updated 11:15 pm EDT, Thu July 30, 2009
KONA 6.5 update ships
AJA Video System has released KONA 6.5, updating the software for its KONA line of video capture and playback cards, including the KONA LSe, LHe, LHi and KONA 3. The new version adds compatibility with the recently released Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Pro 7. ProRes 422 LT, Proxy and ProRes 4444 are now compatible with the software as well. Other features added in version 6.5 include closed caption support for FCP 7, MacCaption, VTR Xchange and AJA TV, VANC data capture and playback support for ProRes formats and expanded KONA LHi support.
There is also expanded support in KONA 6.5 for QuickTime playback and output for AVID and AVC-Intra variants. KONA 3 cards get Cineform 3D QuickTime playback and output capabilities.
The new software requires Final Cut Pro 7 and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher to fully utilize the new features. The software is a free upgrade to owners of the video cards in the KONA line.