16-Channel AES/EBU Audio Embedder/Disembedder

$1245 US MSRP*

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


The OG-12G-AM is an 16-channel AES/EBU audio embedder/disembedder openGear card with support for 12G-SDI input and output up to 4K/UltraHD. 

AES/EBU Audio embedding and disembedding is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either disembed 12G-SDI input audio or to embed input AES/EBU audio. It uses BNC connectors that can be set to perform audio input or output functionality.

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

Designed for use in high density openGear 2RU frames, including AJA’s OG-X-FR frame. Ross DashBoard Software supports Windows®, macOS®, and Linux® and provides convenient, configuration, monitoring, and control options for openGear cards and frames via a connected computer or over local network with DashBoard's web UI.


  • 12G-SDI 16-channel AES/EBU embedder/disembedder
  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 16-channel balanced AES/EBU audio embedder/disembedder
  • AES/EBU audio embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI input audio or embed input AES/EBU audio
  • Selectable AES/EBU audio levels
  • Automatically detects and configures the input video standard
  • 1.5G-SDI Internal Signal Generator allows the embedder path to function without needing to connect a source to the SDI input
  • Monitor and control with Ross DashBoard software
  • 6 watts max per card
  • Five year warranty
  • Only $1245 US MSRP*

DashBoard Software

Ross DashBoard software offers quick and convenient configuration and control of openGear cards on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

OG-12G-AM Workflow

The OG-12G-AM in this workflow diagram is receiving 4K video and embedded audio via 12G-SDI. At the same time, the OG-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 OG-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.

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openGear Compatibility

The openGear standard ensures that AJA cards will be compatible with other openGear products from certified openGear partners. With a growing list of products, openGear is the future of rackframe products.

Flexible I/O

The modular rear panel allows custom I/O connections per card (included with individual cards).


The optional redundant power supply provides a secondary power source in the event of a primary power failure.

Ethernet Access

A standard Ethernet connection allows the frame to be accessed via the Ross Dashboard application for overall frame communication. Optional per-card Ethernet access can be installed in the frame for advanced communication with compatible openGear cards.

More Info

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Information on the complete line of AJA openGear frames and cards is now available in the Mini-Matrix. AJA products are extensive and this resource 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.

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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 openGear installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue, AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

openGear 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, 47.95, 48, 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, 47.95, 48, 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 OG-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, Level B (DL or DS), SMPTE 425

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, Level B (DL or DS), SMPTE 425

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 = 4 µsec
    • 6G = 4 µsec
    • 3G level A = 4 µsec
    • 3G level B = 8 µsec
    • HD (1.5 Gb) = 8 µsec
    • SD (270 Mb) = 22 µsec

Audio Inputs and Outputs Digital

  • AES PCM audio, 8x BNC, up to 16-channels in, 16-channels out, selectable in pairs

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

  • openGear DashBoard network control software via Windows, macOS, or Linux

Size (w x d x h)

  • openGear standard form factor, front slot and rear card
  • Two slots required for each card


  • 0.5 lb (0.3 kg)


  • openGear frame compatible, 6 watts max per card


  • 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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