AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card

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AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card
Key Features
  • 8-Lane PCIe 3.0 I/O Card
  • Up to HFR 8K Support
  • 4 x Bidirectional 12G-SDI Connectors
  • HDMI 2.0 Monitoring Output
The AJA KONA 5 is an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card designed for demanding video and audio editing workflows. It features four bidirectional 12G-SDI HD-BNC connectors supporting up to HFR 8K video ingest and output. It also has an HDMI 2.0 output for monitoring and includes a breakout cable for AES audio input/output, LTC timecode input/output, and RS-422 control.
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Expected availability: Aug 11, 2020
$2,995.00

AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card

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AJA KONA 5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Breakout Cable
  • 4Compatibility
  • 5Editing
  • 6Color
  • 7Dailies / Archiving
  • 8Effects
  • 9Graphics
  • 10Audio
  • 11Ingest / Playout
  • 12Streaming / Live Production
  • 13VJ / Live Video Performance

The AJA KONA 5 is an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card designed for demanding video and audio editing workflows. It features four bidirectional 12G-SDI HD-BNC connectors supporting up to HFR 8K video ingest and output. It also has an HDMI 2.0 output for monitoring and includes a breakout cable for AES audio input/output, LTC timecode input/output, and RS-422 control.

The bidirectional SDI connectors allow for simultaneous capture and monitoring. 12G-capable, the connectors also provide less points of failure while offering 6G/3G/1.5G backwards-compatibility. The KONA 5 also has a built-in hardware downstream keyer that allows graphics and images to be easily overlaid on the input video in real time.

Key Features

  • Up to 8K, UHD 8K, DCI 4K, UHD 4K, 2K/HD/SD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60 fps
  • Supports RGB 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:2:2 workflows
  • 10-bit DCI/UHD 4K and 2K/Dual Link/HD/SD input and output
  • 12-bit color support (application dependent)
  • HDMI 2.0 output (DCI/UHD 4K HFR 4:2:2 10-bit)
  • HDR10 support—HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support
  • 8-channel AES/EBU, 8-channel embedded HDMI, and 16-channel embedded SDI digital audio I/O
  • Reference input on card (analog black burst or tri-level)
  • Extend external connectivity with included breakout cable
  • RS-422 support on 9-pin connector
  • macOS, Windows, and Linux support
  • AJA Control Room and AJA Control Panel software included as free downloads to get you up and running with up to 8K HFR workflows right out of the box

Breakout Cable

  • 8 channels of AES/EBU inputs on 4 x BNC
  • 8 channels of AES/EBU outputs on 4 x BNC
  • LTC input and output on 2 x BNC
  • RS-422 on 9-pin connector

Compatibility

Below are the applications KONA 5 is currently compatible with. Compatibility with other software is in the works.

Editing

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Apple FCP X
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Media Composer—NewsCutter option (Windows only)
  • Avid Media Composer—Symphony option
  • Grass Valley EDIUS
  • Mistika Ultima

Color

  • Adobe SpeedGrade (up to 2015.1)
  • Assimilate SCRATCH
  • Colorfront QC Player (Windows only)
  • Mistika Ultima (Linux only)
  • Transkoder (Windows only)

Dailies / Archiving

  • Assimilate SCRATCH
  • MTI Film Cortex (Windows only)

Effects

  • Adobe After Effects

Graphics

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Brainstorm eStudio (Windows only)
  • Brainstorm InfinitySet (Windows only)
  • Unreal Engine
  • Zero Density Reality Engine Virtual Studio (Windows only)

Audio

  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Avid Pro Tools

Ingest / Playout

  • Softron MovieRecorder (Windows only)
  • ToolsOnAir just:in (Windows/Linux only)

Streaming / Live Production

  • Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder
  • OBS (Ubuntu Linux Only)
  • Telestream Wirecast
  • Unreal Engine

VJ / Live Video Performance

  • Derivative TouchDesigner
UPC: 812321031676

AJA KONA 5 Specs

Video Formats 8K:
8192 x 4320 at 60/59.94/50/48/47.95/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

UHD 8K:
7680 x 4320 at 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

DCI 4K:
4096 x 2160 at 60/59.94/50/48/47.95/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

UHD 4K:
3840 x 2160 at 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

2048 x 1080p at 60/59.94/50/48/47.95/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

2048 x 1080PsF at 25/24/23.98

1080p at 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

1080PsF at 30/29.97/25/24/23.98

1080i at 60/59.94/50

720p at 60/59.94/50

625i/50

525i/59.94
SDI Input & Output4 x Bidirectional 12G-SDI on HD-BNC Connectors

2K/HD Simultaneous Capture and Monitoring

DCI/UHD 4K with 12G-SDI Simultaneous Capture and Monitoring

DCI/UHD 4K with 3G-SDI: All 4 Connections Used for Either Input or Output

8K/UHD 8K with 12G-SDI: Connections Used for Either Input or Output

*When Connections Are Configured for 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, Only 8K/UHD 8K, DCI 4K, and UHD 4K Formats are Supported

Input:
12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

DCI/UHD 4K 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)

1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC), 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC), 10-Bit, 8-Bit

Output:
12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

DCI/UHD 4K 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)

1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC), 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit

1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC), 10-Bit, 8-Bit
HDMI OutputHDMI v2.0

30/36-Bits/Pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gb/s per Color Component

DCI/UHD 4K, 2K, HD, and SD with HFR Support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-Bit, 8-Bit

HDR10 Support: HDR Infoframe Metadata, Compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3

HLG Support: Compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G
Audio Input & OutputInput:
16-Channel, 24-Bit and 16-Bit SDI Embedded Audio, 48 kHz Sample Rate, Synchronous

8-Channel, 16-Bit and 24-Bit AES/EBU Audio, 48 kHz Sample Rate, Synchronous or Nonsynchronous, Internal Sample Rate Conversion (via 4 x BNC on Breakout Cable)

Output:
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, 16-Bit and 24-Bit AES/EBU Audio, 48 kHz Sample Rate, Synchronous or Nonsynchronous, Internal Sample Rate Conversion (via 4 x BNC on Breakout Cable)
Downstream KeyerSupports Graphics up to 2K/HD with Alpha Channel over Video, Matte or Framebuffer, or Framebuffer Content over Incoming Video or Matte
ReferenceAnalog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4 V) or HD Tri-Level Sync (1 V) (via 1 x HD-BNC at PCIe Bracket)

Reference Input Is Terminated into 75 Ohms when Genlock Is Set to Ref In
TimecodeLTC Timecode Input and Output (via 2 x BNC on Breakout Cable)

LTC Timecode Input (via 2-Pin Header on PCIe Card)

LTC Timecode Input (via HD-BNC at PCIe Bracket)
Breakout Cable Connector4 x BNC for 8 Channels, 16-/24-Bit AES/EBU Audio Input, 48 kHz Sample Rate, Synchronous or Nonsynchronous, Internal Sample Rate Conversion

4 x BNC for 8 Channels, 16-/24-Bit AES/EBU Audio Output, 48 kHz Sample Rate, Synchronous or Nonsynchronous, Internal Sample Rate Conversion

2 x BNC for LTC Timecode Input and Output

1 x 9-Pin D-Connector for RS-422
TimecodeLTC Timecode I/O via 2 x BNC on Breakout Cable

LTC Timecode Input via 2-Pin Header on PCIe Card

LTC Timecode Input via HD-BNC at PCIe Bracket
PCIe Interface8-Lane PCIe 3.0
Noise< 50 dBA (A-Weighted at 3.2' / 1 m in Free Air)
Machine ControlRS-422, Sony 9-Pin Protocol (via Breakout Cable)
Power28 W Typical, 35 W Maximum via ATX Power

PC Internal ATX Power Connector (Molex)

*KONA 5 Uses PCIe Power from a 6-Pin ATX Connector Rather than the PCIe Slot
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< 10,000' / 3050 m
Dimensions0.75 x 6.9 x 5.0" / 1.9 x 17.5 x 12.7 cm
WeightCard: 0.6 lb / 0.3 kg
Cables: 1.3 lb / 0.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.25 x 6.4 x 5.1"
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