From what I have read on the AJA site, can I please confirm that if required, the Kona 3 can offer me the ability to say upconvert from Digital Betacam to HDCAM if I just configure the K3 input & output correctly via the software setup.
I may just need to do a machine to machine "dub" (conversion) without any editing.
I have a Digital Betacam DVW-M2000P and if I can use the K3 to do my upconverts (yes, I know I would need to have the computer on and dedicated to the transfer), I can then save many $$$$$ on not having to purchase an upconverter for the 2000P.
yes, if you are willing to dedicate a G5 to this application, the Kona 3 (and all the AJA products) make wonderful stand alone converters. Guess what - this is what AJA really does for a living - the FCP stuff is just the "add on" that many of us use, but you can't beat AJA converters - and the Kona 3 does just that. Of course, you can purchase an AJA SD to HD upconverter from their broadcast converter line as well (as many TV stations do).