At Mediatech Africa 2019 – currently taking place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg until 19 July – Protea Electronics (D17) is showcasing AJA’s newest products and updates for broadcast, production, streaming, post and ProAV professionals, including the Ki Pro GO multi-channel H.264 recorder, Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder or 4K/UltraHD2K/HD recorder, streaming tools, fibre solutions and KUMO routers.
A portable multi-channel H.264 recorder, Ki Pro GO can capture up to four HD or SD channels simultaneously to affordable, off-the-shelf USB media. Genlock-free inputs eliminate the need to externally synchronise sources, while redundant recording provides flexible backups of each input. Ki Pro GO combines intuitive design with the production-proven performance of AJA’s Ki Pro family of products into a compact 2RU, half-rack width form factor.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a multi-channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording; in single-channel mode, it’s a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest connectivity, including 3G-SDI, fiber and HDMI 2.0, as well as large raster HFR workflows, including 4K 60p. Suited for a range of environments, the portable device boasts a carry handle and is easily rackmountable.
AJA offers a range of streaming solutions, including KONA HDMI, which can be used to capture, stream and switch up to four HD camera sources using steaming apps like Wirecast and vMix. Portable and easy-to-use, AJA U-TAP SDI and U-TAP HDMI USB 3.0-powered capture devices connect directly to a computer via a USB 3.0 connection, with no drivers to install. The Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Io 4K Plus makes it easy to transfer either four HD streams of video and audio from SDI and HDMI for streaming with associated software or one 4K signal, while HELO enables simultaneously streaming, encoding and recording of high quality video.
From frame synchronisation and conversion to recording and playback, AJA develops a variety of single and multi-mode fibre solutions that allow professionals to take advantage of fiber connectivity to transmit signals over longer distances with a smaller footprint. AJA fibre solutions on display at Mediatech include: FiDO 2R, FiDO 2T, FiDO-R-SC and the Hi5-Fiber
Available in multiple connector densities and 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI options, KUMO routers provide convenient dense routing solutions in lightweight form factors for use in facilities, OB trucks, post suites and more. The new KUMO 1616-12G and KUMO 3232-12G routers enable full range of 4K and UltraHD routing on a single BNC for rates up to 12G. All KUMO routers are easy to update, configure, and control with optional Control Panels for quick physical access for source and destination routing, with convenient USB ports, plus integrated web browser access across an Ethernet network.