AJA KONA 3 Creates Efficiencies in Filmâ€™s Editorial Pipeline
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, congratulates No Country for Old Men on its four Academy AwardÂ® wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. AJAâ€™s KONA 3 video capture and playback card was integral to the filmâ€™s Apple Final Cut Pro editing pipeline. "We used the AJA KONA capture card with Final Cut Pro to encode the HD dailies. The footage was captured from HDCam via HD-SDI," said David Diliberto, associate producer of No Country For Old Men. â€œIt made for the perfect solution cutting in an HD environment.â€? In addition to the ability to capture to HD offline formats, the AJA KONA 3 card can also be used to capture uncompressed 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 2K. â€œAJA solutions are designed with the reliability, performance, quality and speed demanded of Hollywood productions. Weâ€™re very pleased to see our products used on so many studio feature titles,â€? said Nick Rashby, President, AJA. â€œWeâ€™ve always worked closely with Apple to develop solutions that streamline Final Cut Pro workflows, and itâ€™s great to see KONA 3 as part of the pipeline on this yearâ€™s Best Picture winner!â€?
About KONA 3
KONA 3 is the ultimate uncompressed capture card for seamless operation with Appleâ€™s Mac Pro systems and Final Cut Studio 2. Supporting any uncompressed SD or HD format, including Dual Link and 2K, KONA 3 captures and plays back uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit digital video and 24-bit digital audio, providing unparalleled power and workflow efficiency. KONA 3 also includes a variety of 10-bit broadcast-quality features, such as hardware-based up-, down-, and cross-conversion to and from HD, and adds a live hardware HD/SD keyer for compositing bugs, live clips, and other elements over video.
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and Desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website