offer.
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