Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

AJA Video Systems Unveils Ki Pro GO2

News Image
Ahead of InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas, AJA Video Systems announced Ki Pro GO2, the next generation of its Ki Pro GO multi-channel HD/SD recorder.

Sporting an upgraded feature set, the portable, 2RU device facilitates up to four channels of simultaneous H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 (AVC) recording to cost-efficient USB 3.0 drives or network storage with redundant recording and single-channel playback. Ki Pro GO2 helps production professionals produce higher quality images at lower bit rates, allowing for longer recording times. It also provides flexible connectivity, including four 3G-SDI and four HDMI digital video inputs, so they can connect to a wide range of video sources. The device will be on display at AJA’s InfoComm booth (C8321) June 12-14, 2024.

"Adapting to a range of production scenarios has grown vital to modern productions, whether on set or in a venue, so AJA keeps versatility top of mind when designing new products. Ki Pro GO2 brings professionals all the great features that Ki Pro GO has to offer, with a sleek design and the added flexibility to record in H.265 or H.264, depending upon each production’s unique needs,” shared AJA President Nick Rashby. “The product was inspired by user feedback in several regions across the globe where H.265 is used extensively, and we’re thrilled to introduce it to the market at InfoComm."

Ki Pro GO2 boasts an extensive feature set for reliable, high-performance recording and playback in a range of environments, from concert tours and sporting events to houses of worship, universities, and beyond. Setup and operation are simple with an HD display for precise monitoring; video monitoring and menu/status overlays with an on-screen keyboard; dedicated record, play, stop, rewind, and fast-forward buttons; and a standard Ethernet LAN connection for remote configuration and control of the device over a network from any web browser using Ki Pro GO2’s intuitive web user interface (UI).

Integrated input frame synchronisers ensure users don’t have to genlock incoming video signals, while high-quality de-interlacers on each input allow progressive recordings to be made from interlaced inputs. Multi-channel matrix monitoring makes it convenient to monitor multiple camera feeds on a single HDMI or SDI display. Flexible audio functionality supports the capture of up to two channels of embedded audio from 3G-SDI or HDMI inputs, or two channels of Analog Audio from XLR ports, each offering a selection of Line, Mic, or +48V Phantom Power for level control. One of the device’s analog audio inputs can also act as a source for Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) insert.

Recording is convenient and cost-effective with Ki Pro GO2, as the device supports a host of off the shelf USB media. Ki Pro GO2 also records in realtime to network storage via its Ethernet connection and FAT or exFAT file systems are supported for cross-platform use when transferring files to workstations, servers, and more. Multi-channel recording functionality ensures individual recordings for each input, so users can drag and drop files directly from a USB drive into their preferred creative software, and “group recording” is also supported. Clip names are laid out logically, and channel and backup are automatically appended for simple data management. Enhanced Super Out provides a timecode overlay, per channel audio VU meters, and media remaining percentages over SDI and HDMI monitor outputs. The device also facilitates playback of HEVC/AVC files created in supported third-party creative apps.

Ki Pro GO2 feature highlights at a glance:

• Multi-channel HD/SD H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 (AVC) recording to USB drives and network storage with redundant recording.
• Intuitive operation with an easy-to-navigate web UI that is compatible with standard web browsers, front panel device buttons, and an integrated HD screen.
• Flexible connectivity, including 5x USB recording media ports (compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.2 Gen 1 media), 4x 3G-SDI inputs, 4x HDMI inputs, 4x 3G-SDI outputs, 1x 3G-SDI monitoring output, 1x HDMI monitoring output, balanced XLR analog audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable, and an Ethernet LAN port.
• Realtime recording to network storage.
• Onboard exFAT drive formatting.
• Built-in frame syncs.
• Support for HDMI and SDI multi-channel matrix monitoring and HDMI and SDI.
• Enhanced Super Out for monitoring timecode, media status, and audio levels.
• Integrated web-browser UI and front panel button controls, with HD resolution video screen for confidence monitoring and menu information.
• Single-channel H.264 or H.265 playback, including files externally created in DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro.
• Selectable VBR recording settings with five options.
• Timecode SDI RP-188 Input Support: Time of Day or Timecode Value.
• LTC Support, available using a single channel of Analog Audio In.
• Two channels of embedded audio per video input.
• Three-year warranty and AJA’s world-class support.

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

AJA Unveils Upgrades To Ki Pro GO And Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA Video Systems has introduced new upgrades for its Ki Pro Family of production-proven file-based recorders. A new v1.5 firmware update for Ki Pro G
AJA Video Systems Ships Ki Pro GO
AJA Video Systems has shipped Ki Pro GO, a standalone, multi-channel H.264 redundant recorder capable of capturing up to four simultaneous HD or SD ch
Avid Introduces Pro Tools | HD Native
Avid has introduced Pro Tools | HD Native, enabling a growing market of music and post-production professionals to tackle demanding audio projects usi
Digidesign Adds Value to Pro Tools Systems with New Ignition Pack 2 Bundles
Digidesign has released the new Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 and Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 Pro — powerful bundles of creative software and tools availabl
AJA Releases v2.0 Firmware For Ki Pro Ultra
AJA Video Systems has released v2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra. The firmware adds Avid DNxHD support to the portable file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video
Sonnet's Thunderbolt Products Used For 'Fare Thee Well' Concert Tour
Sonnet Technologies has announced its Echo Express III-R and xMac Pro Server products played significant roles in a 96K recording workflow taken on by
Digidesign Delivers Music Creation And Speed-Enhancing Features With Pro Tools 7.3 Software
Digidesign has introduced Pro Tools 7.3 software, a powerful new Pro Tools release with an array of exciting new features and speed enhancements for P
AJA Releases v3.0 Upgrade For Ki Pro And Ki Pro Mini
AJA Video Systems has delivered v3.0 firmware for its Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini 10-bit 4:2:2 flash disk recorders. Packed with features that give users g
Up To 5.9K Full-Frame Apple Pro Res RAW Recording From The LUMIX S5
Atomos and Panasonic have announced the development of up to 5.9K full frame Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new LUMIX S5, Panasonic’s new hybrid
Sonnet Ships Avid Pro Tools|HDX-Compatible Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis
Sonnet Now Shipping Avid Pro Tools|HDX-Compatible Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Sonnet Technologies has announced that the Echo Expre
AJA Ki Pro And The ARRI Alexa Used For Skoda Advertising Campaign
When AJA Video Systems first announced the Ki Pro portable digital recording device, it was met with great enthusiasm and won six major industry award
UK Show Debut For Pro Tools Dock
The Avid Pro Tools Dock is to make its UK show debut at BVE 2016 next month, it has been announced. The product is a new EUCON control surface that wo
Primestream's FORK™ Integrates With Apple's Final Cut Pro
Primestream has released a new FORK™ integration with Apple's Final Cut Pro® X that will enable unifie,d two-way communications between the two applic
AJA Ki Pro Quad On Saturday Night Live
AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro Quad file-based recording device for professional 4K and HD workflows. Alex Buono, Director of Photography f
Digidesign ships MassivePack 4 and MassivePack Pro 4 bundles for Pro Tools|HD systems
Digidesign has introduced MassivePack 4 and MassivePack 4 Pro plug-in bundles for Digidesign Pro Tools|HD systems. From now until September 20 2005, c