AJA Video Systems (http://www.aja.com), a
provider of professional video interface and
conversion solutions, has released a new software
version for its KONA line of video playback and
capture cards: KONA LSe, LHe, LHi and the
top-of-the-line KONA 3.

The KONA family is AJA’s line of 10-bit
uncompressed capture and playback cards for video
and audio input and output on the Mac platform.
The version 6.5 software provides support for the
new Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Pro 7, as well
as Apple’s new ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422
(Proxy), and ProRes 4444 formats, and is
available for download free of charge to current
KONA users.

According to AJA Video President Nick Rashby, new
KONA 6.5 software upgrade features include:

° Closed Captioning support for Final Cut Pro 7,
MacCaption, VTR Xchange and AJA TV via QuickTime
Closed Captioning Tracks (KONA 3, LHe, LHi and

° Full VANC data capture and playback support on
a per-frame basis for all Apple ProRes formats;

° Expanded KONA LHi support;

° Support for Avid DNxHD QuickTime file playback
and video output (KONA 3, LHi and LHe);

° Support for AVC-Intra QuickTime file playback
and video output (KONA 3, LHi and LHe);

° Support for Cineform 3D QuickTime file playback and video output (KONA 3)

° Support for new Apple ProRes formats (requires Final Cut Pro 7).

All KONAs support new Apple ProRes 422 (LT),
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes 4444.
KONA 3 additionally supports 10bit RGB/Dual Link
capture and playback path using Apple ProRes 4444.