AJA KONA 3G to Support Four Input Channels for Source Switching or Multiple Camera Feeds, and Will Be First Video Card to Offer 4K/Ultra HD Input for Wirecast
Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 (September 13, 2013)—AJA Video Systems announced the upcoming release of a new plug-in for KONA 3G that will support Telestream Wirecast 5 with up to four HD-SDI input channels and is also the first video card to support 4K/Ultra HD input to Wirecast. AJA developed the new plug-in using Wirecast’s SDK for partners to accommodate customer requests for boosted support for top quality live and on-demand streaming workflows.
“Telestream’s Wirecast has enabled new possibilities in high quality streaming of live video content,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “Our customers are producing more sophisticated productions than ever for streaming over the Internet, and we’re pleased to support them with multiple input channels for Wirecast streaming, as well as support for 4K input.”
“AJA has a reputation for quality and performance in professional video, and we’re pleased that they’re bringing multi-channel support for Wirecast for their KONA 3G cards,” said Filippa Hasselstrom, director of desktop product marketing, Telestream. “AJA has also led the charge in enabling cutting edge workflows, including those for 4K UltraHD resolutions. Their new KONA 3G plug-in for Wirecast continues that innovative trend, leading the way into the next video revolution.”
Wirecast from Telestream is a live video streaming production tool that allows Mac and Windows users to create live or on-demand broadcasts for the web. Wirecast works like a video switcher, controlling real-time switching between multiple live video cameras, while dynamically mixing in other source media, such as QuickTime movies, music, audio and slides to create professional broadcast productions for live or on-demand distribution on the web.
About KONA 3G
KONA 3G features 10-bit uncompressed video 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O, HDMI 1.4a output for stereographic monitoring to consumer 3D displays, 4K playout, 8-channel AES digital audio I/O (16-channel AES with optional K3G-Box) and 16-channel SDI embedded audio I/O, real-time hardware-based up/down/cross conversion to support a range of SD and HD, dual-link HD, even 2K formats, a hardware-based downstream keyer and more. For a complete list of KONA 3G features, please visit http://www.aja.com/
Pricing and Availability
KONA 3G is available from AJA’s global network of resellers for a US MSRP of $1995.00. The new plug-in will be available free of charge to all existing KONA 3G customers upon the release of Wirecast 5 which will be available from Telestream in late Q3, 2013.