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NAB 2019: AJA HDR Image Analyzer Developed with Colorfront V1.1

At NAB 2019 AJA showed me their HDR Image Analyzer. Now, this tech is a little bit over my camera operator’s head. So I am sharing what AJA has said about it. AJA Video Systems announced HDR Image Analyzer v1.1, a free firmware update for its powerful, real-time HDR waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis solution. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 introduces feature updates that help high dynamic range (HDR) productions deliver more engaging content with deeper color and greater luminosity.

HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 improves the user experience with Web UI enhancements that make it easy to remotely configure and control the device from multiple machines, make updates over Ethernet, download logs and screenshots, and interface HDR Image Analyzer from within popular applications. It also adds new HDR monitoring, analysis and other features designed to help production professionals achieve their artistic visions.

HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 feature highlights include:

  • New Web UI with support for remote updates, log and screenshot transfers
  • Remote Desktop support
  • UI enhancement for HDR/PQ display over DisplayPort
  • Automated Color Space switching over SDI for SDR/PQ/HLG
  • Out of Gamut MAX warning: Provides notice if color goes outside of P3d65
  • Frame average Light Level (LL) bar
  • Vectorscope enhancements
  • TC bypass improvements

HDR Image Analyzer is the second technology collaboration between AJA and Colorfront, fusing AJA’s production-proven video I/O with HDR analysis tools from Colorfront in a compact 1RU chassis. Featuring a comprehensive toolset for monitoring and analyzing HDR formats, it supports PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD workflows. HDR Image Analyzer takes in 4K sources across 4x 3G-SDI inputs and loops the video out over 4x 3G-SDI spigots to continue the video chain to wherever desired, allowing for analysis at any point required in the workflow.
AJA HDR Analyzer

Pricing and Availability

HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 firmware will be available soon as a free download from AJA’s support page. HDR Image Analyzer is currently available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $15,995 US MSRP. To order or find more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/hdr-image-analyzer

AJA HDR Analyzer

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 www.aja.com.


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Brian Hallett, is an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from Network broadcast news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. Check out his reel at hallett-brian.com

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