AJA focus - 12G-SDI Product Range

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30 Jun

AJA focus - 12G-SDI Product Range

AJA Focus - 12G-SDI Product Range

As camera and routing technology continues to advance, broadcast and digital cinema grade SDI standards for resolution, frame rate, and colour depth have been implemented to handle the increasing bandwidth of uncompressed video signals through the production and post chains.

The good news is that 12G-SDI is fully backwards compatible, simplifies cabling and with the correct tools, you can move your current infrastructure forward smoothly and simply. 

AJA supports 12G-SDI with solutions for editing, transmission over fibre, routing and Mini-Converters to Mux/Demux and distribute 12G-SDI where ever needed. AJA’s 12G-SDI solutions are all data agnostic, so they will continue to function as facilities migrate to HDR workflows and beyond.

Fibre solutions have become more and more popular due to their long distance support and with 12G, wider bandwidth support. AJA has a host of products which offer optical fibre solutions. AJA are now expanding that lineup, starting with new FiDO 12G-ST Mini-Converters.


Introducing two new 12G-SDI and fibre Mini-Converters

Hi5-12G converts a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD 12G-SDI single-link input with eight channels of embedded digital audio to an HDMI 2.0 output with two or eight channels of audio. It includes a 12G-SDI single-link input with a re-clocked SDI loop out for simpler confidence monitoring or pass on for SDI pipelines.

Fibre SFP-equipped Hi5-12G models include the Hi5-12G-R receiver, which extends HDMI 4K signals over long distances from either an SDI or a fibre connected source, and the Hi5-12G-TR transceiver, which delivers a 4K/UltraHD SDI or fibre source signal to an HDMI destination with pass on of the source through SDI or fibre to a secondary destination.

12G-AMA Mini-Converters are designed to meet or exceed SMPTE 12G-SDI performance specifications, with excellent jitter, signal-to-noise, and cable length specs.

For fibre, choose your model variant for extending 4K/UltraHD signals over long distances.

12G-AMA Models Available above the 12G-SDI base mode include:

12G-AMA-R with LC fibre Receiver 12G-AMA-R-ST with ST fibre receiver 12G-AMA-T with LC fibre transceiver 12G-AMA-T-ST with ST fibre transceiver 12G-AMA-TR with LC fibre transceiver

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Embedding and Disembedding can be carried out simultaneously - providing a quick manner in which to introduce analog sources like a mixer output in to a digital video feed for delivery to a recorder or switcher from an original video source like a camera.

Combine with a FiDO 12G model and your audio room and devices can be connected from miles away.

12G-AMA mini-converters are the perfect fit for post-productions, live events, audio productions... and more.


The FiDO family of 12G-SDI/Optical fibre Single-Mode converters allows for the transport of 12G over distances of up to 10Km when using standard Single-Mode fibre optic cable.

FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST offer unmatched flexibility and cost efficiency for 12G-SDI fibre conversion. Both have locking ST barrel connectors for secure connectivity, advantageous in many live event, production and mobile environments. FiDO 12G ST mini-converters are designed to meet or exceed SMPTE 12G-SDI performance specifications, with excellent jitter, signal-to-noise, and cable length specs. The locking ST fibre connection is highly reliable, making it the choice for live event producers and broadcasters.

With these new converters, move 12G-SDI signals across fibre, creating a 12G-SDI pathway that can be up to 10Km (6.21 miles) in length. AJA FiDO converters are format agnostic, so any signal that can travel on SDI is supported, including camera RAW, uncompressed, compressed, ASI, and more.

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  • 12G-SDI Input and Output up to 4K/UltraHD
  • 4-channel balanced audio Embedder/Disembedder
  • Audio Disembedding is always functional with four Analog outputs
  • Audio Embedding is user selectable on a channel pair basis, to either pass 12G-SDI
  • Input audio or embed input analog audio
  • Selectable Analog audio levels

AJA’s free Mini-Config software can be used with any USB-enabled AJA Mini-Converter and provides an easy-to-use graphical interface with detailed information about the current input and output formats.

Control all the parameters of any supported AJA Mini-Converter as well as loading firmware updates from AJA that add new features and functionality.

When working quickly in the field, the 12G-AMA’s physical dip switches speed your ability to choose your workflow options immediately without the need for Mini-Config software.

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For more information visit our AJA brand pages or to arrange a demonstration of AJA technologies contact us