Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters

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NAB 2024, Las Vegas, USA - Blackmagic Design today announced a new range of Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters, with mini and rack mount models that support Ultra HD using 10G Ethernet. Designed to integrate SDI equipment into 2110 IP broadcast systems for customers in broadcast, live production and AV, the new Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters conform to SMPTE ST-2110 standard for IP video. Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters will be available starting in May from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$365.

The Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2024 booth #SL5005.

Blackmagic Design has a wide range of SMPTE-2110 IP video products, including converters, video monitors, audio monitors and even cameras. Plus they support Ultra HD using low cost 10G Ethernet. Most converter models are bidirectional, so they're fantastic to use on cameras when customers need an extra program return. The rack mount models have an elegant design with a color LCD for monitoring, menus and diagnostics. All models conform to the SMPTE ST-2110 standard for IP video, including PTP clocks and even NMOS support so customers can make connections using a video router panel.

The Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters have been designed to integrate SDI equipment into 2110 IP broadcast systems. The rack mount models can be installed in equipment racks right next to the equipment users are converting. Adding converters means customers get a low cost way to transform all their video equipment to SMPTE-2110. Simply add a Blackmagic 2110 IP Converter to live production switchers, disk recorders, streaming processors, cameras, TVs and more.


Blackmagic 2110 IP products conform to the SMPTE ST-2110 standard for IP video, which specifies the transport, synchronization and description of 10 bit video, audio and ancillary data over managed IP networks for broadcast. It can also re-sync SDI inputs to a common PTP clock or external gear can lock to the reference output that’s also generated from the PTP clock.

Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters are available in models with RJ-45 connectors for simple Cat6 copper cables or SFP sockets for optical fiber modules and cables. Using simple Cat6 copper cables means customers can build SMPTE-2110 systems at a dramatically lower cost. The cables are simple and Ethernet switches for 10G Ethernet are very common.

One of the biggest problems with SMPTE-2110 is needing an IT tech on standby to keep video systems running. Blackmagic 2110 IP converters solve this problem because they can connect point to point, so customers don't need to use a complex Ethernet switch if customers don't want to. That means customers get the advantage of SMPTE-2110 IP video with simple Ethernet cables, remote power and bidirectional video.

When working in larger SMPTE-2110 systems, such as broadcast, customers can connect all their video gear to an Ethernet switch. In this case, customers just plug everything into the Ethernet switch and then make the connections between devices by configuring the Ethernet switch. It works just like a large video router as all connections are made between the SMPTE-2110 devices. Plus all Blackmagic 2110 IP products support the NMOS protocol. It's more complex to configure, but is totally flexible.

Blackmagic SMPTE-2110 IP video products feature different designs based on their use. The 2110 IP Mini models are small so they can be hidden behind equipment. While the rack mount models have elegantly designed front panels with an LCD, so customers can walk up and change settings right from the front panel.


All Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters support the NMOS interface specifications so all 2110 IP video devices can operate together as a large virtual router. Plus Videohub Smart Control can route sources to destinations on 2110 IP networks because it can act as an NMOS controller.

Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters are designed to support the highest quality video. 10-bit is the most commonly used television standard as colors can be represented with 4 times the precision of 8-bit video. Only working with 10-bit video will ensure all images are a perfect pixel for pixel transmission of the original SDI source, so users are always working at the absolute highest quality possible.

By using 10G Ethernet, Blackmagic SMPTE-2110 IP video products can be smaller, lower power and more affordable. Plus 10G Ethernet can allow products to be remote powered. However, when using Ultra HD above 30fps, there is not enough bandwidth for uncompressed 10-bit video. The Blackmagic IP10 codec solves this problem! It has a low latency of 8 samples, is open standard and has no license fees. Plus it's an extremely small codec that uses very few FPGA resources, so it ensures SMPTE-2110 IP video products remain affordable!

Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters have connections that support SD, HD and Ultra HD video standards. This means it can connect existing SDI broadcast equipment to new IP based infrastructure. In Ultra HD customers get support for all standards up to 2160p60. The converters will auto switch to a new video standard when the input changes. Plus the multi channel models can run a different video standard on each channel.

“This new range of Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters is exciting because it gives customers a way to integrate their existing SDI equipment into low cost 2110 IP broadcast systems," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “By using 10G Ethernet, we were able to design the converters in a smaller size, using lower power, allowing them to be powered remotely, all at an affordable price. We can’t wait to see how customers use them in studios, at live events, hidden on set, in corporate or hotel AV setups and everywhere in between!”


Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters Features

  • All converters conform to the SMPTE-2110 IP video standard.
  • Choose between Mini Converter or rack mount models.
  • Uses readily available 10G Ethernet for low cost installation.
  • Re-syncs SDI inputs to a common PTP clock.
  • Includes NMOS Protocol for building a virtual router.
  • Low latency, open standard Blackmagic IP10 codec.
  • Supports all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic 2110 IP Converters will be available starting in May from US$365, excluding duties, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.