This is what you need when you’re working live in 8K

Written by Andy Stout

SGOAJA grunt helps realtime 8K operation

An announcement that SGO has integrated AJA KONA cards into its highest of high end systems gives a brief glimpse into the sort of hardware needed to work in 8K in realtime.

NHK’s BS8K channel has been live since the start of December last year, broadcasting around 12 hours a day of 8K content over its satellite network to what one expects is still a relatively small but growing section of the Japanese population.

Handling 8K is, of course, beyond a lot of kit on the market at the moment, and certainly its requirements come into sharp focus when you start talking about realtime finishing, which is where SGO’s Mistika Ultima 8K system comes into play. And a key component of it being able to work at 8K Full UHD at 60p uncompressed in turn is the audio and video I/O card which SGO has integrated into the system

The card is an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 capture and output card featuring 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 output. Offering 8K and multichannel 4K, it enables simultaneous capture with signal pass through when using 12G-SDI — four ports help to minimise cabling — and offers HDMI 2.0 output, as well as deep-color and multi-format HDR support.

SGO likes to bill the Mistika Ultima as the most advanced hero suite on the market and also featuring an workstation, it’s certainly got the grunt to work across the 8K format. There’s going to be a bit of a trickle down benefit to other users as well, the company being impressed enough with the that it is planning on integrating the cards across its complete line of finishing systems


Tags: Post & VFX


Related Articles

19 May, 2020

Adobe Releases Updates To Creative Cloud Video Applications

Adobe today announces release of updates to its Creative Cloud family of video applications.  Fresh on the heels of Adobe’s release of Productions...

Read Story

12 May, 2020

A look at the Adobe Premiere Pro Workflow for Quibi

Quibi came along at just the right time.  Never mind that it was founded by media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and boasts eBay and HP's Meg Whitman as...

Read Story

7 May, 2020

Boris FX's Continuum 2020.5 the Swiss Army Knife of plugins?

A number of years ago, I wrote that BorisFX is the Swiss Army Knife of visual effects plug-ins. As the soft-spoken but highly driven Boris...

Read Story