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Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production

In a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including a basement. Shot on CION at 4K in ProRes 444, with time-lapse footage captured on multiple Canon DSLRs, the spot showcases the beautiful cinematic images from the CION camera on a low light set. [Read the full story]

Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to “The Great American Movie Hustle” with AJA CION

Upcoming indie feature “The Great American Movie Hustle” follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. [Read the full story]

King of Hammers 2015 Broadcasts Take AJA Gear Off-Roading

60,000 spectators descended upon Johnson Valley, CA in February to witness the largest off-road race in King of Hammers (KOH) history. During the event, 430 Ultra4Racing teams navigated more than 200 miles of boulder-laden terrain in an attempt to win the KOH 2015 championship title, though only 17 crossed the finish line. [Read the full story]

Cinematiq Pilots Film Festivals Nationwide with AJA Ki Pros

Indie filmmaker and Cinematiq Founder Aaron Owen understands the blood, sweat and tears that go into launching a film on the festival circuit. Inspired by a passion to help emerging talent, he formed Cinematiq in 2013, and brought John Crossley on board as Executive Producer. Together, the duo manages content for film festivals across America, in addition to offering transcoding, conversion, standardization and disc-based authoring services for indie filmmakers. To screen each film reliably at the highest quality, they’ve formulated a file-based workflow that banks on AJA Ki Pros for playback via venue projectors. [Read the full story]

AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for 
Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger

Awarding-winning German Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured several prominent national and international feature films over the years including “Chiko”, "Blutzbrüdaz”, and "Boy7" as well as documentaries like “Violinissimo” and “Cosmic Encounters 3D.” Bolliger’s latest documentary venture, “The School on Magic Mountain,” recounts the story of one American teacher’s mission to equip a group of students with the knowledge and skills to become future leaders. The principal shooting of the documentary, directed by Radek Wegrzyn and produced by Detailfilm, started in autumn 2014 in Switzerland and Sweden. [Read the full story]

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]

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