AJA Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to HDMI 3D Multiplexer Mini-Converter

AJA Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to HDMI 3D Multiplexer Mini-Converter

AJA Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to HDMI 3D Multiplexer Mini-Converter

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Product Highlights

  • Dual HD-SDI Inputs
  • 10-Bit HDMI 1.4a and SDI Outputs
  • Works with 3D and 2D Signals
  • Embedded Audio Supported
  • DIP Switch & MiniConfig Software Control
  • Configurable via AJA MiniConfig Software
  • Universal Power Supply Included
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AJA Hi5 3D overview

  • 1Description

The Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to 3D Multiplexer Mini-Converter from AJA is a video multiplexer that combines and synchronizes two HD-SDI inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats for output over HDMI and HD-SDI. Embedded audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 also 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 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. Depending on the 3D format, the Hi5-3D supports "side-by-side", "top-bottom", and "frame-packing" 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.

The Hi5-3D supports both DIP switch control and host control via the MiniConfig application. One of the DIP switches is a "Local/Remote" switch. When in the "Local" mode, the remaining DIP switches 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. To power the Hi5-3D, a universal power supply is included that comes with international plug connections for worldwide use.

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 SDI1.5GB - 720p 50, 59.94, 60 - T/B
2 x SDI1.5GB - 1080p 23.98, 24, 25 - T/B, FP
2 x SDI1.5GB - 1080PsF 23.98, 24 - T/B, FP
2 x SDI1.5GB - 1080i 50, 59.94, 60 - S/S

Note: "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.
Key Features
  • 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 DIP switch or PC/Mac using USB port and supplied USB cable (USB configuration software application supplied on CD)
  • Compact and portable
  • Universal power supply with international plug connector set included
In the Box
AJA Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to HDMI 3D Multiplexer Mini-Converter
  • DWP-U-R1 Worldwide Power Supply for AJA Mini-Converters yetryqyqtqtazeew
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    AJA Hi5 3D specs

    Input Formats 720p 50/59.94/60
    1080i 50/59.94/60
    1080p 23.98/24/25
    Video Inputs 2 x HD-SDI (auto-selected), 10-bit, SMPTE-292/296/424 (one SDI for left eye input and one SDI for right eye input)
    Video Outputs 1 x HDMI 1.4a, 10-bit
    1 x HD-SDI, 10-bit

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

    Audio Outputs HDMI embedded audio, 2 or 8 channels
    2 x RCA-style analog outputs at -10dBV (nominal), user assignable channels
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Operating Relative Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing
    Operating Altitude < 9842.5' (3,000 m)
    Storage Temperature -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
    Power 5 to 20 VDC regulated, 6 watt max.
    Dimensions 5.8 x 3.1 x 1" (147 x 79 x 25 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 7.3 x 2.8"

    AJA Hi5 3D reviews

    Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to HDMI 3D Multiplexer Mini-Converter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential for 3D production I use this on 3D rigs with Red Epics. It has all the bells and whistles of more expensive units: flip/flop Left or Right, SDI or HDMI output, and plenty of output formats. For professional monitoring, you can connect via usb to the unit to set SMPTE color range, 10-bit YPbPr, and frame packing, so you do not lose resolution with a side by side. On remote shoots, I use the anaglyphic B&W output to check rig calibration with a standard marshall field monitor, so that saves the cost of having a 3D field monitor on the road. The capability to flip and flop unfortunately introduces a frame buffer, so if you require critical real-time viewing (like critical focus), it won't be perfect, but for setting up and playback it's great.
    Date published: 2013-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like a charm I needed a back up to my QTake system. So I purchased the Asa Hi-53D purely as a live action muxer. When the QTake quit, it worked like a charm. Now I want to by a small HD recorder to have with it, just in case!
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! It works great combining dual stream from a flame for a consumer tv. The black magic box was awful.
    Date published: 2013-04-03
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