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Transitioning Part 3: AJA Kona boards with Adobe Premiere Pro

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As we transition from Final Cut Pro to another NLE, I'm running a series of tests to determine which NLE will best suit our needs.

We have been using the AJA Kona boards for years with FCP so it's really important to me that the board work with whatever new software we go with. Happily I can now run my AJA Kona boards smoothly with CS 5.5 thanks to the new 9.0.1 Plug-In release.

In this walkthrough I show you how to properly set up the AJA Kona board so you can do some testing yourself. It's a little different than what I'm used to from Final Cut Pro, but this brings us one step closer to transitioning away from FCP.

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Posted by: walter biscardi on Jun 29, 2011 at 4:53:59 amComments (1) Adobe Premiere Pro, AJA Kona


Re: Transitioning Part 3: AJA Kona boards with Adobe Premiere Pro
by Bob Wojda

Thanks for all the info you've shared. Your facility and ours are very similar and we also have left FCP for Premier. I've had a problem though that maybe you've encountered as well. We just purchased a Red Scarlet and love the way Premier can take in the files natively and then still work with the metadata. But so far we can't find a way to monitor the footage through our AJA Kona 3G card. Since the sequence needs to be one of AJA sequences to go through the card and there are no Red presets under the AJA settings there is not a way to view the red files. When I use the red settings directly the system works great but I can't view it on our client and grading monitors. I spoke to the tech support at AJA and they basically said that's how it works and to use proxies but that seems to negate the whole idea of having raw files to work with in the timeline. I am shooting 4K but we would of course view it in HD. Any suggestions on how to play these back for client viewing? There has got to be a way. Maybe there is a setting that I'm missing.

Thanks for any help you can give,

Bob Wojda
Water Street Media Works

Professional Video Editor, Producer, Creative Director, Director since 1990.

Credits include multiple Emmys, Tellys, Aurora and CableAce Awards.

Creative Director for Georgia-Pacific and GP Studios, Atlanta. Former Owner / Operator of Biscardi Creative Media. The show you knew us best for was "Good Eats" on the Food Network. I developed the HD Post workflow and we also created all the animations for the series.

Favorite pastime is cooking with pizza on the grill one of my specialties. Each Christmas Eve we serve the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian seafood meal with approx. 30 items on the menu.

If I wasn't in video production I would either own a restaurant or a movie theater.



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