AJA Supports New Apple Mac Pro

January 10, 2008

AJA Io for Seamless Video Workflow Available Now for Intel-Based Mac Pro; Version 3 Software Update for KONA Video Cards Supporting Mac Pro Available Within Three Weeks.  

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced support for Apple’s new Mac Pro line of Intel-based professional desktop computers.
AJA’s Io, IoLA and IoLD providing elegant uncompressed video over Firewire for Apple’s Final Cut Studio have Universal Binary software to work with any of the Mac Pro configurations. New v3 software for the PCIe based KONA video cards from AJA, including the KONA 3, KONA LHe and KONA LSe, will be available by the end of the month adding Mac Pro support to this popular line. AJA continues to support previous generation Power Mac G5 systems.

“We’ve been working on Universal Binary support for over a year and we’re pleased to ship our KONA v3 software right on the heels of Apple’s first customer shipment of the Mac Pro,” said Nick Rashby, Director of Sales and Marketing, AJA Video Systems.

About Io
The Io family of products provides a simple elegant plug-in solution for working with Final Cut Pro on a Mac system. With a single FireWire connection, any Io connects to the Mac Pro and provides audio and video I/O, connection to VTRs, Genlock and integrated Final Cut Pro drivers. With the proper FireWire 800 PCMCIA card and external drives, you can even use Io products with an Apple laptop. Io products are the simple solution for building a Mac based video finishing system. Co-developed with Apple, Io products work with Final Cut Pro to provide a seamless non-linear editing experience, with all the features of proprietary systems - but without the expense and hassles.

About KONA
KONA video capture cards offer the highest quality uncompressed QuickTime, SD, HD, 2K and Dual Link HD via the PCIe-based KONA 3, KONA LHe (SD, HD and Analog only) and KONA LSe (SD and Analog only). AJA KONA cards were the first capture cards available for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X - and that innovation and quality continues with impending support of the new Mac Pro. Combined with Apple's Final Cut Studio, a KONA card delivers all the quality and function of a full-featured nonlinear editing suite at a fraction of the price. Supporting a range of uncompressed SD or HD formats, including Dual Link and 2K, KONA cards capture and play back uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit digital video and 24-bit digital audio, providing unparalleled power and workflow efficiency. KONA V3 software will be available as a free download by the end of the month to KONA 3, KONA LHe and KONA LSe customers.