AJA Video Systems (http://www.aja.com) has 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 simple, flexible stereoscopic viewing on 3D monitors and projection systems. The company has also unveiled its new KONA 3G capture card.
The Hi5-3D’s true 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. Hi5-3D also supports 2-channel RCA audio output with user control of channel selection, along with AJA’s Mini-Config application for user configuration and firmware download.
The Hi5-3D will available In October at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$495. For a complete set of features and technical specifications, please visit http://www.aja.com
The new multi-format SD/HD/Dual Link/3G/2K video I/O hardware for Mac and PC-based systems will also be available next month, with an optional K3G-Box for additional connectivity. The KONA 3G features 10-bit uncompressed video 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O, new HDMI 1.4a output for stereographic monitoring to consumer 3D displays, 8-channel AES digital audio I/O (16-channel AES with optional K3G-Box) and 16-channel SDI embedded audio I/O, real-time hardware-based up/down/cross conversion to support a range of SD and HD, dual-link HD, even 2K formats, a hardware-based downstream keyer and more.
To extend the connectivity of KONA 3G even further, AJA also introduced an optional K3G-Box. This 19-inch, 1RU rack-mountable breakout box adds 8 AES audio channels, 2-channel RCA analog audio monitoring jacks and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the KONA 3G is $1,995 and for the K3G-Box is $395.