AJA Introduces UHD Transport Encoder Bridge Live

It also debuts the OG-DANTE-12GAM 12G-SDI to DANTE 64-channel audio embedder/disembedder; the OG-ROI-SDI openGear scan converter; and Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.0 firmware.

AJA’s latest developments include Bridge Live, designed to securely and reliably transport UHD or multi-channel HD video with a range of codec choices and secure transport protocols over public internet. This is a $15k turnkey 1RU solution featuring metadata support to “simplify” the transport of video between uncompressed baseband SDI to/from a wide range of streaming and contribution codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2 and JPEG 2000) in real time.

The plug-and-play solution supports a flexible array of containers and protocols, including SRT, RTMP/S, RTP, UDP, and MPEG-TS, and extends to Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) ladder profiles and hand off for OTT packaging. Combining AJA’s production I/O technology with Comprimato’s encoding/decoding/transcoding software, it provides “high-quality, cost-effective video processing.”

It features four 12G-SDI connections that are also backwards compatible to 6G, 3G, and 1.5G SDI. AJA also offers a perpetual license for encoding/decoding JPEG 2000 VSF TR-01.

Also new from AJA: OG-DANTE-12GAM is a high density, openGear-compatible solution for bridging 12G/6G/3G SDI sources with embedded audio to and from the Dante IP audio ecosystem with 64-channels of simultaneous bridging. It provides a high-density infrastructure solution bridging Dante to SDI and back, ideal for large venue production environments such as stadiums, theaters, concerts, stage rentals, houses of worship, and universities. OG-DANTE-12GAM features industry-wide compatibility with openGear frames, allowing for up to 640 channels of SDI/Dante audio bridging within a single 2RU frame housing 10 cards.

OG-ROI-SDI is an openGear scan converter of 3G-SDI input, and Region of Interest selection to 3G-SDI and HDMI mirrored outputs. It features extensive audio functionality, incredible image scaling, aspect and frame rate conversion, and image rotation including frame sync functionality.

Available as a free download, Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.0 firmware brings several new improvements to the AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder/player or four-channel HD recorder. It introduces features that streamline high raster workflows with varied video input sources, including new input frame sync for genlock-free recording, and 8K link VPID to power 8K/UltraHD2 workflows when four Ki Pro Ultra 12G devices are used in tandem in 12G- or 6G-SDI mode.

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