AJA Releases Feature-Packed v3.0 Upgrade for Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini

Grass Valley, CA (February 14, 2012)-- AJA Video Systems delivered v3.0 firmware for its Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini 10-bit 4:2:2 flash disk recorders today. Packed with features that give users greater flexibility and capability for filmmaking, broadcasting and everything in between, v3.0 firmware is available as a no-cost download for current Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini customers.

Take a look at some of the key new features after the jump.

Some of the key new features for Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini are:

  • Data Transfer via LAN connection - Allows transfer of files through standard Ethernet networking for Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini.
  • Super Out - Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini can now burn timecode and transport state into the video signal, providing at-a-glance status to users monitoring output, without having to check the device itself. It is also convenient for times when video is dubbed from Ki Pro/Ki Pro Mini to another source to track timecode throughout post. A user selectable Super Out (window burn) option for SDI has also been added to both Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini.
  • Playlist creation - A new feature for the web UI adds flexibility in selecting clip playback order for both Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini.

The Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini already features auto start/stop record from RED ONE, EPIC and SCARLET and also records the filename with the same name as the R3D. I need to test this - but I suspect with this update you can connect via LAN to the recorder and create a watch folder on another computer (MacMini, etc.) and render H264 proxies in the background for iPad dailies, etc. - stay tuned ...