IBC 2017: AJA Video Systems debuts Desktop Software V14 for KONA, V2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA Video Systems is debuting new Desktop Software v14 for its family of KONA, Io and T-TAP products, and its new v2.0 firmware for the Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player. Desktop Software v14 adds new features that simplify 4K/UHD and HDR workflows, as well as new audio capabilities for individuals working in broadcast, TV, film, post-production, ProAV and OTT. The new 2.0 update enables the latest HDR formats with HLG and HDR10 playback, and adds support for recording and playing ProRes 4444 XQ up to 2K60p, among several other feature enhancements.
With the new capabilities for audio, the AJA Desktop Software allows Adobe Premiere Pro CC users to review and play audio files from multiple locations, including locally stored files, or via a MAM or web browser, within project timelines. The solution also makes it easier to record voiceovers into existing media directly on the Timeline. The solution allows Adobe Creative Cloud users to use Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C for video and audio I/O with leading Mac and PC workstations and laptops.
“Having an easy way to record voiceovers into the timeline is more relevant than ever before with the fast pace of today’s production demands,” says Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Desktop Software v14 introduces features that make it much easier for editors in any medium to bring flexible audio options into their workflows.”
“We’re pleased to see AJA continue to innovate as the digital post-production toolset evolves,” says Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for professional video at Adobe. “Tight integration with the Adobe video apps expedites workflows and allows users to stay ahead.”
Desktop Software v14 will be available mid-October 2017 for AJA’s family of KONA, T-TAP and Io products, including the new Thunderbolt 3 enabled Io 4K Plus. New audio features enable simple, adjustable audio monitoring, giving editors new levels of control between professional timeline audio, host system application audio and microphone inputs. This update also supports full duplex, ultra-low latency voiceover/audio punch-in to timeline using either digital or analog audio inputs. AJA’s Control Panel and Control Room software also now support intuitive configurations for 12G, 6G and HDMI when used with Io 4K Plus.
Desktop v14 feature highlights include:
– New audio controls to adjust the monitoring mix between the NLE timeline audio playback, host system audio and voice over / punch-in mic input
– Ability to audition music or other audio from a web browser/MAM/cloud, while listening to playback from an Adobe Premiere Pro CC or FCP X timeline
– Record voiceovers to timeline with low latency, full duplex audio punch-in with Io 4K Plus, Io 4K and KONA 4 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Avid Media Composer
– 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O configuration controls for Io 4K Plus
“The new v2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus is an extension of our commitment to providing customers with updates that keep pace with the latest workflows. With this update, users can quickly and easily play back HDR10 and HLG material for viewing on HDMI 2.0 compatible displays, record/playback ProRes 4444 XQ and much more,” says Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus v2.0 firmware will be available next month as a free download from AJA’s website. Ki Pro Ultra Plus is now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for a US MSRP of $3995.