The Aja Ki Pro Recorder captures the widely-supported Apple ProRes 422 (HQ, LT, Proxy) codec, allowing for beautiful images with less compression and seamless transition into post production. Featuring the most common inputs, including SDI and HDMI, the Ki Pro allows for compatibility with all major prosumer and professional cameras, making it an ideal recorder to produce dailies and rushes. Its modular media storage drive allows recording of up to 3 hours of ProRes 422 HQ footage before having to swap media, making the Aja Ki Pro a very powerful and efficient digital recording option for productions of any kind.

Technical Specs

Video Formats

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25*, 29.97*
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

Supported Codecs

  • 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 (all simultaneously active)*

  • 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)

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

Physical

  • Width: 9.00” (22.86cm)
  • Depth: 6.12” (15.56cm) from front antenna cover to back of handles
  • Height: 3.25” (8.25cm)
  • Power: 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz (adapter), 12-18Vdc 4-pin XLR (chassis), 3.3A max, 30W typical
  • Weight: 3.7 lb. (1.67kg)

 

 

 

 

Our Kit

  • Aja Ki Pro Recorder 
  • AJA KiStor Storage Module (1x) 
  • AC Power
  • HD-SDI cables

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