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

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

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

  • Support Windows, macOS and Linux
  • 4 x Bidirectional 12G-SDI Connectors
  • 16x Channel embedded SDI digital audio I/O
  • Built-In Hardware Downstream Keyer
  • 8-Lane PCIe 3.0 I/O Card
  • Up to HFR 8K Support
  • HDMI 2.0 Monitoring Output
$3,699.00
Ships in 6-8 Weeks

The AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI HFR 8K Capture & Playback Card is designed for demanding video and audio editing workflow. This capture card features 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI HD-BNC connectors for ingest and output, an HDMI 2.0 output for monitoring, and reference input. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming. It includes an HDMI 2.0 output for monitoring and includes a breakout cable for AES audio input/output, LTC timecode input/output, and RS-422 control.

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 8K/UltraHD2, 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.

Kona 5 Features:

  • Supports 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60 fps
  • Supports RGB 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:2:2 workflows
  • 10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/Dual-Link/HD/SD input and output
  • 12-bit color support (application dependent)
  • HDMI 2.0 output (4K/UltraHD HFR 4:2:2 10-bit)
  • HDR10 support - HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with
  • HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support
  • 8-Ch AES/EBU, 8-Ch embedded HDMI, and 16-Ch embedded SDI digital audio I/O
  • Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
  • Extend external connectivity with included breakout cable
  • RS-422 support on 9-pin connector
  • macOS, Windows and Linux support
  • Free AJA Control Room and AJA Control Panel software to get you up and running with up to 8K HFR workflows right out of the box.

12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Connectivity
KONA 5 boasts 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI spigots and a Reference Input directly on the card bracket. The 4x HDBNC SDI connections can be used in a wide variety of configurations to support your creative needs; use four cables simultaneously to support either 8K/UltraHD2 (via 4x 12G-SDI) or 4K/UltraHD (via 3G-SDI), alternatively use a single cable for input and a single cable for simultaneous pass-through/output for either 4K/UltraHD (via 1x 12G-, or 6G-SDI) or HD/2K (via 1x 3G-SDI, or even single/dual-link 1.5G-SDI).

A full-sized HDMI 2.0 connection offers monitoring and output, with HDR, Deep Color, and HFR support. Across the board, KONA 5 is the professional's choice for the post, broadcast, graphics, virtual sets, pre-viz, live compositing and more.

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

KONA 5 delivers robust HDR compatibility to HDMI displays with support for HLG and HDR10 with HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI2.0a/CTA-861.3 and HD. And, using AJA Control Panel and AJA Control Room, (free software provided for capture and playback along with the AJA Desktop Software package) you can get to work right away with HDR ingest, pass through, and monitoring.

Sync Up
KONA 5 can be locked to an external reference for integration into larger productions, or feed LTC in and out to ensure footage captured with KONA 5 has the proper timecode.

Machine Control
A 9-pin RS-422 port on the included breakout cable allows control of a range of external devices for frame-accurate captures and layoffs.

AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22
Capture real-time footage with KONA 5 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 filmmakers also benefit from these new workflows: Onset, 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 up to 4K/UltraHD to be easily overlaid on the input video in realtime.

Integration
KONA 5 supports macOS, Windows, and Linux, providing incredible 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of creative applications.

More Information
 
In the Box AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI 4K Capture & Playback Card
Breakout cable 
Limited 3-year AJA Warranty
   
Video Interface  
SDI Inputs

4 x Bidirectional 12G-SDI on HD-BNC Connectors
2K/HD Simultaneous Capture and Monitoring
DCI/UHD 4K with 12G-SDI Simultaneous Capture and Monitoring
DCI/UHD 4K with 3G-SDI: All 4 Connections Used for Either Input or Output
8K/UHD 8K with 12G-SDI: Connections Used for Either Input or Output
*When Connections Are Configured for 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, Only 8K/UHD 8K, DCI 4K, and UHD 4K Formats are Supported


Input:
12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
DCI/UHD 4K 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC), 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC), 10-Bit, 8-Bit

SDI Outputs 12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
DCI/UHD 4K 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC), 12-Bit, 10-Bit, 8-Bit
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC), 10-Bit, 8-Bit
HDMI Output HDMI v2.0
30/36-Bits/Pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gb/s per Color Component
DCI/UHD 4K, 2K, HD, and SD with HFR Support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-Bit, 8-Bit
HDR10 Support: HDR Infoframe Metadata, Compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
HLG Support: Compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G
Video Format Supported  
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

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.
   
Audio Connections  
Audio Inputs 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 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 GDN
2 RX-
3 TX-
4 GND
5 No Connection
6 GND
7 RX-
8 TX-
9 GND
Shell GND
   
Physical  
Noise <50dBA (A-weighted at 1m in free air
Dimensions (w x dx h ) 0.75" x 6.9" x 5.0" (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)
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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