Hi5-12G

12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Converters

The Hi5-12G converts 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0, with pristine image fidelity and HFR support up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD, with single cable simplicity. Hi5-12G provides an easy to deploy monitoring connection from professional 4K 12G-SDI devices to new displays with HDMI 2.0 inputs, for cost-effective monitoring in professional workflows. The Hi5-12G can also generate HDR metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0 and CTA-861-G.

It features a 12G-SDI single link input with a reclocked SDI loop out for simpler SDI confidence monitoring or pass on for SDI pipelines. 


Fiber SFP equipped Hi5-12G models are available including the Hi5-12G-R receiver, which can receive 4K signals over long distances from a Fiber connected source, and the Hi5-12G-TR transceiver, which delivers a 4K/UltraHD SDI or Fiber source signal to an HDMI destination with pass on of the source through SDI or Fiber to a secondary destination. The Video Source Auto Switch Over feature (SDI and Optical Inputs) in Hi5-12G-R and Hi5-12G-TR provides automatic input changeover with configurable Switch Over Priority selection (Last Valid Input, Priority SDI, and Priority Optical).

$795 US MSRP*

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

Features

  • Convert 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0b at up to 4K 60p
  • Support for 4:4:4/4:2:2/4:2:0 HDMI 2.0 output
  • HDR support for HDR10 and HLG
  • Embedded audio support
  • 12G-SDI loop out
  • Fiber SFP models available
  • Configure via USB port and supplied Mini-Config software
  • Uses 5-20 VDC power (DWP-U-R1 universal power supply included)
  • Five year warranty

Hi5-12G Workflows

12G-SDI Source to UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Destination

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12G-SDI Source with SDI Loop Through and UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Destination

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Hi5-12G-R

12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Converter with Fiber Receiver

  • Pristine image fidelity and HFR support up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 conversion with a single cable
  • Generates HDR10 metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0b/CTA-861-G and supports HLG over HDMI
  • Provides a monitoring connection from professional 4K devices using 12G-SDI over coaxial or Fiber LC outputs to new displays with HDMI 2.0 inputs, for cost effective monitoring
  • 12G-SDI single link input with a reclocked SDI loop out for simpler SDI confidence monitoring or pass on for SDI pipelines
  • Ships with a Fiber LC single channel SFP receiver for extending 4K signals over long distances
  • DWP-U power supply and a USB port for firmware updates
  • Five year warranty

Only $995 US MSRP*

Hi5-12G-R Workflows

12G-SDI Source with Fiber Feed to Hi5-12G and UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Destination

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12G-SDI Camera Source for HDR Workflows and UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Destination

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Hi5-12G-TR

12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Converter with Fiber Transceiver

  • Pristine image fidelity and HFR support up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 conversion with a single cable
  • Generates HDR10 metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0b/CTA-861-G and supports HLG over HDMI
  • Simple monitoring connection from professional 4K devices using 12G-SDI outputs to new displays with HDMI 2.0 inputs, for cost effective monitoring
  • Features a 12G-SDI single link input with a reclocked SDI loop out and includes a Fiber LC single channel SFP transceiver which delivers a 4K/UltraHD SDI or Fiber source signal to an HDMI destination with pass on of the source through SDI or Fiber to a secondary destination
  • Ships with a Fiber LC single channel SFP transceiver for extending 4K signals over long distances
  • DWP-U power supply and a USB port for firmware updates
  • Five year warranty

Only $1,195 US MSRP*

Hi5-12G-TR Workflows

12G-SDI Camera Source for HDR Workflows and 2x UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Destinations

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UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Source with Fiber Transport and 2x UltraHD HDMI 2.0 Destinations

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HDR

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.

Hi5-12G provides this support for your 4K/UltraHD/HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays by generating HDR metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0b/CTA-861-G.  Hi5-12G also provides support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR displays over HDMI.

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HDR Solutions  

4K and UltraHD

Typical 4K signals use a resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels while UltraHD signals measure 3840 x 2160. This difference can prevent some monitors from being used either in full 4K workflows or in UltraHD workflows. Hi5-12G can compensate for these resolution differences, allowing UltraHD monitors to be used in 4K productions and vice versa.

Hi5-12G also supports High Frame Rate (HFR) inputs. 4K/UltraHD signals at 50 or 60 fps can be fed into Hi5-12G and output at up to 60p for viewing with appropriate HDMI 2.0 capable displays.

12G-SDI Support

The 12G-SDI input on Hi5-12G allows extremely high quality signal representation through to the HDMI output for use with large raster and deep color workflows where image quality is critical.

12G-SDI Solutions

 

Audio Integration

Up to 16-Channels of embedded SDI audio are supported on input and can be passed to 8-Channel of embedded HDMI audio on the output with the ability to delay the audio from 0 to 7 frames for proper synchronization with the output video. Two channels of analog audio output allow direct external monitoring without the need to disembed the audio separately.

PsF to Progressive conversion

HDMI monitors do not natively support PsF signals. However, many professional productions still work with PsF formats. Hi5-12G converts incoming 1080PsF signals to 1080p. This progressive signal is compatible with HDMI monitors.


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

  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p​​​​​​​
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080p​​​​​​​
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080i​​​​​​​
  • (HD) 1280 x 720p​​​​​​​
  • (SD) 720 x 576i​​​​​​​
  • (SD) 720 x 480i

Video Input Digital

  • 1x 12G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
  • YCbCr 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • RGB 4:4:4, SMPTE or Full level
  • 8 or 10-bit
  • Two Sample Interleave (2SI) 4K/UltraHD source mapping
  • 1x 12 Gb SDI 
    • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1x 6 Gb SDI 
    • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30,
    • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30,
  • 1x 3 Gb SDI (Level A or B-Dual Link)
    • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1280 x 720p* 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1x 1.5 Gb SDI
    • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1x 270 Mb SDI
    • (SD) 625i 50
    • (SD) 525i 59.94

 

*1280 x 720p is Level A Only


Input Signal Selection - Hi5-12G-R and Hi5-12G-TR Only

  • 1x 12G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
  • 1x 12G-SDI Fiber LC connector, SMPTE 297/259/292/424/2081/2082
    • Nominal 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 HDMI Type A connector*, HDMI v2.0b
  • YCbCr 4:2:2/4:4:4/4:2:0
  • RGB 4:4:4, SMPTE or Full level
  • 8 or 10-bit (HFR 4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 limited to 8-bit)
  • HDR Infoframe generation as defined in CTA-861-G and HDMI v2.0b
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 720 x 576i 50
  • (SD) 720 x 480i 59.94

 

*If a connected monitor doesn’t support HDMI protocol the unit automatically switches to DVI protocol (which does not pass audio)


Video Output Digital
Additional for Hi5-12G-TR Only

  • 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)

Audio Input Digital

  • SDI embedded audio, 24-bit, 8-Channel

Audio Output Digital

  • HDMI embedded audio, 24-bit, 8-Channel

Audio Output Analog

  • 2x RCA style connector, 2-Channel -10dBu (nominal)

User Interface

  • USB port used with supplied cable and Mini-Config software application to configure and view device status via Mac or Windows

Size (w x d x h)

  • 4.6" x 4.02" x 0.9" (116.84 x 102.11 x 22.86 mm)

Weight

  • 0.5 lb (0.3 kg)

Power

  • 5-16VDC regulated, 11 watts, power supply required included with purchase
  • AC Adapter: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, universal input

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)

 

*Hi5-12G devices use approximately 11 watts of power and convection cooling. They will be very warm to the touch, which is normal. When installing a unit, mount in a location where the device has access to air for proper cooling. Do not stack a Hi5-12G device with other Mini-Converters.