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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION™ Production Camera

Grass Valley, CA (February 5, 2015)—AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities. [Read the full story]

AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions

Grass Valley, CA (January 22, 2015)—AJA Video Systems today released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware. The new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP™. [Read the full story]

AJA Boosts Support for Telestream Wirecast with Release of New v12.1 Software for KONA and Io

Grass Valley, CA (January 22, 2015)—With the release of its new KONA and Io v12.1 Software, AJA Video Systems has dramatically extended support for Telestream Wirecast 5.x and 6.x with multi-channel HD inputs or 4K/UltraHD support on both Windows and Mac OSX. AJA’s new Wirecast Plug-in replaced the previously released limited version, and now offers support for a range of AJA hardware products extended to include: Io XT, Io 4K, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, KONA 3G and KONA 4, offering more flexibility to Wirecast users. The new AJA Wirecast Plug-in is included in the v12.1 Software for KONA and Io available as a free download here: https://www.aja.com/en/support. [Read the full story]

AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera Now Shipping

Grass Valley, CA (December 22, 2014)—AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p [Read the full story]

AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera;

Tokyo, Japan, Inter BEE Conference, Hall 4; 4206 (November 18, 2014)— AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers. [Read the full story]

AJA Corvid 88 Drives Video I/O in New Quantel Pablo Rio 8K

InterBEE Conference, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, JAPAN (November 19, 2014)— AJA Video Systems today announced that Quantel is adopting AJA Corvid 88 as the video I/O platform for the new Quantel Pablo Rio 8K color correction and finishing system. Corvid 88 is the latest in AJA’s family of products designed for integration into solutions offered by third-party Developer Partners. The new Pablo Rio system makes 8K 60p post-production practical as 8K moves out from the laboratory into real-world production*. [Read the full story]

Julian Ramm Joins AJA Video Systems as Western North America Territory Sales Manager

Grass Valley, CA (November 4, 2014) — AJA Video Systems has brought Julian Ramm on board as Territory Sales Manager, Western U.S. & Canada. Ramm brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of AJA technology with AJA’s channel of Resellers. Julian is based out of AJA’s Los Angeles office. [Read the full story]

AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

AJA Video Systems today announced its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam. [Read the full story]

AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative Cloud

At IBC 2014, AJA Video Systems announced that its KONA 4 professional desktop video and audio I/O card now supports the latest versions of Adobe’s flagship video applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud®. Device driver and plug-in software is available as a free download from AJA’s website, allowing users of Adobe video applications, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC and Adobe SpeedGrade® CC, to take advantage of KONA 4’s unparalleled features for managing 4K, UltraHD, 2K, and HD pipelines. Adobe Creative Cloud includes the most up-to-date versions of favorite Adobe desktop apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop®, After Effects, Illustrator®, and more [Read the full story]

AJA Announces New OEM Relationship With PlayBox Technology

AJA Video Systems today announced that its Corvid 88, Corvid 22 and Corvid video and audio I/O cards for developers will be supported in PlayBox Technology’s AirBox playout server. [Read the full story]

AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse Telecine

AJA Video Systems today announced the release of the v1.1 update FS1-X, the 1RU frame synchronizer and converter with a broad range of features for integrating video and audio in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. The v1.1 update extends the capabilities of FS1-X with several new features to support stereo mixdown of 5.1 and 7.1 sources, additional MADI audio support and reverse telecine cadence detection; allowing source material that has previously been converted from Cine rates to standard video rates using the 2:3:2:3 or 2:2:3:3 cadence to be automatically deteted, and recreate the original frame when being converted back to Cine rate. [Read the full story]

AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers

AJA Video Systems today announced that top third-party camera accessory developers are on board with support for the CION camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. [Read the full story]

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