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KONA LHe Plus offers a full host of professional no-compromise features More
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An Affordable Professional Card for Analog and Digital I/O

KONA LHe Plus offers a full host of professional no-compromise features: 10-bit or 8-bit uncompressed video, 2-channel AES digital audio and 8-channel SDI embedded digital audio, analog composite or s-video or SD/HD component video I/O, 2-channel balanced analog audio I/O, and broadcast quality hardware down-conversion from HD to SD.

For SDI video, the KONA LHe Plus features one input and two outputs and can be configured independently for HD or SD. It offers Genlock input, and three BNCs which may be configured for analog video input and output (HD or SD). Also included is a 9-pin connector for RS-422 machine control. Because the KONA LHe Plus supports analog component HD input and output, devices with analog HD output, such as HDV decks and even game consoles, can be connected for a variety of workflows.

Broadcast-quality conversion
KONA LHe Plus features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motion-adaptive HD to SD down-conversion, and HD/SD 12-bit component analog output. Since conversion is hardware-based, it?s available all the time - during ingest or playback.

Extend your Connectivity with KL-Box-LH
The optional KL-Box-LH provides all the standard features of a cable for 1RU rack mounted I/O convenience and added connectivity in the form of additional BNC digital AES/EBU connectors and RCA audio monitoring jacks.

  • SDI, HD-SDI, analog HD/SD
  • 12-bit HD analog component I/O
  • 12-bit SD analog component or composite S-Video I/O
  • 10-bit hardware HD to SD downconversion
  • SDI or HD-SDI input
  • 2 independent SDI/HD-SDI outputs
  • 2-ch balanced XLR AES and 2-ch balanced XLR analog audio I/O
  • 8-ch SDI embedded audio I/O
  • HD/SD Genlock and RS-422 machine control
  • Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Combustion and more
  • Cables standard, KL-Box-LH breakout optional
  • 3-year warranty

KONA cards are cross-platform and compatible with a wide range of professional Mac and PC software applications.

Mac Software

AJA KONA for Mac drivers are optimized for use on OS X, with applications and advanced AJA hardware capabilities controlled easily at-a-glance in the application you're using. KONA for Mac software integrates within the native environment where used - whether Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Smoke for Mac, or a wide array of other Mac applications.

Supported applications include:

  • Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and NewsCutter 10
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Autodesk Smoke for Mac

The KONA Desktop feature allows broadcast design elements to be viewed with the proper aspect ratio and color depth on a broadcast monitor via the KONA card.

KONA Desktop is available on the entire range of KONA cards, supporting Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Apple Motion, Autodesk Smoke for Mac and more. Powerful AJA utilities, Easy Setups, and plug-ins round out the Mac environment providing support for all popular Mac application workflows.

PS Software

KONA for PC software allows Windows to access the hardware power of your KONA within major editing and graphics applications. Other software vendors have also provided integrated support for KONA in their own PC applications through direct collaboration with AJA.

Choose the right KONA card for any format you need, including DPX, Cineon, TGA, TIFF, BMP, AVI and QuickTime. You can playback and master material, at a variety of frame rates, on a high-resolution widescreen monitor or digital projector. Custom AJA software allows full control over your playback, parameters are clearly laid out, including provisions for choosing a user-specified LUT. Supplied AJA plug-ins integrate your KONA card into a variety of graphics/visual-effects software applications to make operations even easier to use. Using AJA plug-ins, sophisticated features appear as if they were native to the software application user interfaces.

Directly supported applications include:

  • Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and NewsCutter 10
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Sony Vegas
  • Eyeon Fusion

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