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AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card

Model: KONA 5

AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card
AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card
AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card
AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card
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About: AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card

Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the KONA product line. KONA 5 is AJA’s blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows. 

Whether you are working with HFR 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit* color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.


  • Supports 4K and UltraHD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60 fps
  • Supports 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 workflows
  • 10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/Dual Link/HD/SD input and output
  • 12-bit color support (application dependent)
  • HDMI 2.0 output (4K/UltraHD HFR 4:2:2 10-bit)
  • HDR10 support - HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with
  • HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support
  • 8-Ch AES/EBU, 8-Ch embedded HDMI, and 16-Ch embedded SDI digital audio I/O
  • Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
  • Extend external connectivity with included breakout cable
  • RS-422 support on 9-pin connector
  • macOS, Windows and Linux support

Professional Connectivity: 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0

KONA 5 boasts 4x bidirectional 12G-SDI spigots with a Reference Input and 4K/UltraHD I/O can be achieved with either a single 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI cable, or quad 3G-SDI cables. 2K/HD I/O can be achieved with a single 3G-SDI cable, or dual link 1.5G-SDI, while allowing capture and monitoring via SDI to take place simultaneously.

A full-sized HDMI 2.0 connection offers monitoring and output, with HDR , Deep Color and HFR support. Across the board, KONA 5 is the professionals choice for post, broadcast, graphics, virtual sets, pre-viz, live compositing and more.

Extended Connectivity

KONA 5 ships with an included breakout cable that offers extensive connectivity for AES, RS-422 control support and Reference:

  • 8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) In
  • 8-Channels of AES/EBU (BNC) Out
  • RS-422 9-pin connector for control
  • LTC In and Out


HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.

KONA 5 delivers robust HDR compatibility to HDMI displays with support for HLG and HDR10 with HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI2.0a/CTA-861.3 and HD.

Sync Up

KONA 5 can be locked to an external reference for integration into larger productions, or feed LTC in and out to ensure footage captured with KONA 5 has the proper timecode.

Machine Control

A 9-pin RS-422 port on the included breakout cable allows control of a range of external devices for frame accurate captures and layoffs.

Hardware Keying

The built-in hardware downstream keyer allows graphics and images to be easily overlaid on the input video in realtime. 

Legendary Support

AJA Technical Support is recognized as one of the best in the industry and is provided at no additional charge. Our support team will work with you to solve any issues you might encounter and get you working as quickly as possible.


KONA 5 supports macOS, Windows and Linux, providing incredible 4K and multi-channel power for a wide range of creative applications.

UPC: 812321031676

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Warranty: AJA KONA 5 12G-SDI PCIe Input/Output Card Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

All AJA Mini-Converters are covered by a 5 year warranty and AJA's advanced replacement policy. If a replacement is necessary, AJA will ship a new unit immediately without the need to send the original unit back first, ensuring you are up and running again as quickly as possible.