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AJA Hi5 3D

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SKU: Hi5 3D

HD Converter

HD-SDI Multiplexer To HDMI 1.4a and SDI Video and Audio Converter
The Hi5 converts SD or HD-SDI to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. Embedded audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 provides 2-Channel RCA style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring if needed. The Hi5 also provides a looping SD/HD-SDI output useful for connecting additional equipment, or for ‘daisy chaining’ multiple monitors to the same source.

HD-SDI to HDMI 1.4a with additional SDI output
10-bit HDMI 1.4a support including 3D and embedded audio
Additional 2-Channel RCA jack audio output
Setup via Dipswitch or PC/Mac using USB port and supplied USB cable (USB configuration software application supplied on CD)
Uses 5-20V power (supply sold separately)
5 year warranty

3D Modes Supported
The Hi5-3D supports, depending on the video format, ‘side-by-side’, ‘top-bottom’, and ‘frame- packing’ 3D modes. The ‘side-by-side’ and ‘top-bottom’ modes involve compressing, either horizontally or vertically, each input for combining into a single video stream at the same rate of the inputs. The ‘frame-packing’ mode stacks two full resolution inputs into a ‘tall’ frame (at twice the clock and line rates). When selected, ‘frame- packing’ can only be used with 23.98/24Hz input frame rates.

Each input, in addition to 3D processing, can be flipped either horizontally, vertically, or both. This control is provided by 4 switches that can be engaged in any combination.

Format support
The Hi5-3D works with both 2D and 3D inputs. When in the 2D mode, the input is simply passed to the output unmodified. In the 3D mode, the Hi5-3D supports the minimum required 3D modes as defined by the CEA for HDMI 1.4a televisions.

CEA Required 3D modes:


‘psf’ inputs are converted to ‘p’ for HDMI output. The SDI output can support S/S and T/B formats only. Future software versions may add other formats.

User Control
The Hi5-3D supports both dipswitch control and host control via the MiniConfig application. One of the dipswitches is a ‘Local/Remote’ switch. When in the ‘Local’ mode, the remaining dipswitches support a subset of the user controls. When in the ‘Remote’ mode, AJA’s MiniConfig application controls the unit. The last configuration is held in memory on the Hi5-3D for use when disconnected.

A universal power supply (DWP-U-R1) is included with Mini-Converter purchase as of November 1, 2012.