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Building a Video Village
On-Set with AJA Gear

AJA has the technology and the kit to whip up an on-set video village...

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ssembling an on-set video village can be
daunting, but AJA offers an array of easy to use
rugged gear with flexible connectivity that covers
the needs of production professionals - from multicamera recording and playback to signal routing,
monitoring and conversion solutions.
Supporting a wide range of connectivity, AJA's Ki
Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder or 4K/
UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player; Hi5-4K-Plus
3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converters; FiDO SDI/
Optical fiber converters; the KUMO family of compact
SDI routers; and the FS-HDR for HDR and WCG
transforms can be combined to create an on-set
video village that provides the flexibility, distance
and speed required to produce high-quality content,
including High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Hybrid Log
Gama (HLG).
Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA's newest Apple ProRes multi-channel HD
recorder, Ki Pro Ultra Plus, is both portable and
rackmountable. It offers 1, 2, 3 or 4-channel
simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p; in
single channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording
and playback are supported, with full HDMI 2.0
input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output).
Providing flexibility for a wide range of production
environments, Ki Pro Ultra Plus also simplifies multicamera shoots by allowing up to four cameras to run
per Ki Pro Ultra Plus - saving valuable time, space,
power and effort on-set. It features fully integrated
optional fiber inputs and outputs, enabling the
recorder to connect directly into a dedicated fiber
network. This sets productions up for longer cable
runs and clearer transmission of incoming and
outgoing video signals up to 10km.
Additionally, Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures pristine
4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production
codecs, including six levels of Apple

KUMO Provides powerful signal control and support
for full broadcast specifications over 3G-SDI

ProRes including ProRes
4444XQ as well as Avid
DNxHD MXF, allowing
users to choose the
balance of image fidelity
that best fits their unique
production, while also
having the flexibility
to record directly to
native file formats. When
paired with AJA's Hi5-4K-Plus
mini-converter, Ki Pro Ultra Plus enables simple
playback and display of HDR 10 and HLG on HDMI 2.0
compatible displays.
Hi5-4K-Plus
Offering pristine image fidelity and HFR support up
to 60p for 4K/UltraHD SDI to HDMI 2.0 conversion
needs, Hi5-4K-Plus provides a simple monitoring
connection from professional 4K devices using Quad
3G-SDI, Quad 1.5G-SDI, or Dual 3G-SDI outputs to
new displays with HDMI 2.0 inputs for cost effective
monitoring for 4:2:2/4:4:4 60p professional
workflows. The Hi5-4K-Plus converter can be used
for HDR monitoring on-set from SDI sources, which
is crucial as standards for HDR over SDI are still
evolving and HDMI 2.0 HDR capable displays are
affordable and widely available. Using AJA's free
Mini-Config application along with Hi5-4K-Plus, users
can author HDMI HDR infoframe metadata as defined
in CTA 861-G and HDMI 2.0a.
FIDO
The AJA FiDO family of mini-converters offers
unmatched flexibility and cost efficiency for SDIfiber conversion, facilitating the transport of 3G/
HD/SD-SDI over distances up to 10km when using
standard single mode fiber optic cable with single
mode models. Rugged and versatile, FiDO converters
are housed in a compact, low profile enclosure that is
ideal for tight spaces around and behind equipment
racks and on camera. Models
are available with LC, ST or
SC connectors. FiDO dual
channel models allow the
conversion of two channels
- perfect for 3D, dual link
SDI, or two completely
independent SDI channels;
the FiDO four channel models
allow conversion of an entire quad
link 4K signal (or four independent 3G-SDI signals)
using a single converter.

Ki Pro Ultra Plus - Apple ProRes
multi-channel HD recorder

KUMO
AJA KUMO routers come in to play by providing
powerful signal control and support for full broadcast
specifications over 3G-SDI, with quality that exceeds
SMPTE specifications. KUMO routers route SDI
feeds from the camera and are available in four
configurations: KUMO 6464 supports 64 3G-SDI
inputs and outputs, KUMO 3232 supports 32 3G-SDI
inputs and outputs, KUMO 1616 supports 16 3G SDI
inputs and outputs, and KUMO 1604 supports 16
3G-SDI inputs and four 3G-SDI outputs.
With a simple setting change, KUMO routers can be
configured for ganged dual and quad port routing,
allowing multiple inputs and outputs to be grouped
together for Dual Link, 4K and UltraHD workflows.
This allows seamless routing of uncompressed or
RAW 4K and UltraHD signals throughout production.
Users can switch the router back to HD/SD operation
as needed, providing the flexibility to route virtually
any format. All KUMO routers facilitate long cable
runs and minimize signal interference, providing cost
effective signal routing in a small form factor.
FS-HDR
Finally, by the time you read this, FS-HDR, which
we showcased as a tech preview at NAB this year,
is likely to be close to release. FS-HDR takes things
up a notch for real-time color, and dynamic range
transforms for HDR to SDR, SDR to HDR and HDR to
HDR. Most importantly, for onset use, you can plug in
a variety of Log based camera sources and instantly
see what your materials are going to look like on an
HDR display.
With input support for SDR BT.709 100 Nits to PQ
BT.2020 1000 Nits, PQ P3D65 1000 Nits, Hybrid
Log Gamma BT.2100, Sony S-Gamut3/SLog3, ARRI
Log C Wide Gamut, Panasonic V-Log, RED Log3G10
Wide Gamut and Canon Log 2, we suspect that many
a video village will be interested in this new and
exciting product.
www.aja.com

FS-HDR offers real-time color, and dynamic range transforms


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