IBC 2014: AJA’s Kona 4 video and audio I/O card now supports the latest versions of Adobe’s flagship video applications in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Device driver and plug-in software is available as a free download from AJA’s website, allowing users of Premiere Pro, After Effects and SpeedGrade to use the card to manage 4K, UltraHD, 2K and HD pipelines.

Adobe director of strategic relations Simon Williams said: “AJA’s Kona family of products delivers stellar capture and playback performance that supports Adobe Creative Cloud. 

“The synergy between the products opens up new possibilities for post pros working in HD, 2K, 4K or beyond.”

Kona 4 provides support for 4K and UltraHD ingest and output at frame rates up to 60p, as well as 10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/dual-link/HD/SD input and output.

It also allows for HDMI output, up to UltraHD 50/60p at 8-bit 420 and real time 10-bit down conversion from 4K/UltraHD to 2K/HD.

AJA President Nick Rashby said: “Adobe and AJA have a long history of working together to provide the creative community with simplified workflows for producing media, even when working with high-frame rate video.

“With this latest support, Adobe Creative Cloud users can tap into Kona 4 to streamline ingest, monitoring and management of multi-format 4K, UltraHD, HD and SD files while maintaining top image quality.”

Kona 4 was previously only available through AJA’s channel for third-party developers, but is now available as a retail product with drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Also, a new update for the free AJA Control Room software for ingest, playback and output on Windows now supports Kona 4.

Kona 4 is priced at £1,226 ($1,995).

Hall 7 Stand F11