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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals Nationwide
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals NationwideIndie filmmaker and Cinematiq Founder Aaron Owen understands the blood, sweat and tears that go into launching a film on the festival circuit. Inspired by a passion to help emerging talent, he formed Cinematiq in 2013, and brought John Crossley on board as Executive Producer. Together, the duo manages content for film festivals across America, in addition to offering transcoding, conversion, standardization and disc-based authoring services for indie filmmakers. To screen each film reliably at the highest quality, they've formulated a file-based workflow that banks on AJA Ki Pros for playback via venue projectors.
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PR: AJA Boosts Telestream Wirecast Support w/ New v12.1 Software for KONA & Io
News: PR: AJA Boosts Telestream Wirecast Support w/ New v12.1 Software for KONA & IoExpanded Range of AJA Products Support Wirecast 5.x and 6.x Releases With Multi Channel HD Inputs and More
With the release of its new KONA and Io v12.1 Software, AJA Video Systems has dramatically extended support for Telestream Wirecast 5.x and 6.x with multi-channel HD inputs or 4K/UltraHD support on both Windows and Mac OS X. AJA's new Wirecast Plug-in replaced the previously released limited version, and now offers support for a range of AJA hardware products extended to include: Io XT, Io 4K, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, KONA 3G and KONA 4, offering more flexibility to Wirecast users.
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AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions
News: AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party SolutionsNew v12.1 Release Combines AJA Device Driver and Plug-in Installers
AJA Video Systems today released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware. The new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP(TM).
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
published 2 months ago   read more
KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast Pix
News: KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast PixKAZT-TV, an independent station serving Arizona’s Phoenix/Prescott market , produces The Morning Scramble, a unique live morning show that produces the first 30 minutes from its Phoenix studio and the last 30 minutes from its Prescott location.
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AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
News: AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias BolligerAward-winning German Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured several prominent national and international feature films over the years including “Chiko”, "Blutzbrüdaz”, and "Boy7" as well as documentaries like “Violinissimo” and “Cosmic Encounters 3D.”
published 3 months ago   read more
AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera
News: AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production CameraNow Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel
AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers.
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AJA Corvid 88 Drives Video I/O in New Quantel Pablo Rio 8K
News: AJA Corvid 88 Drives Video I/O in New Quantel Pablo Rio 8KFour AJA Corvid 88 Cards provide realtime 8K 60p I/O
AJA Video Systems today announced that Quantel is adopting AJA Corvid 88 as the video I/O platform for the new Quantel Pablo Rio 8K color correction and finishing system. Corvid 88 is the latest in AJA's family of products designed for integration into solutions offered by third-party Developer Partners. The new Pablo Rio system makes 8K 60p post-production practical as 8K moves out from the laboratory into real-world production*.
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CCW 2014: Broadcast Pix to Launch Trade-In Promotion, Demo Sports Bundle
News: CCW 2014: Broadcast Pix to Launch Trade-In Promotion, Demo Sports BundleBroadcast Pix™ will launch its new “Cast Out Your Old Switcher” trade-in promotion at Content & Communications World 2014, which runs Nov. 12-13 in New York City (Booth 1258).
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Julian Ramm Joins AJA as Western North America Territory Sales Manager
News: Julian Ramm Joins AJA as Western North America Territory Sales ManagerAJA Video Systems has brought Julian Ramm on board as Territory Sales Manager, Western U.S. & Canada. Ramm brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of AJA technology with AJA’s channel of resellers. Julian is based out of AJA’s Los Angeles office.
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Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT
News: Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT"Filmage: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL" began as a passion project for a group of creatives working at Dallas-based post house CharlieUniformTango , and quickly evolved into a full-fledged documentary production. Within four years, the film's directors Deedle LaCour and Matt Riggle, along with editors Justin Wilson and James Rayburn, had traveled the world, combining a love for old-school punk music with filmmaking chops to deliver an indie flick that recounts the history and influence of punk rock legends the Descendents. The film features a compilation of present-day interviews with band members and industry influencers, fan video submissions and archived tour media. Editorial for the film required a portable and flexible workflow, for which Rayburn turned to AJA’s Io XT Thunderbolt-enabled professional video device for on-the-go I/O.
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AJA Ki Pro Powers 'Life Is Beautiful' Live Stream Produced by Camp Digital
News: AJA Ki Pro Powers 'Life Is Beautiful' Live Stream Produced by Camp DigitalLife is Beautiful is a three-day music and lifestyle festival in downtown Las Vegas from October 24-26 taking place over 21 city blocks. Performing at the festival are 67 musical acts that range from the Foo Fighters to Lionel Ritchie, Kanye West and many more. In order to facilitate Internet broadcasts of the performances, event sponsors hired Nashville-based Camp Digital as the on-site video production company. Camp Digital has extensive experience in live event production, and along with a vast team mobilized for the event, is capturing 500+ hours of content using file-based HD/SD recording devices from AJA Video Systems' Ki Pro family.
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AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for "Gone Girl" VFX Review
News: AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for "Gone Girl" VFX ReviewAJA Video Systems' Io 4K device for professional video and audio I/O was used to facilitate 4K playback for VFX review on director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl, from 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry and was released by 20th Century Fox on October 3rd.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse Telecine
News: AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse TelecineFS1-X Frame Synchronizer and Converter v1.1 Update Adds Host of Features Responding to User Feedback
Conference Stand 7.F11 -- AJA Video Systems today announced the release of the v1.1 update to FS1-X, the 1RU frame synchronizer and converter with a broad range of features for integrating video and audio in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. The v1.1 update extends the capabilities of FS1-X with several new features to support stereo mix down of 5.1 and 7.1 sources, additional MADI audio support and reverse telecine cadence detection; allowing source material that has previously been converted from Cine rates to standard video rates using the 2:3:2:3 or 2:2:3:3 cadence to be automatically deteted, and recreate the original frame when being converted back to Cine rate.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative Cloud
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative CloudAJA KONA 4 with new Windows Support Delivers Video and Audio I/O In HD, 2K, 4K and Beyond
At IBC 2014, AJA Video Systems announced that its KONA 4 professional desktop video and audio I/O card now supports the latest versions of Adobe's flagship video applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud®. Device driver and plug-in software is available as a free download from AJA's website, allowing users of Adobe video applications, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC and Adobe SpeedGrade® CC, to take advantage of KONA 4's unparalleled features for managing 4K, UltraHD, 2K and HD pipelines. Adobe Creative Cloud includes the most up-to-date versions of favorite Adobe desktop apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop®, After Effects, Illustrator® and more.
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New Release of Ventuz Real-Time Graphics Enables Multi-Channel Broadcasting
News: New Release of Ventuz Real-Time Graphics Enables Multi-Channel BroadcastingReal-time graphics developer Ventuz Technology will launch the latest version of its renowned software suite during the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. The new release, Ventuz 4.05, includes many improvements and some interesting new features to meet the needs for high-quality real-time graphics and interactivity at broadcast stations and presentation companies.
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AJA Announces New OEM Relationship with PlayBox Technology
News: AJA Announces New OEM Relationship with PlayBox TechnologyAJA Corvid 88, Corvid 22 and Corvid Will Support Video Out in PlayBox’s AirBox Universal Playout and Streaming Automation Server
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that its Corvid 88, Corvid 22 and Corvid video and audio I/O cards for developers will be supported in PlayBox Technology’s AirBox playout server.
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AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers
News: AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory ManufacturersAlphatron, MTF, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto to Support CION Camera
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that top third-party camera accessory developers are on board with support for the CION camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture.
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AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
News: AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CCStand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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Ventuz Supports Full Graphics 4K Workflows with AJA Corvid 88
News: Ventuz Supports Full Graphics 4K Workflows with AJA Corvid 88Software developer Ventuz Technology announced today that Ventuz will be one of the first real-time graphics tools in the market to offer real-time 4K/UHD graphic workflows using the new AJA Corvid 88 multi-format video I/O board.
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AJA Releases New CION Teaser Reel
News: AJA Releases New CION Teaser ReelAJA Video Systems released a brand new teaser reel shot using the soon-to-be-shipping CION camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014.
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Grass Valley Debuts New Products at IBC 2014
CopperHead, EDIUS, iControl and K-Frame to all be featured
Visitors to IBC 2014 will see a number of new products and solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. In addition to the full portfolio of proven solutions for broadcasters and media companies, Grass Valley will demonstrate CopperHead 3430AP, iControl Virtual Machine, the latest version of EDIUS 7.4 multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a sneak peek of the new K-Frame Sports package for Karrera Video Production Center—all being shown for the first time at the event. These products, which exemplify Grass Valley’s commitment to helping its customers remain future-ready, will be on display in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014
News: Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
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Playbox Technology Marks 15Th Anniversary with Continuing Innovation at IBC2014
PlayBox Technology marks its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 with four new additions to its broadcast channel-in-a-box branding and playout product range plus two major product enhancements. Launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas during April and now making their European exhibition debut are CaptureBox PRO, Production AirBox, SocialMediaBox and TimeShiftBox DUO. Major enhancements are announced to the established AirBox and ScheduleBox.
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Broadcast Pix Introduces ‘PixPlay’ Slo-Mo Replay Option for Blackmagic Design HyperDeck, AJA Ki Pro
News: Broadcast Pix Introduces ‘PixPlay’ Slo-Mo Replay Option for Blackmagic Design HyperDeck, AJA Ki ProBroadcast Pix™ today announced PixPlay, a new software option that will allow any Broadcast Pix integrated production switcher to provide slow motion control to a Blackmagic Design HyperDeck or AJA Video Systems Ki Pro disk recorder.
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Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology
News: Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA TechnologyAcross a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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ABS To Address 4K Technology Questions During Free Open House
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced a free 4K Open House at its offices in SeaTac on July 17, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a number of vendors at the event, including Adobe, AJA Video Systems, Elemental Technologies, Four Winds Interactive, FUJINON, Infortrend, Quantum, Planar and Sony. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.
published 8 months ago   read more
TNDV Emphasizes A La Carte Approach to Mobile Production As Next-Gen Formats Develop
News: TNDV Emphasizes A La Carte Approach to Mobile Production As Next-Gen Formats DevelopMobile Production Specialist Helps Customers Minimize Costs with Flypacks, Flexible Truck Systems as Format Battles Shake Out
TNDV became one of the first mobile production companies with an SD/HD/3D truck when Aspiration first appeared in 2011. However, owner Nic Dugger quickly recognized that the 3D element would play a nominal role in his productions at best. As the broadcast and production industry awaits the true arrival of the next-generation format, he is maximizing opportunities for clients through creative, customized solutions that leverage cutting-edge technologies within temporary, cost-effective packages.
published 9 months ago   read more
France Télévisions Protects its Assets with MatrixStore Nearline Storage.
News: France Télévisions Protects its Assets with MatrixStore Nearline Storage.
France Télévisions chooses DID Technology to add resilience to its Avid Interplay Production infrastructure with the addition of the trusted MatrixStore nearline archive platform from Object Matrix.
published 10 months ago   read more
Grass Valley Partners with AJA Video Systems to Enhance K2 Dyno and K2 Summit 4K Capabilities
New DynoZoom Function within K2 Dyno Supports Real-Time Pan/Zoom in 4K and HD
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces a partnership with AJA Video Systems that will provide 4K enhancements to its K2 Dyno Replay System. Grass Valley is integrating AJA’s Corvid Ultra and TruScale scaling hardware into the K2 Dyno to drive real-time pan and zoom to allow HD extraction from 4K acquisition with DynoZoom. With DynoZoom functionality integrated into the K2 Dyno, and available on all resolutions, customers will now have extended workflow flexibility to create engaging replays and highlight packages.
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Bexel Open House to Include Gently-Used Gear from Sochi Games
Event on April 24 will Feature Video and Audio Production Equipment for Purchase or Lease
Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will host an Open House this Thursday, April 24, from 2-8 p.m., showcasing its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment. Much of the gear, which will be on display in a new showroom at Bexel’s Burbank headquarters (2701 North Ontario Street, Burbank, CA 91504), was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Available for purchase or lease, Bexel’s Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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AJA Launches New Hi5-Plus and HA5-Plus Mini-Converters at NAB 2014
News: AJA Launches New Hi5-Plus and HA5-Plus Mini-Converters at NAB 2014Hi5-Plus Connects SDI to HDMI Devices, HA5-Plus Connects HDMI to SDI, Including from DSLRs; Both Mini-Converters Offer Host Of New Features
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced its new Hi5-Plus and HA5-Plus Mini-Converters, powerful and portable devices that harness AJA's proven technology for streamlining broadcast and post production workflows.
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AJA Announces Development Partnership with Grass Valley
Grass Valley K2 Summit Adds Virtual 4K Pan and Zoom with AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale™ scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.
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AJA Launches Corvid 88; Delivering Multi-Channel I/O to Developer Partners
News: AJA Launches Corvid 88; Delivering Multi-Channel I/O to Developer PartnersMix and Match Multiple Input and Output Channels of Different Video or Audio Files on a Single 8x 3G-SDI Card
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced Corvid 88, delivering high-density multi-channel video and audio I/O via an 8-lane PCIe 2.0 card. Corvid is AJA's family of products designed for integration into solutions offered by third-party Developer Partners including Colorfront, Codex, Quantel, Autodesk and others.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look Management
News: AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look ManagementNew Mini-Converter enables accurate image monitoring on-set or in studio with simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
AJA Video Systems today released LUT-box, a new Mini-Converter to allow monitors to display accurate color space and look for any SDI video signal. Easily load 3D LUTs at up to 17X17X17 points using the integrated USB connection and free MiniConfig software on either Mac or Windows. Simultaneous outputs support both HDMI and SDI monitors from a single LUT-box.
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AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRC
News: AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRCFrame synchronizer with new frame rate converter option bridges gaps to match up disparate video and audio formats and frame rates in compact 1RU chassis
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today released FS1-X, a compact single rack-mount frame synchronizer and converter designed to match up disparate audio and video formats in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. Tapping AJA’s industry-leading conversion algorithms, FS1-X supports up-, down- and cross-conversion between SD and HD signals ensuring the highest quality output possible. Featuring a flexible architecture, FS1-X simultaneously works with 3G/HD/SD-SDI 10-bit video and incorporates a massive number of embedded audio, AES, MADI and analog audio channels.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever Starting at $195* a Month
Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.
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NAB News: Quantel announces Support for AJA Io XT and KONA 3A
More Choices and More flexibility for Quantel Users
At NAB 2014 Quantel announced support for the AJA Io XT on its Marco field editor, and KONA 3G video card on its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems.
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NAB News: Enterprise sQ Gets more Tools, Enhanced IT Integration and AS-11
New developments enable Quantel's fast-turnaround production system to address all news and sports needs
Quantel announced major developments for its Enterprise sQ news and sports production system at NAB. These include enhancements for what is already the industry's fastest news editor, and significant advances in file-based workflows and management that help integrate Enterprise sQ even more fully with the facility's IT infrastructure.
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Ross Video Announces XPression Studio GO! and Bluebox GO!
News: Ross Video Announces XPression Studio GO! and Bluebox GO!Industry’s Most Powerful Laptop Graphics Solution Gets Two New Versions
Today, Ross Video launched XPression Studio GO! and XPression Bluebox GO!, two new versions of the powerful laptop graphics solution: XPression Prime GO!
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What's new at NAB 2014 from ToolsOnAir
ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering continues to pioneer the most innovative and comprehensive broadcast suite available for the Mac OS platform.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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KHQ Rolls With ABS For New Mobile Production Trailer
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to design and build a 21-foot mobile production trailer for KHQ, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Wash. (DMA #73). Scheduled for delivery in late spring, the new trailer will be used to expand coverage of local sports and other live events.
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Bannister Lake Utilizes AJA’s Io XT to Power New Portable Score Bug Solution
Complete solution supports lightning-fast live graphics production on a laptop
Bannister Lake will demonstrate an out-of-the-box portable score bug solution at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10) that accelerates time to air for live sports graphics production. Developed to work with AJA Video Systems’ edit products, the complete solution gives broadcasters and mobile production truck operators an affordable, portable turnkey system to produce visually engaging score bugs as part of a comprehensive sports graphics workflow.
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AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
News: AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic GamesThe Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, held from March 7-16, marked AJA Video Systems' third collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide broadcast solutions for the international distribution of live and on-demand coverage of the games. IPC’s ParalympicSportTV team delivered 300 hours of HD content to audiences worldwide using eight AJA Ki Pro Rack recorders; an AJA KUMO 32x32 compact router with a KUMO Control Panel controlled through its webserver over LAN; an AJA FS2 dual-channel converter and frame synchronizer; and four AJA Hi5-3G Mini-Converters.
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Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
News: Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or LeaseBexel's Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel's Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Bexel TSS Introducing Gold Line at NAB 2014
News: Bexel TSS Introducing Gold Line at NAB 2014Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel’s Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Datos Media Completes New HD Production Centre for Worldwide Broadcaster TBN
News: Datos Media Completes New HD Production Centre for Worldwide Broadcaster TBNDatos Media Technologies, one of Europe's most innovative providers of technological products, systems, and solutions for the broadcast and multimedia production market, announces that it has completed a major high-definition renovation of the Madrid studio and production centre for Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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Peter Taylor "Gravity" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Don Devine "Mad Men" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Television at the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards
In Memoriam Tribute to 27-Year-Old Assistant Camerawoman, Sarah Jones
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) tonight announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2014 Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Additional honors were presented to previously announced recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Historical Shot, Technical Achievement Award and President’s Award during the black-tie event in Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event took place before an audience of 500, including SOC and International Cinematographer Guild (ICG) members, industry executives and press. SOC Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick, SOC, presided over the event with emcee Bruce Carse. All proceeds from the show are donated to the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The honor was accepted by Dr. Thomas Lee, Director of the Retinal Center.
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AJA Hires Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western Region
News: AJA Hires Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western RegionAJA Video Systems has hired Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western Region. Simmons brings over thirty years of professional broadcast experience, and will be based in Southern California out of AJA’s Los Angeles office.
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Ross Video Welcomes Tedd Tramaloni as Regional Sales Manager
News: Ross Video Welcomes Tedd Tramaloni as Regional Sales ManagerTedd Tramaloni joins Ross Video and the US Sales Team as Regional Sales Manager – USA Northeast. Tedd joins Ross from AJA Video Systems, where he was a Senior Field Services Engineer.
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AJA Ki Pro Mini Boosts “Just Seen It” Digital Transfer Times by 400%
News: AJA Ki Pro Mini Boosts “Just Seen It” Digital Transfer Times by 400%Weekly review show “Just Seen It” currently airs on 246 PBS stations nationwide and can also be viewed via online platforms such as YouTube and HULU. Structured in a format paying homage to revered critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, each 30-minute episode consists of a rotating collection of producers, directors, actors and screenwriters who offer thoughtful, informed analysis on four recent entertainment releases in theaters, on TV and from around the web, along with a critic’s pick. At the conclusion of each discussion, the panel bestows a recommendation of “See It!” “Stream It!” or “Skip It!” on the content up for review.
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AJA KONA LHe Plus and AJA Control Room Drive Capitol Television Broadcasts
News: AJA KONA LHe Plus and AJA Control Room Drive Capitol Television BroadcastsFull service engineering company Finer Associates specializes in the maintenance and integration of broadcast technology. With over 25 years of experience, the Massachusetts-based company led by Steve Finer works with clients to design, install and service broadcast solutions.
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AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 Software
News: AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 SoftwareNew v 10.5.1 Mac Software Also Adds Updates to KONA, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP™
AJA Video Systems today released the free v10.5.1 Mac software driver package adding 4K/UHD high frame rate support to AJA’s Io 4K, its popular device for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows.
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AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’
News: AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’When New York-based filmmakers Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild teamed up to produce “Tree Man”, an independent documentary focusing on an Upper West Side Christmas tree vendor, they knew the project would be a challenge. Many of their desired shoot locations had limited access, and there was a very small, fixed window of time to capture all the necessary scenes: the few weeks leading up to Christmas. Additionally, the film’s modest budget topped out at around $100,000; 20% of which was raised though a Kickstarter campaign.
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AJA Ships Io 4K; Professional Video I/O for New Mac Pro
News: AJA Ships Io 4K; Professional Video I/O for New Mac ProIo 4K Delivers 4K/UHD and 2K/HD/SD Video/Audio Capture and Playback via Thunderbolt™ 2
AJA Video Systems today announced availability of Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and uniquely offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals in supported workflows.
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Hello Chef Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Produce 4K Film ‘The Final Project’
News: Hello Chef Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Produce 4K Film ‘The Final Project’Hello Chef, a Hong-Kong based production company that has produced several promotional and corporate videos for clients like Converse, Levi, Canon and TNT Express, shot its first-ever 4K film "The Final Project" last summer.
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Tweak RV-SDI Delivers 4K Output With AJA and NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video Support
Tweak Software announced support for AJA Video's KONA 3G, T-TAP and Io XT, and NVIDIA's GPUDirect for Video in RV-SDI, the advanced playback, review and image manipulation software for screening rooms and theatres. RV-SDI's unmatched capabilities for playback, review and collaboration include support for hundreds of media formats, all standard SDI output resolutions, completely GPU-based image processing, advanced color management and support for Windows, Mac and Linux. When combined with an AJA KONA 3G and an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, RV-SDI enables 4K video output along with a range of digital cinema and video formats.
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AJA Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack Bolster Kit Offerings at Fat Dog Solutions
News: AJA Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack Bolster Kit Offerings at Fat Dog SolutionsIn 2007, Phil Wade teamed up with Leslie Zunz to launch Fat Dog Solutions, a company specializing in studio design and engineering services, as well as equipment rentals. Over the last six years, the UK-based boutique has established a diverse client base ranging from corporate customers like ICANN, PwC and Johnson & Johnson to broadcast clients like Channel 5. As the business has evolved, AJA’s Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack digital video recorders have played a key role in the company’s success. With a stock of Ki Pros and Ki Pro Racks, Fat Dog Solutions is home to one of the largest Ki Pro rental fleets in the region.
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Advanced Systems Group Workshop Covers Complicated 4K Workflow
More than 100 attendees joined Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, in San Francisco on Nov. 20 for its annual workshop, which focused on the growing 4K landscape. 4K Workflow 2013 included educational seminars from several industry experts, as well as networking opportunities with the presenters, a number of vendors, and other video professionals.
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Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro Quad
News: Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro QuadFounded in 2007 by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Skip Margetts, Helimedia caters to the aerial filming needs of clients across Southern Africa working in live-event broadcast, film, television and advertising. To complete each aerial production, Helimedia’s two-man team counts on a strong pool of freelance talent and an arsenal of specialized filming equipment – including two AJA Ki Pro digital video recorders and a newly added AJA Ki Pro Quad supporting 4:4:4 HD/2K and UHD/4K workflows.
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Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution Monitoring
News: Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution MonitoringManolo Rojas has been working as a Steadicam Operator for more than 22 years on high profile feature film, commercial and music video projects including "Godzilla," "Don Jon" and "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D."
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TNDV Shoots Two UP Network Specials in Nashville
News: TNDV Shoots Two UP Network Specials in NashvilleMobile production specialist tailors video and audio strategy to meet different requirements of DOVE Awards, upcoming Christmas special with host Candace Cameron Bure
The UP Network brands itself as America’s favorite TV channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, and produces many seasonal awards and entertainment programs annually as part of that vision. The company recently procured the mobile production services of TNDV to support two of the network’s biggest specials for 2013.
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AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"
News: AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"Retro-inspired indie flick "Computer Chess" received an enthusiastic response from audiences when it debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the 80s and directed by Andrew Bujalski with cinematography by Matthias Grunsky, the film follows a cohort of young geniuses in a computer chess tournament as they race to design a program incapable of human defeat. To achieve a surreal aesthetic that transports audiences back in time, Grunsky captured the film using a tube camera from the 70s, converted the black and white analog signal from the camera to SD using an AJA D5D Mini-Converter and recorded the SD feed in Apple ProRes HQ with an AJA Ki Pro Mini.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching Documentary
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching DocumentaryDocumentary filmmaker David Marks approaches each new project with a genuine intent to improve the world and inspire human benevolence. Continuing this tradition, Marks' latest observational documentary, "In the Cobbler's Shoes," follows the workday of Misak Pirinjian - a hardworking shoemaker and owner of a reputable family business in Mill Valley, CA. Highlighting Pirinjian's daily interactions with customers and repairs on seemingly dilapidated shoes, the modern fable illustrates how one man's compassion can impact an entire community. To accurately depict Pirinjian's story, Marks relied extensively on an AJA Ki Pro file-based recording device to capture hundreds of hours of footage in Pirinjian's shop over the course of a year.
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Key Code Media Team Up for Social Media Integration
Bannister Lake Software, the leading provider of automated broadcast display solutions, announced a new business partnership with turnkey digital media communication systems industry leader, Key Code Media, at SMPTE 2013 in Hollywood.
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Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3G
News: Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3GWith locations in Culver City and Vancouver, Zoic Studios is responsible for award-winning effects in film, advertising, games and television. In addition to a steady stream of feature, games and commercial projects, Zoic is currently handling VFX for television shows "Falling Skies," "Once Upon a Time" and "Wonderland," all shot using virtual sets. The company is also venturing into 4K post-production within their commercial division for the the Intel and Toshiba webisode series, "The Power Within." For reliable and efficient collaboration across remote facilities, Zoic relies on AJA's KONA 3G cards to help facilitate live synchronized sessions using Tweak's RV-SDI playback and review software.
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IBC 2013 - Quantel Launches New Marco
Next-generation field editor for journalist/editors hits the road
At IBC 2013 Quantel launched its next-generation field editor, the new Marco. Marco enables journalists and editors to take the fast and easy to use Quantel editing toolset out of the office and with them on assignment.
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AJA Previews Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 at IBC 2013
News: AJA Previews Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 at IBC 2013Io 4K Will Deliver Portable 4K Video/Audio Capture and Playback Across Thunderbolt™ 2
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- AJA Video Systems will be presenting a technology preview of the new Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, now updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals such as high-resolution displays and high-capacity storage. Io 4K will be on display at AJA's stand, 7.F11 throughout the IBC Conference, September 12-17 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.
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AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest Workflows
News: AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest WorkflowsIBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced TruZoom™ delivering high-quality region-of-interest (ROI) workflows from 4K and UltraHD video. The TruZoom software and external joystick controller drives AJA’s Corvid Ultra professional video I/O platfrom. TruZoom allows customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K frames to HD in realtime, making it ideal for sports broadcast, live event production, professional AV, and digital film.
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AJA Control Room Software Now in Public Beta
News: AJA Control Room Software Now in Public BetaCross-Platform Software for Ingest, Playback and Output, including VTR Control
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced a public beta of AJA Control Room, a unified cross-platform software for ingest, playback and output with AJA products across Mac and Windows. Offering an elegant UI, AJA Control Room supports AJA’s latest desktop I/O products, enabling capture, conversion, playback, VTR control and output. AJA Control Room is available at no cost for all currently shipping KONA cards, Io Express, Io XT and Io 4K.
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AJA Announces EVS as New Developer Partner
EVS to Integrate AJA Solutions Including Corvid Ultra and TruZoom
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 (September 13, 2013) -- AJA Video Systems today announced that EVS, a leading manufacturer of solutions for live production and broadcast, has joined AJA’s family of developer partners. EVS will offer integrated support for a range of AJA products, including Corvid Ultra and the just-announced TruZoom™ software.
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AJA Announces Support for Multiple Input HD and 4K Feeds to Telestream Wirecast
AJA KONA 3G to Support Four Input Channels for Source Switching or Multiple Camera Feeds, and Will Be First Video Card to Offer 4K/Ultra HD Input for Wirecast
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems announced the upcoming release of a new plug-in for KONA 3G that will support Telestream Wirecast 5 with up to four HD-SDI input channels and is also the first video card to support 4K/Ultra HD input to Wirecast. AJA developed the new plug-in using Wirecast’s SDK for partners to accommodate customer requests for boosted support for top quality live and on-demand streaming workflows.
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AJA Announces 4K Support for KUMO Routers With New v3.0 Firmware Update
KUMO Family of Compact SDI Routers Now Offer Multiple Input/Output Grouping for Dual and Quad Link
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced the KUMO v3.0 firmware update to enable Dual Link, 4K and Ultra HD support in its KUMO family of compact SDI routers. Available in super-compact 1RU or 2RU form factors and with support for 3G/HD/SD-SDI, cost-effective KUMO routers are ideal for any production environment from mobile production trucks to live event A/V rigs. KUMO routers are available in three configurations: KUMO 3232 supports thirty-two 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, KUMO 1616 supports sixteen 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, and KUMO 1604 supports sixteen 3G-SDI inputs and four 3G-SDI outputs. The new KUMO firmware also supports ganged dual and quad port routing, allowing users to group together multiple inputs and outputs for Dual Link, 4K and Ultra HD workflows.
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AJA Releases New Mini-Converters at 2013 IBC
News: AJA Releases New Mini-Converters at 2013 IBC4K2HD, V2Digital, V2Analog, and HD10A-Plus Offer Powerful New Features
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced V2Digital, V2Analog, HD10A-Plus and 4K2HD, new additions to its range of compact, high-quality Mini-Converters. Each new Mini-Converter offers new features and capabilities for analog and digital workflows across SD, HD, UltraHD (UHD) and 4K.
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Grass Valley Launches EDIUSWorld.com for EDIUS 7 Users
New site serves as engaging online resource for EDIUS 7 users Provides expert tips, tricks, and ‘how-to’s on key EDIUS 7 functions Contains comprehensive video tutorials on editing, cinematography, and 3D filmmaking
Grass Valley® announces the launch of EDIUSWorld.com, a new online resource for its recently released EDIUS® 7 nonlinear video editing application. The site contains a wealth of product information on EDIUS 7 as well as a comprehensive ‘Edification’ section that includes almost three hours of new instructional videos from EDIUS experts around the world on key topics such as craft editing, cinematography, DSLR filmmaking, film grain, plugins, and 3D production.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013IBC 2013, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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ABS Updates Washington County Control Room For Improved TVCTV Meeting Coverage
News: ABS Updates Washington County Control Room For Improved TVCTV Meeting CoverageProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it overhauled one of several control rooms use for coverage of city council meetings by Tualatin Valley Community TV (TVCTV), a division of the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission. ABS was tasked with reducing the equipment footprint, modernizing the technology, and installing equipment that could handle the county’s SD production needs of today and potential HD production needs of the future.
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PROMISE Technology to Showcase Latest Storage Solutions for Content Creation at IBC 2013
Highlights Include a Dynamic 4K Workflow Demonstration Featuring the New VTrak A-Class Shared Scale out SAN Filesystem Appliance
SON, THE NETHERLANDS - Next week at IBC 2013, PROMISE Technology Inc., a recognized global leader in the storage industry and the leading developer of high-performance storage solutions tailor-made for the media and entertainment market, will be on hand to give live 4K workflow demonstrations with its latest solutions for professionals engaged in content creation. Featuring the new VTrak A-Class shared, scale out SAN storage solution optimized for rich media applications, PROMISE's demonstrations will highlight how 4K footage can be captured, ingested, edited, and rendered. Demonstrations will include equipment and software from media and entertainment industry leaders including RED, GoPro, AJA, Autodesk, Adobe, and others.
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AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K Cameras
News: AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K CamerasMLB Network’s Postseason Game Coverage to Feature Scaling to HD from 4K Frames, Providing Multiple Looks at a Play From the Same Camera POV
AJA Video Systems has been working closely with MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s 24/7 cable TV network, to bring the soon-to-be-released AJA TruZoom software to market for highly detailed region-of-interest (ROI) extraction from 4K video. The TruZoom application controls AJA’s Corvid Ultra with TruScale™ hardware, which supports 4K/2K/UHD/HD/Dual-link and SD workflows to produce scaled output video at 1080p, 720p or 1080i. AJA’s TruZoom software allows customers to rapidly keyframe scaled elements onto a timeline from 4K sources to deliver incredible image quality and will be demonstrated during the IBC Conference at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam from September 13-17 at the AJA stand, 7.F11.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Univera Improves Communications With New HD Streaming Video System Designed By ABS
News: Univera Improves Communications With New HD Streaming Video System Designed By ABSProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it designed and built an HD video production system for Univera, a Seattle-based direct selling organization that produces and markets health and wellness nutritional supplements. The new system is used to produce videos of meetings and other presentations, which are streamed live to the company’s sales force.
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Bexel Broadens Equipment Offerings with New Dealer Partnerships
News: Bexel Broadens Equipment Offerings with New Dealer PartnershipsCompany Expands Video and Audio Product Lines for Purchase or Rental
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has expanded its new equipment offerings of high-end video and audio products. Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) business segment is now the first authorized U.S. reseller of Lawo, and has added five new product lines, including: Lawo’s V_pro8 video processors, AJA acquisition/edit/conversion products, Grass Valley production solutions, Harris Broadcast, and Panasonic professional video products and displays. These brands join over 200 products available from Bexel TSS to the broadcast and production segments of the industry.
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SpectraCal Announces Innovative Pattern Solution Using AJA Video Products
Makes accurate video calibration available to a much wider audience
SpectraCal Inc. has announced a software pattern generator using video playback technologies from AJA Video Systems, Inc.
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Grass Valley Releases EDIUS 7 - Real-time, Multilayer 4K Nonlinear Video Editing Software
· EDIUS 7 includes support for memory-intensive 4K editing and the newest file formats · Opens software up to third-party input and output hardware support · Responds to evolving needs of customers for flexible nonlinear video editing
Grass Valley® has announced EDIUS® 7, the latest version of Grass Valley's nonlinear video editing application. EDIUS is a proven, industry-leading solution for editors working on fast turn production in broadcast news, newsmagazine, and studio program content, as well as professional video editors working on organizational, documentary, and 4K theatrical productions. EDIUS 7 is now a native 64-bit application for Windows 7 and Windows 8 64-bit operating systems, taking full advantage of up to 512 GB (dependent upon Windows version) of installed memory for super-intensive media operations, such as multilayer 4K and 3D editing.
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Buono Chooses OConnor for The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour
News: Buono Chooses OConnor for The Art of Visual Storytelling TourWhen "Saturday Night Live" film unit cinematographer Alex Buono decided to share his knowledge of the industry – in a big way – with a 31-city educational tour he calls The Art of Visual Storytelling, the first pieces of equipment he chose for his travel package were OConnor heads. “My biggest mandate in deciding to plan a workshop is that I’m demonstrating with the exact tools that I actually use in my professional work,” he says. “OConnor fluid heads are probably the most ubiquitous piece of gear on my sets. I literally have an OConnor on every single shoot, so it was an imperative of mine to include OConnor in this workshop.”
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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Takes AJA Gear on the Road in the U.S. and Europe
News: The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Takes AJA Gear on the Road in the U.S. and EuropeNon-profit group The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has provided American students of all ages with free, hands-on opportunities to make original music, video, photo, game app and broadcast projects for the past 16 years via a mobile studio-in-a-bus that has been on the road since 1998. Featuring state-of-the-art audio and HD video recording, the bus has visited schools, colleges, concerts, festivals, trade shows and museums in big cities, small towns, rural areas, severely underserved communities and everything in between. On May 8th, 2013, Yoko Ono Lennon debuted the new Lennon Bus Europe in Liverpool, set to kick off its inaugural tour in London in June and continue with travels across the UK and Europe.
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Colorfront Unleashes Express Dailies 2013 At CineGear Expo
News: Colorfront Unleashes Express Dailies 2013 At CineGear ExpoCutting-edge On-Set Live! grading plus Copy Central toolsets streamline end-to-end production workflows
CineGear Expo, Paramount Studios, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront (http://www.colorfront.com) is now shipping Express Dailies 2013, its high-performance on-set dailies system for commercials, motion picture and high-end episodic HD television production. This latest release delivers a new set of trailblazing productivity features that meet the demand for streamlined end-to-end dailies workflow, including On-Set Live! grading, plus verified copying, faster-than-realtime encoding of multiple deliverables, plus checksum verified ingest, copying and archival via the Copy Central™ capability.
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DP Alex Buono Takes ‘Saturday Night Live’ to 4K with AJA Ki Pro Quad
News: DP Alex Buono Takes ‘Saturday Night Live’ to 4K with AJA Ki Pro QuadNBC Paving the Way for 4K with Proof-of-Concept 4K Workflows for Pre-Produced Program Segments
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, recently released the Ki Pro Quad file-based recording device for professional 4K and HD workflows. Alex Buono, Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit, recently used the AJA Ki Pro Quad together with a Canon C500 camera to capture "Kanish,” a 1970s cop show spoof starring Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader. Ki Pro Quad is the only tapeless recorder that supports live debayering of 4K Canon RAW camera data with simultaneous recording to Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 444 files.
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Light Iron Chooses Christie Solaria Projection For Postproduction Needs
Only Manufacturer Offering Integrated Media Block and HD-SDI Inputs
Light Iron, a leading postproduction house based in Los Angeles, has expanded its use of Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors offering rich, saturated color, high brightness and sharp, 4K resolution to its ever growing clientele.
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Avid Continues Leadership in Education with Support of European Launch of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Yoko Ono Lennon unveils ‘recording studio in a bus’ today in Liverpool, aimed at enabling students to produce hands-on music, audio and video projects
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced its continued partnership with the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus by supporting the new mobile recording studio on its debut European tour. Yoko Ono Lennon will unveil the European bus today in Liverpool, before the tour kicks off in London in June. She is co-founder of the project, which is dedicated to providing the young people of Europe with free hands-on access to state-of-the-art studios as a way of inspiring them to create original projects reflective of their ideas, values, and creativity.
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AJA Announces Version 2.0 Software for FS2 Dual Channel Universal Frame Synchronizer/Format Converter
News: AJA Announces Version 2.0 Software for FS2 Dual Channel Universal Frame Synchronizer/Format ConverterUpgrade Adds DVI-D Scaling with “Region of Interest” Position Parameters
AJA Video Systems today announced Version 2.0 software for the FS2 compact 1RU dual channel universal frame synchronizer and format converter. The new upgrade adds a DVI signal scaler with region of interest (ROI) position parameters. This feature enables the user to selectively crop from the DVI-D signal source, for example a webpage viewed on a computer desktop, and scale it in real-time via a live signal output on the FS2 to standard broadcast HD via 3G/HD-SDI, Fiber or HDMI.
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AJA Previews Thunderbolt Technology-Enabled and Multi-Format 5K I/O Products at NAB 2011
AJA Video Systems is previewing products-in-development featuring the breakthrough Thunderbolt™ technology for new high-framerate 2K 3D, 4K and 5K workflows, and portable HD connectivity at its NAB exhibit booth SL4420.
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