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AJA Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to 3D Multiplexer

Abel Code: ajahi53d
Mfr. Code: Hi5-3D HI5-3D-R0
The Hi5-3D is a video multiplexer that combines and synchronizes two HD-SDI inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats for output via HDMI and HD-SDI.
Key Highlights
  • 3D Dual HD-SDI to 3D multiplexer
  • Combines/synchronizes (2) HD-SDI inputs
  • Outputs via HDMI and HD-SDI


The AJA Hi5-3D Dual HD-SDI to 3D Multiplexer supports, depending on the video format, "side-by-side", "top-bottom", and "frame- packing" 3D modes. The "side-by-side" and "top-bottom" modes involve compressing, either horizontally or vertically, each input for combining into a single video stream at the same rate of the inputs. The "frame-packing" mode stacks two full resolution inputs into a "tall" frame (at twice the clock and line rates). When selected, "frame- packing" can only be used with 23.98 or 24 fps input frame rates.

Each input, in addition to 3D processing, can be flipped either horizontally, vertically, or both. This control is provided by (4) switches that can be engaged in any combination.

The Hi5-3D supports both DIP switch control and host control via the MiniConfig application. One of the DIP switches is a "Local/Remote" switch. When in the "Local" mode, the remaining DIP switches support a subset of the user controls. When in the "Remote" mode, AJA's MiniConfig application controls the unit. The last configuration is held in memory on the Hi5-3D for use when disconnected.

Format Support

The Hi5-3D works with both 2D and 3D inputs. When in the 2D mode, the input is simply passed to the output, unmodified. In the 3D mode, the Hi5-3D supports the minimum required 3D modes as defined by the CEA for HDMI 1.4a televisions.

CEA Required 3D modes:

  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb - 720p 50, 59.94, 60 - T/B
  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb - 1080p 23.98, 24, 25 - T/B, FP
  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb - 1080PsF 23.98, 24 - T/B, FP
  • 2 x SDI 1.5Gb - 1080i 50, 59.94, 60 - S/S

NOTE: "PsF" inputs are converted to "p" for HDMI output. The SDI output can support S/S and T/B formats only. Future software versions may add other formats.

All AJA Mini-Converters ship with a universal power supply that includes international plug connections for use around the world. The HD10AVA is compact enough to fit behind a monitor, in the back of a rack, or directly on a camera rig. A locking power connector prevents accidental disconnection, and an optional P-TAP power cable (sold separately) enables battery power in remote locations.

All AJA Mini-Converters are covered by a five year warranty and AJA's advanced replacement policy. If a replacement is necessary, AJA will ship a new unit immediately without the need to send the original unit back first, ensuring you are up and running again as quickly as possible.


  • HD-SDI to HDMI 1.4a with additional SDI output
  • 10-bit HDMI v1.4a support including 3D and embedded audio
  • Additional 2-channel RCA audio output
  • Setup via DIP switch or PC/Mac using USB port and supplied USB cable via MiniConfig software
  • 5-20V DC power supply included
  • 5 year mfg. warranty

What's in the Box

  • 1 x AJA Hi5-3D Multiplexer, 3G/ HD-SDI to HDMI.


Key Highlights

  • 3D Dual HD-SDI to 3D multiplexer
  • Combines/synchronizes (2) HD-SDI inputs
  • Outputs via HDMI and HD-SDI


Output Connector/Port:
1 x BNC - HD-SDI, 10-bit
1 x HDMI - 1.4a, 10-bit
Input Connector/Port:
2 x BNC - HD-SDI, 10-bit (one input for each eye)

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
Audio Output - Embedded HDMI (2 or 8 channels)

Media Conversion

Processing Details:
SDI Compliance - SMPTE 292/296/424
Supported Resolutions:
Input Formats - 720p 50/59.94/60, 1080i 50/59.94/60, 1080p 23.98/24/25


Input Voltage:
5-20V DC - Regulated

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