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AJA RovoCams Help NHL Settle the Score

July 22, 2016

Several years ago the National Hockey League (NHL) leveraged its video infrastructure to centralize instant replays, and many other major sports leagues have since followed suit. More recently, a new replay rule went into effect allowing coaches and general managers to challenge an off-sides call if a subsequent goal was scored. This new rule posed a unique technical challenge for the NHL. The organization had to find a way to produce video replays for judging this particular hockey play, but was challenged to find a camera that would enable capture from the blue line on the ice that could be easily deployed game after game. Serendipitously, as this need arose, AJA’s small footprint RovoCam had just been announced. [Read the full story]

SoCal Rentals Drives Live Event ProAV, Broadcast and Reality TV Production With AJA Ki Pro Ultras and More

May 31, 2016

SoCal Rentals was founded in 2008 to provide clients in broadcast, reality TV, live event production and AV/staging with full service audio, video and LED solutions offering production-specific engineering design, equipment rentals, expert technical management, project consulting and crews. The company recently added 12 AJA Ki Pro Ultras into their rental pool, which already includes massive quantities of AJA gear including hundreds of FiDO fiber and Hi5 SDI to HDMI Mini-Converters, 30 Ki Pros, 20 Ki Pro Racks, multiple FS1 and FS2 frame synchronizers, KUMO routers and more. [Read the full story]

Feiyang TV Simplifies 4K Live Production for ‘The Mermaid’ Press Conference with Ki Pro® Ultra and Ki Pro® Rack

January 26, 2016

When award-winning director and actor Stephen Chow hosted a press event in Beijing last December to promote the upcoming feature film “The Mermaid,” he shared the excitement with fans via a live broadcast. Experts from Feiyang TV, one of China’s largest production companies, were enlisted to record and broadcast the event live in 4K to local news stations. Equipped with 4K and HD OB trucks, Feiyang TV’s crew – led by General Manager Xiaolin-Zhang – arrived on site with the newly released AJA Ki Pro Ultra 4K recorder and 20 AJA Ki Pro Rack recording devices. [Read the full story]

AJA Ki Pro Rack and FS1 Power Multimedia Productions for Infinity

December 15, 2015

Taiwan-based Infinity Multimedia Production specializes in production and post for live broadcasts, concerts and music videos. In its 30-year history, the studio has contributed its talents to productions like the World Games, Deaflympics, Taiwanese pop star concerts and more. Though Infinity’s projects vary in scope, its AJA gear has been a constant in productions. [Read the full story]

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Modernizes AV Setup for Papal Visit with RGB’s Installation Powered by AJA Gear

November 23, 2015

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit this fall, Philadelphia-based Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul installed an updated video broadcast system. Joe Pagano, CEO and Chief Engineer at RGB Broadcast Video Services, guided the project from design to implementation, making the cathedral’s transition from SD to HD seamless. Built to document and share a live stream of the Pope’s visit with broadcasters and worldwide satellite providers, the installation remains in operation at the cathedral for capturing, recording and archiving masses and high-profile events. [Read the full story]

Color Grading Central Colors ‘Just Let Go’ with Help from AJA T-TAP™

October 29, 2015

“Just Let Go” debuted this fall in select theatres nationwide as a one-night affair hosted by Fathom Events. Starring Henry Ian Cusick, the drama follows devoted father Chris Williams, as he struggles to forgive the young drunk driver responsible for taking the lives of his loved ones. Propel Pictures handled post production for the film and enlisted Color Grading Central Owner Denver Riddle to color it. In search of a reliable, Thunderbolt™-powered SDI device for monitoring during post, Riddle built AJA T-TAP™ into his workflow for the project. [Read the full story]

Japanese Student Film Fisherman and the Fungus Man Captured on AJA CION

October 30, 2015

Otsuki Naoki is a part time lecturer in the video department at Tohoku University of Art and Design, and recently served as visual effects supervisor on a student film project called “Fisherman and the Fungus Man ” about a young man and an old man making a discovery together in the woods. [Read the full story]

AJA Ki Pro Rack Helps Journalists Get Down with the Peanuts Gang On-Camera at TIFF

October 26, 2015

Entertainment journalists got a chance to boogie with the Peanuts gang this fall during Fox’s press screening of “The Peanuts Movie” at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Los Angeles based visual effects company BlueScreen LLC, working with Junket Productions and Fox, oversaw the on-site shoot, which captured 60 journalists dancing on-camera to Meghan Trainor’s new song from the movie’s soundtrack “Feels Better When I’m Dancing.” The footage was composited live with a CG scene featuring a Soul Train dance line style of Peanuts characters, played back via AJA Ki Pro Rack. Each take was then recorded to CF cards, which Fox sent to press ahead of the film’s debut for use in on-air segments about the movie. [Read the full story]

Filmmaker Ali Walker Shoots Luxury Brand Films with CION

October 14, 2015

Ali Walker is a UK-based independent filmmaker and artist who has been shooting commercials, music videos and documentary films for over ten years. He’s started shooting with the AJA CION production camera and recently completed a series of films for luxury brand Asprey, and is also preparing to shoot his first feature film with the CION and Alexa. [Read the full story]

RT Software Standardizes on AJA Corvid 88 for tOG-VR and tOG-Vista 4K Real-time Broadcast Graphics Systems

October 1, 2015

Broadcast graphics systems developer RT Software has standardized on using AJA Video Systems’ Corvid 88 video card in its 4K real-time broadcast graphics systems. The company is also integrating AJA’s Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 and 4K support into its up-and-coming 4K camera stitching solution, tOG-Vista. [Read the full story]

AJA Technology Powers Dynamic Video Wall Content for Katy Perry’s ‘Prismatic’ Tour

August 31, 2015

Cole Gion is the man behind the scenes quietly powering AV for live event productions across the globe. Recently, the AV systems engineer and ProCraft Media owner trekked across the U.S., Europe and Asia, supporting video production for Katy Perry’s “Prismatic” concert tour. In the pop star’s typical over-the-top style, the show offers fans a visual cornucopia of neon costumes, illuminated props and laser projections. The stage is adorned with large LED walls that screen video clips throughout the performance, providing context for the action on stage. To cue up the content on time for the Asia leg of the tour, Gion banked on an extensive workflow, with video input, output, conversion, scaling and recording powered by a combination of AJA gear, including ROI and HD5-DA Mini-Converters; Io 4K capture and output hardware; and Ki Pro recorders. [Read the full story]

Cinematographer Marion Laney Stirs Up Production for ‘Rusty’s RockFeast’ with AJA CION

August 24, 2015

For freelance DP Marion Laney, the allure of cinematography lies in the diverse nature of the job. From shooting a ballet one day to a glacier the next, he thrives on exploring new environments. Recently Laney traversed the U.S. while capturing FYI Network’s concert-meets-culinary series “Rusty’s RockFeast: Backstage with Zac Brown Band.” Produced by School of Humans with post by Moonshine Post Production, the show follows Chef Rusty Hamlin and his crew on the Zac Brown Band concert tour as they serve up gourmet meals for fans out of an 18-wheeler kitchen dubbed “Cookie.” To supplement footage from the roadshow, Laney shot team interviews and meetings with two AJA CION cameras post-tour. [Read the full story]

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