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NiTRo taps on AJA’s Kumo 12G-SDI router for 8K post-production

NTV Technical Resources Inc (NiTRo), a major technical services provider to the Japanese broadcasting industry, has tapped on AJA Kumo 3232-12G for the device’s versatile signal control capabilities to route 8K or 4K SDI signals throughout the new video editing facility for 8K/UltraHD2 post-production.

The solution also allows the added benefit of 12G-SDI connectivity for simplified cabling and transport of high-bandwidth content.

In the new NiTRo Shibuya post-production facility, the high-density Kumo 3232-12G device is being used for routing and distributing 12G-SDI inputs to multiple destinations in the studio, with 32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs. Simple configuration for ganged dual- or quad-link grouping is enabling users to group multiple inputs and outputs to route 8K or 4K signals as needed. 

During post-production, all 8K sources are fed into Kumo 3232-12G, including 12G-SDI quad-link outputs from NLE and mastering applications and 12G-SDI quad-link I/O from an 8K Panasonic AJ-ZS0580 recorder and player. All colour grading and editing are viewed on HDR monitors, including Sony 4K and Sharp 8K displays.

Once grading is complete, content is transcoded and exported to P2 cards with Colorfront Transcoder and played back on the AJ-ZS0580 for final review, prior to delivery to the client.

As the demand for 8K production continues to grow in Japan, NiTRO seeks to provide new state-of-the-art production facility, along with support from AJA bespoke solutions.

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