NAB — AJA Video Systems has announced support for new HDR and JPEG 2000 workflows with the new spring releases of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. AJA’s new Desktop Software v13 brings new HDR support, which will enable HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro with the AJA KONA 4 desktop I/O card or an AJA Io 4K Thunderbolt enabled I/O device.
Additionally, AJA’s next-generation KONA IP desktop card and new optional firmware, support uncompressed input from JPEG 2000 streams, and realtime encoding of JPEG 2000 streams from Adobe Premiere Pro.
New support for HLG affords Adobe PremierePro editors using AJA’s KONA 4 or Io 4K hardware more flexibility when working with HDR material. Now KONA 4 and Io 4K users can accurately monitor in HDR while using the new workflow tools within Premiere Pro.
The new JPEG 2000 firmware license option for KONA IP enables real time input and output from and to JPEG 2000, encoded within an MPEG 2 transport stream. Adobe Premiere Pro editors using KONA IP will now have the ability to participate within IP-based JPEG 2000 workflows and connect around the globe with AIMS Broadcast IP interoperability compliance.
New Desktop Software v13 featuring support for HLG playout from Premiere Pro will be available as a free download from AJA’s support page (www.aja.com/support ) soon. Optional JPEG 2000 license support for KONA IP will sell for $250 with an availability date to be announced soon.