AJA KONA® 4
Powerful integration. Professional connectivity.
£1,940.00 Price excludes VAT
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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.
• Supports 4K and UltraHD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60p
• Real-time up, down, cross-conversion with pristine 10-bit quality
• 3G-SDI and 1.5G-SDI formats supported
• HDMI 1.4b (UltraHD 50/60p 8-bit 4:2:0)
• HDR support: HDR-10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
• Supports 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 workflows
• 8-lane PCIe 2.0
• 8-ch AES/EBU, 8-ch embedded HDMI, and 16-ch embedded SDI digital audio I/O
• Extend external connectivity incl LTC, Ref and RS-422
with the supplied breakout cable.
• macOS, Windows and Linux support
• Compatible with leading creative apps
• Three-year warranty
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 analogue 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.
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.
For productions handling high-resolution workflows all the way up to 4K, KONA 4 is a perfect video and audio I/O companion.
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 4 3G-SDI connections. Create a beautiful and detailed slow motion with an engaging cinematic feel via AJA Control Room.
High Frame Rate support
KONA 4 has the power to support 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) at 50p and 60p for the most demanding 4K and UltraHD workflows.
4K HDMI output
The HDMI output is capable of displaying 4K/UltraHD via HDMI to many of the latest UltraHD monitors, making full-resolution monitoring affordable while still maintaining pristine image quality.
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 filmmakers 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.
The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images to be overlaid on the input video to the card for easy overlays.
AJA Technical Support is recognized as one of the best in the industry and provided at no additional charge. Our support team will work with you to solve any issues you might encounter and ensure you are up and running as quickly as possible.
KONA 4 supports macOS, Windows and Linux, providing incredible 4K
and multi-channel power for a wide range of applications.
Extend your Connectivity with K3G-Box
The optional K3G-Box breakout box and cables allow KONA 4 to integrate easily into rack environments, enabling quick access to all video and audio connections without having to get at the back of the tower computer.
Additional K3G-Box functionality over the standard breakout cable comes in the form of eight additional AES audio channels, 2-channel RCA analogue audio monitoring jacks, and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors.
AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your KONA installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue, AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.
KONA products are covered by a generous three year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.