AMSTERDAM — At IBC 2018, AJA (www.aja.com) announced new tools and updates that optimize the creation and delivery of multi-format content. The new tools allow professionals to embrace the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 technology, as well as emerging IP and HDR standards and formats.
industry-leading Kona line, Kona 5, is an eight-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O card that supports 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/output for workstations or Thunderbolt 3-connected chassis. Kona 5 enables single-cable 4K/UltraHD and HD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows, and for developers, AJA’s SDK enables multi-channel 12G-SDI I/O for multiple 4K streams of input or output. Available fall 2018 for $2995 US MSRP.
Desktop Software V.15 introduces support for Kona 5, which can be used with a range of creative applications from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Telestream and others via AJA’s integrated application plug-ins and drivers. Desktop Software V.15 also includes new AJA Control Room features, including the ability to now use it as a standalone professional software player, even when not connected to AJA hardware. This version also offers several Kona, Io and T-TAP enhancements. It willbe available this fall as a free download.
IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 video and audio receivers feature dual 10 GigE SFP+ cages that provide hitless switching for redundancy protection in critical distribution and monitoring applications. The Mini-Converters also include support for bridging UltraHD and HD signals over IP to HDMI and HD signals to 3G-SDI, and discovery, registration and control, among several other features. They will be available this fall for $1,295 each.
AJA has also reduced the price of its previously announced IPR-10G-HDMI to $1,145.
The HDR Image Analyzer, an HDR analysis and monitoring appliance powered by Colorfront software, offers an advanced toolset for quality control (QC) and mastering of 4K/UltraHD/HD HDR and WCG content. It will be available this fall for $1,5995.
Version 2.6 software for AJA’s FS-HDR realtime HDR/WCG converter includes color transformation enhancements, 3D LUT upload support, and ganged operations with multiple FS-HDRs for 8K workflows. FS-HDR V.2.6 offers more flexibility to achieve a consistent final look when working with a range of 4K and HD SDR and HDR formats. It will be available in the fall as a free download.
Version 4.0 firmware for AJA’s Ki Pro Ultra Plus ProRes/DNx recorder/player is packed with recording customization improvements, including support for file naming, timecode super out controls, forced rollover of recording media, and audio channel mapping. It will be available this fall as a free download.
And Version 3.0 firmware for AJA’s Helo H.264 streaming and recording device features new enhancements for keeping current with the latest Facebook protocols, improving system and network security, and customizing language options in Helo’s Web UI. It will be available as a free download this fall.