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  • Is the Kona 2 1.0.5 driver okay to use?

     Ramona Howard updated 16 years ago 5 Members · 10 Posts
  • Oliver Power

    April 4, 2005 at 4:44 am

    Anyway know if it’s a good version?
    I’m midproject and didn’t want to upgrade until I hear everything’s cool. Using 1.0.3 for the moment…

    thanks,

    Oliver

  • walter biscardi

    April 4, 2005 at 9:36 am

    [Oliver Power] “I’m midproject and didn’t want to upgrade until I hear everything’s cool. Using 1.0.3 for the moment”

    I NEVER upgrade anything midproject no matter how stable something is. Wait until the project is over and then update. 1.0.5 is running very smooth over here.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

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  • Peter McAuley

    April 4, 2005 at 1:36 pm

    1.05 good here except for the occasional audio crackle

    Peter McAuley
    Axyz Edit
    Toronto
    G5 dual 2.0
    4 gigs ram
    10.3.8
    FCP 4.5 HD
    QT 6.5.2
    Kona 2 v1.0.5 with K Box
    4 X 250 gig external F800 Lacie firewire drive
    2 X 23″ Apple cinema display

  • Fred Connors Jr.

    April 4, 2005 at 2:10 pm

    Peter

    “1.05 good here except for the occasional audio crackle”

    Can you expand on this?

    In February, we converted one of our systems over to the KONA-2, but we had to revert it back to the KONA-SD because of the audio crackle issue and a video stablilty issue during capture.

    We have two KONA-2 cards sitting on the shelf wating on improved drivers. Rudy at AJA says these issues are all addressed by the 1.0.5 driver. Is this not the case?

    We are about to convert again… Should we hold off?

    Thanks

    Fred

  • Peter McAuley

    April 4, 2005 at 2:23 pm

    I have been working with AJA support myself regarding the crackle issue. I personally think it is a Kona 2 Quicktime issue. When I’m hardcore editing all day long I’ll get the crackle maybe 3 or four times a day. I instantly stop hit play again and it goes away. I’ve had the same crackle playing a quicktime with audio in the Quicktime player. All my crackle quicktimes have been 48 khz. I don’t use 41.1 much. I have never had crackle in Itunes with mp3 or mp4’s. At one point I thought it was my Flying Cow a/d converter, but I swapped it out for another one and still had the crackle. For now I’m just living with it because it is occasional. It is however a problem when it does occur during a client screening.

    Peter McAuley
    Axyz Edit
    Toronto
    G5 dual 2.0
    4 gigs ram
    10.3.8
    FCP 4.5 HD
    QT 6.5.2
    Kona 2 v1.0.5 with K Box
    4 X 250 gig external F800 Lacie firewire drive
    2 X 23″ Apple cinema display

  • Fred Connors Jr.

    April 4, 2005 at 2:48 pm

    Peter

    Thanks for the quick feedback.

    We do both long and short form.

    A single crackle in any progam could casuse us hours of “re-do” time. This is unacceptable to us.

    Is anyone else still having the audio crackles?

    Is anyone else seeing unstable video during capture?

    Thanks All

    Fred

  • Peter McAuley

    April 4, 2005 at 2:55 pm

    Fred
    Are you using the k box? I originally had unstable video with out the kbox . My cable run was long to my machine room (about 150″). We had to add a DA to the video input. That solved my issues. Now that we have the Kbox installed the i/o has been very stable and accurate to and from tape.

    Peter McAuley
    Axyz Edit
    Toronto
    G5 dual 2.0
    4 gigs ram
    10.3.8
    FCP 4.5 HD
    QT 6.5.2
    Kona 2 v1.0.5 with K Box
    4 X 250 gig external F800 Lacie firewire drive
    2 X 23″ Apple cinema display

  • Fred Connors Jr.

    April 4, 2005 at 7:24 pm

    Peter

    We do not have a K-Box, our cable runs are under 30ft. AJA feels that less thank 30 feet no K-Box required.

    The Kona-SD works fine, we would like the KONA-2 to just drop inplace on the KON-SD.

    Fred

  • Peter McAuley

    April 4, 2005 at 9:37 pm

    Fred
    I thought the same thing about swapping in the Kona 2 and pulling out the Kona SD. If you have a DA give it a try. When I was having problems AJA lent me one of their DA’s until my kbox came. It solved aa my styabilty issues.

    Peter McAuley
    Axyz Edit
    Toronto
    G5 dual 2.0
    4 gigs ram
    10.3.8
    FCP 4.5 HD
    QT 6.5.2
    Kona 2 v1.0.5 with K Box
    4 X 250 gig external F800 Lacie firewire drive
    2 X 23″ Apple cinema display

  • Ramona Howard

    April 4, 2005 at 10:37 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Thought I would add that we have seen no audio crackle or unstable video on our side of things. Even though we are doing things a bit different it’s the same hardware. Is anyone reporting these problems on the Windows platform?

    We are feeding the card separate audio and video files and have tested several audio file formats with all giving the same result.

    Good luck in the quest.

    Ramona

    PC system info
    Supermicro MB
    3Ware controllers
    WD Raid Addition HD’s (24)
    Kona2
    KBOX
    Flying Cows

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