updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon February 27, 2006
Kona LSe card unveiled
AJA Video today unveiled the Kona LSe, a new PCI-Express version of the company's analog and digital SD video capture/playback card. Designed with Final Cut Pro users running G5 PCIe G5 systems in mind, the card features 12-bit component or composite/S-video analog I/O. The Kona LSe boasts PCIe 4-lane compatibility, 10-bit SDI input, and two independent SDI outputs alongside AES I/O for sample rate conversion on input. The card offers balanced analog audio I/O; six-channel SDI embedded audio support; broadcast-quality TBC with VHS support; "Genlock;" RS-422 machine control; and AJA QuickTime drivers. Additional features include support for After Effects, Combustion, and Motion. The solution supports popular standard definition formats of 8/10-bit uncompressed, JPEG, DV25/50, and 3-to-2 pulldown for 24Hz support. Kona LSe is slated for shipment on March 20th for $1,000 with a three-year warranty.