AJA Video Systems has expanded its line of openGear-compatible 12G-SDI fiber converters with a pair of new OG-FiDO 12G cards that receive signals from LC or ST fiber and convert them to baseband 12G-SDI. OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST is a fiber receiver that supports single-channel conversion from ST fiber to 12G-SDI, and OG-FiDO-2R-12G offers dual-channel conversion from LC fiber to 12G-SDI. Both new models receive 12G-SDI signals from standard fiber-optic video sources, including AJA FiDO mini converters.
AJA&s OG-FiDO-12G boards provide conversion from fiber to 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and support longer cable runs (up to 10 km) over standard single-mode fiber. The OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST receiver is a single-channel converter for converting single-mode ST fiber to 12G-SDI. For dual-channel conversion, the OG-FiDO-2R-12G receiver provides two independent channels for converting LC fiber to 12G-SDI. Both new models offer industry-wide compatibility with OG-X-FR, OG-3-FR and DFR-8321 openGear frames, while the compact form factor allows up to 10 cards per frame. AJA&s OG-FiDO 12G cards are hot-swappable, support HDR video, and feature auto-detection and reclocking. Support for Ross DashBoard software enables convenient remote status monitoring on a Windows, macOS or Linux computer on a local network. All models are backed by AJA&s industry-leading support and a five-year warranty.
Various firmware updates for openGear cards.
In addition to the new OG-FiDO 12G cards, AJA has also released a series of new firmware updates for select AJA openGear card models, including OG-ROI-HDMI, OG-ROI-DVI, OG-ROI-SDI, OG-HA5-4K and OG-12GM.
- The OG-ROI-HDMI v1.3.2, OG-ROI-DVI v1.3.2 and OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 firmware updates introduce Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) emulation, which allows users to specify the desired video format for the connected HDMI source.
- The OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 and OG-12GM v1.1.2 firmware updates enable easy frame rate conversion from p60 to p59.94 and p59.94 to p60, respectively. For the latest audio workflows, OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 provides support for embedded audio pass-through of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus compressed audio, including Dolby Digital Plus JOC (Joint Object Coding) for immersive audio. The OG-12GM v1.1.2 firmware update also introduces PsF support for inputs and outputs
- Firmware update OG-ROI-SDI v1.2.1 includes a fix for improved performance
Pricing and Availability
OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST and OG-FiDO-2R-12G are available now through AJA&s worldwide dealer network at and 1,395, respectively. The OG-ROI-HDMI v1.3.2 and OG-ROI-SDI v1.2.1, OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 and OG-12GM v1.1.2 updates are available now as free downloads from AJA&s support page.