AJA premieres PAK Dock Pro, its new compact media reader

AJA premieres PAK Dock Pro, its new compact media reader

AJA has aired its new compact media reader with USB-C connectivity, PAK Dock Pro. The company has also announced upgrades for its FS-HDR Real-Time HDR/WCG Converter & Frame Sync.

PAK Dock Pro streamlines the transfer of Apple ProRes and Avid DNx files from AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G digital video recorders to desktop and laptop computers on macOS and Windows operating systems. This new device needs no external power supply and supports the latest USB connectivity, including USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard via the USB-C connection. PAK Dock Pro is compatible with all AJA PAK drives including the PAK 2000, PAK 1000, PAK 512 and PAK 256, and PAK drives used in legacy Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Quad products.

“Speed and efficiency are mission critical in modern content production, and we strive to deliver these features for every product we bring to market. AJA PAK Dock Pro integrates the latest USB-C connectivity to ensure lightning fast results and broad compatibility when transferring media, whatever the use case,” shared Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

A v4.1 upgrade for its HDR/WCG converter and frame synchronizer

The company has also announced the release of an upgrade for its HDR/WCG converter and frame synchronizer. FS-HDR v4.1 features increased frame buffer depth from 6 to 20 frames, updated v1.5 BBC HLG LUTs, new NBCU LUTs, expanded Closed Captioning support, and a new ability to pass-through or translate critical ancillary data – even while performing a conversion.

“As HDR production and delivery workflows continue to evolve, AJA is at the forefront of pioneering new tools like this latest FS-HDR v4.1 update that help professionals achieve the most vivid and color accurate HDR and WCG content,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

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