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BrightEye 81 3G / HD / SD SDI to HDMI Converter

BrightEye 81 3G / HD / SD SDI to HDMI Converter

  • 3G, HD and SD SDI to HDMI Converter
  • Dual Link to HDMI Converter
  • Use with HD or SD Signals
  • Use with Video Monitors that have HDMI Input
  • Dual Link to 3G SDI Converter
  • Passes Embedded Audio

Convert HD or SD SDI video feeds to HDMI with the BrightEye 81. Convenient for feeding a video monitor, BrightEye 81 provides a reliable way to achieve confidence monitoring in post and broadcast applications.

BrightEye 81 supports standard definition video signals, 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals. The HDMI output is not HDCP encrypted.

BrightEye 81 also functions as a Dual Link to HDMI and 3G SDI converter. When the input is Dual Link 4:4:4, the BrightEye 81 provides two identical SDI outputs that are the 3G Level B version of the input video, and the HDMI output is HD 4:4:4.

Signal monitoring and control is provided through the included BrightEye Mac or PC software.

Serial Digital Input


  • Number
    • One SDI, BNC or
    • Two for Dual Link, BNC
  • Signal Type
    • 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
    • 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
    • Dual Link HD SDI (SMPTE 372M)
    • 2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital (SMPTE 424M, 425M) Level A
  • Impedance: 75 O
  • Return Loss
    • >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
    • >10 dB to 2.97 GHz
  • Max Cable Length
    • 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
    • 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
    • 70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
    • (Belden 1694A)
    • Automatic Input Cable Equalization


SDI Standards Supported


  • 1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
  • 720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
  • 1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
  • 1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
  • 1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A
  • Dual Link HD SDI 1080 RGB 4:4:4 (SMPTE 372M)
  • 525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)


HDMI Output


  • Number One
  • Type HDMI 1.3
  • Format HDMI 1.3


Serial Digital Output


  • Number Two, BNC
  • Signal Type
    • Follows input. When input is Dual Link HD SDI, the SDI outputs are identical 3G Level B SDI signals (SMPTE 425M)
  • Impedance: 75 O
  • Return Loss
    • >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
    • >10 dB to 2.97 GHz
  • Max Cable Length
    • 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
    • 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
    • 70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
    • (Belden 1694A)
    • Automatic Input Cable Equalization
  • Output DC None (AC coupled)


General Specifications


  • Size
    • 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
    • (143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
    • including connectors
  • Power
    • 12 volts, 7 watts
    • (100-230 VAC modular power supply)
  • Temperature
    • 0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
  • Relative Humidity
    • 0 to 95° non-condensing
  • Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft.