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AJA RovoCam - Integrated UltraHD Camera with HDBaseT

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


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RovoCam is AJA’s first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications. 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 interfaces with RovoControl, 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.  

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 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

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 light weight and compact body allows simple mounting in a wide range of scenarios. From tripod, stage, 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 offer 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 rez 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 meetsEasy 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 PTZJoy Camera Control Software  or Serial Port Tool's PTZ Controller(version 3.2) or more;  you’re in control.


CameraSony FCB-ER8300 module
Sensor1/2.3" 8.93MP BSI CMOS
Video Formats3840 x 2160p / 25, 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p / 50, 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i / 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p / 50, 59.94 fps
720 x 480p / 59.94 fps
720 x 576p / 50 fps
Pixel FormatYUV 4:2:2
RGB 4:4:4
Focal Length3.9 to 46.8 mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to 2.0
Horizontal Angle of View70.7° (wide) to 6.2° (tele)
ZoomOptical: 12x
Intelligent (Sony Super Resolution Zoom): 20x for UHD, 24x for HD (when combined with optical zoom)
Lens ControlZoom, focus, iris, IRCS
White BalanceAuto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push, Manual, Sodium lamp
FocusAuto, Manual, One push trigger mode
Connectivity1 x HDBaseT (RJ-45) (requires RovoRX-HDMI Receiver unit)
Maximum Video Transmission RangeCat 5e: 230' (70 m)
Cat 6a: 328' (100 m)
Analog Audio Input1 x 3.5mm TRS input with 3V Plug-in Power
RS-232 Control1 x 3.5mm TRS for VISCA camera control 
PowerPower over HDBaseT or 2-pin terminal block
10 to 12 VDC, 0.6A max
8 W max. (6 W typical)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions5.9 x 2.8 x 3.6" (7.1 x 14.99 x 9.14 cm), including tripod mount and cold shoe
Weight2.2 lb (1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 7.3 x 5.4"