Corvid 44 12G

Compact 12G-SDI Power

Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the Corvid product line. Corvid 44 12G is AJA’s blazingly fast, compact 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card with four bidirectional 12G-SDI HD-BNC connections, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows. Corvid 12G 44 is available in several configurations, including full-height or low-profile, with passive or active cooling.

Whether you are working with HFR 8K/4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that Corvid 44 12G brings to your projects. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, at up to 12-bit color spaces, Corvid 44 12G offers ingest and output over 12G-SDI, which is also backwards compatible with 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, and 1.5G-SDI. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass-through for a range of solutions.

$2995 US MSRP*

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

Features

  • 12G-SDI I/O for 8K, UltraHD2, 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 8K 60p at YUV 10-bit 4:2:2, and support for RGB 12-bit 4:4:4 up to 8K 30p 
  • 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI ports and 1x Reference In
  • Choice of robust HD-BNC connectors, with included HD-BNC to full-sized BNC cables, or a full-size BNC model
  • 16-channel embedded SDI audio per 12G-SDI port
  • 10-bit downstream keyer in hardware, supporting up to 4K resolution
  • AJA SDK compatibility on Windows, MacOS and Linux, offering advanced features including multi-channel 4K I/O 
  • Low profile design for use in workstations or servers
  • 8-lane PCIe 3.0 design
  • RS-422 serial control via PCIe bracket, or header on card
  • Active or passive heatsink
  • Three year warranty

12G-SDI, Multi-Format PCIe I/O Card

Corvid 44 12G boasts four bidirectional 12G-SDI spigots with a Reference Input. 8K Input or Output is possible using quad 12G-SDI cables and 4K/UltraHD I/O can be achieved with either a single 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI cable, or quad 3G-SDI cables. 2K/HD I/O can be achieved with a single SDI cable or dual link SDI, while allowing capture and monitoring via SDI to take place simultaneously.

The Corvid 44 12G family also includes models for active vs. passive cooling, RS422 on PCIe bracket vs. card header, and HD-BNC vs. full-size BNC connectors.

Flexible Frame Rate Support

Corvid 44 12G supports 8K (8192 x 4320) and UltraHD2 (7680 x 4320) High Frame Rate (HFR) workflows up to 50/60p for the most demanding applications. Film rates of 23.98, 24, 47.95 and 48p are also supported across 8K, 4K, and 2K.

High frame rates are not limited to 8K and UltraHD2 with Corvid 44 12G, multiple 4K, UltraHD, 1080p and 720p HD inputs and outputs are also supported at frame rates up to 50/60p, making Corvid 12G extremely flexible for your current and future needs

Hardware Keying

The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images to be easily overlaid on the input video in real time. 


LTC and Reference Input

Corvid 44 12G 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 12G.

RS-422

A built-in RS-422 connection is available either as an external connection on the full-sized Corvid 44 12G or as an internal connection on the low profile Corvid 44 12G. RS-422 allows control of external devices for frame accurate ingest and layoffs.


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 warranty.


Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • (8K) 8192 x 4320p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UHD2) 7680 x 4320p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 59.94

 

Note: High Frame Rate capabilities are dependent on host system attributes. Not all systems and configurations will support all frame rates.


Video Inputs Digital

  • 12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 (4x BNC)
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC), 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit

 

Note: Corvid 44 12G SDI connectors are HD BNC


Video Outputs Digital

  • 12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 (4x BNC)
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC), 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit

 

Note: Corvid 44 12G SDI connectors are HD BNC


SDI I/O

  • SDI connections are bidirectional
    • 2K/HD, capture and monitoring is simultaneous
    • 4K/UltraHD with 12G-SDI, capture and monitoring is simultaneous.  
    • 4K/UltraHD with 3G-SDI, all four connections must be used for either Input or Output. 
    • 8K/UHD2 with 12G-SDI, connections must be used for either Input or Output. 

 

Note: When connections are configured for 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, only UltraHD/4K/UHD2/8K formats are supported.


Audio Inputs Digital

  • 16-channel, 24 and 16-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous

Audio Outputs Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous

Downstream Keyer

  • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte up to UltraHD/4K

Reference

  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) or HD Tri-Level Sync (1V) via 1x HD-BNC on PCIe bracket
  • Reference input is terminated into 75 ohms when Genlock is set to Ref In

Timecode

  • LTC timecode input via 2-pin header on PCIe card [both short (low profile) and tall (full height) models]
  • LTC timecode input via HD-BNC Ref In connector (switchable) on PCIe bracket [tall (full height) models only]

Electrical Interface

  • 8-lane PCIe 3.0

Machine Controls

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol via header on PCIe card [both short (low profile) and tall (full height) models]
  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol via port on PCIe bracket connected to header via DB9 cable [tall (full height) models only]
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:

1

GND

2

RX-

3

TX+

4

GND

5

No Connection

6

GND

7

RX+

8

TX-

9

GND

Shell

GND


Noise

  • <50dBA (A-weighted at 1m in free air) [models with active cooling (fan)]
  • Ultra quiet (virtually silent) [models with passive* cooling (no fan)]
  • Passive cooling requires in-host/chassis air-flow minimum of 150 LFM (linear feet per minute) at 30 C

Size (w x d x h)

  • 0.75" x 7.0" x 3.15" (19 x 178 x 80 mm) [short (low profile) models]
  • 0.75" x 7.0" x 4.75" (19 x 178 x 121 mm) [tall (full height) models]

Weight

  • PCIe Card:  0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
  • Cables (all combined): 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)

Power

  • 25W typical, 32W maximum
  • PC Internal ATX Power Connector (Molex p/n 45559-0002)

 

Note: Unlike other Corvid cards, Corvid 44 12G can use either PCIe power from a 6 pin ATX connector, or via the PCIe slot.


Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)