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RovoControl v3.0 Now Available to Download

Today AJA released RovoControl v3.0 software for the RovoCam camera system, which includes new customer-requested features and UI enhancements that improve camera configuration and control. The software update introduces USB game controller support, new zoom shuttle control, selectable preset modes, preset naming, a status information display, Spot Focus GUI improvements, an about box and new keyboard shortcuts. Download RovoControl v3.0 from the AJA website.

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AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus

Announced at NAB 2017, the Ki Pro Ultra Plus is now shipping. The portable, multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player enables simultaneous 1, 2, 3 or 4-channel HD recording up to 1080 50/60p and full HDMI 2.0 (up to 12-bit capture and output) for 4K/UltraHD workflows. Housed in a portable 2RU half-rack, Ki Pro Ultra Plus also provides users with extensive I/O flexibility and a range of connectivity options from 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 and fiber.

Four channels of HD can be recorded simultaneously as ProRes files, each with different compression profiles, to AJA Pak 1000, 512 or 256 SSD media, with eSATA options also available. Additionally, users can display the four channels on Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ LCD screen as a quad-split during capture for confidence monitoring, which can also be output over HDMI, SDI and the device’s web-based UI. Ki Pro Ultra Plus also records pristine 4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production codecs including Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD MXF

For a complete overview of Ki Pro Ultra Plus feature offering, click here.

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AJA Releases Free Desktop Software v13

AJA today released Desktop Software v13 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP products, which includes features that expand HDR and IP pipelines. Available as a free download, Desktop Software v13 adds support for HDR, 12-bit support for applicable KONA products and an optional paid license for JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding for KONA IP workflows, and further makes Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) playout possible from Adobe Premiere Pro with AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP over HDMI. The update also introduces Linux compatibility in AJA Control Room software for the KONA and Io families, among a large number of other feature additions. For a complete overview of the release or to download it, visit our support page.

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AJA KONA IP Firmware License for JPEG 2000 Now Available

The new KONA IP firmware license for JPEG 2000 AJA announced at NAB 2017 is now available for purchase for $250 US MSRP per device. The update enables compression and decompression of HD video in real time to/from JPEG 2000 encoded within an MPEG 2 transport stream, and supports TR-01, ensuring interoperability with other JPEG 2000 systems and devices across the network.                                                                                                                  

It supports both an input and output of JPEG 2000 streams over 1GbE. Using an appropriate Ethernet switch allows for simultaneous ingest and monitoring. A single KONA IP configuration with the latest Desktop Software v13 installed offers out of the box functionality for a range of creative apps including Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and AJA Control Room; dual KONA IP configurations are also supported for more demanding JPEG 2000 workflows for SDK developers. For more information, click here

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HELO v1.1 Firmware Arrives

New v1.1 firmware is now available for the HELO standalone H.264 streaming, encoding and recording appliance. Install the update today and gain new features, including a new recording and streaming scheduler, simultaneous redundant recording of one file to two media destinations, increased recording file segment duration of 360 minutes for TS streams, and support for up to 10 RTSP streams, among a host of other improvements.

Download it today from the AJA website.

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AJA Ships 12GM Muxer/DeMuxer

AJA 12GM, the company’s new compact SDI transport converter, is now shipping. Available today for $895 US MSRP, the muxer/demuxer enables 12G-SDI to Quad 3G-SDI and Quad 3G-SDI to 12G-SDI conversion. It also supports 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows and conversions from multi-link SDI signals to single link SDI signals, and vice versa at 12G, 6G, 3G and 1.5G bit rates. For more details, visit AJA's website

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Now Shipping: 12GDA Distribution Amplifier

Today, AJA released its new 12GDA 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI distribution amplifier. The 1x6 device saves facilities on cable runs and install times, supports 12G-SDI for 4K/UltraHD single link workflows and runs $495 US MSRP. 12GDA is format-agnostic and features six separately buffered SDI outputs identical to the recovered input and automatic input detection; re-clocking and cable equalization; a throw down package design and an LED signal detection indicator.

To learn more, click here.