AJA Releases 4K Mode for KONA 3G at NAB 2011

AJA Releases 4K Mode for KONA 3G at NAB 2011

April 11, 2011

AJA KONA 3G Now Supports True 4K Playout via Free Version 9.0 Driver Software

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SL4420 - AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced the new 4K Mode for the KONA 3G capture card. Available with new Version 9.0 driver software for KONA 3G, the 4K Mode supports true 4K playout and monitoring. KONA 3G is a multi-format SD/HD/Dual Link/3G and 2K video I/O solution delivering unrivaled flexibility for professional video and audio applications. KONA 3G was released in Fall 2010, with thousands of units already in use around the world.

“We’re really pleased to make our new 4K Mode available at no extra cost to all KONA 3G customers,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “The extensible architecture of the KONA 3G allows exciting upgrades for users, such as this new 4K playout feature. We’re really pleased to deliver this capability to users at NAB.”

The 4K Mode in KONA 3G is elegant and simple. Setting a new standard for quality in 4K monitoring, KONA 3G offers 4K playback in both YCbCr and RGB, at resolutions up to 4096x2160. When 4K playout is selected, the four SDI connectors on the KONA 3G are remapped as outputs for driving four quadrants of a 4K display.

4K Mode for KONA 3G is available now via the free Version 9.0 driver software for KONA 3G (Mac); a PC supported version will be available at a later date. US MSRP for KONA 3G is $1995 and the optional breakout box, K3G-Box, is $395.

About KONA 3G

KONA 3G features 10-bit uncompressed video 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O, HDMI 1.4a output for stereographic monitoring to consumer 3D displays, 4K playout, 8-channel AES digital audio I/O (16-channel AES with optional K3G-Box) and 16-channel SDI embedded audio I/O, real time hardware-based up/down/cross conversion to support a range of SD and HD, dual-link HD, even 2K formats, a hardware-based downstream keyer and more. For a complete list of KONA 3G features, please visit www.aja.com

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.

Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion, acquisition and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information visit www.aja.com.

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