AJA Announces KONA LHe 10-bit Uncompressed Video Capture Card for New Apple PCI Express Power Macs


10-bit KONA LHe uncompressed video capture card supports new PCI Express Apple Power Macs

Last Updated: October 20, 2005 4:18 pm GMT
(Grass Valley, CA -- October 20, 2005) AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced the KONA LHe, a new PCI Express version of the popular KONA LH. Identical in feature set to the KONA LH released one month ago, the KONA LHe is a 10-bit uncompressed video capture card that supports editing on the new PCI Express Apple Power Macs with Final Cut Studio. Reinforcing the company's commitment to supporting the latest hardware upgrades, AJA is introducing the KONA LHe as Apple prepares to debut its new PCI Express line of Power Macs. KONA LHe is the only PCI Express (PCIe) card available for OSX and Final Cut Studio that provides a cost-effective, single-card HD/SD analog and digital I/O solution with the superior broadcast quality for which AJA is known.

"PCI Express is much more than a new interface slot‹it is an entirely new motherboard architecture with dramatically improved bandwidth," commented John Abt, CEO, AJA Video Systems. "The combination of Apple's incredible new Power Mac, and AJA's KONA LHe will bring a new level of performance to desktop digital video."

KONA LHe will ship worldwide on October 31st, 2005, with a list price of $1790 US. KONA LHe has the same feature set as the KONA LH, but with the new high-performance PCI Express bus interface for use in Apple's new line of Power Macs. The KONA LH remains available for non PCI-Express applications.

KONA LHe Feature List:

  • PCI Express compatible
  • 10-bit Uncompressed SD/HD QuickTime Capture Card
  • SD/HD/Analog (Component/Composite/S-Video)(HD Analog Component-only)
  • DVCProHD hardware acceleration
  • HDV hardware acceleration
  • Dynamic RT Extreme hardware acceleration
  • High-quality 12-bit Video A/D and D/A converters
  • SDI or HD-SDI Input, 2 Independent SDI/HD-SDI Outputs
  • 10-bit Hardware HD to SD Down-conversion
  • 2-channel AES and 8-channel Embedded Audio
  • 2-channel Balanced XLR Analog Audio
  • HD/SD Genlock
  • RS-422 Machine Control
  • Final Cut Pro 5, Motion, After Effects, Combustion, and More
  • Cables Standard, KL-Breakout Optional
  • Three-year warranty
  • Technical Support

    About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
    Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website www.aja.com.

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