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AJA Bundles Io with Kona HDPrices on Kona cards also reduced
Kona HD is a PCI-based high-definition capture card offering 10-bit uncompressed HD capture and support for applications that run on QuickTime, such as Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. Kona HD supports most HDTV formats, including 1080i50/59.94/60 and 1080psf23.98/24. At 10-bit color depth, the board requires a 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI slot, such as those found on Apple's Xserve. But it also supports 8-bit HD formats on standard 33 MHz PCI configurations, such as those found in Mac desktop systems. Kona HD also includes six channels of AES I/O at 20- or 24-bit and 48 kHz or 96 kHz. The inputs include hardware sample-rate converters for the connection of non-sync or off-speed digital audio. It also features Genlock for synchronization to an external reference. The new price is $3,995.
Kona SD offers full 10-bit uncompressed video, dual-stream capability, real-time effects and six-channel digital audio support. Other features include SDI input/output, real-time effects, auto-sensing genlock for composite sync or color black, hardware color space conversion, six channels of 24-bit, 48 kHz AES audio I/O, asynchronous audio at 32 kHz to 96 kHz, SDI and BNC inputs and outputs and 128 MB onboard 64-bit memory. The new price is $2,495.
In addition, AJA has launched a bundle deal for Io and the Kona HD board. Io is a capture device for Mac OS X that works through FireWire and provides uncompressed video capture for Apple's Final Cut Pro. The Io/Kona HD bundle runs $4,990.
For more information, visit http://www.aja.com.
Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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