AJA KONA LHi

Multi-format analogue and digital I/O.

KONALHI

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The most flexible card for analogue and digital Standard and High Definition workflows.

Features
• Supports 2K and HD ingest and output at frame rates up to 60p
• Real-time up, down, cross-conversion with pristine 10-bit quality
• 3G-SDI and 1.5G-SDI formats supported
• Component Video I/O, RS-422 Control on supplied breakout cable
• HDMI v1.3 (HD 50/60p)
• 2-ch AES/EBU, 8-ch embedded HDMI, and 8-ch embedded SDI digital audio I/O
• 2-ch balanced analogue audio I/O
• Extend external connectivity incl LTC, Ref and RS-422 with the supplied breakout cable.
• macOS, Windows and Linux support
• Compatible with leading creative apps
• Three-year warranty

Flexible workflows
KONA LHi provides a wide variety of formats, frame rates and audio/video sources for the connectivity you need. KONA LHi bridges the gap between analogue devices and the latest 3G-SDI and HDMI-enabled products to provide editing, monitoring and mastering of professional quality video in an affordable, powerful, easy to use product.

Versatile connectivity
Connecting to everything from an HDMI-enabled camera to an HD-SDI VTR, KONA LHi offers a full host of no-compromise features, including 10-bit or 8-bit uncompressed video, 2-channel AES digital audio and 8-channel SDI embedded digital audio, analogue composite or S-video or SD/HD component video I/O, and 2-channel balanced analogue audio I/O.

AJA hardware conversion
KONA LHi features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motion-adaptive SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD cross-conversion, HD to SD down-conversion, and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analogue output. Since KONA LHi’s conversions are hardware-based, they are available all the time – during ingest or playback.
Outputs can be configured independently allowing you to have simultaneous HD and SD output – or two different types of HD: 720 or 1080 – output at the same time via cross-conversion.

RS-422 control
A 9-pin RS-422 connection available on either the included breakout cable or the optional KLHi-BOX breakout box, allows KONA LHi to take control of external devices for frame accurate ingest and layoffs.

HDMI integration
KONA LHi’s HDMI 1.3a support allows you to feed a “deep colour” monitor with glorious 10-bit video, banishing video banding and preserving your gradients and rich colour palette. Incoming HDMI signals can also be passed to KONA LHi’s SDI output for use in more professional environments.

Extensive software support
AJA hardware is supported by an extensive list of professional software for editing, visual effects, graphics and more allowing the same AJA device to be used by many different applications on the same system. In addition, AJA provides several free applications that enable you to utilize the power of your AJA hardware even without having to run a particular software package. This allows you to create unique workflows without tying up valuable resources unnecessarily.

Extend your Connectivity with KLHi-Box
The optional KHLi-Box breakout box lets you integrate KONA LHi easily into rack environments for quick access to all video and audio connections. Additional connectivity includes BNC digital AES/EBU connectors and RCA audio monitoring jacks.

Industry-Leading Support
AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your KONA installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue, AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.
KONA products are covered by a generous three year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.