Amsterdam, Netherlands - AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced the availability of Hi5-3D, a new mini-converter that combines dual 3G SDI inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats for output on true 3D HDMI 1.4a and SDI to enable stereoscopic viewing on 3D monitors and projection systems.
The Hi5-3D's HDMI 1.4a output supports EDID transactions that automatically configure 2D/3D functions according to the HDMI monitor's capabilities. Input SDI 2 is frame-synchronized to input SDI 1 in 3D modes and SDI input audio is embedded in both the HDMI and SDI outputs.
Other key features include:
• Side-by-side, top-bottom, and frame-packing modes
• Complete H and V image flip control in any combination
• Easy user control via dipswitch or USB
• Support for both 2D and 3D inputs
"3D has brought a new level of complexity to post-production workflows, and our goal is to help simplify that," says AJA president Nick Rashby. "The Hi5-3D converter automatically combines SDI input into stereo output and enables video pros to quickly and easily view 3D on a monitor or projector without making major changes to the workflows they already have in place."