IBC 2017: AJA Video Systems debuts openGear 3G-SDI multi-mode fiber cards, announces HDR10+ support for 4K products
AJA Video Systems has added new 3G-SDI Multi-Mode fiber extender cards to its line of openGear compatible video and audio rack cards for use in openGear frames and AJA’s OG-3 2RU frame. openGear is Ross Video’s open-architecture, modular frame system supported by a diverse range of equipment manufacturers.
The new openGear Multi-Mode cards facilitate affordable and flexible optical transmission and reception, and include:
— OG-FIBER-TR-MM transceiver
— OG-FIBER-T-MM transmitter
— OG-FIBER-R-MM receiver
— OG-FIBER-2T-MM dual-channel transmitter
— OG-FIBER-2R-MM dual-channel receiver
“We’ve seen a growing demand for our line of openGear compatible cards since their initial release, with customers appreciating the density and reliability of the openGear platform,” says Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “These new cards enable fiber optic cable runs with cost effective and flexible Multi-Mode cabling.”
The company also announced support for HDR10+ in the developer SDK for the company’s award-winning video and audio I/O products that support 4K workflows. This new development will be demonstrated at IBC with pre-release SDK software supporting the dynamic metadata that HDR10+ delivers.
“With dynamic metadata, picture quality can be adjusted scene-by-scene, and the image quality is stunning,” says Rashby. “We’re very excited about offering HDR10+ support as part of our SDK available to developer partners, ensuring our partners can bring all the latest tools for HDR production to users as fast as possible.”
HDR 10+ builds from HDR 10, adding dynamic metadata and more, allowing for scene-by-scene or even shot-by-shot variation. The standard allows for recognizing a display’s color space and more.
– SMPTE 2094-40 Dynamic Metadata for Color Volume Transforms (DMCVT)
– Color transforms optimized for each scene, and each display
– Metadata tracks carry supplementary color grading information
– Minimum signal interface: HDMI 2.0a
– Playback color representation BT.2020 or BT. 709 dependent on display
– Playback transfer function: ST 2084
– Playback bit depth: 10-bit
– Open standard
OEM partners and developers are encouraged to sign up for AJA’s developer program for access to AJA’s SDK package. HDR10+ support is currently a feature within the beta SDK for products that include KONA 4, Io 4K and the new Thunderbolt 3 enabled Io 4K Plus with 4K support.