I would suggest getting the Square Trade Warranty if you purchase this device. I have 2 of these devices. One works great, the other does not.
Blackmagic has a 12 month limited warranty and were quick to presume that I was fault. Not happy but would still recommend the Mini Recorder with the caveat above.
This device has worked really well for me. If you work with 2 cameras a lot, I highly recommend this switcher.
I've had a couple of jobs in the last month where the Mini Converter did not convert. One job used Red Cameras where the VTR output a 1080p signal. The other used a couple of different Canon cameras and the VTR output was 108PsF. I had to go back to manually changing the settings of my software every time I switched cameras. I'm getting frustrated trying to figure it out, so I've decided to purchase the Decimator MD-DUCC converter.
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000 (Silver); Intel Core i7-3517U, 15.6" FULL HD 1080p IPS Touch Screen Display, 512GB via Dual Solid-State Hard Drives (256GB SSD + 256GB SSD), 12GB RAM Upgrade
I'm a Windows girl, so this is my main machine. Love it, love the touch screen!
Once in a Blue Moon, I get help on a big multi-camera job. I will used these walkies with whoever is helping. This allows me to keep Ch. 6 clear on the Production walkies for the camera department so we're not stepping on each other when trying to share information. They have a large number of channel options and charge via USB which is a plus.