AJA KONA 4

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AJA KONA 4

KONA 4 is a powerful 4-channel video and audio desktop I/O card with unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K, and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 sampling for fantastic image clarity and 12-bit support.

For HDR* workflows, KONA 4 supports HDR10+, HLG, PQ, and Dolby Vision for rich colour delivery over SDI and/or HDMI. 

KONA 4 works with AJA's Control Room, Control Panel software, and SDK tools, providing support for leading content creation applications, such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Apple® Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer®, FilmLight products, and more.  KONA 4 has the power for the work you do today and into the future. *Application Dependent

AJA Kona 4

PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIVITY

KONA 4 features bi-directional 3G-SDI connections that can be used for input and output. 16-Channels of embedded audio over SDI for multi-channel audio work and HDMI 2.0b monitoring output. LTC I/O, Genlock input, RS-422 control, configurable 3 x BNC SD/HD analog video output and 8-channel AES audio I/O with the K3G-Box all allow KONA 4 to integrate into a variety of workflows from HDR to HFR, 4K to Multi-Channel HD for streaming and more.

APPLE M1 CHIP SUPPORT

Desktop Software v16.1 and above is optimized for the Apple M1 chip with native support for AJA macOS drivers, application plug-ins, AJA Control Room, AJA Control Panel, AJA System Test and AJA NMOS software.

FEATURES

  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
  • 4x bidirectional 3G-SDI spigots with 16-channel embedded audio
  • HDMI 1.4b monitoring with 8-channel embedded audio, plus 4K to HD downsampling
  • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit and YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit HFR workflows supported
  • 10-bit LUT support (.cube)
  • Real time up, down, cross-conversion (HD/SD)
  • 4K Closed Caption Support
  • VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry, and Luminance via SDI
  • PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support
  • HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
  • Includes support for the Apple M1 chip
  • Compatible with OBS Studio, vMix, Telestream Wirecast, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple FCP, Avid Media Composer, and much more.
  • Includes support for the new Apple M1 chip
  • Included breakout cable for Ref (Analog or Tri-level), LTC, RS-422, 8-ch AES/EBU
  • Extend external connectivity with K3G-BOX breakout box
  • Three year warranty
APPLE M1
KONA 4 workflow

WORKFLOW

Connect your digital sources via 3G-SDI to KONA 4 for capture to a wide variety of formats.

Monitor via HDMI output (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision* and HDR10+*), and master to destinations using high quality professional SDI outputs, machine control and analog or tri-level reference. 

*Dolby Vision and HDR10+ integration available when using the AJA SDK.

AJA HDR

HDR

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.

KONA 4 HDR workflows can also benefit from AJA's Control Room application and it's companion, AJA Control Panel, which comes complete with built-in HDR test patterns. 

AJA Control Room provides VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance transfer characteristics over SDI, bringing flexible output options to your KONA 4. HDMI ports that were already HDR compatible will work simultaneously, for HDR output via both SDI and HDMI.

 

AJA Control Room software adds support for HDR metadata capture from an incoming SDI or HDMI signal. The captured .mov video file will have embedded HDR metadata, allowing the file to be played back at its intended dynamic range.

AJA Control Room software also provides the KONA 4 with HDR Auto Playback Detection. Embedded HDR metadata in a recorded .mov file, is read and used to automatically set the HDR format on the monitor(s) connected to the KONA 4 HDMI and/or SDI outputs. Support for file-based .mov HDR outputs with metadata from Adobe Premiere Pro/Adobe Media Encoder HDR files is also available. Screening those rendered outputs is a simple and hi-quality experience with AJA Control Room. Every frame is presented in its full-quality, at the timing intended, and with the proper HDR format set correctly and automatically.

Apple Mac Pro Compatible

AJA offers full compatibility for the new Apple Mac Pro, including support for AJA Control Room with Metal compatibility as well as extensive support for a range of applications. macOS support for 12.x (Monterey), 11.0 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave) is also offered with KONA 4.

For productions handling high resolution workflows all the way up to 4K, KONA 4 is a perfect video and audio I/O companion.

Powerful

KONA 4’s extensive 4K support allows output directly from editing systems to 4K projectors or monitors, including HFR support at 50/60 fps and 4K HDMI output to support the latest UltraHD monitors, allowing editors and clients to view full resolution 4K images as they work.

KONA 4 also supports AJA Raw capture at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI connections. Create beautiful and detailed slow motion with an engaging cinematic feel via AJA Control Room.

Unreal engine and AJA

KONA 4 Operating System Compatibilites

  • macOS support for 12.x (Monterey), 11.0 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave).

  • Linux Ubuntu support for 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS.

  • Linux Redhat/CentOS (8) and (7) support.

  • Windows 11, 10 and updates.

 

AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22

Capture real time footage with KONA 4 over SDI from high quality cameras, meld your footage with your virtual environment created by the Unreal Engine and send it back out in real time to air - a growing need for broadcasters, augmented reality (AR) needs and more.

Digital film makers also benefit with these new workflows: On set, enhance your live action VFX work with the ability to see a full composite live during the course of the shoot. This results in fewer reshoots, the ability for actors to understand the virtual environment they are working within for stronger performances and ultimately leads to a range of efficiencies and cost savings with the added benefit of a smoother transition into post production.

Quick Start Guide on using KONA 4 with Unreal Engine

Windows, Linux and Mac
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