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Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD Recorder/Player with 4K 60p Support by AJA

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Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD Recorder/Player with 4K 60p Support by AJA

Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD Recorder/Player with 4K 60p Support by AJA

  • $2995.00
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  • Brand
    AJA
  • SKU
    Ki Pro Ultra
  • Weight
    12.00 lbs
  • Warranty
    5 Years
  • Condition
    New
  • Status
    Discontinued
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Ki Pro Ultra records to five quality levels? of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as having the flexibility to record ...
  • Brand
    AJA
  • SKU
    Ki Pro Ultra
  • Weight
    12.00 lbs
  • Warranty
    5 Years
  • Condition
    New
  • Status
    Discontinued
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Ki Pro Ultra is a next generation file based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor; supports edit ready Apple ProRes files in a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, or Avid DNxHD files at HD resolutions. 

Ki Pro Ultra offers flexible input and output connectivity including 3G-SDI, HDMI and even fiber, for powerful and efficient large raster and high frame rate workflows. 

Designed to be both portable with a built-in carry handle or rackmountable with half rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra suits a wide range of production and post environments.

Features

ProRes® 422 and 444 Recording

Ki Pro Ultra records to five quality levels
 of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that's right for each individual production as well as having the flexibility to record directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.

Next generation UltraHD 60p and 4K 60p recording is attainable all the way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak1000 SSD media.

By utilizing Apple ProRes, your project will have the best image quailty available, with manageable and affordable file sizes.

Avid DNxHD Recording

Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware offers Avid DNxHD recording and playback of .mov files for Avid® HD workflows and more. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as recording directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.

  • DNxHD HQX (220x)
  • DNxHD SQ (145)
  • DNxHD LB (36)

Ki Protect

Ki Pro Ultra includes Ki Protect, a feature that helps to ensure data integrity if a media drive is accidentally removed or loses power during recording. The Ki Protect feature automatically pre-allocates recording space on the media drive for video, audio and timecode when the record button is pressed.

While recording, the file header is then continuously updated every time new data is written. That way, the only loss that should be incurred is the last few frames that were in transit to the media drive to be recorded when the operation was interrupted. Frames that are already recorded will be preserved and are recoverable, providing greater peace-of-mind on set and in the studio.

2SI (Two Sample Interleave)

Ki Pro Ultra supports both Square Division Quad Split format and Two Sample Interleave giving a wide number of options to both record and playback 4K and UltraHD.

Set up is easy, with Ki Pro Ultra sensing the format being delivered in its “Follow Input” mode. Ki Pro Ultra also allows you to select separate quad modes for both in and out, giving an additional conversion feature for when you need it.

16-Channel Audio Support

Ki Pro Ultra provides full 16-Channel audio support embedded over SDI or Fiber. Flexible routing options mean that 8-Channel only outputs like HDMI, Analog and Digital carry options for selecting the 8-Channel group required. Monitoring via the headphone jack on the front of the unit is split into easy 2-Channel groupings for on-set checks.

Closed Caption Support

If you need to record or playout video with Closed Captioning embedded, Ki Pro Ultra is fully compatible with your needs.

Ki Pro Ultra recognizes CEA-708 within incoming SDI Inputs and encodes the Closed Captioning to your Apple ProRes recorded file. Upon playback, you can utilize the Closed Captioning within a recorded file over Ki Pro Ultra's 4 x 3G-SDI outputs.

Reliable Storage Media

Ki Pro Ultra captures directly to rugged and reliable AJA Pak SSD media. Pak media is available in a variety of capacities to best suit the demands of your production. Pak1000 is the perfect companion for Ki Pro Ultra offering 1TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ. Ki Pro Ultra also offers compatibility with Pak512 and Pak256 media, ideal for lower frame rate projetcs.

The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Ultra allow extremely fast media changes and rollover recording, which allows a recording to start on one media module and seamlessly continue onto the second module once the first has reached capacity.

Pak media may also be used with the optional Pak Dock which features USB3 and Thunderbolt™ connectors for lightning-fast data transfers from and to your desktop or laptop. 

Pak-Adapt-eSATA

Ki Pro Ultra captures directly to rugged and reliable AJA Pak SSD media. Pak media is available in a variety of capacities to best suit the demands of your production. Pak1000 is the perfect companion for Ki Pro Ultra offering 1TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in Apple ProRes® HQ. Ki Pro Ultra also offers compatibility with Pak512 and Pak256 media, ideal for lower frame rate projects.

High Quality LCD with Onscreen Intuitive UI 

Ki Pro Ultra features a beautiful high resolution HD display for pristine monitoring of your material, and serves as your interface to Ki Pro's familiar and intuitive menu system. The detailed overlay UI includes onscreen keyboard functionality and a clear view of the powerful yet simple to operate UI, all pristinely presented on the 4.8” 720p LCD display.

The large LCD provides detailed playback and monitoring perfect for onset use, the O.B truck, helicopter or studio and it’s transparent menu overlays can be set at just the level the user prefers. Ki Pro Ultra offers control over brightness of the display for flexible control to suit your working environment. 

Familiar Controls

Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately comfortable when working with Ki Pro Ultra.

Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Ultra features straightforward and dedicated transport buttons - record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward - making the device easy to operate with minimal training time.

The current status of the system and key configuration information is clearly displayed on the beautiful built-in high resolution LCD screen. Additional operational information can be found in the STATUS menu which can be accessed even when recording or playing back.

The Ki Pro Ultra operating system offers users a logical menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language. 

Professional Connectivity

The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro Ultra offer next generation connectivity with 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI inputs and outputs, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN. 

4K and HD Monitoring

Ki Pro Ultra provides full resolution outputs for 4K, UltraHD and HD over 3G-SDI, FIber and HDMI, including the latest affordable UltraHD monitors using HDMI for on-set quality checks. An additional dedicated 2K and HD-SDI monitor output can be fed to any affordable and existing HD-SDI display.

Fiber Connectivity

Ki Pro Ultra’s fully integrated fiber inputs and outputs means Ki Pro Ultra can be integrated directly to a dedicated fiber network alongside many other fiber products. Fiber allows outgoing and incoming video signals to be transmited as far as 10km away. 

Optional Fiber SFP Modules supported​:

Dual LC 3G Fiber Tx SFP AJA – Part FIBERLC-2-TX Dual LC 3G Fiber Rx SFP AJA – Part FIBERLC-2-RX

CWDM Fiber Options

The optional fiber transmitters let you to choose from multiple wavelength CWDM SFPs, allowing advanced multiplexing of signals over a single fiber connection.

Possible CWDM options:

• Dual TX 1271/1291  • Dual TX 1311/1331
• Dual TX 1351/1371 • Dual TX 1391/1411
• Dual TX 1431/1451 • Dual TX 1471/1491
• Dual TX 1511/1531  • Dual TX 1591/1611
• Dual TX 1551/1571  

RS-422 Control

RS-422 control allows Ki Pro Ultra to integrate easily with supported editing systems and external controllers allowing it to fulfill several of the functions of a traditional VTR. Supported NLEs can even perform assemble edits directly to the Ki Pro Ultra. 

Remote Configuration and Operation

In a truck or a machine room, Ki Pro Ultra is equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. With a standard Ethernet LAN connection to a host computer and any web browser, all Ki Pro Ultra parameter settings, clip selection and transport controls can be controlled; no additional or special software installation is required on the host computer. Multiple Ki Pro Ultra units can even be controlled from a single web interface making Ki Pro Ultra an ideal solution for multi-camera recordings.

AJA Data Calc

Calculate your storage needs before digitizing even begins and keep your team on track. Gatekeeper certified for OS X.

Note: the AJA Data Rate Calculator is provided as part of the system installation for all KONA cards, Io Express, and the Io HD.

OPTIONS

Ki Pro Ultra lets you record edit-friendly 4K, Ultra HD, 2K, or HD Apple ProRes® files directly to removable AJA Pak SSD Media. Once removed from the Ki Pro Ultra, the Pak can be inserted in the AJA Pak Dock which connects directly to your computer via Thunderbolt™ or USB3, allowing you to rapidly transfer Apple ProRes® files that are ready for use immediately in your non-linear editing system.

AJA Pak Dock

External Pak Dock with Thunderbolt™ and USB3 connections for fast transfer of media to a host computer.

Pak Media

Ki Pro Ultra captures directly to rugged and reliable AJA Pak SSD media. Pak media is available in a variety of capacities to best suit the demands of your production. Pak1000 is the perfect companion for Ki Pro Ultra offering 1TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in Apple ProRes® HQ. Ki Pro Ultra also offers compatibility with Pak512 and Pak256 media, ideal for lower frame rate projects.

Pak-Adapt-eSATA

Pak-Adapt-eSATA is a Pak Media sized adaptor with an eSATA connector that allows you to attach a qualified RAID or single volume storage via an eSATA cable, so that it may be used as a recordable drive.

Pak-Adapt-eSATA can be utilized with Ki Pro Ultra. You can even connect two Pak-Adapt-eSATA to the Ki Pro Ultra for even more flexibility in the field.

eSATA connectivity provides the bandwidth needed for 4K 422 HQ at up to 30fps.

Pak-Adapt-CFast

Pak-Adapt-CFast allows you to use CFast media with Ki Pro Ultra. Simply insert the CFast card and once the green LED is lit, your media is mounted and can be formatted. You’re then able to record direct to your media. Pak-Adapt-CFast requires qualified media to ensure you get the best results. You can even mix and match AJA Pak media side by side with Pak-Adapt-CFast if needed. Although most types of CFast media will mount, only qualified media will provide proven performance.

KPU-Shelf

Ki Pro Ultra features a small footprint for desktop use or can be mounted side-by- side using the additional KPU-Shelf for rack mount applications.

Optional 2nd KPU-Power-Supply

Ki Pro Ultra offers dual power inputs which allows power redundancy support in the field. Simply connect two power supplies and should one source fail, the other automatically provides power.

Video Formats

  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97* 
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97*
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25**, 29.97**
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60

*NOTE: Only 4 x 1.5G-SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr, Square Division **NOTE: 25 and 29.97 requires Record Type>PsF selection

Codec Support

  • Apple ProRes 4444, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD up to 30 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Apple ProRes 422
  • Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)
  • Avid DNxHD HQX (220x)*
  • Avid DNxHD SQ (145)*
  • Avid DNxHD LB (36)**

*NOTE: Avid DNxHD only supported for 1080 and 720 resolutions

  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94

**NOTE: Avid DNxHD 36 only supported for 1080p

Removable Storage

  • 2 x slots, AJA Pak SSD media Pak256, Pak512, Pak1000*
  • Pak-Adapt-eSATA**, Pak-Adapt-CFast**

*NOTE: 4K/UltraHD 50, 59.94, 60 ProRes 422 (HQ) recording requires genuine AJA Pak1000 media **NOTE: Only with AJA qualified media

Video Input Digital

  • 4x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit (12-bit input supported)
  • 4x Fiber LC*,  3G-SDI, SMPTE-297, 10-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (4 x BNC or Fiber LC*)
  • DualLink 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (2 x BNC or Fiber LC*)
  • SingleLink 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (1 x BNC or Fiber LC*)

*NOTE:Optional SFP Modules

Video Output Digital

  • 4 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit
  • 4x Fiber LC* 3G-SDI, SMPTE-297, 10-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (4 x BNC or Fiber LC*) 
  • DualLink 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (2 x BNC or Fiber LC*)
  • SingleLink 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC or Fiber LC*)

*NOTE:Optional SFP Modules

Audio Input Digital

  • 16-Channel, 24-bit SDI/Fiber embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, AES/EBU via (1/2 x DB-25 TASCAM pinout)

Audio Input Analog

  • 8-Channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate (1 x DB-25 TASCAM Pinout)
  • +24 dBu full scale digital
  • +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response

Audio Output Digital

  • 16-Channel, 24-bit SDI/Fiber embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, AES/EBU via (1/2 x DB-25 TASCAM pinout)

Audio Output Analog

  • Stereo unbalanced headphone jack (1 x 3.5mm jack) with volume control
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate (1 x DB-25 TASCAM pinout)
  • 2-Channel unbalanced 2 x RCA connectors

Timecode

  • SDI RP188/SMPTE 12M via SDI BNC
  • LTC input (1 x BNC)
  • LTC output (1 x BNC)

Reference Input

Reference Loop (2 x BNC)

Network Interface

  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Embedded web server for remote control via REST
  • Video Confidence Monitor via Web Interface
  • Clip upload/download via Web Interface in DATA-LAN mode
  • Configuration and Transport Control via WEB Interface

RS-422

1 x DE-9 female connector, SONY 9-pin serial protocol

User Interface

  • Rotary selector knob
  • Dedicated, backlit transport controls and menu buttons
  • Large 1280 x 720 TFT LCD display with Video Monitor and Menu/Status Overlays

Closed Captioning Support

CEA-708, CEA-608

File System Support

HFS+, exFAT

Size (w x d x h)

8.64" x 9.34" x 3.31" (219.46mm x 237.24mm x 84.08mm)

Weight

5.6 lbs (2.6 kg)

Power

  • Dual, redundant, 5.4A max, 35W-60W typical-65W Max
  • 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (adapter)
  • 12-18Vdc 4-pin XLR (chassis)

Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
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