AJA Video Systems
AJA Kona 3G 2K/3G/Dual-Link HD/HD/SD 10-bit PCIe Card
KONA 3G is a video and audio desktop I/O card that provides video professionals with unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit uncompressed clarity. With a broadcast quality up/down/cross converter and the ability to work in 3D, KONA 3G has the power for the work you do today and into the future. KONA 3G offers users a single, powerful card with support for 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces to provide the highest quality for your images. The futureproof architecture means you can easily work with HD and 2K now and switch to working at 4K resolution when the need arises without the requirement for new hardware. Stereoscopic 3D support allows you to work with dual, full resolution SDI left/right eye signals and also output muxed HDMI for consumer 3D monitors. KONA 3G supports Dual Link 4:4:4 HD-SDI, with full-bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB at 10-bits for 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF and 720p formats. KONA 3G can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats for single link HD-SDI monitoring and output. For SDI video, the card features two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and two outputs - or for 4K all four SDI connectors can be used for capture and output - HDMI 1.4a monitoring output, LTC input and output, one connection for Genlock input, and configurable 3x BNC HD/SD analog video output. The built-in p/down/cross converter brings any video to a unified resolution, simplifying workflows and eliminating the need to adjust resolution within software. KONA 3G also includes a powerful hardware downstream keyer that can place graphic files with an alpha channel over the video being input to the board - or a selectable color matte, or the contents of the card�s framebuffer. From SD to 4K with a single 3G card KONA 3G is futureproof, allowing you to easily work in HD and 2K and switch to working at 4K resolution without the need for new hardware. Leading the way for quality 4K capture, monitoring and output, KONA 3G offers 4K in both YCbCr and RGB. When 4K mode is selected, the four SDI connectors are remapped as I/O for handling the four quadrants of a 4K picture. A large number of 4K formats are supported for this emerging workflow. 3D Stereoscopic Worklows Simple and affordable 3D workflows using the standard KONA 3G hardware. Through SDI, you can output discrete left and right eye feeds with a simple Stereo button choice in the AJA Control Panel. In addition, all the muxed feeds for SDI stereo monitoring are accessible through tight integration with 3rd-party application timelines for side-by-side and Top Bottom. Through HDMI 1.4a, you can utilize more affordable 3D monitors for side-by-side and Top Bottom needs. Integrated Hardware Conversion KONA 3G features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motionadaptive 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 all conversion functionality on the KONA 3G is hardware-based, it�s available on ingest or playback. Uniquely, the KONA 3G can cross convert 720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98. Cross conversion is particularly valuable in today�s multiformat HD post environment where producing pristine 720p or 1080i signals at-will helps streamline dailies and deliverables.