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posted by - Wednesday, 15 February 2012

AJA clearly loves its customers, because they just released a nice Valentine’s Day surprise update for the Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini. Software version 3.0 finally adds support for recording to ExpressCards on the Ki Pro, as well as camera metadata for both. The Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini can now read the metadata from the RED One and EPIC, including reel name, clip name and take information. On the Canon XF series and C300, you can now trigger recording on the Ki Pro (and Mini) via SDI commands, completely independent of your timecode settings. Our testing shows that this setting also works for the Sony PMW-F3, so you can now trigger recording directly from the camera without relying on timecode changes to do so.

Speaking of timecode, the Ki Pro Mini can now also read HDMI timecode from the Sony NEX-FS100 and other NEX series cameras. The announced support for DNxHD on the Ki Pro Mini was not included with this update, but nevertheless it is a great update for any Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini users.

You can view the full release notes for version 3.0 and download the new firmware (now unified, one file can update both units) directly from AJA.

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