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  • Premiere – turn Kona output off?

  • Ken Pugh

    July 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Sorry on the learning curve at the steep end – another post – but a quick one:

    Is it possible to turn Kona output off temporarily? According to the manual this is accomplished in playback settings inside the sequence settings menu – but the Kona software appears to have hijacked this page with its own menu.

    Spent ages getting it to work (and it does) – now I can’t turn it off!



  • Ken Pugh

    July 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    … in fact I can’t see how to turn Kona output either off or on in Premiere, retrospectively, once a sequence has been created.


  • AJA Sales Department

    July 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm


    Once you have started an AJA sequence, The video in that sequence will always go out to the card. There is no way to shut it off.

    AJA Video Systems
    +1 (530) 274-2048 Intl.
    (800) 251-4224 US
    [email protected]

  • Jason Jenkins

    July 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    [Ken Pugh] “… in fact I can’t see how to turn Kona output either off or on in Premiere, retrospectively, once a sequence has been created.”

    Turn off the monitor 🙂

    Jason Jenkins
    Flowmotion Media
    Video production… with style!

  • Ken Pugh

    July 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

    My issue is the Kona output slowing down the responsiveness of the timeline – apologies I thought I’d mentioned that – but it was in another post. Otherwise, a great idea!



  • Ken Pugh

    July 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm


    read this elsewhere – tested it out and it works very well – so for the archive:

    To improve edit performance using Premiere and Kona – edit in a non Kona Sequence, like ProRes (for now), then drop this as a nested sequence into a Kona sequence. This way one can effectively turn the Kona output ON and OFF by switching between the sequences during editing. Fast, effective, and no need to re-render when switching to Kona output.


  • Robert Brown

    July 13, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Are there any plans to change this? It’s very simple to do this in FCP and even Motion.

  • Ken Pugh

    July 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

    see my post below – for now you can do this by nesting the non-Kona sequence into a Kona sequence – and jumping back and forth – works well – and no need to re-render for the Kona sequence.


  • Robert Brown

    July 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Yeah I know the trick. I’m just hoping this is something that can be addressed. Every other program I have that uses Kona – AE, FCP, Motion, Nuke – can all easily turn the Kona on or off.

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