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AJA Video Systems Ki Pro Portable Digital File Recorder Base Unit (Used)

Portable file based HD/SD recorder and player
Part No: KI-PRO-ND-R0

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.

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AJA Video Systems

Product Description

Details

Ki Pro captures Apple ProRes 422 files direct to removable storage media, ready for immediately in most NLE software. AJA Ki Pro models are tapeless video recording devices that record high-quality files onto computer-friendly media. With SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog inputs, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent, or connect seamlessly with your post production hardware. All Ki Pros are intuitive to operate, with familiar VTR-like buttons and intuitive interfaces.  

Ki Pro models are available in four formats to suit your workflow requirements, from onset capture and playback, full 4K recording and monitoring through to replacing traditional tape units within a broadcast environment

Base Unit Only - KiStor Drive not included

Features

The original ProRes recorder

Ki Pro established a new paradigm in tapeless recording. Revolutionizing how footage tracks from production to editorial, Ki Pro captures Apple ProRes 422 files direct from the source, which can then be used in most editing systems without the need for additional import or transcoding steps. Just remove the Storage Module from the Ki Pro, connect direct to the editing computer and once the files are transferred they are immediately ready for use in the NLE software

 

Unify formats – speed workflows

Offering AJA's high-quality up/down/cross conversion and a multitude of connections, integration with your other production gear is seamless. Ki Pro let's you effortlessly bridge formats and sources within your workflow, ingesting footage to a common format and outputting to numerous simultaneous monitor outputs. Connected to a camera or used as an on set VTR, Ki Pro units unify source material to a single file format that can be used by most major editing systems without additional transcoding, streamlining the edit process and facilitating savings in time and resources

 

RS-422 Control

Ki Pro's RS-422 control allows it to be easily integrated with editing systems, external controllers and even other tape decks, allowing it to fulfill the functions of a traditional VTR. Systems can perform assemble edits direct to the Ki Pro's Storage Module, often faster than rendering to ProRes files within an editing system. Ki Pro's RS-422 connection can also be used to directly capture tape-based media into Ki Pro as ProRes footage ready for editing or archiving

 

10-bit, full raster recording

Big on quality - but not on file size. Recording 10-bit, full raster files, Ki Pro Mini gives you high quality images that easily stand up to post processing requirements - and client scrutiny. Compared to 8-bit recording devices, 10-bit 4:2:2 recording provides greater dynamic range, giving a superior representation of the original scene and allowing for more flexibility in post production when adjusting color and balance. By utilizing efficient ProRes codecs, file sizes are kept in check so you won't need to blow your production budget on extra storage

 

Connectivity

Ki Pro's extensive connectivity ensures it can interface with virtually any gear you might have in your production workflow. The packed rear connections include SDI, HDMI, component analog, balanced and unbalanced audio connectors, LTC input/output, and even LANC

 

Reliable storage media

Ki Pro capture 10-bit footage direct to reliable AJA Storage Modules, available in spinning disk or SSD variants that connect directly to your editing system via a built-in FireWire 800 connection. Backed by a 1-year warranty, AJA Storage Modules are engineered with reinforced connections and thoroughly tested, ready for intensive use. Record times are longer than standard tapes as well, minimizing the number of media changes needed

 

Remote configuration and operation

On set or in a machine room, Ki Pro models are equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. On the set, Ki Pro requires minimal direct user interaction. Record start/stop operation can be triggered automatically by detecting information in the SDI signal or by using a separate LANC control on properly equipped cameras. In a networked environment, Ethernet connectivity of Ki Pro hardware allows control and configuration to be performed via standard web browser. Multiple Ki Pro units can all be controlled from a single interface for group operation

 

Familiar controls and setup

Just like a traditional tape deck, each Ki Pro features straightforward dedicated Record, Play, Rewind and FastForward buttons - making the transition easy with minimal training time. The current status of the system and all configuration information is clearly displayed on the built-in screen. The embedded OS uses a fast, flat menu structure that allows full configuration to be done directly on the device with no need to connect to a laptop to access operational parameters

 

Ethernet file transfer

Because of its network connectivity, media can be copied to and from Ki Pro over the Ethernet connection. This allows for fast file transfers without the need to physically remove the media from the Ki Pro, which can be especially useful in larger facilities and can cut down on machine room traffic by eliminating the number of people that have to be in the machine room.

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Video Formats

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 (Note: 720p 23.98 (24), 720p 25 and 720p 29.97 require a valid camera source and the use of the Record Type>VFR selection)
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25*, 29.97* (Note: 25 and 29.97 require a valid camera source and the use of the Record Type>PsF selection)
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97


Codec Support

  • Apple ProRes 422
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)


Removable Storage

  • AJA Ki Stor modules – 1 slot
  • ExpressCard/34 – 2 slots (Only Slot 1 active, See www.aja.com for supported media)


Video Input Digital

  • SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 10-bit
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.1


Video Input Analog

  • SD/HD Component (3 x BNC)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
  • 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
  • +/- .25 dB to 5.5 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .25 dB to 2.5 MHz C Frequency Response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <2 ns Y/C delay inequity


Video Output Digital

  • SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 10-bit
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.1 (Note: HDMI requires 1080i, 720p or 1080p to be active; HDMI does not provide support for PsF)


Video Output Analog (all simultaneously active)

  • Composite (1 x BNC)
  • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
  • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.0 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .2 dB to 1 MHz C Frequency Response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <1% Diff Phase
  • <1% Diff Gain (Note: Composite output requires that the Component Analog output be set to SD; composite output does not support HD)
  • Component (3 x BNC)
  • HD: YPbPr, RGB
  • SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
  • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.5 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .2 dB to 2.5 MHz C Frequency Response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <1 ns Y/C delay inequity


Audio Input Digital

  • 8-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 2-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous


Audio Input Analog

  • 2-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (2 x XLR)
  • Input level: Line, Mic, Mic+phantom 48Vdc
  • +24dbu Full Scale Digital
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response
  • 2-channel unbalanced (2 x RCA)


Audio Output Digital

  • 8-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous


Audio Output Analog

  • 2-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (2 x XLR)
  • +24dbu Full Scale Digital (0dbFS)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response
  • 2-channel unbalanced (2 x RCA)
  • Stereo unbalanced headphone (1 x ¼” mini jack)


Up-Conversion

  • Hardware 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: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
  • Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change


Down-Conversion

  • Hardware 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


Cross-Conversion

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • 1080i to 720P
  • 720P to 1080i


Timecode

  • SDI RP188 via SDI BNC
  • LTC input (1 x BNC)
  • LTC output (1x BNC) (Note: active during playback not during record or EE)


Network Interface

  • 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • 802.11g Wireless
  • Embedded web server for remote control


Computer Interface

  • IEEE1394b/FireWire800


User Interface

  • 2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons


Control

  • LANC Loop (2 LANC Connectors) (Note: requires a LANC enabled camera)
  • Lens Tap (Note: Not activated)
  • IEEE-1394a/FireWire400 for control and timecode data

 

Power

  • 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz (adapter), 12-18Vdc 4-pin XLR (chassis), 3.3A max, 30W typical


Options

  • Exo-Skeleton
  • Ki Pro Rod Accessory Kit
  • KiStor Dock


Dimensions and Weight

  • W x D x H: 22.86cm (W) 15.56cm (D) 8.25cm (H)
  • Weight: 3.7 lb. (1.67kg)

 

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