EBH Polska Takes AJA Ki Pro Mini Off-Roading for 'Mission: Afghanistan'

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Founded eight years ago, EBH Polska is a Warsaw-based post production and rental house known for its ongoing collaborations with Polish National TV, TVN, Polsat and CANAL+. The company has provided its services and equipment for several venerable Polish TV series, feature films and documentaries over the years. Recently, EBH employed two AJA Ki Pro Mini digital video recorders to help complete "Mission: Afghanistan," a 13-episode series about a Polish Military Mission in Afghanistan that began airing on CANAL+ late last year.

Produced by AKSON STUDIO and directed by Maciej Dejczer with cinematography by Jarek Szoda, the dynamic, action-packed series brought a production crew and EBH assistants into treacherous terrain far from Warsaw for an 80-day shoot. EBH Polska Co-Owner Maciej Ostoja Chyznski explained, "The idea was to leverage the more rugged topography of Poland to recreate an Afghan landscape for the show. Environmental conditions, however, proved to be the worst you could imagine - 80 days of dust, dust and more dust, in addition to extreme heat from blistering summer temperatures."

Aware of the conditions the team would face, early on EBH set out to find a lightweight Apple ProRes recorder that could survive the environmental challenges posed by the shoot. After several days of testing a variety of available options out on the market, the EBH team decided that Ki Pro Mini was the best recorder for the job.

"Ki Pro Mini won hands down in all of our tests. It proved durable and portable, and recorded the highest quality ProRes, plus it's easy to learn and use. We also performed worst-case-scenario testing and it passed with flying colors," shared EBH Co-Owner Filip Kovcin. "Having used a number of AJA solutions throughout the years, we also knew it would prove reliable for this sort of shoot and give our client the quality results they expected. Ki Pro Mini was a natural choice for the project." read more...

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