AJA KONA 5 PCIe Card

Product SKU: KONA-5-R0-S01

AJA KONA 5 PCIe Card, 8K/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD support, 4:4:4 and 4:2:2, 10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/Dual Link/HD/SD, 12-bit color support, HDMI 2.0 output

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AJA KONA 5 PCIe Card

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AJA KONA 5 PCIe Card

With the  AJA KONA 5 PCIe you can take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the KONA product line. KONA 5 is AJA’s blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows.

Whether you are working with HFR 8K/4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit* color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

For HDR workflows, KONA 5 supports HDR10 and HLG* for rich color delivery over HDMI 2.0. KONA 5 has the power for the work you do today and into the future.

Professional Connectivity: 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0

KONA 5 boasts 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI spigots with a Reference Input and 4K/UltraHD I/O can be achieved with either a single 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI cable, or quad 3G-SDI cables. 2K/HD I/O can be achieved with a single 3G-SDI cable, or dual link 1.5G-SDI, while allowing capture and monitoring via SDI to take place simultaneously.

A full-sized HDMI 2.0 connection offers monitoring and output, with HDR , Deep Color and HFR support. Across the board, KONA 5 is the professionals choice for post, broadcast, graphics, virtual sets, pre-viz, live compositing and more.

Extended Connectivity

KONA 5 ships with an included breakout cable that offers extensive connectivity for AES, RS-422 control support and Reference:

8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) In
8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) Out
RS-422 9-pin connector for control
LTC In and Out

 

Features

  • Supports 8K/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60 fps
  • Supports 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 workflows
  • 10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/Dual Link/HD/SD input and output
  • 12-bit color support (application dependent)
  • HDMI 2.0 output (4K/UltraHD HFR 4:2:2 10-bit)
  • HDR10 support – HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with
  • HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support
  • 8-Ch AES/EBU, 8-Ch embedded HDMI, and 16-Ch embedded SDI digital audio I/O
  • Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
  • Extend external connectivity with included breakout cable
  • RS-422 support on 9-pin connector
  • macOS, Windows and Linux support
Video Formats

(8K) 8192 x 4320p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(UltraHD2) 7680 x 4320p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
(HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94

Note: High Frame Rate and 8K/UltraHD2 capabilities are dependent on host system attributes. Not all systems and configurations will support all frame rates and raster sizes.

Video Input Digital

12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit
3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 (4x BNC)
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC), 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit

*Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility. Note: KONA 5 SDI connectors are HD BNC

Video Output Digital

12G-SDI*, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
6G-SDI*, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit
3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 (4x BNC)
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC), 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit
HDMI v2.0
30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-bit and 8-bit
HDR10 Support** – HDR Infoframe metadata, compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
HLG Support** – compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G

*Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
**HDR support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.

Note: KONA 5 SDI connectors are HD BNC

SDI I/O

SDI connections are bidirectional
2K/HD, capture and monitoring is simultaneous
4K/UltraHD with 12G-SDI, capture and monitoring is simultaneous.
4K/UltraHD with 3G-SDI, all four connections must be used for either Input or Output.
8K/UltraHD2 with 12G-SDI, connections must be used for either Input or Output.

Note: When connections are configured for 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, only UltraHD/4K/UltraHD2/8K formats are supported.

Audio Input Digital

16-channel, 24 and 16-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 24 and 16-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (via 4x BNC on breakout cable)

Audio Output Digital

16-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-Channel, 16 and 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (via 4x BNC on breakout cable)

Downstream Keyer

Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte

Reference

Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) or HD Tri-Level Sync (1V) (via 1x HD-BNC at PCIe bracket)
Reference input is terminated into 75 ohms when Genlock is set to Ref In

Timecode

LTC timecode input and output (via 2x BNC on breakout cable)
LTC timecode input (via 2-pin header on PCIe card)
LTC timecode input (via HD-BNC at PCIe bracket)

Electrical Interface

8-lane PCIe 3.0

Machine Control

RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via breakout cable)

Size (w x d x h)

0.75" x 6.9" x 5.0" (19.05 x 175.26 x 127.00 mm)

Environment

Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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