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Aja KONA LHi HD, SD 10-bit Digital and 12-bit Analog PCIe Card, HDMI input and output

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The AJA KONA LHi bridges the gap between legacy analog devices and the latest 3Gb SDI and HDMI enabled products providing editing & monitoring and mastering of professional quality video in an affordable & powerful & easy to use product.


If your post-production facility works with a wide variety of formats, frame rates and audio/video sources, the AJA KONA LHi provides the connectivity you need.

Connect everything from an HDMI enabled camera to an HD-SDI VTR to KONA LHi. Connecting to any of your legacy analog video signals is also possible through configurable component, composite, or s-video. Via an Input PassThrough mode, you can even configure the card to act as a converter within your computer.

KONA LHi offers a full host of no-compromise features: 10-bit or 8-bit uncompressed video, 2-channel AES digital audio and 8-channel SDI embedded digital audio, analog composite or s-video or SD/HD component video I/O, 2-channel balanced analog audio I/O, and broadcast-quality hardware-based up/down/crossconversion for flexible SD and HD post production.

KONA LHi\'s HDMI 1.3a support allows you to feed a \"deep color\" monitor with glorious 10-bit video, banishing video banding and preserving your gradients and rich color palate. Only KONA LHi delivers this 10-bit deep color state-of-the-art HDMI support.

Broadcast-quality conversions

Like the AJA KONA 3 product, the KONA LHi features full 10-bit, broadcast-quality, motion-adaptive SD to HD up-conversion, HD to HD crossconversion, HD to SD down-conversion, and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analog output. Since KONA LHi\'s conversions are hardware-based, they are available all the time - during ingest or playback. Outputs can be configured independently allowing you to have simultaneous HD and SD output - or two different types of HD - 720 or 1080 - output at the same time via cross-conversion.

Extend your Connectivity with KLHi-Box

The optional KLHi-Box provides all the standard features of a cable for 1RU rack mounted I/O convenience and added connectivity in the form of additional BNC digital AES/EBU connectors and RCA audio monitoring jacks.


  • PCIe 4-lane compatible

Video Input

    • Digital:
      • SD-SDI, SMPTE, 259M, 10-bits, BNC
      • HD-SDI SMPTE, 292/296, 10-bits, BNC
    • Analog:
      • Composite/S-Video (Y/C):
        • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
        • 3 line adaptive comb filter decoding
      • SD Component:
        • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line,
        • Betacam 525J, RGB
        • 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
      • HD Component:
        • YPbPr
        • 12-bit A/D
      • 1D LUT Support (PC)
      • 525i 29.97
      • 625i 25
      • 720p 23.98 (PC)
      • 720p 24 (PC)
      • 720p 25 (PC)
      • 720p 29.97 (PC)
      • 720p 30 (PC)
      • 720p 50
      • 720p 59.94
      • 720p 60
      • 1080i 25
      • 1080i 29.97
      • 1080i 30
      • 1080PsF 23.98
      • 1080PsF 24
      • 1080PsF 25 (PC)
      • 1080PsF 29.97 (PC)
      • 1080PsF 30 (PC)
      • 1080P 23.98
      • 1080P 24
      • 1080P 25
      • 1080P 29.97
      • 1080P 30
      • 1080P 50
      • 1080P 59.94
      • 1080P 60
      • Digital:
        • 3Gb SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
        • HDMI v1.3, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps, SD,HD, 1080p50/60
      • Analog:
        • Composite/S-Video (Y/C):
          • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
          • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
        • SD Component:
          • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
          • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
        • HD Component:
          • YPbPr, RGB
          • 12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling

Video Formats Mac

Video Output


  • Digital:
    • 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz
    • 24-bit AES audio, 2 channel, 48kHz
    • 16-bit capable
  • Analog:
    • 24-bit A/D and D/A, 2 channel balanced
    • XLR, 48kHz
    • +24dbu Full Scale Digital
    • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz frequency response


  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Pillar box 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
  • Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
  • Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
  • Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change


  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
  • Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size


  • Hardware 10-bit
  • 1080i to 720P
  • 720P to 1080i
  • 720P to 1080PsF
  • SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image.
  • H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic
  • SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
  • V Crop; Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image.

Reference Input

  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) Non terminating, Looping, 75 ohm on K3-Box, terminated on supplied breakout cable, BNC assignable as LTC input or Reference Input

Machine Control

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
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