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AJA Ki Pro Ultra Multi-Channel HD Recorder and Player

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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, Avid DNxHR® MXF for 4K/UltraHD or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player. Ki Pro Ultra Plus supports the latest large raster high frame rate workflows, up to 4K 60p with HDR playout and recording.

3G-SDI, fiber and full HDMI 2.0 digital video connectivity plus a wealth of analog and digital audio connectivity answers any project’s demand for efficient, powerful and flexible workflows.

Designed to be either portable or rackmountable with half rack wide, 2RU high dimensions, it’s well suited for use in any environment.

KI PRO ULTRA PLUS & MULTI CHANNEL RECORDING

Learn how you can record and play back a single channel of 4K, HFR 4K, or record up to four channels of 1080 HD video from one intuitive box using AJA’s portable Ki Pro Ultra Plus.

Explore the device’s broad feature set – from HDMI 2.0 connectivity with HDR playback to a dedicated web UI for remote control, the Ki Protect feature to ensure data integrity, a three-year warranty, dedicated support and so much more.

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 pipeline.

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 Pak media*. Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows rollover to a second Pak for hours of uninterrupted multi-channel recording.

*Pak 2000 and Pak 1000 modules with an -R0 module designation and all Pak Media modules with -R1 designations supported for multi-channel recording.

EDIT READY, INDEPENDENT PRORES FILES

Multi-Channel recording with Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides individual, discrete recordings for each input that are timecode accurate and ready to be imported directly into a multi-channel editing sequence. No additional conversion or software is required, just drag and drop the files directly from the Pak Media into your edit. The clip naming convention is yours to customize to suit your needs, but each multi-channel file is always appended with .1, .2, .3 or .4, making it very easy to track assets in post.

New Multi-Channel independent file naming support with firmware v4.0 also allows an independent additional name to be added to each recorded file for further identifying specific information for the project's needs.

CONTINUOUS RECORD AND ROLLOVER, EVEN IN MULTI-CHANNEL MODE     

Losing one or even several feeds during a multi-channel shoot can cause major sync issues during the editing process that can be lengthy to resolve, if they can be resolved at all. But Ki Pro Ultra Plus is designed so that as soon as a loss in signal is detected on any of the inputs, a color bars frame with the legend “Loss Of Signal” is recorded until the input is restored or the shoot ends. In this way, all multi-channel clips have the same timecode duration and will align perfectly within any NLE. The editor then just simply cuts away from any recording that lost signal, without any heavy lifting to insert frames, or adjust audio to compensate. This function works with each input to Ki Pro Ultra Plus and will even function in Rollover mode, meaning that a loss of signal that spans separate media will pose no issues in editing, the time code of each file recorded being equal.

 

New Forced Rollover support allows users to force a rollover recording to the second Pak port at any point, allowing quick extraction of the first Pak drive for fast transfer to editing environments, playout servers and more, while recording continues.

KI PROTECT

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 studio, essential for multi-channel recording.

KI PRO GO AND KI PRO ULTRA PLUS: CONVENIENT CODEC COMBINATIONS

For the ultimate in Professional Multi-Channel Recording, combine your Ki Pro Ultra Plus with your new Ki Pro GO and capture multiple streams of Apple ProRes and H.264 in any combination that suits your needs, in only 2RU of rack space.

Ki Pro GO and Ki Pro Ultra Plus offer 1/2 rack width and 2RU height for convenient pairings in fly packs, equipment racks, OB trucks and facility environments.

HDMI 2.0: ONE CABLE, MULTIPLE FORMATS

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 48 Hz 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 tools.

HDR

HDR or High Dynamic Range,  provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.

Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides this support for your 4K/UltraHD/HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays, in free v2.0 firmware, by generating HDR metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0a/CTA-861.3.  Ki Pro Ultra Plus also provides support for Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)  HDR displays over HDMI.

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 Pak Media with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.

4K/UltraHD is supported through 4x 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 or optional fiber inputs and outputs.

 

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 match.

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 up to 2K 50/60p.

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 RGB in 12-bit.

PRORES® 422 AND 444 RECORDING

Big on quality - but not on file size.

Ki Pro Ultra Plus records 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD to six quality levels
 of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ with support up to 2K 50/60p. 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 Pak 1000, or AJA Pak 512 and Pak 256 SSD media.

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

AVID DNXHR RECORDING

New Ki Pro Ultra v3.0 firmware  allows users to record 4K and UltraHD rasters with Avid codecs within a native .MXF wrapper, supporting Avid editors and native .MXF workflows with more flexible options.

Ki Pro Ultra Plus v3.0 offers Avid DNxHR codecs in an .MXF wrapper for the following formats:

  • DNxHR HQX
  • DNxHR SQ
  • DNxHR LB
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97