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BCS Price: $3,545.00
Item #:EQ517088N
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Equipment Description:
BSTOCK AJA KiPro Recorder with a 250GB drive

Model Description:
AJA KiPro Tapeless Video Recorder

Model Details

AJA Ki Pro Tapeless Video Recorder

Post-production redefined...during production.

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.

A revolution in production and post
Eliminate the cost and inconvenience of logging and capturing footage. Ki Pro produces Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files that are ready for immediate use within Final Cut Studio. Simply connect the media to a host computer and begin editing. Unify SD, 720 and 1080 cameras and formats with one superior 10-bit full-raster codec-Apple ProRes 422. Ki Pro features cross-conversion so you can have a 720p camera produce a 1080i recording to match your other camera... or vice versa. And if you've got high-quality SD cameras, Ki Pro can even help you extend their use since it also up-converts SD camera signals to HD recordings.
No more digitizing
No more worrying about which camera to use
High-quality ready-to-edit video
Ki Pro in the field
Ki Pro is portable and rugged; designed for a variety of production environments. Powered through an industry standard 4-pin XLR, you have flexible AC and battery options. An optional exo-skeleton can be used with your camera and tripod-complete with sliding baseplate and slots for 15mm rods.

Ki Pro connects
Capture the full quality of your camera by tapping the direct uncompressed camera outputs. Connect any digital camera or VTR via component analog, SDI or HDMI to Ki Pro. Balanced and unbalanced audio connectors, LTC input/output, and even LANC, are provided. By bypassing tape or recordable media compression, Ki pro maintains the best possible image quality your camera produces.

Ki Pro and Final Cut Studio
From acquisition to delivery, use the codec at the core of Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of applications. Ki Pro supports an Apple file-based workflow by recording standard Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files on industry standard media. Record to removable 34mm ExpressCards, or a removable HDD Storage Module containing a hard disk drive (standard) or an optional SSD Storage Module with a solid state disk. When removed, the Storage Module functions as a standard bus-powered FireWire 800 drive. If bus power is not avaialble, the Storage Module has a standard DC power connector for a usersupplied AC power adapter.


  • 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

  • Specifications:

    Video Input
    SD and HD-SDI (1xBNC), SMPTE-259/292/296

    SD/HD Component (3xBNCS):
    SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line,
    Betacam 525J, RGB, YPbPr
    12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling

    Video Output (all simultaneously active)
    SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296 (1xBNC)

    Composite (1xBNC):
    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 WiFi
    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 harddrive)

    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 horiztonally 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.

    Additional Detailed Information:

    AJA Video Ki Pro Storage Modules

    • AJA-KISTOR250: 250GB 7200 rpm Storage Module, FW800 cable
    • AJA-KISTOR500: 500GB 7200 rpm Storage Module, FW800 cable
    • AJA-KISSD128: 128GB Solid State Storage Module, FW800 cable
    • AJA-KISSD256: 256GB Solid State Storage Module, FW800 cable

    One AJA-KISTOR250 is included with the AJA-KIPRO.

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