Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a Multi-Channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to 4-
Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD
Apple ProRes® or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest
connectivity including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0, as well as large raster high
frame rate workflows, including 4K 60p.
Designed to be both portable with a built-in carry handle or rackmountable with
half rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra Plus suits a wide range of
production and post environments.
Multi-Channel HD Recording
Record 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channels of beautiful HD up to 1080p 50/60 in Apple ProRes
simultaneously with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
Simplify your multi-camera productions by running up to four cameras per Ki Pro
Ultra Plus and save power, space, time and effort on set,
in the studio and when setting up OB trucks.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows independent profile support per channel in Multi-
Channel mode; select high resolution Apple ProRes HQ for high quality finishing and
use a second input to record Apple ProRes (Proxy) for an efficient editing
Starting with input 1, add channels as needed in order when utilizing like
raster size and frame rate, and record your HD Apple ProRes files on the same AJA
Pak1000 media. Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows rollover to a second Pak1000 for hours
of uninterrupted multi-channel recording.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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 studo, essential for multi-channel
HDMI 2.0: Colorful Simplicity
Full HDMI 2.0 support on Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers deep color support all the
way up to 4:4:4 12-bit RGB, perfect for rich color capture from affordable HDMI
cameras and beautiful playback on the latest HDMI 2.0 displays.
A single cable can affordably transport both UltraHD or HD video and clean 24-bit
48hz 8-Channel audio to or from common HDMI 2.0 devices for a simple setup;
perfect for independent producers, editors, ProAV,
and anyone seeking to utilize the latest affordable capture and monitoring
4K, 12-bit Full Raster Workflows for Professionals
Next generation 4K/UltraHD 50/60p recording and playback are attainable all the
way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak1000 SSD media with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
4K/UltraHD is supported through 4x 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 or optional Fiber inputs
Ki Pro Ultra Plus not only supports true 4K at 4096 x 2160p for digital cinema
and high quality UltraHD for broadcast production, it also offers the color depth to
Any shoot or project benefits from the fabulously rich colors and smooth
gradations across the luminance and chroma range that 12-bit makes possible with
full 4:4:4 support including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ.
VFX work benefits from Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ 12-bit support on 4x 3G-SDI input to
captured Apple ProRes 444 files, resulting in clean green screen plates across the
4K/UltraHD/2K/HD raster landscape for easy and detailed postproduction manipulation.
With full HDMI 2.0, you can monitor
it all from 4:2:2 YCbCr to full 4:4:4 RG in 12-bit.
Big on quality - but not on file size.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus records 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD to six quality levels
ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. 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
Avid DNxHD MXF Recording
Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers native Avid MXF support for HD workflows. Record and
playback DNxHD files with an OP1a profile within an MXF container for DNxHD HQX
(220x), DNxHD SQ (145) and DNxHD LB (36) codecs.
This provides a native MXF workflow for Avid pipelines, free of transcoding.
- DNxHD HQX (220x)*
- DNxHD SQ (145)*
- DNxHD LB (36)**
- (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
- (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97
- (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
- (HD) 720p 50, 59.94
*Avid DNxHD only supported for 1080 and 720 resolutions
**Avid DNxHD 36 only supported for 1080p
2SI (Two Sample Interleave)
Ki Pro Ultra Plus supports both Square Division Quad Split format and Two
Sample Interleave giving a wide number of options to both record and playback 4K and
Set up is easy, with Ki Pro Ultra Plus sensing the format being delivered in its
“Follow Input” mode. Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus is fully compatible with your needs.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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 Plus' 4 x 3G-SDI
Reliable Storage Media
Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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
Pak1000 is the perfect companion for Ki Pro Ultra Plus offering 1TB of fast SSD
media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ and is required for Multi-Channel
HD capture. Pak512 and Pak256 media is ideal for lower frame rate projects.
The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Ultra Plus allow extremely fast media
changes and rollover recording even for multi-channel 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
High Quality LCD with Onscreen Intuitive UI
Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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 Plus offers control over
brightness of the display for flexible control to suit your working environment.
Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately
comfortable when working with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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 Plus operating system offers users a logical menu structure that
is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable
The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro Ultra Plus
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 Plus 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.