NAB 2014: AJA has announced Kona 4, the latest generation of its professional desktop video and audio I/O cards.
Kona 4 supports formats from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 colour spaces and offers support for high frame rate 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR Ultra HD HDMI output.
Kona 4 features 10-bit scaling and a hardware downstream keyer, as well as bi-directional 3G-SDI connections that can be used for input and output.
The HDMI 2.0b monitoring output allows high frame rate Ultra HD monitoring.
Additionally the card offers LTC I/O, genlock input, RS-422 control, configurable 3 x BNC HD/SD analogue video output and 8-channel AES audio I/O
AJA President Nick Rashby said: Kona 4 represents a huge breakthrough, delivering cost-effective high frame rate 4K at up to 60p to the desktop.
“Upon release, Kona 4 has already been integrated into top of the line product offerings from Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront, which is a huge testament to its performance and reliability.”
In other news, AJA and Grass Valley announced they were partnering to integrate AJA’s Corvid Ultra and TruScale scaling hardware into Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from Ultra HD/4K to HD.