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Wheatstone HD-SDI Blade

Brand: Wheatstone

The HD-SDI BLADE-3 is a specialty BLADE for de-embedding audio from an HD-SDI audio/video signal, used primarily in television applications. With the HD-SDI BLADE-3, you can bring audio into the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network from video production automation systems, routers, and other professional video equipment that uses HD-SDI. This 1RU device is capable of de-embedding up to four HD-SDI streams, with up to 8 audio channels per stream.

The HD-SDI BLADE-3 has four SDI input BNC connectors and includes logic control, onboard utility functions and the dedicated controller that is at the core of its intelligence. Like other BLADEs, the HD-SDI BLADE-3 has its own CPU and operating system and provides a 1000BaseT (Gigabit) network interface for optimum network speed and reliability. It's AES67 compatible for interoperability with other AES67 compatible systems and devices, and has two built-in 8x2 stereo mixers. It comes with 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports for interfacing various external switches, indicators and devices for control purposes – as well as 128 software logic ports for routing and controlling devices anywhere on the network.


  • De-embeds audio from four HD-SDI streams
  • De-embeds 8 audio channels per stream
  • 4 BNC connectors for coaxial input and 4 BNC loop connectors
  • CPU with OS
  • 1RU, no fans
  • AES67 compatible
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Two stereo 8x2 utility mixers
  • 12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ45 connectors
  • 128 software logic ports
  • Two full-colour OLED displays on front
  • Front panel headphone jack

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