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AJA Video Systems Kona 4 Capture and Playback Card

3G/Dual Link SD/HD 2K & 4K I/O 10-bit PCIe Card with HDMI and HFR support
Part No: KONA-4

Powerful High Frame Rate capabilities up to 4K 50/60p and software integration for editorial, graphics and live streaming.

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AJA Video Systems

Product Description

Details

AJA’s KONA 4 is a mighty 8-lane PCIe 2.0 video and audio desktop I/O card whose features are unmatched. Able to handle everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 sampling this card provides fantastic image clarity. The AJA KONA 4’s specifications are so high its primacy as a market leader will not diminish for years to come.

Robust 4K support affords output directly from editing applications to 4K monitors, including HFR support at 50/60 fps and 4K HDMI output to support the latest UltraHD monitors.

KONA 4 also supports AJA Raw capture at up to 120 fps via 4 3G-SDI connections, allowing you to build flowing and meticulous slow motion shots with the AJA Control Room, as well as a 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) at 50p and 60p for the most demanding 4K and UHD workflows. HDR also means you can display a wider and richer range of colours; brighter whites, deeper, darker blacks and a brilliant full spectrum far beyond what standard signals allow.

The HDMI output can display 4K/UHD via HDMI to UltraHD monitors, making full-resolution monitoring cost effective without compromising pristine image quality. The AJA KONA 4 also supports Windows, Mac and Linux, providing incredible 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of applications.

Features

Powerful

KONA 4’s extensive 4K support allows output directly from editing systems to 4K projectors or monitors, including HFR support at 50/60 fps and 4K HDMI output to support the latest UltraHD monitors, allowing editors and clients to view full resolution 4K images as they work. KONA 4 also supports AJA Raw capture at up to 120 fps via 4 3G-SDI connections. Create beautiful and detailed slow motion with an engaging cinematic feel via AJA Control Room.

 

High Frame Rate support

KONA 4 has the power to support 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) at 50p and 60p for the most demanding 4K and UHD workflows.

 

4K HDMI output

The HDMI output is capable of displaying 4K/UHD via HDMI to many of the new UltraHD monitors, making full-resolution monitoring affordable while stil maintaining pristine image quality.

 

Integration

KONA 4 supports Windows, Mac and Linux, providing incredible 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of applications.

 

Professional Connectivity

KONA 4 features bi-directional 3G-SDI connections that can be used for input and output. HDMI 2.0b monitoring output, LTC I/O, Genlock input, RS-422 control, configurable 3 x BNC SD/HD analog video output and 8-channel AES audio I/O allow KONA 4 to integrate into a variety of workflows.

 

Hardware Keying

The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images to be overlaid on the input video to the card for easy overlays.

  

Legendary Support

AJA Technical Support is recognized as one of the best in the industry and provided at no additional charge. Our support team will work with you to solve any issues you might encounter and ensure you are up and running as quickly as possible.

  

Extend your Connectivity with K3G-Box

The optional K3G-Box breakout box and cables allow KONA 4 to integrate easily into rack environments, enabling quick access to all video and audio connections without having to get at the back of the tower computer.

Additional K3G-Box functionality over the standard breakout cable comes in the form of eight additional AES audio channels, 2-channel RCA analog audio monitoring jacks, and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors.

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Video Output Digital

  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 up to 50/60 fps
  • HDMI v2.0, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD, HD and UHD with HFR support up to 50/60 fps 4:2:0


Video Input Digital

  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 up to 50/60 fps
  • 1D LUT Support
 

Video Output Analog

  • Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2x BNC+adapter)
  • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
  • Component (3 x BNC)
  • HD: YPbPr, RGB
  • SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
  • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.0 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .2 dB to 1 MHz C Frequency Response
  • 5% 2T pulse response
  • <1% Diff Phase
  • <1% Diff Gain
  • <1% ns Y/C delay inequity
 

Downstream Keyer

  • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte.


Audio Input Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (via 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
  • 16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous (via 8 x BNC on optional K3G-Box)


Audio Output Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (via 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
  • 16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous (via 8 x BNC on optional K3G-Box)


SD to SD Aspect Ration Conversion

  • Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image.
  • H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
  • SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
  • V Crop: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image.


Timecode

  • LTC timecode input and output (via 1 x BNC each)


Machine Control

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or optional K3G-Box)

 

Reference Input

  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
  • Looping
  • 75 ohm on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable

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