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Old March 26th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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Using a nanoFlash as HDMI to SDI Converter

Will my nanoFlash allow me to send the HDMI signal from a cableTV box through to the HD-SDI out? If so, is "E to E" the correct setting or is it something else?

I need to check the video levels from our tv channel using the waveform in our Panasonic 17" broadcast monitor to see if Comcast is distorting the image.

Also, with a NTSC (486i) input via SDI into the nanoFlash, will its HDMI output anything?

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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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Re: Using a nanoFlash as HDMI to SDI Converter

Dear Steve,

The nanoFlash can be used as a HDMI to HD-SDI converter.

However, if the "Broadcast Flag" is set, then the nanoFlash is prevented, by law, from accepting the footage.

Yes, you can use E to E Direct, or leave it off, this is your call.

The nanoFlash will not output SD material via the HDMI output, just the HD-SDI output.

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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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Re: Using a nanoFlash as HDMI to SDI Converter

Dan,
Haven't tried it, so I'm just asking --
When you say NanoFlash won't accept footage if broadcast flag is on, does that mean that it shows no input (or shows input but won't convert output), or does it mean that in E-E the picture will go through but that it can't record?
Just wondering.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: Using a nanoFlash as HDMI to SDI Converter

Dear Dave,

By law, if the Broadcast Flag is on, we are not allowed to accept the signal.

Thus, it is as if there is no signal connected to the nanoFlash.

Thus, the nanoFlash will not process any signal if this Broadcast Flag is on, which means that the content is copy protected.

There is a reasonable chance that your cable box will not have the Broadcast Flash on.

Certain devices just turn this flag on and leave it on.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 05:10 PM   #5
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Re: Using a nanoFlash as HDMI to SDI Converter

The Broadcast Flag is also known as HDCP. All consumer devices with HDMI (with the exception of camcorders and the XBOX 360 when not playing DVDs) are required to protect their outputs.
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