Powerful New AJA 3.0 Software Upgrade for Xena

April 16, 2007

AJA XENA Video Playback and Capture Cards Set to Support Upcoming Cross-Platform Releases of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, After Effects CS3 and Photoshop CS3.  

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SL6113

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced a new software upgrade to its XENA line of video playback and capture cards. XENA 2K, LH, and LS will support the upcoming versions of Adobe(r) Premiere(r) Pro CS3, After Effects(r) CS3 and Photoshop(r) CS3, all of which are part of the Adobe Creative Suite(r) 3 Production Premium release.

The XENA 3.0 software will support Mac, Windows XP, and Windows Vista, and will be available when Adobe ships its CS3 Production Premium software.

"We continue to refine our popular line of XENA cards with frequent updates and the 3.0 software upgrade opens up support for several new plug-ins offering unprecedented compatibility with third-party content creation applications," commented Thad Huston, Windows Product Manager, AJA. "We've gradually increased our support for Adobe Production Studio applications on Windows since XENA was first introduced, and we're looking forward to adding further support on Windows Vista and the Mac platform with the upcoming release of Adobe CS 3 Production Premium."

"The new Creative Suite 3 Production Premium is a customer-driven release that enables Mac and Windows users to efficiently create and deliver content to multiple mediums," said Giles Baker, senior product manager for Adobe's Premiere Pro. "We're pleased to see XENA support for our product as it offers new options to customers that need reliable and robust video I/O technologies in their workflow."

Expected Q3 of 2007, XENA Version 3.0 software upgrade will ship with all new XENA cards and will available as a free upgrade to all existing XENA 2K, LH, and LS card owners. Furthermore, this new version of XENA 3.0 software will include support for KONA 3, KONA LH and KONA LS owners. It will also be available to XENA HS owners, in Premiere Pro 3.0 for Windows only.

At NAB in Las Vegas, AJA is demonstrating pre-release versions of XENA 3.0 software running on both Windows and Mac systems, at their booth SL6113.

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