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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team

Broadcast Media Group (BMG) is a full service production shop based in Starkville, MS. The company works with clients nationwide, and also provides production services for projects to sister company Tellos Creative, a full service advertising agency. For the past three years, BMG worked with client Mississippi State University to produce a :60-second in-stadium video that plays on massive 110 foot screens at the beginning of each home football game. This year, BMG also produced the video of player’s headshots that introduces each player in the game’s lineup. [Read the full story]

Cinematographer Henry Chung Captures in 4K with AJA Ki Pro Quad and Canon C500

Award-winning Hong Kong Cinematographer Henry Chung, HKSC, first gained attention in 2002 for his work on “Peony Pavilion,” which received honors for Best Cinematography by the Golden Bauhinia Awards in Hong Kong and the Deauville Asian Film Awards in France. He recently completed production on “Poor Rich Father,” the latest feature film from award-winning Hong Kong director Alfred Cheung. From production to post, the film was created entirely using a 4K camera-to-editorial workflow that relied heavily on an AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K/UHD/2K/HD file-based recorder and the Canon EOS C500. [Read the full story]

AJA Ki Pro Rack Powers Video Production and Streaming for Hong Kong’s Bread of Life Church

For 15 years, Hong Kong-based 611 Bread of Life Christian Church has hosted thousands of parishioners in worship, prayer and communal activities. In an effort to share its ministry with online audiences around the world, the church also delivers online programming that includes: Youthfulness and Progression and A Beautiful Thing at the Critical Moment as well as other web series and specials. Video equipment, installation and A/V system services for these productions are provided by Live Group Ltd., one of Hong Kong’s leading professional engineering companies specializing in video, sound, lighting and production for houses of worship. To record each program, the church relies on four AJA Ki Pro Racks installed by Live Group. [Read the full story]

AJA Ki Pro Powers ‘Life Is Beautiful’ Live Stream Produced by Camp Digital

Life is Beautiful is a three-day music and lifestyle festival in downtown Las Vegas from October 24-26 taking place over 21 city blocks. Performing at the festival are 67 musical acts that range from the Foo Fighters to Lionel Ritchie, Kanye West and many more. In order to facilitate Internet broadcasts of the performances, event sponsors hired Nashville-based Camp Digital as the on-site video production company. Camp Digital has extensive experience in live event production, and along with a vast team mobilized for the event, is capturing 500+ hours of content using file-based HD/SD recording devices from AJA Video Systems’ Ki Pro family. [Read the full story]

Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT

“Filmage: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL” began as a passion project for a group of creatives working at Dallas-based post house CharlieUniformTango (CUT), and quickly evolved into a full-fledged documentary production. Within four years, the film’s directors Deedle LaCour and Matt Riggle, along with editors Justin Wilson and James Rayburn, had traveled the world, combining a love for old-school punk music with filmmaking chops to deliver an indie flick that recounts the history and influence of punk rock legends the Descendents. The film features a compilation of present-day interviews with band members and industry influencers, fan video submissions and archived tour media. Editorial for the film required a portable and flexible workflow, for which Rayburn turned to AJA’s Io XT Thunderbolt-enabled professional video device for on-the-go I/O. [Read the full story]

AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for “Gone Girl” VFX Review

Grass Valley, Calif (October 13, 2014)— AJA Video Systems’ Io 4K device for professional video and audio I/O was used to facilitate 4K playback for VFX review on director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl, from 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry and was released by 20th Century Fox on October 3rd. [Read the full story]

AJA Io 4K Powers “Breathless Beauty, Broken Beauty”; The World’s First 12k (3x4k) Sculptural Film Art Installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Artist & Film Maker VanessaJane Hall is pushing the boundaries of technology and art with her most recent work, ‘Breathless Beauty, Broken Beauty’, an immersive art installation on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum from September 4-October 27, 2014, opening as part of the acclaimed London Design Festival. Hall and her partner Mark Gilbert also own UK-based Gallery, a leading audio and video technology provider that was responsible for designing the back-end technical infrastructure to support this ambitious work of art. For many years, Gallery has incorporated AJA Video hardware into its clients’ workflows for optimized performance and flexibility. [Read the full story]

VSquared TV Edits Tour de France Broadcasts with AJA Io® 4K and T-TAP™ on new Mac Pros Running FCPX

VSquared is a production company that produces professional cycling programming for clients that include ITV, BBC, Channel 4, British Cycling, UCI and Locog. Most recently, VSquared created over 90 hours of content covering the Tour de France for the UK’s ITV network. [Read the full story]

BBC R&D Uses AJA Corvid Ultra in Test Pilot to Deliver UHD TV Over the Internet

BBC R&D is the research and development arm of the BBC that designs innovative broadcast solutions anticipating the future needs of television production and delivery. The outfit is currently developing tests and workflows for facilitating live broadcast needs working directly on IP networks. As part of this effort, BBC R&D was tasked with producing and delivering live UHD content over an IP network from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland to several UHD television screens at the Science Centre in Glasgow, MediaCityUK in Salford and New Broadcasting House in London showing live coverage of the games to the public. [Read the full story]

Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology

Across a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show. [Read the full story]

AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen LLC Every Time

Launching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback. [Read the full story]

Kings Communication Rolls Out AJA Gear for Live Production on EVA Airline Event

In operation since 1986, Taiwan-based Kings Communication has provided production and post services for entertainment programs, concerts and corporate videos. The multifaceted company also specializes in Outside Broadcast (OB), lending its electronic field production (EFP) crew and OB truck, which houses several AJA solutions, to live-event productions and sports broadcasts across Asia. [Read the full story]

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