Corvid 88

Corvid 88

High Density I/O in Any Format

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$2,795 US MSRP*

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

Overview

Maximize your video and audio I/O capacity with Corvid 88. Configure each SDI connection individually as input or output and mix formats for up to eight HD or SD channels on a single card. As demand rises for higher resolutions, combine SDI connections for multiple 4K/UltraHD channels allowing incredible flexibility and futureproofing with playout and ingest servers or channel-in-a-box systems.

Features

  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to dual 4K 50/60p
  • 8x bidirectional 3G-SDI spigots with 16-channel embedded audio
  • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported 
  • 4x independent Mixer/Keyer widgets.
  • 8x independent 16-ch 48 kHz SDI embedded audio I/O engines
  • 4K Closed Caption Support 
  • VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
  • PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support 
  • HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
  • Reference/LTC Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
  • Full height and half height models
  • RS-422 on internal header or bracket with full height model
  • LTC input on internal header

Corvid 88 is now available in a Fanless version for sound sensitive environments. 

 

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

Corvid 88 allows AJA Developer Partner applications to access up to eight simultaneous input and output streams on a single PCIe card, making it perfect for ingest and playout servers as well as channel-in-a-box systems.

High Density Ingest
and Output

Each BNC connection on Corvid 88 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 88 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 88, multiple 720p and 1080p HD inputs and outputs are also supported at frame rates up to 50p and 60p, making Corvid 88 extremely flexible for your current and future needs.

LTC and Reference Input

Corvid 88 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 88.

RS-422

A built-in RS-422 connection is available either as an external connection on the full-sized Corvid 88 or as an internal connection on the low profile Corvid 88. RS-422 allows control of external devices for frame accurate ingest and layoffs.


Processing

• 8 – Frame Stores (In or Out)
• 8 – Color Space Converters
• 4 – Mixer/Keyer widgets
• 8 – 1D LUTs
• 8 – Dual Link In
• 8 – Dual Link Out
• 8 – Independent 16-Ch embedded audio engines

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 warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.


Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95 A/B, 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, 47.95 A/B, 48 A/B, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95 A/B, 48 A/B, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50 A/B, 59.94 A/B, 60 A/B
  • (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

Video Input Digital

  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
    • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
    • Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    • Dual Link RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, Dual Link YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
    • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit 

 

*Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.


Video Output Digital

  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
    • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
    • Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    • Dual Link RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, Dual Link YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
    • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit 

 

*Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.


HDR

  • SDI: VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance 

Audio Input Digital

  • 16-Channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48 kHz synchronous

Audio Output Digital

  • 16-Channel 24-bit SDI embedded, 48 kHz synchronous

Reference

  • Analog Color Black or HD Tri-level sync

BNC

  • 8x 3G-SDI
    • Din 1.0/2.3

Electrical Interface

  • 8-lane PCIe 2.0

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

  • 21W typical, 23W 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