AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI I/O, 10-bit PCIe Card, HDMI 2.0 Output w/ HFR Support (ATX Power)

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AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI I/O, 10-bit PCIe Card, HDMI 2.0 Output w/ HFR Support (ATX Power)

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.

For HDR workflows, KONA 5 supports HDR10 and HLG* for rich color delivery over both SDI and HDMI. KONA 5 has the power for the work you do today and into the future.

Professional Connectivity 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0

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 professionals choice for post, broadcast, graphics, virtual sets, pre-viz, live compositing and more.

Extended Connectivity

KONA 5 ships with an included breakout cable that offers extensive connectivity for AES, RS-422 control support and Reference:

  • 8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) In
  • 8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) Out
  • RS-422 9-pin connector for control
  • LTC In and Out

KONA 5 also ships with 5x HDBNC to full-size BNC “pigtails” to ensure out-of-the box compatibility with your SDI infrastructure.

Apple Mac Pro Compatible

AJA offers full compatibility for the new Apple Mac Pro, including support for AJA Control Room with Metal compatibility as well as extensive support for a range of applications. macOS support for 11.0 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave) is also offered with KONA 5.

For productions handling high resolution workflows all the way up to 8K, KONA 5* is a perfect companion for the new desktop offering multi-channel 4K and 8K support.

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 HDR workflows can also benefit from AJA's Control Room application and it's companion, AJA Control Panel, which comes complete with built-in HDR test patterns.

AJA Control Room provides VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance transfer characteristics over SDI, bringing flexible output options to your KONA 5. HDMI ports that were already HDR compatible will work simultaneously, for HDR output via both SDI and HDMI.

AJA Control Room software adds support for HDR metadata capture from an incoming SDI or HDMI signal. The captured .mov video file will have embedded HDR metadata, allowing the file to be played back at its intended dynamic range.

AJA Control Room software also provides the KONA 5 with HDR Auto Playback Detection. Embedded HDR metadata in a recorded .mov file, is read and used to automatically set the HDR format on the monitor(s) connected to the KONA 5 HDMI and/or SDI outputs.

Support for file-based .mov HDR outputs with metadata from Adobe Premiere Pro/Adobe Media Encoder HDR files is also available. Screening those rendered outputs is a simple and hi-quality experience with AJA Control Room. Every frame is presented in its full-quality, at the timing intended, and with the proper HDR format set correctly and automatically.

8K NLE / VFX Software Support

The latest AJA Desktop Software v16 advances 8K workflows with KONA 5 by providing native support for 8K video in Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer. KONA 5 offers the broadest video format of any AJA product, meaning you can confidently transition to larger format video workflows for Sports, eSports, Virtual Production, and other cutting-edge workflows.

For those who hop between 8K visual effects sequences and 4K live action footage, KONA 5 now also supports fast-bitfile-switching. In under 10 seconds you can flip between a KONA 5 personality tuned for 8K operations, to one dedicated to 4K and below. No waiting for firmware to update, no reboots required. Just powerful options to make your day go that bit faster and easier.

8K Capture and Playback

At a time when 8K recording devices are prohibitively expensive, unlock the next generation power of 8K capture and playback via KONA 5 and use a more cost effective workstation. Capture 8K ProRes on Windows, Linux or macOS for example, and use the file immediately in your NLE or other application of choice.

Dynamic FPGA Firmware Reconfiguration

KONA 5 now supports fast bitfile-switching. In under 10 seconds you can flip between a KONA 5 personality tuned for 8K operations, to one dedicated to 4K and below. No waiting for firmware to update, no reboots required.

  • 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
  • 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI spigots 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
  • Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
  • Included breakout cable for LTC, RS-422, 8-ch AES/EBU

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
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

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
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
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 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)

 

Noise

<50dBA (A-weighted at 1m in free air)

Size (w x d x 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)