(Grass Valley, California--October 29, 2007) AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced they will offer support for Leopard, Apple's powerful new operating system for its Intel-based professional Mac Pro and MacBook Pro computers.
AJA's Io HD, the next generation of the company's popular Io video ingest and output devices, provides 10-bit quality video over Firewire for Apple's Final Cut Studio, and natively supports Apple's New ProRes 422 format, enabling portable HD editing on MacBook Pro and Mac Pro computers. Io HD support for Leopard is coming soon.
The KONA video capture and playback cards from AJA, including the KONA 3, KONA LHe and KONA LSe, will soon offer support for the new OS, allowing users to take full advantage of Leopard's robust new features.
"As a long-term development partner with Apple, we're very excited about the leap in technology that the Leopard operating system represents," said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. "Apple continues to innovate with breakthrough new operating systems that allow users of professional video products to maximize their creativity."
About Io and Io HD
The Io family of products provide a simple and elegant plug-in solution for working with Final Cut Pro on a Mac system. Co-developed with Apple, Io products work with Final Cut Pro to provide a seamless non-linear editing experience, with all the features of proprietary systems-but without the expense and hassle. Along with unparalleled video and audio connectivity, Io HD includes a similar feature set to AJA's industry-leading KONA lineup; 10-bit hardware-based up-conversion, cross-conversion, and down-conversion, all performed in real time. Io HD brings HD editing to the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro utilizing Apple's ProRes 422 technology, while also supporting SD editing workflows. New Io HD software will be available soon as a free download for customers.
KONA video capture cards offer the highest quality uncompressed QuickTime, SD, HD, 2K and Dual Link HD via the PCIe-based KONA 3, KONA LHe (SD, HD and Analog only) and KONA LSe (SD and Analog only). AJA KONA cards were the first capture cards available for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X - and that innovation and quality continues with impending support of the new Leopard OS. Combined with Apple's Final Cut Studio, a KONA card delivers all the quality and function of a full-featured nonlinear editing suite at a fraction of the price. Supporting a range of uncompressed SD or HD formats, including Dual Link and 2K, KONA cards capture and play back uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit digital video and 24-bit digital audio, providing unparalleled power and workflow efficiency. New KONA software will be available soon as a free download to KONA 3, KONA LHe and KONA LSe customers.
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