SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Video & Audio Converter


Product Highlights

  • Converts SDI or HD-SDI signals to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors
  • 2-channel, RCA-style, audio outputs for the separate monitoring of audio feeds if necessary
  • Looping SDI/HD-SDI output
  • Supports embedded SD/HD-SDI audio in the HDMI output, as well, allowing for a convenient single-cable, audio-video connection
  • Includes Power Supply
Rentex No. CNVHI5 | Mfr No. Hi5

The Hi5 HD-SDI/SDI to HDMI Video and Audio Converter from AJA is a device designed to convert SDI or HD-SDI signals to HDMI for driving HDMI monitors. The Hi5 provides 2-channel, RCA-style, audio outputs for the separate monitoring of audio feeds. It also offers a looping SDI/ HD-SDI output, which is useful for connecting additional equipment or to achieve a daisy-chain configuration with multiple monitors running from the same SDI/HD-SDI source.

Video Formats

• (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
• (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
• (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
• (SD) 625i, 525i


• SMPTE-259/274/292/296 SD/HD-SDI, 1 x BNC


• HDMI with embedded audio, 24-bit (selectable by internal jumper: 2 or 8-Channels)
• Audio, 2-Channel RCA style outputs at -10dBu (nominal), Channel 1 and 2
• 1 Looping SD/HD-SDI output of the SDI input (75 ohm, unterminated)


• Standard 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)


• The Hi5 does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, SD/HD-SDI inputs to the Hi5 are unencrypted. The HDMI specification requires HDMI monitors to support unencrypted inputs.

Size (w x d x h)

• 4.6″ x 2.4″ x 1″ (117mm x 61mm x 25mm)


• +5VDC Regulated, 3 Watts, power supply required, included with purchase


• Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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