KONA Products
KONA3
KONALHe
KONALSe
THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN WORK AND
W O R K O F A R T.
Award-winning functionality.
Solid performance.
Unparalleled reliability.
That sums up the power of AJA Video’s KONA™ line of
desktop video products for Mac OS X™.
Built by video pros for video pros, these superior
capture cards deliver top-of-the-line-quality for every
type of video workflow.
Meet KONA
THE VERY FINEST CAPTURE CARDS FOR SD,
HD, DUAL LINK HD AND 2K ON MAC OS X.
KONA cards are the finest uncompressed QuickTime input/output cards
available anywhere. AJA KONA cards were the first capture cards available for
Final Cut Pro™ on Mac OS X - and that innovation and quality continue today. A
powerful Apple computer, whether a PCI-X or PCIe system, along with Apple’s
Final Cut Studio™ and a KONA card bring you the highest level of quality and
functionality for non-linear editing, motion graphics creation, and more. Clarity
in sight and sound with uncompromising performance and reliability—that’s the
promise of KONA.
IT’S IN THE HARDWARE...
The KONA cards offer unprecedented hardware processing power, including the
features you would expect to find only on the highest end video systems.
Depending on which KONA you choose for your workflow, you will have superior
hardware-based conversions that can include up-conversion, cross-conversion
and down-conversion along with maximum connectivity and creative flexibility.
Work in SD, HD—even 2K—there is no limit to what the KONA family of
hardware can offer.
...AND IT’S IN THE SOFTWARE
The KONA family of capture cards also offers incredible software as well:
QuickTime™ drivers optimized for the leading QuickTime applications, the
intuitive KONA Control Panel application which simplifies control of the KONA’s
advanced hardware capabilities, and additional software applications that offer
unprecedented features and ease of use.
APPLE FINAL CUT PRO™ AND KONA
KONA CONTROL PANEL
CHOOSE KONA.
KONA Control Panel
KONA3
THE BEST CHOICE FOR UNCOMPRESSED SD, HD, DUAL
LINK HD, 2K AND MORE ON MAC OS X.
KONA™ 3 has the features you need: uncompressed video,
8-channel AES digital audio and 16-channel SDI embedded
audio support, realtime hardware based up/down/crossconversion for efficiently working with SD and HD formats,
SD to SD aspect ratio conversion, hardware downstream
keyer, plus HD/SD component analog output—and all of
these features are your’s on a state-of-the-art 4-lane PCI
Express card or PCI-X 133Mhz card.
KONA 3 is designed to be the tool of choice for your postproduction workflow. KONA 3 offers integrated and easy
to use support for Apple’s Final Cut Pro™ software plus
hardware scalar acceleration for the DVCPRO HD® and
HDV codecs as well as Dynamic RT Extreme™ effects
within Final Cut Pro.
KONA 3—the standard bearer for quality, flexibility and
future-safe architecture in a QuickTime™ I/O card.
KONA 3 FEATURES:
• SDI/HD-SDI single link 4:2:2, Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4,
and 2K input/output support via HSDL
• DVCPRO HD hardware scalar acceleration
• HDV hardware scalar acceleration
• Dynamic RT Extreme hardware scalar acceleration
• Broadcast quality hardware based 10-bit up-conversion,
cross-conversion, and down-conversion
• SD to SD hardware based aspect ratio conversion
(anamorphic to letterbox and vice versa)
• 12-bit SD and HD component output or
SD composite plus Y/C analog outputs
• 10-bit HD/SD video+key output
• Internal HD/SD hardware based Downstream Keyer
• 8-channel 24-bit digital AES at either 48kHz or 96kHz via XLR
or 16-channel of 48kHz SDI embedded audio
• AJA QuickTime driver and additional useful applications included
with the software installer
• Apple Final Cut Pro support including a variety of Easy Setups
• Support for applications like Adobe After Effects™,
Apple Motion™ and more
• RS-422 machine control
• Cables for connectivity supplied standard
• Affordable breakout box option — K3-Box
• 3-year international warranty and outstanding technical support
• Available with a 4-lane PCIe interface as KONA 3
• Available with a PCI-X 133Mhz interface as KONA 3X
KONA 3 supports a wide variety of uncompressed SD and HD
formats, including high bandwidth Dual Link and 2K formats.
KONA 3 captures and plays back uncompressed 10-bit and 8bit broadcast quality digital video and 24-bit digital audio,
providing unparalleled power and workflow efficiency to meet
today’s broadcast standards. KONA 3 can also capture and
playback many compressed SD and HD formats when disk
space or realtime effects might be the biggest concern.
Because KONA 3 is more than just an input/output card, it also
includes a variety of 10-bit broadcast-quality features, such as
hardware-based up-, down-, and cross-conversion to and from
HD, and adds a hardware HD/SD keyer for compositing
graphics like logos or bugs. With the hardware downstream
keyer, waiting for a graphic or logo to render in software can
become a mere memory.
HD playout can also be down-converted to SD in realtime,
giving users a powerful solution for multi-format video
playout of 2K material and flexible tape mastering options.
Offline editing can be done in Final Cut Pro and, because of
the flexibility of Final Cut Pro and QuickTime, even a 2K
conform on the Mac is possible using the KONA 3.
BROADCAST-QUALITY CONVERSION
KONA 3 supports Dual Link 4:4:4 HD-SDI, with full bandwidth
4:4:4 RGB at 10-bits for 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF and 720p
formats. KONA 3 can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2
formats for single link HD-SDI monitoring and output.
KONA 3 features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motionadaptive SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD crossconversion, HD to SD down-conversion, and automatic
HD/SD 12-bit component analog output. That’s the
equivalent of rolling AJA’s stand-alone HD D/A converter,
HD to SD down-converter, and our SD to HD up-converter
into one convenient, cost-efficient KONA 3 board — at half
the price. The quality is identical to AJA’s award-winning
stand-alone products, and all functionality is hardwarebased, making it available full time, all the time, on digitize
or playback. KONA 3 will address your varied delivery needs
with support for hardware-based 1080-to-720 or 720-to-1080
cross-conversion. Uniquely, the KONA 3 can even crossconvert 720P 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98. Cross-conversion
streamlines dailies and deliverables creation at true
broadcast picture quality in realtime. KONA 3 also offers
SD to SD aspect ratio conversions meaning that anamorphic
SD can be converted to letterboxed SD or vice versa—yet
another measure of the power and flexibility of AJA’s
hardware based conversions.
2K
INTERNAL SD/HD HARDWARE DOWNSTREAM KEYER
As the most full featured 2K capable card on the Mac
platform, you can use KONA 3 to ingest from HSDL (high
speed data link) equipped sources and record simultaneous
2K DPX files and 2K QuickTime reference movies. Material
can be played out at 2K via HSDL, offering further synergy
with other 2K products available such as digital disk
recorders and 2K projectors. Additionally, KONA 3 allows 2K
files to be viewed with a user selected crop function on HD
1080PsF supported video monitors. This functionality helps
lower the price barrier for viewing 2K material. The 1080
Available for the first time on any QuickTime capture card is a
powerful hardware downstream keyer that can place graphic
files with an alpha channel over the video being input to the
board—or a selectable color matte, or the contents of the
card’s framebuffer (KONA TV/Final Cut Pro). The downstream
keyer can also key a QuickTime clip that has an alphachannel—a flying logo perhaps— by playing it in the KONA TV
application over live video coming into the card.
DUAL LINK
KONA3
“ The AJA KONA 3 card offers shooter-producers total confidence in its ability to move to and from
virtually any HD or SD format or resolution."
Barry Braverman — Digital Content Producer
AUDIO
KONA 3’s extensive audio support makes integration with
professional audio gear a breeze; tie the KONA 3 to a digital
audio mixer or DAW output with 8-channel 24-bit 48kHz or
96kHz AES audio via XLR (balanced) connections. For the
highest level of multi-channel audio mastering, 16-channel
SDI embedded 24-bit 48kHz audio is provided. KONA 3 also
features high-quality input sample-rate conversion on AES
inputs, which eliminates the need for audio source
synchronization.
CONNECTIVITY
Looking for unsurpassed cable connectivity? Look no further.
KONA 3 provides breakout cables to connect to standard
broadcast devices. For SDI video, the card features two
HD/SD inputs and two outputs for Single or Dual Link, one
connection for Genlock input, and three BNCs which may be
configured for HD/SD analog video output. Also included is
a 9-pin connector for RS-422 machine control. The SDI
inputs and outputs use a separate cable with special miniBNC connectors on one end and full-sized BNCs on the
other for ease of connection and superior reliability.
The optional K3-Box for KONA 3 simplifies connectivity in
professional post-production environments by offering a
19-inch, 1RU rack-mountable breakout box that attaches to
the KONA 3 card. This option offers all the same inputs and
outputs as the standard breakout cable, and can be easily
rack-mounted or placed on top of a broadcast monitor or
editing console. Additional functionality over the standard
breakout cable comes in the form of BNC AES input/output
connectors, 2-channel RCA analog audio monitoring jacks,
and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors. If you’re
using a Digital Betacam, DVCPro50, HDCAM, DVCPRO HD,
D5, or HDCAM SR VTR—or any other professional device—
then you’ll have the proper connections.
KONA 3 Control Panel
KONA DESKTOP
Most users run multiple applications to create their video
projects. So in addition to Final Cut Pro or After Effects
standard video output support, the KONA 3 allows broadcast
design elements to be viewed with the proper aspect ratio
and color depth on a broadcast monitor via the KONA card
in Macintosh Desktop mode. KONA Desktop output supports
Adobe Photoshop®, Apple Shake® or Autodesk Combustion®.
All of the KONA 3 capabilities add up to the most reliable, feature
rich, and highest-performance card available for OSX and Final
Cut Pro. KONA 3 represents the next generation of technology
and the right tool for the discerning postproduction professional.
TYPICAL 2K PATH
Shoot 35mm Film
Telecine
to Tape
Use Flex Files
to create
Cinema Tools
Database;
Use Batch List
to Digitize
Time to Digitize: Hours or days
Footage is at offline
resolution; Media is not at
2K resolution; Critical
monitoring for focus and
FX work is not optimal.
vs.
vs.
KONA 3 2K PATH
Shoot 35mm Film
Telecine
to
Kona 3
via HSDL
Simultaneous
DPX and
Quicktime
Reference Movies
are created
during telecine
Time to digitize: 0 hours
Footage is at 2K resolution;
Critical monitoring of focus
and FX work may be
started. Offline media for
editorial may be created at
lower resolution
Scanned film
results in DPX
Time to Scan: or Cineon files
which can be OR
Days or
given to Visual
weeks
Effects or Color
Grading
EDL generated for full
video resolution
on-line
Cut Lists used to select
film for scanning
Use AJA DPXToQT
Translator application
to convert pre-existing
DPX or Cineon files
from scanners in order
to generate 2K
QuickTIme Reference
Movies then use Kona 3
for HD and SD
video output.
vs.
FCP Media Manager
allows offline media to be
replaced with 2K media;
FCP 2K project may be sent
to Motion or Shake for FX.
Kona 3 allows 2K media
playback along with1080P
HD and 525i 29.97 SD
simultaneous
video output
2K
2K
SD
HD
Time to Scan:0 hrs
*Files already in 2K
format if from
Kona 3 telecine
Potential benefits of
workflow: *Time, labor
and tape costs minimized
*2K media available at
the beginning of the
process for screening or
sharing with FX
department, etc.
*HD, SD and HSDL
output flexibility
KONALHe
KONALSe
FLEXIBLE POST PRODUCTION DEFINED:
ANALOG AND DIGITAL INPUT AND OUTPUT. HD OR SD.
KONA LSe OFFERS SIMILAR
CONNECTIVITY TO THE LHe,
BUT FOR STANDARD DEFINITION
DEVICES ONLY
Not an entry-level card, KONA LHe offers a full host of
no-compromise features: 10-bit or 8-bit uncompressed video,
2-channel AES digital audio and 8-channel SDI embedded
digital audio, analog composite or s-video or SD/HD component
video I/O, 2-channel balanced analog audio I/O, and broadcastquality hardware down-conversion from HD to SD. KONA LHe
bridges the analog and digital worlds by offering I/O for both.
Flexibility defined.
The KONA LHe comes standard with a breakout cable and also
works with the optional KL-Box for rackmounted I/O
convenience and added connectivity in the form of additional
BNC digital AES/EBU connectors and RCA monitoring jacks.
Use the KONA LHe hardware based flexible connectivity to
capture to QuickTime™ at 10-bit and 8-bit uncompressed
formats as well as DVCPRO HD, DV50, DV25, and more.
Don’t just see the quality, hear it too. KONA LHe offers the
professional audio support you want: native OS X multi-channel
audio and 24-bit AES/EBU digital audio at 48kHz for digital
production. For ease of use, KONA LHe also includes hardware
sample-rate conversion on AES inputs—eliminating source
synchronizing requirements.
KONA LHe FEATURES:
• SDI/HD-SDI single link 4:2:2 input/output
• 12-bit HD analog component input/output
• 12-bit SD analog component, composite, or
S-Video input/output
• 10-bit Hardware based realtime
HD to SD down-conversion
• DVCPRO HD hardware acceleration
• HDV hardware acceleration
• Dynamic RT Extreme hardware acceleration
• 2 independent SDI/HD-SDI outputs—configure one for HD
and the other for SD
• 2-ch balanced XLR AES digital audio and 2-ch balanced XLR
analog audio input/output
• 8-ch SDI embedded audio input/output
• HD/SD Genlock and RS-422 machine control
• Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Combustion, and more
• Cables standard, KL-Box breakout optional
• 3-year warranty
• Available in PCIe as KONA LHe
• Available in PCI/PCI-X compatible form as KONA LH
CONNECTIVITY
Looking for unsurpassed analog and digital connectivity? Look no
further. KONA LHe and LSe include cables to connect to almost
any device. For SDI video, these cards feature one input and two
outputs (the KONA LSe is SD-only; KONA LHe can be configured
independently for HD or SD), one connection for Genlock input,
and three BNCs which may be configured for analog video input
and output (SD-only for LSe, HD or SD on LHe). Also included is
a 9-pin connector for RS-422 machine control.
Because the KONA LHe supports analog component HD input
and output, devices with analog HD output, such as HDV decks
and even game consoles, can be connected to the KONA LHe
for a variety of workflows.
The optional breakout box for KONA LHe and KONA LSe
simplifies connectivity in professional post-production
environments by offering a 19-inch, 1RU rack-mountable
breakout box that attaches to the KONA card. This option offers
all the same inputs and outputs as the standard breakout
cable, and can be easily rack-mounted or placed on top of a
broadcast monitor or editing console. Additional functionality
over the standard breakout cable comes in the form of BNC
AES input/output connectors, 2-channel RCA analog audio
monitoring jacks, and looping BNC Genlock reference
connectors. If you’re using an analog BetacamSP, Digital
Betacam, DVCPro50, or for the KONA LHe—a DVCPRO HD,
HDCAM, or D5—or any other professional device—you’ll have
the proper connections.
The affordably priced KONA LSe is the perfect video capture
and playback card for building your professional standard
definition editing system. KONA LSe offers full featured SD
connectivity: analog video input/output that can be configured
as component, composite or S-Video, SDI input and output with
multi-channel embedded audio support, analog balanced audio
input/output, and AES balanced digital audio input/output. AJA
offers direct integration with Final Cut Pro™, as well as
support for software applications like Adobe After Effects™,
Motion™ and more. KONA LSe can capture to QuickTime™ at
uncompressed 10 bit 4:2:2 or 8 bit 4:2:2 and allows ingest
from—and mastering to— BetacamSP, Digital Betacam,
DVCPro50 and other standard definition VTRs. KONA LSe also
supports capture and playback from compressed SD formats
like DV and DVCPro50, to provide the most flexibility for your
SD workflows.
KONA LSe FEATURES:
• 12-bit SD component, composite or S-video analog input/output
• SDI input and 2 SDI outputs
• AES digital audio input/output; sample rate conversion on input
(2 channel, balanced XLR)
• Balanced analog audio I/O (2 channel, balanced XLR)
• 8-channel SDI embedded audio support
• Broadcast-quality TBC with VHS support
• Genlock and RS-422 machine control
• AJA QuickTime drivers
• Apple Final Cut Pro support
• Support for After Effects, Combustion, Motion, and more
• Supports all popular standard definition formats: 8 and 10-bit
uncompressed, JPEG, DV25, DV50 and more
• Cables standard, KL-Box breakout optional
• 3-year warranty
• Available in PCIe as KONA LSe
• Available in PCI/PCI-X compatible form as KONA LS
“ With KONA 3 we had the speed and ability to work much faster than ever before.When you're cutting live bumpers everything
is happening very quickly and the reliability of your gear is paramount.The KONA 3 worked flawlessly and provided seamless
workflow transitions as our tape moved from Final Cut Pro into Motion and Sound Track Pro then back into Final Cut Pro and
back to air. Needless to say, the production team was ecstatic with the performance output quality and volume."
KONA Family
KONA QUICK REFERENCE
KONA 3
KONA LSe
KONA LHe
SD (NTSC and PAL)
yes
yes
yes
HD (720p, 1080i, 1080sf)
yes
yes
-
2K (2048x1556, 2048x1080)
Dual-Link HD, 2K HSDL, 4:4:4 RGB
yes
-
-
HD to SD Down-conversion
(10-bit, in hardware)
yes
yes
-
SD to HD Up-conversion
(10-bit, in hardware)
yes
-
-
HD to HD Cross-conversion (1080
to/from 720, 10-bit, in hardware)
yes
-
-
12-bit Analog Video (Component,
Composite, and Y/C)
output
SD/HD
10-bit SDI Digital Video
(BNC)
Analog Audio
(balanced XLR)
input/output
SD/HD
-
input/output
SD/HD
input/output
SD
input/output
SD/HD
input/output
SD
input/output
2-channel
input/output
2-channel
AES Digital Audio
(balanced XLR)
input/output
8-channel
input/output
2-channel
input/output
2-channel
Embedded SDI Audio
(via BNC)
input/output
16-channel
input/output
8-channel
input/output
8-channel
Professional Genlock
yes
yes
yes
RS-422 Machine Control
yes
yes
yes
DVCPRO HD hardware scaling
acceleration (in FCP)
yes
yes
-
HDV hardware scaling
acceleration (in FCP)
yes
yes
-
Dynamic RTExtreme hardware
scaling acceleration (in FCP)
yes
yes
-
1RU Breakout Box
(optional, $299 US MSRP)
yes
yes
yes
PCIe and PCI-X available
yes
yes
yes
3-Year AJA Warranty
with Advanced Exchange
yes, included yes, included yes, included
Ryan Leimbach — ABC sports editor, Superbowl XL
KONA DESKTOP
Most users run multiple applications to create their video
projects. So in addition to Final Cut Pro or After Effects
standard video output support, the KONA cards allow
broadcast design elements to be viewed with the proper aspect
ratio and color depth on a broadcast monitor via the KONA card
in Macintosh Desktop mode. KONA Desktop output supports
Adobe Photoshop®, Apple Shake®, Autodesk Combustion®.
AJA also includes additional software utility applications with
the KONA software driver installation to make post-production
tasks easier: the AJA Data Rate Calculator which can be used
to calculate the amount of storage required for your selected
format, frame rate, and compression and the AJA KONA System
Test, which can be used to benchmark the performance of your
drives and more. AJA’s installer also includes KONATV, an
application for playing back QuickTime movies directly out of
the KONA video and audio outputs without having to launch an
editorial application.
KONA 3 & KONA LHe HARDWARE
SCALAR ACCELERATION
Final Cut Pro users will love our DVCPRO HD, HDV and Apple
Dynamic RT Extreme hardware scalar acceleration, developed
in close cooperation with Apple and available exclusively on
high-end KONA cards. KONA hardware takes a portion of the
codec processing load off the CPU, allowing more RealTime
effects in Final Cut Pro when outputting. KONA 3/LHe also has
hardware support when capturing. This brings amazing
RealTime HD production power to the desktop. With KONA, any
HD-SDI source (or SD-SDI up-converted source) can be
captured using the DVCPRO HD codec—giving you HD quality at
remarkably low data rates, allowing even the internal Mac SATA
storage to be used for HD capture, playback, and RT effects.
K3-BOX FOR KONA 3
AES/EBU Audio In
Channels 1 through 8
Of course, you’ll obtain still better performance and more RT
when using a fast SCSI or fibre channel disk array, but this
feature allows HD to be used where only SD would have been
considered due to drive bandwidth or budget constraints.
HOW DOES KONA 3 & KONA LHe ACCELERATE
DVCPRO HD, HDV, AND APPLE’S DYNAMIC RT?
Because KONA’s precision hardware does part of the work, the
Mac has more time available to process RT effects. This means
more RT-effects power, and more RT streams. Most broadcast
codecs, including DVCPRO HD and HDV, use a two-step
process. First the video is scaled to a lower horizontal pixel
count, and then the video is compressed. This is done because
the slightly scaled video results in a favorable trade-off
between resolution and codec efficiency. KONA hardware not
only dramatically speeds up the scaling part of the job, but it’s
also done with full 10-bit broadcast quality. When using the
Final Cut Pro HDV codec, the KONA hardware acceleration
allows instantaneous realtime playback for both monitoring
and recording. Even KONA’s down-converter works in realtime
with HDV, allowing SD monitoring, dubs, or mastering. This
KONA functionality allows HDV to be used with professional
equipment. The Panasonic DVCPRO HD format takes advantage
of KONA hardware as well. KONA precision hardware allows
capture and playback of HD-SDI video to and from the DVCPRO HD
codec at a quality level virtually indistinguishable from native
FireWire, while freeing up valuable RT processing power. For
Final Cut Pro’s Dynamic RT feature, KONA hardware is used to
offload the video scaling as the “Playback Video Quality”
dynamically adjusts. This allows more playback power—and
because KONA handles it seamlessly, the Dynamic RT you see
on the Mac monitor is the same as that shown on your
professional broadcast monitor output from the KONA card.
KL-BOX FOR KONA LHe & LSe (Optional)
AES/EBU Audio Out
Channels 1 through 8
All AES/EBU audio connectors have two channels
per connector
AES/EBU Audio In
Channels 1 through 8
AES/EBU Audio Out
Channels 1 through 8
Serial
Digital In
Serial External Component/
Digital Reference Composite
(loop) Video Output
Out
RS422
Machine Control
Analog Audio
Output
Balanced Audio In
Channels 1 & 2
Balanced Audio Out
Channels 1 & 2
AES/EBU Audio
In and Out
Serial
Digital
In
Serial
Digital
Out
Composite/Component
Video In
RS422
Machine Control
External Composite/
Reference Component
Video Out
(loop)
Analog
Audio
Output
KONA 3 Standard
Breakout Cables
KONA 3 BREAKOUT CABLES (Supplied)
KONA LHe
Installs in
PCIe Slot
KONA 3
Installs in
PCI-Express Slot
SDI In1/Link A BNC
SDI In2/Link B BNC
SD-SDI Video/Audio
SD-SDI/HD-SDI Video/Audio
SDI Output 2 BNC
SDI Output 1 BNC
SDI Input BNC
SDI Output 2 BNC
SDI Output 1 BNC
SDI Input BNC
SDI cable
SDI Out2/Link B BNC
KONA LSe
Installs in
PCIe Slot
LH Installs in
PCI Slot
4-mini BNCs
to 4 standard
BNCs
SDI Out1/Link A BNC
KONA LSe Standard
Breakout Cable
KONA LHe Standard
Breakout Cable
Multiple-pin connector
To KONA LSe
Multiple-pin connector
To KONA LH/LHe
RS422 Machine Control to VTR
(9-pin)
RS422 Machine Control to VTR
(9-pin)
6 BNCs (Analog Connections): Can be
Configured for Component, Composite, or Y/C
6 BNCs (Analog Connections): Can be
Configured for Component, Composite, or Y/C
Analog Video
Y/CVBS In BNC
Analog Video
Y/CVBS In BNC
RS422
Machine Control
(9-pin)
3 BNCs (Analog Connections):
Output SD Can be
Configured for Component,
Composite, or S-Video
Output HD Can Only
Be Component or RGB
Pb/Y In BNC
Pr/C In BNC
KONA LHe & LSe BREAKOUT CABLES (Supplied)
Reference Input BNC
Y/G/CVBS Out BNC
Pb/B/Y Out BNC
Pr/R/C Out BNC
Digital
Audio Output XLRs
Channels 1-8
(2 channels/connector)
Digital
Audio Input XLR’s
Channels 1-8
(2 channels/connector)
Reference Input BNC
green
blue
red
green
blue
red
Pb/Y In BNC
Pr/C In BNC
Y/G/CVBS Out BNC
Pb/B/Y Out BNC
Pr/R/C Out BNC
Reference Input BNC
Balanced Audio
Balanced Audio
Analog Audio Channel 1 Input
Analog Audio Channel 1 Input
Analog Audio Channel 2 Input
Analog Audio Channel 2 Input
Analog Audio Channel 1 Output
Analog Audio Channel 1 Output
Analog Audio Channel 2 Output
Analog Audio Channel 2 Output
Digital AES Input Channels 1 & 2
AES Input Channels 1 & 2
Digital AES Output Channels 1 & 2
AES Output Channels 1 & 2
green
blue
red
green
blue
red
KONA 3 Specifications
Video Input
Dual-rate (SD or HD)
SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296
Single Link 4:2:2
Dual-link HD 4:4:4
2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4
Video Formats
525i 23.98 (intermediate format only)
525i 29.97
625i 25
720P 23.98 (intermediate format only)
720P 50
720P 59.94
720P 60
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080PsF 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080P 24
1080P 25
1080P 29.97
1080P 30
1080P 50
1080P 59.94
1080P 60
2048 x 1080P 23.98
2048 x 1080P 24
2048 x 1080PsF 23.98
2048 x 1080PsF 24
2048 x 1556PsF 14.98 (HSDL data rate)
2048 x 1556PsF 15 (HSDL data rate)
2048 x 1556psf 23.98 (playback rate)
2048 x 1556PsF 24 (playback rate)
Video Output
Digital:
SD-SDI, SMPTE, 259M, 10-bits, BNC
HD-SDI SMPTE, 292/296, 10-bits, BNC
Dual-link HD 4:4:4 and 2K HSDL 4:4:4
Analog:
SD and HD Output, 12-bits, BNC
HD: YPbPr, RGB
SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode) or
Composite + Y/C (composite mode with
simultaneous Y/C)
Downstream Keyer:
Will output graphics with alpha channel over
video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer
content over incoming video or matte
Audio
24-bit SDI embedded audio,
16 channel, 48kHz
24-bit AES audio, 8 channel, 96kHz or 48kHz
16-bit capable
Up-Conversion
Hardware 10-bit
Anamorphic: full-screen
Pillar box 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in
center of screen with black sidebars
Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed
slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black
side bars
Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to
fill full screen
Zoom Wide: results in a combination of
zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9
screen; this setting can introduce a small
aspect ratio change
Down-Conversion
Hardware 10-bit
Anamorphic: full-screen
Letterbox: image is reduced with black top
and bottom added to image area with the
aspect ratio preserved
Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
Cross-Conversion
Hardware 10-bit
1080i to 720P
720P to 1080i
720P to 1080PsF
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic
material to a letterboxed image.
H Crop: Will produce a horiztonally 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.
Reference Input
Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync
(2 or 4V) Non terminating, Looping,
75 ohm on K3-Box, terminated
on supplied breakout cable
Machine Control
RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
KONA LHe Specifications
Video Input
SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296
Composite/S-Video (Y/C):
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
3 line adaptive comb filter decoding
SD Component:
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line,
Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
HD Component:
YPbPr
12-bit A/D
Video Formats
525i 29.97
625i 25
720p 50
720p 59.94
720p 60
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080PsF 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080P 24
1080P 25
1080P 29.97
1080P 30
Video Output
Digital:
SD-SDI, SMPTE, 259M, 10-bits, BNC
HD-SDI SMPTE, 292/296, 10-bits, BNC
Analog:
Composite/S-Video (Y/C):
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
SD Component:
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line,
Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
HD Component:
YPbPr, RGB
12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling
Audio
Digital:
24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel,
48kHz
24-bit AES audio, 2 channel, 48kHz
16-bit capable
Analog:
24-bit A/D and D/A, 2 channel balanced
XLR, 48kHz
+24dbu Full Scale Digital
+/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz frequency response
Down-Conversion
Hardware 10-bit output
Anamorphic: full-screen
Letterbox: image is reduced with black top
and bottom added to image area with the
aspect ratio preserved top and bottom
Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
Reference Input
Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync
(2 or 4V) Non terminating, Looping,
75 ohm on K3-Box, terminated on
supplied breakout cable
Incredible 3 Year Warranty
Machine Control
RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
KONA LSe Specifications
Video Input
SD-SDI SMPTE-259
Composite/S-Video (Y/C):
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
3 line adaptive comb filter decoding
Component:
SMPTE/EBU N10,
Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
Formats
525i 29.97
625i 25
AJA Video warrants that KONA products will
be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years from the
date of purchase.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading
manufacturer of video interface and conversion solutions, bringing high-quality, costeffective digital video products to the professional broadcast and post-production markets. AJA offers the Io, KONA and XENA
desktop video products, miniature standalone converters, and a complete line of
rack mount interface and conversion cards
and frames. With a headquarters and design
center located in Grass Valley, California,
AJA Video offers its products through an
extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at
www.aja.com
Video Output
Digital:
SD-SDI, SMPTE, 259M, 10-bits, BNC
Analog:
Composite/S-Video (Y/C):
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
Component:
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line,
Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
Audio
Digital:
24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel,
48kHz
24-bit AES audio, 2 channel, 48kHz
16-bit capable
Analog:
24-bit A/D and D/A, 2 channel balanced
XLR, 48kHz
+24dbu Full Scale Digital
+/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz frequency response
Reference Input
Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync
(2 or 4V) Non terminating, Looping,
75 ohm on K3-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable
Machine Control
RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
AJA Video Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 1033 • Grass Valley, California 95945
800.251.4224 • 530.274.2048 • www.aja.com