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AJA To Demo New Video Products at IBC 2004

Desktop video products and six new converters shown for first time (August 17, 2004)

At IBC04, in Stand #7.710, AJA Video Systems will demonstrate new desktop video products and six new converters that have never been seen at IBC. Additionally, AJA will show its full line of desktop video products for the Mac and professional broadcast quality video converters.

New Products at IBC2004:

Desktop Video Products:
Kona 2
- The new dual rate HD/SD 133 MHz PCI-X capture card, Kona 2 supports uncompressed 10 bit SDI, HD-SDI, and dual link 4:4:4 HD at both 10 and 12 bits. Kona 2 has eight channel AES audio, HD/SD component analog video output, and Broadcast Quality HD/SD hardware up/down-conversion. Kona 2 also features AJA's new Qrez hardware codec, which provides excellent quality at a 4:1 compression ratio. Kona 2's extensive hardware support means these functions are always active and they significantly reduce the host CPU load - allowing more RT Effects power. Offering features and capabilities at unprecedented prices, Kona 2 is the highest quality and most flexible HD/SD video capture solution available for editing on the Power Mac G5.

K Box - A rack mountable 1RU enclosure, which supports all of Kona 2's I/O connectors, K Box has the added functions of both XLR and BNC AES connections and 2 channel RCA style analog audio monitoring. K Box easily fits in a studio facility rack or sits on top of a desktop editing setup.

- The RH10UC is a 10-bit SD to HD up-converter. Using motion-adaptive de-interlacing and high quality digital scalers, the RH10UC provides excellent Broadcast quality HD video from SD sources. Output HD video is selectable between 720p and 1080I formats. 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio conversion is selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 crop, 16:9 anamorphic, and 16:9 zoom. Input SD ITU Rec. 601 color space is converted to ITU Rec. 709. The RH10UC passes 8 channel embedded audio with a compensating delay. Additionally, the RH10UC can operate as a stand-alone HD or SD Frame Synchronizer. The RH10UC is compatible with AJA's FR1 or FR2 frames.

RH10DA - The RH10DA is a multi-standard Dual Rate 1x8 SDI/HD-SDI Distribution Amplifier. The input is re-clocked and equalized to 100/300 meters (HD/SD) of coax cable. The RH10DA automatically configures to 143, 177, 270, 360mb, or 1.485gb SDI inputs. The re-clock function can be by-passed with an on-board jumper.

R10CE - The R10CE is a SDI distribution amplifier and universal monitoring D/A converter. The R10CE provides four equalized and re-clocked SDI outputs along with four analog monitoring outputs. The four analog outputs can be configured to a widevariety of formats including NTSC/PAL, YC (S-Video), YPbPr (SMPTE, EBU-N10), Betacam or RGB. A PLL jitter filter/memory reduces the effects of SD jitter on the analog outputs. The R10CE fits the AJA R-Series Rack Mount Frames, and is compatible with other standard racks.

HD10DA - The HD10DA is a miniature, low-cost 1x6 SD/HD (dual-rate) re-clocking distribution amplifier. Featuring six separately buffered HD-SDI outputs, the HD10DA provides automatic input cable re-clocking and equalization to 125 meters.

HD10C2 - The HD10C2, AJA's second generation HD D/A converter, brings exciting new features. In addition to being a high-quality 10-bit HD converter, the HD10C2 is "dual-rate" and works with both HD-SDI and SDI inputs. For HD-SDI inputs, the HD10C2 outputs full bandwidth HD component or "VGA" style RGBHV video. For SDI inputs, component or composite SD outputs are supported. When connected to a multi-format monitor like the Sony 20L5, the HD10C2 will automatically provide an image from almost any HD or SD input format. The HD10C2 also features 2 equalized HD-SDI outputs.

HD10MD3 - The AJA HD10MD3 is a miniature digital downconverter for converting HD-SDI video to standard definition SDI and analog component composite video. The HD10MD3 uses a full 10-bit data path and a multi-point interpolation to produce excellent quality down-converted video. In addition, the HD10MD3 converts either 23.98/24Hz 1080p23.98sf or 1080p24sf to a 59.94 Hz output video using the standard 3:2 pulldown technique. The output can be formatted for either 4:3 or 16:9 standard definition monitors. For 4:3 monitors, the output can be formatted for either the Letterbox or Crop modes. Four channel AES embedded audio is passed to the SDI output. The HD1OMD3 is also dual-rate in that SDI inputs pass to the SDI and analog outputs.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of professional digital video solutions for the professional broadcast and post-production markets. AJA offers SDI and HD-SDI QuickTime PCI capture cards, miniature stand-alone converters, and a complete line of rack mount interface and conversion cards and frames. With headquarters located in Grass Valley, California, AJA Video designs and manufactures all of its products in the USA, with an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.

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