I am trying to figure out a good way to get 5.1 surround with the Kona 3. I am planning on going HD-SDI out into a Hi5 (regular not the Dual-Link version) than out HDMI to a regular audio receiver (home cinema style).
Technically, I should be able to also loop the HD-SDI signal through the Hi5 into my scopes and on to my FSI monitor and still be able to go component out to the client monitor.
I'd prefer to not go HDMI to the client monitor (Panasonic Pro Plasma) because I've heard that component is more accurate. Any thoughts on this?
Here is a quick diagram of the audio for reference:
Sounds like a logical workflow, but...the fine print for this
on the AJA page is:
The Hi5 does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, SDI/HD-SDI inputs to the Hi5 are unencrypted. The HDMI specification requires HDMI monitors to support unencrypted inputs.
(Same applies to the improved Hi5 3G with HDMI v1.3a).
Your receiver may or may not require HDCP encryption to accept the HDMI signal.
For analogue surround from FCP and Soundtrack Pro, I use an M-Audio Profire 610,
or an MXO2 Mini with MAX from FCP for HDMI 8 channel output through my
Not trying to confuse this issue, except that a member here
tried the HI5 with his HDMI video monitor and it did not work because
it required HDCP encryption. (I know you are using component video)
And yes I have a Kona 3 as well, with a dual quad core 3GHz Mac Pro.
I had considered an HI5 but went with the other options.
I read that fine print as well and after talking to AJA on the phone, they thought that it might work as well. I ordered one to see if it works. I'll report back here to let you know. I should have it next monday.