Corvid 44

Flexible Multi-Format I/O

Increase your video and audio I/O capacity with Corvid 44. Configure each SDI connection individually as input or output and mix formats for up to four HD or SD channels on a single card. As demand rises for higher resolutions, combine SDI connections into a single 4K/UltraHD channel, allowing incredible flexibility and futureproofing.

$1,895 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.

Multi-Stream, Multi-Format PCIe I/O Card

Corvid 44 allows AJA Developer Partner applications to access up to four simultaneous input and output streams on a single PCIe card, making it perfect for a wide variety of medium density applications.  

Flexible Multi-Format I/O

Each BNC connection on Corvid 44 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/UltraHD formats.

High Frame Rate Support

Corvid 44 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 UltraHD applications.

High frame rates are not limited to 4K and UltraHD with Corvid 44, multiple 720p and 1080p HD inputs and outputs are also supported at frame rates up to 50p and 60p, making Corvid 44 extremely flexible for your current and future needs.

LTC and Reference Input

Corvid 44 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 44.

RS-422

A built-in RS-422 connection is available either as an external connection on the full-sized Corvid 44 or as an internal connection on the low profile Corvid 44. 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 four independent* channels 3G, HD, SD-SDI I/O
• All SD/HD/2K x 1080/4K video formats
• 3G input/output for High Frame Rate (HFR) support
• 8/10-bit YCbCr and 12- bit RGB frame buffer formats
• 2 independent Mixer/Keyer widgets.
• 4 independent 16-channel 48 kHz SDI embedded audio I/O engines
• Analog Color Black or HD Tri-Level Sync
• Three year warranty

Corvid 44 is now available in a Fanless version for sound sensitive environments. 

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

AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22

Capture real time footage with Corvid 44 over SDI from high quality cameras, meld your footage with your virtual environment created by the Unreal Engine and send it back out in real time to air  - a growing need for broadcasters, augmented reality (AR) needs and more.

Digital film makers also benefit with these new workflows: On set, enhance your live action VFX work with the ability to see a full composite live during the course of the shoot. This results in fewer reshoots, the ability for actors to understand the virtual environment they are working within for stronger performances and ultimately leads to a range of efficiencies and cost savings with the added benefit of a smoother transition into post production.

Quick Start Guide on using Corvid 44 with Unreal Engine

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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Industry-Leading Support

AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your Corvid installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue,  AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

Corvid products are covered by a generous three year international warranty.


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 50, 59.94, 60
  • (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, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 59.94

Video Input and/or Output Digital

  • 4x 3G-SDI BNC SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit

 

*Application dependent


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)

  • 0.88" x 7.25" x 4.88" (22.36 × 184.15 × 123.96 mm)

Weight

  • 0.4 lb (0.2 kg)

Power

17W typical, 19W maximum


Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 70 C (-40 to 158 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