So I think the SDI output of my AJA Kona 2 maybe shot. All morning I've been trying out edit to tape a Standard Def, 720X486, Uncompressed 10-Bit, 29.97fps project via the SDI output. I'm trying to record it to my Sony DSR-1500 DVCAM deck with little luck. When I try to go out SDI, I get a "jittery" screen of whatever video I'm sending out (It looks like similar to a video source that hasn't been properly terminated, but worse).
If I try to go out analog component, it can get it to work but the colors on the picture don't look right. However, if I go straight from the Kona 2 via component cable to a studio monitor, it looks great. If I then take the loop out of the monitor and send it to my deck, I get this bad color problem. However, I'm not so much concerned about this problem as I am about the SDI output issue...
I took the deck to my other editing suite (AJA I/O) and was able to record video via the SDI output on that machine. So I know the deck can record/play SDI with no problem. Then I brought the same deck back to the Kona 2 machine, hooked it up (AJ-422, SDI In, Etc), and tried to play the tape I just recorded. It played back with the same "jittery" effect - until I unplugged the SDI input. Once I did this, it played just fine!
My guess is the SDI output is shot....anybody else have a similar problem? I'm currently waiting for the good folks at AJA to call me back, but if anyone else has heard of this, please let me know!
Just another note - my AJA software is fully up-to-date and I'm running FCP 5.1.4
Well thanks to the folks at AJA we figured it out! Apparently there was a bad install on the Kona Software. After uninstalling it via their uninstaller, then re-installing it, it worked beautifully! Hope this helps if any of you other guys run into this problem!