Desktop I/O

KONA cards support the broadest range of creative software for editorial, colour, mastering, HDR, dailies, live streaming, graphics, game capture and much more. KONA provides powerful I/O solutions for the most demanding tasks from 8K to 4K, Multi-Channel HD, HDR, Streaming and Broadcast IP.

KONA has incredibly wide application compatibility. Out-of-the-box, your AJA hardware and software supports Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Avid Media Composer and many more, via AJA’s Desktop software drivers and application plug-ins. Pick your application of choice and KONA connects it to your world.

All KONA cards feature on-board connectivity, allowing you to use the card without breakout cables or breakout boxes. KONA cards feature an included breakout cable, with an optional breakout box available on most models. From 12G-SDI and HDMI v2.0 to AES, Analog and RS-422 connectivity, KONA has you covered.  For more information on software compatibility for the Kona Family check out this chart.


Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the KONA product line. KONA 5 is AJA’s blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows.

Whether you are working with HFR 8K/UltraHD2, 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Colour and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit* color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

For HDR workflows, KONA 5 supports HDR10 and HLG* for rich color delivery over HDMI 2.0. KONA 5 has the power for the work you do today and into the future.
*Application dependent



Designed for broadcast, post and ProAV, as well as OEM developers, KONA 1 is a robust, cost efficient single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p I/O card with serial control and reference/LTC. KONA 1 features standard application plug-ins and supports capture, monitoring and/or playback with software applications from AJA, Adobe®, Avid®, Apple®, Telestream and more as well as AJA SDK support. KONA 1 enables simultaneous monitoring during capture (pass-through) and includes: full size SDI ports supporting 3G-SDI formats, embedded 16-channel SDI audio in/out, Genlock with reference/ LTC input and RS-422.



KONA HDMI is an 8-lane PCIe 2.0 multi-channel HDMI capture card, with all of the quality and flexibility you have come to expect from AJA.

Designed for the demands of multiple workflows such as gaming, streaming, VJ-ing, live events switching, vlogging, VR, post and broadcast, this powerful card boasts support for single channel capture up to 4K/UltraHD 60p or four channel capture up to 2K/HD 60p.

KONA HDMI is also supported by both the AJA SDK as well as Video for Linux®, making it a perfect choice for developers of multichannel HDMI ingest, switching, monitoring and communication solutions.
4x full size HDMI inputs

  • 4-Channels of 2K/HD HDMI Capture 
  • 2-Channels of 4K/UltraHD up to 60p over HDMI 2.0
  • Embedded HDMI audio up to eight channels per input 
  • Streaming/Switching compatibility with Telestream® Wirecast®, vMix® and more 
  • AJA Control Room™ capture support for NLE, Color Correction or VFX 
  • Three year warranty
  • Developer friendly: Use V4L2 or AJA’s own powerful SDK


KONA IP brings all of the expertise, power, quality and reliability behind the KONA product line, to the world of Video over IP for 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows.

KONA IP offers a tremendously flexible video and audio I/O platform with support for up to 4K/UltraHD with SMPTE ST 2110, support for up to 2K/HD with 2022-6, the ability to take advantage of 2022-7 redundancy for high availability architectures, and an option for compressed TR-01 JPEG 2000 workflows, KONA IP ensures you have all the tools you need to succeed as the prevalence of video over IP increases.

On the desktop, KONA IP seamlessly supports Apple® FCPX, Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Avid® Media Composer®, AJA Control Room and other leading editorial, effects and production tools. For creative users the experience of using favored applications remains unchanged, with some differences only in setting up for capture or output with the same AJA Control Panel creative users are used to.

For developers, the same AJA SDK used for SDI and HDMI devices is also used for KONA IP, meaning zero delay in writing applications and creating systems with this powerful PCIe capture and output card.

And for any critical/enterprise scale media production installations, the additional peace of mind that comes with a 3 year warranty is standard with all KONA cards.



Convert to and from Digital or between Analog Video standards.

KONA 4 is a powerful 8-lane PCIe 2.0 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 HDR 10 and HLG* for rich colour delivery over HDMI. KONA 4 has the power for the work you do today and into the future. *Application Dependent.

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.

HDR or High Dynamic Range,  provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colours, 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 colours to be communicated to your audience.

KONA 4 provides this support for your 4K/UltraHD/2K and HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays in software v13 by offering HDR10 support with HDR 10 Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3 and HLG support on applicable HDMI displays. Desktop Software v13 introduces HLG support over HDMI for the latest versions of Adobe Premiere CC.

Kona X


Designed from the ground up to support next-generation AI and AR workflows, KONA X is a 4-lane, PCIe 3.0 video I/O card with two full-size, bidirectional 12G-SDI BNC connections and two full-size HDMI 2.0 connections, one for input and one for output. KONA X lets users achieve as low as sub-frame latencies with Streaming DMA (Direct Memory Access), which enables powerful real time workflows with no perceptible delay on I/O and processing crucial for implementations such as live sports and virtual production*.

Supporting 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, 10-bit 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 12-bit color spaces for pristine image quality, KONA X offers the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G-SDI and full-size HDMI 2.0 ports. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass-through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

KONA X is driven by AJA's Control Room and Control Panel software, with support for leading content creation applications, such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Apple® Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer®, FilmLight, OBS Studio, vMix, and much more. KONA X is also compatible with AJA's multi-platform Developer SDK.

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

KONA X has the horsepower for your work today and into the future.

*Application dependent

Kona XM


KONA XM represents a new generation of I/O technology from AJA that allows medical OEM developers to leverage streaming DMA (Direct Memory Access) to ensure ultra-low latency for the most mission-critical video applications, including surgical and medical video hardware devices. KONA XM is designed and certified to be the heart of the next generation medical video technology solutions.

KONA XM is a 4-lane, PCIe 3.0 video I/O card with dual 12G-SDI BNC connections, one for input and one for output, and two full-sized HDMI 2.0 connections, one for input and one for output. KONA XM provides an ultra-low latency design, which enables powerful real time workflows with no perceptible delay on I/O and processing.

KONA XM lets OEM developers achieve sub-frame latencies with GPUDirect DMA; the ability to transfer data from host memory into a hardware accelerator and stream the results back to host memory without using local FPGA memory as a temporary buffer.

KONA XM supports 4K/UltraHD/SD video healthcare innovation by developing world-class video devices that are ideally suited for OEM customers looking for reliable, best-in-class video I/O technology.

3 year warranty
AJA Desktop i/o products are covered by a three year warranty. Please see the individual product manuals for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.