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AJA KONA 1-T Tall 3G-SDI 2K Capture & Playback Card

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AJA KONA 1-T Tall 3G-SDI 2K Capture & Playback Card
Key Features
  • 1-Ch 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p Capture & Playback
  • Tall Version with Integrated RS-422 Port
  • Selectable HD/SD Reference/LTC Input
  • Simultaneous Monitoring During Capture
The AJA KONA 1-T is the tall, consumer version of the KONA 1 capture and playback card. It's Mac/Windows/Linux 2-lane PCIe 2.0-compatible and offers single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p frame-accurate input/output and a selectable reference/LTC input. It also features an integrated, exposed 9-pin RS-422 control port (while the short version is designed for OEM developers and comes without this port). The KONA 1-T allows efficient capture, monitoring, and/or playback and also supports simultaneous monitoring during capture.
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AJA Kona 1 Overview

The AJA KONA 1-T is the tall, consumer version of the KONA 1 capture and playback card. It's Mac/Windows/Linux 2-lane PCIe 2.0-compatible and offers single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p frame-accurate input/output and a selectable reference/LTC input. It also features an integrated, exposed 9-pin RS-422 control port (while the short version is designed for OEM developers and comes without this port). The KONA 1-T allows efficient capture, monitoring, and/or playback and also supports simultaneous monitoring during capture.

Key Features

  • Single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p capture and playback
  • Tall, consumer version with RS-422 9-pin connector
  • Selectable HD/SD reference/LTC input
  • Simultaneous monitoring during capture
  • Mac/Windows/Linux 2-lane PCIe 2.0 compatible
  • Full-size BNC ports
  • 16-channel SDI embedded audio input/output, 24-bit 48 kHz
  • ANC capture and processing
  • 8-/10-bit YCbCr and RGB frame buffer formats
UPC: 812321030983

AJA Kona 1 Specs

Video Formats2048 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
2048 x 1080PsF at 23.98, 24, 25
1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
1080i at 50, 59.94, 60
1080PsF at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
720p at 50, 59.94, 60
625i at 50
525i at 59.94
Video Input1 x 3G-SDI on BNC, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, supports 16-channel 24-bit/48 kHz synchronous embedded audio
Output1 x 3G-SDI on BNC, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, supports 16-channel 24-bit/48 kHz synchronous embedded audio
Reference/LTC Input1 x 3G-SDI on BNC, analog color black or HD tri-level sync, LTC
Serial Control1 x RS-422 9-pin D-connector

Pinout:
1 - GND
2 - RX-
3 - TX+
4 - GND
5 - No connection
6 - GND
7 - RX+
8 - TX-
9 - GND
Shell - GND
Interface2-lane PCIe 2.0
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Relative Humidity10-90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude< 9850' / < 3000 m
Dimensions0.9 x 7.4 x 4.8" / 2.2 x 18.8 x 12.1 cm
WeightApprox. 0.3 lb / 135 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.625 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 6.45 x 3.25"

AJA Kona 1 Reviews

Solid monitoring choice for Avid Media Composer

By Wayne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-15

This is not the cheapest card out there and its limited to 2K/HD but finally I have a signal I can trust for monitoring. Easy install and seamless integration with Avid Media Composer. Note this card outputs SDI only, so you may need to look into audio monitoring or analog conversion options depending on the rest of your gear.

Trustworthy monitoring for AVID Media Composer

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-28

Solid performer for monitoring to client monitor from Media Composer. The image quality looks great, and it outputs the full 709 range for color adjustments, including negative pluge (unlike the less expensive Blackmagic card that this replaced). Its not the cheapest option, and is limited to HD, but it works great.

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