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