AJA Video Systems Receives Three ‘Best of Show’ Awards at NAB
AJA Video Systems received three “Best of Show” awards at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. AJA’s newly introduced ROI, Region of Interest Mini-Converter, won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit as well as the TV Technology STAR Award, both selected by a panel of industry experts and contributing editors. Corvid Ultra, AJA’s newly shipping video processing and scaling OEM solution supporting up to 4K, stereoscopic or high frame rates and other high bandwidth applications, won the Black Diamond “Best of Show” award from DV Magazine. At NAB, it was announced that Corvid Ultra is the exclusive third-party solution delivering 4K workflows with Pablo Rio, the new high-end color grading and interactive finishing system from Quantel.
“At this year’s NAB, AJA was committed to only showing products that are shipping and available now, and that prevented us from showcasing some other groundbreaking technologies that are waiting in the wings in engineering,” explained Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “We were a little apprehensive about our decision, but these awards are a nice validation of our new approach. We’re proud to win awards for products that our customers can buy today, and that our resellers can get out into the channel immediately.”
AJA’s ROI Mini-Converter allows high quality conversion and realtime scaling, with region of interest support, of computer DVI-D and HDMI outputs to baseband video over SDI. With extensive audio functionality, incredible image scaling, an elegant UI, as well as aspect and frame rate conversion, ROI seamlessly incorporates computer signals into video production.
Corvid Ultra is part of AJA’s OEM program available to partners to incorporate into software applications or hardware systems to facilitate high-bandwidth / high frame rate performance using AJA’s proven technology. Corvid Ultra features support for 2K and 4K DI workflows as well as high-quality scaling capabilities for all resolutions. With support for high frame rates (48p and 60p), 4K and stereoscopic workflows, onboard debayering support and two expandable card bays, Corvid Ultra provides maximum performance for the most critical applications. Corvid Ultra’s new TruScale arbitrary scaling engine option allows high-quality up or down scaling of any raster from tiny web video up to and 4K.
ROI is available for a US MSRP of $995. Corvid Ultra is available at a US MSRP of $7995 (with PCIe card and cable); the TruScale option card is available for US MSRP $3495.