AJA Europe's Matthew Causon is your guide as he talks you through a couple of the newish products the company had on its stand. First is The Helo, an H.264 recording and encoding device that can take a signal in from a camera, and record it and output it as an H.264 stream at the same time. And what makes that an interesting proposition is that it can do it at different bitrates: so you can have both your optimised output for live streaming and your high-quality master for later post or archiving. Bitrates vary from 32kbps to 256kps.
Then there's the U-Tap. Simply put this provides USB 3.0 powered SDI and HDMI capture and, as Causon says: "It means you're able to get a professional video signal into a computer situation without having to go through too much heavy video technology."
See it below.