In response to user requests, AJA Video Systems has released Ki Pro Go v2.0 firmware for its portable multi-channel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25Mb/s, 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.
Ki Pro Go offers up to four channels of simultaneous HD or SD recording from HDMI or SDI sources direct to off-the-shelf USB drives. The new firmware also provides 4:2:2 color space and 10-bit options for capturing richer imagery. Ki Pro Go now offers five bit rate speeds — 5Mb/s (Low), 10Mb/s (Med-Low), 15 (Medium), 20 (Med-High) and 25 (High) — providing users with increased flexibility to choose their desired bit rate for production needs.
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 of the analog audio inputs, 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 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 easy-to-use Ethernet and control the entire group of devices using one unit via Ki Pro Go’s web-based UI or front-panel button controls.
Ki Pro Go v2.0 firmware is available now as a free download from the AJA website. Ki Pro Go is available through AJA’s reseller network for $3,995.