AJA Hi5-3D HD-SDI Multiplexer To HDMI 1.4a and SDI Vid/Aud Mini-Converter
- 3D video multiplexer
- Combines two HD-SDI Inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats
- For output on HDMI 1.4a and HD-SDI
- Supports EDID transactions
- 2 channel RCA audio output is also supported
- Supports "side-by-side", "top-bottom", and "frame- packing" 3D modes
- Each input, in addition to 3D processing, can be flipped either horizontally, vertically, or both
- 4 switches that can be engaged in any combination
- Works with both 2D and 3D inputs
The AJA Hi5-3D Mini Converter 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 per the HDMI monitor's capabilities. Input SDI 2 must be externally frame synchronized to input SDI 1 in 3D Modes. Embedded SDI input audio is embedded in both the HDMI and SDI outputs. 2 channel RCA audio output is also supported with user control of channel selection. The Hi5-3D supports AJA's Mini-Config application for user configuration and firmware download.
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:
- 2xSDI 1.5gb 720p50/59.94/60 T/B
- 2xSDI 1.5gb 1080p23.98/24 T/B, FP
- 2xSDI 1.5gb 1080psf23.98/24 T/B, FP
- 2xSDI 1.5gb 1080i50/59.94 S/S
Notes: "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 frame rates. User Control
The Hi5-3D supports both dipswitch control and host control via the Mini-Config 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 Mini-Config application controls the unit (or control as last set).
NOTE: The Hi5-3D does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, SDI inputs to the Hi5-3D are unencrypted
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