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Corvid Ultra

Maximum Performance

Corvid Ultra is designed for high bandwidth applications such as 4K workflows where performance is critical. With built-in acceleration capabilities, AJA TruScale™ arbitrary scaling and dual expansion bays, Corvid Ultra can adapt to the specific needs of your application.

External 2RU chassis w/ PCIe Gen. II for 4K, stereoscopic, high framerate and other high bandwidth applications

Corvid Ultra gives AJA's Developer Program partners access to a world of groundbreaking functionality.

Whether working with high framerate material at 48p or 60p, full resolution 4K or stereoscopic files, the AJA TruScale™ arbitrary scaler, onboard Debayering support and two expandable card bays allow developers to tailor Corvid Ultra to provide maximum performance and the highest quality for their most demanding applications.

Features

  • Extensive I/O: 3G SDI, 4K HDMI output, embedded and AES audio (2-channel analog audio monitoring).
  • Supports video formats from SD through to 4K at up to 60 frames per second.
  • Color depth up to 16-bit half float RGBA with full color space conversion.
  • Powerful, onboard Debayering for RAW workflows.
  • High-quality AJA TruScale™ means perfect quality at any resolution.
  • Two 4K-capable expansion slots for additional I/O or processing.
  • Fast 8x PCIe 2.0 host connection provides 2500+ MB/s in each direction.
  • Supports peer-to-peer transfers via DMA.
  • 2RU form factor

Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 2048 x 1080P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50 and 60
  • 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24
  • 2048 x 1556PsF 23.98, 24, 25
  • 4K Video Formats
    • 3840x2160P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
    • 3840x2160PsF 23.98, 24
    • 4096x2160P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30. 50, 59.94, 60
    • 4096x2160PsF 23.98, 24

Pixel Formats

  • 8-bit
    • YCbCr 4:2:2
    • RGB
    • RGBA
  • 10-bit
    • YCbCr 4:2:2
    • RGB
    • RGBA
  • 12-bit
    • YCbCr 4:2:2
    • RGB
    • RGBA
    • XYZ
    • XYZA
  • 16-bit
    • RGB
    • RGBA
  • 16-bit Half Float
    • RGB
    • RGBA

Video Inputs

  • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8- or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/QuadHD 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)

Video Outputs

  • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8- or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/QuadHD 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.4, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60, 4K, 2K stereoscopic (full-size HDMI)

Audio Inputs

  • Digital:
    • 16-channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48kHz synchronous
    • 16-channel 24-bit AES/EBU, 48kHz synchronous (8 x BNC)

Audio Outputs

  • Digital:
    • 16-channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48kHz synchronous
    • 16-channel 24-bit AES/EBU, 48kHz synchronous (8 x BNC)
  • Analog:
    • 2-channel unbalanced output (2 x RCA)

Reference

  • Analog Reference Input (BNC)
  • Analog Reference Output, loop through (BNC)

Timecode

  • LTC timecode input and output (via 1 x BNC each)

Machine Control

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or optional K3G-Box)
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
    1 GND
    2 RX-
    3 TX+
    4 GND
    5 No Collection
    6 GND
    7 RX+
    8 TX-
    9 GND
    Shell GND

Host Connection

  • 8-lane PCIe 2.0
  • 3-meter interconnect cable
  • 2500+ MB/sec (bi-directional)

Expansion Slots

  • 2 4K-capable expansion slots
  • Accepts AJA TruScale™ option card

Processing

  • 4 Capture frame stores
  • 4 Playback frame stores
  • 4 Color Space Converters (high precision)
  • 4 Mixer Keyers
  • 4 1D LUTs (12-bit)
  • 4 Debayering Widgets
  • 1 up/down/cross-converter

Up-Conversion

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Pillar box 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
  • Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
  • Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
  • Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change

Down-conversion

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
  • Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size

Cross-conversion

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • 1080i to 720P
  • 720P to 1080i
  • 720P to 1080PsF