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Effective October 1, 2010: Avid Media Composer Upgrade Price Increase

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

September 2, 2010

The upgrade price of Avid Media Composer 5 Software from pre-4.0 Media Composer will increase effective October 2, 1010. Here is the following price increase schedule:

Upgrade 4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) includes Production Suite-Shipped Box

Currently $695.00

Upgrade Pre 4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) includes Production Suite-Shipped Box

NEW Price Effective October 1, 2010 $895.00

Upgrade 4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) Download No Production Suite Included

Currently $495.00

Upgrade Pre-4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) Download No Production Suite Included

NEW Price Effective October 1, 2010 $795.00

For more information please contact Key Code Media sales at: 818-303-3900 or email: sales@keycodemedia.com

AJA Releases New Technology at IBC

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

New IBC AJA announcements

AJA connects across the Board!  Smaller, Faster, Better and Cheaper!

AJA announced today 3 new key products;  Ki Pro Mini, KONA 3G and Hi5-3D.

Ki Pro Mini is the smallest and simplest way of connecting production and post, anywhere shooting takes you.
With a miniature form factor that makes for the smallest camera and recorder package available, Ki Pro Mini is powerful, supporting all four types of Apple ProRes 422 (including HQ, LT and Proxy).  The newest member of the award winning Ki Pro family, Ki Pro Mini simpli”es the link between production and post by unobtrusively fitting in small spaces and acquiring on the best codec for use with Apple Final Cut Studio, Adobe CS 5 and more from any SDI or HDMI camera, along with ability to use on Avid Media Composer 5.x via the Avid AMA technology.
With its high quality digital connectivity, you’ve got the perfect solution for portable on-set digital capture regardless of format.  With its high quality digital connectivity, you’ve got the perfect solution for portable on-set digital capture. Ki Pro Mini records to a small CF Card.

As a comparison,Cinedeck has a view finder and records Cineform, DPX and DNxHD while including a view finder.  This package from Cinedeck runs at $10,000.  AJA is pushing the affordability number down and offering lower cost storage using Flash drives.  Ki Pro Mini goes for an unbelievable entry price of $1,995 with the following options available: Ki Pro exoskeleten for $595 with assorted end plates adding up to another $400.  Still great price.

KONA 3G features 10-bit Uncompressed video I/O, the newest HDMI 1.4a support for 3D work#ows, 16- channel SDI embedded audio I/O, and up to 16- channel AES digital audio I/O.  This standard effec tively doubles the data rate of HDSDI allowing for the transmission of 1080p at 50 or 60 fps over a single coaxial cable rather than t wo. PCIe 2.0 suppor t allows all your data to move around with the extended bandwidth it needs for Progressive Frame work#ows and multi-layer effects work.

This puts the Kona 3G into the Steroscopic workflow world by Through SDI, you can output Discrete  Left and Right Eye feeds with a simple Stereo button choice in the AJA Control Panel.  In addition, all the muxed feeds for SDI stereo monitoring are accessible through tight integration with CineForm’s stereo codecs in Apple FCP and Adobe CS5 timelines for Side by Side, Top Bottom and so much more.  Through HDMI 1.4a, you can utilize more affordable 3D monitors for Side by Side, Top Bottom and Frame Packed needs.
KONA 3G and for a price of $1,995, offers you Stereo Simplicity at unheard of values.

The Hi5-3D is a 3D video multiplexer Mini-Converter that combines two 3G-SDI or HDSDI Inputs into various multiplexed 3D formats for output on true stereoscopic (“stereo”) HDMI 1.4a as well as HD-SDI.
The Hi5-3D is the most flexible 3D Mini- Converter in the market with full access to Horizontal and Vertical (H&V) image flipping, an absolute must for the reality of 3D camera setups.  All outputs are live simultaneously and  configuration is a dream with both dip-switch and remote USB configuration control.

Call us at 818-303-3900 to schedule your demo today.

Key Code Media is a valued and authorized partner of AJA and will be ordering stock.