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Hi5-3D HD Converter (HD/SD SDI to HDMI 1.4a, 3G-SDI Capable) Free Shipping!

Mfr PN: HI5-3D
Our PN: AJAN5430047
Manufacturer: AJA
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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HD/SD SDI to HDMI 1.4a, 3G-SDI capable, includes 1-meter HDMI cable



Manufacturer Part Number: HI5-3D

HD-SDI Multiplexer To HDMI 1.4a and SDI Video and Audio Converter
The Hi5 converts SD or HD-SDI to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. Embedded audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 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.


  • 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 Dipswitch or PC/Mac using USB port and supplied USB cable (USB configuration software application supplied on CD)
  • Uses 5-20V power (supply sold separately)
  • 5 year warranty

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 formats.

User Control
The Hi5-3D supports both dipswitch control and host control via the MiniConfig 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 MiniConfig application controls the unit. The last configuration is held in memory on the Hi5-3D for use when disconnected.


  • 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
  • Power
    • +5-20 VDC regulated, 5 watts (AJA power supply model DWP or DWP-U recommended) (included)
  • Size
    • 5.8in x 3.1in x 1 (147mm x 79mm x 25mm)

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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