The current family of Kona cards, Kona 3G, Kona 3, Kona LHi and Kona LHe Plus, will all support the new software, thanks to the addition of Avid Open I/O support for third-party audio and video interfaces. AJA’s Io Express portable video I/O device already supports Media Composer and NewsCutter, offering HD/SD capture, monitoring and output; AJA’s recently announced Io XT will offer a similar feature set for Thunderbolt-enabled workflows.
“With Kona 3G, Avid editors can have access to very cost-effective, high quality video I/O. Avid editors have been clamouring for Kona support for Avid, and we’re thrilled that the Avid Open I/O initiative is making this possible,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.
“We want to continue to provide editors working on any Avid product with the ultimate in workflow flexibility, and Avid Open I/O represents a significant effort on behalf of our development team to make that possible,” said Angus Mackay, segment marketing manager at Avid. “Ever since AJA announced support for Media Composer with its Io Express, editors have been very eager to get Kona support.”
In addition to the Kona and Io family of products, AJA is also working jointly with Avid to build support for the Avid DNxHD video codec into Ki Pro Mini portable video recorder, enabling further workflow efficiencies with Media Composer. This firmware upgrade should be available soon as a free download.
The new Avid support will be included in AJA’s Version 10 software release, available as a free firmware download available simultaneous with the availability of Avid’s Version 6.0 release later this month.