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    I need a converter from the Red signal to a PAL monitor better a converter that will work with PAL and NTSC monitors.
    Signal from Red will go through eCinema, Sony HD or Panasonic BTLH 1700 monitors.
    Anyone knows which one is better AJA, Miranda, Blackmajic or other including cost wise.
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    AJA is the standard. Mine works great!
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    Just bought the AJA HD10MD3 today. Just waiting for the D-Tap power cable now.
    I think they have a cheaper one, the HD10C2, but it wasn't available in stock and I needed one quickly. Otherwise I would have bought that one.

    I did some research at IBC, I think the Miranda was much more expensive, a bit overkill if you only need it for monitoring.
    The blackmagic mini-converters don't do downconversion.

    Evertz makes one, don't remember the price. If it's the same that I used a few years ago, it had a noticable delay.

    Ly nx has also one, which isn't to expensive. Haven't tried it though.

    Gefen doesn't make downconverters with HDSDI inputs, only HDMI. It's very cheap, but I don't know if it works with the Red. And it has only a 5 Volt power input, not the standard 12V.

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    EDIT : After Reading the AJA HD10C2 specs again, I don't think it outputs composite when using an HDSDI input, so I'm afraid this one's out too...
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    Great info here, thanks. I'm just contacted Miranda and Aja.

    Please, correct my written english.
    I'm still learning, and I need your help.
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    I bought a blackmagic HD to Analog. Mini converter very price convenient.
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    From what I am getting about the AJA and the Miranda there all kind of models. And I haven't checked Gefen all the way or any others ...
    At B&H:
    1. Miranda SDM-271P SDI digital video to Composite analog video, output System NTSC or PAL-M is used for the 525 line input and PAL or PAL-N is used for the 625 line input for $315.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Composite.html

    2. AJA D5CE Digital to Analog Video Converter (Decoder) $320
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...to_Analog.html

    3. AJA D10C2 Digital to Analog Video Converter (Decoder) $450
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...to_Analog.html

    4. AJA D4E Digital to Analog Video Converter (Decoder) $205
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...to_Analog.html

    5. AJA D10C Digital to Analog Video Converter (Decoder) $685 or $300 used
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...to_Analog.html

    6. AJA HD10MD3 Miniture Digital Downconverter $1100
    This one is the Dual rate HD-SDI and SD-SDI
    Do we need Dual rate
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...converter.html

    7. AJA HD10CEA SD/HD-SDI to Analog Audio/Video Converter $840
    This one will take care of sound too I think
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...to_Analog.html

    8. Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to Analog $470
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...er_SDI_to.html

    Can some one advice which will be the best for a customer at the monitor?
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    AJA HD10CEA SD/HD-SDI to Analog Audio/Video Converter

    What's the best way to give it 5V power on the camera?
    Can it be powered from the USB port?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markp View Post
    AJA HD10CEA SD/HD-SDI to Analog Audio/Video Converter

    What's the best way to give it 5V power on the camera?
    Can it be powered from the USB port?
    Are stating that the above device is the best and then asking how to power it or are you titling the above device and then asking in regard to it what it the way to power it?
    I think the Miranda comes with a solution for the down convert power from 12V to 5V
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