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AJA Video Systems Hi5 3D Mini Converter

Dual HD-SDI to 3D Multiplexer
Part No: HI5-3D
HD-SDI Multiplexer To HDMI 1.4a and SDI Video and Audio Converter

The Hi5-3D is a 3D video multiplexer that combines two HD-SDI Inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats for output on HDMI 1.4a and HD-SDI. The HDMI 1.4a output supports EDID transactions that allow automatic 2D/3D configuration p...
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Product Description


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.

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.


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.


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:

  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb 720p 50, 59.94, 60 T/B
  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb 1080p 23.98, 24, 25 T/B, FP
  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb 1080PsF 23.98, 24 T/B, FP
  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb 1080i 50, 59.94, 60 S/S



"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.


USB and MiniConfig Support 

AJA’s free MiniConfig software can be used with any USB-enabled AJA Mini-Converter and provides an easy-to-use graphical interface with detailed information about the current input and output formats. Control all the parameters of any supported AJA Mini-Converter as well as loading firmware updates from AJA that add new features and functionality.


Universal Power Supply

All AJA Mini-Converters ship with a Universal Power Supply that includes international plug connections for use around the world.


Compact and Portable

AJA Mini-Converters are small enough to fit behind a monitor, in the back of a rack or directly on a camera rig. A locking power connector can't accidentally pull loose and an optional P-TAP power cable allows for battery power in remote locations.


AJA Quality - Guaranteed

All AJA Mini-Converters are covered by a 5-year warranty and AJA's advanced replacement policy. If a replacement is necessary, AJA will ship a new unit immediately without the need to send the original unit back first, ensuring you are up and running again as quickly as possible.


AJA Mini-Matrix

Information on the complete line of AJA Mini-Converters is now available as a mobile app on iOS. The Mini-Converter product line is extensive and this app helps you find the right converter for any situation, wherever you are.



  • HD-SDI to HDMI 1.4a with additional SDI output
  • 10-bit HDMI v1.4a support including 3D and embedded audio
  • Additional 2-channel RCA audio output
  • Setup via DIPswitch or PC/Mac using USB port and supplied USB cable (MiniConfig software application supplied on CD)
  • Uses 5-20V power supply (included with purchase)
  • 5-year warranty
  • USB and MiniConfig Support


Additional Information


Input Formats

  • 720p 50/59.94/60
  • 1080i 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p23.98
  • 1080p24
  • 1080p25

Video Inputs

  • Dual HD-SDI (auto-selected), SMPTE-292/296/424, 2x BNC 1 SDI for left eye input (10-bit) 1 SDI for right eye input (10-bit)

Video output

  • 10-bit HDMI v1.4a
  • 1 HD-SDI output, 10-bit

Audio Outputs

  • HDMI embedded audio, 2 or 8 channels
  • 2 RCA-style analog outputs at -10dBV (nominal), User assignable channels


  • +5VDC Regulated, 3 Watts, Power Supply Required (included with purchase)


  • 147mm x 79mm x 25mm


Note: The Hi5-3D does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, SDI inputs to the Hi5-3D are unencrypted.


User Manual