AJA Ki Pro Rack and Hi5-3D Power Broadcast Production for Hong Kong-Based Video Channel
October 16, 2012
Hong Kong-based production company Video Channel has been facilitating live broadcasts and providing post production services for sports, music and entertainment programming along with blu-ray disc releases, corporate video and event-based productions across Hong Kong, Macau, China and Asia for over 11 years. Recent notable productions include the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay, The Hong Kong Anniversary Celebration, East Asian Games Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony, The New Year Countdown, The Hong Kong Marathon and more. They specialize in HD/SD multi-camera outside broadcasts (OB) covering concerts, live events and sports.
Video Channel provides flexible and scalable HD production solutions, with equipment that includes AJA's KONA cards, Io products, Mini-Converters and Ki Pro recorders. "We chose to integrate AJA gear because they provide the best stability for our production workflows," explained by Eric Yeung, the Operations Manager. "We heard about AJA online and through our local system integrators, Viewcon. AJA has been so supportive for our Asia-based projects. Working with AJA equipment, Video Channel has also been able to provide an extraordinary, reliable video assist solution for many different productions."
"Our first AJA product was Io HD, we used it for editing and high-quality file capture direct to a MacBook Pro," continued Yeung. "We were so impressed with the Io HD as it streamlined our outdoor editing workflow. AJA products are very robust and they've always delivered reliable performance."
Video Channel has also recently started using AJA Ki Pro Rack for tapeless recording. Footage is recorded onto Ki Pro Racks as Apple ProRes 422 HQ files for a seamless and immediate transition into Apple Final Cut Pro to edit broadcast promotional content. This workflow has proven to be a huge timesaver for the Video Channel team.
In addition to traditional broadcast production, Video Channel also produces 3D stereo content for broadcast. "In the past when we recorded our 3D projects, the pipeline was very complex and time consuming. With the AJA Hi5-3D Mini-Converter and KONA cards, it's become a much simpler process. We also use three Hi5-3Ds to have the ability to view projects side by side and for 3D monitoring."
Yeung concluded, "We've been very satisfied with the overall performance of our AJA gear. The Ki Pro Rack, Io products, KONA cards and Mini-Converters have supported our local projects with incredible stability and optimized performance."About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion, acquisition and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information visit www.aja.com.