Ljubljana, Slovenia and Grass Valley, CA (August 25, 2020)
Today LightAct announced that LightAct media server software for video, light and sound is now compatible with AJA’s complete line of KONA I/O cards. With the new integration, LightAct customers can use AJA KONA cards to ingest live video feeds via SDI or HDMI into LightAct’s media server software and combine them with real-time or pre-rendered graphics for display via projectors or LED screens.
Using KONA cards with LightAct software, AV professionals can visualize, program and run projection mappings and immersive installations that fuse live video with graphics. LightAct features an intuitive web-based UI that makes it easy to modify content, and can be purchased as a stand-alone license, starting at $199 USD, for use with supported hardware, or alongside a LightAct Solo or Sync rack media server. The media server software is Windows-compatible and integrates with the Unreal Engine, Unity and Notch real-time render engines. It has been used to create a number of high profile projects such as a 3D projection mapped model of the city of Tampa; interactive installation Funan Atrium; and more.
“LightAct customers are dedicated to delivering the highest caliber content whether for projection mapping or interactive installations, and the integration with AJA KONA cards makes it much easier. The device provides flexible connectivity for high quality capture at an accessible price,” shared Mitja Prelovsek, LightAct. “We’re thrilled with the outcome of our work with AJA, and impressed by their guided approach from beginning to end.”
“Alongside the growing demand for video, projection mapping and immersive installations have gained traction in the last few years, and LightAct is a technology innovator in the space. We’re always looking at how we can extend product compatibility so that our customers can use the solutions they want, and are excited to expand that support to LightAct for KONA customers,” shared Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video. “It’s been a pleasure working with LightAct on the integration and we look forward to seeing how customers harness the technology in the future.”
LightAct® has been a leading developer of media server technology since 2010. As the first media server fully embracing real-time and interactive technology, it has built an impressive track record of eye-popping and jaw-dropping multi-media installations all around the world. While consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible, LightAct’s mission includes democratization of advanced projection mapping, virtual production and interactive installations which reflects in the flexibility and affordability of its software and hardware.
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies,
converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality,
cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets. AJA
products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold
through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For
further information, please see our website at www.aja.com.