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KST Streamlines Production Workflows with Help from AJA Solutions Posted: 16/07/2020
KST Streamlines Production Workflows with Help from AJA Solutions

Systems integrator KST Moschkau started out as a small shop specializing in broadcast, media and security systems in Kreuzau, Germany more than 30 years ago. The company has since expanded, becoming a leading solutions developer for European companies in these markets and beyond. Its portfolio of solutions, such as the CamBot robotic camera system, combines off-the-shelf tools with proprietary software to support production professionals in the field. Built to streamline and automate control over key studio components from video routing to camera control, ingest and playout, graphics and more, CamBot is modular and tailored to each client’s needs. Each system includes a customized combination of AJA Corvid and KONA desktop audio and video I/O cards to enable video capture and preview for its robotic control module, while AJA KUMO SDI routers facilitate automated video routing.

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Atech Flash Technology Unveils New AJA Pak Media Reader Posted: 16/07/2020
Atech Flash Technology Unveils New AJA Pak Media Reader

Atech Flash Technology (AFT), a leading manufacturer of industrial and professional media card readers and storage solutions, today announced the Blackjet™ VX-1P AJA Pak Media Reader, a new media reader compatible with AJA’s durable, high capacity Pak Media. Encased in a protective metal housing, AJA Pak Media Solid State Drives (SSDs) offer video professionals flexible storage options with capacities ranging from 256GB to 2TB and are built to withstand repeated use in the field.

Tags: AJA | SSD | Solid State Drive | Pak Media | Pak Media Reader | Atech Flash
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AJA Upgrades Ki Pro GO H.264 Recorder and Player Posted: 16/06/2020
AJA Upgrades Ki Pro GO H.264 Recorder and Player

AJA Video Systems has released Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its powerful and portable multi-channel H.264 recorder and player. The feature-rich update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out and front panel audio monitoring, in-system drive formatting, network file downloads, and gang recording support.

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | Ki Pro GO | H.264 Recorder | H.264 Recording | H.264 Capture
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AJA and SKAARHOJ Partner to Integrate AJA FS Products with Rack Control Duo Posted: 05/06/2020
AJA and SKAARHOJ Partner to Integrate AJA FS Products with Rack Control Duo

AJA Video Systems and SKAARHOJ have joined forces to integrate control of AJA’s FS family of frame synchronizers and converters with SKAARHOJ’s Rack Control Duo, streamlining how professionals make RGB color correction and other parameter adjustments across one or many FS devices and channels in live production environments. Developed in partnership with broadcast services provider NEP, the new Rack Control Duo supports AJA’s FS-HDR, FS4, FS2 and FS1 devices and is capable of ganging control of multiple FS products and processing channels together, making set-up and on-the-fly adjustments faster and easier for operators and engineers with a single tactile hardware control panel.

Tags: AJA | SKAARHOJ | Live Production | Live Broadcast
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AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra 12G Posted: 28/05/2020
AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra 12G

AJA Video Systems has announced Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, featuring 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features. Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p recording and playback to and from Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR, with flexible connectivity options including 12G-SDI, HDMI v2.0 and optional Fiber input and outputs. Alternatively Ki Pro Ultra 12G provides up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p with independent ProRes profiles per channel. Ki Pro Ultra 12G is available today through AJA’s worldwide network for $3,995 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/ki-pro-ultra-12g.

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | Ki Pro Ultra 12G | Recorder | Player | Digital Recorder | File-based Recorder | 12G | 12G-SDI | 4K | UltraHD
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Parliament of Catalonia Powers Live HD Broadcasts with AJA Gear Posted: 19/05/2020
Parliament of Catalonia Powers Live HD Broadcasts with AJA Gear

Since 2002, the Parliament of Catalonia has produced an institutional television feed as a free public service and educational resource for its citizens and media organizations. Overseen by a tight-knit team of in-house broadcast and engineering specialists, the Barcelona-based Parliament manages all aspects of production and delivers 150 hours of live video content on a monthly basis. Located within the historic Ciutadella Park, the Parliament’s production facilities include eight meeting rooms, seven television control rooms, two dedicated audio studios, a master control room and an editing suite, housing all video equipment required to distribute up to six program feeds to broadcasters, closed-circuit television and web streaming channels. Critical to broadcast operations are a range of AJA solutions for recording, frame synchronization and conversion, including the file-based Ki Pro Rack capture and playback device, the dual-channel FS2 framesync/converter and AJA’s versatile lineup of Mini-Converters.

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | HD | Live Broadcasts | Live HD | Live Production | Broadcast
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Create4MentalHealth Simplifies Streaming Workflows with AJA HELO Posted: 12/05/2020
Create4MentalHealth Simplifies Streaming Workflows with AJA HELO

Dedicated to raising awareness for invisible illnesses and founded by a team of creatives with a passion for the arts, Create4MentalHealth leverages live streaming workflows to connect with global audiences and deliver real-time content via social media networks. The UK-based nonprofit organization engages with youth around the world through live content and produced videos that deliver positive messages and offer mental health support. AJA’s standalone HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device is central to the organization’s workflow to streamline reliable capture and delivery.

HELO offers simple integration and flexibility for streaming workflows, facilitating rapid delivery of live and recorded content. Under the direction of CEO Justin Howard, the team uses Panasonic HPX 500E broadcast cameras with HELO to capture each feed and stream footage in H.264 to a predetermined CDN, whether Facebook Live, YouTube or the organization’s website. Along with the livestream, HELO simultaneously captures a live encoded recording to be shared with production partners to create auxiliary video content with quick turnaround; final deliverables are completed within a few hours.

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AJA Corvid Developer Cards Power I O for WASP3D Real-Time Broadcast Graphics Posted: 25/03/2020
AJA Corvid Developer Cards Power I O for WASP3D and rsquo;s Real-Time Broadcast Graphics

From breaking news, elections and politics, to the latest live coverage of eSports gaming tournaments and sporting events, WASP3D is a leading global provider of end-to-end real-time broadcast graphics solutions for live production workflows. Headquartered in New Delhi with offices located around the world, WASP3D’s technology solutions seamlessly integrate real-time broadcast graphics for livestreaming, OTT, television and professional AV workflows, with hundreds of installations in more than 40 countries globally. Visually enriched elements including augmented reality graphics, virtual sets, touch screen presentations and video wall graphics using design, data integration, management and automation tools are developed for clients via custom installation packages with AJA Corvid 88, Corvid 44, and Corvid 24 I/O cards at the core.

In WASP3D’s live production workflows, each Corvid card hosts up to eight simultaneous input and output streams, making the cards an ideal solution for graphics playout servers and channel-in-a-box systems. Corvid provides workflow flexibility with multi-format I/O support and configurable input and output sources for separate fill and key channels. AJA’s open SDK allows for custom Corvid control to align with graphic playout server requirements. Leveraging AJA’s video I/O expertise with Corvid, WASP3D saves money and produces integrated products for market quicker than competitors.

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Colorfront Blows The Lederhosen Off 4K 6K 8K HDR at HPA 2020 Posted: 19/02/2020
Colorfront Blows The Lederhosen Off 4K 6K 8K HDR at HPA 2020

Colorfront (www.colorfront.com) – the Academy, Emmy and HPA Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, broadcast, OTT and commercials – will showcase the powerhouse capabilities of its products to enable color-consistent 4K/6K/8K SDR/HDR acquisition-to-post workflows during the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat, 17-20 Feb, Rancho Mirage, CA. The company will also participate in the groundbreaking, cloud-based, live production of “The Lost Lederhosen” short film, and share details of its pivotal role in the making of this mini-movie during the Retreat’s “HPA Makes A Movie” Supersession on Feb 18th.

Tags: Colorfront | On-Set Dailies | Expres Dailies | SDR | HDR | UHD | HFR | 4K | 6K | 8K | dailies | Transkoder | Lederhosen | AJA
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Green Acres Upgrades Broadcasts to Reach Global Audiences Posted: 18/02/2020
Green Acres Upgrades Broadcasts to Reach Global Audiences

Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, uses television, cable, online and OTT broadcasts of worship programming to reach global audiences. The scope of Green Acres’ broadcast team includes 11 fulltime and one part-time staff member across video, audio and lighting, in addition to dozens of faithful volunteers to deliver high fidelity video to the global audience. Director of Video Engineering and IMAG Operations, Casey Hawkins, a 30-year broadcast industry veteran, recently assisted with an overhaul of Green Acres’ broadcast infrastructure, which upgraded all Worship Center television and cable channel production from SD to HD. Central to Green Acres’ robust production workflow is a range of AJA gear supporting the broadcast of high quality video content for their audience on the national and global stage.

 

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AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer 12G with 8K Support Posted: 12/02/2020
AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer 12G with 8K Support

AJA Video Systems is now shipping HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the powerful, real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform featuring 12G-SDI connectivity. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content over 12G-SDI, with the simplicity of single-cable connectivity for higher bandwidth workflows.

Tags: AJA | HDR | HDR Production | HDR Workflow | HDR Pipeline | HDR Image Analyzer 12G | 8K | 12G-SDI
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DigiBox Highlights Pro-AV Partners at ISE 2020 Posted: 07/02/2020
DigiBox Highlights Pro-AV Partners at ISE 2020

ISE 2020, 11-14 February, Stand 10.K165 — DigiBox, the UK’s leading distributor of technologies for the pro-AV and Broadcast industry, will participate in ISE 2020, the world’s largest pro-AV show, taking place at the RAI Amsterdam alongside partners Haivision, SNS and BirdDog.

In conjunction with partner Haivision, a market-leader in video streaming solutions, DigiBox will showcase the many benefits of Haivision’s award-winning Makito X4 video encoder, a highly-secure, ultra-low latency HEVC and H.264 video encoder that delivers exceptional video quality, next-gen performance, SRT streaming, and best-of-breed 4K UHD and HD encoding density. Also featured will be the newly launched Haivision Play Pro, an iOS App which offers a quick and easy way to watch and monitor SRT video streams from anywhere on a mobile device.

Haivision will also demonstrate the benefits of SRT, the open-source protocol that optimises streaming performance over unpredictable networks to deliver high quality, low latency media. SRT will feature on a continuous showreel of highlights and applications.

SNS (Studio Network Solutions) leaders in media storage will be showing how EVO shared storage works with your favourite NLE with the latest updates to ShareBrowser, including AI Autotagging that eliminates hours of manual metadata logging, extended file support for previews, and new integrations for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and After Effects. Get hands-on with EVO DPX, their highest performance EVO system yet.

In addition to this, DigiBox will be exhibiting alongside BirdDog also in Hall 10 on Stand K160. Anticipating the launch of some exciting new products specifically designed for the AV market, BirdDog will be featuring products from its PTZ range of cameras which are equipped with BirdDog’s proprietary silicon chip developed internally specifically to encode and decode full NDI.

DigiBox CEO Mike Heaney said, “We are dedicated to providing the best technical solutions our dedicated partners and internal team have to offer. Our experience in content distribution, digital conversion, and systems integration offers unrivalled benefits for new and long-term professionals in a wide range of pro-AV markets, virtually all of which will be represented at ISE 2020.”

DigiBox representatives will be available on attending partner stands including Adder Technologies, Stand 10.P180; AJA on Stand 8.G110; Gefen, Stand 1.N50, and Theatrixx on Stand 14.K130 as well as canvassing the ISE show floor for opportunities to establish new, complementary partnerships.

 

Tags: DigiBix | ISE | AV | Broadcast | Production | AJA | Adder | BirdDog | Haivision | SNS | Gefen | Theatrixx
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AJA Gear Helps Freelance Technical Director Lutz Conneus Adapt to Client AV Demands Posted: 22/01/2020
AJA Gear Helps Freelance Technical Director Lutz Conneus Adapt to Client AV Demands

No working day is ever the same for Freelance Technical Director Lutz Conneus. In any given week, the Hamburg, Germany-based professional can be found developing a live stream workflow for a local public broadcaster, live streaming an indie band’s concert to YouTube, or supporting AV for a corporate launch event. A live production chameleon, he’s able meet a range of live streaming and AV needs using a small arsenal of AJA gear, including the HELO H.264 streamer/recorder, the Io 4K audio and video I/O device, and the Ki Pro Ultra Plus digital recorder, among other tools. 

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Taiwan-Based King Communication Taps AJA Gear to Broadcast Cardiology Procedures for Medical Training and amp; Advancement Posted: 12/12/2019
Taiwan-Based King Communication Taps AJA Gear to Broadcast Cardiology Procedures for Medical Training and amp; Advancement

Broadcasting cardiology procedures has the potential to save a life by educating medical professionals and students on the latest new technologies and advancements in the field. To broadcast surgeries to cardiologists around the world, the Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC) relies upon video production services delivered by King Communication, a Taipei City-based specialist in broadcasting and livestreaming content for medical facilities, sporting events, concerts and conferences. Since 1986, King Communication has delivered live video production services for clients across Taiwan, including Da Vinci Robotic 3D medical recording, Taiwan SBL sports broadcasting, the Taiwan Society of Cardiovascular Interventions and the PGA of Taiwan. To streamline broadcast and livestreaming workflows, King Communication depends upon the power and reliability of a range of AJA gear used throughout production chains.

To assist in the TSOC’s mission to promote patient care, research and education in cardiology, King Communication provides full live production services including filming, recording and broadcasting HD content for medical professionals, interns and students across Taiwan and internationally. Live TSOC cardiology procedures are filmed and broadcast to demonstrate surgeries that require new technologies and the latest cutting-edge medical equipment. Throughout production workflows, a range of AJA Ki Pro devices are tapped for recording and backup recording; KUMO 1616 and KUMO CP are used for routing; FS1-X manages frame synchronization; and FiDO-2R and U-TAP SDI are leveraged to transfer video signals from medical devices, pending the specific project requirements.

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Sonnet Announces Upgraded Compact Three-Slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System Posted: 04/12/2019
Sonnet Announces Upgraded Compact Three-Slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System

New auxiliary power connector enables support for entire line of high-performance AJA KONA audio and video I/O cards

What's New:

Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of the Echo™ Express SE IIIe, the newest member of the company's award-winning Echo Express family of Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion systems. The Echo Express SE IIIe is a compact desktop chassis that enables the use of up to three high-performance PCIe cards with computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Replacing the popular Echo Express SE III, the SE IIIe supports AJA's complete family of KONA audio and video I/O solutions, including KONA 5, and has been upgraded with the addition of an auxiliary power connector to support cards that require more power to operate, and a new cooling fan for quieter operation.

"A portable video capture and playback setup is a necessity today for most video pros, and the Echo Express SE IIIe, with support for AJA KONA PCIe cards, provides great flexibility. The new auxiliary power connector is an exciting addition, allowing professionals to harness the power of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with AJA KONA 5 with a smaller form factor PCIe card enclosure."

- Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems

 

Tags: Sonnet Technologies | Thunderbolt 3 | PCIe Card Expansion | AJA | KONA | audio video I/O | Echo Express SE IIIe
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