KONA HDMI

KONA HDMI

HDMI Capture for Multi-Channel HD or Single Channel UltraHD

Compatibility Configuration

$895 US MSRP*

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

Overview

KONA HDMI is an 8-lane PCIe 2.0 multi-channel HDMI capture card, with all of the quality and flexibility you have come to expect from AJA.

Designed for the demands of multiple workflows such as gaming, streaming, VJ-ing, live events switching, vlogging, VR, post and broadcast, this powerful card boasts support for dual channel capture up to 4K/UltraHD 60p or four channel capture up to 2K/HD 60p.

KONA HDMI is also supported by both the AJA SDK as well as Video for Linux®, making it a perfect choice for developers of multichannel HDMI ingest, switching, monitoring and communication solutions.

Features

  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
  • 4x full-size HDMI inputs each with 8-channel embedded audio
  • HDMI 2.0 (port 1 & 2) and HDMI 1.4b (ports 3 & 4)
  • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported 
  • Simultaneous capture of 2x 4K/UltraHD or 4x 2K/HD
  • Capture stunning HDR from cameras, game consoles, and more 
  • PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support
  • HDR Metadata Capture
  • Video4Linux (V4L2 Color) and DirectShow support
  • Compatible with leading creative apps such as Telestream® Wirecast®, vMix® and more
  • Includes support for the new Apple M1 chip

 

New Apple M1 Chip Support

Desktop Software v16.1 and above is optimized for the new Apple M1 chip with native support for AJA macOS drivers, application plug-ins, AJA Control Room, AJA Control Panel, AJA System Test and AJA NMOS software.

Apple Mac Pro Compatible

AJA offers full compatibility for the new Apple Mac Pro, including support for AJA Control Room with Metal compatibility as well as extensive support for a range of applications. For productions handling dual 4K and multi-channel HD HDMI workflows, KONA HDMI is a perfect companion with the new desktop offering 8-lane PCIe 2.0 multi-channel HDMI capture.

Multi-Channel HD Capture and Streaming

KONA HDMI is perfect for live streaming and switching with up to 4-channels of 1080p HDMI video capture, all on one card. 

The power of KONA HDMI can be utilized for live streaming and events production via Telestream Wirecast, vMix and other third party software.

Connect up to 4x HDMI outputs from a mix of cameras, game stations, presentation systems and more and switch between seamlessly.

KONA HDMI is also supported by both the AJA SDK as well as Video for Linux (V4L2), making it a perfect choice for developers of multichannel HDMI ingest, switching, monitoring and communication solutions.

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4K/UltraHD Capture up to 60p

KONA HDMI offers unique and powerful dual channel 4K/UltraHD capture all the way up to 60p over HDMI 2.0.

For single channel capture, free AJA Control Room software provides the perfect way to capture and create digital media for use in your editing or effects package of choice.

For Mac users, simply place KONA HDMI in a Thunderbolt™ chassis for use with iMac®  and MacBook Pro®.

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HDR

HDR or High Dynamic Range,  provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.

KONA HDMI provides support for accepting HDR signals captured over HDMI from gaming stations like the PS4® Pro.

Using KONA HDMI and AJA Control Room software adds support for HDR metadata capture from an incoming HDMI signal. The captured .mov video file will have embedded HDR metadata, allowing the file to be played back at its intended dynamic range.

AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22

Capture real time footage with KONA HDMI over HDMI 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 KONA HDMI with Unreal Engine

Extensive Software Support

AJA hardware is supported by an extensive list of professional software for editing, visual effects, graphics, streaming and more allowing the same AJA device to be used by many different applications on the same system. In addition, AJA provides several free applications that enable you to utilize the power of your AJA hardware even without having to run a particular software package. This allows you to create unique workflows without tying up valuable resources unnecessarily.

KONA HDMI is compatible with macOS®, Windows® and Linux.

Compatibility

KONA HDMI Operating Systems Compatibilities

  • macOS support for 11.0 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave).

  • Linux Ubuntu support for 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 16.04  LTS.

  • Linux Redhat/CentOS (8) and (7) support.

  • Windows 10 and updates.

Host Systems Compatibilities

Desktop v16.1 comes with a wide range of tested configurations to help you make an informed choice based on requirements.

 

AJA DataCalc

AJA DataCalc is a mobile OS application for iOS, iPadOS and Android, offering two modes for storage and time calculations based upon raster, frame rate and codec choices.

DataCalc - Calculate your storage needs before capture.

TimeCalc – Calculate the run time of materials you can capture by storage size.

Share results with your team straight from the application.

Download from the App Store

Download from Google Play

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 KONA installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue,  AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

KONA 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, 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, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
  • (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, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 59.94

Video Input Digital

  • Dual or single* stream 4K/UltraHD with HFR support up to 60p, 4:2:2, 10-bit
    • HDMI 2.0, port 1 and 2
    • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
  • Quad, triple, dual or single* stream 2K/HD/SD** with HFR support up to 60p, 4:2:2, 10-bit 
    • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps
  • Mixed stream supporting 1x 4K/UltraHD and 2x 2K/HD/SD with HFR support up to 60p, 4:2:2, 10-bit 
    • 4K/UltraHD via port 1 only
      • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
    • 2x 2K/HD via any other ports
      • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps

 

*Using AJA Control Room, industry standard NLEs.
Note: Some use cases above require appropriate third-party multi-channel capture/switching software.


HDR

  • HDMI: HDR10 Support - HDR Infoframe metadata, compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3 
  • HDMI: HLG Support - compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G 

 

Note: HDR support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.


Audio Input Digital

  • 8-channel, 16 and 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous per HDMI Input
  • Single stream input supports up to 8-channels
  • Quad stream input supports up to 32-channels

Electrical Interface

  • 8-lane PCIe 2.0

Size (w x d x h)

  • 0.75" x 6.5" x 5.0" (19.05 x 165.1 x 127.0 mm)

Weight

  • 0.3 lb (0.2 kg)

Power

  • 22W typical, 25W maximum

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)