AJA on the go
AJA on the go
Ki Pro Go comes in a 2U, half-rack form factor
The latest addition to AJA’s Ki Pro family is the Ki Pro Go, a portable, genlock-free, multichannel H.264 HD and SD redundant recorder/player that records video to off-the-shelf USB media. It comes in a 2U, half-rack form factor and can be used to record up to four channels of HD and SD content from SDI and HDMI sources to standard USB media. Genlock-free recording reportedly eliminates the need to synchronise four input sources, while redundant recording provides multiple backups in the field to protect the recorded video. Video and audio input matrix channel mapping is said to simplify switching between physical inputs to the appropriate recording channel within the device’s UI from a mix of source inputs as needed.
AJA has also unveiled a raft of other products. Fourteen new openGear converter cards have been announced that combine the capabilities of the company’s Mini-Converters with openGear’s high-density architecture and support for DashBoard, enabling industry-standard configuration, monitoring and control in live event environments over a PC or local network on Windows, macOS or Linux.
The IPT-10G2-HDMI and IPT-10G2-SDI Mini-Converters are single-channel IP video transmitters for bridging traditional HDMI and 3G-SDI signals to SMPTE ST 2110 for IP-based workflows. Described as compact, quiet and rugged, both models feature dual 10 GigE SFP+ ports for facilities using SMPTE ST 2022-7 for redundancy in critical distribution and monitoring.
AJA has extended its family of Corvid audio and video I/O cards with the Corvid 44 12G, an eight-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O card featuring support for 12G-SDI I/O in a low-profile design for workstations and servers and 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep colour and HDR workflows. Corvid 44 12G also facilitates multichannel 12G-SDI I/O, enabling either 8K or multiple 4K streams of input or output.
Firmware updates include FS-HDR v3.0 which introduces enhanced colouring tools and support for multichannel Dynamic LUTs; Desktop Software v15.2 which provides support for Apple ProRes capture/playback across Windows, Linux and macOS in AJA Control Room, at up to 8K resolutions; HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 which includes a new web UI that reportedly simplifies remote configuration and control from multiple machines; and Helo v4.0 which introduces new features that allow users to customise their streaming service and improve monitoring and control.