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AJA Announces KONA LSe
Posted Feb 27, 2006 Print Version     Page 1of 1

AJA Video, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced the KONA LSe, a new PCI-Express version of AJA's affordable solution for quality analog and digital SD video capture and playback, the KONA LS. The cost-effective KONA LSe is the perfect engine for a professional Final Cut Pro editing system.

With this announcement, AJA further extends its variety of product options that support the PCIe G5 systems: the award-winning Io, IoLA, and IoLD, as well as KONA LSe, KONA LHe and the company's top-of-the-line KONA 3. AJA has made a significant investment in the development of its exceptional KONA hardware, and with KONA LSe, the AJA feature set, quality, support and reliability is available to professional editors at an entry-level price point.

Features of the KONA include the following:

  • PCI-Express (PCIe) 4-lane compatible
  • 12-bit Component or Composite/S-video analog I/O
  • 10-bit SDI input, 2 independent SDI outputs
  • AES I/O; sample rate conversion on input (2 Ch, XLR)
  • Balanced analog audio I/O (2 Ch, XLR)
  • 6-Ch SDI embedded audio support
  • Broadcast-quality TBC with VHS support
  • Genlock
  • RS-422 Machine Control
  • AJA QuickTime Drivers o Support for Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Support for After Effects, Combustion, Motion, and more
  • Supports all popular standard definition formats: 8/10 bit uncompressed, JPEG, DV25/50, and 3:2 pulldown for 24Hz support o Cables Standard, KL-Box-LH Optional
  • 3-year warranty

KONA LSe will ship worldwide on March 20th, 2006, with a list price of $995 US. KONA LSe has the same feature set as the KONA LS, but with the new high-performance 4-lane PCI Express (PCIe) bus interface. The KONA LS remains available for non PCI-Express configurations.


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