AJA ColorBox In-Line HDR/SDR Algorithmic and Lut Color Transformer NEW Product

Introduction

ColorBox from AJA is a compact, high-performance converter for color managed workflows designed to specifically meet the conversion needs of broadcast, live events, and on-set applications.  Supporting Standard Dynamic Range (SDR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) signals, it utilizes 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 for single wire 4K/UltraHD HDR up to 4:2:2 10-bit 60p or 4:4:4 12-bit 30p with a unique color processing pipeline.

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SKU:
COLORBOX‐R0
Product type:
Signal Converters

Built around the 33-point 3D LUT processor with tetrahedral interpolation, AJA Color Pipeline provides additional 4x 1D LUTs and 2x 3x3 matrices that are each individually configurable even as Proc Amps or RGB Color Correctors. Easily manage color processing options via the web user interface which can be accessed directly from a wired Ethernet connection or through a wireless connection via a third party WiFi USB adapter.

ColorBox includes processing pipeline modes from Colorfront and NBCU LUTs, as well as a powerful AJA Color Pipeline. ColorBox also expands its capabilities by offering licensable upgrade options for advanced color managed workflows, including BBC HLG LUTs and the all new ORION-CONVERT engine.  ORION-CONVERT’s unique real-time floating point math approach to color transforms produces higher precision results to get “access to the colors between the colors.”  This enables pixel perfect color transforms and round tripping where maintaining colors is paramount. 

ColorBox also offers a sophisticated test pattern generator and frame store, bringing useful tools to your workflow, including the ability to capture up to a 4K image as a 16-bit .tiff file for the highest quality reference stills. ColorBox can even overlay information onto the image, including helpful user definable text fields. These images can be saved locally on ColorBox or onto a third party connected PC running an application like Pomfort’s Livegrade Pro/Studio and Assimilate Live Looks.

Features

  • 12-bit 4:4:4 12G-SDI I/O for up to 4K/UltraHD HDR/WCG 30p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 12G-SDI I/O for up to 4K/UltraHD HDR/WCG 60p
  • 12-bit 4:4:4 HDMI 2.0 output for up to 4K/UltraHD HDR/WCG 30p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI 2.0 output for up to 4K/UltraHD HDR/WCG 60p
  • Ultra low latency, less than ½ a video line
  • Extensive AJA Color Pipeline built around the 33pt. 3D LUT processor with tetrahedral interpolation
    • 7x nodes plus Overlay
      • 1x 3D LUT processor, user configurable as 3D LUT or Dynamic
      • 4x 1D LUT processors, user configurable as 1D LUT, Dynamic, or Color Corrector
      • 2x 3x3 Matrix processors, user configurable as 3x3 Matrix, Dynamic, or ProcAmp
    • Supports industry standard file types, no conversion to proprietary format required
    • Configurable Colorspace, Range, and Transfer Characteristic
    • Full frame LUT processing
  • Five Color Processing Pipelines
    • AJA Color
    • Colorfront Mode
    • ORION-CONVERT Mode (Licensable option)
    • BBC HLG LUT Mode (Licensable option)
    • NBCU LUTs
  • Video Preview in web user interface for confidence monitoring
  • Built in Frame Store
    • Up to 4K/UltraHD frame capture and recall
    • Capture pre or post processed images
  • Test Pattern up to 4K/UltraHD, 9x test patterns built-in
  • Overlay information on output
    • User Text
    • Input and Output signal information
    • Pipeline Configuration
    • Overlay can be captured with image for future reference
  • Onboard library for file management
    • 16x 1D LUTs
    • 16x 3D LUTs
    • 16x 3x3 Matrices
    • 16x Images
  • Preset Management, 10 per Pipeline plus Startup Preset
  • ANC metadata pass-through
  • Embedded audio pass-through, SDI 16-ch. and HDMI 8-ch.
  • Compact; 4 units can fit in just 1RU
  • Ultra quiet fan operation
  • Lightweight
  • Robust locking 4-pin mini-XLR power connector, DC power
  • On/Off button so you can save power when not in use
  • Select button used to bypass video processing
  • Extensive API for 3rd party control integrations
  • Embedded web server for remote control
  • Configure IP Address via USB port and supplied AJA eMini-Setup software for PC/Mac

ColorBox features elegant design, with the front panel offering:

  • USB OTG (on-the-go) port, configure initial IP address or connect 3rd party WiFi adapter
  • Select Button, manually bypass video processing
  • Power Button, save power when not in use
  • SDI Lock LED, indicates lock to supported SDI input format
  • Status LED, indicates various ColorBox states

The rear provides:

  • 12G-SDI Input
  • 12G-SDI loop through output
  • 12G-SDI Output
  • HDMI 2.0 Output
  • 4-pin mini-XLR power
  • 1GigE Ethernet port

Tech Specs

HDR/WCG Real Time Processor

  • HDR Conversions
    • HDR to HDR
    • HDR to SDR
    • SDR to HDR
  • Colorimetry
    • BT.709 and BT.2020

Video Formats

  • (4K) 4096x2160p
  • (UltraHD) 3840x2160p
  • (2K) 2048x1080p
  • (HD) 1920x1080p
  • (HD) 1920x1080i
  • (HD) 1280x720p

Color Processing Pipeline

  • Processes in 12-bit RGB
  • 5x pipelines; AJA Color, Colorfront, ORION-CONVERT, BBC HLG LUTs, NBCU LUTs
  • 7x processing nodes plus Overlay in AJA Color; 4x 1-D LUTs, 2x 3x3 Matrices, 1x 3-D LUT

AJA Color Pipeline (ACP)

  • 7x nodes in order of processing:
    • 1D LUT, 3x3 Matrix, 1-D LUT, 3-D LUT, 1-D LUT, 3x3 Matrix, 1-D LUT, Overlay
  • Supports 10 and 12-bit 1-D LUTs 
  • Supports custom 33 point .LUT and .CUBE format 3-D LUTs*
  • Supports custom .LUT format 1-D LUTs
  • Supports custom .SPIMTX format matrices
  • Tetrahedral 3-D LUT interpolation 
  • 3-D LUT configurable as LUT or Dynamic
  • 1-D LUTs configurable as LUT, Dynamic, or Color Corrector
  • 3x3 Matrix configurable as Matrix, Dynamic, or Proc Amp
  • Configurable Color Space, Range, and Transfer Characteristic 
  • Nonvolatile storage of 16x 3-D LUTs, 16x 1-D LUTs, and 16x 3x3 Matrices

 

*Various 3-D LUT sizes are supported, but will be converted to 33 point for processing


Dynamic LUT Processing

  • Supports third party apps for automatic loading and display of 3-D LUTs
  • Reflects dynamic changes in real time from source software
  • Full frame LUT processing
  • Supported by
    • Pomfort Livegrade Pro and Studio
    • Assimilate Live Looks and Live Assist

Colorfront Pipeline

  • Processing Based on Human Perception Model
  • Perceptually optimized color volume remapping
  • Preserves the original creative intent
  • Input Video Dynamic Range/Color Gamut
    • SDR BT.709
    • PQ BT.2020
    • HLG BT.2100
  • Output Video Dynamic Range/Color Gamut
    • SDR BT.709
    • PQ BT.2020
    • HLG BT.2100

ORION-CONVERT Pipeline

  • Conversion algorithm that uses floating point math
  • Pre and post transform Knee and Amount controls
  • Display-Light and Scene-Light Modes
  • Configurable HDR and SDR IRE Reference anchor points
  • Configurable HDR Peak Nits sets system gamma for display light conversions
  • Configurable Output Clamping
  • Input Video Dynamic Range/Color Gamut
    • SDR BT.709
    • PQ BT.2020
    • HLG BT.2100
  • Output Video Dynamic Range/Color Gamut
    • SDR BT.709
    • PQ BT.2020
    • HLG BT.2100

BBC HLG LUTs Pipeline

  • Mathematical dynamic range mapping per ITU-R BT.2408    
    • SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred to HLG/BT.2100 Strict v1.5
    • SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred UpMap to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred UpMap to HLG/BT.2100 Strict v1.5
    • SDR/BT.709 Display Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v.1.5
    • SDR/BT.709 Display Referred UpMap to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • SDR/BT.2020 Display Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • SDR/BT.2020 Display Referred UpMap to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • PQ 1000 Nits Display Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • PQ 4000 Nits Display Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • S-Log3/BT.2020 100% Scene Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • S-Log3/BT.2020 200% Scene Referred(SR-Live) to HLG/BT.2100 v1.5
    • HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred v1.5
    • HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred Strict v1.5
    • HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Display Referred v1.5
    • HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Display Referred Super White v1.5
    • HLG/BT.2100 to PQ 1000 Nits Display Referred v1.5
  • RGB Color Corrector and ProcAmp 

NBCU LUTs Pipeline

  • NBCU LUTs developed by NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    • 1-NBCU_SDR2HLG_DL_v1, SDR UpMap to HLG using Display Light v1.0
    • 2-NBCU_SDR2HLG_SL_v1, SDR to HLG using Scene Light v1.0
    • 3-NBCU_HLG2SDR_DL_v1.1, HLG to SDR using Display Light v1.1
    • 4-NBCU_SDR2PQ_DL_v1, SDR UpMap to PQ using Display Light v1.0
    • 5-NBCU_PQ2SDR_DL_v1, PQ to SDR using Display Light v1.0
    • 7-NBCU_HLG10002PQ_v1, HLG 1000 Nits to PQ v1.0
  • RGB Color Corrector and ProcAmp

Video Input and Output SDI

  • 1x 12G-SDI Input BNC, SMPTE-292/424/2081/2082
  • 2x 12G-SDI Output BNCs, SMPTE-292/424/2081/2082
  • YCbCr 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • RGB 4:4:4, SMPTE or Full level
  • 10 or 12-bit
  • 1x 12G-SDI
    • (4K) 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (UltraHD) 3840x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1x 6G-SDI 
    • (4K) 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (UltraHD) 3840x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1x 3G-SDI (Level A or B-Dual Link)
    • (2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 47.95, 48, 50
    • (2K) 2048x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
    • (HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1920x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1x 1.5G-SDI
    • (2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (2K) 2048x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
    • (HD) 1920x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60

 

Note: Raster and Frame Rate Dependent, please see ColorBox Video Formats in Documents and Manual


Video Output HDMI

  • 1x HDMI Type A connector*, HDMI v2.0b
  • HDR infoframe generation with pass-through for Colorimetry and Transfer Characteristic
  • YCbCr 4:2:2
  • RGB 4:4:4, SMPTE or Full level
  • 8, 10, or 12-bit (HFR 4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 limited to 8-bit)                
  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD

 

*If a connected monitor doesn’t support HDMI protocol the unit automatically switches to DVI protocol (which does not pass audio)
Note: Raster and Frame Rate Dependent, please see ColorBox Video Formats in Documents and Manual


Video Processing

  • Nominal video delay is less than 1/2 video line
  • Motion adaptive deinterlacer
  • Proc Amp controls
  • Color corrector
  • Legalizer

Frame Store

  • Capture and Recall up to 4K/UltraHD 16-bit .TIFF
  • Capture and Recall .TIFF, .PNG, .JPEG
  • Capture input or output
  • Nonvolatile storage of 16 images

Test Pattern Generator

  • 10 or 12-bit
  • 9x patterns built-in
  • SDR and HDR test patterns

Ancillary Data

  • All embedded ANC packets pass-through, including camera ancillary data
  • Overlay ancillary data on image

Audio Input Digital

  • SDI embedded audio, 24-bit, 16-channel

Audio Output Digital

  • SDI embedded audio, 24-bit, 16-channel
  • HDMI embedded audio, 24-bit, 8-channel

Network Interface

  • 1x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Embedded web server for remote control
  • REST Interface
  • WiFi control available via 3rd party WiFi USB adapter*

 

*Lynksys AC1200 and Netgear AC1900


USB Interface

  • 1x Mini-USB for IP configuration using AJA eMini-Setup

Presets

  • 10 Pipeline Presets per mode (AJA Color, Colorfront, ORION-CONVERT, BBC HLG LUTs, NBCU LUTs)
  • Startup Preset

Size (w x d x h)

  • 4.10" x 7.54" x 1.66" (104.1 x 191.6 x 42.1 mm)

Weight

  • 1.0 lb (0.5 kg)

Power

  • External power supply required
  • Enclosure: 10-18VDC regulated, 4-pin mini-XLR, 16W typical 3G-SDI, 21W typical 12G-SDI, 25W max.
  • AC Adapter, included: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, universal input, 60W
  • Optional spare AC adapter sold separately, AJA-PWR-12-60W

Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 C (32 to 122 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

Shipping policy

Any items which are in stock, will be dispatched immediately - same day if possible and morning of the following business day at the latest. Items which are not in stock at our local warehouse will be routed to us, and dispatched immediately upon arrival to us. In that case, the estimated dispatch time is noted on the product page.

Note that you are always welcome to email info@dittools.eu or call (+372) 5556 0057 for a more accurate shipping time estimate, as this does vary depending on a number of factors.

Standard shipping

Unless otherwise noted, all items are shipped standard via DPD. We normally ship to European Union countries only – do contact us for possible exceptions, particularly other European mainland countries. Shipping times vary between 1 to 10 business days within Europe – an up to date estimate will be given at checkout.

Express shipping

Our shipping partner for expedited deliveries is DHL Express; please contact us directly for a quote.

Returning an item

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return your item(s) for a full refund within 14 days of confirmed delivery.

Special sales, demo items and promotions may have modified return policies. If an item from a bundle is returned for refund, the total bundle discount or the total value of the gifts will get deducted from the returned item prior to issuing a refund. If the bundle discount (or gift value) exceeds the value of the returned item, the difference must be paid to be able to return the item.

Return autorization

If you would like to return any item(s), please contact us by either emailing info@dittools.eu or calling (+372) 5556 0057. We will share with you a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) code and ask that you clearly mark this code outside of your shipping box as you ship your item(s) back for a refund.

You will be liable for the shipping and any applicable customs/duty fees returning the item(s).

Incorrect items

If the return is made due to a faulty product, or an incorrectly shipped product, or if you are returning the item(s) due to a defect, or functionality issue, or because it is not the item you have ordered, we will gladly email or mail a return shipping label covering all shipping related expenses. In order to determine whether the return is initiated due to a technical problem, we may ask for you to provide visual support like images or a video on the item(s).

Shipping

Returned merchandise must be in its original packaging, and placed in a decent shipping box, e.g. the same box that we shipped the items to you in. Please make sure to clearly mark the RMA code you have received from us outside on the box.

Do not forget to cover or peel off any existing shipping labels on the box.

DIT Supplies OÜ cannot be held accountable for return shipments that have not reached us or returns made without RMA codes. We strongly advise that if you are returning the item(s) with a carrier of your choice that you use a traceable shipping method.

It may take 4-5 business days for your return to reach us. Once it is received and inspected, your refund will be processed and automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment within 14 business days. Please note that depending on your credit card company, it may take an additional 2-4 business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account.

Customs, duties & taxes

There are no customs duties or taxes on orders shipping within the EU. Orders shipped outside of the EU may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees collected by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are collected once a shipment reaches the recipient's country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be paid for by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; and when customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates. We advise that you contact your local customs office for more information.