AJA Video Systems has recently announced a number of new products and significant updates to their line of Mini-Converters and KiPro Recorders. New Mini-Converters include the FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST that enable single channel 12G-SDI to ST Fiber and ST Fiber to 12G-SDI conversion, simplifying the transport of 4K/UltraHD 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10 km) via a single optical cable with locking ST connectors. Also new and currently available is the 12G-AMA Mini-Converter, a 4-channel audio embedder/disembedder with support for simultaneous 12G-SDI input and output. 12G-AMA model variations are also available for transmitting and receiving signals over LC Fiber or ST Fiber. Other new products include the HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST, AJA Mini-Converters that support HDMI 2.0 to/from 12G-SDI conversion with 12G ST Fiber connectivity for transporting signals over long distances. Both models feature unique HDR support including HDR10 metadata in accordance with HDMI 2.0/CTA-861.3, as well as HLG over HDMI. In addition, AJA has released new FIBERST-1RX-12G and FIBERST-1TX-12G SFP modules. The FIBERST-1RX-12G is now available as an after-sale option for the AJA 12G-AMA and Hi5-12G, and the FIBERST-1TX-12G supports the 12G-AMA and HA5-12G.
AJA has also announced a firmware upgrade for current U-tap adapters powered via USB-3 with full support macOS Catalina support. U-TAP v1.5.2 is available today as a free download for all U-TAP SDI and U-TAP HDMI USB 3.0-powered capture devices. Available here: https://www.aja.com/products/u-tap-sdi#support
Meanwhile, the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware now supports 25Mpbs, 10-bit, 4:2:2 and file transfers across the LAN for multi-channel H.264 recording and the newly released Ki Pro Ultra 12G is a multi-channel ProRes® recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode, a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR® recorder and player. Avid DNxHD® MXF is also supported up to HD formats in Single-Channel mode. The Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers 12G-SDI single cable simplicity for large rasters and HDMI 2.0 digital video connectivity with HDR support for both recording and playback.