The Latest 8K, HDR and openGear Product Releases and Updates from AJA
AJA Announces OG-12GDA-2x4 openGear® 12G-SDI Distribution Amplifier
AJA Video Systems has announced the OG-12GDA-2x4, an openGear 12G-SDI distribution amplifier, featuring support for High Dynamic Range video and Ross® DashBoard software for remote monitoring.
Designed for critical broadcast, OB truck and live event production environments, OG-12GDA-2x4 features dual-channel inputs for incoming 12G-SDI signals, with reclocking of the distributed signals to dual 4x 12G-SDI outputs. In an AJA OG-X-FR openGear frame, this allows for incredibly high density with up to 20x 12G-SDI inputs distributed to a total of 80x 12G-SDI outputs when fully loaded with ten cards.
OG-12GDA-2x4 features compatibility with OGX, OG3 and DFR-8321 openGear frames, and DashBoard software support on Windows®, macOS® and Linux® for flexible device control and monitoring over a local network or remotely.
OG-12GDA-2x4 features include:
- -- Dual 1x4 12G-SDI openGear Distribution Amplifiers
- -- Dual 1x 12G-SDI BNC inputs
- -- Dual 4x noninverting 12G-SDI BNC outputs
- -- Format agnostic 270 Mbps – 12 Gbps video formats
- -- Automatic input equalization and output reclocking
- -- Support for HDR video
- -- Passes embedded audio, all ancillary data including closed caption and time code
- -- Input Present and Input SMPTE Lock LEDs
- -- 10x 12G-BNC rear connector module included
- -- Power: 4.5 watts
- -- Hot swappable
- -- DashBoard Support with OGX, OG3 and DFR-8321 openGear frames
- -- Five-year warranty
“To address the rigorous demands of modern production environments, we strive to provide our customers with powerful, new technologies for more flexible and failsafe workflows,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “We’re excited to introduce the OG-12GDA-2x4, our first 12G-SDI openGear card, to seamlessly integrate into higher bandwidth 12G-SDI workflows that support higher resolution, large raster content at higher framerates -- with less cabling.”
Pricing and Availability
OG-12GDA-2x4 will be available in December through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $695 US MSRP. Free DashBoard software is currently available for download from the support page on AJA’s website. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/og-12gda-2x4
AJA Upgrades Ki Pro GO & Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA Video Systems has introduced new upgrades for its Ki Pro Family of production-proven file-based recorders. A new v1.5 firmware update for Ki Pro GO adds timecode recording and playback, expanded primary and backup recording to all USB ports and new clip naming and segment recording. Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.0 introduces a new Infinite Recording feature that allows the unit to act as an always running backup recorder. Both firmware updates will be available soon to customers as free downloads.
Ki Pro GO is AJA’s new portable, multi-channel H.264 recorder and player, featuring up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD capture to affordable, off-the-shelf USB media. With the v1.5 firmware update, Ki Pro GO now records and plays video with timecode. The timecode can originate from an incoming SDI video’s RP188 data, be recorded as the time of date or be specified to start at a specific hour. For playback, timecode values are automatically embedded as RP188 data on Ki Pro GO’s SDI outputs. The v1.5 update also expands backup and primary recording to all five USB ports, providing users with increased flexibility to choose their desired recording destination. Additionally, the update adds new clip naming and segment recording, automatically creating a unique file name for each clip and identifying each segment of a continuous recording for extended event time needs.
The Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a multi-channel HD Apple ProRes® and single-channel 4K Avid DNxHR and ProRes recorder. The v5.0 firmware update adds numerous performance enhancements and a new Infinite Record mode that automatically captures all footage, providing the ability to run as an always running backup recorder. Infinite Record mode includes automatic formatting and rollover to both AJA Pak Media slots for uninterrupted recording, so there is no downtime when one drive fills up. Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD recording, or 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback via SDI and HDMI.
“Following lots of positive feedback from our users, we’ve upgraded Ki Pro GO with even more functionality to streamline H.264 recording and flexibility throughout production,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “With our new update to Ki Pro Ultra Plus, we’re delivering even more features that customers have been asking for, like Infinite Recording.”
Pricing and Availability
Ki Pro GO v1.5 and Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.0 are available soon as free downloads from the support page on AJA’s website. For more information on the full Ki Pro Family, visit: www.aja.com/family/digital-recorders
AJA Introduces 8K Support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G
AJA Video Systems has announced new 8K support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G, its powerful real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The upcoming free software release will feature up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content with 12G-SDI for higher bandwidth workflows with the simplicity of single-cable connectivity.
HDR Image Analyzer 12G fuses AJA’s production-proven video I/O technology with powerful HDR and WCG image analysis tools from Colorfront, including waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of up to 8K content over 12G-SDI for broadcast and OTT production, post, QC and mastering. Within a compact 1RU chassis, HDR Image Analyzer 12G provides users with a comprehensive toolset to monitor and analyze SDR and HDR formats, including PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). Additional feature highlights include:
- -- Up to 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/HD 60p over 12G-SDI inputs
- -- UltraHD UI for native resolution picture display over DisplayPort
- -- Configurable layouts for placing desired tools in the preferred window
- -- Remote configuration, updates, logging and screenshot transfers via an integrated web UI
- -- Remote Desktop support
- -- Support for display referred SDR (Rec.709), HDR ST 2084/PQ and HLG analysis
- -- Support for scene referred ARRI®, Canon®, Panasonic®, RED® and Sony® camera color spaces
- -- Display and color processing lookup table (LUT) support
- -- CIE graph, vectorscope, waveform and histogram support
- -- Nit levels and phase metering
- -- False color mode to easily spot pixels out of gamut or brightness
- -- Advanced out of gamut and out of brightness detection with error intolerance
- -- Data analyzer with pixel picker
- -- Line mode to focus a region of interest onto a single horizontal or vertical line
- -- File-based error logging with timecode
- -- Reference still store
- -- SDI auto signal detection
- -- Three-year warranty
“Driven widely by 8K advances in Japan and across Asia, there is a growing international demand for powerful production tools that facilitate the creation and delivery of ultra-high definition content,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “HDR Image Analyzer 12G was developed to support higher bandwidth content and provide customers with pinpoint color accuracy, and the new addition of 8K support will power the highest resolution workflows as 8K adoption advances across the industry.”
Pricing and Availability
HDR Image Analyzer 12G will be available soon through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $19,995 US MSRP. To order or for more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/hdr-image-analyzer-12g