AJA To Highlight New 12G-SDI, IP and HDR Solutions At 2018 SMPTE LA

AJA Video recently announced new tools and updates that optimize the creation and delivery of multi-format content, allowing professionals to embrace the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 technology, as well as emerging IP and HDR standards and formats. The stated goal is to address the dynamic needs of production, post, broadcast, streaming and AV professionals.

At the 2018 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the company will demonstrate its latest KONA 5 card with 12G-SDI I/O. It will also show its IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 receivers. There’s also a new HDR Image Analyzer,

AJA Video will also show updates for its KONA, Io and T-TAP I/O products, FS-HDR converter, Ki Pro Ultra Plus digital recorder and player, and HELO for H.264 streaming and recording.

The KONA 5 is an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O card that supports 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/output for workstations or a Thunderbolt 3-connected chassis. It enables single cable 4K/UltraHD and HD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows. For developers, AJA’s SDK enables multi-channel 12G-SDI I/O for multiple 4K streams of input or output.

A new of Desktop Software v15 adds support for KONA 5, which can be used with a range of creative applications from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Telestream and others via AJA’s integrated application plug-ins and drivers. Desktop Software v15 also includes new AJA Control Room features, such as the ability to now use it as a stand-alone professional software player, even when not connected to AJA hardware. This version also offers several KONA, Io and T-TAP enhancements. It is available now as a free download.

The company will also show new IP mini-converters (models IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI). These SMPTE ST 2110-compatible video and audio receivers include dual 10 GigE SFP+ cages that provide hitless switching for redundancy protection in critical distribution and monitoring applications. They also feature support for bridging UltraHD and HD signals over IP to HDMI and HD signals to 3G-SDI.

The HDR Image Analyzer is an HDR analysis and monitoring appliance powered by Colorfront software that offers an advanced toolset for quality control (QC) and mastering of 4K/UltraHD/HD HDR and WCG content.

Finally, AJA Video’s latest (v3.0) firmware for its HELO H.264 streaming and recording device will be highlighted, featuring new enhancements for keeping current with the latest Facebook protocols, improved system and network security, and customized language options in HELO’s web UI. It is now available as a free download.

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