04.12.2011 12:20 PM
AJA Continues Growth, Unveils New Products
RED founder Ted Schilowitz (right) joins AJA President Nick Rashby to discuss the Ki Pro recorder.
Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video
Systems told Monday morning's press
breakfast, "Last year was another big growth
year for AJA with 35-percent year-on-year
growth from 2010 and this year looks to be a
similar year of exponential growth."
Since AJA's Ki Pro recorder was the first
ProRes solution recommended for the Red
Epic Camera, RED Digital Cinema's Ted
Schilowitz joined Rashby to expound on the
recorder's use in feature film production.
AJA announced the launch of FS2, a
universal frame synchronizer and converter
with two completely independent channels
that builds on the success of its FS1 by adding
dual-channel features in a streamlined
1 RU chassis, and the new 4K Mode for the
KONA 3G multiformat capture card.
Also at NAB Show 2011, AJA unveiled
its new Hi5-Fiber Mini-Converter and four
new models of the FiDO family of SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters. Hi5-Fiber
converts HD/SD-SDI over single mode
1310 nm ST-style Fiber Optic cable to drive
HDMI monitors, and FiDO (Fiber Digital
Optical) is a family of nine SDI/Optical Fiber
converters that enables the transport of
SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI over distances of
up to 10 kilometers.
—Jay Ankeney, TV Technology