Post-production redefined...during production. Acquire Media Edit

Post-production redefined...during production. Acquire Media Edit
Ki Pro
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, could record the same format and resolution? Solution—the AJA Ki Pro
Family, consisting of the Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini.
The AJA Ki Pro is a tapeless video recording device that records high-quality
Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files onto computer-friendly Storage Module 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. Offering up/down/cross-conversion and a multitude of connections,
integration with your other production gear is seamless.
The AJA Ki Pro Mini is similar but offers portability as the primary role where size
matters and conversion and control option diversity aren’t needed.
All Ki Pros are 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 to control operations from a
laptop. The standard Ki Pro can even be controlled via Wireless 802.11g with an
iPhone or computer.
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 [(Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple
ProRes (Proxy) and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) supported]. Simply connect the
media to a host computer and begin editing. Unify cameras and formats
with one superior 10-bit full-raster codec—Apple ProRes 422. The standard
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, it can even help you extend their use since it also
up-converts SD camera signals to HD recordings.
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Ki Pro in the field
All Ki Pros are portable and rugged; designed for production environments.
Powered through an industry standard 4-pin XLR, you have flexible AC and
battery options.
The Ki Pro Mini is ultra-tiny, designed to fit battery accessory plates, hot-shoe
adapters and other camera add-ons. The standard Ki Pro offers an optional
exo-skeleton for use 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 SDI or HDMI to Ki Pro recorders.
Balanced audio connectors, LTC input/output, and even LANC, are provided.
On the standard Ki Pro add component analog and unbalanced audio
connections. 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. All Ki Pros support an Apple file-based workflow
by recording standard Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files on industry standard
media. On Ki Pro Mini, record to standard Compact Flash (CF) cards. On
standard Ki Pro, 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
available, the Storage Module has a standard DC power connector for a usersupplied AC power adapter.
Ki Pro Workflow
Ki Pro Family Features
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,J1SP End format chaos and embrace future workflows via powerful
hardware up/down/cross-conversion. Offers ultimate control flexibility with
Wireless/Ethernet and can be used like a VTR. Flexible storage options.
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support for SDI & HDMI cameras, and simple CF card storage. Smaller than
some battery packs, it mounts to virtually everything.
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Ki Pro is post-ready production.
Remove the Storage Module or ExpressCard 34
media from Ki Pro.
Connect this media to either your Apple
MacBook Pro or Apple Mac Pro. Import the
footage into Final Cut Pro. Edit. Simple.
FireWire 400
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To Camera
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Ethernet
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Lens Tap Loop
LTC
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FireWire 800
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Connection
to Mac
Left
Industry Standard
4-pin XLR
For Power
(use Battery Power
or supplied AC Adapter)
Unbalanced
Audio In
Balanced
Audio In
Right
WiFi Radio
ON/OFF
LED
Indicator
140 x 16 pixel
Alphanumeric
and Graphics Display
Storage Module
Release
Button
Storage Module
(slides into slot)
Expresscard 34 Slots (2)
x1 lane PCIe
VU
Meters
2-CH
Audio
Input
Level
Adjust
HDMI
In/Out
SDI
In/Out
Left
Component
In/Out
Composite
Out
Right
Balanced
Audio Out
Line Level
Switch
Transport and Menu Buttons
Unbalanced
Audio Out
Connector Side
Rear
Head
Phone
Volume
Power
ON/OFF
Operator Side
Unify Cameras and Formats… Simplify Production & Post
Prosumer
Connect prosumer HDV and AVCHD camcorders via HDMI to Ki Pro. Ki Pro
enables cost-effective cameras to produce professional quality recordings in
Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).
Professional
Connect Ki Pro to a wide variety of professional HD cameras via component
or HD-SDI. The Apple ProRes 422 recordings that Ki Pro produces rival the
native recordings of many HD cameras. Apple ProRes 422 recordings are full
raster video at 10-bit quality whereas typical camera recordings produce a
variety of compressions, horizontal resolutions, file types, and are often only
at 8-bit.
Broadcast
Use Ki Pro’s hardware-based conversion capabilities to unify the different
formats employed by broadcast quality cameras (1080 or 720) so that all of
your cameras can record in the same format and frame rate. You can even
extend the life of your professional SD cameras with Ki Pro’s upconversion
capability.
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Ki Pro
Ki Pro Mini is the smallest and simplest way of connecting production and
post, anywhere shooting takes you. With a miniature form factor that makes
for the smallest camera and recorder package available, Ki Pro Mini is powerful,
supporting all four types of Apple ProRes 422 (including HQ, LT and Proxy). The
newest member of the award winning Ki Pro family, Ki Pro Mini simplifies the
link between production and post by unobtrusively fitting in small spaces and
acquiring on the best codec for use with Apple Final Cut Studio, from any SDI
or HDMI camera, regardless of format. With its high quality digital connectivity,
you’ve got the perfect solution for portable on-set digital capture.
Lens to Post...in a Flash. The Highly Portable 10-bit 4:2:2 Flash Disk Recorder.
LCD Alphanumeric
and Graphics Display
Operator
Side
AJA’s Ki Pro Mini was designed as a miniature field recorder for creating “readyto-edit” professional digital video. Ki Pro Mini supports an Apple “file-based”
workflow by recording standard Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files on industry
standard Compact Flash (CP) media. When removed, Compact Flash cards
function as standard HFS drives when connected to a Mac computer via any
standard off the shelf Compact Flash reader.
Connector
Side
Transport
and
Menu Buttons
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Apple ProRes (LT)
Apple ProRes (Proxy)
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In
SDI
Out
HDMI
In
HDMI
Out
LTC
In
LANC
Loop
Ethernet
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RJ45
Power
ON/OFF
VU
Meters
2-CH
Compact Flash (CF)
Card slots
with Eject Buttons
for each
Industry Standard
4-pin XLR
For Power
(use Battery Power
or supplied AC Adapter)
Bottom
Top
Line Level
Switch
Right
Headphone Jack
Balanced
Audio In
Audio
Input
Level
Adjust
Left
CF Media
Status LEDs
Head
Phone
Volume
Ki Pro Mini Workflow
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Ki Pro Mini’s multi-purpose mechanical design and small form factor allow
flexibility in mounting to the camera or tripod using industry standard mounting
plates or shoe adapters. An optional Ki Pro Mini mounting plate offers a wide
variety of bolt patterns for mating either side of the unit with virtually any camera
accessory bracket.
Like AJA’s famous Ki Pro, KONA and Io HD desktop products, Ki Pro Mini offers
unparalleled I/O quality. Within its portable and rugged form factor, Ki Pro Mini
offers broadcast quality SD/HD digital I/O including SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI, two
channels of balanced analog audio (2 XLRs) with switch selectable line/mic levels,
and LTC timecode in/out.
Control options are flexible, with front panel and web browser interfaces
provided (Ethernet 10/100/1000 via an RJ45 connector).
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Ki Pro Mini is tiny and can be used almost
anywere onset with a camera. Use with optional
mounting plate to attach to hot shoes, battery
plates and more.
After recording clips, remove the CF Card from
Ki Pro Mini and you’re ready to begin editing. No
log and capture required.
Insert CF media into a 3rd-party reader and
attach to an Apple MacBook Pro or Apple Mac
Pro. Copy media to Mac and import footage into
Final Cut Pro. Edit. Simple.
Specifications Ki Pro
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Betacam 525J, RGB, YPbPr
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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
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24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz
HDMI embedded, 2 channel
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Input level: Line, Mic, Mic + phantom 48Vdc
2 channel unbalanced (2 RCA)
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HDMI embedded, 8 channel
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2 channel unbalanced (2 RCA)
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10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
802.11g Wireless
Embedded webserver for remote control
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2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons
Specifications Ki Pro Mini
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Input level: Line, Mic, Mic + phantom 48Vdc
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HDMI embedded, 8 channel
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LTC timecode input and output via BNC
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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
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IEEE-1394b, FireWire™ 800Mb/s connects to Mac Pro or
MacBook Pro (mount as harddrive)
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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
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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
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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.
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100-240 VAC (to supplied AC Adapter);
12Vdc to power connector input on side of chassis
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10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
Embedded webserver for remote control
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3-line character display with dedicated buttons
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LTC timecode input via BNC
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LANC Loop (2 LANC connectors)
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100-240 VAC (to supplied AC Adapter);
12Vdc to power connector input on bottom of chassis
Ki Pro Product includes:
tKi Pro Recorder
tKi Pro HDD Storage Module
tAC Adapter 110/220 with 4-pin XLR connector
Ki Pro Options
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both mount to a tripod and provide a mount for camera on top; this
combination allows convenient access to controls.
,J1SP44%4UPSBHF.PEVMF – although the Ki Pro comes standard with a
removable HDD Storage Module, an optional SSD Storage Module is also
available. The Ki Pro Solid State Storage Module (SSD) is recommended for
mobile environments where shock-proof sturdiness may be needed. The
Ki Pro SSD Storage Module offers the ultimate in media reliability.
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Storage Module
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removable HDD Storage Module standard, you can buy extras and simply
swap them as needed.
,J1SP3PE"DDFTTPSZ,JU – this kit adds endplates to the Exo-skeleton
so you can attach two user-supplied 15mm camera accessory rods.
The endplates have knobs for adjusting the height of the rod brackets
relative to the camera, as well as a set of knobs for securing the rods in the
brackets.
Rod Accessory kit
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to connect between the lens tap control connector on a lens and camera
body, thereby intercepting the lens control signals for use in simple start/
stop Ki Pro recording operations.
Rod Accessory kit installed on
Exo-skeleton
Ki Pro Mini Product includes:
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tAC Adapter 110/220 with 4-pin XLR connector
Ki Pro Mini Option
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– This option plate allows you to mount
Ki Pro Mini to 3rd-party devices. The plate can be attached to the Ki Pro
mini via 4 supplied screws; plates can be attached to either or both sides
of Ki Pro Mini. A large number of screw holes in the plate allows you to
mate Ki Pro Mini to 3rd-Party battery plates, hot-shoe adapters and other
mounting applications.
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Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface and conversion solutions, bringing high-quality, cost-effective digital video products to the professional
broadcast and post-production markets. AJA offers the Io and KONA desktop video products, Ki Pro family of recorders, miniature stand-alone converters, and a complete line
of rack mount interface and conversion cards and frames. With a headquarters and design center located in Grass Valley, California, AJA Video offers its products through an
extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at XXXBKBDPN
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