AJA Video Sweeps Awards at NAB 2007

April 30, 2007

Io HD Earns Five Best of Show Awards from Broadcast Engineering, TV Technology, Millimeter, Digital Content Producer and Videography; FS1 Converter Wins Videography Vidy Award.  

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced that the company garnered six awards at NAB 2007 for its Io HD and FS1 input/output and video conversion products. The Io HD wins include the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit award, the TV Technology Star award, the Videography Vidy award, and the Millimeter and Digital Content Producer Pick Hit awards. The FS1 converter won the Videography Vidy award.

"These wins are a ringing endorsement for our efforts to continue to provide innovative and flexible solutions that deliver an incredible level of power and support," commented Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video. "We're thrilled that the NAB press and attendees have consistently been impressed with all of our hard work."

The Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit award, given in recognition of innovative technology developed and shown at NAB, is the longest-running technical award in NABís history, and is chosen by a panel of anonymous judges from within the professional community. The TV Technology Star award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry, and is judged by a panel of TV Technology editors and columnists. The Videography Vidy awards are selected by a panel of editors and industry experts. The Millimeter and Digital Content Producer Pick Hit awards showcase products with significant technological innovation that promise to have a positive, practical impact on the day-to-day professional lives of digital content producers.

"Our converter business has been going strong for many years, and we continue to innovate with more flexible solutions that deliver an incredible level of power and support at unparalleled price points in the professional marketplace," said Karen Holt, Converter Sales Manager, AJA. "The FS1 is like the Swiss Army Knife of converters, and with inputs and outputs active at all times, can enable huge productivity boosts for multi-format video and audio environments. The GEN10 delivers highly accurate sync capabilities with incredible price performance."

About IoHD
Io HD is the next-generation of the popular Io video ingest and output devices, introduced by AJA four years ago. Io HD brings HD editing to the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro utilizing Apple's ProRes 422 technology, while also supporting SD editing workflows. Io HD includes many high-end features such as Up-, Down-, and Cross-conversion, all at 10-bit hardware-based quality. Io HD offers unmatched connectivity via its myriad of professional analog and digital interfaces. Io HD is a portable device that works with Apple's new Final Cut Studio 2 for professional editing, and also with other QuickTime applications on Mac OS X for graphics, audio and digital content creation.

About FS1
The FS1 is a universal HD and SD, audio and video frame synchronizer and converter. With an extremely flexible architecture, the FS1 can simultaneously support both HD and SD video—all in full 10-bit broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio. The FS1 supports virtually any input or output as analog or digital, HD or SD. This converter can up-or-down-convert between SD and HD, and provide simultaneous outputs of both formats and supports closed captioning and the conversion of closed captioning between SD and HD formats. FS1 also includes 10-bit HD to HD cross-conversion for 1080 and 720 formats. For audio, the FS1 supports 8-channel AES, balanced analog or embedded audio with full flexibility. The FS1 is also network ready, supporting SNMP monitoring and web-based remote control.