AJA releases Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 with support for Avid DNxHD

AJA Video Systems has introduced v2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra, adding Avid DNxHD support to the portable file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video recorder and playback device. Available now as a free software download, Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 enables users to record and playback Avid DNxHD .mov files, expanding production workflows.

Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 software now supports:
Avid DNxHD codecs
— DNxHD HQX (220x)
— DNxHD SQ (145)
— DNxHD LB (36)
Video frame rates
— 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
— 1080i 25, 29.97
— 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
— 720p 50, 59.94

“This latest free firmware release ensures compatibility between files recorded by Ki Pro Ultra, Ki Pro Rack and Ki Pro Mini products for Avid workflows, offering customers expanded flexibility and support across video and audio production workflows,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

Additionally, Ki Pro Ultra, Ki Pro Rack and Ki Pro Quad all also now include Ki Protect, a feature that helps ensure data integrity if a media drive is accidentally removed, or loses power during recording. The Ki Protect feature automatically pre-allocates recording space on the media drive for video, audio and timecode when the record button is pressed. While recording, the file header is continuously updated every time new data is written, minimizing any potential data loss if operations are interrupted. Frames already recorded will be preserved and are recoverable, providing greater piece of mind on set and in the studio.

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