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  • KONA LH – monitoring HD+SD simultaneously?

    Posted by Christian Hoffmann on April 13, 2006 at 8:27 am

    I’m planning to set up a HD editing workstation using the KONA LH and FCP 5 on a G5 2.5 dual. I’d like to have a 2×20″ desktop-monitor editing setup. Additionaly I want to use a 23″ Apple display to monitor the HD content in full resolution. To achieve this I’m planning to use the Blackmagic HDLink converter to convert the HD-SDI output to DVI. At the same time I’d like to see the downconverted Material on my SD broadcast monitor that will be connected to the component Outputs of the KONA LH.
    So here’s my question: Using the KONA LH, is it possible to monitor HD content in full resolution via HD-SDI and simultaneously monitor the downconverted SD signal on my PAL broadcast monitor?

    Thanks in advance,

    Christian Hoffmann

    Aja Sales department replied 18 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Aja Sales department

    April 13, 2006 at 5:32 pm


    Yes, the 10-bit hardware-based down-converter can be applied to any or all outputs, digital or analog, via the KONA Control Panel. The down-converter can be “always-on”, and can also be applied during the digitizing process to bring in HD footage to SD files. And, the down-converter can be used in “input passthrough” stand-alone mode, to send HD video in and SD out of the system without digitzing at all.

    Please feel free to contact AJA if you have additional questions.

    Thank you,

    AJA Video Systems
    (530) 274-2048 Intl.
    (800) 251-4224 US

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