April 21, 2009


AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced the KONA LHi, AJA's newest uncompressed video capture and playback card for SD, HD, and 3G SDI single-link 4:2:2 formats for Apple Mac Pro systems. The KONA LHi is making its debut at the AJA Booth SL2513.
The AJA KONA LHi allows legacy analog devices alongside the newest 3G SDI and HDMI v1.3a enabled products to interface to the latest PCIe Apple MacOSX hardware, with integrated support for Apple Final Cut Studio and other QuickTime software applications. The card also features AJA's 10-bit SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD cross-conversion, and HD to SD down-conversion, providing flexibility when working with multiple SD and HD formats.
The AJA KONA LHi enables editing, monitoring, and mastering of professional-quality video. Since all of KONALHi's conversions are hardware-based, they are available all the time-during ingest or playback. Outputs can be configured independently, allowing users to have simultaneous HD and SD output -- or two different types of HD, 720 or 1080, output via cross-conversion.
The KONA LHi is available immediately for $1495 via AJA's worldwide network of channel partners. The optional KLHi-Box breakout box is also available now for $349.
For a limited time, the KONA LHe uncompressed video capture and playback card will be available at the special price of $1295, a savings of nearly $500.