Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

AJA Debuts New Solutions For Developer Partners At NAB 2016

News Image
AJA Video Systems has announced the addition of the Corvid HB-R, Corvid 44 BNC and fanless versions of its Corvid 44 and Corvid 88 cards to its family of Developer Program solutions.

At NAB 2016, the company also unveiled support for Corvid HB-R and Corvid HEVC on standard Linux drivers, which will enable developer partners to rapidly build and deploy solutions for an expanded range of environments without the use of AJA's SDK.

Corvid HB-R is a PCIe card with an HDBaseT input that supports HDBaseT devices seamlessly including AJA's new RovoCam compact UltraHD/HD block camera. Designed for desktops and servers, the 4-lane PCIe 2.0 card offers an HDBaseT input; support for 8 channel embedded audio and 2 channel discrete RovoCam microphone audio; one USB for firmware updates and additional control; VISCA camera control; and an HDMI output for local monitoring. Corvid HB-R can also supply up to 12 watts of power to the connected HDBaseT device via "Power over HDBaseT."

Corvid 44 BNC offers all the core functionality of AJA's flexible Corvid 44 multi-format I/O card, adding full size BNC connectors for implementations that require the common BNC connector size. Feature highlights include: an 8-lane PCIe 2.0 card; up to four independent channels (3G-SDI, I/O); support for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video; HFR support; 8/10-bit YCbCr and 12-bit RGB frame buffer formats; two independent Mixer/Keyer Widgets; four independent 16-ch 48kH SDI embedded audio I/O engines; and analog color black or HD tri-level sync.

For environments requiring noiseless solutions, AJA has simultaneously introduced fanless versions of its Corvid 44 I/O card and Corvid 88 high-density, multi-stream, multi-format PCIe I/O card.

"We've been working closely with developer partners to ensure our solutions meet the diverse needs of the applications they're producing for customers, and these new cards, along with our support of V4L2 and GStreamer drivers, are a direct reflection of those efforts," said AJA Video Systems President Nick Rashby.

Software Support
AJA is also enabling professional video I/O for developer partners creating Linux-based applications with the Video for Linux Two (V4L2) API via V4L2 driver support for the Corvid HB-R, and the GStreamer multimedia framework via GStreamer driver support for Corvid HEVC, with additional developer cards to be supported in the future.

Pricing and Availability
Corvid HB-R will be available next month at a US MSRP of $995.00; Corvid 44 BNC is available now to developer partners at a US MSRP of $1,895.00; and the fanless versions of Corvid 44 (US MSRP $1,895.00) and Corvid 88 (US MSRP $2,795.00) will be available next month. For more information about AJA's Developer Program, please visit: .

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Sterling Event Group Streamlines Live Event Productions With AJA
Live event productions only happen once, which is why real-time monitoring and redundant recording are crucial to the workflows that power them. They'
AJA Announce Quantel Card Collaboration
AJA Video Systems announced at NAB that the new AJA Corvid Ultra OEM cards are supported on the Quantel® Pablo Rio. This is the first time that Quante
RT Software To Utilise AJA Corvid 88 For 4K Broadcast Graphics Systems
RT Software has announced it will use AJA Video Systems' Corvid 88 video card in its 4K real-time broadcast graphics systems. In addition, the develop
AJA Rolls Out New Software Updates
AJA Video Systems has launched its new Desktop Software v16.1 for KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products, alongside AJA SDK v16.1 for Developer Partners. Bo
Stage Precision Streamlines Position And Camera Tracking Data With AJA I/O Cards
For live event, installation, and broadcast AR workflows, managing large volumes of data from different protocols and technology manufacturers has pro
SGO And AJA Announce Partnership
SGO and AJA Video Systems have announced a new partnership. The agreement sees SGO's colour grading and finishing post-production system Mistika now f
AJA Announces DRM2 Frame for AJA Mini-Converters
AJA Video Systems unveiled DRM2, a rackmount frame that can house and power up to 12 AJA Mini-Converters of any kind, or up to 24 AJA FiDO Mini-Conver
AJA Launches Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io And T-TAP
AJA Video Systems has launched Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, T-TAP™ and the Io family of video and audio input/output devices. The v12.5 software u
AJA Unveils Desktop Software
AJA Video Systems has unveiled Desktop Software v16.2 for all KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products, in addition to AJA SDK v16.2 for Developer Partners. T
AJA Announces T-TAP Pro Support
AJA Video Systems has announced T-TAP Pro support for Autodesk's Flame Family of VFX and creative finishing tools – now available in new v2022.2 relea
AJA Releases Dante AV 4K v1.1
AJA Video Systems has released Dante AV 4K v1.1, the first update for its Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R transmitter/receiver converters, which enable the tra
Katara Studios Upgrades Studios
Now that many creative studios have adopted 4K as the production and post standard, demand for 8K support across global creative pipelines is on the u
VDS announces real-time SD/HD paint support for Bluefish444 uncompressed video cards
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, has announced that its leading broadcast
GV Partners With AJA To Enhance K2 Dyno System
Grass Valley has announced a partnership with AJA Video Systems that will provide 4K enhancements to its K2 Dyno Replay System. Grass Valley is integr
Low Versions Of Matrox DSX LE5 D25 LP And DSX LE6 D100 NIC Cards Unveiled
Matrox® Video has introduced low-density versions of the Matrox DSX LE5 D25 LP and DSX LE6 D100 network interface controller (NIC) cards, new addition