Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd and AJA Video have released an upgrade for the Kona SD video card, bringing it to version 1.3.1. The Kona SD is and uncompressed 10 bit PCI card designed for video editing. The update features image control tools including real time gamma correction and brightness/contrast adjustment. According to Blackmagic and AJA Video:
Today Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with AJA Video Inc. announced the immediate availability of the new image control real time effects upgrade for the Kona SD.
Image Control real time effects include Tint, Sepia, Gamma Correction, Brightness Contrast, Proc Amp, and Desaturate. All real time effects update on the Mac monitor in real time, and donit need to be rendered before playout to tape, accelerating the creative process.
The Kona SD and the Kona HD are the worldis first uncompressed 10 bit PCI video cards designed for both editing and design on Mac OS X. Understanding the unprecedented change taking place in the television industry, the Kona series of video cards include features required for all tasks performed in the industry, including editing, design, effects and broadcast paint.
You can find more information about the image control update at the Blackmagic Design Web site. The Kona 1.3.1 upgrade is free for registered users. The Kona SD video card is available for US$3,295.00.