AJA Hi5 3D Overview
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.
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.
- 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