The professional's choice for uncompressed SD, HD, Dual Link HD, 2K, and 3G. Now with 4K Capture/Playout
KONA 3G has the unparalleled features top of the line video professionals expect from AJA Desktop solutions.
KONA 3G Overview
KONA 3G features 10-bit Uncompressed video I/O, 4K capture and playout, the newest HDMI 1.4a support for 3D workflows, 16-channel SDI embedded audio I/O, and up to 16-channel AES digital audio I/O (8 with breakout cable or 16 with optional K3G- Box). Add to that realtime hardware-based up/down/cross conversion for efficiently working with a wide variety of SD and HD, 3G, dual-link HD, even 2K formats, a hardware downstream keyer for compositing graphics without rendering, and so much more.
3D Stereoscopic flexibility
KONA 3G offers you the most affordable and simplest path through 3D Stereoscopic workflows.
Through SDI, you can output Discrete Left and Right Eye feeds with a simple Stereo button choice in the AJA Control Panel. In addition, all the muxed feeds for SDI stereo monitoring are accessible through tight integration with CineForm's stereo codecs in Apple FCP and Adobe Premiere Pro timelines for Side by Side and Top Bottom.
Through HDMI 1.4a, you can utilize more affordable 3D monitors for Side by Side and Top Bottom needs.
KONA 3G features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motion-adaptive SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD cross-conversion, HD to SD down-conversion, and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analog output. Since all conversion functionality on the KONA 3G is hardware-based, it’s available all the time on ingest or playback.
Uniquely, the KONA 3G can cross-convert 720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98. Cross-conversion is particularly valuable in today’s multi- format HD post environment where producing pristine 720p or 1080i signals at-will helps streamline dailies and deliverables.
Internal SD/HD hardware downstream keyer
The AJA KONA 3G features a powerful hardware downstream keyer that can place graphic files with an alpha channel over the video being input to the board—or a selectable color matte, or the contents of the card’s framebuffer (ex: AJA TV/Apple Final Cut Pro). The downstream keyer can also key a QuickTime video clip that has an alpha channel by playing it in realtime, via the supplied AJA TV application, over live video coming into the card.
For SDI video, the card features two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and two outputs—or for 4K playout all four SDI connectors can be used for output, HDMI 1.4a monitoring output, LTC input and output, one connection for Genlock input, and configurable 3x BNC HD/SD analog video output.
Also included is a 9-pin connector for RS-422 machine control. If you’re using a Digital Betacam, DVCPro50, HDCAM, DVCPRO HD, D5, or HDCAM SR VTR—or any other professional device–you’ll have the proper connections.
Dual link HD support
KONA 3G supports Dual Link 4:4:4 HD-SDI, with full bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB at 10-bits for 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF and 720p formats. KONA 3G can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats for single link HD-SDI monitoring and output.
As the most capable 2K card for the Mac, you can use KONA 3G to ingest from 3G or HSDL (high speed data link) equipped sources and record at full frame rate or record simultaneous 2K DPX files and 2K QuickTime reference movies using the AJA VTR Xchange application. You can also work with existing 2K material, like sequential DPX or Cineon files, by using AJA’s DPXToQT Translator application to create QuickTime files for a wide variety of applications. RED Epic and ARRI Alexa workflows are eased by KONA 3G, with true realtime 2K playback and LUT support.
On a PC, KONA 3G can connect to a 2K telecine saving time and steps by directly creating 2K DPX, QuickTime, Cineon, AVI, TGA, TIFF or BMP files. Users can capture directly into the format they need and move files immediately into their editing/compositing environment of choice. These same files can be played out at 2K via 3G or High Speed Data Link (HSDL), offering further synergy with other 2K products already in use in the market.
KONA 3G also allows 2K files to be viewed with a user selected crop function on HD 1080PsF supported video monitors. This functionality helps lower the price barrier for viewing 2K material.
4K Capture and Playout
Leading the way for quality 4K, KONA 3G with Version 9.1 software offers 4K capture and playback in both YCbCr and RGB. When 4K is selected, the four SDI connectors are remapped as inputs/outputs for the four quadrants of a 4K display. A large number of 4K formats are supported for this emerging workflow.
Tie the KONA 3G to a digital audio mixer or DAW output with 8-channel 24-bit 48kHz or 96kHz AES audio via BNC connections on the supplied breakout cable— or get the optional K3G-Box to output an even larger 16-channels of AES audio.
KONA 3G’s high-quality input sample-rate conversion on AES inputs eliminates the need for audio source synchronization.
For multi-channel audio mastering, 16-channel SDI embedded 24-bit 48kHz audio provides the power you need to integrate into any audio environment.
Extend your Connectivity with K3G-Box for KONA 3G
The optional K3G-Box simplifies connectivity in professional post-production environments by offering a 19-inch, 1RU rack-mountable breakout box that attaches to the KONA 3G via an included multi-pin cable and two cables supplied with the KONA 3G. Additional K3G-Box functionality over the standard breakout cable comes in the form of 8 additional AES audio channels, 2-channel RCA analog audio monitoring jacks, and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors.
|Aansluitingen||SVHS, Composiet, Component, HD/SD SDI, HDMI 1.4a, Ref in (Genlock), RS-422, XLR|
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
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KONA for Mac Software
AJA KONA for Mac drivers are optimized for use on OSX, with applications and advanced AJA hardware capabilities controlled easily at-a-glance in the application you're using. KONA for Mac software integrates within the native environment where used-whether Apple Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Smoke for Mac (KONA 3G), or myriad other major Mac applications.
Within Apple Final Cut Pro, KONA offers:
Within Adobe Creative Suite
All Mac Applications benefit
The KONA Desktop feature allows broadcast design elements to be viewed with the proper aspect ratio and color depth on a broadcast monitor via the KONA card. KONA Desktop is available on the entire range of KONA cards, supporting Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Apple Motion, Apple Shake, Autodesk Combustion and more.
Powerful AJA utilities, Easy Setups, and plug-ins round out the Mac environment providing support for all popular Mac application workflows.
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KONA for PC Software
KONA for PC software allows Windows to access the hardware power of your KONA within major editing and graphics applications. Other software vendors have also provided integrated support for KONA in their own PC applications through direct collaboration with AJA.
Choose the right KONA card to playback HD/SD or SD-only video and audio data from disk-even 2K-in any format you choose, including DPX, Cineon, TGA, TIFF, BMP, AVI and QuickTime. You can playback and master material, at a variety of frame rates, on a high-resolution wide-screen monitor or digital projector. Custom AJA software allows full control over your playback parameters are clearly laid out, including provisions for choosing a user-specified LUT.
Supplied AJA plug-ins integrate your KONA card into a variety of graphics/visual-effects software applications to make operations even easier to use. Using AJA plug-ins, sophisticated features appear as if they were native to the software application user interfaces.
All Workflows benefit from AJA Machina
KONA for PC software includes a stand-alone powerful capture/playback application, AJA Machina™, that includes full VTR machine control with access to any and all KONA supported file formats, video standards and hardware conversions, presented in a very cool and easy-to-use interface. Machina supports all KONA for PC formats, including DVCPro HD, QuickTime, DPX and many others.
Files captured from Machina can be imported into virtually any software package that supports these file formats, such as compositing programs, 3D animation programs, audio editing programs and much more. Exported files from your application of choice can be seamlessly played out to the video and audio equipment of your choice.
Machina has great desktop preview features allowing you to preview your files full screen on your desktop display at various zoom levels, creating an alternative for frame by frame viewing when no additional monitor is available. In addition Machina allows you to apply 1D LUT's on output, to output video+key for monitoring or mixing, and the ability to key in static graphics on selected KONA cards.
This huge feature set makes Machina an invaluable Windows tool for film and video professionals, making it a useful addition to virtually any PC workflow.
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