KONA - AJA Video Systems
KONA
®
Professional Performance,
Unparalleled Reliability
KONA 4
KONA 3G
KONA LHi
KONA LHe Plus
Professional Performance,
Unparalleled Reliability
Built for the exacting demands of video professionals, KONA cards offer the highest
quality video and audio I/O with a range of features tuned for your workflow.
AJA’s KONA family of I/O cards delivers
a complete range of performance and
connectivity options to fit any budget
or workflow from standard definition
to 4K.
Whatever your postproduction process, KONA capture, display and
mastering solutions for SD, HD, 3G, Dual Link HD, 2K and 4K on macOS®,
Windows® or Linux® provides the best engine for your creative process.
In a world of myriad HD standards, SD, 2K, stereoscopic 3D, 4K
workflows and multiplying HDR standards, KONA cards offer maximum
connectivity like 3G-SDI, component, and HDMI, along with the
flexibility of AJA’s high quality conversion capabilities.
KONA’s superior 10-bit hardware based up, down, cross-conversion
offers you the ability to ingest to the resolution of your project while
displaying and mastering live simultaneously to HD and SD as your
needs require.
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At AJA we understand that creative professionals have a range of
software applications and platforms they prefer and need to work
with. Using AJA’s industry leading macOS and Windows® drivers and
custom application plug-ins, all available in a single software package
download, KONA cards support the broadest range of creative
software. Pick your applications of choice and KONA connects it to your
world.
Built to the exacting standards of all AJA hardware, KONA cards are
backed by our world class support network, three year international
warranty and advanced exchange service.
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Software Compatibility
KONA cards are cross-platform and compatible with a wide range
of professional macOS and Windows software applications.
AJA hardware is compatible with a wide range of professional software applications on macOS, Windows and Linux®.
AJA drivers and plug-ins create a seamless integration between the native software and AJA’s high quality hardware
that lets you focus on the work, not the technology.
View our software compatibility chart for the following categories:
Color | Editorial | Effects | Streaming/Live Production | Audio | Ingest/Playout | Dailies | Graphics | Test/Measure | Restoration
* For more information on the latest software compatibility please visit: www.aja.com/en/category/edit/compatibility
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Features Comparison Chart
KONA capture cards are available in four models to meet your workflow needs,
all built with AJA’s reputation for quality, reliability and support.
KONA 4
KONA 3G
KONA LHi
KONA LHe Plus
SD (NTSC and PAL)
HD (720p, 1080i, 1080sf)
2K (2048 x 1556, 2048 x 1080) Dual Link HD, 2K HSDL, 4:4:4 RGB
4K (3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160) YCbCr and RGB color spaces
4K HFR
3G-SDI
HDMI
HD to SD Down-conversion (10-bit, in hardware)
SD to HD Up-conversion (10-bit, in hardware)
HD to HD Cross-conversion (1080 to/from 720, 10-bit, in hardware)
12-bit Analog Video (component, composite, and Y/C)
10-bit SDI Digital Video (BNC)
­­HD Video+Key
Analog Audio (balanced XLR)
AES Digital Audio
Embedded SDI Audio (via BNC)
­­Professional Genlock
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes*
yes
HDMI 2.0 (UltraHD 50/60p 8-bit 4:2:0)
yes
yes
yes
output SD/HD
4x 3G bidireccional
yes
8-Ch I/O w/cable, 16-Ch I/O w/K3G-Box
16 Ch input/output
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
HDMI 1.4a output
yes
yes
yes
output SD/HD
input/output SD/HD/3G
yes
8-Ch I/O w/cable, 16-Ch I/O w/K3G-Box
16 Ch input/output
yes
yes
yes
video 2K x 1080 to 4:2:2, no-RGB
yes
HDMI 1.3a input/output
yes
yes
yes
input/output SD/HD
input/output SD/HD/3G
input/output 2-Channel
input/output 2-Channel
input/output 8-Channel
yes
yes
yes
yes
input/output SD/HD
input/output SD/HD
input/output 2-Channel
input/output 2-Channel
input/output 8-Channel
yes
LTC Input/Output
RS-422 Machine Control
1RU Breakout Box (optional)
3 year AJA Warranty
yes
yes
yes
yes, included
yes
yes
yes
yes, included
LTC input (shared with reference BNC)
yes
yes
yes, included
yes
yes
yes, included
* Initially via AJAs Adobe Plugin, with more options to come in future updates.
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4 | KONA
KONA 4
Powerful integration.
Professional connectivity.
KONA 4 offers users a single, 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 or 12-bit color spaces for fantastic image clarity, including support for both HDR 10 and HLG
workflows. The futureproof architecture means you can easily work with HD and 2K now and switch
to working at 4K resolution when the need arises, even at frame rates up to 50/60 fps, without the
requirement for new hardware. KONA 4 has the power for the work you do today and into the future.
$1,995 US MSRP*
4K
UltraHD
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HD
SD
Powerful
Integration
Professional Connectivity
In addition to HFR support at 4K up to 50/60 fps,
KONA 4 also supports AJA Raw capture at
up to 120 fps via four 3G-SDI connections.
Create beautiful and detailed slow motion
with an engaging cinematic feel via
AJA Control Room™. Monitor HDR over HDMI for
the deepest color fidelity.
KONA 4’s broadcast quality up, down, crossconverter unifies resolutions, simplifying
workflows and eliminating the need to
adjust resolution within software.
The powerful hardware downstream keyer
allows graphics and images to be overlaid
on the video being input to the card.
KONA 4 features bidirectional 3G-SDI
connections that can be used for input and
output. HDMI 1.4a monitoring output, LTC I/O,
genlock input, RS-422 control, configurable
3 x BNC SD/HD analog video output and
8-Channel AES audio I/O allow KONA 4 to
integrate into a variety of workflows.
KONA 4 Features Include:
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Supports 4K and UltraHD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60 fps
Supports AJA Raw capture at 4K up to 120 fps via AJA Control Room
Real-time up, down, cross-conversion with pristine 10-bit quality
macOS, Windows and Linux support
10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/Dual Link/HD/SD input and output
12-bit** color support (supported by some software vendors)
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HDMI 2.0 (UltraHD 50/60p 8-bit 4:2:0)
HDR 10 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
Supports 444 and 422 workflows
Extend external connectivity with K3G-BOX breakout box option
** B
it depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
*** HLG support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility
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* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary. Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.
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KONA 4
®
Connections
K3G-BOX Breakout Box
(Optional)
AES/EBU Audio
In
Channels 1
through 8
AES/EBU Audio
In
Channels 9
through 16
AES/EBU Audio
Out
Channels 1
through 8
AES/EBU Audio
Out
Channels 9
through 16
RS-422
Machine Control
HDMI
Output
SDI Input/Output
Component/
Composite
Video Output
LTC
Input/
Output
Analog Audio
Output
External
Reference
(Loop)
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KONA 4
®
Connections
Breakout Cables
(Supplied)
RS-422 Machine Control
(9-pin)
HDMI mini to HDMI
Output Cable
SDI Out1/Link A BNC
SDI Out 2/Link B BNC
SDI In1/Link A BNC
SDI In 2/Link B BNC
3 BNCs (Analog Connections)
Output SD: Component, Composite, or S-Video
Output HD: Component or RGB
Reference Input BNC
LTC Input BNC
LTC Output BNC
Digital AES/EBU
Audio Input BNCs
Channels 1-8
Digital AES/EBU
Audio Output BNCs
Channels 1-8
SDI
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KONA 4
®
KONA Powered Workflow
PC with KONA
4K, HD, SD or AJA Raw
Professional broadcast monitor fed from KONA video output
4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD
Professional Monitor
Audio monitoring via KONA audio outputs
HDMI Display for 4K/UltraHD, 3D,
HDR, HFR, 2K/HD or SD projects
Connect your digital sources via SD/HD-SDI to KONA for capture and editing via a wide variety of formats.
Master through high quality professional SDI and Component outputs.
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KONA 4
®
Tech Specs
Video Formats
Video Output Digital
Audio Input Digital
Reference Input
• (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 50, 59.94, 60
• (4K) 4096 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
• (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60
• (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
• (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 25, 29.97, 30
• (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 25
• (SD) 525i 23.98*, 29.97
*T hese formats are dependent on specific software
functionality and are not normal over the wire formats.
• 3
G-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, (2 x BNC)
• Dual Link HD 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
• Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x 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
• HDR 10 Support - HDR Infoframe metadata, in
accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
• HLG Support - in accordance with HDMI 2.0b/CTA861-G**
* Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your
software manufacturer for compatibility.
** H
LG support is application dependent. Check with your
software manufacturer for compatibility.
• 1
6-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 8 x 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 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
• Analog color black (1V) or composite sync (2 or 4V)
• Looping
• 75 ohms on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied
breakout cable
Audio Output Digital
Machine Control
• 1
6-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 8 x 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 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
• R
S-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or
optional K3G-Box)
• 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
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, (2 x BNC)
• Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
• Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
• 1D LUT support
*B
it depth support is application dependent. Check with your
software manufacturer for compatibility.
Video Output Analog
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Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2 x BNC+adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x 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
Downstream Keyer
• S upports graphics with alpha channel over video,
matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over
incoming video or matte
1
GND
7
RX+
2
RX-
8
TX-
3
TX+
9
GND
4
GND
Shell
GND
5
No Connection
6
GND
Size (w x d x h)
• .75” x 8.25” x 5.0” (19.05mm x 209.55mm x 127mm)
Weight
• L etterbox: 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
• 0.7 lb (0.4 kg)
• LTC timecode input and output (via 1 x BNC each)
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• 8-lane PCIe 2.0
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
Timecode
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Electrical Interface
Power
• 22W typical, 24W maximum
Environment
• S afe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to
104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60
degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
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9 | KONA
$1,995 US MSRP*
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Ready for today’s workflows and
those of the future, KONA 3G gives
video professionals unrivaled
features and the highest standards
in quality and performance.
Professional Performance
Robust capabilities and reliable quality for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD 10-bit desktop I/O.
KONA 3G is a video and audio desktop I/O card that provides video
professionals with unparalleled features for handling everything from SD
to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit uncompressed clarity. With a broadcast
quality up, down, cross-converter and the ability to work in 3D, KONA 3G
has the power for the work you do today and into the future.
KONA 3G offers users a single, powerful card with support for 4:2:2 and
4:4:4 color spaces to provide the highest quality for your images. The
futureproof architecture means you can easily work with HD and 2K
now and switch to working at 4K resolution when the need arises, even
at frame rates up to 60 fps, without the requirement for new hardware.
KONA 3G 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 3G
can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats for single link HD-SDI
monitoring and output.
For SDI video, KONA 3G features two 3G/HD/SD inputs and two
outputs. HDMI 1.4a monitoring output, LTC I/O, genlock input and
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configurable 3 x BNC SD/HD analog video output. Switch KONA 3G
into 4K mode and all four BNC connections can be used for 4K capture
or output.
KONA 3G’s 4K support allows output directly from editing systems to
4K projectors or monitors, including HFR support at 50/60 fps and 4K
HDMI output to support the latest UltraHD monitors, allowing editors
and clients to view full resolution 4K images as they work. This output
capability enables a powerful 4K workflow that is also affordable and
manageable.
The built-in up, down, cross-converter brings any video to a unified
resolution, simplifying workflows and eliminating the need to adjust
resolution within software. KONA 3G also includes a powerful hardware
downstream keyer that can place graphic files with an alpha channel,
selectable color matte or the contents of the card’s frame buffer over
the video being input to the card.
* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary. Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.
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From SD to 4K in a Single Card
KONA 3G is futureproof, allowing you to easily
work in HD and 2K and switch to working at
4K/UltraHD resolutions without the need for
additional or new hardware.
Leading the way for quality 4K capture,
monitoring and output, KONA 3G offers
4K in both YCbCr and RGB. When 4K mode
is selected, the four SDI connectors are
remapped as I/O for handling the four
quadrants of a 4K picture, providing support
for most standard 4K formats.
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Integrated AJA Hardware
Conversion
KONA 3G features full 10-bit, broadcast
quality, motion adaptive SD to HD upconversion, HD to HD cross-conversion, HD to
SD down-conversion, and automatic SD/HD
12-bit component analog output.
Since all conversion functionality on the KONA
3G is hardware based, it’s available on ingest
or playback.
Uniquely, the KONA 3G can cross-convert
720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98. Cross-conversion
is particularly valuable in today’s multiformat
HD post environment where producing
pristine 720p or 1080i signals at will helps
streamline dailies and deliverables.
Extend your Connectivity
The optional K3G-Box breakout box and cables allow
KONA 3G to integrate easily into rack environments,
enabling quick access to all video and audio
connections without having to get at the back of the
tower computer. Additional K3G-Box functionality
over the standard breakout cable comes in the form
of eight additional AES audio channels, 2-Channel
RCA analog audio monitoring jacks, and looping
BNC genlock reference connectors.
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Connections
K3G-BOX Breakout Box
(Optional)
AES/EBU Audio
In
Channels 1
through 8
AES/EBU Audio
In
Channels 9
through 16
AES/EBU Audio
Out
Channels 1
through 8
AES/EBU Audio
Out
Channels 9
through 16
RS-422
Machine Control
HDMI
Output
SDI Input/
Output
Component/
Composite
Video Output
LTC
Input/
Output
Analog Audio
Output
External
Reference
(Loop)
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Connections
Breakout Cables
(Supplied)
RS-422 Machine Control
(9-pin)
HDMI mini to HDMI
Output Cable
SDI Out1/Link A BNC
SDI Out 2/Link B BNC
SDI In1/Link A BNC
SDI In 2/Link B BNC
3 BNCs (Analog Connections)
Output SD: Component, Composite, or S-Video
Output HD: Component or RGB
Reference Input BNC
LTC Input BNC
LTC Output BNC
Digital AES/EBU
Audio Input BNCs
Channels 1-8
Digital AES/EBU
Audio Output BNCs
Channels 1-8
SDI
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Workflow
KONA Powered Workflows
macOS or Windows
with KONA
4K, 2K, Dual Link, HD, SD
4K/2K/HD/SD
Client Monitor
or Projector
Professional broadcast monitor fed from KONA video output
Audio monitoring via KONA audio outputs
HDMI Display for
4K/UltraHD, 3D, HFR, 2K/HD
or SD projects
Connect your digital sources via SD/HD-SDI or HDMI to KONA for capture and editing via a wide variety of formats.
Master to any digital or analog device through high quality professional SDI, HDMI or component outputs.
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Tech Specs
Video Formats
• (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
• (4K) 4096 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
• (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
• (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
• (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50 and 60
• (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
• (2K) 2048 x 1556p 15, 14.98
• (2K) 2048 x 1556PsF 15, 23.98, 24
• (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
• (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 25
• (SD) 525i 23.98*, 29.97
* T hese formats are dependent on specific software
functionality and are not normal over the wire formats.
Video Input Digital
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4K/UltraHD 422 and 444 (4 x BNC)
2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8 or 10-bits
Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
1D LUT Support
Video Output Digital
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4K/UltraHD 422 and 444 (4 x BNC)
2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
Dual Link HD 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
HDMI v1.4, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD,
HD, 1080p-50/60 (1 x mini-HDMI)
Video Output Analog
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Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2 x BNC+Adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x BNC)
HD: YPbPr, RGB
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SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit D/A, 8 x 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
• 1
6-Channel, 16- and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded
audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 16-Channel, 16- and 24-bit AES/EBU audio,
48 kHz sample rate, synchronous (via 8 x 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 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
Audio Output Digital
• 1
6-Channel, 16- and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded
audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 16-Channel, 16- and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz
sample rate, synchronous (via 8 x 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 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
Audio Output Analog
• 2
-Channel unbalanced output (via 2 x RCA jacks on
optional K3G-Box)
Downstream Keyer
• S upports graphics with alpha channel over video,
matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over
incoming video or matte.
Up-Conversion
Reference Input
• Hardware 10-bit
• Anamorphic: fullscreen
• Pillarbox 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
• Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
• Looping
• 75 ohm on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied
breakout cable
Down-Conversion
Electrical Interface
• 4-lane PCIe 2.0
Machine Control
• R
S-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or
optional K3G-Box)
• 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
• Hardware 10-bit
• Anamorphic: fullscreen
• 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
1
GND
2
RX-
3
TX+
4
GND
Cross-Conversion
5
No Connection
6
GND
7
RX+
8
TX-
9
GND
Shell
GND
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Hardware 10-bit
1080i to 720p
720p to 1080i
720p to 1080PsF
SD to SD aspect ratio conversion
• L etterbox: 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 1 x BNC each)
For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-3g/#techspecs
Size (w x d x h)
• .75” x 8.25” x 5.0” (19.05mm x 209.55mm x 127mm)
Weight
• 0.7 lb (0.4 kg)
Power
• 19W typical, 21W maximum
Environment
• S afe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to
104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60
degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
15 | KONA
Only $1,495 US MSRP*
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The most flexible card for analog
and digital standard and high
definition workflows.
Utilize the KLHi-BOX Breakout Box
to easily integrate KONA LHi into
rackmount environments.
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Multi-Format Analog and Digital I/O
KONA LHi provides the maximum compatibility for diverse workflows.
If your postproduction facility works with a wide variety of formats,
frame rates and audio/video sources, the KONA LHi provides the
connectivity you need, bridging the gap between analog devices
and the latest 3G SDI and HDMI enabled products to provide editing,
monitoring and mastering of professional quality video in an
affordable, powerful, easy to use product.
Connecting to everything from an HDMI enabled camera to an HD-SDI
VTR, KONA LHi offers a full host of no compromise features, including
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 broadcast quality hardware based up, down, cross-conversion for
flexible SD and HD post production. KONA LHi supports a full HDMI
workflow with 10-bit deep color output for the best image quality
possible. HDMI signals can also be converted to SDI for use in more
professional environments.
KONA LHi features full 10-bit, broadcast quality, motion adaptive
SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD cross-conversion, HD to SD
down-conversion, and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analog
output. Since KONA LHi’s conversions are hardware based, they are
available all the time - during ingest or playback. Outputs can be
configured independently allowing you to have simultaneous HD and
SD output - or two different types of HD: 720 or 1080 - output at the
same time via cross-conversion.
In addition to a full set of video and audio I/O, KONA LHi can lock to
external reference signals, accept timecode in and out and control a
variety of tape decks via the industry standard RS-422 9-pin connection.
* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary. Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.
16 | KONA
Workflow
KONA Powered Workflows
2K, HD, SD I/O via SDI or HDMI
2K/HD/SD
Professional
SDI Monitor
macOS or Windows
with KONA
SDI and HDMI monitoring capabilities
Audio monitoring via KONA audio outputs
HDMI Display
for 2K/HD/SD
projects
Connect your digital sources via SD/HD-SDI or HDMI to KONA for capture and editing via a wide variety of formats.
Master to any digital or analog device through high quality professional SDI, HDMI or component outputs.
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17 | KONA
Connections
KLHI-BOX Breakout Box
(Optional)
Composite/
Component
Video In
RS-422
Machine Control
Balanced
Audio In
Channels
1&2
Balanced
Audio Out
Channels
1&2
AES/EBU Audio
In and Out
HDMI
In
HDMI
Out
SDI
Out
SDI
In
External
Reference
(Loop)
Analog Audio
Output
Composite/
Component
Video Out
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For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-lhi/#techspecs
18 | KONA
Connections
Breakout Cables
(Supplied)
Analog Video
SD-SDI/HD-SDI and HDMI Video/Audio
Pr/R/C Out BNC
RS422 Machine Control to VTR
(9-pin)
Analog Audio Channel 2 Input
Pr/C In BNC
SDI Input BNC
Balanced Audio
Analog Audio Channel 1 Input
Pb/B/Y Out BNC
Y/G/CVBS Out BNC
HDMI Input (1)
and Output (1)
Reference Input BNC
Analog Audio Channel 1 Output
Analog Audio Channel 2 Output
Pb/Y In BNC
Y/CVBS In BNC
Digital AES Input Channels 1 & 2
Digital AES Output Channels 1 & 2
red
blue
green
red
blue
green
SDI Output BNC
6 BNCs (Analog Connections):
Can be configured for Component, Composite, or Y/C
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For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-lhi/#techspecs
19 | KONA
Tech Specs
Video Formats
•
•
•
•
•
•
(HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 25
(SD) 525i 29.97
Video Input Digital
• SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8 or 10-bits
• Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC)
Video Input Analog
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2 x BNC+Adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x BNC)
HD: YPbPr, RGB
SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit A/D, 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
Video Output Digital
• HD SDI, SMPTE-292/296, 10-bit
• SD SDI, SMPTE-259M, 10-bit
Video Output Analog
•
•
•
•
Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2x BNC+Adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x BNC)
HD: YPbPr, RGB
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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
• 8
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded
audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 2-Channel, 16- and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz or
96 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous,
internal sample rate conversion (via 1 x XLR on breakout
cable or optional KL-Box)
• +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
• 2-Channel unbalanced output (via 2 x RCA jacks on
optional KL-Box)
Size (w x d x h)
Down-conversion
Weight
• Hardware 10-bit
• Anamorphic: fullscreen
• 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
• 0.7 lb (0.4 kg)
Reference Input
Environment
• Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
• Looping
• 75 ohms on optional KL-Box, terminated on supplied
breakout cable
• S afe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to
104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60
degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
Audio Input Analog
Electrical Interface
• 2
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz
sample rate, balanced (via 2 x XLR on breakout cable or
optional KL-Box)
• +24 dBu Full Scale Digital
• +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
• 4-lane PCIe 1.0
Audio Output Digital
Power
• 13W typical, 15W maximum
Machine Control
• R
S-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or
optional KL-BOX)
• 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
• 8
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded
audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 2-Channel, 16- and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz or
96 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous,
internal sample rate conversion (via 1 x XLR on breakout
cable or optional KL-Box)
1
GND
2
RX-
3
TX+
4
GND
5
No Connection
Audio Output Analog
6
GND
7
RX+
8
TX-
9
GND
Shell
GND
• 2
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz
sample rate, balanced (via 2 x XLR on breakout cable or
optional KL-Box)
• +24 dBu Full Scale Digital (0dBFS)
• .75” x 8.25” x 5.0” (19.05mm x 209.55mm x 127mm)
For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-lhi/#techspecs
20 | KONA
$995 US MSRP*
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Affordable, Flexible KONA Power
Add the power of AJA’s KONA I/O to your system for high quality capture and output that fits within any budget.
Powerful video and audio I/O with
a full set of no compromise features
for video professionals.
KONA LHe Plus offers video professionals at all levels an affordable
desktop I/O solution that doesn’t compromise on quality or essential
functionality and features.
KONA LHe Plus supports both SD/HD analog and digital I/O for video
and audio, providing maximum capability in a single card, simplifying
integrating analog and digital signals into a single workflow and
provides multiple output options to ensure you can deliver whatever
formats are required.
The broadcast quality down-converter in the KONA LHe Plus allows it
to connect to analog SD devices for output. This can be used to check
framing and color for SD versions while still working in full resolution
HD within your application, ensuring proper quality for multi-format
deliveries. Since conversion is hardware based, it’s available during
ingest or playback.
Like all KONA cards, KONA LHe Plus connectivity can be extended via
the KL-Box-LH breakout box, enabling simple integration into rack
environments, with quick access to all video and audio connections
and additional AES/EBU audio connectivity without having to access
the back of the computer tower.
Utilize the KL-BOX-LH breakout box
to easily integrate KONA LHe Plus into
rackmount environments.
For SDI video, the KONA LHe Plus features one input and two outputs
and can be configured independently for HD or SD. It offers genlock
input, and three BNCs which may be configured for analog video input
and output (HD or SD). Also included is a 9-pin connector for RS-422
machine control. Because the KONA LHe Plus supports 12-bit analog
component HD input and output, devices with analog HD output, such
as decks and even game consoles, can be connected for a variety of
workflows.
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* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary. Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.
21 | KONA
Connections
KL-BOX-LH Breakout Box
(Optional)
Composite/
Component
Video In
RS-422
Machine Control
SDI
In
Balanced
Audio In
Channels
1&2
Balanced
Audio Out
Channels
1&2
External
Reference
(Loop)
AES/EBU Audio
In and Out
SDI Out
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Analog Audio
Output
Composite/
Component
Video Out
For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-lhe-plus/#techspecs
22 | KONA
Connections
Breakout Cables
(Supplied)
Reference Input BNC
Balanced Audio
Pr/R/C Out BNC
RS422 Machine Control to VTR
(9-pin)
Pr/R/C Out BNC
Analog Audio Channel 2 Input
Analog Audio Channel 1 Output
Y/G/CVBS Out BNC
Digital Video/Audio
SDI Input BNC
SDI Output 1 BNC
Analog Audio Channel 1 Input
Analog Audio Channel 2 Output
Pr/C In BNC
Digital AES Input Channels 1 & 2
Pb/Y In BNC
Y/CVBS In BNC
Digital AES Output Channels 1 & 2
red
blue
green
red
blue
green
SDI Output 2 BNC
6 BNCs (Analog Connections):
Can be configured for Component, Composite, or Y/C Analog Video
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For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-lhe-plus/#techspecs
23 | KONA
Workflow
KONA Powered Workflows
macOS or Windows
with KONA
SD and HD
Professional broadcast monitor fed from KONA video output
Audio monitoring via KONA audio outputs
SD/HD
Client Monitor
or Projector
Connect your digital sources via SD/HD-SDI to KONA for capture and editing via a wide variety of formats.
Master through high quality professional SDI and Component outputs.
www.aja.com
24 | KONA
Tech Specs
Video Formats
Video Output Analog
Audio Output Analog
Machine Control
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
• 2
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz
sample rate, balanced (via 2 x XLR on breakout cable or
optional KL-Box)
• +24 dBu Full Scale Digital (0dBFS)
• +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
• 2-Channel unbalanced output (via 2 x RCA jacks on
optional KL-Box)
• R
S-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or
optional KL-BOX)
• 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
(HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 25
(SD) 525i 29.97
Video Input Digital
• SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8 or 10-bits
• Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC)
Video Input Analog
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2 x BNC+Adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x BNC)
HD: YPbPr, RGB
SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit A/D, 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
Video Output Digital
• HD SDI, SMPTE-292/296, 10-bit
• SD SDI, SMPTE-259M, 10-bit
Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2x BNC+Adapter)
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Component (3 x 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
• 8
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded
audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 2-Channel, 16- and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz or
96 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous,
internal sample rate conversion (via 1 x XLR on breakout
cable or optional KL-Box)
Down-conversion
• Hardware 10-bit
• Anamorphic: fullscreen
• 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
Reference Input
• A
nalog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
• Looping
• 75 ohms on optional KL-Box, terminated on supplied
breakout cable
Audio Input Analog
Electrical Interface
• 2
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz
sample rate, balanced (via 2 x XLR on breakout cable or
optional KL-Box)
• +24 dBu Full Scale Digital
• +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
• 4-lane PCIe 1.0
Audio Output Digital
• 8
-Channel, 16- and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded
audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 2-Channel, 16- and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz or
96 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous,
internal sample rate conversion (via 1 x XLR on breakout
cable or optional KL-Box)
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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)
• .75” x 8.25” x 5.0” (19.05mm x 209.55mm x 127mm)
Weight
• 0.7 lb (0.4 kg)
Power
• 13W typical, 15W maximum
Environment
• S afe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C
(32 to 104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60
degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
For full product specifications visit www.aja.com/en/products/kona-lhe-plus/#techspecs
25 | KONA
Three Year Warranty
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.
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading
manufacturer of video interface and conversion
solutions, bringing high quality, cost effective
digital video products to the professional,
broadcast and postproduction markets.
AJA products are designed and manufactured
at our facilities in Grass Valley, California,
and sold through an extensive sales channel
of resellers and systems integrators around
the world. For further information, please see
our website at www.aja.com
AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Grass Valley, California
www.aja.com • sales@aja.com • support@aja.com
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