AJA RovoCam Compact Block Camera with HDBaseT

AJA RovoCam Compact Block Camera with HDBaseT

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AJA RovoCam Integrated UltraHD/HD Compact HDBaseT Block Camera

AJA RovoCam is a compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV, and broadcast applications. RovoCam is AJA’s first compact block camera. RovoCam’s HDBaseT interface supports control of UltraHD video, power, stereo audio, and RS-232 over a single Cat 5e/6 cable.

There are two companion receivers to choose from; RovoRx-HDMI offers the simplest integration with an HDMI output, stereo audio out, control, and power. RovoRx-SDI offers both 6G/3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, plus Genlock and other professional features. Both units provide PoH (Power over HDBaseT) to power RovoCam from a distance. Each interface with RovoControl is the powerful control software for Mac and PC, offering full control of RovoCam’s numerous advanced features.

Superior Optics, Simply Delivered

RovoCam’s marriage of lens to delivery begins with superior Sony optics, complete with built-in 12x optical zoom and up to 20x zoom with Sony Super Resolution Zoom and autofocus or manual focus capabilities; all easily controlled remotely via Sony’s VISCA protocol.

AJA RovoCam is built around Sony’s 4K (Sony FCB-ER8300) camera module featuring a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and Sony image processing for excellent performance.

What sets RovoCam apart from other cameras in its category, is an integrated HDBaseT interface supporting uncompressed video, power, stereo audio, and RS-232 control over a single Cat 5e/6 cable running at lengths of up to 100 meters.

Delivering this much functionality and power with single cable connectivity dramatically simplifies installation, camera setup, and footprint requirements.

Distance, Power, and Control. All Over a Single Cable

HDBaseT sits at the heart of RovoCam.

RovoCam itself features an integrated HDBaseT transmitter. Not only does HDBaseT offer affordable long cable runs up to 100 meters over standard Cat5e/6 cables, it also passes RovoCam’s gorgeous UltraHD/HD imagery, audio, control of the block camera, and power to the unit.

A single Cat 5e/6 cable carries all uncompressed video, 2-Channel audio, VISCA camera control, and power for the simplest installation ever due to RovoCam’s integrated HDBaseT interface.


• 1 x HDBaseT connector (RJ-45) allowing camera interaction and control, uncompressed video, audio and power all over one Cat 5e/6 cable.
• 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mic audio input
• 1 x 3.5mm RS-232 input
• 1 x local power connector

Simple to Install. Simple to Operate.

Note: Power and RS-232 connections on RovoCam are not needed if those functions are supplied by the HDBaseT interface.

Robust, Reliable, Desirable

AJA RovoCam is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Built of rugged aluminum, RovoCam is reliable and built for serious use, and its lightweight and compact body allows simple mounting in a wide range of scenarios. From tripod, stage, and conference room to security camera mounts, RovoCam can go wherever you need it to.

RovoCam is also compatible with standard Sony outdoor housings, ensuring reliable performance in all outdoor environments.


RovoControl is free software from AJA for macOS, Windows, and Linux designed to be a simple application for controlling one or multiple RovoCams, offering easy control of all the main camera features like zoom, iris, and focus.

RovoControl uniquely offers electronic PTZ for moving an HD 1080p box around the UltraHD frame, allowing Pan and Tilt for HD output.

RovoControl v3.0 software features:

  • USB controller support for mapping RovoControl controls to a USB interface for game-style controllers and USB joysticks
  • Exposure control for simpler camera control in the GUI
  • Improved preset command and control with global, camera, and ePTZ preset control advancements
  • Import/Export of settings for sharing setups and con gurations
  • A high DPI UI mode for GUI on high res displays
  • Crosshair selector for more refined Spot AE and Spot Focus control
  • Zoom control enhancements
  • A new summary line in the RovoControl UI provides an overview of basic settings for quick reference

Powerful Optics meets Easy Transport

RovoCam when paired with RovoRx-HDMI utilizes the power of HDBaseT, combining video signal, camera control, audio, and power all passing over one standard Cat 5e/6a cable.

RovoRx-HDMI HDBaseT receiver provides an HDMI 1.4b video output for monitoring, audio output, and RS-232/VISCA for complete camera control. VISCA control can be passed through to a joystick controller or alternatively to a computer with a com port for software control.

Just plug in your RovoRx-HDMI receiver unit and your camera is up and running and ready to use.

Complete Control

RovoCam is simple to control via flexible software and hardware support.

RovoCam offers industry-standard Sony VISCA protocol support, Local RS-232 connectivity, and control over a single Cat 5e/6 cable through HDBaseT.

Work your way, whether a fan of compatible joystick-driven hardware or new USB controller support through RovoControl configuration, or through software like RocoSoft’s PTZ Joy Camera Control Software or Serial Port Tool’s PTZ Controller (version 3.2) or more; you’re in control.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg


  • Compact HDBaseT Block Camera
  • UltraHD up to 29.97p or high frame rate HD support up to 60p
  • Sony back-illuminated 1/2.3 type 8.9 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Video, audio, control, and power over standard Cat 5e/6 cable
  • Three-year warranty


Camera Module Sony FCB-ER8300
Video Formats
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 1080p 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94
  • (SD) 720 x 480p 59.94
  • (SD) 720 x 576p 50
Pixel Format YUV 4:2:2, RGB 4:4:4
Sensor Progressive scan CMOS, 1/2.3 3840 x 2160 8.93 Mega Pixels
Image Processor
  • Noise reduction (2D/3D)
  • Visibility enhancer ICR (day and night) Slow AE
  • High sensitivity
  • Gamma
  • Defog
  • Color enhancement picture effect
  • Horizontal and vertical flip
  • Spot focus and spot aperture controls
Lens Focal Length: 3.9 to 46.8 mm
Focus Auto, Manual, One push trigger mode
Lens Control Zoom, Focus, Iris, IRCS
F Value 1.8 to 2.0
Horizontal Angle of View
  • 70.7 degrees (wide)
  • 6.2 degrees (telephoto)
Magnification 12x optical, 20x or 24x with Super Resolution Zoom
Digital Zoom 12x
Super Resolution Zoom
  • UltraHD: 1.67x (max 20x combined with 12x optical zoom)
  • HD: 2.0x (max 24x combined with 12x optical zoom)
White Balance
  • Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push, Manual, Sodium lamp
  • Manual red and blue gain controls
Video Output Digital
  • HDBaseT (RJ-45, Requires Receiver Unit such as RovoRx-HDMI)
  • Cat 5e 70m (230 ft) or Cat 6a 100m (328 ft)
Audio Input Analog 1x 3.5mm TRS Input with 3V PiP (Plug-in Power)
Control 1x 3.5mm TRS Input for RS-232/VISCA camera control

*RS-232 can also pass the control from the RovoRx-HDMI unit as well.

User Interface
  • VISCA Compatible Control Software and Hardware
  • AJA RovoControl software for macOS and Windows
  • 1x USB to 3.5mm TRS cable for RS-232 control
Size (w x d x h) 2.8” x 5.9” x 3.6″ (71.12 x 149.86 x 91.44 mm) (Including tripod mount and cold shoe)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
  • 10-12Vdc 2-pin pluggable terminal block, 0.6A max
  • 6W typical, 8W max, or Power over HDBaseT
  • Conforming to IEEE802.3af-2003 mode A, 6W typical, 8W max
  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)


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