Battery Converter


  • Blackmagic Industrial Design Team


Battery Converters are portable video format converters that bring a new level of convenience and durability to location shooting by providing uninterrupted signal conversion for live productions and outdoor broadcasts.

Reliable, portable and durable; the Battery Converter provides unequalled performance on tough locations, providing confidence to film makers that demand all aspects of a shoot run faultlessly.

Key Features


Automatic detection of signal input saves time and reduces errors.

Time saving automatic detection of SDI or HDMI video formats and the utilization of the latest high frequency technology to transmit flawless HD or SD video across long cable lengths is invaluable to production crews, from the largest feature film production to film school projects.


Robust design and construction ensures operation even when accidents occur.

Production shoots can be unforgiving places for equipment, so the palm sized Battery Converter is constructed of a durable machined aluminium casing that is compact enough to fit into a camera bag.

The delicate high speed SDI video connectors are cleverly recessed to offer protection during use and to prevent accidental disconnection of cables. Laser etched graphics resist wear and abrasion whilst raised silicone feet help avoid surface scratches and provide a high grip base even when heavy broadcast cables are connected during use.


Shoot workflows cannot be compromised by equipment

On a shoot, the Grip is responsible for making sure all equipment is powered and ready to work through each and every shot, losing power mid shot to a monitor or recorder is not acceptable. The Heavy Duty Battery Converter features an LED battery charge level indicator that accurately communicates the power level of the built-in Lithium-Ion polymer battery which provides more than two hours of operation and can be powered or recharged by any 12V source.

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