Pass GmbH Produces Virtual and Hybrid Events For Global Clients With AJA Gear

For the international proAV industry, adopting new remote workflow technologies that incorporate production-proven broadcast solutions has enabled live events to pivot to accessible virtual and hybrid formats. At the onset of the global pandemic, the veteran proAV specialists at Stuttgart’s Pass GmbH transitioned their core line of business to focus more heavily on hosting, live streaming and recording virtual events for clients. Whether streaming classical symphony performances for the Bach Akademie, Stuttgart, or hosting virtual conferences for Trelleborg, Computacenter, and other multinational corporations, Pass depends on a range of reliable AJA recording, streaming and I/O solutions to power remote event production.

Hosting virtual and hybrid events requires the development of fast and flexible workflows that are tailored to meet client demands, with zero margin of error for failure in rigorous live production environments. No matter the project demands, AJA’s versatile lineup of Ki Pro recorders allow Pass to capture high-resolution masters for archival and post-production purposes. During live events, a fleet of eight HD cameras feed into AJA’s Ki Pro Ultra 12G and Ki Pro GO recorders. Footage captured via Ki Pro Ultra Plus is recorded as Apple ProRes high-quality files onto reliable AJA Pak Media drives for later use in post-production. Simultaneously, H.264 HD files are recorded through Ki Pro GO directly onto affordable off-the-shelf USB drives, which can be handed off to clients or team members directly following events without requiring any copying, rendering or media transfer time.

During event live streams, Pass uses an AJA HELO to provide real-time, high-quality H.264 encoding and simultaneous streaming delivery of live feeds to a range of CDNs. Compact and portable, the HELO H.264 standalone streaming and recording device features flexible 3G-SDI and HDMI source inputs to adapt to varied workflow demands. For high-quality video capture from remote event participants, Pass relies upon AJA’s affordable U-TAP device to produce professional-grade video streams from a simple camera setup. U-TAP brings professional SDI or HDMI connectivity for high-quality live video input to virtually any laptop or workstation – via a plug-and-play USB 3.0 connection – and features a simple interface and instant compatibility with popular apps for streaming and chat.

Pass Managing Director and Co-Founder Martin Bernstein shared in closing, “No matter the production complexities or client demands, we can rest assured that AJA gear will get the job done. AJA solutions are user-friendly, simple to setup and configure, and are backed by industry-leading support to ensure that we’re producing the highest quality content for clients with reliability as a given.”

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About Ki Pro Ultra 12G

Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, featuring 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features. Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p recording and playback to and from Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR, with flexible connectivity options including 12G-SDI, HDMI v2.0 and optional Fiber input and outputs. Alternatively Ki Pro Ultra 12G provides up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p with independent ProRes profiles per channel.

About Ki Pro GO
Ki Pro GO is a portable multi-channel H.264 recorder offering up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD recording to off the shelf USB drives with redundant recording capabilities. Designed to be either portable or rack mountable with half rack wide, 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro GO is well suited for use in any environment.

About HELO
AJA’s HELO allows users to simultaneously stream video signals to Web Content Delivery Networks while encoding and recording H.264 files to SD cards, USB storage or network-based storage with the push of a button. Supporting a range of professional workflows, the H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device includes 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs and the power to handle up to 1080p recording formats among other features.

About U-TAP 
AJA U-TAP devices are 3G-SDI or HDMI USB 3.0 capture solutions that bring professional connectivity and high-quality video capture to laptops and workstations. A bus-powered device with the ability to simply and easily bring in video across 3G-SDI or HDMI for use within a wide range of software without any drivers to install, U-TAP is supported directly in macOS®, Windows® and Linux®. and

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional, broadcast and post-production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at

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