For critical broadcast and IP applications, AJA openGear compatible converter cards provide the highest levels of quality and reliability for use in openGear frames including the new AJA OG-X-FR. AJA offers cards for video and audio over IP, infrastructure, HDMI/SDI conversion, scan conversion, Fibre conversion and scaling. All AJA openGear cards are DashBoard software compatible, allowing easy configuration and control.
DashBoard Support with Smart Control
DashBoard is the one control system that unites openGear. DashBoard offers setup, real-time control, monitoring, and tools for creating customised workflow through CustomPanels. The optional Advanced Networking controller features DataSafe, which automatically saves and restores settings if a module is swapped.
The openGear standard ensures that AJA cards will be compatible with other openGear products from certified openGear partners. With a growing list of products, openGear is the future of rackframe products.
Bridge Between SDI/Dante Sources and Destinations
OG-DANTE-12GAM bridges between SDI sources and destinations with embedded audio to/from the Dante audio ecosystem. It's your SDI/Dante Gateway.
OG-DANTE-12GAM provides two 12G-SDI ports for input and two ports for outputs, providing single cable support of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video material and up to 16-channels of embedded audio support per SDI connection. This enables 64-channels of SDI/Dante bridging simultaneously.
Audio can be bridged, mapped and embedded from Dante sources into each SDI stream or disembedded from SDI and served to Dante destinations using Dante Controller software. Download Workflow
OG-DANTE-12GAM is your bridge between embedded SDI audio and Dante sources and destinations. With Dante Controller software, you can route sources and destinations wherever required across 1 GigE networks.
Embed your DAW audio outputs into your video projects for mastering and more. Disembed your SDI program's audio content and deliver across the network to drive mixers, amplifiers and more in live venue contexts. Download Workflow
openGear ROI Video Wall Workflow
It is also possible to expand output options and create a large, synchronised video wall display. The workflow diagram shows 9 x OG-ROI-HDMI utilized in a rackframe to produce a video wall of 9 SDI monitors. Control over each OG-ROI-HDMI is provided via ethernet to the DashBoard. Each computer source is connected to an OG-ROI-HDMI input with the region of interest output via SDI. Simple controls and connectivity for the OG-ROI-HDMI can be used to create sophisticated and complex video wall presentations.
openGear ROI Window Wall Workflow
You're able to easily create highly effective and engaging displays by using additional OG-ROI-HDMI openGear converters. By utilizing three OG-ROI-HDMI openGear converters in the appropriate rackframe you can feed three display monitors side by side, each rotated to portrait mode. By using the HDMI pass through of the OG-ROI-HDMI, the HDMI routed image is in sync, with each OG-ROI-HDMI providing the necessary region of interest output via SDI. Settings for each of the OG-ROI-HDMI openGear converters is provided via ethernet control through an ethernet switch. The result is a visually exciting and creative way to feed display content.
openGear SFP Options
AJA provides a range of products and options to allow you to make the most of your fiber infrastructure. Simply visit our SFP Configurator to order the appropriate SFP:
Mini-Matrix offers information on the complete line of AJA openGear converters as a convenient search tool, available online and as an iOS app. The AJA Converter product line is extensive and this app helps you find the right converter for any situation, wherever you are. Please click here to use Mini-Matrix to help find the AJA openGear converter you need.
OG-DANTE-12GAM is an openGear, Dante audio embedder/disembedder, with dual 12G-SDI input and output ports providing up to 32-channels of audio embedding and 32-channels of disembedding simultaneously. OG-DANTE-12GAM provides the bridge between SDI and Dante infrastructures.
Dante audio networking provides digital audio distribution over local and wide-area networks with low latency, using standard network hardware or by connecting into a standard network infrastructure. This offers many advantages over analog, AES, and MADI infrastructures, including audio system scalability, easier installation, and simplified wiring.
A fully populated OG-X-FR openGear frame with ten OG-DANTE-12GAM cards, provides an incredible 640-channels of audio bridging in a rack-mountable form factor for a wide range of needs.
OG-ROI-SDI openGear Scan Converter
AJA’s OG-ROI-SDI is an openGear card that allows exceptionally high-quality scan conversion of SDI inputs to 3G-SDI and HDMI baseband video outputs. With incredible region-of-interest image scaling as well as aspect ratio and frame rate conversion, OG-ROI-SDI fulfills the growing need to properly incorporate extractions from 3G-SDI sources into 3G-SDI and HDMI feeds without sacrificing budget or space.
- Scan Converter
- openGear compatible card
- 3G-SDI input with loop through
- 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 outputs
- Supports SD, HD, and 3G formats (see Tech Specs for complete list)
- Region of Interest Scaling
- Up, down, cross-conversion
- Aspect ratio conversion
- Frame rate conversion
- Image H/V flip and 90 degree rotation
- Supports 8-channels of embedded audio
- 2-channel analog audio output of disembedded audio (2x 3-Pin Terminal Block connectors included)
- Sync reference selection (External, openGear frame, or Free-run)
- Remote control over Ethernet using DashBoard network control software
- Compatible with DFR-8321, OG3 and OGX openGear frames
- Five year warranty
Region of Interest
Eliminate extra interface clutter and menu bars and extract only the portion of the computer screen you want.
OG-ROI-SDI is fully compatible with the free Ross DashBoard application, offering interactive selection of a Region of Interest from the incoming computer signal. You have full control over how that region is scaled to the output resolution using AJA’s high quality scaling algorithms for the cleanest picture quality possible.
Take full control of aspect ratio, image rotation and frame rate conversion with on-screen controls in the DashBoard software that shows you what your source and output will look like, including the formats that are coming in and the choices you have made for the signal going out.
openGear ROI Window Wall Workflow
You're able to easily create highly effective and engaging displays by using additional OG-ROI-SDI openGear converters. By utilizing three OG-ROI-SDI openGear converters in the appropriate rackframe you can feed three display monitors side by side, each rotated to portrait mode. By using the SDI pass through of the OG-ROI-SDI, the SDI routed image is in sync, with each OG-ROI-SDI providing the necessary Region of Interest output via SDI. Settings for each of the OG-ROI-SDI openGear converters is provided via ethernet control through an ethernet switch. The result is a visually exciting and creative way to feed display content.
OG-ROI-SDI accepts 2-channel analog audio from the 2x 3-pin terminal blocks connectors or embedded 8-channel audio from an SDI input. The audio source and routing can be selected in the DashBoard software and is embedded into the SDI output. This allows computer audio to be embedded within the SDI signal for easy, synchronised routing.