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12G-AM

12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Audio
Embedder/Disembedder with Fiber Options

Mini-Matrix App AJA Mini-Config

$995 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.

Overview

The 12G-AM is an 8-channel AES audio embedder/disembedder Mini-Converter with support for 12G-SDI input and output up to 4K/UltraHD. Fiber models offer single link fiber I/O including LC and ST options. 

AES Audio disembedding is always functional, providing four AES outputs. Audio embedding is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or to embed input AES audio from the breakout cable. 

The 12G-AM automatically detects and configures the input video standard.

Features

  • 12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder
  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 8-channel balanced AES audio Embedder/Disembedder with LC and ST Fiber model options. (Please see models below).
  • AES audio Disembedding is always functional with four AES outputs
  • AES audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio
  • Selectable AES audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • Small form factor allows for a wide variety of installation locations
  • Supplied XLR breakout cable offers 8-channels In and 8-channels Out over eight XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • 5-16 VDC Power
  • Five year warranty

Only $995 US MSRP*

12G-AM Workflow

The 12G-AM in this workflow diagram is receiving 4K video and embedded audio via 12G-SDI. At the same time, the 12G-AM is disembedding AES audio to the AES I/O for mixing.

The output of the mixer is then embedded into the SDI stream being output via the 12G-SDI port of the 12G-AM. This 12G-SDI output is fed directly to a Ki Pro Ultra 12G to record the original 4K video with the newly embedded, mixed audio.

View Workflow

 

12G-AM-TR

12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder with LC Fiber TR SFP

  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 8-channel balanced AES audio Embedder/Disembedder
  • Ships with a LC Fiber single channel SFP Transceiver for extending 4K/UltraHD signals over long distances
  • AES audio Disembedding is always functional with four AES outputs
  • AES audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio
  • Selectable AES audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • Small form factor allows for a wide variety of installation locations
  • Supplied XLR breakout cable offers 8-channels In and 8-channels Out over eight XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • 5-16 VDC Power
  • Five year warranty

Only $1,395 US MSRP*

12G-AM-T

12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder with LC Fiber Tx SFP

  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 8-channel balanced AES audio Embedder/Disembedder
  • Ships with a LC Fiber single channel SFP Transmitter for extending 4K/UltraHD signals over long distances
  • AES audio Disembedding is always functional with four AES outputs
  • AES audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio
  • Selectable AES audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • Small form factor allows for a wide variety of installation locations
  • Supplied XLR breakout cable offers 8-channels In and 8-channels Out over eight XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • 5-16 VDC Power
  • Five year warranty

Only $1,295 US MSRP*

12G-AM-T-ST

12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder with ST Fiber Tx SFP

  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 8-channel balanced AES audio Embedder/Disembedder
  • Ships with a ST Fiber single channel SFP Transmitter for extending 4K/UltraHD signals over long distances
  • AES audio Disembedding is always functional with four AES outputs
  • AES audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio
  • Selectable AES audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • Small form factor allows for a wide variety of installation locations
  • Supplied XLR breakout cable offers 8-channels In and 8-channels Out over eight XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • 5-16 VDC Power
  • Five year warranty

Only $1,395 US MSRP*

12G-AM-R

12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder with LC Fiber Rx SFP

  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 8-channel balanced AES audio Embedder/Disembedder
  • Ships with a LC Fiber single channel SFP Receiver for extending 4K/UltraHD signals over long distances
  • AES audio Disembedding is always functional with four AES outputs
  • AES audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio
  • Selectable AES audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • Small form factor allows for a wide variety of installation locations
  • Supplied XLR breakout cable offers 8-channels In and 8-channels Out over eight XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • 5-16 VDC Power
  • Five year warranty

Only $1,295 US MSRP*

12G-AM-R-ST

12G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder with ST Fiber Rx SFP

  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 8-channel balanced AES audio Embedder/Disembedder
  • Ships with a ST Fiber single channel SFP Receiver for extending 4K/UltraHD signals over long distances
  • AES audio Disembedding is always functional with four AES outputs
  • AES audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio
  • Selectable AES audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • Small form factor allows for a wide variety of installation locations
  • Supplied XLR breakout cable offers 8-channels In and 8-channels Out over eight XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • 5-16 VDC Power
  • Five year warranty

Only $1,395 US MSRP*

12G-AM-TR and 12G-AM-T Workflows

Simultaneous Embed/Disembed to/from 12G-SDI with Optical Fiber I/O

12G-AM-T-ST Workflow

The 12G-AM in this workflow diagram is receiving 4K video and embedded audio via 12G-SDI. At the same time, the 12G-AM is disembedding AES audio to the AES I/O for mixing. Additional inputs, like a microphone or other auxiliary can also be added to the mix.

The output of the mixer is then embedded into the SDI stream being output via the 12G-SDI port of the 12G-AM. This 12G-SDI output is fed directly to a Ki Pro Ultra 12G to record the original 4K video with the newly embedded, mixed audio. At the same time the ST fiber output is fed to FIDO mini-converter for video village use, allowing multiple monitors to be fed the same video.

 

View Workflow

Supplied Breakout Cable

The included breakout cable (12G-AM CBL DB25-8XLR) supports 2-channels of AES per XLR connector for 8-Channels of input and 8-Channels of output simultaneously.

An optional BNC breakout cable for AES (12G-AM CBL DB25-8BNC) is available seperately.

USB and Mini-Config Support

AJA’s free Mini-Config software can be used with any USB-enabled AJA Mini-Converter and provides an easy-to-use graphical interface with detailed information about the current input and output formats. Control all the parameters of any supported AJA Mini-Converter as well as loading firmware updates from AJA that add new features and functionality. 

Download Mini-Config

Universal Power Supply

All AJA Mini-Converters ship with a universal power supply that includes international plug connections for use around the world.

Compact and Portable

AJA Mini-Converters are small enough to fit behind a monitor, in the back of a rack, or directly on a camera rig. A locking power connector can't accidentally pull loose and an optional P-TAP power cable allows for battery power in remote locations.

AJA Mini-Matrix

Information on the complete line of AJA Mini-Converters is now available as a mobile app on iOS. The Mini-Converter product line is extensive and this app helps you find the right converter for any situation, wherever you are.

Individual products have links back to the main AJA website for more details and you can email product information directly from the app. The free AJA Mini-Matrix app for iPad® and iPhone® is available now in the Apple iTunes® Store.

 

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Industry Leading Support

AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your Mini-Converter installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue,  AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

Mini-Converter products are covered by a generous five year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.


Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • (4K) 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30,50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60* 
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 59.94
  • RGB and YCbCr, 4:4:4/4:2:2, 10-bit 

 

Note: Raster and frame rate dependent, please see 12G-AM Video Formats in Documents and Manual.


Video Input Digital

  • 1x 12G-SDI BNC, SMPTE 259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Single Link SD/HD/2K/UltraHD/4K
    • Single Link 3G-SDI Level A or B-DL, SMPTE 425

Fiber Input
(12G-AM-R, 12G-AM-TR)

  • 1x 12G-SDI Fiber LC connector, SMPTE 297/259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Wavelength: Rx 1260 nm (min), 1620 nm (max)
    • Optical Sensitivity: -10 dBm (min 12 Gbps), -14 dBm (min 3 Gbps)
    • Overload Power: -2 dBm (min)

Fiber Input
(12G-AM-R-ST)
 

  • 1x 12G-SDI Fiber ST connector, SMPTE 297/259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Wavelength: Rx 1260 nm (min), 1620 nm (max)
    • Optical Sensitivity: -10 dBm (min 12 Gbps), -14 dBm (min 3 Gbps)
    • Overload Power: -2 dBm (min)

Video Output Digital

  • 1x 12G-SDI BNC, SMPTE 259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Single Link SD/HD/2K/UltraHD/4K
    • Single Link 3G-SDI Level A or B-DL, SMPTE 425

Fiber Output
(12G-AM-T, 12G-AM-TR)
 

  • 1x 12G-SDI Fiber LC connector, SMPTE 297/259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Nominal Wavelength: Tx 1260 nm (min), 1310 nm (typ), 1360 nm (max)
    • Optical Power: -5 dBm (min), 0.5 dBm (max)
    • Extinction Ratio: 5.4 dB (min)

Fiber Output
(12G-AM-T-ST)
 

  • 1x 12G-SDI Fiber ST connector, SMPTE 297/259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Nominal Wavelength: Tx 1260 nm (min), 1310 nm (typ), 1360 nm (max)
    • Optical Power: -5 dBm (min), 2 dBm (max)
    • Extinction Ratio: 3.4 dB (min)

Cable Equalization

(Belden 1694A coax)

  • 12 Gbps, 65m
  • 6 Gbps, 125m
  • 3 Gbps, 190m
  • 1.5 Gbps, 200m
  • 270 Mbps, 405m

Video Path Delay

Video Out is a delayed, reclocked version of Video In, at same frame rate, etc. Video Out is undefined when no input.

  • Video Latency, time measured between video input and video output connector:
    • 12G = 3.2 µsec
    • 6G = 3.2 µsec
    • 3G level A = 3.2 µsec
    • 3G level B-DL = 6.3 µsec
    • HD (1.5 Gb) = 6.3 µsec
    • SD (270 Mb) = 17.2 µsec

Audio Inputs and Outputs

  • AES PCM audio, 1x 25 pin D female connector on converter, 8-channels in, 8-channels out, selectable in pairs
  • Breakout cable provided with 1x 25 pin D male connector:
    • 4x XLR female input breakout connectors (AES3 110 ohm)
    • 4x XLR male output breakout connectors (AES3 110 ohm)

Audio Data Formats

  • AES3-2003

Embedded Audio

  • SMPTE 272M (SD): 20-bit, 48 kHz synchronous
  • SMPTE 299M (3G/HD): 24-bit, 48 kHz synchronous
  • Incoming embedded audio can be passed, removed, or overridden
  • Up to 16-channels supported

 

Note: 2048x1080p/PsF 29.97 and 30 formats support a maximum of 8-channels embedded audio.


Embed Path Audio Latency

(Time measured between audio input and video output connector):

  • 1500 µsec (SRC ON)
  • 400 µsec (SRC OFF)

Disembed Path Audio Latency

(Time measured between video input and audio output connector):

  • 210 µsec

User Interface

  • External DIP switch
  • USB port used with Mini-Config software application to configure the device via PC/Mac

Size (w x d x h)

  • 5.8" x 3.1" x 1.0" (147.32 x 78.74 x 25.4 mm)

Weight

  • 0.6 lb (0.3 kg)

Power

  • +5-16VDC, 10 watts, power supply required, included with purchase

Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)