AJA's KONA 2 card's Io LA provides a connection for on-the-road postproduction support for Celtics away game broadcasts.
FOX Sports Net New England (FSN New England) has installed AJA KONA 2 capture cards and Io firewire interfaces as integral parts of three nonlinear editing systems supporting SD and HD telecasts of the Boston Celtics' 2004-2005 season.
Away games are broadcast in SD on FSN New England while home games are simulcast in SD and HD on a separate Comcast digital cable channel. All home games are produced in HD and downconverted for the SD distribution.
The KONA 2 card is the enabling piece of hardware that allows FSN New England to create content in HD and SD - a key capability because the network still edits 80 percent in SD and 20 percent in HD. The Io LA provides a connection for on-the-road postproduction support for Celtics away game broadcasts.
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