AJA Releases Ki Pro Mini v4.0 Firmware Supporting Avid DNxHD Video Codec


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Last Updated: April 16, 2012 8:20 pm GMT
(Las Vegas: NAB 2012 Booth SL3305--April 16, 2012) AJA Video Systems streamlined lens to post workflows with the introduction of its Ki Pro family of portable video recorders. The newest product in that family, Ki Pro Mini has been in high demand, facilitating direct camera-to-edit workflows that eliminate the time consuming video encode step. Today AJA releases the new v4.0 firmware for Ki Pro Mini, offering support for the Avid DNxHD® video codec, enabling further production efficiencies to Avid® Media Composer® family customers.

"Customers have been requesting Avid DNxHD support since we first released Ki Pro Mini," said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. "We always strive to offer AJA customers with the ultimate workflow flexibility, and support for Avid DNxHD as a free firmware upgrade for Ki Pro Mini is yet another way of doing that."

"We've been working closely with AJA to build optimized Avid DNxHD support into Ki Pro Mini, allowing editors using Avid editing systems to simplify their workflows and improve image quality throughout the editorial process," said Adam Green, senior director of post and professional segment marketing, Avid. "We're very pleased that this support is now available to our customers and AJA's existing Ki Pro Mini customers."

Ki Pro Mini is available through AJA's global network of resellers at a US MSRP of $1995. Support for the Avid DNxHD codec is available as a free downloadable firmware upgrade. For a complete set of Ki Pro Mini features, technical specifications, and to download the new firmware, please visit http://www.aja.com

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and Desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website http://www.aja.com

About Avid
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, System 5, and Avid Studio. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit http://www.avid.com


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