updated 03:20 pm EST, Tue January 10, 2006
KONA 3 for G5 desktop
, its new HD/SD video capture card for PCIe Power Mac G5 systems that offers 40 percent more processing power than its predecessor, the KONA 2. The KONA 3 features a four-lane PCI-Express bus interface with integrated AJA QuickTime drivers designed to work with the new Apple Power Mac G5 systems. The card supports any uncompressed SD or HD format, including Dual Link, and captures or plays back uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit digital video, as well as 24-bit 48kHz digital audio. KONA 3 includes hardware-based up-and-down-conversion to and from HD, and adds a live hardware keyer for compositing bugs, as well as live clips. The KONA 3 will begin shipping on January 30th for $3,000.