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AJA’s Hottest Launches at NAB 2017


Ki Pro Ultra Plus with 4-Channel HD Recording and HDMI 2.0 Support

AJA Video Systems announced Ki Pro Ultra Plus, introducing 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, and full HDMI 2.0 (up to 12-bit capture and output) for 4K/UltraHD workflows.
The new Ki Pro Ultra Plus is ideal for recording multi-cam shoots in HD multi-channel mode, and 4K/UltraHD recording and playback in single channel mode. Ki Pro Ultra Plus is housed in a compact, easy to operate, standalone 2RU-half rack and has broad I/O flexibility and connectivity options including 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and optional fiber connections. Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures pristine 4K/UltraHD and HD video to widely accepted production codecs including Apple ProRes® and Avid DNxHD MXF.
Four channels of HD can be recorded simultaneously as Apple ProRes files, each with different compression profiles as desired, to robust AJA Pak 1000 SSD media. Ki Pro Ultra Plus includes the proven Ki Protect technology, ensuring that in the event of power failure or inadvertent withdrawal of a Pak drive, recently recorded footage is always secure. All four channels can be displayed on Ki Pro Plus’ LCD screen as a quad-split during capture for confidence monitoring, as well as the ability to output the quad-split over HDMI, SDI, and even on the integrated browser based web UI during capture.
“What sets Ki Pro Ultra Plus apart is the combination of multi-channel HD recording, 4K recording, and playback, full HDMI 2.0 support, a full featured web-based UI for control and configuration, and Ki Protect providing peace of mind on all productions,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Our Ki Pro family is one of our most popular product lines and this latest addition adds some of the most requested customer features.”
Ki Pro Ultra Plus Features:
• Flexible HD recording options: 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channel HD recording at up to 1080 60p with independent ProRes codec profile support for each channel
• 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD MXF
• HDMI 2.0 support allows for full 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capture and output at up to 4K/UltraHD 60fps
• 12-bit support on input for Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 4444 XQ encoding and HDMI 2.0 input and output
• Built-in Ki Protect ensures recordings aren’t lost in a power failure
• Broad video connectivity including fiber cages, 3G-SDI, and HDMI 2.0
• Multi-channel audio support via embedded SDI or HDMI, AES/EBU, and Analog
• WebUI enables remote monitoring, control, and deployment on the field or in the studio, via a standard web browser
• Compact 2RU high, half rack width form factor
• Records to reliable and rugged AJA Pak SSD media, with options for recording to eSATA
• Includes AJA’s renowned three-year international warranty
Ki Pro Ultra Plus will be available soon through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $3995. AJA’s Pak SSD media is compatible with Ki Pro Ultra Plus and available as: AJA Pak256 $495, AJA Pak512 $995, AJA Pak1000 $1495

KUMO CP2 Control Panel

Flexible LAN-based controller for all KUMO routers
AJA Video Systems unveiled its new destination-oriented KUMO CP2 Control Panel for plug and play control of AJA’s complete line of compact KUMO SDI routers. Ideal for broadcast environments, it can be used in standalone or networked configurations for KUMO 6464, 3232, 1616 and 1604.
KUMO CP2 features 80 buttons and enables selection of up to 64 sources and 64 destinations on each of up to four KUMO routers in standalone mode or through a built-in GUI accessible from any web browser on the network. The affordable control panel is only 1.3 inches deep, easy to install, eliminates the need to use a Shift key on KUMO 1604, 1616 and 3232, and is backed by a five-year warranty.
“Broadcast facilities and OB trucks have come to rely on a standalone control panel to control our KUMO routers, so introducing a compact, new 2RU panel that supports KUMO 6464, 3232, 1616 and 1604 is a natural progression, and we’re thrilled to be showing KUMO CP2 at NAB,” shared AJA President Nick Rashby.
KUMO CP2 will be available soon through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for a US MSRP of $895.

12G-SDI and Fiber Mini-Converters

AJA Video Systems today announced new Mini-Converters that resolve interoperability and interconnectivity challenges in modern broadcast and ProAV environments. New products include the 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re-clocking Distribution Amplifier, 12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer, and new Multi-Mode SFP options for its family of FiDO SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters.
12GDA 12G/6G/3G/SD-SDI Re-clocking Distribution Amplifier
12GDA is a miniature 1×6 12G-SDI re-clocking distribution amplifier. With support for 12G-SDI for 4K/UltraHD single-link workflows, the format-agnostic device features six separately buffered SDI outputs identical to the recovered input. It also offers automatic input detection, re-clocking and cable equalization, and an LED signal detection indicator, in a very compact design.
12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer
12GM is a compact SDI transport converter that enables 12G-SDI to Quad 3G-SDI and Quad 3G-SDI to 12G-SDI conversion. The Muxer/DeMuxer supports 4K and UltraHD workflows and conversions from multi-link SDI signals to single link SDI signals, and vice versa at 1.5G, 3G, 6G and 12G bit rates.
FiDO Multi-Mode Fiber SFP Options
In addition to FiDO models that support single-mode fiber, new Multi-Mode SFP options for FiDO Mini-Converters support multi-mode fiber optic cable at distances up to 700M (OM4) or 300M (OM3). The new lineup includes the following model names for ordering with multi-mode SFPs or when applicable, optional CWDM SFPs: FiDO-R-X single channel LC fiber to 3G-SDI; FiDO-T-X single channel 3G-SDI to LC fiber; FiDO-TR-X 3G-SDI/LC fiber transceiver; FiDO-2R-X dual channel LC fiber to 3G-SDI; FiDO-2T-X dual channel 3G-SDI to LC fiber; FiDO-4R-X quad channel 3G-SDI to LC fiber and FiDO-4T-X quad channel 3G-SDI to LC fiber.
“Our new 12GDA and 12GM Mini-Converters, and FiDO Multi-Mode options provide flexible, cost-effective solutions that will help facilities overcome the connectivity and interoperability challenges they face with the latest broadcast and ProAV workflows,” shared AJA President Nick Rashby.