Ready for today's workflows and those of the future, KONA 3G gives video professionals unrivalled features and the highest standards in quality and performance.
The power to perform
KONA 3G is a video and audio desktop I/O card that provides professionals with unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K all with full 10-bit uncompressed clarity.
KONA 3G supports Dual Link 4:4:4 HD-SDI, with full-bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB at 10-bits for 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF and 720p formats. KONA 3G can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats for single link HD-SDI monitoring and output.
With a broadcast-quality up/down/cross converter and the ability to work in 3D, KONA 3G has the power for the work you do today and into the future.
Futureproof for 4K workflows
KONA 3G is futureproof, allowing you to easily work in HD and 2K and switch to working at 4K resolution all on the same hardware.
Leading the way for quality 4K capture, monitoring and output, KONA 3G offers 4K in both YCbCr and RGB. When 4K mode is selected, the four SDI connectors are remapped as I/O for handling the four quadrants of a 4K picture. A large number of 4K formats are supported for this emerging workflow.
3D ready and able
KONA 3G enables simple and affordable 3D workflows using the standard hardware, with no additional equipment required.
Through SDI, you can output discrete left and right eye feeds with a simple Stereo button choice in the AJA Control Panel. In addition, all the muxed feeds for SDI stereo monitoring are accessible through tight integration with 3rd-party application timelines for stereo monitoring.
Through HDMI 1.4a, you can utilize more affordable 3D monitors for side-by-side and Top Bottom needs
For SDI video, the card features two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and two outputs - or for 4K all four SDI connectors can be used for capture and output - HDMI 1.4a monitoring output, LTC input and output, one connection for Genlock input, and configurable 3x BNC HD/SD analog video output.
For audio, tie the KONA 3G to a digital audio mixer or DAW output with 8-channel 24-bit 48kHz or 96kHz AES audio via BNC connections on the supplied breakout cable - or get the optional K3G-Box to output an even larger 16-channels of AES audio.
KONA 3G's high-quality input sample-rate conversion on AES inputs eliminates the need for audio source synchronization. For multi-channel audio mastering, 16-channel SDI embedded 24-bit 48kHz audio provides the power you need to integrate into any audio environment.
Integrated AJA hardware conversion
KONA 3G features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motion adaptive SD to HD up conversion, HD to HD cross conversion, HD to SD down conversion, and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analog output. Since all conversion functionality on the KONA 3G is hardware-based, it's available on ingest or playback.
Uniquely, the KONA 3G can cross convert 720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98. Cross conversion is particularly valuable in today's multi-format HD post environment where producing pristine 720p or 1080i signals at-will helps streamline dailies and deliverables.
Internal SD/HD hardware downstream keyer
KONA 3G features a powerful hardware downstream keyer that can place graphic files with an alpha channel over the video being input to the board?or a selectable color matte?or the contents of the card's framebuffer.
KONA cards are cross-platform and compatible with a wide range of professional Mac and PC software applications.
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.
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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