The flexibility to unlock workflows
KONA LHi provides a wide variety of formats, frame rates and audio/video sources for the connectivity you need. KONA LHi bridges the gap between analog devices and the latest 3G SDI and HDMI-enabled products to provide editing, monitoring and mastering of professional quality video in an affordable, powerful, easy to use product.
Connecting to everything from an HDMI-enabled camera to an HD-SDI VTR, KONA LHi offers a full host of no-compromise features, including 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, and 2-channel balanced analog audio I/O.
KONA LHi's HDMI 1.3a support allows you to feed a "deep color" monitor with glorious 10-bit video, banishing video banding and preserving your gradients and rich color palette. Only KONA LHi delivers this 10-bit deep color HDMI support. HDMI signals can also be converted to SDI for use in more professional environments.
Integrated AJA hardware conversion
Like the KONA 3G, KONA LHi 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 KONA LHi's conversions are hardware-based, they are available all the time - during ingest or playback.
Outputs can be configured independently allowing you to have simultaneous HD and SD output - or two different types of HD: 720 or 1080 - output at the same time via cross-conversion.
Extensive software support
KONA LHi is supported by an extensive list of professional software for editing, visual effects, graphics and more allowing the same KONA LHi card to be used by many different applications on the same system. In addition, AJA provides several free applications that enable you to utilize the power of the KONA LHi card even without having to run a particular software package. This allows you to create unique workflows without tying up valuable resources unnecessarily.
Extend your Connectivity with KLHi-Box
The optional KHLi-Box breakout box let's you integrate KONA LHi easily into rack environments for quick access to all video and audio connections. Additional connectivity includes BNC digital AES/EBU connectors and RCA audio monitoring jacks.
- 3G/HD/SD SDI input/output
- HDMI v1.3a w/Deep Color at 30 bits per pixel input/output
- 12-bit HD analog component input/output
- 12-bit SD analog component, composite, or S-Video input/output
- 10-bit Hardware-based realtime up/down/cross-conversions
- 2-ch balanced XLR AES digital audio and 2-ch balanced XLR analog audio input/output
- 8-ch SDI embedded audio input/output
- HD/SD Genlock and RS-422 machine control
- LTC Input (on Reference input)
- Breakout cables standard, affordable breakout box optional
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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