The Blackmagic Design OpenGear Converter SDI to Analog Module from Blackmagic Design is a component designed for use in the modular OpenGear system. OpenGear is essentially an open-standards chassis that can be mounted in a rack for conversion and processing work. The chassis accepts different modules to enhance its functionality, allowing the solution to be expanded or scaled at will.This module is designed to convert SDI to analog HD/SD component, NTSC and PAL video and balanced AES/EBU and analog audio output. It is well suited for use with Betacam SP, VHS, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and HDV cameras, among other possible equipment and applications. It also features a built-in, hardware down-converter to connect HD-SDI video to SD equipment.