A revolution. From production to post.
AJA Ki Pro models are file-based recording and playback devices that create high-quality files on computer-friendly media. With extensive video and audio connectivity, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent and connect seamlessly with your post production hardware. All Ki Pros are intuitive to operate, with familiar VTR-like buttons and a clear, easy-to-understand user interface.
Four models of Ki Pro are available. Whether you need on-set capture and playback, 4K recording and monitoring or simply an alternative to traditional tape-based devices, AJA offers a Ki Pro that best suits your workflow requirements.
Ki Pro combines the power of a file-based recorder with the familiar controls of a tape deck in a portable format that you can carry with you, anywhere.
The Original ProRes Recorder
Ki Pro established a new paradigm for tapeless recorders by being the first to offer support for creating Apple ProRes 422 files, which revolutionized how footage could be moved efficiently from production to editorial. Editors are able to work with footage immediately without the need for special file importers or transcoding steps. The workflow is simple: record with the Ki Pro, remove the KiStor Storage Module from the Ki Pro and connect the KiStor Storage Module to the edit system via built-in connectivity.
Ki Pro® Mini
Compact, lightweight and designed to fast track your footage from camera to editorial. Ki Pro Mini mounts easily to any SDI/HDMI camera and records 'ready-to-edit' files in Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats.
Compact, lightweight and designed to fast track your footage from camera to editorial.
Ki Pro Mini speeds your footage from camera to editorial, connecting to virtually any SD or HD camera and capturing files in Apple ProRes 422 and Avid DNxHD formats at your choice of quality level, direct to removable CompactFlash media.
Lightweight and rugged, Ki Pro Mini is designed for a life in the field. The Mini Mounting Plate attaches to the sides of the Ki Pro Mini and provides almost endless mounting possibilities when used in combination with battery plates, hot shoe mounts, articulated arms and more.
Ki Pro Mini works equally well whether your gear uses SDI or HDMI or a combination of both. The SDI and HDMI outputs are always both active, making the Ki Pro Mini not just a recorder but a useful converter as well. Two XLR analog audio inputs allow on set analog audio to be recorded directly into the ProRes or DNxHD files, meaning less work in the edit to synchronize audio and video from separate sources.
Ki Pro Mini vastly extends on set capabilities for smaller productions and fast-moving shoots. For rapid playback, recorded shots can be viewed immediately without the need for separate video assist equipment. If you’re using a mobile editing system, footage from Ki Pro Mini can be edited while you’re still on the set, letting you make sure you have the right shots before moving on.
Once connected to a camera, Ki Pro Mini requires minimal direct user interaction. With direct support for Canon, Sony and RED camera data, record start/stop, timecode and clip naming (if available) can be read from the SDI signal. On properly equipped cameras, LANC control can be used for start/stop detection as well. Ethernet connectivity of Ki Pro Mini allows control and configuration to be performed via web browser at distances up to 100 feet.
Ki Pro® Quad
Ki Pro Quad enable a manageable 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD workflow with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of RAW data in a compact, solid state recording and playback package that easily mounts directly on a variety of cameras.
The ideal solution for any project from HD to 4K
Ki Pro Quad enables breakthrough 4K/UHD/2K/HD workflows with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of Raw data in a compact, file-based recording and playback device that easily mounts directly on a variety of cameras. For the first time, a true real time lens-to-post workflow exists for 4K projects on the same device you can use for HD projects today.
Ki Pro Quad serves as a central gathering point for the main needs of 4K production; bring camera signals into Ki Pro Quad and then simultaneously create efficient, edit-friendly 4K Apple ProRes files with pristine image quality, output to 4K and HD monitors at the same time and record Raw data directly to a Thunderbolt-enabled computer/storage system.
Real time scaling from 4K/UHD to 2K/HD allows you to shoot 4K but record 2K or HD and monitor 4K/UHD to HD displays.
Ki Pro Quad eases the transition to 4K. Work on HD and 2K resolution projects now with full 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 quality and switch Ki Pro Quad to record 4K any time the need arises. Ki Pro Quad is a single device that covers your needs today and into the future.
Ki Pro® Rack
The power of Ki Pro in a 1RU format, the perfect fit for broadcasters transitioning away from tape.
For video facilities transitioning from tape to file-based workflows for recording and playback, Ki Pro Rack offers high-quality, ‘ready-to-edit’ file capture, designed to get material from source to editorial as quickly as possible.
With a wealth of professional connections, Ki Pro Rack will fit right into your existing cabling and routing system without the requirement for special converters. Ki Pro Rack records Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files at your choice of quality level direct to removable hard disk or SSD KiStor Storage Modules, eliminating the need for time-consuming logging and capturing.
Like Ki Pro, Ki Pro Rack features AJA’s industry leading conversion technology, enabling you to perform broadcast-quality up/down/cross conversion during recording or playback without the need for additional conversion hardware.
Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately at home with Ki Pro Rack’s tactile controls, while the flat onscreen menu structure ensures quick setup and a rapid learning curve. The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Rack allow extremely fast media changes - you can switch drives and start recording straight away, without having to swap out the drive modules.
Ki Pro Rack’s network connectivity opens up new methods for integrating into your facility. Mounted KiStor drives can be accessed via the remote web interface built into Ki Pro Rack from a web browser on any computer on the network. This allows files to be transferred to and from Ki Pro Rack without having to remove the storage media.
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