Simple plan for complex problem


At IBC AJA Video Systems announced Corvid Ultra, the latest product in AJA’s Corvid
family of OEM technologies, delivering superior I/O, processing and scaling for
complex, multi-format 4K/2K and HD/Dual-link/SD workflows.

Corvid Ultra is part of AJA’s OEM programme available to partners to incorporate into
software applications or hardware systems to facilitate high-bandwidth / high frame
rate performance using AJA’s proven technology.

Corvid Ultra features support for 2K and 4K DI workflows as well as high-quality
scaling capabilities for all resolutions. With support for high frame rates (48p and
60p), 4K and stereoscopic workflows, onboard debayering support and two expandable
card bays, Corvid Ultra provides maximum performance for the most critical
applications. It works with host computers via its incredibly fast 8-lane PCIe 2.0
interface card, which tethers to the 2RU Corvid Ultra chassis via a 3-metre high-speed
PCIe cable.

Corvid Ultra’s new TruScale arbitrary scaling engine option allows high-quality up or
down scaling of any raster from tiny web video up to 4K. TruScale is real-time and
keyframeable, allowing motion video to be efficiently resized while maintaining
pristine image quality. It also enables many new and exciting workflows including
real-time pan-and-scan of 4K to HD. Corvid Ultra can be expanded with up to two
TruScale cards for multi-stream scaling of up to 4K images.

Screen Africa magazine – November / December 2012


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