AJA HELO Recorder and Streaming Appliance


Auto Recover Stream, Start Streaming on Boot & Encryption Support. 3G-SDI & HDMI. Record & Stream up to 1080p60. AJA HELO is enterprise class, industrial strength streaming.

Did you know you can remotely control HELO with a Skaarhoj controller like Quick Bar?

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Auto Recover Stream, Start Streaming on Boot & Encryption Support. 3G-SDI & HDMI. Record & Stream up to 1080p60. AJA HELO is enterprise class, industrial strength streaming.

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Latest Case Study:
TC Live Bets Big on HELO to Deliver Real Time Casino Lottery Streams

“TC Live employs a total of 16 HELOs, with four HELOS running concurrently for 24 hours a day for 3 days at a time, which are then rotated out for the next 3 days with the next set of four, ensuring continual 24/7 uptime. Three of the four units at any given time receive signals from cameras connected to three lotto machine feeds and the fourth receives a separate camera feed featuring a host reporting the numbers. Each stream combines the feeds into one window, offering multiple views of the lottery machine action. TC Live initially chose HELO to be able to adjust the bitrate for different video resolutions when streaming to other countries, and to also improve the quality of each live stream.”

Full Press Release

AJA Releases HELO v4.2 Firmware

Introducing HELO v4.2, a free firmware update that extends recording times and includes several key bug fixes. HELO users can now continuously record up to 12 hours with the standalone H.264 capture, streaming and delivery device.

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HELO Key Features

  • Portable, stand-alone 3G-SDI and HDMI source inputs
  • Encode up to 1080p 60 in H.264/MPEG-4
  • 2-Channel stereo audio encoded up to 24-bit 48kHz
  • Data rates from 32kbps to 256kbps in MPEG-4
  • Record to SD, SDHC or SDXC cards, USB storage, NFS, CIFS, or SMB
  • USB Slot and SD card slot
  • Video input and output 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bit, Single Link 4:2:2, 4:4:4, BNC and HDMI
  • Support for RTP/RTSP, RTMP, RTMPs, HLS, and Unicast
  • AV Mute with user graphics upload support for pre-live feeds
  • Error logging for quick analysis of streaming issues
  • Web based GUI preview window

Conveniently Connected

AJA HELO is an H.264 streaming and recording stand-alone appliance. It brings both SDI and HDMI I/O into a single appliance with the ability to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as encode and record beautiful H.264 files to either SD, SDHC or SDXC cards, USB storage or NIFS or CIFS mounted network based storage simultaneously.

Portable and Packed to go

HELO’s small and robust form factor is essential for your busy schedule. Live events, webcasts, production and post locations vary and you need a device that can take the heat. HELO is designed to travel well, fit wherever needed and continuously deliver; all with full size connectivity.

HELO offers both 3G-SDI and HDMI source inputs in a single device with the ability to encode up to 1080p 60 in beautiful and efficient H.264.

Stream out to your CDN and record to SD, SDHC or SDXC cards, USB storage or NFS or CIFS mounted network based shares simultaneously.


Your goal is efficiency with beautiful results.

Encode to H.264/MPEG-4 ensuring bandwidth efficiencies with widely compatible files. From tablets to smartphones, desktops to Smart TVs, no translation necessary.

2-Channel stereo audio can be encoded at up to 24-bit 48kHz at data rates ranging from 32kbps to 256kps in MPEG-4 AAC-LC, allowing you to make the most appropriate choice for your project’s needs


Streaming can be complex. HELO makes it simple.

A USB connection and robust web browser based UI allows you to setup and configure your CDN connection before you even arrive at your event. Once there, simply press the Stream button and deliver your project across HELO’s Ethernet connection, which allows support for RTP/RTSP, RTMP as well as Unicast.


Live means Now. Live means Pressure.

HELO offers a dedicated Record button right on the front of HELO’s small and mobile interface for immediate recording. It also provides simultaneous recording while streaming and redundant recording of one file to two media destinations simultaneously. This enables you to hand a client a copy of the event right after recording ends, while maintaining a master in house.

Mass Media

Cost effective media choices.

HELO’s H.264 based encoding not only ensures beautiful, efficiently sized files, it means your recording medium choices are wide open. Utilise USB thumb sticks, drives and RAIDs, common SD, SDHC or SDXC media or network shares across a switch. Pick to suit your project.

Calendar Integration

HELO opens up a world of new streaming workflows for AV, live events, houses of worship, webcasting, corporate communications, production and post. HELO offers a scheduler that triggers pre-planned start and stop of recording and streaming media simplifying projects that require definitive schedules. The schedule may be programmed locally through HELO’s web UI, by importing ICS files or by linking to external calendar providers such as Google Calendar.

Web Server Built-In

You serve the web. HELO serves you.

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

It’s a fast world. Capture it.

1080p60 is the de-facto standard today for delivery of sports, live events, crystal clear video conferencing, webinars and games capture. Simply connect any video device to HELO via 3G-SDI or HDMI and record H.264 files and stream as needed. HELO is the perfect compliment to any professional workflow, easily connecting to a range of HD capable devices.


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