AJA Video Systems recently unveiled new products and updates designed to advance broadcast, production, post and proAV workflows. Addressing growing bandwidth requirements for high quality content creation and delivery, AJA showcased the HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the KUMO 6464-12G for routing, as well as the newly shipping Corvid 44 12G developer I/O models this year at IBC. AJA has also introduced the FS-Mini utility frame sync Mini-Converter and three new openGear® compatible cards, including OG-FS-Mini, OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI. Additionally, the company previewed Desktop Software updates for KONA, Io and T-TAP, UltraHD support for IPR Mini-Converter receivers, and FS4 frame synchronizer enhancements.
HDR Image Analyzer 12G brings 12G-SDI connectivity to AJA’s real-time HDR monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The new device offers waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT production, post-production, QC and mastering. Available autumn 2019 for $19995 US MSRP.
Featuring 64x 12G-SDI inputs and 64x 12G-SDI outputs, KUMO 6464-12G is a new compact SDI router that allows professionals to take advantage of the scalability, security, and increased bandwidth that 12G-SDI provides. KUMO 6464-12G routers can be configured for ganged dual and quad-port routing for Dual Link, 4K, UltraHD and 8K workflows for seamless routing of uncompressed, compressed, or raw 4K signals throughout a facility. Available autumn 2019 for $8995 US MSRP.
Available in ten different models, each with passive or active cooling variants, Corvid 44 12G is an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O platform supporting 12G-SDI I/O. Corvid 44 12G models include high-density HD-BNC or full-sized BNC connectors, with the HD-BNC models available in low profile or full height form factors. All Corvid 44 12G cards support 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep colour, HDR workflows and can also provide multiple 4K streams of input or output. All Corvid 44 12G models are now available, including full-size BNC versions for $2895 US MSRP; HD-BNC Versions with HD-BNC to BNC cables for $2995 US MSRP; and HD-BNC versions without cables for $2895 US MSRP.
A broadcast quality utility frame sync, FS-Mini packs the proven functionality and reliability of AJA’s FS frame sync technology into a portable Mini-Converter. FS-Mini supports frame synchronisation and up, down, cross-conversion of untimed 3G-SDI, HD and SD video signals. It allows users to synchronise and convert a wide range of video formats to their house standard with a 3G-SDI input and output, HDMI output, and a two-channel RCA style audio output Mini-Converter. Available now for $695 US MSRP.
The new OG-FS-Mini combines the functionality of FS-Mini with the openGear architecture. New OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI cards support DVI or HDMI to SDI region-of-interest scaling, scan convert and image rotation in the openGear format. Each card is designed for use in openGear 2RU frames including AJA’s OG-X-FR 2RU frame, and can be remotely configured, monitored and controlled using Ross DashBoard software. OG-FS-Mini is available now for $695 US MSRP. OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI will be available autumn 2019 for $995 US MSRP each.
A free software update for AJA KONA, Io and T-TAP products, Desktop Software v15.5 gives video professionals enhanced creative freedom and flexibility across Windows®, Linux® and macOS® workflows with improvements like full 2SI SMPTE raster support for 8K, RGB support for 8K capture and playback and new HDR Test Patterns in AJA Control Room, among other enhancements. Available autumn 2019.
UltraHD support up to 50p is coming to AJA’s IP video HDMI Mini-Converter receivers with IPR v2.2 firmware, which will help production facilities take advantage of 10GigE infrastructures. The update also brings Reference Input support to IPR-10G2-HDMI / SDI models. Available autumn 2019 as a free download.
FS4 v2.0 Firmware
The latest free firmware update for AJA’s FS4 four-channel 2K/HD/SD or single-channel 4K/UltraHD frame synchronizer and up, down, cross-converter, FS4 v2.0 introduces new feature enhancements that improve the quality of conversions and user experience. Available autumn 2019.