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AJA ships HDR Image Analyzer developed with Colorfont

AJA is now shipping HDR Image Analyzer, a realtime HDR monitoring and analysis solution developed in partnership with Colorfront. HDR Image Analyzer features waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT production, post, QC and mastering.

Combining AJA’s video I/O with HDR analysis tools from Colorfront in a compact 1RU chassis, the HDR Image Analyzer features a toolset for monitoring and analyzing HDR formats, including Perceptual Quantizer (PQ) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for 4K/UltraHD workflows. The HDR Image Analyzer takes in up to 4K sources across 4x 3G-SDI inputs and loops the video out, allowing analysis at any point in the production workflow.

Additional feature highlights include:
– Support for display referred SDR (Rec.709), HDR ST 2084/PQ and HLG analysis
– Support for scene referred ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red and Sony camera color spaces
– Display and color processing look up table (LUT) support
– Automatic color space conversion based on the award winning Colorfront Engine
– CIE graph, vectorscope, waveform and histogram support– Nit levels and phase metering
– False color mode to easily spot out-of-gamut/out-of-brightness pixels
– Advanced out-of-gamut and out-of-brightness detection with error intolerance
– Data analyzer with pixel picker
– Line mode to focus a region of interest onto a single horizontal or vertical line
– File-based error logging with timecode
– Reference still store
– UltraHD UI for native-resolution picture display
– Up to 4K/UltraHD 60p over 4x 3G-SDI inputs, with loop out
– SDI auto signal detection
– Loop through output to broadcast monitors
– Three-year warranty

The HDR Image Analyzer is the second technology collaboration between AJA and Colorfront, following the integration of Colorfront Engine into AJA’s FS-HDR realtime HDR/WCG converter. Colorfront has exclusively licensed its Colorfront HDR Image Analyzer software to AJA for the HDR Image Analyzer.

The HDR Image Analyzer is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $15,995.

Dave Sampson upped to AJA’s director of global sales

Dave Sampson has been promoted to director of global sales at AJA. Sampson has been with AJA for almost five years. In his new role as director of global sales, Sampson will oversee all global sales functions across the company.

He started at AJA as OEM sales manager in 2011, and most recently served with the company as senior partnership manager. Under his direction, AJA’s developer partner business has grown by 950 percent in just four years. He has also designed and implemented successful new sales processes and procedures to achieve ambitious company-wide sales goals.

Sampson has over 20 years of sales experience in pro digital content creation software and hardware catering to both corporate and enterprise level customers. Sampson joined AJA from Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment division where he spent over 15 years in various sales management positions.

“When we hired Dave, we knew we were getting someone with incredible industry experience and depth, but he has continued to exceed expectations year over year with the skills that he’s brought. His efforts have resulted in immense and continued growth in our developer partner business, “ says Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems.