Converters

KUMO FS1

Powerful and flexible frame synchronizer.
Establish a consistent format for post production or broadcast.

FS1 is a powerful and flexible frame synchronizer and high quality converter that helps you work with mismatched signal types to establish a consistent format for post production or broadcast.

Flexible input, flexible output

Featuring a flexible input, output, and control architecture, the FS1 Universal HD/SD Audio/ Video Frame Synchronizer and Converter can simultaneously work with both HD and SD video all in full 10-bit broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio.

AJA hardware conversion technology

  • SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
  • HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)
  • Up/down/cross-conversion with both the input and converted formats on SD/HD SDI outputs (both synchronized)
  • HD cross-conversion with simultaneous down-converted SDI output
  • HD cross-conversion with simultaneous down-converted SDI output

Digital and analog I/O flexibility
FS1 is loaded with comprehensive I/O that lets it handle the widest range of analog and digital signals – and convert between them. Perfect for use in broadcast and post production environments, FS1 features Dual HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs, comprehensive multi-channel audio connections and I/O for analog video equipment, including HD and SD component. For audio, FS1 supports 8-channel AES, balanced analog, or 16-channel embedded audio with full flexibility and audio processing controls. You can choose from any of the 4 groups of embedded audio for 8-channel output on the AES or analog audio.

KUMO FS2

Dual-channel conversion and frame synchronizing in a 1RU space.
FS2 can do the work of two separate devices.

With dual-channel conversion and frame synchronizing in a slim 1RU space, FS2 can do the work of two separate devices or combine both processors together for maximum flexibility.

Dual video and audio processors

Offering huge flexibility and the power to adapt to meet the needs of rapidly changing environments, FS2 offers unprecedented conversion and frame synchronization power in a single 1RU space.

AJA hardware conversion technology

  • SD/HD up/down-conversion
  • SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
  • HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)
  • Up/down/cross-conversion with both the input and converted formats on SD/HD SDI outputs (both synchronized)
  • HD cross-conversion with simultaneous down-converted SDI output

FS2 can up or down-convert between SD, HD, and 3G HD (1080p50/60), and cross-convert between HD formats including 3G HD. Additionally, FS2 has full input and output signal routing, allowing any I/O port to be assigned to either processing channel.

Digital and analog I/O

Capable of simultaneously working with two independent streams of 3G/HD/SD 10-bit broadcast-quality video and two independent groups of 16-channel AES audio, each FS2 video channel supports virtually any input or output: analog component or composite, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, Dual Link (1.485 Gb), Fiber and HDMI I/O. For audio, FS2 has two audio processors, each supporting 16-channel AES/EBU digital audio, 16-channel embedded audio, and 8-channel balanced analog audio with a variety of controls for maximum flexibility. The output of each processor can be embedded in its respective video processor output (SDI, Fiber, or HDMI), or sent to the AES or balanced outputs. For 3G and Dual Link inputs, the audio processors can have access to all 32 channels.

AJA 4K2HD4K/UHD to HD-SDI and HDMI Downconverter

AJA’s 4K2HD down-converts professional SDI 4K/UHD signals to HD resolution using AJA’s high-quality scaling
for cost-effective monitoring and conversion. 4K2HD’s HD-SDI and HDMI outputs are both live all the time, producing fantastic-looking HD images for on set monitoring or direct-to-air broadcast. 4K2HD outputs SDI and HDMI simultaneously. 4K2HD supports high frame rate (HFR) 4K inputs at 50 and 60fps and gets converted to HD outputs at 50 and 60fps for accurate viewing. 4K2HD’s configuration options can extract an HD resolution image from the 4K input to provide a one-to-one pixel image for 4K focus checks on HD displays. Configuration can be set remotely via AJA MiniConfig software control over USB.

AJA HD10A-PlusHD Analog to HD-SDI Converter

The HD10A-Plus is a miniature, high-quality, 10-bit analog to digital converter for HD workflows. The HD10APlus can add an HD or SD SDI output to cameras, VTRs, or other analog-only equipment, even computers with HD RGB graphics. The HD10A-Plus accepts HD YPbPr or RGB analog and outputs three duplicate SDI signals. Works in 1080i, 1035i, 1080psf, and 720p with internal or external sync (tri-level). The HD10A-Plus also includes SD mode support for PAL and NTSC needs.

V2 AnalogHD/SD-SDI to Component/Composite Analog Mini-Converter

V2Analog is a high-quality, cost-effective digital to analog video converter that’s an ideal solution for integrating analog equipment such as monitors and tape decks into digital workflows. V2Analog performs high-quality SDI digital to component or composite analog conversion at either SD or HD resolutions with a full 10-bit data path. V2Analog takes incoming SDI signals and converts to YPbPr (SMPTE, EBU-N10), Betacam, or RGB component outputs or NTSC/PAL or Y/C (S-Video) composite outputs for complete integration into any workflow. Configuration can be set by on unit DIP switches or remotely via AJA MiniConfig software control over USB.

V2 DigitalComponent/Composite Analog to HD/SD-SDI Mini-Converter

V2Digital is a high-quality, cost-effective analog to digital video converter that’s perfect for facilities needing to integrate signal types. V2Digital provides AJA’s high-quality 10-bit conversion of component or composite analog video to SDI at either SD or HD resolutions utilizing a full 10-bit data path and 2x oversampling to ensure a quality conversion all at an extraordinary price. V2Digital accepts YPbPr (SMPTE, EBU-N10), Betacam, or RGB component inputs or NTSC/PAL or Y/C (S-Video) composite inputs with a 4-line Adaptive Comb Filter providing high-quality decoding of composite sources. The comb filter can be switched to 2-line or notch modes for minimum delay requirements. Configuration can be set by on unit DIP switches or remotely via AJA MiniConfig software control over USB.

ROIDVI/HDMI to SDI with Region Of Interest Scaling

AJA’s ROI Mini-Converter allows exceptionally high quality conversion of computer DVI and HDMI outputs to baseband video over SDI at an affordable price and a very portable size. With incredible image scaling, extensive aspect ratio and frame rate conversion, and audio functionality ROI fulfills the growing need to properly incorporate computer signals into the video world without sacrificing budget or space.

Hi5-4KSimple 4K SDI to 4K HDMI conversion

AJA’s Hi5-4K Mini-Converter provides a simple monitoring connection from professional 4K devices using 4 SDI outputs to new displays with 4K-capable 1.4a HDMI inputs. Hi5-4K is a single, highly-portable device that allows more affordable monitoring solutions in professional workflows.

UDCUp/Down/Cross-Converter

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

ADA44-channel bi-directional audio A/D and D/A converter

The ADA4 is a 4-channel converter that can be configured as a 4-channel A/D, a 4-channel D/A, 2-channel A/D and 2-channel D/A, or an AES synchronizer.

3GM3G/1.5G HD-SDI Multiplexer

The 3GM is versatile and economical tool for interconnecting dual-link 1.5G SMPTE372M and 3G SMPTE425M. 3GM is bi-directional – allowing dual 1.5G to 3G or 3G to dual 1.5G conversion. Additionally, 3GM’s 3G HD-SDI output is configurable for SMPTE425M type A or B. The 3GM can even convert 3G from/to type A or B. 3GM also provides a monitor output which is a single link SMPTE292M 1.5G HD-SDI. The 3GM is also compatible with SMPTE259M 270Mb SDI.

3GDA1×6 3G/HD/SD Reclocking Distribution Amplifier

The 3GDA is a miniature, low-cost 1×6 3G HD-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI reclocking distribution amplifier. Featuring six separately buffered SDI outputs, the 3GDA provides automatic input detection, re-clocking and cable equalization.

GEN10HD/SD Sync Generator10 Blackburst and Tri-level Sync Generator

The GEN10 is a cost effective and flexible SD/HD/AES sync generator. The GEN10 features 7 outputs including 2 groups of independently controlled SD/HD sync outputs and 1 AES-11 output. The SD outputs can be switched between Color Black or Color Bars. HD tri-level sync can be switched between 19 different HD formats including all that are in use today. The AES-11 output can be switched between SILENCE and TONE. All outputs are in sync with each-other and are sourced from an accurate master time base.

HA5HDMI to SDI/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter

The HA5 converts HDMI to SDI or HD-SDI. Up to eight channels of HDMI audio are embedded into the SD/ HD-SDI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The HA5 provides two SD/HD-SDI outputs and supports long HDMI cables on the input. The HA5 is useful for connecting HDMI cameras to SD/ HD-SDI equipment.

Hi5HD-SDI/SDI to HDMI Video and Audio Converter

The Hi5 converts SDI or HD-SDI to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. Embedded SD/HD-SDI audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 provides 2-Channel RCA style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring if needed. The Hi5 also provides a looping SD/HD-SDI output useful for connecting additional equipment, or for “daisy chaining” multiple monitors to the same SD-HD-SDI source.

HI5-3D3G/HD-SDI Multiplexer To HDMI 1.4a and SDI Video and Audio Converter

The Hi5 converts SD or HD-SDI to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. Embedded audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 provides 2-Channel RCA style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring if needed. The Hi5 also provides a looping SD/HD-SDI output useful for connecting additional equipment, or for “daisy chaining” multiple monitors to the same source

HI5-FiberHD/SD-SDI over Fiber To HDMI Video and Audio Converter

The Hi5 Fiber converts HD/SD-SDI over single mode 1310 nm Fiber optic cable (ST-style Fiber connector) to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. Embedded 8-channel HD/SD-SDI audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 provides 2-Channel RCA style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring if needed

Hi5-3G3G/Dual Link/HD-SD-SDI to HDMI Video and Audio Converter

The Hi5-3G converts 3G-SDI, dual or single link HD-SDI, or SD-SDI to HDMI v1.3a for driving HDMI monitors. HDMI v1.3a capability at 30 bits per pixel allows full support of the latest 10 bit monitors. Audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5-3G provides 2-Channel RCA style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring if needed. USB connectivity allows for easy PC/Mac setup and field upgrades.

HD10AVASD/HD analog composite or component video and 4-channel analog audio to SD/HD-SDI with embedded audio

The HD10AVA is a miniature, high-quality, audio/video, HD/SD A/D converter. The HD10AVA automatically detects the video input format and embeds the audio inputs in the SD/HD-SDI outputs. The HD10AVA is useful for adding an SD/HD-SDI audio/video output to tape decks or any professional video equipment with analog outputs. The HD10AVA is especially useful for adding HD-SDI outputs to most HDV cameras or decks by using the component outputs of such devices. The HD10AVA uses a breakout cable for audio/video inputs and provides 3 SD-HD-SDI outputs on BNCs.

AJA HD10CEASDI/HD-SDI to Analog Audio/Video

The HD10CEA converts SD/HD-SDI video with embedded audio to analog video and 4-channel balanced analog audio. SD video outputs can be configured as YPbPr (Betacam or SMPTE/EBU-N10), RGB, composite or YC (S-Video). HD video outputs can be configured as YPbPr or RGB. Analog audio outputs are balanced. The 4 audio channels can be selected from group 1-4. Audio and video output connections are available on a 25 pin “D” subminiature connector (breakout cable supplied). All video/audio configuration is done by external dipswitch selection. This versatile, low-cost, miniature monitoring solution also outputs two loop-thru SDI/HD-SDI outputs

HD10C2HD-SDI and SDI digital-to-analog converter, 10-bit

The HD10C2, AJA’s second generation HD D/A converter, brings exciting new features. In addition to being a high-quality 10-bit HD converter, the HD10C2 is “dual-rate” and works with both HD-SDI and SDI inputs. For HD-SDI inputs, the HD10C2 outputs full bandwidth HD component or VGA-style RGBHV video. For SDI inputs, component or composite SD outputs are supported. When connected to a multi-format monitor like the Sony 20L5, the HD10C2 will automatically provide an image from almost any HD or SD input format. The HD10C2 also features 2 equalized HD-SDI outputs.

placeholder4HD-SDI/SDI serial digital distribution amplifier

The HD5DA is a miniature, low cost, 1×4 HD-SDI/SDI distribution amplifier/repeater. Featuring four separately buffered HD-SDI/SDI outputs, the HD5DA provides automatic input cable equalization to 100 meters and automatically adapts to 143, 177, 270, 360 Mb, and 1.5 Gb

AJA HD10DAHD/SD (dual-rate) re-clocking 1×6 serial digital DA

The HD10DA is a miniature, low-cost 1×6 SD/HD (dual-rate) re-clocking distribution amplifier. Featuring six separately buffered HD-SDI outputs, the HD10DA provides automatic input cable re-clocking and equalization to 125 meters.

HD10MD3HD miniature digital down-converter

The HD10MD3 is a miniature digital down-converter for converting HD-SDI video to standard definition SDI and analog component/composite video. The HD10MD3 uses a full 10-bit data path and multi-point interpolation to produce broadcast quality down-converted video. In addition, the HD10MD3 converts either 1080p24 or 1080p24sf to 59.94 Hz output video using the standard 3:2 pulldown 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.

HD10AMHD/SD 8-channel AES embedder/disembedder

The HD10AM is a dual rate 8-channel AES audio Embedder/Disembedder. The Disembedder is always functional providing 4 AES outputs. The Embedder is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either “pass” SDI input audio or to embed input AES audio from the breakout cable. AES inputs are sample rate converted to a 48KHz rate synchronous to the video input. The HD10AM automatically detects and configures to the input video standard

HD10AMAHD/SD 4-channel analog audio embedder/disembedder

The HD10AM is a dual rate 8-channel AES audio Embedder/Disembedder. The Disembedder is always functional The HD10AMA is a dual rate 4-channel analog audio Embedder/Disembedder. The Disembedder is always functional providing 4 outputs. The Embedder is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either “pass” input audio or embed input audio from the breakout cable. Analog audio levels are selectable. The HD10AMA automatically detects and configures to the input video standard

HDP2HD-SDI/SDI to DVI-D and Audio Converter

The HDP2 is a miniature HD-SDI/SDI to DVI-D converter for digital display devices, such as LCD, DLP, and Plasma monitors or projectors. Using a very high quality scaling engine and de-interlacer, the HDP2 will automatically size 4:3 or 16:9 inputs to many DVI-D monitors. For appropriate monitor configurations, scaling is automatically 1 to 1-for example, displaying 1920×1080 video on a WUXGA (1920×1200) monitor. The HDP2 will also automatically adapt the input frame rate for monitor compatibility. In addition, the HDP2 provides 2-channel audio monitoring and a looping output of the SDI input.

D5PSWSDI protection switch

The D5PSW accepts 2 SDI inputs, Primary and Secondary, and automatically switches to the Secondary input if the Primary input is not present or is not a valid SDI signal. An SDI input is considered valid if a proper SMPTE 259 stream is present. A LED indicator is Green if both Primary and Secondary are present, flashing green if the Primary is present but the Secondary is not present, and Orange if the Secondary is present but the Primary is not. The D5PSW has 3 SDI outputs.

D4ESDI to NTSC/PAL encoder

The D4E SDI Encoder provides the lowest cost all-digital conversion of SDI to analog NTSC or PAL. The D4E is useful for monitoring, level and phase checking, dubbing etc. The D4E automatically adapts to NTSC or PAL video standards and outputs analog NTSC (525 line inputs) or PAL (625 line inputs). Pedestal and narrow/wide H/V blanking are user configurable via dip-switches. The D4E encodes the full dynamic range of input video. Levels below black and above white are not clipped.

D5DASDI distribution amplifier

The D5DA is a multi-format, 1×4 reclocking SDI Distribution Amplifier. The D5DA can be used as a low cost SDI DA or repeater. The SDI input is re-clocked and equalized to 300 meters of cable. In addition, the multi-standard feature allows the D5DA to automatically adapt to 143, 177, 270, or 360Mb SDI inputs.

AJA HD10CEASDI to analog audio and video converter

The D10CEA converts SD-SDI video with embedded audio to 10-bit component or composite analog video and 4 channel balanced analog audio. The video outputs can be configured as YPbPr (Betacam or SMPTE/EBU N10), RGB, 1 composite or 1 Y/C (S-Video). The 4 ch analog audio outputs can be wired in a balanced or unbalanced configuration. The 4 audio output channels can be selected as group 1-4 from SMPTE embedded audio. Audio level has 4 settings. Audio and video output connections are available on a 25 pin “D” subminiature connector – a break-out cable is supplied. All video/audio configuration is done by external dipswitch selection. This versatile, low-cost, miniature monitoring solution also outputs two re-clocked loop-thru SDI outputs.

DRM-MiniRack mount multiple mini-converters

The DRM is a 2RU high frame that can accommodate up to 12 of the smaller AJA Mini-Converters (D4 – D5 series and others of the same size), up to 6 of the larger AJA Mini-Converters (D10 or HD10 series), or a mixture of both. The DRM has a built-in 110/220V power supply with 12 connectors to provide 5V power directly to the Mini-Converters without the need for individual power supplies for each Mini-Converter.

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