3G-SDI 8-Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder

$999 US MSRP*

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


The 3G-AM is an 8-channel AES audio embedder/disembedder with support for 3G-SDI input and output up to 1080p 60. Audio disembedding is always functional, providing 4 AES outputs. Audio embedding is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either pass 3G-SDI input audio or to embed input AES audio from the breakout cable.

AES inputs are sample rate converted to a 48 KHz rate synchronous to the video input. The 3G-AM automatically detects and configures to the input video standard.


  • 3G-SDI embedder/disembedder
  • 8-channel AES I/O
  • Supplied breakout cables for balanced AES - XLR connectors
  • USB connectivity via AJA Mini-Config software
  • Dipswitch configuration
  • +5-20VDC Power

Choice of Supplied Breakout Cable

Order 3GAM with either a XLR or BNC breakout cable.  

Specify 3G-AM-XLR for XLR connectivity or 3G-AM-BNC if you prefer BNC connectors for AES audio needs.

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. 

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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.

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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 Input Formats

  • 1x 3 Gb SDI (level A or B)
    • (2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (2K) 2048x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1920x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1x 1.5 Gb SDI
    • (2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (2K) 2048x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60 
  • 1x 270 Mb SDI
    • (SD) 625i
    • (SD) 525i
  • RGB and YCbCr, 4:4:4/4:2:2, 10-bit

Video Input Digital

  • 1x 3G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424

Video Output Digital

  • 1x 3G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424

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
  • SMPTE 337M

Digital Audio Converters

  • 24-bit

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 usec (SRC ON)
  • 400 usec (SRC OFF)

Disembed Path Audio Latency

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

  • 210 usec

User Interface

  • External DIP switch
  • USB port used with Mini-Config software application to configure 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)


  • 0.61 lb. (0.28 kg)


  • +5-20VDC, 5 watts power supply required, included with purchase


  • 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)

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