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At the October 28, 2009 meeting...
A Taste of Tapeless Technology
AJA KiPro and Apple Pro Res

Gary Adcock, Digerati and principal at Studio 37 and Jay Ignaszewski, Northeast Region Territory Manager for AJA, joined us for a presentation and discussion on the technology behind the AJA KiPro.

Gary Adcock is the principal at Studio 37, an HD and Film Consultancy in based in Chicago, IL. Known for his presentations at numerous events worldwide, evangelizing for High Definition and tapeless production technologies, as the Keynote speaker at GIO's HDTV initiative in Taipei, Taiwan (Aug. 2006), at Sony's Playstation 3 Launch in Madrid, Spain (Mar. 2007) and discussing HD and Post Production workflows at the 2007 Arab Media Conference in Dubai. A tech writer and reviewer for Macworld Publications as well as a speaker at the National Association of Broadcasters for the last 8 years, including serving as Technical Chair and Advisor for Digital Facilities and HD Solutions at NAB's Post Production World Conferences and Gary currently serves as Tech Chair for NAB's Director of Photography Conference.

The KiPro is a tapeless recording device that creates professional quality recordings in full-raster 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

Mr. Adcock's and Mr. Ignaszewski's presentation included an overview of the internal hardware-based conversion capabilities of the KiPro which allow it to function in 1080i, 720P, or SD environments, utilize industry standard removable storage media and integrate with live or post production environments and the Apple Final Cut Studio workflow.


Posted: 5 August 2010
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
blamm@cync.com