AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G
HDR Image Analyzer 12G delivers a comprehensive array of tools for the effective analysis of the latest 4K/UltraHD HDR standards, over a single cable with 12G-SDI, – including HLG, PQ, Rec.2020 and Rec.709 – from 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD content in a convenient real time 1RU device.
Developed in partnership with Colorfront, AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports a wealth of inputs from camera LOG formats to SDR (REC 709), PQ (ST 2084) and HLG and offers color gamut support for BT.2020 alongside traditional BT.709. AJA hardware prowess ensures high reliability and performance, with 4x 12G-SDI bidirectional I/O, and DisplayPort connections.
Specifically designed to be used wherever needed, the 1RU form factor fits into a range of environments, providing the confidence you need for consistent and predictable HDR production and mastering.
“HDR Image Analyzer opens up a whole realm of understanding of what you’re doing to your image colour and brightness values that there would be no other way to get,” – Samuel Bilodeau, Head of Technology and Post Production at Mystery Box (Full User Story)
“ArsenalFX Color is a Santa Monica, CA-based full-service post production facility for episodic television. The bustling boutique studio works on approximately 15-16 shows at any given time, everything from major network medical dramas like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Good Doctor”, to “Ballers” and “Silicon Valley,” to “One Day at a Time” and many others. For the past two seasons, several shows have been finished in HDR using PQ and HDR10, and this year Arsenal will deliver Dolby Vision for two Netflix series as well. In order to support such an array of high dynamic range deliverables, Senior Colorist Rory Gordon and the Arsenal team rely on AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer to guarantee that images will be faithful to the intent of the show’s creators whether the final display is in SDR or one of the many HDR standards.” (Full User Story)
HDR Monitoring with HDR Analyser 12G
HDR production demands a reliable and predictable tool for monitoring and analyzing all the steps in the process, to ensure that your artistic vision is followed from camera to the end user’s final display.
AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer 12G ensures that you are fully in control of your technical choices as you capture, pass on and deliver your HDR/SDR materials.
HDR Image Analyzer 12G offers powerful monitoring and analysis for:
- Live Production
- DIT Pipelines
- Broadcast Monitoring
- QC (Quality Control)
- Final HDR Mastering
Input Support: From Cameras to HDR/SDR
Modern cameras are inherently HDR capable with their wide dynamic ranges, and for live events, recording and broadcasts, it’s crucial to monitor their dynamic range and gamut outputs being employed for HDR delivery.
With input support for both leading camera LOG formats as well as SDR, HLG and PQ monitoring from a range of sources, HDR Image Analyzer 12G takes the pain out of HDR monitoring. With a wide range of analysis tools and automatic error logging with timecode stamping, HDR Image Analyzer 12G ensures your production achieves the desired final results.
Dynamic Range Inputs
SDR (REC 709)
PQ (ST 2084)
4x 12G-SDI I/O up to 4K/UltraHD 60P
SDI Auto Signal Detection
DisplayPort for UI, up to UltraHD 60p
Working with the HDR Image Analyzer 12G is simple. Connect your sources across the 4x 3G-SDI inputs and loop through to monitors or further in your pipeline with the 4x 3G-SDI outputs.
Connect an UltraHD display (up to 60p) from a DisplayPort connection for best viewing of both the footage and the HDR Image Analyzer interface – if necessary the DisplayPort can drive an HDMI HDR monitor with a DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor.
HDR Image Analyzer 12G offers a powerful new Web Interface which can be accessed anywhere on a network from any web browser on any OS.
This allows control from a remote computer and simplifies access when placing HDR Image Analyzer 12G in a rack environment, on set, in facility control rooms, QC departments and more. This further provides the ability to update HDR Image Analyzer 12G remotely and to download logs and screenshots to wherever needed.
HDR Analysis Tools
Included in AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer’s toolsets are waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring, plus a host of essential image analysis features such as, nit light level meter, out of gamut false color mode, error logging, pixel picker, framestore with split screen, line mode, and audio phase metering. HDR Image Analyzer also includes built-in support for the most prevalent camera color spaces including ARRI®, Canon®, Panasonic®, RED® and Sony®.
- Colour Gamut
- Nit Light Level
- File Based Error Logging with Timecode
- Data Analyser with Advanced Pixel Picker
- Advanced, Out of Gamut and Out of Brightness Detection with Error Tolerance
Key Tools and Interface Details
High raster imagery deserves a high raster interface for keeping a critical eye on your aesthetic elements as you analyse your materials for HDR. HDR Image Analyzer 12G provides pristine imagery and the ability to hone in on the smallest details for an accurate analysis of your materials:
- High quality, ultra precise UltraHD user interface for native resolution picture display including PQ support for HDR capable displays.
- The ability to arrange tools at will in the four quadrants of the interface
- Line Mode: Focus Region of Interest onto a single Horizontal or Vertical line.
- Still Store.
- Audio Peak Metering
- Out of Gamut, Brightness, False Colour Mode, Audio Levels, and Phase Metering.