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BrightEye 3G Video 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G / HD / SD SDI Electrical Converter

BrightEye 3G Video 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G / HD / SD SDI Electrical Converter

  • Optical to HDMI Converter
  • Use with Video Monitors that have HDMI Input
  • 3G HD, Level A Supported
  • Passes Embedded Audio
  • Optical to Electrical Converter
  • Use with HD or SD Signals
  • Optical Receiver

Convert optical HD or SD video feeds to HDMI and electrical with the BrightEye 81-F. Convenient for feeding a video monitor, BrightEye 81-F provides a reliable way to monitor optical feeds in broadcast and mobile applications.

BrightEye 81-F is an optical to HDMI and electrical converter for use with standard definition video signals and 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals. The video input is received on an optical LC connector, converted, and then output on both a BNC connector and an HDMI connector. The HDMI output is not HDCP encrypted.

For facilities using 3G, the issue of monitoring the signal becomes a challenge. A 3G video signal can be easily viewed via the HDMI output.

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

Optical Input


  • Number
    • One, LC/UPC
  • Type
    • 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
    • 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
    • 2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital (SMPTE 424M, 425M) Level A
  • Wavelength
    • 830 to 1610 nm
  • Max Cable Length
    • 20 km (For greater distances, or
    • Higher power and larger loss budgets
  • Fiber Type
    • Single Mode
    • Multi-mode compatible with attenuation at transmit end


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
  • Impedance: 75 Ω
  • Return Loss
    • >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
    • >10 dB to 2.97 GHz
  • 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.