California-based AJA Video Systems launched a free software update for the company’s range of video Mini-Converters. 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
Mini-Config v2.26.4 adds input signal preprocessing controls to HA5-12G and HA5-4K Mini-Converters. This means you can work with sources with high jitter. Following the update, all HA5-12G Mini-Converters also support 12-bit SDI output and include Genlock controls for “HDMI In” and “Free Run” selections. In addition, HA5-12G Mini-Converters now automatically mute the SDI output if they don’t detect a valid signal on the HDMI cable.
HA5-Plus and HA5-Fiber
The AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 update adds a simple Frame Rate Converter (FRC) to HA5-Plus and HA5-Fiber Mini-Converters. This uses a frame drop/frame repeat methodology to convert integer input video frame rates to non-integer (e.g. p60 to p59.94) or non-integer to integer (e.g. p59.94 to p60). The update also adds Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) Emulation. This means you can specify a video format for the EDID, and the information is then sent to the source video device. EDID data exchange is a standardized means for a display to communicate its capabilities to a source device. The new EDID Emulation feature indicates whether YCbCr formats are supported as well as the number of supported audio channels (two or eight).
Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K Plus
AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 adds 12-bit support to AJA Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K-Plus Mini-Converters.
12G-AM and 12G-AMA
With the Mini-Config v2.26.4 update, a 1.5G-SDI Internal Signal Generator enables 12G-AM and 12G-AMA Mini-Converters to allow the embedder path to function without the need to connect a source to the SDI input. In addition, HDR and Colorimetry metadata are now also displayed for these models in Mini-Config.
What does this update mean for the Mini-Converters line?
Mini-Config v.2.26.4 brings a number of powerful new features to AJA Mini-Converters. It’s also free, so there’s no reason not to upgrade your compatible devices.
Pricing and availability
The Mini-Config v.2.26.4 update is available as a free download from the AJA Mini-Config support page.