SDI to HDBaseT

The HB-T-SDI and HB-R-SDI offer an easy solution for extending SDI signals up to 100 meters over Cat 5 (or better) cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. Bi-directional IR and RS-232 for device control is also supported, making these Mini-Converters ideal in a variety of scenarios including: fixed installation AV, digital signage, live events, postproduction/network/studio environments and on-set.

$595 US MSRP*

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

Key Features:

  • HDBaseT certified signal extender
  • Converts 3G-SDI to HDBaseT
  • Extend uncompressed SDI signals up to 100m over Cat 5 (or better) cable
  • Configure via USB port and supplied Mini-Config software
  • IR IN and OUT
  • RS-232 device control connection

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 Quality - Guaranteed

All AJA Mini-Converters are covered by a five year warranty and AJA's advanced replacement policy. If a replacement is necessary, AJA will ship a new unit immediately without the need to send the original unit back first, ensuring you are up and running again as quickly as possible.

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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Tech Specs

Video Formats

  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 720p 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i
  • (SD) 525i


NOTE: PsF formats are converted to progressive outputs over the HDBaseT link

Video Input

  • 3G-SDI

Video Output

  • HDBaseT (RJ-45) 
  • Cat 5e 70m (230 ft) or Cat 6a 100m (328 ft)
  • 4K/UltraHD signals require Cat 6a to achieve 100m cable run (HD signals can run the full 100m on Category 5e Cable)

Video Displays

HDBaseT Cable Run Performance for 4K/UltraHD/HD

W x HFrame RateColor
Max. Cable LengthMax. Bit
Cat 5e/6Cat 6a/7
1920 x 1080< 30 fps4:2:2100 meters100 meters16-bit
> 30 fps4:2:2100 meters100 meters12-bit
4:2:270 meters100 meters16-bit
2048 x 1080< 30 fps4:2:2100 meters100 meters16-bit
> 30 fps4:2:2100 meters100 meters12-bit
4:2:270 meters100 meters16-bit

Audio Input

  • 8-Channels (4 pairs) of SDI embedded audio supported, select from 16-Channels (8 pairs)

Audio Output

  • HDBaseT embedded audio


  • 1x 3.5mm TRS Input for RS-232/VISCA bidirectional signals


  • 1x 3.5mm TRS Input for IR Input
  • 1x 3.5mm TRS Input for IR Output

Size (w x d x h)

  • 4.0” x 4.6” x 1.0” (101.6 x 116.84 x 25.4 mm)


  • 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)


  • +5 to 20V DC regulated, 9 watts max., AJA external power supply model DWP-U-R1, 100-240V, 50/60 Hz universal input


  • 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)