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AJA Hi5-3D Mini-Converter For Stereo 3D Monitoring

AJA Hi5-3D Mini-Converter For Stereo 3D Monitoring

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Mini converter allowing 3G/HD-SDI to HDMI 1.4a and SDI converter enables simple 3D playback on monitors and projectors.

The AJA Hi5-3D is a mini-converter that combines dual 3G SDI inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats for output on true 3D HDMI 1.4a and SDI to enable simple, flexible stereoscopic viewing on 3D monitors and projection systems.

HDMI 1.4A is the de-facto standard for monitoring 3D in HD.  Some HD converters, such as NanoFlash 3D, do not have HDMI 1.4A, so this unit provides a very useful bridge to monitoring NanoFlash recordings.

Also, if you are not using a 3D set, this unit also allows a very useful monitoring function of 3D on normal portable HDMI displays with anaglyph and side-by-side output modes.

The Hi5-3D’s true HDMI 1.4a output supports EDID transactions that automatically configure 2D/3D functions according to the HDMI monitor’s capabilities. Input SDI 2 is frame-synchronized to input SDI 1 in 3D modes and SDI input audio is embedded in both the HDMI and SDI outputs. Hi5-3D also supports 2-channel RCA audio output with user control of channel selection, along with AJA’s Mini-Config application for user configuration and firmware download. Other key features include:

  • Side-by-side, top-bottom and frame-packing modes
  • Complete H and V image flip control in any combination
  • Easy user control via dipswitch or USB
  • Support for both 2D and 3D inputs

 

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Mini converter allowing 3G/HD-SDI to HDMI 1.4a and SDI converter enables simple 3D playback on monitors and projectors.

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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).

Specifications

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


Size:
5.8" x 3.1" x 1 (147mm x 79mm x 25mm)

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