AJA Ki Pro Rack Powers Video Production and Streaming for Hong Kong’s Bread of Life Church

October 31, 2014

For 1five 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.  

“We were looking for a standalone, cost-effective solution for video recording, and AJA’s Ki Pro Rack was the perfect fit,” said by Cyril Lam, director, Live Group. “It’s been a popular choice for many live entertainment productions around the world and has allowed us to create hours of high-quality recordings for live worship services that church members and online followers can view on the web.”

Since Spring 2014, Live Group’s production crew has been using the Ki Pro Racks to record services in Apple ProRes 422 from Sony BRC H900 cameras. The installation of the Ki Pro Racks has enabled the team to transition to a file-based production workflow, significantly reducing project turnaround while also improving production quality. 

To manage and control recording across the Ki Pro Racks, Live Group installed HRS Control’s Universal Device Controller (UDC) software. This setup has automated the workflow, saving the team time and simplifying staging and scheduling. Once files are recorded, UDC directs the Ki Pro Racks to automatically off-load files to specific storage locations. “Using UDC we’re able to get specific playlists from multiple Ki Pro Racks, load the clips and play them back simultaneously,” shared Lam. “UDC provides us with a single point of control on stage that gives us more accuracy with less manpower.”

“We’ve always had success working with AJA technology, and adding UDC to the mix has not only proven cost effective, but also improved the quality of our work. This is not something most products on the market are capable of doing; we’re continually impressed by the possibilities that AJA technology affords,” concluded Lam.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional, broadcast and post-production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at www.aja.com.

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