Designed for broadcast, post and ProAV, as well as OEM developers, KONA 1 is a robust, cost efficient single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p I/O card with serial control, reference/LTC and even HDR over SDI. KONA 1 features standard application plug-ins and supports capture, monitoring and/or playback with software applications from AJA, Adobe®, Avid®, Apple®, Telestream and more as well as AJA SDK support. KONA 1 enables simultaneous monitoring during capture (pass-through) and includes: full size SDI ports supporting 3G-SDI formats, embedded 16-channel SDI audio in/out, Genlock with reference/ LTC input and RS-422.
- Single Channel 3G-SDI Capture or Playback 2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
- 2x 3G-SDI spigots (In, Out) with 16-channel embedded audio
- RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported
- VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
PQ, HLG and Dolby Vision Support
- HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
- RS-422 support on 9-pin external connector
- Low profile form factor also available with internal RS-422 header
- Reference/LTC Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
- Compatible with leading creative apps
- Three year warranty
Powerful and Simple 3G-SDI Capture and Playback for 2K/HD up to 60p
KONA 1 provides cost-effective and powerful professional 3G-SDI support for robust compatibility with Ingest, Editing and Visual Effects applications.
Capture, Monitor and Output frame accurately up to 2K 60p over 3G-SDI with Adobe, Avid, AJA Control Room and many more applications.
Reference and LTC spigots provide the professional frame stability and time code based reliability you need for broadcast, production, ProAV and creative finishing projects.
HDR or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.
HDR workflows can also benefit from AJA's Control Room application and it's companion, AJA Control Panel, which comes complete with built-in HDR test patterns.
AJA Control Room also provides VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance transfer characteristics over SDI, bringing flexible output options to your AJA device.
AJA Control Room software also provides HDR Auto Playback Detection. Embedded HDR metadata in a recorded .mov file, is read and used to automatically set the HDR format on the monitor connected to the SDI output.
Support for file-based .mov HDR outputs with metadata from Adobe Premiere Pro/Adobe Media Encoder HDR files is also available. Screening those rendered outputs is a simple and hi-quality experience with AJA Control Room. Every frame is presented in its full-quality, at the timing intended, and with the proper HDR format set correctly and automatically.
Apple Mac Pro Compatible
AJA offers full compatibility for the new Apple Mac Pro, including support for AJA Control Room with Metal compatibility as well as extensive support for a range of applications. For productions handling high resolution workflows, KONA 1 is a perfect companion with the new desktop offering single-channel 3G-SDI capture and playback.
Operating Systems Compatibilities
macOS support for 11.0 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave).
Linux Ubuntu support for 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS.
Linux Redhat/CentOS (8) and (7) support.
Windows 10 and updates.
Supporting macOS, Windows and Linux, KONA 1 offers cost effective simple connectivity for a range of 2K/HD/SD workflows across 3G-SDI with video pass through on SDI out while capturing.
Powerful platforms for development partners
AJA's Developer Program allows partner companies to incorporate AJA products into their systems. By utilizing existing, proven video I/O devices, Developer Partners leverage AJA's expertise to develop and support these technologies, saving money and getting their integrated products to market more quickly.
Host Systems Compatibilities
Desktop Software v16 comes with a wide range of tested configurations to help you make an informed choice based on requirements.
Mac Workstations for AJA PCIe cards.
PC Workstations for AJA PCIe cards.
AJA DataCalc is a mobile OS application for iOS, iPadOS and Android, offering two modes for storage and time calculations based upon raster, frame rate and codec choices.
DataCalc - Calculate your storage needs before capture.
TimeCalc – Calculate the run time of materials you can capture by storage size.
Share results with your team straight from the application.
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.