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Donato M. Rondinelli
upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:05:38 pm

I'm looking into upgrading our 3 broadcast suites to mac intel. We're using LH now. LHi looks like where I want to be since I still need analog audio. Is Kona still the way to go? Should I consider the MXO for broadcast?

Thanks!
-dMR


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:12:49 pm

LHi, no question.

Jeremy


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Shane Ross
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:58:04 am

Just to be the voice of reason...or an alternate voice...either will suit you well. What I like about the MXO2 is that I can use it on my laptop AND my tower. Both do analog, both do SDI...both upconvert/cross convert/downconvert.

Now the LHi has a leg up in a couple areas. It will upconvert 4:3 to crop full screen...the MXO2 will do Pillarbox only (and anamorphic). And the upscale of the LHi is slightly better than the MXO2. Have to look at the scopes to see it, but it is there.

But then again, the MXO2 can be used on a laptop, can run off a battery (standard Aaton Baur)...and up until a while ago it was the only one that did embedded closed captioning. Now they all do.

If you have towers only, and no need for using one on a laptop, then the LHi might be the one for you.

I have used the Kona LHe, Kona 3 and MXO2 and like them all. It all boils down to the minor differences in feature sets.

Shane



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Donato M. Rondinelli
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 16, 2009 at 1:01:21 pm

Thanks guys. Good information.
-dMR


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Matthew Causon
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 16, 2009 at 1:57:32 pm

Hello gents


I'm not an expert on the Matrox products but there may be some other areas that could be important to you and worth investigating.

Kona product have been very developed over the years e.g.:

Range of supported video formats;1080p, 1080p50/60 etc.

525i 29.97
625i 25
720p 50
720p 59.94
720p 60
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080PsF 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080P 23.98
1080P 24
1080P 25
1080P 29.97
1080P 30
1080P 50
1080P 59.94
1080P 60


AJA Kona applications:

http://www.aja.com/products/software/



Kona LHi up/down/cross and SD/SD ARC is also very developed (same technology as Kona3/FS1/IoHD), Shane mentioned the upconversion, but here's the data from the brochure:

Up-Conversion
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

Down-Conversion
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

Cross-Conversion
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 to full frame
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.

For more info on Kona:

http://www.aja.com/pdf/KONA_Line09.pdf

As Shane says the LHi is for Tower computers only. If Laptop use is needed the IoHD and IoExpress are AJAs portable offerings.



Best regards




Matty Causon
Phosphor
EMEA Business Management for AJA Video Systems Inc.





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Donato M. Rondinelli
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:06:37 pm

Thanks Matty. I'm happy with the flawless performance of my LH/LHe cards. I've owned them for 4 years and never had an issue. If only FCP worked that well :o)
-dMR


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Matthew Causon
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 16, 2009 at 3:27:42 pm

Hello Donato


Good to hear.

And the cards are still current models so a pretty good investment.

thx


Matty Causon
Phosphor
EMEA Business Management for AJA Video Systems Inc.




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Alex Desrial
Re: upgrading to LHi or MXO
on Dec 16, 2009 at 8:32:49 pm

Hi Mike,

Go a head with LHi, no doubt, customers we set-up with LHi are very excited indeed. Rich of convertion capabilities like kona 3, support both analog and digital worlds like your current LH/LHe, and HDMI In and out like the IO HD.



Alex Desrial
MediaIntegra - Jakarta


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