AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card

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AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card
Key Features
  • Supports 4K Video up to 60 fps
  • 4K I/O Via SDI or HDMI
  • Uncompressed 4:4:4/4:2:2 1080p I/O
  • Input/Output 1080p Video Simultaneously
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Using integrated hardware processing, the KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card from AJA can ingest and output 4K resolution video at up to 60 fps. With that resolution, you can view the details of your production natively on a 4K monitor. Along with 4K resolutions, the KONA 4 supports uncompressed 1080p I/O with 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 color subsampling. The KONA 4 can simultaneously input and output uncompressed video via its 3G-SDI ports. Two ports accept the video input while the other two can drive a professional display or output to a recording deck.
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AJA KONA 4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 24K High Frame Rate (HFR) Support
  • 3Versatile Integration
  • 4Hardware Keying
  • 5Hardware Conversion

Using integrated hardware processing, the KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card from AJA can ingest and output 4K resolution video at up to 60 fps. With that resolution, you can view the details of your production natively on a 4K monitor. Along with 4K resolutions, the KONA 4 supports uncompressed 1080p I/O with 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 color subsampling. The KONA 4 can simultaneously input and output uncompressed video via its 3G-SDI ports. Two ports accept the video input while the other two can drive a professional display or output to a recording deck.

The hardware processing also allows for up, down, and cross-conversion. Usually to unify project resolution, footage must be converted or rendered in software to match it to the project. With its internal hardware scaler, the KONA 4 can unify the resolutions of the video clips in your project without prior rendering. In addition to conversion, the KONA's internal processing can overlay graphics on a video stream for quick keying.

The KONA 4 includes a 60-pin breakout cable for more I/O flexibility. Additional inputs and outputs include AES/EBU audio, LTC and Reference BNC connections, component analog video, and RSS-422 machine control. Also included are a 4-BNC to mini-BNC Link Cable and an HDMI to mini-HDMI cable. The KONA 4 can also be used in a rackmount configuration with the optional K3G Breakout Box. The K3G fits in a standard 19" rack space and has connections to take advantage of all the I/O the KONA 4 has to offer.

4K High Frame Rate (HFR) Support

The KONA 4 supports 50p and 60p at up to 4K resolutions. 4K can be input or output by using all four BNC connections for broadcast and professional hardware, or the HDMI port to connect to 4K computer monitors or consumer hardware such as televisions.

Versatile Integration

KONA 4 supports both Windows and Linux, providing 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of applications. Mac support will be made available in the future.

Hardware Keying

The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images to be overlaid on the input video to the card for overlays. The hardware processing provides the necessary computing power to create a key quickly without prior rendering.

Hardware Conversion

The KONA 4 performs hardware up, down, cross-conversion to unify resolutions. Hardware conversion simplifies workflows and eliminates the need to adjust resolution using software. If your project is in 1080p resolution and you have standard definition NTSC content, the internal scaler will process and up-convert the NTSC footage to match the 1080p resolution of the project. If the NTSC footage has a different aspect ratio (4:3), you can choose how you want the KONA 4 to process it. It can be processed with letterboxing, or anamorphic stretching to fit the 16:9 HD frame. Because this conversion is done with the KONA's hardware, it happens in real time, so no prior rendering is needed.
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AJA KONA 4 Specs

Video Input Digital3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8 or 10-bit
Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
2K HDSL 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
4K/UltraHD (UHD)
1D LUT Support
Video Output Digital3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
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/UHD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
HDMI v2.0b, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD, HD, and UHD with HFR (High Frame Rate) support up to 60p 4:2:0
Video Output AnalogComposite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2 x BNC+adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x BNC)
HD: YPbPr, RGB
SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
+/- .2 dB to 5.0 MHz Y Frequency Response
+/- .2 dB to 1 MHz C Frequency Response
5% 2T pulse response
<1% Diff Phase
<1% Diff Gain
<1% ns Y/C delay inequity
Down-ConversionHardware 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
Up-ConversionHardware 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
Cross-ConversionHardware 10-bit
1080i to 720p
720p to 1080i
720p to 1080PsF
SD to SD Aspect Ratio ConversionLetterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image
H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
V Crop: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image
Downstream KeyerSupports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte.
Audio Input Digital16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (via 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous (via 8 x BNC on optional K3G-Box)
Audio Output Digital16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (via 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous (via 8 x BNC on optional K3G-Box)<
TimecodeLTC timecode input and output (via 1 x BNC each)
Machine ControlRS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or optional K3G-Box)
Reference InputAnalog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
Looping
75 ohm on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.35 x 6.45 x 5.25"
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