The professional's choice for uncompressed SD, HD, Dual Link HD, 2K, 3D and 4K
capture and output.
Whatever your post production process, KONA capture, display and mastering solutions for SD, HD, 3G, Dual Link HD, 2K and 4K on a Mac or PC, provide the best engine for your creative process.
In a world of myriad HD standards, SD, 2K and 4K, and growing 3D stereoscopic workflows, KONA cards offer maximum connectivity like 3G/HD/SD SDI, component, and HDMI-along with the flexibility of AJA's superior conversion capability.
Within supported applications, KONA's Hardware Scalar Acceleration takes processing load off the CPU, allowing your computer to concentrate on what you care about, more realtime effects.
No more rendering for raster resizing. Based on our powerful converter technology, KONA's superior "always-on" 10-bit hardware-based up/cross/down-conversion offers you the ability to ingest to the standard of your project while displaying and mastering live simultaneously to HD and SD as your needs require.
At AJA we understand that creative professionals have a range of software applications and platforms they prefer and need to work with. Using AJA's industry-leading Mac and PC drivers and custom application plug-ins, KONA cards support the broadest range of creative software. No other manufacturer can match the breadth of application support and better meet the needs of the working professional. Pick your application of choice and KONA connects it to your world.
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:
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, Phot oshop, 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 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:
All KONA cards feature an optional Breakout Box with supplied cables that enable extended I/O and the ability to easily connect to KONA without having to access the rear of the computer tower.