AJA Video Systems have announced the upcoming version 2.0 firmware for its Ki Pro portable digital video recording device.

Ki Pro version 2.0 will include:

* Support for 8-channel embedded audio
* Support for gang recording with multiple Ki Pro units via the web
interface
* RS-422 device control

The AJA Ki Pro is a portable, rugged tapeless video recording device that records high-quality Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files onto computer-friendly media. Because it features SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog inputs, users can interface with virtually any type of camera or video source they may own or rent. Ki Pro's numerous simultaneous outputs enable flexible monitoring, connecting to both professional and consumer monitors.

Intuitive to operate, Ki Pro's familiar VTR-like buttons provide immediate controls for basic operation. From a distance, users can control Ki Pro with a laptop or iPhone web browser via ethernet or wireless connection. And now, through its own Avid Media Access Architecture (AMA), Avid enables users to connect the AJA Ki Pro to Mac-based Media Composer and Symphony systems to instantly view, edit and play back ProRes QuickTime files with access to all clip metadata.