AJA debuts Io Express and Ki Pro Mini23 February 2011
One of the key announcements at the recent Broadcast Video Expo was AJA’s support for Io Express in the Avid Media Composer 5.5 and NewsCutter 9.5, writes Fergal Ringrose.
AJA Io Express delivers a portable video I/O solution offering HD/SD capture, monitoring and output in the brand new Media Composer 5.5. AJA President Nick Rashby said, “AJA has had a long standing relationship with Avid. Our KONA cards are supported on the Avid DS, and with this new support for Io Express in Media Composer, we’re providing a cost-effective way for Avid customers to access AJA products.”
Features of Media Composer 5.5 workflow with Io Express include HDMI v1.3a input/output with Deep Colour support at 30 bits per pixel; 10-bit HD to SD hardware downconvert; RS422 support, 2-channel RCA audio output; and ExpressCard-34 and PCIe interfaces for laptop or desktop use. Io Express is priced at $995 available through AJA’s resellers.
At BVE, AJA also announced it is now shipping Ki Pro Mini, the smaller version of its portable tapeless recorder that captures to the Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from camera. AJA claims that Ki Pro Mini is the smallest camera and recorder package available for the capture of 10-bit 4:2:2 files that are immediately ready for editing. Ki Pro Mini is designed to bridge production and post, effectively eliminating log and capture. US MSRP for Ki Pro Mini is $1995.