AJA HELO H.264 Streamer & Recorder

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AJA HELO H.264 Streamer & Recorder
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AJA HELO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Portable and Ready-to-Use
  • 3Encode
  • 4Stream
  • 5Record
  • 6Mass Media
  • 7Built-In Webserver
  • 8Multiple Choices

The HELO H.264 Streamer & Recorder from AJA is a stand-alone appliance which brings both SDI and HDMI input/output into a single appliance with the ability to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as encode and record H.264 files to SD cards, USB storage, or network-based storage simultaneously.

Portable and Ready-to-Use

  • With a small and robust form factor, HELO Recorder can be used in live events, webcasts, production and locations
  • Designed for continuous use to deliver with full connectivity
  • Offers both HD-SDI and HDMI source inputs in a single device with the ability to encode up to 1080p 60 in H.264
  • Streams out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) and records to SD card, USB storage, or network-based storage simultaneously

Encode

  • Encodes to H.264/MPEG-4 ensuring bandwidth efficiencies with widely compatible files from tablets to smartphones, desktops to smart TVs
  • 2-channel stereo audio can be encoded at up to 24-bit 48 kHz at data rates ranging from 32 KB/s to 256 KB/s in MPEG-4-LC, allowing you to make an appropriate choice for your project's needs

Stream

  • USB connection and robust web-browser based UI allows you to setup and configure your CDN connection
  • The stream button delivers your project across the recorder’s Ethernet connection, which allows support for RTP/RTSP, RTMP as well as Unicast

Record

  • Offers a dedicated record button right on the front of the recorder’s small and mobile interface for immediate recording
  • You can simply plug in your NTFS 3.1 or FAT 32 formatted USB drive, SD card, or connected network storage and start recording immediately

Mass Media

  • H.264-based encoding not only ensures efficiently sized files, it also means you have multiple recording medium options
  • Utilizes USB thumb sticks, drives and RAIDs, common SD or SDHC media or network sharing across a switch

Built-In Webserver

  • AJA eMini-Setup and recorder’s easy-to-use web-browser interface make it simple to setup, configure, and update firmware
  • You can connect to the recorder either via its direct USB port to set static/dynamic IP addresses through AJA eMini-Setup software or over the network using the web server generated UI

Multiple Choices

  • For Ki Pro or CION Users, the HELO Recorder expands your HD pipeline with up to 1080p60 support
  • You can connect via 3G-SDI or HDMI and record H.264 proxy files for fast onsite portable editing on a laptop and stream your live capture or playback as needed
UPC: 892448000717

AJA HELO Specs

Video Formats2K: 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
HD: 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
HD: 1080i 25, 29.97, 30 HD: 720p 50, 59.94, 60
SD: 525i, 625i
(2K inputs are center cut to 1080p and are only supported on SDI input)
Video Codec SupportH.264/MPEG-4 Encoder
Video Parameters100 KB/s to 20 MB/s (TBD) streamed output
100 KB/s to 20 MB/s (TBD) recorded output
Up to 1080p60
Supports Baseline, Main and High
2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0 and 4.1 level support
Video Input Digital1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bit
Single Link 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr
Video Output Digital1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit
Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr
Audio Encoding32 KB/s to 256 KB/s
32, 44.1 and 48 kHz 2-channel stereo
MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Audio Input Digital2-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
2-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Audio Input Analog2-channel, Analog (Line Level, Unbalanced stereo 1 x 3.5 mm TRS connector)
Audio Output Digital2-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
2-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Audio Output Analog2-channel, Analog (Line Level, Unbalanced stereo 1 x 3.5 mm TRS connector)
ProtocolsRTMP, RTSP/RTP, Unicast and Multi Unicast (3 to 10 Clients)
Storage1 x USB 2.0 slot, (Can be NTFS 3.1 or FAT32)
1 x SD Card slot, SD and SDHC cards (NTFS 3.1)
Mounted Network Share
User InterfaceStream Button
Record Button
Web UI
Simple Web Configuration via AJA eMini-Setup (OS X and PC)
Power100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Universal Input, +5-20 VDC 13 W Maximum
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude: <10,000' (3,000 m)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Dimensions7.0 x 4.7 x 1.0" (18 x 14 x 26 cm)
Weight0.8 lb (0.4 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 6.4 x 5.15"
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Everything works great outside of the HDMI output. Turned it on in the settings but not seeing anything when plugged into a monitor. Any ideas?
Asked by: Nathaniel
Apparently there are HDMI timing issues that are making some monitors unable to display the HELO HDMI output.AJA has a 2.0 firmware coming out very soon. Please register your HELO on the AJA website and they will notify you as soon as the 2.0 firmware is released. &lt;a href= https://www.aja.com/support/register target= _blank &gt;https://www.aja.com/support/register&lt;/a&gt;
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can i use Helo with Wirecast Pro?
Asked by: Rafael
We believe so. Please see here for Wirecast compatibility. http://bit.ly/2gFjZTv. We are not sure of this application because Wirecast already does what Helo can do. In order that we may better assist you, please write us with further detail. [email protected]
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

To what social streaming avenues can this stream? ...

To what social streaming avenues can this stream? (ie. Facebook, Ustream, Twitter, Periscope, Youtube Live?)
Asked by: Ivan
Any platform that uses RTMP protocol will be accessible to this device.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-11-24

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Does it do Closed Captioning?
Asked by: Bob J.
I emailed AJA's tech support on this one. From their response: Yes, the HELO will strip off the closed captioning. I ran your original question by the Product Management teamand will be sure to pass along the information . . .
Answered by: Scott S.
Date published: 2020-03-22

question

Does this unit still have a 60 minute record limit (for a single clip) as it did when it was a new release?
Asked by: Richard
That is our understanding. It should not be an issue. It does not stop recording; it just starts a new file.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does it support simulstream ....can it stream to custom rtmp server, facebook live &amp; youtube simultaneously?
Asked by: Arun S.
This product is able to stream and record at the same time. It is not able to send out a signal to two different CDNs. For that you would want to look at the Matrox Monarch HDX, B&amp;H # MAMONHDX. This is a Dual-Channel H.264 Video Encoder that can stream out to two different locations.https://bhpho.to/2gMPIWu
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Any updates on the the shipping date? I was told it would be out by early June. Are there any reasons for the long delay?
Asked by: Joey D.
Unfortunately the release date for any new products is always subject to change. At the time of this posting we are expecting the AJA Helo to be released sometime in the fall. We are not aware of any specific reason why it has not yet been released.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Does the pass through video signal have audio from the 3.5mm jack embedded in it or does the audio only pass through as well?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to AJA: Helo allows the user to select the audio source independently of the video source. Choices for audio in Helo are: SDI (the audio embedded on the SDI video input), HDMI (the audio embedded on the HDMI input), Analog (the audio connected to the 3.5 mm audio input connection)
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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