1 Reply Latest reply on May 4, 2012 10:30 AM by Jim_Simon

    Do I need a Kona card instead of a video card upgrade? PC CS5.

    $gmillionaire Level 1

      I have limited budget at this time.  Enough for one card or the other and I am getting conflicting answers so I want to bring it to the forums...

      The post house sent me footage ingested in AJA 10 bit uncompressed from a Teleciny in '93. 3;2 pulldown, interlaced, 525 line in MOV. format.  In quicktime it is showing as Format: Ajav210, 654 X 486 Millions, Data Rate 228.37...  I spoke to the builder of my system and they recommended upgrading to a Nvidia 4000 from my current NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 since I am having issues with seeing the titles jumping and some jagged edges on shots with angles and I can not seem to get the footage to play full res. Do I need a Kona Card instead since that would directly handle the AJA injest or will the 4000 take care of it? I am looking for a price point under a grand so probably the KONA LHe Plus. If I had the Kona I could down convert this so in theory the FX1700 could handle it.


      Again I appreciate your time and experience in this!



      Chipset: Intel x58-GigabitLAN-(6) SATA 3.0Gbps-(2) SATA 6.0Gbps-1394a-(12) USB 2.0-(2) USB 3.0-(1) eSATA

      CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Quad Core Processor 3.20 GHz 4.8 QPI

      System RAM: 12GB (6x 2GB DDR3-1333)

      System Drive: 160GB Solid State Drive (SSD) +250MBps Read/+70MBps Write

      Spare Drive: 1.5TB SATA 3Gb/s NCQ 32MB Cache 7200RPM

      Display Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 512MB DVI/DVI PCI-e

      Internal Video Raid: 2x 1.5TB SATA 3Gb/s NCQ 32MB Cache 7200RPM 3TB RAID-0