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KONA 5, Ultimate Performance

Plus New Solutions for IP, 12G-SDI, HDR, Streaming and Recording

KONA 5, Ultimate Performance

Plus New Solutions for IP, 12G-SDI, HDR, Streaming and Recording

HDR Image Analyzer 12G

HDR Waveform, Histogram and Vectorscope Monitoring


HDR Image Analyzer 12G delivers a comprehensive array of tools for the effective analysis of the latest 4K/UltraHD HDR standards, over a single cable with 12G-SDI, – including HLG, PQ, Rec.2020 and Rec.709 – from 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD content in a convenient real time 1RU device.

Developed in partnership with Colorfront, AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports a wealth of inputs from camera LOG formats to SDR (REC 709), PQ (ST 2084) and HLG and offers color gamut support for BT.2020 alongside traditional BT.709. AJA hardware prowess ensures high reliability and performance, with 4x 12G-SDI bidirectional I/O, and DisplayPort connections.

Specifically designed to be used wherever needed, the 1RU form factor fits into a range of environments, providing the confidence you need for consistent and predictable HDR production and mastering.


  • HDR Waveform, Histogram and Vectorscope Monitoring
  • UltraHD UI for native-resolution picture display including PQ support for HDR capable displays
  • Configurable layouts allow you to put the tool you need in the window you need it
  • Support for display referred SDR (Rec.709), HDR ST2084/PQ, and HLG analysis
  • Support for scene referred ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED and Sony camera color spaces
  • Precision CIE graph, vectorscope, waveform, and histogram support
  • False color mode to easily spot out of gamut/out of brightness pixels
  • NIT levels and audio phase metering
  • Line mode to focus a region of interest onto a single horizontal or vertical line
  • File base error logging with timecode
  • Three year warranty


Working with the HDR Image Analyzer 12G is simple and flexible with its 4x 12G-SDI bidirectional connections.

Connect your sources to one or more of the 12G-SDI connections and loop through to monitors or further in your pipeline with the remaining 12G-SDI connections.

For 8K/UltraHD2 workflows, simply connect your source to all four of the 12G-SDI connections.

Connect an UltraHD display (up to 60p) from a DisplayPort connection for best viewing of both the footage and the HDR Image Analyzer 12G interface – if necessary the DisplayPort can drive an HDMI monitor with a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.

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Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion
with the Colorfront Engine™ Video Processing



FS-HDR, a 1RU, rackmount, universal converter/frame synchronizer, is designed specifically to meet the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) needs of broadcast, OTT, production, post, and live event AV environments, where real time, low latency processing and color fidelity is required for 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, the FS-HDR’s HDR/WCG functionality is powered by Colorfront Engine™ proprietary video processing algorithms.

In Single Channel Mode, FS-HDR also serves as a full, 1-Channel up, down, cross-converter for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR/WCG transformation. In 4-Channel Mode, FS-HDR offers 4 independent channels of 2K/HD HDR/WCG transformations as well as up, down, and cross conversions.

The pursuit of High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the dream of getting closer to the Human Visual System (HVS) in all that we experience as viewers. FS-HDR has been designed to get us all there faster with a low profile, stand-alone, and real time device uniquely designed to bridge SDR to HDR, HDR to SDR, and HDR to HDR, all in real time.

HDR Conversions:

  • HDR to HDR
  • SDR to HDR
  • HDR to SDR

WCG Conversions:

  • BT.709 and BT.2020

Up and Down Conversion examples:

  • Converting HD SDR BT.709 sources to UltraHD HDR BT.2020
  • Converting UltraHD HDR BT.2020 sources to HD SDR BT.709 or HD HDR BT.2020

    FS-HDR Key Features

    • HDR to HDR, SDR to HDR and HDR to SDR conversions for Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut needs.
    • Support for two Operational Modes:
      • Single Channel Mode for 4K/UltraHD or 2K/HD frame sync and conversion including HDR conversions
        • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video processing and up, down, cross-conversion
        • A full range of I/O options for 4K/UltraHD including Quad 1.5G; Dual 3G; and Quad 3G, 6G and 12G over a range of Coax and optional Fiber choices
        • Enhanced Single Channel Mode offers the ability to simultaneously output 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD with their own independent HDR transform settings for convenient Single Master HDR workflows.
      • Four Channel Mode for simultaneous independent 2K/HD/SD frame sync and conversion including HDR conversions
        • 2K/HD/SD up, down, cross-conversion
        • SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
        • HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)
    • Each processing channel can independently select from:
      • Colorfront Engine TV Mode
      • Colorfront Engine Live Mode
      • Colorfront Engine Film Mode
      • BBC HLG LUT Mode
      • NBCU LUT Mode
      • User LUT Mode
      • Dynamic LUT Mode
    • 33 point Tetrahedral 3D LUT Processor supporting:
      • Built-in BBC HLG 3D LUTs
      • NBCU 3D LUTs
      • User 3D LUTs
      • Dynamic 3D LUTs through 3rd party applications
    • Widely interoperable with 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD raster support, SQD and 2SI mapping conversion, P, PsF and Interlace support
    • Configurable HDR settings for SDI output VPID
    • HDR Color Bar Test Patterns
    • HDMI HDR Infoframe generation to support HDR displays per HDMI v2.0b/CTA-861-G for any 2K/HD HDMI output format and 2K/HD output down-scaled from 4K/UltraHD
    • Audio I/O processing with a 272 x 208 matrix of audio possibilities; support for a flexible range of audio feeds from discrete AES to MADI and embedded SDI audio, with each audio input offering sample rate conversion
    • Simple operation, a redesigned FS menu structure and quick access to features via front panel buttons, as well as a web-based UI offering control over a LAN or across the web via a REST API
    • A 1RU frame offering space, power and cost efficiencies ideal for broadcast trucks, postproduction or broadcast settings

    KONA 5

    Ultimate Performance for OEMs



    Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of KONA 5, AJA’s blazingly fast I/O card, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows.

    Whether you are working with 8K/UltraHD2, 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color, HFR and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 12-bit 4:4:4 color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

    For HDR workflows, KONA 5 supports VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI and HDR10, HDR 10 + and HLG for rich color delivery over HDMI 2.0. Dolby Vision is also Supported meaning KONA 5 has the power for the work you do today and into the future.

    *Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.


    • 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up to 50/60p
    • 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI connections with 16-channel embedded audio per connection for a total of 64-channel/32-channel support for 8K workflows
    • HDMI 2.0 output, 4K/UltraHD HFR, plus 8K to 4K downsampling
    • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported
    • 8K or multi-channel 4K support for OEM applications with AJA SDK
    • Dynamic FPGA Firmware Reconfiguration
    • 4K Closed Caption Support
    • VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
    • PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support
    • HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
    • Compatible with leading creative apps
    • Includes support for the new Apple M1 chip
    • Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
    • Included breakout cable for LTC, RS-422, 8-ch AES/EBU


    Connect your digital sources via 12G-SDI to KONA 5 for capture to a wide variety of formats.

    Monitor via HDMI 2.0 output (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision* and HDR10+*), and master to destinations using high quality professional SDI outputs, machine control and analog or tri-level reference.

    *Dolby Vision and HDR10+ integration available when using the AJA SDK.


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