GRASS VALLEY, CA - AJA introduced a new line of video capture cards for PCs at the recent NAB Post+ show in New York City. Two of the new cards from the Xena family are designed for HD/SD workflows.
The Xena line is a retail line that includes the LH (PCI/PCI-X compatible) and LHe (PCIe compatible) models – both of which support combined HD/SD workflows. The cards will ship at the end of November along with AJA's standalone deck-control/playback/capture application, Machina, and a collection of plug-ins for After Effects, Photoshop, Combustion and Fusion.
The LH offers I/O for both SD and HD. Priced at $1,790, it supports native 10-bit resolution and a broad range of file formats, including, DPX, Cineon, TGA, TIFF, BMP, and uncompressed AVI, and QuickTime. Xena LH also includes support for multi-channel audio.