AJA Corvid Ultra

AJA Corvid Ultra

AJA Corvid Ultra


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  • I/O Chassis for TruZoom Software
  • Requires AJA TruScale Hardware Cards
  • Support for 4K, HFR, & Stereoscopic 3D
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI Inputs and Outputs
  • 4K HDMI Output
  • Fast 8x PCIe 2.0 Host Connection
  • Color Depth Up to 16-bit Float RGBA
  • 16-Channel AES/EBU Audio In/Out
  • Two Expansion Slots
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AJA Corvid Ultra overview

  • 1Description

The Corvid Ultra from AJA is a high-performance I/O chassis designed for use with AJA's TruScale cards and TruZoom software for working with high-bandwidth applications such as 4K, high frame rate, and stereoscopic 3D. It is housed in a 2RU chassis and features a fast 8x PCIe Gen. II, built-in acceleration capabilities, and two expansion bays for additional inputs/outputs.

The Corvid Ultra provides four 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and four 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs for working with multiple SD, HD, 2K, or 4K streams simultaneously. It also has an HDMI 1.4 output for sending signals to HD or 4K displays, and analog audio outputs for easily monitoring audio channels without the need for additional digital audio equipment.

Dual expansion bays extend the performance capabilities of the Corvid Ultra by allowing for additional I/O, or support for up to two TruScale cards. AJA's TruScale technology enables high-quality, arbitrary image scaling, and integrates with the TruZoom software and joystick for live scaling and recording.

Please note: TruScale cards and TruZoom software must be purchased separately for full functionality of your Corvid Ultra. A TruScale card is needed for scaling and converting video on capture or output, while the TruZoom software provides the necessary drivers to make it work.

Key Features
  • Extensive I/O: 3G SDI, 4K HDMI output, embedded and AES audio (2-channel analog audio monitoring)
  • Supports video formats from SD through to 4K at up to 60 frames per second
  • Color depth up to 16-bit half float RGBA with full color space conversion
  • Capture and output a full 16 channels of AES digital audio
  • Analog Audio Monitors
  • Two 4K-capable expansion slots for additional I/O or processing
  • Support for two AJA TruScale cards for use with TruZoom software (sold separately)
  • Fast 8x PCIe 2.0 host connection provides 2500+ MB/s in each direction
  • Supports peer-to-peer transfers via DMA
  • RS-422 remote control via 9-pin DB9 connector
  • 2RU form factor
In the Box
AJA Corvid Ultra
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    AJA Corvid Ultra specs

    Video Formats SD:
    525i 29.97
    625i 25

    720P 50, 59.94, 60
    1080i 25, 29.97, 30
    1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

    2048 x 1080P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 60
    2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24
    2048 x 1556PsF 23.98, 24, 25

    3840x2160P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
    3840x2160PsF 23.98, 24
    4096x2160P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    4096x2160PsF 23.98, 24
    Pixel Format 8-bit:
    YCbCr 4:2:2

    YCbCr 4:2:2

    YCbCr 4:2:2


    16-bit Half Float:
    Video Inputs 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8- or 10-bits
    Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
    Dual link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
    2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
    4K/QuadHD 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
    Video Outputs 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8- or 10-bits
    Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
    Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
    2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
    4K/QuadHD 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
    HDMI v1.4, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60, 4K, 2K stereoscopic (full-size HDMI)
    Audio Inputs Digital:
    16-channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48kHz synchronous
    16-channel 24-bit AES/EBU, 48kHz synchronous (8 x BNC)
    Audio Outputs Digital:
    16-channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48kHz synchronous
    16-channel 24-bit AES/EBU, 48kHz synchronous (8 x BNC)

    2-channel unbalanced output (2 x RCA)
    Reference Analog Reference Input (BNC)
    Analog Reference Output, loop through (BNC)
    Timecode LTC timecode input and output (via 1 x BNC each)
    Machine Control RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or optional K3G-Box)

    9-pin D-connector pinout:
    5-No Collection
    Host Connection 8-lane PCIe 2.0
    3-meter interconnect cable
    2500+ MB/sec (bi-directional)
    Expansion Slots 2 4K-capable expansion slots
    Accepts AJA TruScale option card
    Processing 4 capture frame stores
    4 playback frame stores
    4 color space converters (high precision)
    4 mixer keyers
    4 1D LUTs (12-bit)
    4 3D LUTs (17x17x17, 12-bit)
    4 debayering widgets
    1 up/down/cross converter
    Up-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
    Anamorphic: full-screen
    Pillar box 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
    Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
    Zoom letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
    Zoom wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
    Up/Down/Cross Conversion Hardware 10-bit
    Anamorphic: full-screen
    Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
    Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
    Cross Conversion Hardware 10-bit
    1080i to 720P
    720P to 1080i
    720P to 1080PsF
    Rack Mount 2 RU, compatible with standard 19" racks
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.25 x 3.38 x 11.63" (43.8 x 8.57 x 29.5 cm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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