Integrated UltraHD/HD Block Camera with HDBaseT

RovoControl Software


RovoCam is AJA’s first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast
applications. RovoCam’s HDBaseT interface supports control of UltraHD video, power, stereo audio and RS-232 over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. 

There are two companion receivers to choose from; RovoRx-HDMI offers the simplest integration with an HDMI output, stereo audio out, control and power. RovoRx-SDI offers both 6G/3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, plus Genlock and other professional features. Both units provide PoH (Power over HDBaseT) to power RovoCam from a distance. Each interfaces with RovoControl, powerful control software for Mac and PC, offering full control of RovoCam's numerous advanced features.


  • Compact HDBaseT Block Camera
  • UltraHD up to 29.97p or high frame rate HD support up to 60p
  • Sony back illuminated 1/2.3 type 8.9 megapixel CMOS sensor 
  • Video, audio, control, and power over standard Cat 5e/6 cable
  • Three year warranty

Software Features:

  • Control and configure software for Rovocam
  • When RovoCam is in UltraHD Mode, RovoControl’s unique ePTZ feature allows the user to select a 1080p HD ROI (Region of Interest) frame from the UltraHD raster for 1080p 50 or 1080p 59.94 output with full Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities
  • Exposure control for simple camera control in the GUI
  • Preset command and control with global, camera and ePTZ
  • Import/Export of settings for sharing setups and configurations
  • High DPI UI mode for GUI on high rez displays
  • Crosshair selector for refined Spot AE and Spot Focus control
  • Zoom control

Superior Optics,
Simply Delivered

RovoCam’s marriage of lens to delivery begins with superior Sony optics, complete with built-in 12x optical zoom and up to 20x zoom with Sony Super Resolution Zoom and autofocus or manual focus capabilities; all easily controlled remotely via Sony's VISCA protocol.  

RovoCam is built around Sony’s 4K (Sony FCB-ER8300) camera module featuring a back illuminated CMOS sensor and Sony image processing for excellent performance.

What sets RovoCam apart from other cameras in its category, is an integrated HDBaseT interface supporting uncompressed video, power, stereo audio and RS-232 control over a single Cat 5e/6 cable running at lengths of up to 100 meters.

Delivering this much functionality and power with single cable connectivity dramatically simplifies installation, camera setup and footprint requirements.

Distance, Power and Control. All Over a Single Cable.

HDBaseT sits at the heart of RovoCam.

RovoCam itself features an integrated HDBaseT transmitter. Not only does HDBaseT offer affordable long cable runs up to 100 meters over standard Cat5e/6 cables, it also passes RovoCam’s gorgeous UltraHD/HD imagery, audio, control of the block camera, and power to the unit.

A single Cat 5e/6 cable carries all uncompressed video, 2-Channel audio, VISCA camera control, and power for the simplest installation ever due to RovoCam’s integrated HDBaseT interface.


• 1 x HDBaseT connector (RJ-45) allowing camera interaction and control, uncompressed video, audio and power all over one Cat 5e/6 cable.
• 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mic audio input
• 1 x 3.5mm RS-232 input
• 1 x local power connector

Simple to Install. Simple to Operate.

Note: Power and RS-232 connections on RovoCam are not needed if those functions are supplied by the HDBaseT interface.

Robust, Reliable, Desirable

RovoCam is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Built of rugged aluminum, RovoCam is reliable and built for serious use, and its light weight and compact body allows simple mounting in a wide range of scenarios. From tripod, stage, conference room to security camera mounts, RovoCam can go wherever you need it to.

RovoCam is also compatible with standard Sony outdoor housings, ensuring reliable performance in all outdoor environments.



RovoControl is free software from AJA for macOS, Windows and Linux designed to be a simple application for controlling one or multiple RovoCams, offering easy control of all the main camera features like zoom, iris and focus.
RovoControl uniquely offer electronic PTZ for moving an HD 1080p box around the UltraHD frame, allowing Pan and Tilt for HD output.

RovoControl v3.0 software features:

  • USB controller support for mapping RovoControl controls to a USB interface for game style controllers and USB joysticks
  • Exposure control for simpler camera control in the GUI
  • Improved preset command and control with global, camera and ePTZ
    preset control advancements
  • Import/Export of settings for sharing setups and con gurations
  • A high DPI UI mode for GUI on high rez displays
  • Crosshair selector for more refined Spot AE and Spot Focus control
  • Zoom control enhancements
  • A new summary line in the RovoControl UI provides an overview of
    basic settings for quick reference

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Powerful Optics meets
Easy Transport.

RovoCam when paired with RovoRx-HDMI utilizes the power of HDBaseT, combining video signal, camera control, audio and power all passing over one standard Cat 5e/6a cable. 

RovoRx-HDMI HDBaseT receiver provides an HDMI 1.4b video output for monitoring, audio output, and RS-232/VISCA for complete camera control. VISCA control can be passed through to a joystick controller or alternatively to a computer with a com port for software control.

Just plug in your RovoRx-HDMI receiver unit and your camera is up and running and ready to use.

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Complete Control

RovoCam is simple to control via flexible software and hardware support.

RovoCam offers industry standard Sony VISCA protocol support, Local RS-232 connectivity and control over a single Cat 5e/6 cable through HDBaseT.

Work your way, whether a fan of compatible joystick driven hardware or new USB controller support through RovoControl configuration, or through software like RocoSoft’s PTZJoy Camera Control Software  or Serial Port Tool's PTZ Controller (version 3.2) or more;  you’re in control.

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Control and display RovoCam’s gorgeous UltraHD/HD imagery remotely with RovoRX-SDI and RovoControl. 

RovoRX-SDI is a companion UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Mini-Converter receiver for RovoCam, with additional support for other higher frame rate HDBaseT workflows, with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI video and audio outputs for UltraHD and HD workflows.

Receive the RovoCam’s video and audio up to 100m away from the camera, and output to 6G/3G-SDI monitors, routers and recorders and HDMI TVs and devices simultaneously.

The HDBaseT connector on RovoRx-SDI supports camera uncompressed video, audio, power, and control, all over a single Cat 5e/6 cable, greatly simplifying cabling and systems integration.

RovoRx-SDI uniquely offers a DA Mode for signal distribution from an HDBaseT source, greatly expanding HDBaseT delivery options.

RovoRx-SDI connectivity includes:

  • 4x 6G/3G-SDI outputs
  • 1x HDMI UltraHD/HD output
  • DA Mode for distributing multiple SDI signals from an HDBaseT source
  • 1x RCA Stereo audio output
  • 1x USB
  • 1x RS-232 Bi-directional
  • 1x HDBaseT connector (RJ-45) allowing for camera interaction, power, and control, all over one Cat 5e/6 cable.
  • 5 year warranty

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Receive and Deliver

Control and display RovoCam’s gorgeous UltraHD/HD imagery remotely with RovoRX-HDMI. 

RovoRx-HDMI is an UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver with integrated HDMI video and audio outputs specifically designed to receive RovoCam’s output. Receive the RovoCam’s video and audio up to 100m away from the camera, and output to HDMI TVs and devices.

The HDBaseT connector on RovoRx-HDMI supports camera uncompressed video, audio, power, and control, all over a single Cat 5e/6 cable, greatly simplifying cabling and systems integration.

RovoRx-HDMI connectivity includes:

  • 1x UltraHD/HD HDMI output
  • 1x RCA stereo audio output*
  • 1x USB for signal extension
  • 1x RS-232 for RovoCam control or VISCA support
  • 1x HDBaseT connector (RJ-45)
  • 5 year warranty 

  *RovoCam Audio is not carried over to the HDMI output on
  RovoRx-HDMI, it is only output via the RCA 2 channel connection.

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

RovoCam is covered by a generous three year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.

Tech Specs

Camera Module

  • Sony FCB-ER8300

Video Formats

  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 1080p 50, 59.94
  • HD) 1080i 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 720p  50, 59.94
  • (SD) 720 x 480p 59.94
  • (SD) 720 x 576p 50

Pixel Format

  • YUV 4:2:2, RGB 4:4:4


  • Progressive scan CMOS, 1/2.3 3840 x 2160 8.93 Mega Pixels 

Image Processor

  • Noise reduction (2D/3D)
  • Visibility enhancer ICR (day and night) Slow AE
  • High sensitivity
  • Gamma
  • Defog
  • Color enhancement picture effect
  • Horizontal and vertical flip
  • Spot focus and spot aperture controls


  • Focal Length: 3.9 to 46.8 mm


  • Auto, Manual, One push trigger mode

Lens Control

  • Zoom, Focus, Iris, IRCS

F Value

  • 1.8 to 2.0

Horizontal Angle of View

  • 70.7 degrees (wide)
  • 6.2 degrees (telephoto)


  • 12x optical, 20x or 24x with Super Resolution Zoom

Digital Zoom

  • 12x

Super Resolution Zoom

  • UltraHD: 1.67x (max 20x combined with 12x optical zoom)
  • HD: 2.0x (max 24x combined with 12x optical zoom)

White Balance

  • Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push, Manual, Sodium lamp
  • Manual red and blue gain controls

Video Output Digital

  • HDBaseT (RJ-45, Requires Receiver Unit such as RovoRx-HDMI)
  • Cat 5e 70m (230 ft) or Cat 6a 100m (328 ft)

Audio Input Analog

  • 1x 3.5mm TRS Input with 3V PiP (Plug in Power)


  • 1x 3.5mm TRS Input for RS-232/VISCA camera control


*RS-232 can also pass the control from the RovoRx-HDMI unit as well.

User Interface 

  • VISCA Compatible Control Software and Hardware
  • AJA RovoControl software for macOS and Windows
  • 1x USB to 3.5mm TRS cable for RS-232 control

Size (w x d x h)

  • 2.8” x 5.9” x 3.6" (71.12 x 149.86 x 91.44 mm) (Including tripod mount and cold shoe)


  • 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)


  • 10-12Vdc 2 pin pluggable terminal block, 0.6A max
  • 6W typical, 8W max or Power over HDBaseT
  • Conforming to IEEE802.3af-2003 mode A, 6W typical, 8W max


  • 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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