AJA KONA LHe Plus 10-bit/8-bit SD/HD Video Capture Card

AJA KONA LHe Plus 10-bit/8-bit SD/HD Video Capture Card

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AJA KONA LHi - HD / SD 10-bit digital and 12-bit Analogue PCIe card, HDMI input and output (Win/Mac)

Editing driver that operates with Apple Mac hardware.
Regular Price $2,365.00 Special Price $2,028.00

The AJA KONA LHi bridges the gap between legacy analog devices and the latest 3G SDI and HDMI v1.3a enabled products. KONA LHi interfaces with the latest PCIe Apple Mac OSX hardware and QuickTime software applications. AJA drivers offer integrated support for Apple Final Cut Studio. KONA LHi allows editing, monitoring and mastering of professional quality video in an affordable, easy to use product.

KONA LHi offers a full host of no-compromise features: 10 or 8-bit uncompressed video, 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O including support for 1080p50/60, analog composite/S-Video/SD-HD component video I/O, 2-channel AES/8-channel SDI embedded audio I/O, 2-channel balanced audio I/O, and broadcastquality hardware-based up/down/cross-conversion for flexible SD and HD post production. Also, HDMI v1.3a capability at 30 bits per pixel allows full support of the latest 10-bit monitors.

As of March 15, 2010, the XENA product line will be merged with KONA to supply both PC and Mac users with a single set of cross-platform solutions.

  • KONA LHi has taken over the XENA LHi because these are identical items that work on different platforms. Now KONA is cross-platform the XENA product range is no longer needed
  • 3G/HD/SD SDI input/output
  • HDMI v1.3a w/Deep Color at 30/36 bits per pixel input/output
  • 12-bit HD analog component input/output
  • 12-bit SD analog component, composite, or S-Video input/output
  • 10-bit Hardware-based realtime up/down/cross-conversions
  • DVCPRO HD hardware acceleration
  • HDV hardware acceleration
  • Dynamic RT hardware acceleration
  • 2-ch balanced XLR AES digital audio and 2-ch balanced XLR analog audio input/output
  • 8-ch SDI embedded audio input/output
  • HD/SD Genlock and RS-422 machine control
  • LTC Input (on Reference input)
  • AJA Machina software
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe After Effects 7.0, Photoshop CS/CS2, Autodesk Combustion 4 and Eyeon Fusion5 plug-ins and support
  • Support for Final Cut Studio applications, Adobe applications and more
  • Breakout cables standard, affordable breakout box optional
Video Input
Digital:SD-SDI, SMPTE, 259M, 10-bits, BNC
HD-SDI SMPTE, 292/296, 10-bits, BNC
Dual-link HD 4:4:4 and 2K HSDL 4:4:4
Analog:Composite/S-Video (Y/C): NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling, 3 line adaptive comb filter decoding
SD Component: SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
HD Component: YPbPr, 12-bit A/D
1D LUT Support (PC

Video Formats
Mac:525i 29.97
625i 25
720p 50
720p 59.94
720p 60
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080PsF 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080P 23.98
1080P 24
1080P 25
1080P 29.97
1080P 30
1080P 50
1080P 59.94
1080P 60
PC:720p 23.98
720p 24
720p 25
720p 29.97
720p 30
1080PsF 25
1080PsF 29.97
1080PsF 30

Video Output
Digital:3Gb SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
HDMI v1.3, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD,HD, 1080p50/60
Analog:Composite/S-Video (Y/C): NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL, 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
SD Component: SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB, 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
HD Component: YPbPr, RGB, 12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling

Digital:24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz
24-bit AES audio, 2 channel, 48kHz
16-bit capable
Analog:24-bit A/D and D/A, 2 channel balanced
XLR, 48kHz
+24dbu Full Scale Digital
+/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz frequency response

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 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.
Reference Input:Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) Non terminating, Looping, 75 ohm on K3-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable, BNC assignable as LTC input or Reference Input
Machine Control:RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol

  • 1 x AJA KONA
  • Mac Software
  • PC Software