GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) has delivered V.3.0 firmware for its Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini 10-bit 4:2:2 flash disk recorders. The release is available as a no-cost download for current Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini customers.
“This is a major release that really expands the industry-leading feature set for Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini,” said AJA President Nick Rashby. “We’ve added some brand new features to support camera recording based on users’ requests, and for those using the devices more as post production tools, we’ve added unique new features like transferring files over Ethernet and FireWire, and super out timecode window burn.”
New features for Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini include: data transfer via FireWire 800; data transfer via LAN connection; the ability to burn timecode and transport state into the video signal, providing at-a-glance status to users monitoring output, without having to check the device itself; and playlist creation, a new feature for the web UI that adds flexibility in selecting clip playback order.
The FireWire 400 (1394a) port enabled feature provides Ki Pro support for camera start/stop commands as well as timecode values. HDMI timecode support has been added in Ki Pro Mini for Sony NEX-FS100 and other Sony NXCAM cameras. Ki Pro now supports ExpressCard/34 (34mm wide) memory cards (not ExpressCard/54). And additional RS-422 functionality has been added for Ki Pro to support use in post applications.
Ki Pro now supports LANC, enabling camera operators to control shooting via LANC-based controllers and LANC enabled cameras. 1080 variable frame rate support has been added to Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini for certain Canon camcorders. And presets can now be created, saved and recalled for easier interaction with device settings in Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini.