AJA Video Systems announced that the new AJA Corvid Ultra OEM cards are supported on the Quantel Pablo Rio. This is the first time that Quantel have offered operability with any video card other than their own, and AJA's Corvid Ultra is the exclusive third-party solution delivering 4K workflows with Pablo Rio. Quantel is the latest OEM partner for AJA's Corvid line of video I/O solutions, and will offer Corvid Ultra with turnkey Pablo Rio systems.
Pablo Rio is Quantel's software-based color and interactive finishing system running on standard off-the-shelf hardware. Pablo Rio customers have the freedom to custom configure systems; Quantel also offers turnkey systems including a Corvid Ultra that are sold directly to end users.
Corvid Ultra is AJA's newest OEM solution supporting 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate (DI) workflows with high frame rate support and breakthrough scaling capabilities for all resolutions. With support for high frame rates (48p and 60p), 4K and stereoscopic workflows, Corvid Ultra provides maximum performance for critical applications like the Quantel Pablo Rio.
In other news, AJA revealed support for Pro Tools HDX and Pro Tools Native platforms with the entire AJA line of KONA and Io products. AJA supports all of the Standard Definition and High Definition frame rates and resolutions that ProTools currently utilizes through the Avid Video Engine. Professional video products from AJA that support ProTools include KONA LHe+, KONA LHi, KONA 3 and KONA 3G, Io Express and Thunderbolt-based Io XT and T-TAP.
AJA also announced an OEM relationship with FilmLight through which its KONA 3G capture and playback card will support multi-channel ingest and playout for FilmLight's new FLIP real-time image processor. FilmLight will bundle AJA's KONA 3G as part of FLIP, which is designed to take the power of complex Baselight color correction live on set. Leveraging KONA 3G, FLIP users will be able to easily preview the color grading of live raw footage with a range of HD video I/O channel combinations and can set FLIP to record or playback multiple HD-SDI streams such as 1 in and 3 out, 2 in and 2 out, 3 in and 1 out.
FilmLight's FLIP applies lookup tables, grades and filter effects to the live output of a camera while shooting on set. Inserted directly in the single or dual-link HD-SDI feed between camera and monitor, it utilizes GPU accelerated hardware, Baselight grading and Truelight 3D LUT technology to apply looks to raw footage to preview how the final grade will appear in post. Features include real-time complex color correction, multiple streams of HD video in and out, support for CDL and ARRI Look oriented workflows, and more.
KONA 3G is AJA's professional video and audio desktop I/O card with 10-bit uncompressed video 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O, HDMI 1.4a output for stereographic monitoring to consumer 3D displays, 4K I/O, 8-channel AES digital audio I/O (16-channel AES with optional K3G-Box) and 16-channel SDI embedded audio I/O. The solution also features real-time hardware-based up/down/cross conversion to support a wide range of formats, a hardware-based downstream keyer and more.