Creative Communities of the World Forums

The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Forums AJA Video Systems AJA Kona LHi + CS6 + Anamorphic SD material = letterboxing

  • AJA Kona LHi + CS6 + Anamorphic SD material = letterboxing

  • Tapio Haaja

    June 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Hi,

    I just started testing AJA Kona LHi with Premiere Pro CS6 and it seems to be light years ahead of CS5.5. Great! But… We’ve plenty of material as anamorphic SD and problem is that AJA Kona LHi video output always letterboxes anamorphic picture when monitoring. So it assumes we’re using 4:3 video monitors and letterboxes anamorphic material. Is there way to change this behavior so I can tell that out video monitors are 16:9 and I don’t want that AJA letterboxes my material?

    Best
    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Jessica Mantheiy

    June 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Tapio,

    Did you check in AJA’s control panel and make sure that you don’t have it set for 4:3 video to output letterboxed? See image below to see the option for the SD conversion

    Hope this helps.

  • Tapio Haaja

    June 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Yes, I had checked. It doesn’t make any difference. Currently there’s no way to monitor anamorphic SD through Kona in Premiere Pro CS6 without video getting letterboxed. For me it seems there should be an option to choose 576i anamorphic as your resolution in AJA preferences inside Premiere Pro. Now only option is 576i and it assumes you have 4:3 video monitor. In our broadcast workflow about 90% of our material is anamorphic SD so Premiere + Kona is pretty much useless for us until this is fixed. So I really hope this will be fixed soon.

    Best
    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Jessica Mantheiy

    June 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Tapio,

    What are you trying to output to? Tape or just streaming it out somewhere?

  • Jessica Mantheiy

    June 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Tapio,

    If you are outputting to tape, since you are in a broadcast workflow, you may want to check the settings on your deck. I know a lot of times, our Sony DigiBeta or IMX decks will take the signal from the Kona card, but we can have the conversion be changed, causing it to switch to anamorphic, letterboxed, or center-cut. So, again, if you are going to tape, check your deck settings. If the Kona card is set correctly, as well as your settings in Premiere, then it would be the deck.

  • Matjaž Brumen

    June 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Same problem here – now we are forced to use Final Cut to output to Digibeta (16:9 anamorphic) – only way to see anamorphic video is to switch SD to SD to V crop – but this only stretch image – filed interlace problems are seen on moving parts.
    Hope it will be soon updated and corrected.

  • Tapio Haaja

    June 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hi Matjaz! Nice to hear others are having same problem. I think we should give loud feedback to AJA so it’ll be soon fixed.

    Best
    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Jessica Mantheiy

    June 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

    AJA has great customer service. Contact them directly. They usually either have a solution or do actually take action to try to rectify it.

    Jessica Muth
    Production Operations Manager
    Video Labs
    Rockville, MD
    301-217-0000
    jmuth@videolabs.net

  • Tapio Haaja

    June 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Yes they seem to have great customer support! They confirmed my findings and said this will be probably fixed in next driver update 🙂 I really hope so.

    Best
    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

Viewing 1 - 9 of 9 posts

Log in to reply.

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy