HDMI, What’s That?


A consumer equipment interface of interest to professionals.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a consumer video/audio equipment uncompressed, all-digital interface. HDMI is used to connect any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and/or video monitor over a single cable.

HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or HD video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It has recently been gaining ground as an inexpensive alternative to HD SDI for capture and playback to and from HDV cameras and VTRs.