AJA KONA 5 10-Bit PCIe Card
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Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the KONA product line. KONA 5 is AJA's blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today's most demanding video and audio workflows. Whether you are working with HFR 8K/Ultra HD2, 4K/Ultra HD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 or even 12-bit color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming. For HDR workflows, KONA 5 supports HDR10 and HLG for rich color delivery over HDMI 2.0. KONA 5 has the power for the work you do today and into the future. Professional Connectivity: 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 KONA 5 boasts 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI spigots and a Reference Input directly on the card bracket. The 4x HDBNC SDI connections can be used in a wide variety of configurations to support your creative needs; use four cables simultaneously to support either 8K/Ultra HD2 (via 4x 12G-SDI) or 4K/Ultra HD (via 3G-SDI), alternatively use a single cable for input and a single cable for simultaneous pass-through/output for either 4K/Ultra HD (via 1x 12G- or 6G-SDI) or HD/2K (via 1x 3G-SDI or even single/dual link 1.5G-SDI).A full-sized HDMI 2.0 connection offers monitoring and output, with HDR , Deep Color and HFR support. Across the board, KONA 5 is the professionals choice for post, broadcast, graphics, virtual sets, pre-viz, live compositing and more. Extended Connectivity KONA 5 ships with an included breakout cable that offers extensive connectivity for AES, RS-422 control support and Reference:• 8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) In• 8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) Out• RS-422 9-pin connector for control• LTC In and OutKONA 5 also ships with 5x HDBNC to full-size BNC "pigtails" to ensure out-of-the box compatibility with your SDI infrastructure. HDR HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more 'dynamic' look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience. KONA 5 delivers robust HDR compatibility to HDMI displays with support for HLG and HDR10 with HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI2.0a/CTA-861.3 and HD. And, using AJA Control Panel and AJA Control Room, (free software provided for capture and playback along with the AJA Desktop Software package) you can get to work right away with HDR ingest, pass through and monitoring. Workflow Connect your digital sources via 12G-SDI to KONA 5 for capture to a wide variety of formats. Monitor via HDMI 2.0 output (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and HDR10+) and master to destinations using high quality professional SDI outputs, machine control and analog or tri-level reference. Sync Up KONA 5 can be locked to an external reference for integration into larger productions or feed LTC in and out to ensure footage captured with KONA 5 has the proper timecode. Machine Control A 9-pin RS-422 port on the included breakout cable allows control of a range of external devices for frame accurate captures and layoffs. AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22 Capture real time footage with KONA 5 over SDI from high quality cameras, meld your footage with your virtual environment created by the Unreal Engine and send it back out in real time to air - a growing need for broadcasters, augmented reality (AR) needs and more. Digital film makers also benefit with these new workflows: On set, enhance your live action VFX work with the ability to see a full composite live during the course of the shoot.This results in fewer reshoots, the ability for actors to understand the virtual environment they are working within for stronger performances and ultimately leads to a range of efficiencies and cost savings with the added benefit of a smoother transition into post production. Hardware Keying The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images up to 4K/Ultra HD to be easily overlaid on the input video in real-time. Legendary Support AJA Technical Support is recognized as one of the best in the industry and is provided at no additional charge. Our support team will work with you to solve any issues you might encounter and get you working as quickly as possible. Integration KONA 5 supports macOS, Windows and Linux, providing incredible 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of creative applications.