I purchased a BMD mini converter HDMI to SDI so that I can pass the HDMI signal from my Canon 7d to two monitors without the need for a pass through monitor and to get away from HDMI cables and their finicky connections.
However, it does not work! I am going to a Marshall monitor that does not have hdmi pass through. I get no signal no matter what I've tried to do. I've tried it into an alternate monitor to no avail.
And also, while I have a post here on the cow, does anyone know of a battery solution available for these things? I find it amazing BMD has not offered a mobile solution for these converters. Last thing I want is for my DP to be tethered to a power line while he's running and gunning. SDI cables are annoying enough without having to worry about running stingers to the converter.