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AJA Video Systems

Kona Family

Whatever your post production process, KONA capture, display and mastering solutions for SD, HD, 3G, Dual Link HD, 2K and 4K on a Mac or PC, provide the best engine for your creative process.

In a world of myriad HD standards, SD, 2K and 4K, and growing 3D stereoscopic workflows, KONA cards offer maximum connectivity like 3G/HD/SD SDI, component, and HDMI-along with the flexibility of AJA’s superior conversion capability.

Unrivalled compatibility

Creative professionals have a range of software applications and platforms they prefer and need to work with. Using AJA’s industry-leading drivers and custom application plug-ins, KONA cards support the broadest range of creative software. No other manufacturer can match the breadth of application support and better meet the needs of the working professional. Pick your application of choice and KONA connects it to your world.

Powerful hardware conversion

Within supported applications, KONA’s Hardware Scalar Acceleration takes processing load off the CPU, allowing your computer to concentrate on what you care about, more realtime effects.

No more rendering for raster resizing. Based on our powerful converter technology, KONA’s superior “always-on” 10-bit hardware-based up/cross/down-conversion offers you the ability to ingest to the standard of your project while displaying and mastering live simultaneously to HD and SD as your needs require.

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IO Family

The needs of video professionals are becoming more and more mobile. With more editorial and graphics being done on set and the ability to run full-featured software on laptop computers, the need for a compact video and audio I/O solution has rapidly increased. AJA Io products answer that call by providing desktop-level functionality in a portable form factor that’s powerful enough to deliver in the edit suite, and sturdy enough to handle life in the field.

Flexible I/O

Despite their small footprints, Io products are packed with comprehensive I/O options, like SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, S-video and full audio connectivity. Whatever connectivity your workflow demands, there’s an Io to meet your needs.

Compatibility

With support for major editing and graphics software, the Io family gives creative professionals the mobility they need without compromising functionality or reliability. Io XT and Io Express are true cross-platform solutions that allow you to use a single hardware device on either platform as needed.

Integrated AJA conversion

All Io products feature AJA’s high-quality real time hardware conversion technology. Incoming footage can be converted to a consistent resolution, simplifying editorial and different deliverable resolutions can be output from the same timeline without having to adjust your working resolution.

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KiPro Family

A revolution. From production to post.

AJA Ki Pro models are file-based recording and playback devices that create high-quality files on computer-friendly media. With extensive video and audio connectivity, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent and connect seamlessly with your post production hardware. All Ki Pros are intuitive to operate, with familiar VTR-like buttons and a clear, easy-to-understand user interface.

Four models of Ki Pro are available. Whether you need on-set capture and playback, 4K recording and monitoring or simply an alternative to traditional tape-based devices, AJA offers a Ki Pro that best suits your workflow requirements.

Record ‘ready-to-edit’ footage

Eliminating the cost and inconvenience of logging and capturing footage, Ki Pro models produce files that are ready to use right away in most popular NLEs.

Designed to integrate with your system, whatever the workflow, Ki Pro models feature powerful connectivity and capture full quality footage to reliable storage media.

When it’s time to edit, just remove the media, connect to your computer, transfer the files, and the footage is ready to use straight away in your editing software, without the need for additional import or transcoding steps.

Quality that fits your production

Big on quality – but not on file size. All Ki Pro units record high quality images that easily stand up to post production processing requirements – and client scrutiny.

Compared to 8-bit recording devices, 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (when supported by the codec) provides better quantization, giving a superior representation of the original scene and allowing for more flexibility in post production when adjusting color and balance. With support for ProRes (all models) and DNxHD (Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro Rack only) at your choice of quality level, Ki Pro hardware allows you to achieve the perfect balance of image quality and storage capacity for your production.

Unify formats – speed workflows

Because productions often have to use different formats this can lead to inefficiencies in the editing process when converting files to a working format. Connected to a camera or housed in a machine room, Ki Pro units unify source material to a single file format that can be used by most major editing systems without additional transcoding, streamlining the edit process and facilitating savings in time and resources.

Simple controls and setup

With simple controls and an intuitive operating system, all Ki Pro models are easy to incorporate in your existing setup without having to worry about the learning curve. Just like a traditional tape deck, each Ki Pro features straightforward dedicated Record, Play, Rewind and FastForward buttons – making the transition easy with minimal training time. The current status of the system and all configuration information is clearly displayed on the built-in screen. The embedded OS uses a fast, flat menu structure that allows full configuration to be done directly on the device with no need to connect to a laptop to access operational parameters.

Remote configuration and operation

On set or in a chine room, Ki Pro models are equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. On the set, Ki Pro requires minimal direct user interaction. Record start/stop operation can be triggered automatically by detecting information in the SDI signal or, on Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini, by using a separate LANC control on properly equipped cameras.

In a networked environment, Ethernet connectivity of Ki Pro hardware allows control and configuration to be performed via standard web browser. Multiple Ki Pro units can all be controlled from a single interface for group operation.

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