News: AJA Introduces Five New OpenGear Cards with DashBoard Support
(Grass Valley, CA--April 9, 2018) AJA Video Systems today announced five new openGear-compatible video and audio rack cards, with support for Ross® Video DashBoard software for remote control and monitoring. Alongside the new cards, the company is also previewing a new next-generation OG-X openGear-compatible rackframe with expanded power capabilities at NAB 2018 at the AJA stand (SL2505).
Designed for use in compatible openGear 2RU frames, including AJA’s OG-3 2RU frame, the new cards combine the reliability and functionality of AJA Mini-Converters with the high-density openGear architecture. New DashBoard software support provides convenient and industry-standard configuration, monitoring and control options over a PC or a local network on Windows®, macOS® or Linux.
“Our customers have been asking for functionality from our popular Mini-Converters in rackmount form factor, for higher density environments where space is at a premium,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “These new openGear cards, combined with DashBoard software, deliver powerful conversions, remote configuration and control.”
New models include:
OG-3G-AMA: 3G-SDI Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder
An eight-channel analog audio embedder/disembedder, OG-3G-AMA supports 3G-SDI input and output up to 1080p 60, and automatically detects and configures to the input video standard. It uses 3-pin terminal block connectors that can be set to perform audio input or output functionality. Analog audio levels and audio embedding/disembedding are selectable, with embedding/disembedding on a channel pair basis to pass 3G-SDI input audio or embed input analog audio from 3-pin terminal block connectors.
OG-UDC: 3G-SDI Up, Down, Cross-Converter
OG-UDC is a 10-bit broadcast quality up, down, cross-converter that bridges HD and SD video resolutions. It provides 3G-SDI input and output, HDMI output and two 3-pin terminal block connectors for balanced analog audio outputs.
OG-4K2HD: 4K/UltraHD-SDI to 3G-SDI Down-ConverterOG-4K2HD accepts four 3G-SDIs as a 4K/UltraHD input and downconverts to HD on both 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs simultaneously, using AJA’s high-quality scaling for cost-effective monitoring and conversion. Live 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs facilitate pristine HD images for set monitoring or live broadcasts. 4K2HD supports conversion of HFR 4K inputs at 50/60fps to HD outputs at 50/60fps. Configuration options allow HD images to be extracted from the 4K input for a 1:1 pixel image for 4K focus checks on HD displays.
OG-Hi5-4K-Plus: 4K/Ultra 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Converter
OG-Hi5-4K-Plus offers 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 conversion, supporting HFR up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD. It provides pristine image fidelity from professional 4K HFR devices when monitoring to HDMI 2.0 displays. OG-Hi5-4K-Plus generates HDR metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0a/CTA-861.3. The new card offers a simple monitoring connection from 4K devices from quad 3G-SDI or dual 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 displays, with two-sample interleave (2SI) or square division (Quadrant) source mapping.
OG-HA5-4K: HDMI to 4K/Ultra 3G-SDI Converter
Featuring four 3G-SDI outputs, OG-HA5-4K allows high quality conversion of HDMI video to 4K 3G-SDI, for professional workflow integration from DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, action cameras, or prosumer 4K video cameras.
Pricing and Availability
The new OG cards will be available soon through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for the following US MSRPs: OG-3G-AMA $795 (April 2018), OG-UDC $695 (May 2018); OG-4K2HD $795 US (July 2018); OG-Hi5-4K-Plus $595 (Q3 2018) and OG-HA5-4K $595 (Q3 2018). The free DashBoard Software will be available for download from the support area of AJA’s website.
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About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at http://www.aja.com.
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