Inogeni® SDI to USB 3.0


Inogeni® SDI to USB 3.0


SDI to USB 3.0

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The INOGENI SDI2USB3 Converter is the most easy and reliable tool to capture uncompressed 3GSDI video with embedded audio for your PC for recording, editing, videoconferencing and streaming applications. No driver installation is necessary and it will work on all motherboards and USB 3.0 chipsets. It features a 3GSDI input with active loop output and supports SD and HDTV video formats, up to 1080p60. Compact in size and powered directly from a USB 3.0 port, the converter is a practical and easy-to-use USB 3.0 capture solution. It is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and Android operating systems, and is UVC-compliant, so it will work with all DirectShow compatible software.


  • The converter supports 1080p resolutions up to 60 fps.
  • 3GSDI capture to USB 3.0.
  • Active loop output connector.
  • Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 576p, NTSC and PAL at up to 60 fps.
  • All SD and HD resolution signals are converted to 4:2:2 8-bit color space over USB 3.0.
  • Embedded audio extraction and output as two-channel LPCM.
  • Digital Fluid technology - Internal frame buffers maximize frame rate with any PC.
  • Hardware-based color space and sampling conversion.
  • Automatic scaling and frame rate conversion.
  • Customizable video processing functions.
  • Supports multiple devices on the same PC.
  • Powered from a USB 3.0 port.
  • Compatible with Compatible with Windows, OSX, Linux and Android.
  • A USB 3.0 cable is included.

Tech Specs

Tech Documents


1 x BNC (3GSDI input)
1 x BNC (3GSDI active loop out)

Video Resolution
1080p59.94/60/50 (SMPTE 425M Level A/B)
1080i (SMPTE 274M)
720p (SMPTE 296M)

Jitter (alignment)
HD/SD: <0.2 UI 3 Gb/s: <0.4 UI

Cable Length
150m (492 ft.) at 1.485 Gb/s
120m (393 ft.) at 2.970 Gb/s

Frame Rates
60, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 Hz

Color Space

Sampling Rate
148.5/148.35 MHz

Embedded Audio
RCh 1&2 48kHz LPCM


1 x USB 3.0

Color Space
YCbCr (YUY2) 4:2:2 8-bit

Video Scaler
Automatic hardware based

Color Space Conversion
Automatic hardware based

Sampling Conversion
Automatic hardware based

Frame Rate Conversion
Automatic hardware based

2-channel LPCM audio 48 kHz from SDI


Operating System
NO driver installation necessary
Windows 7 and above (32/64-bit)
OSX 10.10 and above
Linux (kernel v2.6.38) and above

Host Requirements
USB 3.0 port

Compatible with all motherboards. Intel, Renesas, ASMedia, and Fresco Logic

Cameras Supported
Cameras and camcorders with an SDI output

Software Compatibility
UVC-compliant. Runs with all software compatible to DirectShow, V4L2, QuickTime and AVFoundation.

Dimensions & Weight

(L x W x H)
81 x 73.5 x 19 mm
3.2” x 2.9” x 0.75”

Operating Temperature

0° to 45° C
32° to 113° F

Storage Temperature

-40° to 105° C
-40° to 221° F

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

USB3 Power

5V, 530 mA