Corvid 44 12G BNC

Compact 12G BNC Power

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

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 BNC brings to your projects. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, at up to 12-bit color spaces, Corvid 44 12G BNC 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.

$2895 US MSRP*

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

Features

  • 12G BNC 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 BNC ports and 1x Reference In
  • LTC Input available via Ref In (switchable) on bracket, or via header on card
  • 16-channel embedded BNC audio per 12G BNC 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 
  • 8-lane PCIe 3.0 design
  • RS-422 serial control via header on card
  • Active cooling or passive heatsink
  • Three year warranty

*Please visit the Corvid 44 12G page for HD (High Density) BNC options

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

Corvid 44 12G BNC 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.

Corvid 44 12G BNC is available with either active (fan) vs. passive cooling (no fan), with both versions supporting RS422 and LTC Input via headers on top edge of the card.

Other Corvid 44 12G models are available, including low profile versions with HD-BNC connections.

Raster and Frame Rate Support

Corvid 44 12G BNC 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 also available on multiple I/O 4K, UltraHD, 1080p and 720p HD up to 50/60p, making Corvid 44 12G BNC 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 up to 4K. 


Reference and LTC Input

Corvid 44 12G BNC provides one external, switchable LTC/Reference Input connection on the back of the card.

RS-422

A built-in RS-422 connection is available as an "internal" connection via a header on Corvid 44 12G BNC. 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, including advance replacement as standard.


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 BNC SDI connectors are full-size 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 BNC SDI connectors are full-size 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 full-size 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, or via full-size BNC Ref In connector (switchable) on PCIe bracket

Electrical Interface

  • 8-lane PCIe 3.0

Machine Control

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol via header on PCIe card
  • 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


Size (w x d x h)

  • 0.75" x 7.0" x 4.75" (19 x 178 x 121 mm)

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

Weight

  • PCIe Card:  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)