AJA Video Systems

Part # AJAHI53D

MFR Part # HI5-3D

The Hi5-3D is a 3D video multiplexer More
MSRP: $495

The Hi5-3D 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

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).


Input Formats:

720p 50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60

Video Inputs:

Dual HD-SDI (auto-selected),
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


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


+5-20 VDC regulated, 5 watts (AJA power supply model DWP or DWP-U recommended)(sold separately)

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