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KONA 3G 3G-SDI Video I/O Card (10 bit 4:4:4 Video Capture/25p/4k) by AJA

KONA 3G 3G-SDI Video I/O Card (10 bit 4:4:4 Video Capture/25p/4k) by AJA

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KONA 3G offers users a single, powerful card with support for 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces to provide the highest quality for your images.
  • Brand
    AJA
  • SKU
    KONA 3G
  • Weight
    3.00 lbs
  • Warranty
    5 Years
  • Condition
    New
  • Status
    Discontinued
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  • $1995.00


The power to perform

KONA 3G is a video and audio desktop I/O card that provides professionals with unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K - all with full 10-bit uncompressed clarity.

KONA 3G supports Dual Link 4:4:4 HD-SDI, with full-bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB at 10-bits for 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF and 720p formats. KONA 3G can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats for single link HD-SDI monitoring and output.

With a broadcast-quality up/down/cross-converter and the ability to work in 3D, KONA 3G has the power for the work you do today and into the future.

Futureproof for 4K workflows

KONA 3G is futureproof, allowing you to easily work in HD and 2K and switch to working at 4K resolution all on the same hardware.

Leading the way for quality 4K capture, monitoring and output, KONA 3G offers 4K in both YCbCr and RGB. When 4K mode is selected, the four SDI connectors are remapped as I/O for handling the four quadrants of a 4K picture. A large number of 4K formats are supported for this emerging workflow.

3D ready and able

KONA 3G enables simple and affordable 3D workflows using the standard hardware, with no additional equipment required.

Through SDI, you can output discrete left and right eye feeds with a simple Stereo button choice in the AJA Control Panel. In addition, all the muxed feeds for SDI stereo monitoring are accessible through tight integration with 3rd-party application timelines for stereo monitoring.

Through HDMI 1.4a, you can utilize more affordable 3D monitors for side-by-side and Top Bottom needs.

Powerful connectivity

For SDI video, the card features two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and two outputs - or for 4K all four SDI connectors can be used for capture and output - HDMI 1.4a monitoring output, LTC input and output, one connection for Genlock input, and configurable 3x BNC HD/SD analog video output.

For audio, tie the KONA 3G to a digital audio mixer or DAW output with 8-channel 24-bit 48kHz or 96kHz AES audio via BNC connections on the supplied breakout cable - or get the optional K3G-Box to output an even larger 16-channels of AES audio.

KONA 3G's high-quality input sample-rate conversion on AES inputs eliminates the need for audio source synchronization. For multi-channel audio mastering, 16-channel SDI embedded 24-bit 48kHz audio provides the power you need to integrate into any audio environment.

Integrated AJA hardware conversion

KONA 3G features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motion adaptive SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD cross-conversion, HD to SD down-conversion, and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analog output. Since all conversion functionality on the KONA 3G is hardware-based, it's available on ingest or playback.

Uniquely, the KONA 3G can cross-convert 720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98. Cross-conversion is particularly valuable in today's multi-format HD post environment where producing pristine 720p or 1080i signals at-will helps streamline dailies and deliverables.

Internal SD/HD hardware downstream keyer

KONA 3G features a powerful hardware downstream keyer that can place graphic files with an alpha channel over the video being input to the board-or a selectable color matte - or the contents of the card's framebuffer. The downstream keyer can also key a QuickTime video clip that has an alpha channel by playing it in realtime, via the supplied AJA TV application, over live video coming into the card.

Extensive software support

KONA 3G is supported by an extensive list of professional software for editing, visual effects, graphics and more allowing the same KONA 3G card to be used by many different applications on the same system. In addition, AJA provides several free applications that enable you to utilize the power of the KONA 3G card even without having to run a particular software package. This allows you to create unique workflows without tying up valuable resources unnecessarily.

Extend your Connectivity with K3G-Box

The optional K3G-Box breakout box and cables allow KONA 3G 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 analog audio monitoring jacks, and looping BNC Genlock reference connectors.

Video Formats
  • 525i 29.97
  • 525i 23.98*
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 2K
    • 2048 x 1080P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50 and 60
    • 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
    • 2048 x 1556p 15, 14.98
    • 2048 x 1556PsF 15, 23.98, 24
  • 4K
    • 3840x2160P 23.98, 24, 25
    • 4096x2160P 23.98, 24, 25
    • 3840x2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
    • 4096x2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
Software-dependent Formats

* These formats are dependent on specific software functionality and are not normal 'over-the-wire' formats.

  • 525i 23.98
  • 720P 23.98, 24 , 25 , 29.97, 30
Video Input Digital
  • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8- or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/QuadHD 422 and 444 (4 x BNC)
  • 1D LUT Support
Video Output Digital
  • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
  • Single link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • dual link HD 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/QuadHD 422 and 444 (4 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.4, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60 (1 x mini-HDMI)
Video Output Analog
  • Composite/S-Video (Y/C) (1 x BNC/2x BNC+Adaptor)
  • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
  • Component (3 x BNC)
  • HD: YPbPr, RGB
  • SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
  • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.0 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .2 dB to 1 MHz C Frequency Response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <1% Diff Phase
  • <1% Diff Gain
  • <1 ns Y/C delay inequity
Downstream Keyer
  • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte.
Audio Input Digital
  • 16-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (via 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
  • 16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous (via 8 x BNC on optional K3G-Box)
Audio Output Digital
  • 16-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (via 4 x BNC on breakout cable)
  • 16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous (via 8 x BNC on optional K3G-Box)
Audio Output Analog
  • 2-channel unbalanced output (via 2 x RCA jacks on optional K3G-Box)
Up-Conversion
  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Pillar box 4:3:results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
  • Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
  • Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
  • Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
Down-conversion
  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
  • Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
Cross-conversion
  • Hardware 10-bit
  • 1080i to 720P
  • 720P to 1080i
  • 720P to 1080PsF
SD to SD aspect ratio conversion
  • Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image.
  • H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
  • SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
  • V Crop: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image.
Timecode
  • LTC timecode input and output (via 1 x BNC each)
Reference Input
  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
  • looping
  • 75 ohm on optional K3G-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable
Machine Control
  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable or optional K3G-Box)
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
    1 GND
    2 RX-
    3 TX+
    4 GND
    5 No Collection
    6 GND
    7 RX+
    8 TX-
    9 GND
    Shell GND
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Our main goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with our service and products. If, for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund. Our 30-day money back guarantee applies to all of the products we sell, except for: TVs and monitors 20" and larger, Special Order merchandise, or any item indicated as non-returnable. Shipping is not refundable. Prior to returning your purchase, a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number will be provided to you.

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Refunds on returned items will be issued in the same payment form as received from the customer at the time of purchase. Once we receive the product and it passes inspection, we will credit your account. Please allow 3 - 6 business days for a credit to appear on your account.

Exchanges:
If the item was sent back to us for an exchange, please allow 3 - 5 business days for the replacement to be processed.

No Returns/Exchanges on the following:

TVs and monitors 20" and larger
Special Order merchandise
Any item indicated on the website as non-returnable

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    We offer free ground shipping on every purchase of $300 and more for US and US territory. We deliver worldwide.
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  • Return Policy
    We Offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee