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Matrox Convert DVI (CNVDVI/N)

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Matrox Convert DVI accepts common DVI-D signal resolutions up to 1920x1200. A third-party HDMI to DVI adapter lets you use Matrox Convert DVI with compatible HDMI sources.
  • MacMall Part #: 8210837 
  • Manufacturer Part #: CNVDVI/N 
  • UPC: 630396240409 
  • Platform: PC 

Key Features:

  • DVI-D input up to 1920 x 1200
  • Digital outputs: HD/SD SDI
  • Analog outputs: HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite
  • SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock with timing offset controls
  • Simultaneous analog and digital output
  • Stereo audio input can be embedded into the SDI output signal
  • Realtime HD to SD hardware downscaling with proper color space and aspect ratio conversion
  • Region-of-interest output support
  • Can operate as a stand-alone appliance
  • Advanced features such as an anti-flicker filter, underscan mode, customizable presets, and password protection
  • Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support

Inputs and Outputs:


Matrox Convert DVI accepts common DVI-D signal resolutions up to 1920x1200. A third-party HDMI to DVI adapter lets you use Matrox Convert DVI with compatible HDMI sources.

Supported desktop resolutions:

  • 800×600
  • 1024×768
  • 1280×720
  • 1280×1024
  • 1600×900
  • 1600×1200
  • 1680×1050
  • 1920×1080
  • 1920×1200

Other resolutions work with Convert DVI, but only the resolutions listed above have been tested and approved by Matrox.


Matrox Convert DVI provides a full complement of outputs including HD/SD-SDI, HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite. Your choice of analog output and the SDI output are simultaneously live.

Supported output standards:

  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • HD 1280x720p at 50 and 59.94 fps
  • HD 1920x1080i at 25 and 29.97 fps

Audio Support:

Matrox Convert DVI accepts stereo audio input. The audio input is routed to the audio output for monitoring and is embedded into four channels of the SDI signal.


Matrox Convert DVI can be genlocked to a SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock source. Horizontal and vertical timing offset controls can be used to align your video output relative to your external genlock source to compensate for cable delays within your facility.

High-Quality Hardware Downscaling:

Matrox Convert DVI will output full resolution 1080i HD video or you can choose to downscale to 720p or SD. Proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut are provided.


Matrox Convert DVI lets you output your entire computer screen or focus on details in a region-ofinterest of any size within the larger resolution. The region-of-interest can be selected by entering screen coordinates or by simply clicking and dragging your mouse over the area you want to output. If your region-of-interest is larger than your selected output standard, Matrox Convert DVI will automatically downscale it to fit.

Stand-Alone Mode:

Matrox Convert DVI is controlled and configured by a PC-based user interface via a USB connection. Once configured, the box can be programmed to behave as a stand-alone appliance so that the control PC can then be disconnected. This lets you use another DVI device as your input such as a camera, Mac computer, medical device, or even another PC. When Convert DVI is in stand-alone mode, the settings cannot be tampered with and configuration information is maintained when the unit is turned off.

Flicker Reduction:

Matrox Convert DVI provides an anti-flicker filter to reduce artifacts that result from converting progressive images to interlaced video, resulting in a more stable output.

Underscan Mode:

In cases where you want to output an entire image to a display and not lose the edges of it in the bezel, the underscan feature can be used to shrink the image slightly and place a black border around it.

Customizable Presets and Password Protection:

Project and region-of-interest presets can be saved and retrieved at will. Once the proper parameters are set, the ConvertDVI control panel can be locked and password protected by an administrator to prevent accidental modifications or tampering.


General: Works with DVI devices such as computers, cameras, and medical devices

System Requirements: For initial configuration, Matrox Convert DVI requires a computer running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (64-bit), or Windows 7 Home Premium (32- or 64-bit), or Windows XP Professional (32-bit) with Service Pack 3, one free USB 2.0 port, and a device that outputs a supported DVI-D signal.

Once Convert DVI has been configured, it can be used in stand-alone mode. In stand-alone mode, the only requirement is a DVI device which outputs a supported DVI-D signal.

Video Standards: NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 1080i, 720p

Regulatory Compliance: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI, RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC

Dimensions: 151mm (L) × 161mm (W) × 46mm (H)

Total Power Consumption: 10 watts


DVI input and output: DVI-I (single-link) 29-pin female connector

Audio input: 1/8" stereo minijack

Genlock reference input: SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync; BNC connector (75 ohms), terminated; Timing offset controls provided

SDTV SDI output: SD-SDI with 4 channels of SDI embedded audio; 24-bit, 48 kHz; BNC connector (75 ohms); Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M

SDTV S-Video & composite video output: PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
Frequency response: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
2T pulse response: 0.5% max
Diff. Gain and Diff. Phase: < 2%; BNC connectors (75 ohms)

SDTV analog component video output: Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC & NTSC-EIAJ); SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/-0.2 dB max to 2 MHz
Component channel delay: +/- 3 ns
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted; BNC connectors (75 ohms)

HDTV SDI output: HD-SDI with 4 channels of SDI embedded audio; 24-bit, 48 kHz; Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M; BNC connector (75 ohms)

HDTV analog component video output: Supported video formats: 1080i 25 and 29.97, 720p 50 and 59.94; Compliant to EIA-770.3
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.3 dB max to 28 MHz
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 0.4 dB max to 14 MHz
Component channel delay: +/- 0.5 ns
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 57 dB, unified weighted; BNC connectors (75 ohms)

Technical Specs

Additional Information
Package Contents Convert DVI, DVI and system audio loop-through cable (1 meter), External AC-DC adapter, Y/C video adapter
Manufacturer Information
Parts Warranty 3 years
Labor Warranty 3 years
Warranty Details Limited Warranty
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