AJA Video Systems Introduces New Video Solutions, Software at InterBEE 2018
AJA Video Systems (Booth #7205) is exhibiting four new products at Inter BEE 2018:
The first 8K workflow demonstration showcases the AJA FS-HDR, a powerful real-time universal converter and frame synchronizer designed for processing high-resolution high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) content. Using free AJA FS-HDR Control Link software, four synchronized FS-HDRs are capable of running 8K HDR transformations. The real-time workflow display includes 8K 60p HDR conversion and frame synchronization from 8K content provided by a Keisoku Giken KRS-8K Plus player, which houses four AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus units. The 8K HDR content is then sent over 12G-SDI to AJA Mini-Converters which convert to HDMI for connection to a Sharp 8K HDR monitor for trade show attendees to view.
A second 8K workflow demonstration utilizes the new AJA KONA 5, which is capable of 8K resolution capture or playout via four 12G-SDI outputs at up to 60p frame rates. KONA 5 is shown running alongside Colorfront’s Transkoder, outputting 8K content from an HP PC workstation over 12G-SDI to four AJA Mini-Converters which drive a second 8K Sharp display. KONA 5’s 8K capability is available to Developer partners utilizing the AJA SDK.
“AJA is at the forefront of pioneering powerful 8K HDR solutions to meet the growing broadcast demands for the highest quality high-resolution content,” says Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video System, “Engineered with robust design, easy deployment and flexibility top of mind, our proven, real-time solutions simplify delivery of high-end 8K HDR content for broadcast workflows.”
In addition, the KONA 5 is now shipping. KONA 5 is a video and audio I/O card supporting the latest 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring video connections, designed for workstations or Thunderbolt 3-connected chassis. KONA 5 enables single-cable 4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep color, and HDR workflows with the most popular creative applications on macOS, Windows, and Linux. For Developers using the AJA SDK, KONA 5 also offers advanced features including multi-channel 4K I/O and 8K 60p support.
- 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 output for 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD, and SD with HFR support up to 4K 60p at YUV 10-bit 4:2:2, and RGB 12-bit 4:4:4 up to 4K 30p
- 4x bi-directional 12G-SDI ports and 1x Reference In, on robust HD-BNC connectors, with HD-BNC to full-sized BNC cables included
- 16-channel embedded audio on SDI, 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI
- 8-channel AES audio I/O, LTC I/O, and RS-422 serial control via supplied break-out cable
- 10-bit downstream keyer in hardware
- Compatibility with Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Telestream Wirecast, AJA Control Room, and more
- AJA SDK compatibility, offering advanced features including multi-channel 4K I/O and 8K capture or playout
- Three-year international warranty
KONA 5 is now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $2995 US MSRP.
Desktop Software v15
Also, the Desktop Software v15 is now available as a free download for KONA, Io, and T-TAP products.
The update adds interoperability for KONA 5 with a range of creative applications from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Telestream, and others via AJA’s integrated application plug-ins and drivers.
Additionally, the Desktop Software v15 update introduces new AJA Control Room full-screen playback and host system audio monitoring, enabling media assets to be previewed in Control Room via a computer monitor and speakers without AJA hardware attached. This update allows facilities to use the free macOS, Windows or Linux application as a stand-alone professional software player for high-quality media up to 4K resolution. KONA HDMI customers can also now use the system audio output and full-screen playback to monitor audio and picture from incoming HDMI sources without the need for a separate output device.
Desktop Software v15 also includes valuable enhancements across the full range of KONA and Io products, plus T-TAP.
Desktop Software v15 is currently available as a free download from AJA’s support page.
Lastly, the company has introduced v1.1 firmware for its IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter, which enables SMPTE ST 2110 IP video/audio to HDMI. Available as a free download, the update adds support for UltraHD up to 30p and integrates new improvements for discovery, registration, and control.
The compact and fanless IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter receives SMPTE ST 2110 over 10GigE connectivity and formats the data for output as video and audio on a full-size HDMI interface, with simultaneous analog audio output via an RCA interface.
New v1.1 firmware for the device includes:
- Support for 10-bit, 4:2:2 uncompressed UltraHD (3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30)
- Discovery, registration, and control
- Ember Plus (Control only)
“We’re excited to bring IPR-10G-HDMI users new UltraHD support with v1.1 firmware, as the update meets a critical need in the market, allowing professionals to output UltraHD signals across IP networks to the latest HDMI devices and displays,” says Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.
IPR-10G-HDMI v1.1 firmware can be downloaded today for free from AJA’s support page. IPR-10G-HDMI is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $1145 US MSRP.