In recent news, amidst the excitement and chaos of NAB, AJA has just launched their new #TryCION program. As mentioned in the title of this post, the program seeds 100 CION cameras for free to qualified shooters to use for their projects. That could be you! Continue reading “100 Free CION Cameras #TryCion”…
Apr 13, 2015 100 Free CION Cameras #TryCion
Oct 15, 2012 Autodesk Smoke 2013 for 3D Artists Webcast
Date and Time: 2012-Oct-24
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pacific Daylight Time
Hosted By: Autodesk, Inc.
Join Senior Technical Specialist, Gary M. Davis, as he explores the exciting combined editing and compositing paradigm in the new Autodesk® Smoke® 2013.
In this webcast, Gary will be using the same software that is currently available as a free download through December 2012. Features and workflows detailed include the various options for ingesting and working with CG render passes and different file formats such as floating point openEXR.
In addition, Gary will highlight the unique advantages Smoke 2013 provides 3D artists looking to combine traditional non-linear editing and visual effects compositing in one application. The new ConnectFX schematic view will be detailed, including workflows for post-processing depth of field, motion blur and other stylized look-development/treatments for CG post.
Sep 9, 2011 AJA Announces Multiple New Products at IBC
A lot has been happening this week at IBC, especially from AJA Video Systems. They have announced some really cool new products that are going to be shipping later this year.
In the Convert category, AJA has introduced a new UDC Mini-Converter, which is an up/down/cross converter in a super small package.
In the Editing arena, they have their new Io XT, which is the first product from AJA using Thunderbolt technology. It has two Thunderbolt ports to allow for daisychaining and supports both 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 workflows.
AJA has also introduced the all new KONA LHe Plus, replacing the original KONA LHe. It is basically an updated version of the original KONA, offering performance improvements and a lower price point.
Mar 4, 2011 Ki Pro Mini & Lexar CF Card Problems
An issue has come to our attention regarding the use of Lexar 32GB Professional 600x Compact Flash cards as originally qualified for use with the Ki Pro Mini. If the Lexar Compact Flash cards are inserted in the Ki Pro Mini prior to powering up the unit, the Lexar Compact Flash cards will falsely report recording; in actuality data will not be written to the Compact Flash card as expected. While this issue does not occur if the Lexar Compact Flash card is inserted after the Ki Pro Mini is powered up, we can no longer recommend the use of these cards at this time. We are actively working to determine the cause of this issue, but for now, the Lexar 32GB Professional 600x Compact Flash card has been removed from our list of qualified Compact Flash cards for use with Ki Pro Mini.
Please note that the issue described above for the Lexar Compact Flash card does not affect the other cards qualified for use with the Ki Pro Mini. Additionally, AJA will be adding new choices to the qualified list of Compact Flash cards for use with Ki Pro Mini in the near future.
Aug 27, 2010 AJA Ki Pro Version 2.0 Firmware Release
AJA Ki Pro version 2.0 firmware is now available as a free download from AJA’s website! New features in this release include:
- 8-channel embedded audio support
- Multi-unit Gang recording via the web UI
- Custom Clip Naming
- RS-422 support
Download Ki Pro version 2.0 here. This release is recommended for all Ki Pro users. A detailed Release Notes is included with the installer and is also available here. It is highly recommended to read this thoroughly as it contains important installation and operational information. The Ki Pro user manual has also been updated with the new features and workflows and is included with the installer, and is also available here.
3D and 2K Support Available for KONA with this Release.
AJA is pleased to announce that KONA 3 Stereoscopic 3D output from CineForm Neo3D as shown at NAB is now available. In addition, both KONA LHi and KONA 3 now support additional 2K formats along with other features. All KONAs and Io HD receive improvements and fixes in the version 8.0 software.
Also available with Software v8.0 is Adobe CS5 support for Mac!
Read the release notes and download free from the AJA website. Continue reading “AJA Software for Mac and Mac Plug-ins for Adobe Now Available”…
Jun 1, 2010 Aja Ki Pro Firmware Update
AJA Reseller Bulletin: Ki Pro 1.1.1 Firmware Now Available!
The following features and improvements are implemented with version 1.1.1 firmware:
- Addresses a loss of audio issue experienced by a small portion of users after they updated to firmware version 18.104.22.168
- CONFIG parameter 1.3, 1080p Playback has been added to the web browser user interface for parity with the Ki Pro front panel control
- The Ki Pro front panel control would not maintain the user entry for the 802.11 password; it now operates as expected and allows manual entry of the password
- The Apple Final Cut Pro Media Manager (v7.0.2 or later) works as expected with Ki Pro generated files
- Timestamping of clips has been changed so that there is no mis-ordering of clips on the storage module for later sequential playback
Download Ki Pro v1.1.1 here
Apr 12, 2010 Aja Ki Pro Teams with Avid!
AJA and Avid are pleased to announce Ki Pro compatibility with Avid NLE systems.
Through its own Avid Media Access Architecture (AMA), Avid enables users to connect the AJA Ki Pro to Mac-based Media Composer and Symphony systems to instantly view, edit and play back ProRes QuickTime files with access to all clip metadata.
Mar 12, 2010 AJA Kona goes cross-platform
As of March 15, 2010, the XENA product line will be merged with the award winning KONA line, to supply both PC and Mac users with a single set of cross-platform solutions. XENA and KONA have long used the same industry-leading hardware with tailored software unique to each platform. To add value for customers, we will be packaging each KONA card with both Mac and PC software, so they can be used on either platform or both. The hardware and software are the same–only the name and package have been changed to give customers twice the software and ease-of-use on all platforms. This new naming will allow you to more easily carry inventory for any need while at the same time simplifying your marketing and sales efforts. The successful introduction of Io Express as a cross-platform solution, under one product name, reflects the ease and simplicity we hope to achieve with a unified cross-platform KONA.
Timeframe: AJA will stop selling XENA-branded products on March 15, 2010. At that time KONA products will be shipped and marketed by AJA as cross-platform PC & Mac solutions.