AJA Ki Pro HD Video Recorder, 250GB Capacity - without Drive

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About AJA Ki Pro HD Video Recorder

Everyone from broadcasters to indie filmmakers can probably agree on one thing: the possible choices for image acquisition are daunting. Different cameras, different formats, different recording media and different compression schemes. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to simplify acquisition so that virtually any camera, digital or analog, could record the same format and resolution? Enter the AJA Ki Pro.

The AJA Ki Pro is a tapeless video recording device that records high-quality Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files onto computer-friendly media. Because it features SD/HD-SDI, HDMI and analog inputs, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent. Enjoy monitoring flexibility through Ki Pro's numerous simultaneous outputs, connecting to both professional and consumer monitors.

Ki Pro is portable and rugged; designed for real production environments. With the optional exo-skeleton it can sit below your camera-out of the way of your battery adapters, wireless mics and other accessories. Integration with your other production gear is seamless. Ki Pro is intuitive to operate. Alongside the camera, the familiar VTR-like buttons provide immediate controls for basic operation. From a distance, use a web browser via Ethernet or WiFi to control operations from a laptop or iPhone.

AJA Ki Pro HD Video Recorder Features

  • Simultaneously record to host camera and Ki Pro
  • Bridge proprietary compression schemes by recording to Apple ProRes 422
  • Bridge media complexity by recording to portable file-based storage
  • Bridge format chaos via hardware up/down/cross-conversion
  • Extend client review capabilities
  • Bridge production and post-production, effectively eliminating log and capture
  • Extend productive life of existing cameras
  • Embrace future workflows with powerful conversion capabilities
  • End format chaos and embrace future workflows via powerful hardware up/down/cross-conversion. Offers ultimate control flexibility with Wireless/Ethernet and can be used like a VTR. Flexible storage options

AJA Ki Pro HD Video Recorder Specifications

Video Input
SD and HD-SDI (1xBNC), SMPTE-259/292/296 HDMI
SD/HD Component (3xBNCS):
SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB, YPbPr 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
Video Output
SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296 (1xBNC) HDMI
Composite (1xBNC): NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL; 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
SD/HD Component (3xBNCs): SD: SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB; 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling HD: YPbPr, RGB; 12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling
Audio Input
24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz; HDMI embedded, 2 channel
24-bit A/D, 2 channel balanced (2 XLR), 48kHz
Input level: Line, Mic, Mic + phantom 48Vdc
2 channel unbalanced (2 RCA)
Audio Output
24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz
HDMI embedded, 8 channel
24-bit D/A, 2 channel balanced XLR, 48kHz
2 channel unbalanced (2 RCA)
10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
802.11g Wireless
Embedded webserver for remote control
Panel User Interface
2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons
LTC timecode input and output via BNC
LANC Loop (2 LANC connectors)
Lens Tap: connects to optional AJA Lens Tap intercept cable placed between camera body and lens for start/stop control
IEEE-1394a/FireWire 400 for control and timecode data
Machine Control
RS-422, 9-pin - for future use
IEEE-1394b, FireWire 800Mb/s connects to Mac Pro or MacBook Pro (mount as hard drive)
Hardware up-conversion - 10-bit
Anamorphic: full-screen
Pillar box 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
Zoom Letterbox: image zoomed to fill screen
Zoom Wide: combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
Hardware down-conversion - 10-bit
Anamorphic: full-screen
Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
Hardware cross-conversion - 10-bit
1080i to 720P
720P to 1080i
720P to 1080PsF
SD to SD aspect ratio conversion
Letterbox: transforms SD anamorphic to a letterboxed image.
H Crop: produces a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame.
SD Pillarbox: produces image in screen center with black borders on left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center.
V Crop; transforms SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image.
100-240 VAC (to supplied AC Adapter); 12Vdc to power connector input on side of chassis

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