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BrightEye 3G Video 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G / HD / SD SDI Converter

BrightEye 3G Video 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G / HD / SD SDI Converter

  • HDMI to Optical and Electrical Converter
  • Passes Embedded Audio
  • Use with Cameras and Other Sources that have an HDMI Output

Convert HDMI to HD or SD SDI with the BrightEye 83-F. Convenient for broadcast video cameras and other sources with an HDMI output. BrightEye 83-F presents both electrical and optical serial digital outputs.

The optical output can drive single mode fiber to a distance of 20 kilometers. With an optical launch power attenuator, multi-mode fiber can also be used.

BrightEye 83-F is for use with standard definition video signals and 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals.

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

In compliance with the licensing restrictions on HDCP encrypted material, BrightEye 83-F cannot convert encrypted signals to SDI form.


  • Number One
  • Type HDMI 1.3
  • Format Supports HDMI signals which map to the video standards listed below

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
  • 525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)

Serial Digital Output

  • Number Two, BNC
  • Signal Type Follows input
  • Impedance 75 O
  • Return Loss >15 dB to 1.485 GHz >10 dB to 2.97 GHz
  • Output DC None (AC coupled)

Optical Output (BE83-F only)

  • Number One, LC/UPC
  • Type Follows input
  • Wavelength 1310 nm (non-CWDM)
  • Wavelengths 170 nm –1610 nm at 20 nm CWDM spacing available. Call factory for price and specify part number BE83-F-SP.
  • Power -7 dBm
  • Max Cable Length 20 km (For greater distances, or higher power and larger loss budgets, please contact the factory)
  • Fiber Type Single Mode
  • Multi-mode compatible with attenuation at transmit end

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, 5 watts (100-230 VAC modular power supply)
  • Temperature Range 0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
  • Relative Humidity 0 to 95° non-condensing