From camera capture to editorial and monitoring, Ki Pro Quad unites the components of a 4K workflow in a compact, powerful and affordable package.
Ki Pro Quad Features:
4K/Quad HD/2K/HD Solid State Video Recorder
Supports 10-bit 4:4:4 and 10-bit 4:2:2
Debayer and ProRes encode to on-board SSD
Realtime pass-through of RAW data via Thunderbolt™
Uncompressed and debayered 4K monitoring output
Dedicated HD monitoring via SDI and HDMI
Record to edit-friendly 4K, 2K, or HD ProRes files on removable SSD media
Offload ProRes files to your non-linear edit system via AJA Thunderbolt™ SSD reader
Camera outputs 4K RAW over SDI
Ki Pro Quad accepts 4K RAW over SDI
Ki Pro Quad performs debayer processing of RAW
Debayered image is used for on-board compressed recordings to SSD media
Debayered image is used for 4K monitoring output
Debayered image is used for scaled/cropped HD monitoring via SDI and HDMI
RAW signal is passed from camera to Ki Pro Quad and out via Thunderbolt™ to computer/storage
Further manipulation of RAW is made possible via software tools
HD, 2K, and 4K compressed recordings made to SSD media may be used directly in popular non-linear editors
AJA Ki Pro models are tapeless video recording devices that record high-quality files onto computer-friendly media. With SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog inputs, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent, or connect seamlessly with your post production hardware. All Ki Pros are intuitive to operate, with familiar VTR-like buttons and intuitive interfaces.
Record 'Ready-To-Edit' Footage
Eliminating the cost and inconvenience of logging and capturing footage, Ki Pro models produce files that are ready to use right away in most popular NLEs. Designed to integrate with your system, whatever the workflow, Ki Pro models feature powerful connectivity and capture full quality footage to reliable storage media. When it's time to edit, just remove the media, connect to your computer, transfer the files, and the footage is ready to use straight away in your editing software, without the need for additional import or transcoding steps.
Because productions often have to use different formats this can lead to inefficiencies in the editing process when converting files to a working format. Connected to a camera or housed in a machine room, Ki Pro units unify source material to a single file format that can be used by most major editing systems without additional transcoding, streamlining the edit process and facilitating savings in time and resources.
Simple Controls and Setup
With simple controls and an intuitive operating system, all Ki Pro models are easy to incorporate in your existing setup without having to worry about the learning curve. Just like a traditional tape deck, each Ki Pro features straightforward dedicated Record, Play, Rewind and FastForward buttons - making the transition easy with minimal training time. The current status of the system and all configuration information is clearly displayed on the built-in screen. The embedded OS uses a fast, flat menu structure that allows full configuration to be done directly on the device with no need to connect to a laptop to access operational parameters.
Remote Configuration and Operation
On set or in a machine room, Ki Pro models are equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. On the set, Ki Pro requires minimal direct user interaction. Record start/stop operation can be triggered automatically by detecting information in the SDI signal or by using a separate LANC control on properly equipped cameras. In a networked environment, Ethernet connectivity of Ki Pro hardware allows control and configuration to be performed via standard web browser. Multiple Ki Pro units can all be controlled from a single interface for group operation.