Grass Valley, Calif. - AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced that Autodesk has qualified the Kona 3 as the only digital video I/O card approved to work with Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing software running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Autodesk has incorporated AJA video cards into its advanced systems products, including Flame, Inferno, and Lustre, since 2006. KONA 3 is AJA's top of the line 10-bit uncompressed capture and playback card which
delivers flexible video I/O options to customers of Autodesk's newly released Smoke creative editorial and finishing software for the Mac.
"We've had a successful track record with integration of AJA's OEM technologies in our advanced systems products for many years now," says Stig Gruman, vice president, Autodesk Digital Entertainment. "With the
eagerly anticipated release of Smoke on the Mac, it's imperative that Autodesk customers have a reliable video I/O solution and the AJA KONA card meets the stringent standards that our product engineers and users demand."
"The news of Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X has been received with great
enthusiasm by the professional Mac community in film and television," saiys Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. "Autodesk is so committed to this community and the release of Smoke on the Mac continues this support. We are delighted that once again AJA can enhance the workflow of this
talented group of editors and digital artists."