AJA Hi5 – HD-SDI/SDI to HDMI AV mini converter.


The Hi5 converts SDI or HD-SDI to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. Embedded SDI/HD-SDI audio is supported in the HDMI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The Hi5 provides 2 Channel RCA style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring if needed. The Hi5 also provides a looping SDI/HD-SDI output useful for connecting additional equipment, or for “daisy chaining” multiple monitors to the same SDI-HD-SDI source

  • Full HDMI support including embedded audio
  • Additional 2 Channel RCA jack audio output
  • Equalised looping SDI/HD-SDI output


InputSMPTE-259/274/292/296 SDI/HD-SDI, 1x BNC
Input Formats525i, 625i,720p 50/59.94/60,1080i 50/59.94/60,1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 

and 1080p30

OutputsHDMI with embedded audio, 24-bit (selectable by internal jumper: 2 or 8 channels)
Audio, 2 channel RCA-style outputs at -10dBV (nominal), Channel 1 and 2
1 Looping SDI/HD-SDI output of the SDI input (75 ohm, unterminated)
HDMIStandard Type A connector
Video: 8-bit RGB 4:4:4 or 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 (selectable by internal jumper)
Audio: 24-bit, with 2 or 8 embedded channels (selectable by internal jumper)
HDCPThe Hi5 does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, 

SDI/HD-SDI inputs to the Hi5 are unencrypted. The HDMI specification requires

HDMI monitors to support unencrypted inputs.

Power5VDC Regulated, 3 Watts, Power Supply Required (sold separately)
Size4.6in x 2.4in x 1in (117 x 61 x 25mm)