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AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card
$3,699.00

AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card

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MPN: KONA-5-R0
$3,699.00
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The KONA 5 from AJA is a 12G-SDI I/O, 10-Bit PCIe Card, HDMI 2.0 Output with HFR Support and ATX Power. Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the KONA product line. KONA 5 is AJA's blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today's most demanding video and audio workflows.

Whether you are working with HFR 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

AJA KONA 5 Features

  • 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
  • 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI connections with 16-channel embedded audio
  • HDMI 2.0 output, 4K/UltraHD HFR, plus 8K to 4K downsampling
  • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported
  • 8K support for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer
  • 8K or multi-channel 4K support for OEM applications with AJA SDK
  • Dynamic FPGA Firmware Reconfiguration
  • 4K Closed Caption Support
  • VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
  • PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support
  • HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
  • Compatible with leading creative apps
  • Includes support for the new Apple M1 chip
  • Supports 12G and 6G I/O for Telestream Wirecast
  • Supports AES Audio I/O for Telestream Wirecast
  • Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
  • KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card1
  • Included breakout cable for LTC, RS-422, 8-ch AES/EBU1
  • Three Year Warranty1
  • Video Formats
    • (8K) 8192 x 4320p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (UltraHD2) 7680 x 4320p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (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) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
    • (SD) 625i 50
    • (SD) 525i 59.94
    • Note: High Frame Rate and 8K/UltraHD2 capabilities are dependent on host system attributes. Not all systems and configurations will support all frame rates and raster sizes.
  • Video Inputs Digital
    • 12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit*, 10-bit
    • 6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit
    • 3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
      • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
      • Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
      • Dual Link RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, Dual Link YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    • 270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
      • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit
    • *Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
    • Note: KONA 5 SDI connectors are HD BNC
  • Video Outputs Digital
    • 12G-SDI*, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit*, 10-bit
    • 6G-SDI*, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit
    • 3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
      • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
      • Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
      • Dual Link RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, Dual Link YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    • 270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
      • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit
    • HDMI v2.0
      • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
      • 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-bit and 8-bit
    • *Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
    • Note: KONA 5 SDI connectors are HD BNC
  • HDR
    • SDI: VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance
    • 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.
  • SDI I/O
    • SDI connections are bidirectional
      • 2K/HD, capture and monitoring is simultaneous
      • 4K/UltraHD with 12G-SDI, capture and monitoring is simultaneous.
      • 4K/UltraHD with 3G-SDI, all four connections must be used for either Input or Output.
      • 8K/UltraHD2 with 12G-SDI, connections must be used for either Input or Output.
    • Note: When connections are configured for 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, only
  • SupportUltraHD/4K/UltraHD2/8K formats are supported
  • Audio Inputs Digital
    • 16-channel, 24 and 16-bit SDI 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)
  • Audio Outputs Digital
    • 16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
    • 8-channel, 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 up to 2K/HD with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte
  • Reference
    • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) or HD Tri-Level Sync (1V) (via 1x HD-BNC at PCIe bracket)
    • Reference input is terminated into 75 ohms when Genlock is set to Ref In
  • Timecode
    • LTC timecode input and output (via 2x BNC on breakout cable)
    • LTC timecode input (via 2-pin header on PCIe card)
    • LTC timecode input (via HD-BNC at PCIe bracket)
  • Electrical Interface 8-lane PCIe 3.0
  • Machine Control
    • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable)
    • 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
  • Noise<50dBA (A-weighted at 1m in free air)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)0.75 x 6.9 x 5 inches (19.05 x 175.26 x 127.00 mm)
  • Weight
    • PCIe Card: 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
    • Cables (all combined): 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Power
    • 28W typical, 35W maximum via ATX power.
    • PC Internal ATX Power Connector (Molex p/n 45559-0002)
    • Note: Unlike other KONA cards, KONA 5 uses PCIe power from a 6 pin ATX connector, rather than the PCIe slot.
  • Environment
    • Safe Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
    • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 140 F (-40 to 60 C)
    • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
    • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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