updated 09:10 am EDT, Fri September 9, 2005
Kona LH video capture card
AJA Video today announced its new ($1,800), a 10-bit uncompressed video capture card for editing on the Power Mac G5 with Final Cut Studio. KONA LH is described as "the only PCI card available for Mac OS X and Final Cut Studio that offers both HD and SD analog and digital I/O -- in one convenient card, at a low price, and with the same excellent broadcast quality for which AJA is known." KONA LH provides optimum quality for SD and HD and supports various codecs such as DVCProHD, HDV playback, DV50, and many more, with hardware acceleration on-board for the playback of DVCProHD, HDV, and Apple's Dynamic RT Extreme. The card offers analog video connectivity, including 12-bit HD Component Analog I/O, which can also be configured as 12-bit SD Component/YC/Composite all via three professional BNC connectors for SD work. The KONA LH also offers SDI/HD-SDI input, two SDI/HD-SDI outputs for HD I/O, a built-in 10-bit hardware down-converter, native Mac OS X multi-channel audio, 8-channel SDI embedded audio, dual-monitor desktop viewing, and more.