AMSTERDAM — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) has announced Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware, adding support for Avid DNxHD to the portable file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD record and playback device. Users can now record and playback Avid DNxHD files, dramatically expanding video and audio production workflows.
Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 software now supports: Avid DNxHD codecs — DNxHD 220x, DNxHD 145, and DNxHD 36 (only supported for 1080p formats). Video frame rates — 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97; 1080i 25, 29.97, 30; 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97; and 720p 50, 59.94, 60.
The addition of Avid DNxHD .mov support ensures compatibility between files recorded by AJA’s Ki Pro Rack, Ki Pro Mini and now Ki Pro Ultra products for Avid workflows. MXF OP-1A wrapper versions of these codecs will be added in an upcoming firmware update.
“Ki Pro Ultra has been hugely popular, and with the v2.0 update we’re further extending support and flexibility across a range of operating systems, NLEs and effects packages,” says Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “We are pleased to enable broader Avid workflow support in this free software update to Ki Pro Ultra.”
Ki Pro Ultra is AJA’s next generation file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in LCD monitor. The portable device is capable of capturing edit-ready Apple ProRes files in a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p. Ki Pro Ultra offers flexible input and output connectivity including 3G-SDI, HDMI and even Fiber for powerful and efficient large-raster and high frame rate workflows. Designed to be both portable with a built-in handle, or rack mountable with half-rack wide 2RU dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra suits a wide range of production and post environments.
Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware will be available soon as a free software download. Ki Pro Ultra is available now through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $3995.