AJA Video Systems recently announced the release of its new Mini-Converters
including the HB-T-SDI, HB-R-SDI, ROI-HDMI and HD10MD4.
Originally announced during the IBC Show in Amsterdam, the Mini-Converters give
users additional options for extending SDI signals and easily incorporating computer
files into video production. Features of these new Mini-Converters include:
• HB-T-SDI and HB-R-SDI extend 3G-SDI signals over Ethernet cable, utilising
the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. Bi-directional IR and RS-232 for device
control is also supported. The Mini-Converters are ideal for fixed installation AV,
digital signage, live events, post-production, network, studio environments and on
set. These can also be mixed and matched with AJA’s HDMI-based HDBaseT Mini-
Converters, allowing customised video I/O on either end of the Ethernet connection.
• ROI-HDMI offers real-time region-of-interest scaling and SDI video output
from HDMI computer outputs, allowing users to incorporate computer signals into
the video world without sacrificing budget or space. Users interactively select a
region-of-interest on screen from the incoming HDMI signal and control how that
region is scaled to the output resolution using AJA’s scaling algorithms for a high
quality image. ROI-HDMI joins the growing family of AJA ROI converters, which also
offer DVI and DisplayPort connections.
• HD10MD4 is a miniature digital down-converter for converting HD-SDI video
to standard definition SDI and analogue component/composite video. The HD10MD4
uses a full 10-bit data path and multi-point interpolation to produce broadcast
quality down-converted video. In addition, the HD10MD4 converts either 1080p24 or
1080p24sf to 59.94 Hz output video using the standard 3:2 pull-down technique. The
output can be formatted for either 4:3 or 16:9 standard definition monitors. Four-
channel input embedded HD-SDI audio is passed to the SDI output. A mini-USB jack
allows configuration and control from the free Mini-Config application for Mac or PC.
These Mini-Converters are available now from AJA’s global network of resellers.