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Corvid 88

High-density I/O in any format

Maximize your video and audio I/O capacity with Corvid 88. Configure each SDI connection individually as input or output and mix formats for up to 8 HD or SD channels on a single card. As demand rises for higher resolutions, combine SDI connections for multiple 4K/UHD channels allowing incredible flexibility and futureproofing with playout and ingest servers or channel-in-a-box systems.

Multi-stream, Multi-format PCIe I/O Card

Corvid 88 allows AJA Developer Partner applications to access up to eight simultaneous input and output streams on a single PCIe card, making it perfect for ingest and playout servers as well as channel-in-a-box systems.

High-Density Ingest
and Output

Each BNC connection on Corvid 88 can be set programmatically as either an input or output and each can support a different video format, provided all format use the same clock timing. Connections can also be linked together to support Dual Link or 4K/UHD formats.

High Frame Rate support

Corvid 88 supports 4K (4096 x 2160) and UltraHD (3840 x 2160) High Frame Rate (HFR) workflows. Working at frame rates of 48p, 50p and 60p ensure smooth motion for the most demanding 4K and UHD applications.

High frame rates are not limited to 4K and UHD with Corvid 88, multiple 720p and 1080p HD inputs and outputs are also supported at frame rates up to 50p and 60p, making Corvid 88 extremely flexible for your current and future needs.

LTC and Reference input

Corvid 88 provides one external, switchable LTC/Reference input connection on the back of the card. A second LTC input is available on an internal header for providing additional reference to Corvid 88.

RS-422

A built-in RS-422 connection is available either as an external connection on the full-sized Corvid 88 or as an internal connection on the low-profile Corvid 88. RS-422 allows control of external devices for frame accurate ingest and layoffs.


Features at a Glance

• PCIe Express Gen 2.0 8-lane
• Up to eight independent* channels 3G, HD, SD-SDI I/O
• All SD/HD/2Kx1080/4K video formats
• 3G input/output for High Frame Rate (HFR) support.
• 8/10-bit YCbCr and 12-bit RGB frame buffer formats
• 4 independent Mixer/Keyer widgets.
• 8 independent 16-ch 48kHz SDI embedded audio I/O engines
• Analog Color Black or HD Tri-Level Sync
• 3-year warranty

Corvid 88 is now available in a Fanless version for sound sensitive environments. 

* Channels must use the same master clock. Eg, 29.97 and 59.94

Processing

• 8 – Frame Stores (In or Out)
• 8 – Color Space Converters
• 4 – Mixer/Keyer widgets
• 8 – 1D LUTs
• 8 – Dual Link In
• 8 – Dual Link Out
• 8 – Independent 16-ch embedded audio engines

Powerful platforms for development partners.

AJA's Developer Program allows partner companies to incorporate AJA products into their systems. By utilizing existing, proven video I/O devices, Developer Partners leverage AJA's expertise to develop and support these technologies, saving money and getting their integrated products to market more quickly.

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Tech Specs


Video Formats

• (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48 A/B, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
• (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48 A/B, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
• (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48 A/B, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
• (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48 A/B, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
• (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
• (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
• (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
• (HD) 720p 50, 50.94, 60
• (SD) 625i 25
• (SD) 525i 29.97


Video Input  Digital

• 8 x 3G-SDI BNC


Video Output Digital

• 8 x 3G-SDI BNC


Audio Input Digital

• 16-Channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48 kHz synchronous


Audio Output Digital

• 16-Channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48 kHz synchronous


Size (w x d x h)

• .875" x 7.25" x 4.875" (22.23mm × 184.15mm × 123.83mm)


Weight

• 0.4 lb (0.2 kg)


Power

• 17 watts typical, 19 watts max


Environment

• Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
• Airflow across the board for fanless models
  • 100LFM @25deg C or lower, computer chassis must have vented opening to exterior, immediately adjacent to PCIe shield (heatsink side), to permit 100LFM across heatsink