AJA Video Systems has released a new firmware version for its small Mini-Converter boxes, which offer a wide variety of format conversion functions in broadcast, production, post and ProAV. The free update via Mini-Config v2.26.4 brings several user-requested enhancements to AJA&s HA5-12G, HA5-4K, HA5-Plus, HA5-Fiber, Hi5-12G, Hi5-4K-Plus, 4K2HD, 12G-AM and 12G-AMA mini converters.
HA5-12G and HA5-4K
AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 gives the HA5-12G and HA5-4K mini-converters new input signal pre-processing controls that allow users to accept sources with high jitter. All HA5-12G mini-converters now support 12-bit on the SDI output, include genlock controls for selecting "HDMI In" and "Free Run," and automatically mute the SDI output when a valid signal is not detected on the HDMI cable or it is removed.
HA5-Plus and HA5-Fiber
The new firmware brings to the HA5-Plus and HA5-Fiber mini-converters a simple frame rate converter (FRC) that uses a frame drop/frame repeat method to convert integer video input frame rates to non-integer (e.g., p60 to p59.94) or non-integer to integer (e.g., p59.94 to p60). The newly added EDID emulation allows users to specify a video format for the EDID, and the information is then sent to the source video device. The function can specify whether YCbCr formats are supported and how many audio channels (2 or 8) are supported.
Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K Plus
AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 brings 12-bit support for the AJA Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K-Plus mini converters.
12G-AM and 12G-AMA
A new internal 1.5G SDI signal generator enables 12G-AM and 12G-AMA mini-converters to use the embedder path without having to connect a source to the SDI input. HDR and color metadata are now also displayed for these models in Mini-Config.
Additional new features for AJA Mini-Converter models 4K2HD, Hi5-12G, Hi5-4K-Plus and 12GM are also available via Mini-Config v.2.26.4. AJA recommends all AJA Mini-Converter users to download the free update as soon as possible from Mini-Config support page.