AJA releases Mini-Config v2.26.4 to streamline conversion workflows
AJA has launched Mini-Config v2.26.4, a free software update for its line of mini-converters covering a broad range of 4K, HD and SD conversion needs spanning broadcast, production, post and pro AV. The release 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.
AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 adds input signal pre-processing controls to the HA5-12G and HA5-4K mini-converters, allowing professionals to accept sources with high jitter. All HA5-12G mini-converters now also support 12-bit SDI output, include Genlock controls for ‘HDMI In’ and ‘Free Run’ selections, and automatically mute the SDI output if no valid signal is detected on the HDMI cable or it is removed.
The latest release also adds a simple frame rate converter to HA5-Plus and HA5-Fiber mini-converters that uses a frame drop/frame repeat methodology to convert integer input video frame rates to non-integer (eg, p60 to p59.94) or non-integer to integer (eg, p59.94 to p60). 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 feature can indicate whether YCbCr formats are supported as well as the number of supported audio channels (2 or 8).
AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 adds 12-bit support to Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K-Plus mini-converters, while 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. HDR and colorimetry metadata are now also displayed for these models in Mini-Config.
“Media and entertainment professionals need to be able to seamlessly move signals between various equipment in the field, which requires reliable, high-quality conversion. AJA develops a broad range of mini-converters to support these needs, and we continue to advance our mini-converter feature set to help professionals adapt to whatever scenario the job might pose,” said AJA president Nick Rashby. “AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 brings a host of powerful new features and improvements that we’re excited to share with users.”