GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) announces support for new HDR and JPEG 2000 workflows with the new spring releases of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. AJA’s new Desktop Software v13 brings new HDR support, which will enable HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro with the AJA KONA 4 desktop I/O card or an AJA Io 4K Thunderbolt enabled I/O device. Additionally, AJA’s next-generation KONA IP desktop card and new optional firmware, support uncompressed input from JPEG 2000 streams, and realtime encoding of JPEG 2000 streams from Adobe Premiere Pro. Both of these workflows are being demonstrated at AJA’s booth at NAB.
New support for HLG affords Adobe PremierePro editors using AJA’s KONA 4 or Io 4K hardware more flexibility when working with HDR material. Now KONA 4 and Io 4K users can accurately monitor in HDR while using the new workflow tools within Premiere Pro.
The new JPEG 2000 firmware license option for KONA IP enables real time input and output from and to JPEG 2000, encoded within an MPEG 2 transport stream. Adobe Premiere Pro editors using KONA IP will now have the ability to participate within IP-based JPEG 2000 workflows and connect around the globe with AIMS Broadcast IP interoperability compliance.
“AJA has been a long-standing provider of reliable and flexible companion I/O hardware for our video solutions,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for professional video at Adobe. “We’re excited that AJA is introducing technology updates that will help our users make the transition to HDR and IP-based workflows.”
“Adobe is a leader supporting advanced video workflows, and the addition of support for HLG enables a seamless path to HDR for Premiere Pro editors,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “AJA has also been an early supporter of IP-based post and broadcast ecosystems, and we’re pleased to offer JPEG 2000 capture and playout from Premiere Pro with our KONA IP cards.”
New Desktop Software v13 featuring support for HLG playout from Premiere Pro will be available as a free download from AJA’s support page (www.aja.com/support ) soon. Optional JPEG 2000 license support for KONA IP will sell for $250 US MSRP with an availability date to be announced soon.