AJA KONA 4

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.



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Video Formats

  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1556p 15, 14.98
  • (2K) 2048 x 1556PsF 15, 23.98, 24
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 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
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2x BNC)
  • 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
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2x BNC)
  • 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)

Specifications subject to change without notice. Features description and technical specification from AJA.

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