AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its portable multichannel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out and front panel audio monitoring, in-system drive formatting, network file downloads and gang recording support.
Targeted at a range of broadcast, ProAV and live event production environments where H.264 is the primary capture codec, Ki Pro GO offers up to four channels of simultaneous HD or SD recording from HDMI or SDI sources, direct to affordable off-the-shelf USB drives. Ki Pro GO v2.0 increases the maximum bit rate to 25 Mbps for improved recording quality, ideal for live production scenarios with elaborate stage and concert lighting. The new firmware also provides 4:2:2 color space and 10-bit options for more vibrant imagery capture. Users can now choose from five recording settings:
- Low — for talking heads, conference backups, security recording and more
- Medium — for more complex content
- High — for fast-moving, highly detailed content like sports.
These expanded recording options are unique for any H.264 recorder and answer AV professionals’ needs as requested by AJA Ki Pro GO customers.
New enhanced super out and front panel audio monitoring also display the remaining media percentage and audio meters for all four video channels for improved user monitoring. Ki Pro GO v2.0 further expands timecode choices by offering a new option for LTC on one analog audio input, enabling the second analog audio input channel to function as a mono input. Additionally, the firmware introduces new in-system media formatting, eliminating the need for a separate PC. Network file downloading allows for more streamlined ease of use in critical live production environments, giving the user the option to move recorded files to a central server on the LAN. Gang support has also been added so that users can connect multiple Ki Pro GO devices together via Ethernet, and control the entire group of devices using one unit via Ki Pro GO’s web-based UI or front panel button controls.