UDC

UDC

Up/Down/Cross-Converter

$879 US MSRP*

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

Overview

The UDC is a broadcast quality Up/Down/Cross Mini-Converter which can convert between 3G, HD, and SD video formats. Using the same AJA industry leading conversion technology as in our FS2, the UDC provides very high quality conversions at a low price. I/Os include 3G/HD/SD SDI input and output, HDMI output, and 2-channel RCA style audio output. The UDC can be controlled by local DIP switches with additional control available via USB and AJA's MiniConfig application. A Reference input allows the UDC to be locked to a local reference.

UDC Video Overview

AJA Support Specialist Logan Brunkhorst walks you through the connectivity options on the AJA UDC Mini-Converter. The UDC is a broadcast quality Up/Down/Cross Mini-Converter that can convert between 3G, HD, and SD video formats, with a built-in frame synchronizer, in an efficient and compact form factor, perfect for enabling in-line video raster size conversions.

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Features

  • Up, Down, Cross conversion between 3G, HD and SD video formats
  • Loss of input management: Freeze, Black, or Mute
  • Simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
  • 16-channel embedded SDI audio input
  • 16-channel embedded SDI audio output
  • 8-channel HDMI audio output
  • 2 RCA-style analog outputs at -10dBV (nominal)
  • Genlock: Reference Input, SDI Input, or Free Run
  • Configure via DIP switch or USB port and supplied AJA Mini-Config software on PC/Mac
  • Uses 5-20 VDC power (DWP-U-R1 universal power supply included)
  • Five year warranty

NOTE:
UDC supports 3G-SDI Level A only. 3G-SDI Level B is not supported. 
UDC passes-through embedded audio ancillary data only.  It does not pass through other types of embedded ancillary data.

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.

AJA Mini-Matrix

Information on the complete line of AJA mini-converters 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 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 Formats

  • (HD) 1920 x 1080p
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080PsF
  • (HD) 1920 x 1080i
  • (HD) 1280 x 720p
  • (SD) 720 x 625i
  • (SD) 720 x 576i
  • (SD) 720 x 480i

Video Input Digital

  • 1x 3G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/372/424
  • (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
  • (SD) 720x576i 50, 59.94, 60

Video Output Digital

  • 1x 3G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/372/424
    • (HD) 1080p 23.98 (for 23.98 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080p 24 (for 24 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080p 25 (for 50 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080p 29.97 (for 59.94 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080p 30 (for 60 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080p 50 (for 50 video inputs) 
    • (HD) 1080p 59.94 (for 23.98, 59.94 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080p 60 (for 24, 30 or 60 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98 (for 23.98 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080PsF 24 (for 24 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080PsF 25 (for 50 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080PsF 29.97 (for 59.94 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080PsF 30 (for 30 or 60 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080i 59.94 (for 23.98, or 59.94 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080i 60 (for 24, 30, or 60 video inputs)
    • (HD) 1080i 50 (for 25 or 50 video inputs)
    • (HD) 720p 50 (for 50 video inputs)
    • (HD) 720p 59.94 (for 23.98, 59.94 video inputs)
    • (HD) 720p 60 (for 24, 30, or 60 video inputs)
    • (SD) 625i 50 (for 25 or 50 fps video inputs)
    • (SD) 525i 59.94 (for 23.98 or 59.94 video inputs)

Reference Source

  • Free Run
  • Ext Ref

Reference Input

  • Supported reference video inputs include
    • 1080i tri-level sync
    • 1080p tri-level sync
    • 720p tri-level sync
    • 625i Color Black
    • 525i Color Black
  • 75-ohm terminating

HDMI Output

  • 10-bit HDMI v1.4a

Audio I/O

  • 16-channel embedded SDI audio input
  • 16-channel embedded SDI audio output
  • 8-channel HDMI audio output
  • 2x RCA style analog outputs at -10 dBu (nominal)

Ancillary Data

  • Supports pass-through of PCM embedded audio
  • Supports pass-through of non-PCM audio when source is in time with the selected ref (SDI In or Ext Ref).  Non-PCM audio is not supported during frame sync operation.
  • All other ANC data is stripped

HDCP

  • The UDC does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, HD-SDI inputs to the UDC are unencrypted. The HDMI specification requires HDMI monitors to support unencrypted inputs.

User Interface

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

Size (w x d x h)

  • 5.8" x 3.1" x 1.0" (147.32 x 78.74 x 25.4 mm)

Power

  • +5VDC Regulated, 7.0 Watts, Power Supply Required (included with purchase)

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)


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