The Best SDI Distribution Amplifiers (2020)

The Best SDI Distribution Amplifiers (2020)

This is a list of the SDI distribution amplifiers I recommend and use.

But first...

What Is A Distribution Amplifier?

SDI distribution amplifiers are a one to many solution.

A single video input is split, or distributed, to every output. And every output will appear exactly the same.

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Atomos Connect Split SDI to 4x SDI

Atomos Connect Split

Top Pick For 2020!

Rock solid, excellent price, and checks all my boxes for a great distribution amplifier.

If you're looking for a reliable SDI to 4x SDI distribution amplifier, scroll no further.

Formats: Broadcast formats up to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps

Inputs: 1 x 3G-SDI

Outputs: 4 x 3G-SDI

Re-Clocking: Yes (enabled through DIP switch on bottom of unit)

My Favorite Feature: Locking power port

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Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI Distribution

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI Distribution

Budget-Friendly 1x8 Option

This is about the best bang for the buck when you consider price per output.

The Mini Converters have been very reliable and a de facto choice for quite a few years.

Formats: Broadcast formats up to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps

Inputs: 1 x 3G-SDI

Outputs: 8 x 3G-SDI (or 6G-SDI on the 4K version)

Re-Clocking: Yes

My Favorite Feature: Price

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Lumantek ez-Distributor

Lumantek ez-Distributor

Feature-Packed 1x12

Well, it's definitely a 1x12 3G-SDI distribution amplifier...

And HDMI to SDI signal converter...

And SDI audio embedder...

And SDI audio de-embedder...

Add on a small LCD confidence monitor and you get one amazingly versatile piece of kit.

Formats: Broadcast formats up to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps

Inputs: 1 x 3G-SDI and 1 x HDMI 1.3

Outputs: 12 x 3G-SDI and 2 x HDMI 1.3

Re-Clocking: Yes

My Favorite Feature: XLR audio embedding and de-embedding

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