Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd and AJA Video have released an upgrade for the Kona SD video card, bringing it to version 2.0. The Kona SD is and uncompressed 10 bit PCI card designed for video editing. The update features realtime DV edit playback and other enhancements. According to Blackmagic and AJA Video:
Today Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with AJA Video Inc. announced the immediate availability of Kona SD v2.0 a major software update for the Kona SD.
New features in Kona SD v2.0 include a DV bridge for real time instant playback of DV edits to the SDI video output, full resolution high quality JPEG online capture and playback, Adobe After Effects? preview output, new super high quality 64 bit RGB codec, YUV native rendering, and full compatibility with the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.2.
You can find more information about the Kona SD update at the Blackmagic Design Web site. The Kona 2.0 upgrade is free for registered users. The Kona SD video card is available for US$3,295.00.