San Francisco, CA (January 5, 2009)–MacWorld Booth #1344–AJA Video
Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and
conversion solutions, recently released version 6.0.2 software for the AJA
Io HD, KONA 3 and KONA LHe products. With version 6.0.2, AJA has added
support for the extraction of 23.98 fps video from a 1080i 29.97 fps HD-SDI
signal. It is important to note that not all models of camcorders with
1080i 29.97 HD-SDI output provide the flagged frame data needed for the
proper operation of this feature.
The newly introduced Canon XH G1S camcorder, with 1080i29.97 HD-SDI output,
provides the necessary flagged frame data. When working with the camera in
the 24F frame rate mode, the camera can be configured to output flagged
frame data so that the Io HD or KONA 3/LHe can locate the frames needed for
removal, resulting in native 24F video files.
AJA collaborated closely with Canon to provide this unique support. The
technology was first demonstrated to the public in the Canon Inc. booth at
the 2008 InterBEE tradeshow in Japan. For the demonstration, the Canon XH
G1S camcorder was connected, via HD-SDI to the portable AJA capture
solution, the Io HD.
“Canon is very happy to be working closely with AJA. Through our
relationship, we are able to offer our professional users an enhanced
workflow solution,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general
manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.
“Canon continues to innovate with new camcorders that enable users of
professional video products to maximize their creativity,” commented AJA
president Nick Rashby. “We’re proud to be able to provide support for the
Canon XH G1S camcorder, and are excited by the possibilities this affords
for the production community.”
The version 6.0.2 software for the AJA Io HD, KONA 3 and KONA LHe is
available for download from the AJA web site at