Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL2416 (April 8, 2019)—AJA Video Systems has announced support for the ProRes family in AJA Control Room v15.2 software. AJA Control Room, together with KONA 5, AJA’s PCIe card, extends the workflow to 8K/UHD2 frame sizes at 60p.
"Our engineering teams have worked closely with Apple over the years to continually support the most advanced workflows that our customers demand," said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. "With this new level of Apple ProRes support in AJA Control Room, we’re thrilled to bring one of the most popular video formats in professional workflows to all our supported platforms. Extending our high-quality, high-performance options to all video professionals and combined with the KONA 5, our customers can take advantage of a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective 8K capture and playback solution."
AJA Control Room is a powerful capture and media player application that extends Apple ProRes support to Windows and Linux, enabling delivery of an unparalleled combination of performance, impressive image-quality preservation, and reduced storage rates for high-bit-depth 4:2:2 and 4:4:4:4 video— all the benefits of ProRes to any media professional in post production.
AJA Control Room 15.2 is a free cross-platform software for capture, conversion, playback, VTR control, and output that works as a standalone professional media player, even on systems without AJA hardware installed. Whether using tape, files, or Broadcast IP, users now have a unified experience on all platforms, macOS®, Windows®, or Linux®. For more information visit: https://www.aja.com/products/aja-control-room
The KONA 5 capture and output card is interoperable with standard creative tools such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Apple® Final Cut Pro X, and Avid® Media Composer,® leveraging AJA’s proven macOS and Windows drivers and application plug-ins. The 8-lane PCIe card supports simultaneous capture with pass through monitoring when using 12G-SDI, and offers HDMI 2.0 output for connecting to the latest displays. KONA 5 supports 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/output for 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 4K 60p at YUV 10-bit 4:2:2 and support for RGB 12-bit 4:4:4 up to 4K 30p. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/kona-5.