AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card

AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card

AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card

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AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card

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Product Highlights

  • 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
  • Hardware Up/Down/Cross-Conversion
  • 60-Pin Breakout Cable Included
  • 4-BNC to mini-BNC Cable Included
  • Works with Optional K3G Rack I/O Unit
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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.

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.
In the Box
AJA KONA 4 PCI-E Video I/O Card
  • 60-Pin Breakout Cable
  • 4-BNC to mini-BNC Link Cable
  • 6.6' (2 m) HDMI to mini-HDMI Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Video Input Digital 3G/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 Digital 3G-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 Analog Composite/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-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
    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
    Cross-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
    1080i to 720p
    720p to 1080i
    720p to 1080PsF
    SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion Letterbox: 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 Keyer Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte.
    Audio Input Digital 16-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 Digital 16-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)<
    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)
    Reference Input Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
    Looping
    75 ohm on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 6.5 x 5.2"

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