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4K,2K,3G/Dual Link/HD/SD I/O, 10-bit PCIe Card, HDMI output with HFR support AJA

Product Code: AJA-KONA-4

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KONA 4


Powerful integration. Professional connectivity.


KONA 4 is a powerful 8-lane PCIe 2.0 video and audio desktop I/O card with unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 sampling for fantastic image clarity and 12-bit support*. For HDR workflows, KONA 4 supports HDR 10 and HLG* for rich color delivery over HDMI. KONA 4 has the power for the work you do today and into the future. *Application Dependent.


Professional Connectivity
KONA 4 features bi-directional 3G-SDI connections that can be used for input and output. 16-Channels of embedded audio over SDI for multi-channel audio work and HDMI 2.0b monitoring output. LTC I/O, Genlock input, RS-422 control, configurable 3 x BNC SD/HD analog video output and 8-channel AES audio I/O with the K3G-Box all allow KONA 4 to integrate into a variety of workflows from HDR to HFR, 4K to Multi-Channel HD for streaming and more.


HDR
HDR or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colours, 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 colours to be communicated to your audience.

KONA 4 provides this support for your 4K/UltraHD/2K and HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays in software v13 by offering HDR10 support with HDR 10 Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3 and HLG support on applicable HDMI displays. Desktop Software v13 introduces HLG support over HDMI for the latest versions of Adobe
Premiere CC.


Workflow
Connect your digital sources via 3G-SDI to KONA 4 for capture to a wide variety of formats.
Monitor via HDMI output (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision* and HDR10+*), and master to destinations using high quality professional SDI outputs, machine control and analog or tri-level reference.
*Dolby Vision and HDR10+ integration available when using the AJA SDK.


Powerful
KONA 4’s extensive 4K support allows output directly from editing systems to 4K projectors or monitors, including HFR support at 50/60 fps and 4K HDMI output to support the latest UltraHD monitors, allowing editors and clients to view full resolution 4K images as they work.

KONA 4 also supports AJA Raw capture at up to 120 fps via 4 3G-SDI connections. Create beautiful and detailed slow motion with an engaging cinematic feel via AJA Control Room.


High Frame Rate support
KONA 4 has the power to support 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) at 50p and 60p for the most demanding 4K and UltraHD workflows.


4K HDMI output

The HDMI output is capable of displaying 4K/UltraHD via HDMI to many of the latest UltraHD monitors, making full-resolution monitoring affordable while stil maintaining pristine image quality.


AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22
Capture real time footage with KONA 4 over SDI 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.


Hardware Keying
The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images to be overlaid on the input video to the card for easy overlays.


Legendary Support
AJA Technical Support is recognized as one of the best in the industry and provided at no additional charge. Our support team will work with you to solve any issues you might encounter and ensure you are up and running as quickly as possible.


Integration
KONA 4 supports macOS, Windows and Linux, providing incredible 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of applications.


Extend your Connectivity with K3G-Box
The optional K3G-Box breakout box and cables allow KONA 4 to integrate easily into rack environments, enabling quick access to all video and audio connections without having to get at the back of the tower computer.

Additional K3G-Box functionality over the standard breakout cable comes in the form of eight additional AES audio channels, 2-channel RCA analog audio monitoring jacks, and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors.



Tech Specs

Video Formats
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 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, 47.95, 48, 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 23.98*, 24*, 25*, 29.97*, 30*, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 23.98*, 59.94
  • *These formats are dependent on specific software functionality and are not normal over the wire formats.
Video Input Digital
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit*
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 up to 50/60 fps
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC)
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1x BNC)
  • 1D LUT support
  • *Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
Video Output Digital
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit*
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 up to 50/60 fps
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4, (2x BNC)
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.4b
    • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps
    • 2K, HD, and SD, UltraHD with HFR support up to 60p 4:2:0
    • HDR10 Support - HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
    • HLG Support - in accordance with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G**
  • *Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
  • **HLG support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
Video Output Analog
  • Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1x BNC/2 x BNC+adapter)
  • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
  • Component (3x BNC)
  • HD: YPbPr, RGB
  • SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
  • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.0 MHz Y frequency response
  • +/- .2 dB to 1 MHz C frequency response
  • 5% 2T pulse response
  • <1% Diff Phase
  • <1% Diff Gain
  • <1% ns Y/C delay inequity
Audio Input Digital
  • 16-Channel, 16 and 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 16-Channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous (via 8x BNC on optional K3G-Box)
  • 8-Channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (via 4x BNC on breakout cable)
Audio Output Digital
  • 16-Channel, 16 and 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 16-Channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous (via 8x BNC on optional K3G-Box)
  • 8-Channel, 16 and 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (via 4x BNC on breakout cable)
Downstream Keyer
  • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image
  • H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
  • SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
  • V Crop: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image
Timecode
  • LTC timecode input and output (via 1x BNC each)
Reference Input
  • Analog color black (1V) or composite sync (2 or 4V)
  • Looping
  • 75 ohms on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable
Electrical Interface
  • 8-lane PCIe 2.0
Machine Control
  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or optional K3G-Box)
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
  • 1 GND
  • 2 RX-
  • 3 TX+
  • 4 GND
  • 5 No Connection
  • 6 GND
  • 7 RX+
  • 8 TX-
  • 9 GND
  • Shell GND
Size (w x d x h)
  • 0.75" x 6.9" x 5.0" (19.05 x 175.26 x 127.00 mm)
Weight
  • 0.7 lb (0.4 kg)
Power
  • 22W typical, 24W 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)


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