Monday, January 31, 2011

New Hardware

AJA Ki Pro Mini Shipping
Last Friday at the San Francisco SuperMeet, an AJA representative said that the Ki Pro Mini would be shipping in a week. Today they've sent out a press release saying it's shipping now. Ki Pro Mini is the smaller, lighter version of its breakthrough portable tapeless recorder that captures to 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from the camera.

US MSRP for Ki Pro Mini is $1995.
AJA: Miniature 10-bit 4:2:2 file-based recorder mounts easily on digital cameras and accessories

JVC has announced the GY-HM750U, and update to the GY-HM700. This $7,450 pro camcorder is now equipped with a 68-pin chassis connector that allows various modules such the KA-AS790 ASI adapter to be attached without external cabling--ideal for live microwave broadcasts.

New features include:
  • Simultaneous recording on both SDHC cards for instant backup or client copy
  • 20 second Pre Rec (retro cache) function prevents "missed shots"
  • 720 x 480i (SD)
  • Recording: .AVI or .MOV SD format
  • ASI output with optional KA-AS790 module provides MPEG2 signal for microwave or long distance cable runs

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