AJA Announces Cross-Platform Hardware Support for Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium Software

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SL920 (April 12, 2010)-AJA Video
Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and
conversion solutions, today announced support for Adobe® Creative Suite® 5
Production Premium software across its full line of KONA cross-platform
video I/O
cards and the Io Express portable I/O interface. AJA's new
plug-ins also provide support for the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine and
64-bit processing for fast, efficient and stable performance and

Available for Intel-based Mac OS X and Windows systems, Adobe Creative
Suite 5 Production Premium pairs world-class video, audio, and design tools
with integration features that help save valuable production time at every

AJA's family of cross-platform KONA capture cards, along with new AJA Mac
and Windows plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite 5, build on Adobe's renowned
support for multiple file types and formats. AJA support enables users to
capture, edit, play back and output native QuickTime, DVCPro HD, DPX,
Cineon, TIFF, TGA, BMP and YUV files, among others, within Adobe Premiere®
Pro CS5, Adobe After Effects® CS5 and Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
software - part of Adobe CS5 Production Premium.

Additionally, AJA's new plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite 5 will now
feature direct support for the CineForm codec for use with CineForm's Neo
HD, Neo 3D and Neo 4K in combination with AJA's KONA and Io Express

Simon Hayhurst, senior director, product management for the Digital Video
and Audio Group at Adobe said, "Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium
software is packed with powerful performance enhancements for all aspects
of post production. AJA's customers have demanding creative needs, and
tight deadlines, so they will be thrilled with the game changing
performance that the new Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro
delivers with broad native format support. We are delighted that our close
relationship with AJA has resulted in production quality stability
solutions for KONA, Io Express or Ki Pro right as we launch."

Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems, said, "We are excited to
continue our relationship with Adobe and support the new Adobe CS5
Production Premium. With the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine and native
64-bit support, Adobe CS5 Production Premium offers content creators of all
kinds a broad software toolset, and AJA is pleased to support that
functionality with stable, high-performance hardware that helps them work
with exceptional speed and flexibility across capture, editing and
output-and across platforms."

AJA plug-ins providing support for Adobe CS5 Production Premium will be
available in Q2 of 2010 as free downloadable software for all KONA and Io
Express customers.

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