AJA Welcomes the Hi5-12G and HA5-12G!

June 11, 2018 1:48 pm

Just announced at InfoComm, the Hi5-12G converts a 12G-SDI single link input with eight channels of embedded digital audio to an HDMI 2.0 output with two or eight channels of audio. Hi5-12G features a 4K/UltraHD/HD 12G-SDI single link input with a reclocked SDI loop out. Besides 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, this new Mini-Converter also offers Fiber interfaces; Fiber SFP equipped Hi5-12G models include the Hi5-12G-R receiver, which extends HDMI 4K signals over long distances, and the Hi5-12G-TR transceiver, which delivers a bidirectional SDI or Fiber signal to an HDMI destination.
The HA5-12G allows users to convert an HDMI 2.0 input with up to 8-channels of audio from the HDMI source or 2-channel analog audio (RCA) to two 12G-SDI single link outputs with eight or two channels of digital embedded audio. The portable converter includes two SDI DA outputs and transmits 12G-SDI on each SDI link, reducing cable runs when transporting 4K/UltraHD SDI. Fiber SFP equipped HA5-12G models include the HA5-12G-T single channel transmitter, which extends HDMI 4K signals over long distances (10 km Single Mode), and the HA5-12G-2T dual channel transmitter, offering two 12G-SDI coaxial outputs and two 12G-SDI over Fiber outputs to simultaneously enable HDMI 4K source extension to multiple locations.
“As 4K/UltraHD workflows become more common across production, broadcast, post and ProAV, we’re seeing an uptick in the demand for 4K/UltraHD conversion between HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI,” said AJA President Nick Rashby. “Hi5-12G and HA5-12G answer that need, making it easier and more cost efficient to transmit high quality signals between 12G-SDI and HDMI devices and displays located far apart, with single cable simplicity.”