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AJA releases Desktop Software v13 and KONA IP JPEG 2000 firmware licence

AJA Video Systems has released Desktop Software v13 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Additionally, a new KONA IP firmware licence option for JPEG 2000 is now available. According to AJA, these releases continue the company’s commitment to advance HDR and IP pipelines for the broadcast, production, post and pro AV markets.

Desktop Software v13 introduces new HDR features including support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), enabling HDR 10 and HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro for AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP. The v13 update also introduces 12-Bit/BT.2020 support in Apple Final Cut Pro X for KONA 4, KONA IP and Io 4K; 4K/UltraHD to HD down-convert for KONA 4; and 48p support for Avid Media Composer with KONA IP, KONA 4 and Io 4K among other features.

Compatible with TR-01, the optional KONA IP firmware licence ensures interoperability with JPEG 2000 systems and devices across a network, and facilitates compression and decompression of HD video in real time to/from JPEG 2000 encoded within an MPEG 2 transport stream. It supports both an input and output of JPEG 2000 streams over 1GbE, enabling simultaneous ingest and monitoring with a system running KONA IP. The new licence also provides out of the box functionality for popular creative and editorial apps via Desktop Software v13. For SDK developers with demanding JPEG 2000 workflows, dual KONA IP configurations are supported.

Desktop Software v13 is now available as a free download from AJA’s website; the KONA IP JPEG 2000 license can be purchased per device.