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Installation and Operation
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Trademarks
AJA®, KONA®, Ki Pro®, KUMO® and XENA® are registered trademarks of AJA Video, Inc.
Ki Pro Mini™, Io Express™, Io HD™ ,Io™ and “Work. Flow.” are trademarks of AJA Video, Inc.
Apple, the Apple logo, AppleShare, AppleTalk, FireWire, iPod, iPod Touch, Mac, and
Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Final Cut Pro, QuickTime and
the QuickTime Logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective holders.
Notice
Copyright © 2011 AJA Video, Inc. All rights reserved. All information in this manual is subject
to change without notice. No part of the document may be reproduced or transmitted in
any form, or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording,
without the express written permission of AJA Inc.
Contacting Support
To contact AJA Video for sales or support, use any of the following methods:
Telephone: 800.251.4224 or 530.274.2048
Fax: 530.274.9442
Web: http://www.aja.com
Support Email: support@aja.com
Sales Email: sales@aja.com
Limited Warranty
AJA Video warrants that the product, will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of three years from the date of purchase. If a product proves to
be defective during this warranty period, AJA Video, at its option, will either repair the
defective product without charge for parts and labor, or will provide a replacement in
exchange for the defective product.
To obtain service under this warranty, the Customer must notify AJA Video of the defect
before expiration of the warranty period and make suitable arrangements for the
performance of service by contacting AJA Video support through the channels set forth on
the support contacts web page at http://www.aja.com/support/index.php. Except as stated,
the Customer shall bear all shipping, packing, insurance and other costs, excluding parts
and labor, to effectuate repair. Customer shall pack and ship the defective product to a
service center designated by AJA Video, with shipping charges prepaid. AJA Video shall pay
to return the product to Customer but only if to a location within the country in which the
AJA Video service center is located.
This warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure or damage caused by negligent,
inadequate or improper use, handling or maintenance. Without limiting the foregoing, AJA
Video shall not be obligated to furnish service under this warranty or repair any damage or
malfunction a) resulting from attempts by personnel other than AJA Video representatives
to install, repair or service the product, b) resulting from improper use or connection to
incompatible equipment, c) caused by the use of non-AJA Video parts or supplies, d) if the
product has been modified or integrated with other products when the effect of such a
modification or integration increases the time or difficulty of servicing the product, or (e)
resulting from being dropped or otherwise subjected to undue force, exposure to moisture
or other corrosive or conductive substances, exposure to strong magnetic fields, use with
improperly regulated power supplies, exposure to electric shock, use in temperatures
outside the specified operating range, or otherwise failing to treat the product in
accordance with the standard of care appropriate to sensitive and delicate electronic
equipment.
EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, AJA VIDEO AND ITS VENDORS DISCLAIM IN THEIR ENTIRETY ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AJA VIDEO'S
RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE TIMELY REPORTED DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS IS THE
WHOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY CUSTOMER IS PROVIDED.
Ki Pro Mini Installation and Operation Manual — Limited Warranty
THE PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED, STATED, OR WARRANTED TO OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED OR
ERROR-FREE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED
TO BE USED AS THE SOLE OR PRIMARY DATA SOURCE OR TARGET FOR CRITICAL DATA, AND THAT
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO IMPLEMENT REDUNDANT CAPTURE AND BACKUP SYSTEMS AS
APPROPRIATE.
Limitation of
Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AJA VIDEO BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY LOST,
CORRUPTED OR DESTROYED DATA, FOOTAGE OR WORK, OR FOR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM, IN CONNECTION
WITH THE PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT, SOFTWARE OR
HARDWARE FAILURE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF AJA VIDEO HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. AJA VIDEO'S LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH
THIS PRODUCT SHALL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT.
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Ki Pro Installation and Operation Manual — Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Contacting Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Limitation of Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . 2
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Apple ProRes 422 Advantages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
What’s In The Box? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
CF Card Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Ki Pro Mini Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Mounting Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Stand and Adapter Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
In This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2: Getting Started and Installation
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operator Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Displays and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connector Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
LTC Timecode Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SDI Input and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Analog 2 Channel Balanced Audio Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
LANC Loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Power Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Formatting Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using Ki Pro Mini Media in Final Cut Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Desktop Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Camera Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Applying Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using DC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Remote Network Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Network Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
TCP/IP Information You’ll Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Networking via DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Networking Ki Pro Mini using a Static IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Networking Ki Pro Mini using the Factory Default IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Test Ki Pro Mini’s Network Connection with “Ping” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Mac Ping Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Controlling Ki Pro Mini from a web-browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Chapter 3: Front Panel Operation
TRANSPORT Mode (default) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Recording a Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Recording Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Playing Back a Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Deleting Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
STATUS menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Record Mode (TRANSPORT ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Alarm Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
MEDIA menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Media Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
14.1 ENCODE TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
15.1 PLAY MEDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
15.2 LOOP PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
16.1 FORMAT MEDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
16.2 DELETE CLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
17.0 REEL NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
17.2 CLIP NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Clip Naming—Two Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
17.3 CLIP NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
17.4 CLIP APPEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
17.5 ALPHA APPEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
17.8 TAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Custom Clip Naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
19.1 CUSTOM CLIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
19.2 CUSTOM NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
19.3 CUSTOM CLIP TAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
19.4 CUSTOM TAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
22.1 GANG CLIP NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
CONFIG menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
CONFIG Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
1.1 RECORD TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1.3 1080p PLAYBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
2.1 VIDEO INPUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
2.2 AUDIO INPUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
2.3 AUDIO CHANNELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4.1 ANALOG AUDIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
6.1 GENLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
8.0 TC IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8.1 TC VALUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8.2 TC TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8.3 ARM RECORDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
41.1 VIDEO SG FRMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
41.2 VIDEO SG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
41.3 AUDIO SG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
50.1 IP CONFIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
50.2 IP ADDRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
50.3 SUBNET MASK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
50.4 STATIC GATEWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
50.5 SYSTEM NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
50.6 MAC ADDRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
55.4 DATE SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
55.6 TIME SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
70.2 DISPLAY INTENSITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
70.3 FAN SPEED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
80.1 SERIAL NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
80.2 SW VERSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
99.0 FACTORY RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Ki Pro Installation and Operation Manual — Table of Contents
Chapter 4: Browser Remote Control
Remote Control Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Web Browser via Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
General Screen Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Controlling Multiple Ki Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Gang Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Example: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
How to Use Gang Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Resetting Values To Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Config Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Media Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Transport Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Network Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Clips Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Update Firmware Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . 55
Preparing to Update Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Upload and Install the Software on your Ki Pro Mini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Appendix A: Specifications
Appendix B: Safety and Compliance
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Chapter 1: Introduction
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Overview
Ki Pro Mini is an all new way of connecting production and post using the same
codec you edit with—Apple ProRes 422—for acquisition. Ki Pro Mini offers a
miniature form factor that makes for the smallest camera and 10-bit recorder
package available. The smallest member of the Ki Pro family, Ki Pro Mini is still
powerful, supporting all four types of Apple ProRes 422 (including HQ, LT and Proxy).
Ki Pro Mini simplifies the link between production and post by 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 portable
digital onset capture solution.
AJA’s Ki Pro Mini was designed as a miniature field recorder for creating “ready-toedit” 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 (CF) 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.
Ki Pro Mini's light weight and small form factor allow it to be attached to cameras and
production equipment in a wide variety of ways. Users can mount it to wireless
microphone plates, battery adapter plates or hot shoe adapters via 3rd-party
accessories.
Internally, Ki Pro Mini natively supports the Apple ProRes 422 codecs in hardware,
allowing realtime capture directly to Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files. In fact, while
the camera is recording to its own tape or file-based memory, Ki Pro Mini can
simultaneously capture the media as ProRes so it’s instantly ready to edit when the
removable Compact Flash cards are connected to a Mac. With this kind of flexibility,
you can save time, steps, and get your project done quicker and with the highest
quality.
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Like AJA’s famous 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 input.
Control options are flexible, with simple interfaces available from either the front
panel, or Ethernet 10/100/1000 connection is possible via an RJ45 connector,
allowing remote control and configuration from a Mac or PC web browser.
This manual covers the installation and operation of Ki Pro Mini and its optional
accessories.
Features
Ki Pro Mini offers a large number of unique features for optimum quality, ease of
use, and support for a wide variety of workflows and environments. Ki Pro Mini
provides flexible standard or high definition recording, for versatile operation in a
mixed SD/HD environment, with a very small form factor and readily available
storage.
Hardware
• Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple
ProRes 422 (Proxy)—SD, HD 720/1080, full-raster 10 bit 4:2:2, realtime,
implemented in hardware
• HD/SD SDI I/O (2 BNC)
• HDMI I/O (2 HDMI)
• 2 channel balanced analog audio Input (2 XLR)
• LTC Input (1 BNC)
• 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
• Panel user interface features an LCD display with 15 control buttons
• Compact Flash (CF)—2 slots, for use with industry standard CF card readers to
connect to Apple Mac® computers (HFS+ file system) or PCs (using user
supplied 3rd-party software to mount HFS+ volumes). LED indicators show
which slot is active.
• 12 Volt AC to DC adapter with industry standard 4-pin XLR connector
(connects to the Mini via a connector located at the bottom of the unit)
• 3-year warranty
Software
• Remote Browser control software. When a Mac®, PC, or other device with web
browser are connected via the Ki Pro Mini Ethernet port, the device can
control the Ki Pro Mini via a web browser.
• Embedded internal web server for remote control via LAN
Options
• Stand—allows placing Ki Pro Mini on a desktop or other horizontal surface.
The stand comes with a 45-degree DC power adapter that plugs into the
bottom of the Ki Pro Mini, makes a 45-degree turn and exits out the connector
side of the unit, mating with the supplied Ki Pro Mini AC adapter plug.
• Mounting Adapter Plate—this plate can be connected to either side of Ki Pro
Mini, providing a multitude of mounting hole patterns designed to mate with
industry standard battery plates, hot shoe adapters and other camera
accessories.
Ki Pro Mini Installation and Operation Manual — Apple ProRes 422
Apple ProRes 422 Advantages
Data rates: 220 Mb/second Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), 145 Mb/second Apple ProRes
422, 100 Mb/second Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and 36 Mb/second Apple ProRes 422
(Proxy).
Note: Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is for high-quality offline editing at the original
frame size, frame rate, and aspect ratio. Apple ProRes (LT) is not considered full
quality when compared to ProRes or ProRes (HQ).
Quality: Excellent, broadcast quality
Captured media is virtually indistinguishable from pristine uncompressed
sources. Better yet, ProRes maintains the quality during editing, surviving
multiple encoding/decoding generations without degradation. It1was designed
by Apple for editing, rather than as a transmission/distribution codec as are most
popular codecs. Some of the advantages include:
• Full-size 1920-by-1080 and 1280-by-720 HD resolutions.
• Full-size 720-by-486 and 720-by-576 SD resolutions.
• 4:2:2 chroma sampling. Provides precise compositing and blending at sharp
saturated-color boundaries.
• 10-bit sample depth. Preserves subtle gradients of 10-bit sources (perfect for
green-screen compositing, graphics or color correction) with no visible
banding artifacts.
• I frame-only encoding. Ensures consistent quality in every frame and no
artifacts from complex motion.
• Variable bit-rate (VBR) encoding. “Smart” encoding analyzes the image and
allocates more bits to complex frames.
• Low data rate requirements make for more storage options and require less
drive space to store high quality video.
• Optimized for efficient Real-Time effects
What’s In The Box?
When you unpack your Ki Pro Mini, you’ll find the following components:
• Ki Pro Mini CD-ROM—this CD contains documentation—including this
manual you’re reading (PDF format).
• Ki Pro Mini QuickStart Guide—contains brief instructions to a first time user
to get the unit up and running quickly.
• Ki Pro Mini Recorder.
• AC Adapter 110/220 with industry standard 4-pin XLR connector for
supplying power to the Ki Pro Mini. A standard North American line cord
with 3-prong plug is included.
• Registration Sheet—allows you to register by mail or online (details
provided).
Please save all packaging for shipping the Ki Pro Mini should you wish to do so
when moving or sending it in for service.
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Ki Pro
Installation and Operation
Manual
in PDF format on CD
Ki Pro Mini
Documentation CD
Ki Pro Mini Quickstart Guide
and any Late-Breaking Bulletins
AC Adaptor and Line Cord
Ki Pro Mini Recorder
CF
Ki Pro Mini Shipping Box Contents
Warning!
Only use attachments and accessories specified and/or sold by the
manufacturer.
Warning!
Read and follow all warning notices and instructions marked on the product or
included in the documentation.
Warning!
Do not use this device near water and clean only with a dry cloth.
System Requirements
The Ki Pro Mini records and plays Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files to/from
industry standard Compact Flash (CF) cards. Files are stored on the CF cards using
the Apple HFS+ file system. This makes the cards readable on any Mac natively
(using an attached CF card reader) and PCs using 3rd-party software that can read
HFS+ formatted drives (MacDrive for example).
CF Card
Recommendations
CF cards used must have a satisfactory level of performance. AJA recommends
those cards listed on our website at:
http://www.aja.com/pdf/KiProMini_qualifiedCF_cards.pdf.
Ki Pro Mini Installation and Operation Manual — Ki Pro Mini Options
Ki Pro Mini Options
Mounting Plate
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 side
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.
Stand and Adapter
Cable
This stand securely holds the Ki Pro Mini upright on a desk, shelf, or any flat surface. A
right angle power cable is provided for easy connection between the standard Ki Pro
power supply and the Ki Pro Mini.
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In This Manual
Chapter 1 is the introduction you’re reading, listing features, box contents, and system
requirements.
Chapter 2 gets you started with Ki Pro Mini, introducing the operator side controls and
connector side features.
Chapter 3 provides complete instructions for operating the Ki Pro Mini from the
Operator side controls and LCD display.
Chapter 4 discusses remote web browser control of Ki Pro Mini via Ethernet.
Appendix A lists specifications.
Appendix B safety and compliance information.
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Chapter 2: Getting Started
Overview
When using Ki Pro Mini, you’ll make media cable connections to a variety of
equipment based on how it’s being used. Chapters 2 and 3 discuss how to operate
and use the Ki Pro Mini in its many configurations—this chapter introduces the
operating configurations, power supply options, plus all indicators, controls, and
connections so you’ll have a working knowledge of how it can be used to tie
together the worlds of acquiring media (production) and post-production.
Learning about the front panel indicators will be useful in selecting operational
modes and monitoring what is happening on Ki Pro Mini as well as troubleshooting
problems that can occur. Becoming familiar with the Ki Pro Mini operator-side and
connectors will simplify installation, setup, and operation of the system.
On the following pages are front and rear panel illustrations with notations that
summarize all of the connectors and indicators. Detailed descriptions of each of the
connectors and indicators follow afterward.
Caution!
The AJA Ki Pro Mini contains a lithium battery soldered in place
permanently (it is not user replaceable). If you ever dispose of
the Ki Pro Mini, ensure you follow local regulations for safe
disposal. The lithium battery shall not be exposed to excessive
heat, such as sunshine or fire.
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Controls and Connectors
Connector
Side
2 Compact Flash (CF)
Card Slots
(Indicator LED shows which is active)
HD/SD SDI I/O
(2x BNC)
HDMI v1.3a I/O
(2x HDMI)
CF
Card
Eject Buttons
(1 for each)
LANC
Loop
LTC
Input
line, mic, or
phantom level
switch
Ethernet
10/100/1000
RJ45
(for Browser Control)
LCD
Display
for Menus and
Alerts
2 channel
balanced
analog
audio input
Transport,
Menu Selection
and Media
Selection Buttons
LED shows which
CF slot is active
Power ON/OFF
(lights when ON)
VU
Meters
(2 Channel)
Head
Phone
Jack
Play, Stop, Record,
Reverse, Forward
Transport Buttons
Operator
Side
STATUS
Audio
Input
Level
Adjustment
2 Channel
(Press in and
knob will pop out
for easy adjustment)
Head
Phone
Volume
(Press in and
volume adjust
knob will pop out
for easy adjustment)
Menu
Category
Buttons
SELECT
ADJUST
Menu
Select and Adjust
Buttons
DELETE
CLIP
SLOT
Choose Active
CF Media Slot
CONFIG
MEDIA
Button Detail
Ki Pro Mini Operator Side (front panel)
Operator Side
The Operator Side of Ki Pro Mini features a variety of buttons, knobs, jacks, and
indicators for operating Ki Pro Mini directly. Each of the items found on the
“Operator Side” are described here and on the following pages. This side is referred
to as the “Operator Side” because when mounted to a camera, it matches the
operator side of the camera. When controlling camera features, you’ll also be
looking at all the Ki Pro Mini control features for ease of use.
The front panel of Ki Pro Mini operates in two modes: the “TRANSPORT” mode
(default), and the “MENU” mode. Some controls have different functions in these
two modes. The TRANSPORT mode (shown above) controls basic play, record, clip
select, etc. functions. The MENU mode is for set-up and configuration of Ki Pro Mini.
There are three menu groups: STATUS, CONFIG, and MEDIA - these menus are
accessed by depressing the corresponding Menu buttons on the left of the panel.
Ki Pro Mini Installation and Operation Manual — Controls and Connectors
Buttons
Power ON/OFF Button—Controls system power on/off and shows whether
power is ON (when illuminated) or OFF. To turn power on, press the button
once. It isn’t necessary to press hard or depress the button—it’s a “soft”
button sensed by the processor inside. When OFF, and the button is touched,
it will begin powering up and display start-up progress on the alphanumeric
display.
To power down, you must press and hold the power button down for 2
seconds. This action prevents accidental power-off during normal operation.
When the unit is powering down you can abort the power-down process by
simply removing your finger from the power button before 2 seconds have
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elapsed.
STATUS Button—Pressing the STATUS button, when not lit, enters the Status
menu and displays an Idle, Record or Play display. Pressing STATUS when it is
lit turns off the Status menu and returns you to Transport mode. STATUS
menus can be accessed at any time—including when the machine is in an
active transport mode. The ALARM state displayed on the display shares
functionality with STATUS. The Select buttons can be used to cycle through
alarms and I/O status. All menus and front panel operations are described in
Chapter 3.
CONFIG Button—Pressing CONFIG when not lit, enters the CONFIG menu.
Pressing CONFIG when it is lit turns Off the CONFIG menu (returning you to
the default TRANSPORT menu). The CONFIG menu can only be entered from
the STOP mode. The CONFIG menu remembers which parameter it is set to
when exited, and will return to that same parameter when the menu is reentered.
MEDIA Button—Pressing MEDIA when not lit, enters the MEDIA menu. Pressing
MEDIA when it is lit will turn Off the MEDIA menu (returning to the default
TRANSPORT menu). The MEDIA menu can only be entered from the STOP
mode. The MEDIA menu remembers which parameter it is set to when
exited, and will return to that same parameter when the menu is re-entered.
Transport Control Buttons—The transport buttons are always active.
STOP : The STOP button has a dual function. When playing back a clip
(PLAY, FF, or REV) the first push of STOP acts as a “pause” mode: the
playback is paused, the current point of the clip is displayed, and the STOP
button flashes. A second push of STOP completely stops the playback and
directs Ki Pro Mini's outputs into an “E to E” mode (the currently selected
inputs bypass to the outputs). To determine at a glance if the STOP button
is in a “pause” mode, note that the stop button will flash if media playback
is paused. The STOP button is fully illuminated in “stop” mode.
PLAY : Press PLAY to begin forward playback of the current clip at
normal speed.
RECORD : Press the red button to begin recording. Once in RECORD
mode, all other transport buttons are locked-out except the STOP button.
FFWD : Press button to begin fast playback of the current clip at 2x
speed. Successive pushes increase the speed to 4x, 8x, and 16x. (Pushing
the button after 16x speed is reached has no further effect.) When fastforwarding, audio is muted.
REV : Pressing REV when not lit, begins playback of the current clip in
reverse at 1x speed. Successive pushes increase the speed to 2x, 4x, 8x, and
16x. (Pushing the button after 16x speed is reached has no further effect.)
When playing in reverse, audio is muted for all speeds.
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SELECT
ADJUST
SELECT (up/down): The SELECT up/down buttons operate differently
depending on whether Ki Pro Mini is in the TRANSPORT mode or the MENU
mode. In the TRANSPORT mode, the SELECT buttons select clips and operate
like “previous” and “next” keys. When a clip is selected, Ki Pro Mini “cues” it to
the beginning. Note that ordering and playback of clips is based on
timestamp order (creation date), not clip name. In the MENU mode, the
SELECT buttons select parameters for adjustment. Holding down either of
the SELECT buttons causes them to repeat.
ADJUST (up/down): ): The ADJUST up/down buttons operate differently
depending on whether Ki Pro Mini is in TRANSPORT mode or MENU mode. In
TRANSPORT mode, and in the “Pause” mode (single push of STOP from PLAY
mode), the ADJUST buttons “single step” the current clip at a rate of one
frame per button push (up=forward, down=reverse). In the MENU mode, the
ADJUST buttons adjust the selected parameter. Holding down either of the
ADJUST buttons causes them to repeat
DELETE CLIP Button—Dedicated button that when pressed, deletes the currently
selected clip. When pressed, the system displays a precautionary “ARE YOU
SURE?” prompt. Press the up-arrow ADJUST button to say “Yes” and delete the
clip, or the down-arrow ADJUST button to abort the deletion. When a clip is
deleted, the next clip is then cued for deletion. Pressing DELETE CLIP, STOP or
any other button—while the “ARE YOU SURE” prompt is displayed—cancels
the delete operation. Pressing any button other than up-arrow ADJUST always
aborts deletion.
DELETE CLIP can be used in either the TRANSPORT menu or the MEDIA menu.
When pressed in the TRANSPORT menu with a current clip active (PLAY, REV,
FF, RECORD), the active mode will continue until the DELETE CLIP is confirmed.
SLOT Button—The SLOT button serves two purposes. First, it selects which
Compact Flash (CF) card is accessed by the system—either CF slot 1 or 2.
Second, the SLOT button is used to unmount a currently selected CF card.
Caution!
Not using the SLOT button to unmount the media can lead to issues with the
media if the media is removed prior to this action.
Pushing the slot button cycles between unmounting media and selecting
media. This function is only active when in the “STOP” mode and requires a
“PRESS STOP” if not stopped. After you select a slot, the system returns to the
last selected clip and timecode for that slot. If the media has been changed
since the slot was last selected (physically removed/media replaced), then
the “first” clip on the media will be “cued” to its start point. If inserted media
has any issues, additional prompts may be displayed as appropriate such as:
“WARNING Backup and Reformat” or “WARNING Media Unformatted.”
Note: On power up, CF slot 1 is the initial storage system accessed by Ki Pro Mini.
CF Slot Release Buttons—Next to each CF slot is a push-to-eject button for
removing the CF card. The push-to-eject button should only be pushed after
the CF card has been umounted.
Caution!
Removing a CF card with the slot LED lit, or while flashing, can result in
corrupted media or potential damage to the CF card media.
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Analog Audio Input Level Adjust Knobs—Knobs underneath the VU meters allow
you to adjust the analog input levels for each of the two audio channels.
Note: Digital audio via embedded SDI and HDMI is not affected by the adjustment knobs.
To adjust an analog audio level, press the knob inward and the knob will then
pop out for easy adjustment. This feature allows the knobs to be recessed,
preventing accidental changes in a production environment.
Head Phone Volume Knob—To adjust headphone listening level, press the knob
inward and the knob will then pop out for easy adjustment—just like the audio
input level knobs.
Displays and Indicators
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Alphanumeric and Graphics LCD Display: 3 line display that shows menus, status, alerts
and other information. All menus are designed to fit into this format—some words
may be truncated to fit the display limits.
VU Meters—7-segment LEDs show audio input levels for the 2 analog audio channels
(respectively). Knobs underneath the VU meters allow you to adjust the input
levels independently to prevent clipping and ensure proper signal amplitude.
Green—audio source signal level is in the “safe” area (no clipping). Vertically, the
green LEDs also show the signal strength, so you can see if the signal level is low.
Generally, it’s preferred to have the signal near the top of the green or even
occasionally peaking into the yellow LEDs.
Yellow—audio source signal levels are at the peak edge of the safe area before
clipping will occur.
Red—audio source amplitude is too hot and the signal is clipping at its signal
peaks. You should reduce the input gain at its source (camera, mixer or source
equipment supplying the signal).
CF Card LED Status Indicator—The following states for the LED indicators denote the
status of the CF media:
LED lit/on: selected media
LED unlit/off: inactive media, okay to eject or no media inserted
LED flashing: recording in progress
Head Phone Jack—1/8” (3.5mm) miniature stereo TRS connection for standard stereo
headphones.
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Connector Side
Connect any digital camcorder, camera, or A/V source, regardless of brand or format,
to Ki Pro Mini’s SDI or HDMI connectors. The connector side of Ki Pro Mini contains all
the connectors except for power. On the bottom of the unit is a single power
connector for supplying the 12-Volt DC operating voltage (see installation later in this
chapter).
The function of Ki Pro Mini’s inputs and outputs depend on the operational mode. Ki
Pro Mini’s active input (the one to be recorded) is selected by front panel or web
browser. Ki Pro Mini’s outputs are active all the time. In other words, the same output
video appears simultaneously on the HDMI and SDI outputs.
Connector
Side
HD/SD SDI I/O
(2x BNC)
HDMI v1.3a I/O
(2x HDMI)
LTC
Input
Ethernet
10/100/1000
RJ45
(for Browser Control)
port,
Selection
edia
on Buttons
LANC
Loop
line, mic, or
phantom level
switch
2 channel
balanced
analog
audio input
shows which
ot is active
Ki Pro Mini Connectors
Connections
• HDMI—v1.3 video with embedded audio (2 channels input, 8 channels output ),
1x connector for input and 1x connector for output.
• HD/SD-SDI Input and Output, with 8 channel embedded audio (2x BNC)
• 2 channel balanced analog audio Inputs (2x XLR)
• Line/Mic Level Switch (analog XLR audio input level)
• LANC loop (for external control)
• LTC Input (BNC)
• 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
LTC Timecode Input
One BNC provides connection to the house LTC timecode generator or source. This
connection is high impedance.
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SDI Input and Outputs
Two BNC connectors are provided for SDI input and output. SDI input and output
supports SD-SDI and HD-SDI video and embedded 24-bit digital audio. If your camera
has multiple outputs, look to see if it has SDI, and use it where possible for the highest
quality.
HDMI
Two HDMI connectors provide for input and output of HDMI compatible video (version
1.3) and multi-channel embedded audio. HDCP is not supported on either input or
output; only original material, such as that generated by a camcorder, is an acceptable
HDMI source. The HDMI input is designed to support long cable runs: up to 100 feet
(30.48m) when using 22 or 24AWG HDMI cable, or up to 50 feet (15.24m)
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30AWG HDMI cable. The HDMI output supports standard HDMI cables only.
HDMI Formats supported:
525i 29.97
625i 25
720p 50, 720p 59.94, 720p 60
1080i 25, 1080i 29.97, 1080i 30
1080p 23.98, 1080p 24, 1080p 25, 1080p 29.97
Note: When using Ki Pro Mini HDMI connections and attaching it to any HDMI audio or video
accessory, you must use one each of the ferrite beaded HDMI cables, HH-28F-06,
between the input and output ports of the Ki Pro Mini and the HDMI accessory to
maintain regulatory compliance.
Analog 2 Channel Balanced Audio Input
Two XLRs, (female), provide 2 channels of balanced audio. Audio is high-quality 24-bit
A/D input at 48kHz. Level adjustments are made via software and a switch for line-level
inputs. Software level adjustments for analog audio (parameter 4.1) apply to balanced
audio (XLR) using the “Line” setting on the switch. The Mic and Mic +48 settings offer a
lower input level suitable for microphones and their associated input impedance. Use
Mic +48 for microphones with phantom power (condenser mic.), or Mic for
microphones without phantom power (dynamic microphones).
Ethernet
An RJ45 connector provides a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for connecting Ki Pro Mini
directly to a computer or Ethernet hub or switch for connecting to a LAN. Ki Pro Mini is
compatible with CAT-5 straight-through or cross-over Ethernet cables, automatically
detecting which is used. Once connected and properly configured, Ki Pro Mini can then
be controlled by a web browser on the LAN.
LANC Loop
This connector accepts a LANC plug (2.5mm 3-conductor TRS jack) and then loops it
through to a second connector (loop). LANC or Local Application Control Bus System
(sometimes called Control-L) is a Sony protocol for synchronizing cameras. Available on
many brands of cameras, LANC enables accessories to control camera and Ki Pro Mini
record/stop functions.
Note: LANC is not supported with the initial shipping version of Ki Pro Mini firmware.
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Power Connector
On the underside of Ki Pro Mini is a standard 4-pin male XLR
connector for supplying 12-Volt DC power to the unit. You can
use either the supplied AC Adapter or furnish your own
battery source. Since the connector is an industry standard
pinout, choices are varied and flexible. Many 3rd party
vendors offer products using this standardized power
connector.
Pin 1: Pin 4: +
Pins 2 and 3: not used
Warning!
Ki Pro Mini has no user-serviceable parts. To remove power from the unit, remove
the 4-pin XLR power connector to ensure disconnection. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the device has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the device, the device has been exposed
to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Warning!
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Warning!
Since the Mains plug is used as the disconnection for the device, it must remain
readily accessible and operable.
Warning!
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the device.
Storage
Record media to industry standard removable Compact Flash (CF) card modules. CF
cards are formatted for the Mac HFS+ file system so they mount on your OSX desktop
for immediate editing and file access when plugged into a 3rd-party CF card reader.
Caution!
Failure to properly mount or dismount CF media, or an unexpected loss of power
while recording, can result in an unrecoverable data loss.
Formatting Media
To format CF card media, it must first be inserted into an empty slot on Ki Pro Mini
and/or selected using the SLOT button (see previous topic). Once the media is
selected, follow these steps:
1. For media that has never been used in a Ki Pro Mini before, the "Warning Media
Unformatted" prompt may appear.
2. Press the STOP button
3. Press the MEDIA button
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4. Press SELECT (up or down) repeatedly until you see the menu 16.1 Format Media.
5. Press ADJUST up arrow. Ki Pro Mini will display “FORMAT”. Press the ADJUST up
arrow button. Ki Pro Mini will display a confirmation screen prior to erasing that
will ask you to press and hold the ADJUST up arrow button for 2 seconds or
longer before formatting will begin. Not selecting and holding the ADJUST up
arrow or selecting any other key will abort the format operation. Once the media
finishes formatting, a completion confirmation prompt is presented. Press STOP
to return to regular operation.
Using Ki Pro Mini
Media in Final Cut
Pro
When a Ki Pro Mini CF card is removed and connected to a Mac via a 3rd-party CF card
reader (user supplied), the CF card will mount as a normal Apple HFS+ filesystem. The
REEL NAME parameter is the name of the media that will appear mounted on the OSX
desktop.
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Once a CF card is mounted, each clip recorded by Ki Pro Mini will be a file on its
filesystem, which can be opened in Final Cut Pro. Because the clips were recorded as
Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), or Apple ProRes 422
(Proxy) with proper Final Cut Pro metadata, they’re instantly ready to edit.
In Final Cut Pro's browser window you will see some of the information Ki Pro Mini
saved as data to describe the media. Ki Pro Mini saves the “Name”,“Media Start”,“Media
End” and “Reel” for Final Cut Pro.
Note: while Ki Pro Mini recorded files can be directly imported into Final Cut Pro for editorial,
AJA advises transferring/copying media to a local drive or disk array for editing.
Installation
The following topic details set up and installation of Ki Pro Mini. Choices you will make
include how Ki Pro Mini will be controlled (front panel or Ethernet & web-browser) and
the physical system requirements for your application.
Warning!
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Warning!
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
Warning!
Unplug this device during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
Warning!
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
device has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the device, the device
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
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Desktop Mounting
When using Ki Pro Mini on a desktop, you can simply lay the unit on a desktop or flat
surface—or for a low-footprint, purchase a Ki Pro Mini stand kit to locate the Ki Pro Mini
vertically on the desktop. The stand comes with a power adapter cable having a 90 degree
connector so the power cord can run underneath the Ki Pro Mini, exiting to the rear of the
stand. The optional stand comes with 2 mounting screws and a 90 degree power cord
adapter.
Mounting Stand
Mounting
Screws
90-degree Power
Cable Adapter
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Detail View of Power Cable Under Unit
Ki Pro Mini in Stand
Optional Ki Pro Mini Stand Kit
Camera Mounting
Camera mounting requires the use of either user-provided brackets or use of one or
more AJA optional Ki Pro Mini mounting plates. The AJA mounting plate option is a
single aluminum plate unit with recessed mounting holes that have been matched
for mating with a wide array of 3rd-party mounts, battery plates, and accessories.
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Example: Two mounting plates
attached to a Ki Pro Mini
Optional Ki Pro Mini Mounting Plate, with Screws (supplied)
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The optional Ki Pro mounting plate—or “cheese plate” — has been pre-drilled to
accommodate a wide variety of user preferred mounting options such as a V-mount,
Camera Rod system, or hot shoe adapter. To extend your mounting options and use
the Ki Pro Mini itself as a mounting point for other 3rd Party devices like batteries or
wireless mics, simply order a second Mini Mount and attach your 3rd party device to it.
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Camera Mounting Examples Using Optional Mounting Plate
Applying Power
The installation and set up of a Ki Pro Mini is straight-forward. If you’ll be controlling the
unit from the front panel buttons and display, it’s ready right out of the box. Just cable
the system’s audio and video sources, VTR(s), monitors, and audio equipment, mount
the Ki Pro Mini unit as desired, and begin recording. However, if you wish to control
Ki Pro Mini from a web browser, then there are additional configuration steps
necessary.
Warning!
Since the Mains plug is used as the disconnection for the device, it must remain
readily accessible and operable.
Warning!
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the device.
Warning!
Unplug this device during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
Warning!
Do not open the chassis. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening the
chassis will void the warranty unless performed by an AJA service center or licensed
facility. Remove the supplied AC line cord from mains power when moving the unit.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
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Using AC Power
To begin using Ki Pro Mini, plug the 4-pin XLR on the supplied AC adapter into the
XLR power socket on the back of Ki Pro Mini. Then plug the AC adapter line cord into
110 VAC or 230 VAC (the supply is autosensing). As mentioned earlier, if you’re using
the optional desktop mounting stand, you’ll also use the supplied 90 degree power
cable adapter with the Ki Pro Mini AC adapter.
1. Locate Line Cord
2. Insert into DC supply
3. Insert 4-pin XLR into 12Vdc
Ki Pro Mini power socket.
Using DC Power
To run Ki Pro Mini on DC power, simply plug a 3rd-party industry standard 12 volt
battery pack with a 4-pin female XLR connector into the power connector on Ki Pro
Mini (underneath unit). The battery should be capable of supplying a sustained 3.3 A
(just like the supplied AC Adapter provides). Such battery packs are available from a
variety of sources.
Notes: To operate Ki Pro Mini properly, batteries should not have voltage lower than 12 volts
and should not have voltage that exceeds 18 volts.
Ki Pro Mini is a low-wattage device so many batteries can power Ki Pro Mini for several
hours at a time.
In the event of sudden power loss, recordings that are in progress will not be written
properly to the media. Note that there is a "Low Battery" warning prompt that users
should take note of and stop recordings in progress if at all possible before battery
failure. Ki Pro Mini can sometimes manage to close the file before the battery stops
providing sufficient power, but this is not always possible due to the nature of some
batteries and the duration of some recordings. It is best to be mindful of remaining
battery life. The use of batteries with metering or remaining power indications is
highly recommended. For very long recordings, it is advisable to use the supplied AC
power supply instead of battery power.
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Remote Network Control
LAN Connection
Laptop
w/Web Browser
for Remote
Control
10/100/1000 Base-T
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Hub
10/100/1000 Base-T
LAN
WAN/ISP
Firewall
& Router
Direct Ethernet Connection
Laptop
w/Web Browser
for Remote
Control
10/100/1000 Base-T
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Network
Connections
Ki Pro Mini can be networked directly to a MacBook Pro or Mac using a single Ethernet
cable (straight or cross-over)—or it can be connected to a local area network (LAN).
In hard-wired configurations, Ki Pro Mini connects via its 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet
connector. In a direct connection, you simply connect the Ki Pro Mini to an Ethernetequipped computer having a browser using a CAT-5 cable. If connecting via a LAN, you
then connect the Ki Pro Mini’s Ethernet connector to a hub or switch on the LAN. A LAN
is a shared network that includes other Ethernet devices all attached via a hub or digital
switch. LANs may be divided into zones separated by software or hardware routers.
Devices on a LAN have IP addresses which may be fixed and permanent, or dynamically
assigned by the network (DHCP). When attaching Ki Pro Mini to a LAN, you should first
talk to your network administrator and find out how they want it connected (static IP or
DHCP). Your IT department will be able to supply the information you need to install Ki
Pro Mini on a LAN.
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TCP/IP Information
You’ll Need
If your LAN has a DHCP server that assigns IP addresses dynamically, then you don’t
have to configure anything (Ki Pro Mini defaults to DHCP). If for some reason your IT
administrator prefers an assigned IP address that is fixed (called a “static IP”), then get
the IP address—you’ll be entering it in the “IP CONFIG parameter.” If your LAN
requires static IP addresses, then also ask your IT administrator for the Subnet Mask
and default gateway IP address (your LAN’s internet router). The following two topics
discuss two different ways to set up Ki Pro Mini: via DHCP or via a static IP address.
Networking via
DHCP
The default configuration (from the factory) automatically looks for a DHCP server to
issue an IP address. So, as long as your network has a DHCP server (usually part of
your router), then you need to do nothing other than plugging the Ki Pro Mini into
the net. To manually select DHCP: use the Select buttons to navigate to the
parameter “50.1 IP CONFIG”, and then use the Adjust buttons to select “DHCP”. That’s
it!
Here are the steps to communicate with Ki Pro Mini after choosing the DHCP
selection:
1. Use the Select buttons to navigate to parameter 50.2. Note on a piece of paper
the DHCP supplied IP address shown.
2. With your laptop or desktop computer connected to the same LAN and DHCP
enabled, type the IP address you noted in step 1 into the browser address bar.
You should now see Ki Pro Mini’s browser status screen.
If Ki Pro Mini cannot get an address from the DHCP server on the LAN while Ki Pro
Mini is set to DHCP via parameter 50.1, it will then automatically drop back to a preset
factory IP address of 192.168.0.2. In this instance you can follow these alternate steps
to communicate with Ki Pro Mini:
1. Set the computer’s Ethernet IP address to 192.168.0.n (where n is not 2).
2. Set the computer’s Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 (most computers default to
the proper netmask when the address is set).
3. Run a browser on the computer and type “192.168.0.2” (the factory fallback IP
address). You should now see Ki Pro Mini’s browser status screen.
Note: If Ki Pro Mini fails to find a DHCP server via it’s network connection, it will fall back to
using the factory default static IP of 192.168.0.2—or whatever IP address you’ve
previously defined. AJA recommends you define a Static IP address with parameter
50.2 so you’ll be prepared in the event your DHCP server fails.
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Networking Ki Pro
Mini using a Static
IP Address
To set a static IP address for Ki Pro Mini, you’ll have to make some simple Parameter
menu selections. The illustration below shows the four menu selections you need to
make, while entering the information provided to you by your IT administrator (as
discussed earlier).
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Note: for parameters 50.2,
50.3, and 50.4, you will be
setting IP addresses that
consist of “octets”
separated by a period (i.e.,
10.0.180.0).
For these parameters, the
Select button selects the
octet and then the Adjust
buttons select the desired
number. Pressing Select
again advances to the next
octet. At the final octet, the
address will flash—
pressing Select at that point
confirms the setting.
Configuring Ki Pro Mini with a Static IP Address
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Networking Ki Pro
Mini using the
Factory Default IP
If you don’t want to use DHCP to network Ki Pro Mini and also don’t want to set your
own static IP address, you can simply use a Default setting to use a factory setting of
10.65.74.65. This might be useful for an application where you directly connect a
laptop or computer to Ki Pro Mini and want to get networking quickly. Here are the
steps to set up this method of communication:
1. Use the Select buttons to navigate to parameter “50.1 IP CONFIG”, and then use
the Adjust buttons to select “Default”.
2. Set your laptop or desktop computer Ethernet IP address to 10.m.n.m (where
m is not 65 and n is not 74).
3. Also on the computer, set the Subnet mask to 255.0.0.0 (most PCs default to
the proper netmask when the address is set—so you may not have to do
anything here).
4. Run a browser on the computer and type “10.65.74.65” (the Default factory IP
address). You should now see Ki Pro Mini’s browser status screen.
Test Ki Pro Mini’s
Network
Connection with
“Ping”
After setting the IP address and other TCP/IP settings and connecting Ki Pro Mini’s
Ethernet connection to a LAN or directly to a computer, ensure that you have a valid
connection by “Pinging” the Ki Pro Mini. Pinging ensures that other devices on the
network, or a computer directly attached to it, can see it. Simply run the Ping utility
from a computer on the same LAN as Ki Pro Mini, or one attached directly to Ki Pro
Mini. Here’s how to Ping a Ki Pro Mini from a Mac OSX computer:
Mac Ping Procedure
1. Find the Applications Folder, and then find the Utilities Folder inside of the
Applications Folder.
2. Locate the “Terminal” utility application and double-click it.
3. On the Ki Pro Mini, go to parameter menu 50.2 and read the IP address.
4. At the Terminal prompt, enter the IP address noted in step 3. For example: ping
192.168.0.2
5. If successful, the ping utility will respond that packets were sent, received and
how long it took. For example:
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.590 ms
6. If unsuccessful, check Ki Pro Mini’s network settings and resolve the problem
with your IT administrator.
Controlling Ki Pro
Mini from a webbrowser
To control Ki Pro Mini from a web-browser on a network attached computer, you
must enter Ki Pro Mini’s IP address as a URL in the browser. For example, if Ki Pro
Mini’s IP address were “10.0.6.31”, you would then type into the web browser: http://
10.0.6.31
This topic is explained in greater detail in Chapter 4: Browser Remote Control.
Chapter 3: Front Panel Operation
There are two ways to control Ki Pro Mini: from the front panel or remotely from a
web browser connected via the Mini’s ethernet RJ45 connector. This chapter
discusses controlling and using Ki Pro Mini from its front panel. (Remote control via
browser is discussed later in Chapter 4.)
In Chapter two we discussed the panel controls overall, so ensure you've read and
understand that material first. Here in this Chapter we introduce each of the front
panel's modes and menus—plus talk about Clips and Reels, with procedures for basic
use.
First we introduce the two basic front panel modes, TRANSPORT and MENU, followed
by how the SELECT and ADJUST buttons operate in each of these two panel modes.
Select Adjust
The TRANSPORT mode is the default mode—it controls basic PLAY, STOP, FF, REV, etc.
functions. In the TRANSPORT mode, the Select buttons (up or down) cycle through
the clips in the currently selected storage slot (like previous/next), and the Adjust
buttons allow single-stepping, frame forward or backward.
Line 1: Displays the current clip.
Line 2: Displays the current reel number and the current slot selected.
Line 3: Displays the timecode for the clip being recorded or played as well as the
percentage of the media capacity remaining.
An example display for the TRANSPORT mode (default screen) is shown below:
SC26ATK12
REEL 001
S1
01:04:23:10
47%
For the MENU mode, depressing one of the 3 MENU buttons (STATUS, CONFIG, or
MEDIA) will enter the corresponding menu.
In the STATUS menu, the Select buttons will cycle through the various
STATUS screens. The Adjust buttons have no effect on the STATUS
menu. The display for the STATUS menu is shown below:
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REC
Slot Selected
Recording Format
Framerate
ProRes
ProRes Type
STATUS Menu (Record Mode)
PLAY
Selected Slot
Clip Format
Clip Framerate
ProRes
Clip ProRes Type
STATUS Menu (Play Mode)
In the CONFIG and MEDIA menus, the Select buttons select various adjustable
parameters, and the Adjust buttons adjust the selected parameter. When entering
a menu, the system remembers and returns to the last selected parameter. The
display for the CONFIG and MEDIA menus is shown below:
Parameter Number
Parameter Name
Available Selections (chosen by Adjust buttons)
CONFIG Menu (Idle Mode)
Parameter Number
Parameter Name
Available Selections (chosen by Adjust buttons)
MEDIA Menu (like CONFIG)
TRANSPORT Mode (default)
TRANSPORT mode is the default mode for Ki Pro Mini operation. When you power
up Ki Pro Mini, the first display you’ll see is TRANSPORT mode menu. Any clip that
previously was recorded is referenced in the display and can be played.
Pushing one of the transport buttons in the middle of the front panel (PLAY, STOP,
FF, REV, REC) immediately takes action and causes the display to change to the
TRANSPORT mode if it is not already displayed. Settings you’ve made in the MEDIA
menus are observed (more on that later). You’ll always know you are in TRANSPORT
mode as long as one of the MENU buttons aren’t lit (STATUS, MENU, or MEDIA)—if
one is lit, then you are in a “menu”.
When in the “Idle” mode, the CONFIG and MEDIA set-up menus can be accessed to
adjust various parameters that control Ki Pro Mini's operation.
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Note that you must be in STOP, not PAUSE to access these menus—if you try to access
these menus without first having stopped playback, a “PRESS STOP” prompt will appear
on the LCD display. You can tell if the STOP button is in “pause” if the button is flashing.
There are certain times when transport controls are locked out. For example, when
ejecting media, or entering an IP address, the transport controls are locked out until
the operation is completed. Most other menu functions do not lock out the transport
controls.
At any time you only need to hit any transport button to exit (or “exit” a STATUS,
CONFIG, or MEDIA menu by pushing its button). Pressing a transport button sends the
display into the TRANSPORT default menu.
Several operations may result in an “ARE YOU SURE” interaction; for example, FORMAT
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MEDIA. This protects you from inadvertent actions and ensures that accidental
button
presses don’t have negative repercussions. When you answer yes to an ARE YOU SURE
prompt, the display then changes to an “in progress display”, and automatically returns
to the menu when the operation is complete.
When recording, Ki Pro Mini is in an E-to-E state.
Certain parameters are stored in non-volatile memory so that the parameter is
remembered between power cycles, for example: system name and date/time.
Recording a Clip
There is more than one way to record a clip since you can control Ki Pro Mini in
numerous ways. The MEDIA and CONFIG menus presented later in this chapter detail
the parameters you have to control recording. Before we get into that level of detail,
here’s an example of just how simple recording can be:
1. Press the STATUS button. You’ll see the currently selected input and input format
(line 1) and the chosen recording format and audio input (line 2). If these settings
are acceptable, then push the red RECORD button below the display.
2. The green LED next to the CF card release button will begin blinking, showing
that a recording is in process, and you’ll see the timecode changing on the
display. The RECORD button is also backlit while recording.
3. When you’ve finished recording, press the STOP button.
You can, of course, customize your configuration via the CONFIG and MEDIA menu
parameters.
Note: To change Apple ProRes 422 settings prior to recording: press MEDIA, then repeatedly
press SELECT until you see 14.1 Encode Type—then press ADJUST up or down to select
“ProRes 422LT”, “ProRes 422PX”, “ProRes 422HQ” or “ProRes 422”. Press MEDIA or STOP to
exit the menu.
To select a different video input, press CONFIG, then repeatedly press SELECT until you
see 2.1 Video Input—then press ADJUST up or down to choose a desired video input
connector. To select a different audio input, use the SELECT up arrow button and you
will see 2.2 Audio Input. Press ADJUST up or down to chose a desired audio input
connector.
Note: You cannot select HDMI audio unless you have an HDMI video source, nor can you select
a SDI audio source if you have not selected an SDI video source.
These are just a few menu parameters that you might wish to change before you make
your recordings. To learn all the ways to convert formats on input or output read the
CONFIG menu and MEDIA menu parameter topics later in this chapter.
Recording Notes
• Ki Pro Mini may take a few seconds to close longer files (files over 20 minutes). For
these longer recordings, you may see a "Closing File" prompt on the display.
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• Ki Pro Mini alerts you when the media is nearly full with a "Media Low" prompt at
15% of the remaining capacity. At 10% of the total capacity of the media, the
"Media Full" prompt will appear. Any recordings that have been started will stop
once 10% is reached and no further recordings can be performed using this media
until it is formatted again or a MEDIA>Delete Clips>DELETE ALL has been performed.
Pressing the DELETE CLIP button will also free up some space and allow further
recording.
Playing Back a Clip
To playback recorded media, you simply select the clip desired and press PLAY. If the
clip you wish to playback is not currently selected, use the SELECT up/down buttons
until the clip name appears on the display. Like recording, there is more than one way
to initiate playback (front panel or web browser). From the front panel these are the
basic steps:
1. Press the STOP button to get to the TRANSPORT mode (if not already there).
Find the clip name in the display (it shows the current clip/reel).
2. Press the SELECT up or down arrow button repeatedly until you find the clip
you are looking for.
3. Press the PLAY button ().
4. When playing back a clip (PLAY, FF, or REV) the first push of STOP acts as a
“Pause” mode: the playback is paused, the current point of the clip is displayed,
and the STOP button will flash. A second push of STOP will completely stop the
playback and Ki Pro Mini's outputs will go into an “E to E” mode (the currently
selected inputs will be bypassed to the outputs). When a playback reaches the
end of a clip, it will automatically pause on the last frame of the clip.
During playback you can use the FFWD, REV, SELECT, or ADJUST buttons as follows:
FFWD : Press button to begin fast playback of the current clip at 2x speed.
Successive pushes increase the speed to 4x, 8x, and 16x. (Pushing the button
after 16x speed is reached has no further effect.) When fast-forwarding, audio
is muted.
REV : Pressing REV when not lit, begins playback of the current clip in
reverse at 1x speed. Successive pushes increase the speed to 2x, 4x, 8x, and
16x. (Pushing the button after 16x speed is reached has no further effect.)
When playing in reverse, audio is muted for all speeds.
SELECT (up/down): while in TRANSPORT mode, the SELECT buttons select clips
and operate like “previous” and “next” keys. When a clip is selected it is “cued”
to the beginning of the clip. Note that ordering and playback of clips is based
on timestamp order, not clip name. If you have paused playback (the STOP
button is flashing), you can use the SELECT down button to jump back to the
beginning of the clip. If the STOP button is not flashing, depressing the SELECT
down button will select the previous clip.
ADJUST (up/down): while in TRANSPORT mode, and in either a “STOP” or
“pause” state, the ADJUST buttons will “single step” the current clip at a rate of
one frame per button push (up=forward, down=reverse).
Deleting Clips
To delete a previously recorded clip:
1. In TRANSPORT mode, use the SELECT up and down arrow buttons to browse
through the clips on the current CF card. When a clip is on another CF card you
will press SLOT repeatedly until it’s selected.
2. When you find a clip you want to delete, press the DELETE CLIP button.
3. Ki Pro Mini will ask “Are you sure”—press the ADJUST up arrow button to
confirm deletion. Pressing the down arrow, or any other button, will abort the
deletion.
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STATUS menus
The STATUS menus display I/O status and Alarm information. The STATUS menu can be
accessed almost anytime and will not change any active transport modes. Like the
CONFIG and MEDIA menus, STATUS display screens can be viewed by pushing the
SELECT up or down buttons. Pressing STATUS will exit the screens and return to
TRANSPORT mode, where an action could still be occurring (like playback or even
recording).
Record Mode (TRANSPORT )
As mentioned earlier in this chapter:
Line 1: Displays the current clip.
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Line 2: Displays the current reel number and the current slot selected.
Line 3: Displays the timecode for the clip being recorded or played as well as the
percentage of the media capacity remaining.
Alarm Status
The Alarm menu displays warnings and alarms. Some alarms will automatically be
shown on the display. Others will only be seen by checking the STATUS displays (press
Select up/down to cycle through them). If everything is OK, then a “SYSTEM NORMAL”
message will be seen when you cycle through the STATUS displays.
Examples of ALARM displays are shown below. WARNING appears on the first line and
the prompted action item on the second line.
WARNING
NO MEDIA
WARNING
MEDIA REMOVED
WARNING
MEDIA LOW
WARNING
DROPPED FRAMES
WARNING
A/V MISMATCH
WARNING
NO VIDEO INPUT
WARNING
INVALID
SELECTION
Warning Examples
You will be alerted to an alarm condition by having all backlit keys and the display flash
to full intensity for 2 seconds. If more than one alarm state is active, then the display
will hold each alarm notification for 3 seconds before cycling to the next alarm. These
alarm notifications override whatever the display is currently showing for the
TRANSPORT or STATUS menus.
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Once there is a Ki Pro Mini alarm active (e.g. Invalid Selection) the STATUS button light
will blink for as long as the alarm is present. This alerts you so you’ll know the reasons
for the alarm condition are still active—you can then press the STATUS button to
determine what the alarm condition is.
CONFIG and MEDIA menus, once entered after an alarm notification, will cause the
alarm display to go away. Pushing any button always returns Ki Pro Mini to its prealarm state—however, if the alarm condition still exists after this initial button push
(i.e., the reason for the alarm), the alarm notification will reappear on the display.
Note: the STATUS button will blink if there is an active alarm condition.
Ki Pro Mini features a variety of alarms to help you diagnose the condition of the unit,
possible configuration issues, or possible signal issues. Here is a list of warning
messages and their meaning:
"WARNING Input Format Changed" prompt appears if a recording is started and the signal is
lost or is changed. If this occurs, Ki Pro Mini stops the recording that is in progress.
"WARNING Record Format" may appear if there is no video input to Ki Pro Mini. No recording
will be performed in this state.
"WARNING A/V Mismatch" may appear if SDI video is selected and HDMI audio is selected or
vice versa. Embedded audio, via SDI or HDMI, must be matched to the video source.
Analog audio can be used with any video input.
"WARNING Dropped Frames" may appear if media is underperforming and cannot keep up
with the data rate required to make a recording or perform a playback. If you see this
prompt during recording, you might consider backing up your current recordings and
formatting the media. For playback, you might simply re-attempt playback.
"WARNING SDI VFR Mismatch" will appear if you have set the video input to something other
than SDI when parameter 1.1 is set to “VFR”—as only the SDI input provides the
appropriate data for VFR support.
"WARNING Media Low" will appear when the media only has 15% of capacity remaining.
Media must be switched out when it reaches 10% of capacity. With 10% of media
remaining, the "WARNING Media Full" prompt will appear.
"WARNING Media in Use" may appear if you try to remove the media by pushing the SLOT
button while an operation is still taking place. Wait for the operation to finish and then
try again.
"WARNING Media Not Present" may appear if media has been physically removed and the
user hits the slot button.
"WARNING Media Unformatted" may appear if Ki Pro Mini does not recognize the file system
on the CF card or the CF card has never been formatted.
"WARNING Storage Removed" will appear if the CF media is removed without first hitting the
SLOT button to properly unmount it. In the event this happens, a CF card immediately
re-inserted into the Ki Pro Mini may show clips as "N/A" and subsequent recordings may
not be possible. To resolve this issue, mount the CF card on an Apple computer under
Mac OSX, then remove and re-insert the CF media into your Ki Pro Mini. If the CF card
does not read properly, you will need to format it.
"WARNING Backup and Reformat" may appear if CF media has issues being mounted by the Ki
Pro Mini. As the prompt indicates, it is best to back up the media by copying it to another
CF card, hard drive or disk array and then reformat the CF media. Some signs that the
media is in a read-only state: even though clips have been recorded to the media, "N/A"
appears in the clip area of the UI, "Loading" appears in the clip area of the UI but does not
eventually load a clip, or hitting the record button with all settings correctly configured
for the Ki Pro Mini does not result in a recording.
“WARNING Name in Use” appears if the clipname specified in the naming parameters already
exists on the CF card. This also happens when take 999 is reached and no more take
numbers are available. Ki Pro Mini will refuse to overwrite the clip; you will have to delete
the clip or select a new name.
“WARNING Non VFR Format” appears if you choose VFR for 1.1 Record Type but no VFR data is
detected on the video input.
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“WARNING No Clip Name” appears if you attempt to record in gang mode usinga non-existent
custom clip name.
“WARNING No Video Input” appears if you attempt to record and there is no video detected at
the video input.
“WARNING Genlock Missing” appears if you choose “Input” for 6.1 Genlock and you attempt to
play a clip and no genlock is detected on the selected input.
MEDIA menus
As the name implies, these menus display choices are all related to media storage, the
type of encoding, and how Ki Pro Mini behaves when recording and playing back.
There are also menus for naming reels, clips and takes.
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Media Menu
Parameters
14.1
ENCODE TYPE
14.1 ENCODE TYPE
This parameter defines the Apple ProRes encoding method.
ProRes 422 (default)
ProRes 422HQ
ProRes 422LT
ProRes 422PX
Record media as Apple ProRes 422 files.
Record media as Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) files.
Record media as Apple ProRes 422 (LT) files.
Record media as Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) files.
15.1 PLAY MEDIA
This parameter determines behavior during playback.
15.1
PLAY MEDIA
One (default)
All
Plays one clip and then stops playback
Plays the current clip and then continues playing the next
clip on the Ki Pro Mini media. Note that with this setting,
Ki Pro Mini will play all clips back regardless of format or
framerate—but you may notice the video monitor reset for
format/framerate changes. If all clips are the same
format and framerate or conversion is applied to the
output for clips with the same Hz, then clips play out
smoothly one after another.
15.2 LOOP PLAY
This parameter turns looped playback on and off.
15.2
LOOP PLAY
OFF (default)
ON
Play clip(s) and then stop playback when complete
Play clip(s) and then loop back and repeat playback
16.1 FORMAT MEDIA
This parameter is used to format the currently selected CF card.
16.1
FORMAT MEDIA
KEEP MEDIA (default)
FORMAT MEDIA
No action (do not format the CF card selected)
Format the selected CF card
(you will be prompted Confirm Erase S1? or
Confirm Erase S2?—Hold up Adjust button to confirm))
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16.2 DELETE CLIPS
This parameter can be used to delete all of the clips on the media.
16.2
DELETE CLIPS
DELETE ALL (default)
KEEP CLIPS
Delete all clips on the storage device when
DELETE CLIPS is pressed or Adjust up arrow is
pressed and held for 2 seconds
No action (do not delete clips)
Ki Pro Mini CF cards can be used to hold data other than Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime
recordings. If other files are saved to a card, they should be placed outside of the
"AJA" folder. Any material inside of the "AJA" folder will be erased if a MEDIA>Delete
Clips>DELETE ALL is performed.
17.0 REEL NAME
This parameter determines the reel name associated with all clips generated while
using this setting. The reel name is a number between 001 and 999. It is historically
linked to the naming conventions used for film and tape-based media. The REEL
NAME is an incrementing three digit value that works with EDLs. For this reason, the
parameter does not have a “NONE” selection—all clips will be associated with a REEL
NAME. The REEL NAME parameter is also the name of the media as it will appear
when the CF card is mounted on a Mac OSX desktop (and media was formatted by
the user).
17.0
REEL NAME
001 to 999
(default = 001)
Press ADJUST button up or down to change the
REEL NAME value from 001 to 999.
17.2 CLIP NAME
This parameter determines the clip name associated with all clips generated while
using this setting. The clip name is either “Clip” or “SC”.
17.2
CLIP NAME
SC
Clip (default)
Clips generated will have filenames beginning with “SC”
Clips generated will have filenames beginning with “Clip”
Clip Naming—Two Examples
Two examples are presented below showing how resulting clip names are generated.
Each example is based on the collective settings for these parameters:
• REEL NAME
• CLIP NAME
• CLIP NUMBER
• CLIP NUMBER APPEND
• ALPHA APPEND VALUE
In both examples that follow, “TK” is a default append to the naming convention just
prior to the auto-incrementing TK value (which can be manually overridden via
parameter 17.6 Take).
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Ki Pro Mini offers these parameter choices for easy identification of the QuickTime files,
so that the names can logically match the shooting script, and are acceptable when
imported into the Final Cut Pro Browser window. Final Cut Pro's Browser window
provides columns of data used to describe the media. In the most minimal form,
“Name”,“Media Start”,“Media End” and “Reel” are required pieces of information for a
Final Cut Pro clip to be properly perceived as “valid” media. Additional information or
“QuickTime metadata” is useful and can be mapped into the myriad choices provided
in the Final Cut Pro Browser column headings.
Example 1: using the factory default AJA parameter settings:
REEL NAME
1
001
CLIP NAME
CLIP
CLIP NUMBER
1
CLIP APPEND
Alpha
ALPHA APPEND
A
The resulting clip would be named and displayed as: “CLIP1ATK1”. The
media would be named “001” if mounted on the OS X desktop as a volume.
Example 2: using customized settings:
REEL NAME
002
CLIP NAME
SC
CLIP NUMBER
12
CLIP APPEND
ALPHA
ALPHA APPEND
B
The resulting clip would have the following naming convention:
“SC12BTK1”. The media would be named “002” if mounted on a desktop as a
volume.
17.3 CLIP NUMBER
This parameter determines the clip number, from 1 to 999, that follows the CLIP NAME,
and is associated with all clips generated while using this setting.
17.3
CLIP NUMBER
1 to 999
(default = 1)
Press ADJUST button up or down to change the
CLIP NUMBER value from 1 to 999.
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17.4 CLIP APPEND
This parameter is used with parameter 17.5 ALPHA APPEND to append a text value
after the CLIP NUMBER or have no text appended.
17.4
CLIP APPEND
NONE
ALPHA (default)
No text is appended to the CLIP NAME and
CLIP NUMBER
The text value entered in ALPHA APPEND is appended
to the CLIP NAME and CLIP NUMBER
17.5 ALPHA APPEND
This parameter is used with parameter 17.4 CLIP APPEND to append a text value after
the CLIP NUMBER.
17.5
ALPHA APPEND
A to Z
(default = A)
Press ADJUST button up or down to change the
ALPHA APPEND value from A to Z. Alphabetic
values increment with A and Z wrapping around.
17.8 TAKE
This parameter determines the TAKE number, from 1 to 999, that follows the CLIP
NAME and CLIP NUMBER, followed by any ALPHA APPEND (if selected), generated for
all clips while using this setting.
17.8
TAKE
1 to 999
(default = 1)
Ki Pro Mini automatically generates a TAKE number.
Press ADJUST button up or down to change the
TAKE value from 1 to 999, if a value other than the
automatically generated value is desired.
There are rules that Ki Pro Mini observes in relation to Clips and Takes using these
standard naming conventions:
1. Ki Pro Mini will not overwrite an existing clip.
2. The Take number will auto-increment past existing numbers for the “prefix” as
defined by the Reel Name, Clip Name, Clip Number, Clip Append, Alpha
Append, and Take settings.
3. If the number is at “999” , Ki Pro Mini wil record a clip with take 999, but then
cannot auto advance so the second attempt to record will generate a “Name In
Use” alarm. This prompts you to select a new Clip Name, Clip Number, Clip
Append, Alpha Append, and/or Take settings so that a new unique “prefix” is
created. This action ensures files are unique and understandable, and that clips
are never overwritten.
Custom Clip
Naming
Users can elect to give their clips names other than the standard criteria provided by
AJA. IMPORTANT: Certain characters may not be allowed or supported if entered for
a clip name. Examples include: punctuation marks (other than internal spaces or
periods), special characters (like @), and non-ASCII UTF-8 characters are rejected
outright. Note: non-UTF-8 characters appear in some languages, like Chinese and
Japanese, and are not supported.
Custom clip names can be created via the front panel UI menu parameters (19.1, 19.2,
19.3, and 19.4) through the use of the select and adjust up/down arrows. Users may
find that the more efficient method to perform custom clip naming is via the web UI
entry fields.
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19.1 CUSTOM CLIP
This parameter enables or disables whether a custom clip name can be used via menu
parameters 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, and 19.4, or via the web UI.
19.1
CUSTOM CLIP
OFF (default)
ON
Enable defining of custom clip name
Disable defining of custom clip name
19.2 CUSTOM NAME
This parameter defines a custom clip name. The custom name is defined via the front
panel select and adjust up/down arrows.
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19.2
CUSTOM NAMEE
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a custom clip name. Using
the adjust buttons and the top Select button, select the
characters for the name. The adjust buttons scroll through
the choices and the top Select button advances to the
next character. While selecting characters, the character
being changed will flash to show its position. Certain
characters may not be allowed or supported if entered for
a clip name. Examples include: punctuation marks (other
than internal spaces or periods), special characters (like
@), and non-ASCII UTF-8 characters are rejected
outright. Note: non-UTF-8 characters appear in some
languages, like Chinese and Japanese, and are not
supported.
Default: CUSTOM
19.3 CUSTOM CLIP TAKE
This parameter enables or disables whether a custom clip take name will be used. If
enabled, takes increment sequentially from the first value selected.
19.3
CUSTOM CLIP TK
ON (default)
OFF
Enable defining of custom clip take
Disable defining of custom clip take
Caution!
If a custom name is not changed and the "Custom Clip Take" parameter is not
enabled, an existing clip can be overwritten on the disk. Example: the first
recording made is called "Flying" and the "Custom Clip Take" parameter is not
enabled and the user does not enter a new value for the custom clip name and
leaves "Flying" entered, the first recording will be overwritten by the second
recording. AJA does not typically recommend disabling the use of the custom clip
take, but in some situations, overwriting an existing file may be desirable.
19.4 CUSTOM TAKE
This parameter defines a custom take. The custom take number is defined via the front
panel select and adjust up/down arrows.
19.4
CUSTOM TAKEE
1 to 999
(default = 1)
Press ADJUST button up or down to change the
TAKE value from 1 to 999, if a value other than the
automatically generated value is desired.
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22.1 GANG CLIP NAME
This parameter is used when performing gang recording via multiple Ki Pros and/or
Ki Pro Minis (refer to Controlling Multiple Ki Pros later in this manual). If the desire is
to have clips named the same across all Ki Pro ganged units' recordings, then use the
"Master Name" selection in this parameter. If the desire is to have clips named
independently on Ki Pro units, then "Slave Name" should be selected. Selecting
"Slave Name" means that the recording will take it's name from the individual Ki Pro's
parameters and not accept the value pushed to the Slave by the Master Ki Pro.
22.1
GANG CLIP NAME
Master Name (default)
Slave Name
Enable have clips named the same across all Ki Pro
ganged units
Name clips independently on Ki Pro units
Note: Most gang controls are only available in the web user interface.
CONFIG menus
When we talk about menus, we discuss the Parameter Number and Name on the top
line of the display and the Parameter Setting(s) possible as shown on the bottom line
of the display; remember, the current setting is what is shown.
As in the MEDIA menus already presented, pressing one of the parameter Adjust
buttons changes the current CONFIG parameter’s value to a new one from the Ki Pro
Mini’s list of choices—repeating the list if you continue to press Adjust—or adjusting
a numerical value up or down.
The exact choices displayed will vary depending on the parameter. Most adjustment
choices made with the Adjust buttons take effect immediately and will be
subsequently stored into the Ki Pro Mini’s non-volatile memory if they remain
unchanged for 3 seconds.
If a Select or Adjust button is held down continuously, the changes will begin to
happen automatically - with acceleration if applicable.
Holding down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust (down) buttons—at the same time —
will set that parameter back to its factory default value.
The CONFIG menu is for system set-up and configuration. Each parameter is
numbered, just like the MEDIA menus.
CONFIG Menu
Parameters
Many of the CONFIG menu parameters are used together to configure the type of Ki
Pro Mini recording and associated conversion formats used on the input or output
for a particular workflow.
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1.1 RECORD TYPE
This parameter defines the frame recording method of media stored. RECORD TYPE can
be configured to record the incoming video signal in a “NORMAL” manner, “PsF” signal
if the incoming source is 1080psf 29.97 (for example), or variable frame rate (VFR).
1.1
RECORD TYPE
NORMAL (default)
PsF
VFR
Record standard format as input
Record progressive segmented frame
Record variable frame rate
Note: A 23.98Hz source is automatically treated as PsF, regardless of this setting. For 29.97 Hz or
25 Hz, “NORMAL” means encode as interlaced and “PSF” means encode as progressive.
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This only applies to 1080 formats.
VFR (Variable Frame Rate) recording makes use of meta data embedded in the RP188
data stream on the SD-SDI/HD-SDI input, allowing for the frame rate to change actively.
Examples of cameras offering variable frame rate include Panasonic AJ-HDC27 and
several cameras from the Panasonic HPX line.
Note: In the current firmware, Ki Pro Mini supports 720p VFR rates of 23.98, 25 and 29.97fps.
Other 720p rates and 1080p VFR support will be added with a future firmware update.
1.3 1080p PLAYBACK
This parameter defines the format applied when 1080p media is played back from
storage.
1.3
1080p Playback
Progressive
PsF (default)
Playback as standard 1080p progressive frame
Playback as 1080 progessive segmented frame
(regardless of what was recorded when input)
2.1 VIDEO INPUT
This parameter selects a video input source from the video input connections available.
This is the video that will be recorded and/or passed through.
2.1
VIDEO INPUT
SDI (default)
HDMI
Selects SDI input connector
Selects the HDMI input connector
2.2 AUDIO INPUT
This parameter selects an audio input source from the audio input connections
available, including embedded SDI audio which requires an SDI video source and HDMI
audio, which requires and HDMI video source.
2.2
AUDIO INPUT
SDI (default)
XLR
HDMI
Selects SDI embedded audio from the SDI input
connector (if SDI video input is selected)
Selects the XLR input for audio input
Selects HDMI embedded audio (if HDMI video input is
selected)
Note: XLR input could be microphone level or line level, depending on the connector panel
switch setting.
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2.3 AUDIO CHANNELS
This parameter selects the use of either two or eight audio channels via SDI
embedded audio. Generally, when working with camera sources, there are only one
or two audio tracks being produced, and therefore 2 channel would be the
appropriate selection. In post production use, there are often more channels of
audio required, so 8 channel audio may be the appropriate choice in such situations.
Ki Pro Mini only allows for the selection of either 2 channels or 8 channels of audio to
be written to the QuickTime file that is recorded. Therefore, if the source has more
than 2 channels of audio, but less than 8 channels of audio that need to be preserved,
the CONFIG Menu parameter 2.3 Audio Channels would need to be set to "8
Channels."
Notes:
1. Not all devices support 8 channel audio. Ki Pro Mini does not provide a "mixdown"
option for 8 channel recordings on output, so be sure to use devices that support 8
channel audio via SDI if the 8 channels recorded are desired.
2. If 8 Channels are selected for 2.3 Audio Channels, but 2.2 Audio Input is set to any
selection other than SDI (XLR or HDMI) then a Warning prompt will appear on the
display "Warning 2 Channel Format." Clear this warning by selecting SDI audio as the
input source in 2.2 Audio Input or by selecting 2-channel audio in 2.3 Audio Channels.
2.3
AUDIO CHANNELS
2 Channels (default)
8 Channels
Selects recording of 2 SDI embedded audio channels
Selects recording of 8 SDI embedded audio channels
4.1 ANALOG AUDIO
This parameter configures the analog audio signal levels for input and output.
Professional audio equipment has much higher levels than consumer equipment: a 0
VU reading corresponds to +4 dBu. Connecting a professional +4 dBu device to a
consumer audio input -10dBV (-7.8 dBu) may cause overloading, whereas the output
of a consumer device probably does not have sufficient power to drive a professional
audio input. With consumer and semi-professional audio equipment, a VU reading of
0 dB is typically referenced to -10 dBV. 0 dBu = 0.775 VRMS. These settings are valid
with the panel Mic/Line switch set to “Line.” (The Mic settings are lower input level
settings for use with condenser and dynamic microphones—use Mic +48 for
powered condenser mics and Mic for dynamic microphones.)
4.1
ANALOG AUDIO
+24dBu (default)
+18dBu
+15dBu
+12dBu
Selects pro-level USA signal levels of +24dBu
Selects pro-level Europe signal levels of +18dBu
Selects pro-level German signal levels of +15dBu
Selects consumer signal levels of +12dBu
Note: Maximum amplitude (0 dBFS)
6.1 GENLOCK
This parameter selects source of reference video used to genlock to during playback.
Ki Pro Mini always genlocks to the selected input during capture.
6.1
GENLOCK
INPUT
FREERUN (default)
Use the currently selected input as the Genlock source
Free run mode: Ki Pro Mini syncs to its own timebase and
is not locked to an external source
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8.0 TC IN
This parameter selects the source of timecode from those available.
8.0
TC IN
TC VALUE (default)
SDI RP188
LTC
TIME OF DAY
Use the value specified in parameter 8.1 TC VALUE
Use the timecode read from the embedded RP188
metadata in the SDI input
Use timecode from the LTC input connector
Set to “Time of Day” clock (CONFIG parameter 55.6)
8.1 TC VALUE
This parameter selects an hour for timecode to start.
8.1
TC VALUE
1 to 23
default: 01:00:00:00
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Use the ADJUST buttons to select a timecode hour.
For example: 01:00:00:00,
“02:00:00:00, etc.
8.2 TC TYPE
This parameter selects drop frame or non-drop frame timecode.
8.2
TC TYPE
NDF (default)
DF
Selects Non-drop Frame timecode
Selects Drop Frame timecode
8.3 ARM RECORDING
This parameter selects how recording will begin: either by pressing the physical record
button (or web “Record” button), via incrementing start/stop timecode values, or via a
LANC signal.
If arm recording on timecode, parameters 8.0, 8.1. and 8.2 must be set to a qualified
source and type of timecode. Timecode that starts and stops, such as is produced by
record run timecode, should be used; freerun timecode is not viable for this feature
since it does not produce start and stop values.
If arm recording using LANC, you must have a LANC enabled device connected. A LANC
controller can be connected to the Ki Pro Mini and then looped out to the camera;
hitting record on the LANC controller will cause both the camera and the Ki Pro Mini to
begin recording. Important: you cannot simply have a LANC controller only connected
to Ki Pro Mini and use it to arm recording; you need a LANC enabled Sony or Canon
camera in the signal chain. The camera is the essential element because it contains the
LANC (or Control-L) protocol; if only a camera is used, it can be connected to Ki Pro Mini
directly and if the camera begins recording, the Ki Pro Mini will also begin recording.
8.3
ARM RECORDING
REC KEY (default)
TC/REC KEY
LANC/REC KEY
Start Record button is pressed
Start on Time Code or Record button
Start Ki Pro Mini under LANC control. When selected
and you have a LANC controller connected to the Ki Pro
Mini and looped out to the camera, the Ki Pro Mini will go
into record when you hit record on the LANC controller.
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41.1 VIDEO SG FRMT
This parameter determines the video format output from Ki Pro Mini’s internal test
signal generator. This parameter is used with parameter 41.2 to determine the type
of video test signal output by Ki Pro Mini.
41.1
VIDEO SG FRMT
525i 29.97 (default)
625i 25
720p 50
720p 59.94
1080PsF 23.98
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
Select the video format desired for test signal output.
41.2 VIDEO SG
This parameter determines the video signal output from Ki Pro Mini’s internal test
signal generator. This parameter is used with parameter 41.1 to determine the type
of video test signal output by Ki Pro Mini.
41.2
VIDEO SG
OFF (default)
Black
75% Bars
100% Bars
Turn test signal output OFF.
Video test signal output is color black.
Video test signal output is 75% color bars. This 75%
amplitude,100% saturation test signal is useful to check
low frequency response and video tilt as well as the
performance of video clamping.
Video test signal output is 100% color bars. This 100%
white full field bars test signal is helpful to check chroma
amplitude versus overall video level.
41.3 AUDIO SG
This parameter determines the audio signal output from Ki Pro Mini’s internal test
signal generator.
41.3
AUDIO SG
OFF (default)
Silence
1 kHz
Turn audio test signal output OFF.
Output an audio test signal containing silence only.
Output a standard 1 kHz test signal tone.
50.1 IP CONFIG
This parameter determines the type of TCP/IP network configuration used by Ki Pro
Mini.
Note: With parameters 50.1, 50.2 and 50.3, there is no timeout when editing—changes
made while in these menus will be saved and activated when the menu is exited.
50.1
IP CONFIG
STATIC ADDR
DEFAULT ADDR
DHCP (default)
Assign a static IP address manually (parameters 50.2,
50.3, and 50.4 will have to be entered to accomplish
this).
Use the factory default static IP address: 10.65.74.65
Select automatic IP address assignment from DHCP
server on LAN.
Note: if Ki Pro Mini cannot find a DHCP server to
communicate with, it will select the default factory IP
address of 192.168.0.2.
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50.2 IP ADDRESS
This parameter determines the static IP address used by Ki Pro Mini for TCP/IP
networking.
50.2
IP ADDRESS
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter an IP address compatible
with your LAN (if you have one). If direct connecting to a
computer, enter a legal IP address that you’ll also enter in
the computer’s web browser. This is only needed for
Static IP configurations.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP and there is a DHCP failure, then
the default IP address is: 192.168.0.2
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the default static IP address
is: 10.65.74.65
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Note: For parameters 50.2, 50.3, and 50.4, you will be setting IP addresses that consist of
“octets” separated by a period (i.e., 10.0.181.0). When editing these, the Select button
selects the octet and then the Adjust buttons select the desired number. Pressing Select
Up again advances to the next octet. At the final octet, the address will flash—pressing
Select Up at that point confirms the setting.
When these parameters are edited, you can abort the editing process by backing out
(press the Select down arrow button repeatedly until the edit passes the first octet). You’ll
notice that after completing the edit on the last octet, the display will blink—this is an
indication that the edited IP address is about to be saved. You can save the edited IP
address (press the Select arrow up to save) or choose not to save by pressing the Select
arrow down button.
50.3 SUBNET MASK
This parameter determines the subnet mask used by Ki Pro Mini for TCP/IP networking.
50.3
SUBNET MASK
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a subnet mask compatible
with your LAN (if you have one). This is only needed for
Static IP configurations.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP, the default Subnet Mask will be
assigned by the DHCP server
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the default Subnet Mask is:
255.0.0.0
Please read the “Note” about editing IP addresses in parameter 50.2 as it also applies to
parameters 50.3 and 50.4.
50.4 STATIC GATEWAY
This parameter determines the gateway or router used by Ki Pro Mini on your LAN for
TCP/IP networking.
50.4
STATIC GATEWAY
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a gateway compatible with
your LAN (if you have one). This is only needed for Static
IP configurations.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP, the default gateway will be
assigned by the DHCP server
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the default gateway is:
10.0.0.1
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Note: Without a properly configured default gateway (whether you have a router/gateway
or not), Ki Pro Mini will be unable to see other Ki Pros or FS1s on the network, although
you may still be able to control the Ki Pro Mini via a web browser. Also, without a
proper gateway defined, the discovery feature “Available Ki Pros—Click to Refresh” on
the Network web page will not work correctly and list other Ki Pros or FS1s on the
network.
50.5 SYSTEM NAME
This parameter defines a name for Ki Pro Mini and gives it a unique identifier. This
same name is used both when displaying systems via the web interface.
50.5
SYSTEM NAMEE
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a name for Ki Pro Mini.
Using the adjust buttons and the top Select button, select
the characters for each of the up to 20-character name.
The adjust buttons scroll through the choices and the top
Select button advances to the next character. While
selecting characters, the character being changed will
flash to show its position. The character set allowed is: 0
through 9, '-','.', A through Z (uppercase) and a through z
(lowercase).
Default: Ki Pro Mini
50.6 MAC ADDRESS
This parameter is an information only field showing the MAC address of the Ki Pro
Mini’s ethernet adapter.
50.6
MAC ADDRESS
information only display
Selecting this parameter allows you to view Ki Pro Mini’s
ethernet MAC address. The MAC address is a unique
value associated with the internal ethernet network
adapter. MAC addresses are also known as hardware
addresses or physical addresses. MAC addresses
uniquely identify an ethernet adapter on a LAN.
MAC address format: MM:MM:MM:SS:SS:SS
The value is 12-digit hexadecimal, where the first half
identifies the manufacturer and the second half identifies
the unique serial number.
55.4 DATE SET
This parameter manually sets the calendar date of the internal Ki Pro Mini clock. The
value is defined as YYYY/MM/DD (year/month/day).
55.4
DATE SET
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a calendar date for Ki Pro
Mini. Using the adjust buttons and the top SELECT
button, select the characters for each category ( YYYY/
MM/DD). The adjust buttons scroll through the choices
and the top SELECT button advances to the next
character. While selecting characters, the character being
changed will flash to show its position. When finished, the
final press of the SELECT up button will flash the whole
value, hit SELECT once more to confirm and the next
menu parameter will appear.
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55.6 TIME SET
This parameter manually sets the calendar date of the internal Ki Pro Mini clock, when
setting manually (NTP not used).
55.6
TIME SET
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a time for Ki Pro Mini’s
clock. Using the adjust buttons and the top Select button,
select the characters for each digit (hours/minutes). The
adjust buttons scroll through the choices and the top
Select button advances to the next character. While
selecting characters, the character being changed will
flash to show its position. When finished, the final press
of the SELECT up button will flash the whole value, hit
SELECT once more to confirm and the next menu
parameter will appear. Time is set using
1 a 24 hour format
(military) and must be set to GMT time.
Note: there are many websites that will assist you in
converting your local regional time to GMT (UTC). AJA
does not endorse any particular one, but here are two
examples:
http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/zones.html
http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/zulu-utc.html
70.2 DISPLAY INTENSITY
This parameter determines the brightness of the alphanumeric LCD display and front
panel backlit buttons.
70.2
DISPLAY INTENSITY
variable
Using the adjust buttons, you can dim or brighten the
alphanumeric display and activity indicator LEDs in steps
from 1 (dim) to 8 (brightest)
Default: 6
70.3 FAN SPEED
This parameter determines the speed of Ki Pro Mini’s internal cooling fan. In some
environments where audio recording is occurring close to the Ki Pro Mini unit, it may
be desirable to set the fan speed to “QUIET RECORD” for optimum quiet operation.
70.3
FAN SPEED
NORMAL
NORMAL AUTO
QUIET RECORD (default)
QUIET AUTO
Fan runs at normal fixed speed for optimum cooling.
Fan runs at variable speeds for optimal cooling.
Fan runs at a fixed slower speed for optimum quiet.
Fan runs at normal speed until recording begins, then the
fan ramps down to a slower speed for optimum quiet.
80.1SERIAL NUMBER
This parameter displays this Ki Pro Mini’s unique serial number.
80.2 SW VERSION
This parameter displays Ki Pro Mini’s software version level.
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99.0 FACTORY RESET
Selecting this parameter and then pressing the ADJUST (up) button for 2 seconds
recalls Ki Pro Mini’s factory default settings.
Caution!
Selecting this parameter and recalling factory defaults will overwrite the current
settings (with the exception of network settings, which are retained).
Recalling factory defaults does not affect these network settings: IP
Config, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, System Name, or Date and Time.
To clear network settings and recall factory defaults, hold down both the Adjust (up)
and Adjust (down) buttons at the same time.
Note: To set a single parameter to its factory default value, go to that parameter and hold
down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust (down) buttons at the same time.
Chapter 4: Browser Remote Control
Remote Control Overview
An optimized web server inside Ki Pro Mini allows you to remotely monitor and adjust
parameter settings via a a browser client running on a network wired computer. The network
can be a closed local area network, a straight computer-to-Ki Pro Mini cable, or even exposed
through a firewall to a broadband WAN (not generally recommended since anyone on the
internet can then access the Ki Pro Mini).
The LAN connection on Ki Pro Mini uses a standard RJ45 connector, but internally it’s
intelligent and communicates via standard “straight-through” CAT 5 ethernet cables or nullmodem (cross-over) cables without any configuration or strapping required.
Note: Safari is the supported web browser for Ki Pro Mini control. Other browser software
may work, but AJA cannot guarantee operation.
Web Browser via Ethernet
To control Ki Pro Mini remotely, connect a computer to the Ki Pro Mini unit’s LAN connector,
an RJ45 socket, via a CAT5 ethernet cable.
To access the Ki Pro Mini, simply enter its URL in the web browser. The URL will be the IP
address defined in Ki Pro Mini’s Network parameter menus (50.2—please note also that 50.1
through 50.4 must all be configured correctly to access Ki Pro Mini on your network). If Ki Pro
Mini is using DHCP (the default), the IP address can be found by going to parameter 50.2 and
reading it there. When Ki Pro Mini is shipped from the AJA factory, it defaults to DHCP
operation.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP, and the DHCP server on the network fails to grant an IP address, then Ki
Pro Mini will fall back to the static IP address.
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the factory default static IP address is: 10.65.74.65.
So, if 50.1 is set to Default Addr, you would type the following in the web browser:
http://10.65.74.65 to see Ki Pro Mini’s web interface Main Status screen.
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General Screen
Information
All Ki Pro Mini web screens have certain areas in common. On the left of each screen is an
information pane listing all the available Ki Pro Mini screen choices. Click any of these items
to jump to that screen. At the top of each screen you’ll also find a heading showing the
connection status in addition to the Ki Pro Mini’s serial number and software version. This
latter information is useful if you ever have to call AJA Technical Support to discuss a
problem or get help. In the middle of each screen are menu choices and information
pertaining to the subject matter of that screen.
Ki Pro Mini web screens closely mirror the parameter menus displayed on its front panel. In
each of the screens presented on the following pages, we’ll list the parameter menu
numbers that are related so you can read the full definitions.
S/N, software version, and connection status
Ki Pro Mini Name
Status Information
List of Ki Pro Mini Screens:
Click one to Display
that Screen
Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Main Status Screen
Controlling Multiple
Ki Pros
From the Network screen, you can at-a-glance see all of the Ki Pro devices present on the
same local LAN as the current Ki Pro you are controlling. At the bottom of the screen under
“Available Ki Pros: Click to Refresh”, the system names of all Ki Pros and Ki Pro Minis on the
LAN are listed. Clicking on any of these will bring up the Status screen of that particular Ki
Pro.
Note: The Ki Pro you control may be running a different software version so screens may
look different. As a rule, it’s wise to have all your Ki Pro devices running the most
current software and the same version. Also, you must have a properly configured
default gateway to see the Ki Pros. In addition to Ki Pro on the LAN, the network
screen will also display any AJA FS1 frame syncs that are also attached to the LAN—
these will be displayed under “Others” at the bottom.
Also, if the Default Gateway (parameter 50.4) is not configured properly, other Ki Pros will
not be visible here. If it displays “No Ki Pros found” then check the gateway setting.
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Gang Recording
Multiple Ki Pro units (both Ki Pros and Minis) can be used in unison to produce recordings
via the Gang Control feature. This feature is only available via the web UI when Ki Pro
units have IP addresses configured under a common network and subnet mask and are
connected via their LAN connections to an ethernet switch or hub to a host computer.
Important Note: Gang control via the web UI is only supported under wired ethernet
connections, not under 802.11 wireless connections (Ki Pros only since Ki Pro Minis
don’t support wireless 802.11 anyway). AJA recommends disabling the 802.11
wireless connections when working with Ki Pro units under gang control. Leaving
802.11 wireless connections enabled while operating Ki Pro units under gang control
can lead to sluggish or erratic web UI interactions.
Example:
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You have a Ki Pro "Master" and a Ki Pro "Slave" both attached on a network where their
static IP addresses are 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.3 respectively—each with a subnet
mask value of 255.255.255.0. They are connected to a host computer with IP address
192.168.0.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0. The host computer uses a web browser, like
Apple's Safari, to access the "Master" Ki Pro by entering 192.168.0.2 in the URL field of the
browser. The Ki Pro "Master" unit web UI should appear.
How to Use Gang Recording
Navigating to the Transport screen, a "Show Gang Controls" button appears on the left
hand side of the screen. If "Show Gang Controls" is clicked, a list of "Available Ki Pros" is
presented. If Ki Pro units that were expected to appear do not appear, click on "Hide
Gang View" then click on "Show Gang View" again to refresh. Ki Pro information can take
up to a few seconds to be displayed. Finally, if Ki Pros are not listed after refreshing,
confirm that the Ki Pros are on the appropriate network, have the appropriate IP address,
etc.
Parameters for each available Ki Pro will appear in the Gang
Controls area. These include: System, Input Format, Free Storage,
Gang, Master and Settings. Ki Pro units that may be added to a
gang will appear under the System column. The Input Format
column gives information on what type of video format/framerate each system is
receiving. Free Storage allows for an "at a glance" view of the capacity of the media in
each unit. Gang is where the units can be added or removed from the gang. Master
allows the promotion of a Ki Pro unit to the "controlling" role in the gang. Settings allows
for the configuration of clip names on the Master and Slave Ki Pro units.
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Ki Pro Web Interface, Transport Screen—Show Gang Control
To add a Ki Pro to a gang, simply select the checkbox for the unit in the Gang column. As a
shortcut, if all available Ki Pro units are desired for a gang, select the "All" item below Gang.
Alternately, if you want to clear units from a gang, deselect them or use the "Clear" option.
IMPORTANT: There can be only one Master in a gang; typically, the IP address for the Ki Pro
unit you entered and are viewing the web UI on is the one which should be promoted to
the "controlling" role. If the unit with the IP address that is currently being viewed via the
web UI is selected, a red capitalized "MASTER" text will appear on the webpage above the
columns.
A Master Ki Pro unit can send three items to the slave Ki Pros units within a gang; a record
start command, a stop command and clip naming. The record start and stop commands are
controlled from the web UI Transport area above the gang information on the Master Ki Pro
unit or via physical front panel buttons (provided the unit is set to "Local Only" for the
CONFIG parameter 35.2).
The Settings area is where the Ki Pro clip name for each unit is decided.
By default, the Ki Pro is configured to use the standard clip naming conventions, not the
custom clip naming conventions. The first user selection is "Use Custom Clip Name"; if the
user wants to use the standard clip naming convention, leave this set to "OFF", but if the
user wants to create a custom clip name, mouse click on the "OFF" to reveal a pulldown for
"OFF/ON" selection, then click "OK".
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If "OFF" was selected, the next parameter would be "Clip Name", again, clicking on the "SC" or
"Clip" presented brings up the pulldown and the "OK" box. "Clip Number" must be entered
manually with a valid value for Ki Pro of 1 through 999 and then the enter/return key must be
hit. NOTE: If the enter/return key is not entered after the selection, the value will revert to
whatever was previously shown. Clicking on the value next to "Clip Append" and "Alpha
Append" both bring up a pulldown and an "OK" button. "Take" operates like the "Clip Number",
where a valid value of 1 to 999 can be entered and then the enter/return key needs to be hit for
confirmation of the value. For custom clip naming considerations, review the section in this
manual on "Custom Clip Naming."
Note that for Slave Ki Pro units, the Settings column provides a selection of either Use: "Master
Name" or "Slave Name." Clicking on the default value of "Master Name" pulls up a pulldown
selection of "Master Name" or "Slave Name" with an "OK" confirmation button. If the desire is to
have clips named the same across all Ki Pro units' recordings, then the Use: "Master Name"
selection should be made. If the desire is to have clips named independently
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then "Slave Name" should be selected. Selecting "Slave Name" means that the recording will
take it's name from the individual Ki Pro's parameters and not accept the value pushed to the
Slave by the Master Ki Pro.
It is important to note that as of firmware 2.0, Ki Pro can initiate recordings among units quickly,
but not all units will begin or end recordings precisely at the same time or the same frame. This
is not really an issue if matching timecode via SDI embedded RP-188 or LTC is sent to each unit
from a timecode generator via discrete outputs on the timecode generator or via a distribution
amplifier for the timecode. Note that many non-linear edit systems, like Final Cut Pro, can sync
clips based on timecode values for multi-clip editorial. Also note that Ki Pro does not, as of 2.0
firmware, provide simultaneous playback of media; only record start and stop functions are
available.
Resetting Values To
Factory Settings
To perform a global reset of Ki Pro Mini to factory settings, go to Ki Pro Mini front panel CONFIG
parameter 99.0 for a reset to factory values.
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Config Screen
The Config screen is a general purpose screen used to configure Ki Pro Mini’s I/O choices, and
also set up Ki Pro Mini’s environment (name, clock settings, display etc.)
Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Config Screen
Note: In the following web screen control definitions, the number in parentheses refers to
the Parameter descriptions in Chapter 2—you can read more information there about
the choices and their meanings.
Record Type (1.1): This parameter defines the frame recording method of media stored.
RECORD TYPE can be configured to record the incoming video signal in a “NORMAL”
manner, as a “PsF” signal if the incoming source is 1080psf 29.97 (for example), or VFR for
variable framerate recording of the SD-SDI/HD-SDI input (such as Varicam).
Arm Recording (8.3): This parameter selects how recording will begin: either by pressing the
physical record button (or web “Record” button), via incrementing start/stop timecode
values, or via a LANC signal.
If arm recording on timecode, parameters 8.0, 8.1. and 8.2 must be set to a qualified source
and type of timecode. Timecode that starts and stops, such as is produced by record run
timecode, should be used; freerun timecode is not viable for this feature since it does not
produce start and stop values.
If arm recording using LANC, you must have a LANC enabled device connected. A LANC
controller can be connected to the Ki Pro Mini and then looped out to the camera; hitting
record on the LANC controller will cause both the camera and the Ki Pro Mini to begin
recording. Important: you cannot simply have a LANC controller only connected to Ki Pro
Mini and use it to arm recording; you need a LANC enabled Sony or Canon camera in the
signal chain. The camera is the essential element because it contains the LANC (or
Control-L) protocol; if only a camera is used, it can be connected to Ki Pro Mini directly
and if the camera begins recording, the Ki Pro Mini will also begin recording.
Video In (2.1): This parameter selects a video input source from the video input connections
available. This is the video that will be recorded and/or passed through.
Audio In (2.2): This parameter selects an audio input source from the audio input connections
available. This is the audio that will be recorded and/or passed through.
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Analog Audio Standard (4.1): This parameter configures the analog audio signal levels for input
and output. Professional audio equipment has much higher levels than consumer
equipment: a 0 VU reading corresponds to +4 dBu. Connecting a professional +4 dBu
device to a consumer audio input -10dBV (-7.8 dBu) may cause overloading, whereas the
output of a consumer device probably does not have sufficient power to drive a
professional audio input. With consumer and semi-professional audio equipment, a VU
reading of 0 dB is typically referenced to -10 dBV. 0 dBu = 0.775 VRMS.
Genlock Source (6.1): This parameter selects source of reference video used to genlock to during
playback.
TC In (8.0): This parameter selects the source of timecode from those available.
TC Value (8.1): This parameter selects an hour timecode start.
TC Type (8.2): This parameter selects drop frame or non-drop frame timecode.
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System Name (50.5): This parameter defines a name for Ki Pro Mini and gives it a unique
identifier. This same name is used both when displaying systems via the web interface and
for display on Ki Pro Mini’s screen saver (if System name is chosen in Parameter 70.1 Screen
Saver).
Date Set (55.4): This parameter manually sets the calendar date of the internal Ki Pro Mini clock.
Time Set (55.6): This parameter manually sets the time of the internal Ki Pro Mini clock.
Display Intensity (70.2): This parameter determines the brightness of the alphanumeric display
and front backlit buttons.
Fan Speed (70.3): This parameter determines the speed of Ki Pro Mini’s internal cooling fan. In
some environments where audio recording is occurring close to the Ki Pro Mini unit, it may
be desirable to set the fan speed to “QUIET AUTO” or “QUIET RECORD”.
Video SG Format (41.1): This parameter determines the video format output from Ki Pro Mini’s
internal test signal generator.
Video SG (41.2): This parameter determines the video signal output from Ki Pro Mini’s internal
test signal generator. This parameter is used with parameter above (41.1) to determine the
type of video test signal output by Ki Pro Mini.
Audio SG (41.3): This parameter determines the audio signal output from Ki Pro Mini’s internal
test signal generator (OFF, silence, or 1 kHz tone).
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Media Screen
This screen offers settings for a variety of media-related functions, including formatting
storage media, type of Apple ProRes 422 encoding, and reel and clip definitions.
Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Media Screen
Encode Type (14.1): This parameter defines the Apple ProRes encoding method.
Play Media (15.1): This parameter determines behaviour during playback: either one clip will
play when “Play” is selected, or all clips will be played when a play is selected. See
parameter 15.1, Play Media, in Chapter 3 for greater detail and caveates.
Loop Play (15.2): This parameter turns looped playback on and off.
Format Media (16.1): This parameter is used to format the currently selected storage device.
Reel Name (17.0): The reel name is a number between 1 and 999 that determines the name of
the media as it will appear when the CF card is mounted on a Mac OSX desktop.
Clip Name (17.2): This parameter determines the clip name associated with all clips generated
while using this setting. The clip name is either “Clip” or “SC”.
Clip Number (17.3): This parameter determines the clip number, from 1 to 999, that follows the
CLIP NAME, and is associated with all clips generated while using this setting.
Clip Append (17.4): This parameter is used with parameter 17.5 ALPHA APPEND to append a
text value after the CLIP NUMBER or have no text appended.
Take (17.8): This parameter determines the TAKE number, from 1 to 999, that follows the CLIP
NAME and CLIP NUMBER, followed by any ALPHA APPEND (if selected), generated for all
clips while using this setting.
Alpha Append (17.5): This parameter is used with parameter 17.4 CLIP APPEND to append a
text value after the CLIP NUMBER.
Use Custom Clip Name (19.1): This parameter enables or disables whether a custom clip name
can be used. Refer to “Custom Clip Naming” in Chapter 3 for greater detail.
Custom Clip Name (19.2): This parameter allows you to enter a custom clip name. Once
entered, you’ll have to click the Apply button for it to take effect and be used.
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Use Custom Clip Take (19.3): This parameter enables or disables whether a custom clip take name
can be used. Refer to “Custom Clip Naming” in Chapter 3 for greater detail.
Custom Take (19.4): This parameter allows you to define a custom take number. Once entered,
you’ll have to click the Apply button for it to take effect.
Use Gang Clip Name (22.1): This parameter is used when performing gang recording via multiple
Ki Pros (refer to Controlling Multiple Ki Pros earlier in this Chapter). If the desire is to have
clips named the same across all Ki Pro ganged units' recordings, then use the "Master
Name" pull down selection. If the desire is to have clips named independently on Ki Pro
units, then "Slave Name" should be selected from the pull down. Selecting "Slave Name"
means that the recording will take it's name from the individual Ki Pro's parameters and not
accept the value pushed to the Slave by the Master Ki Pro. Refer to “Custom Clip Naming” in
Chapter 3 for greater detail.
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Transport Screen
This screen offers record, playback, fast forward, rewind and stop controls, similar to those
available on the operator-side of Ki Pro Mini. The screen also duplicates what is displayed on the
Ki Pro Mini front visual display, so you can see exactly what the Ki Pro Mini operator/camera
person is seeing.
Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Transport Screen
STOP : Press STOP to end playback or a media operation (PLAY, FF, REV, or RECORD). When
stopped, Ki Pro Mini displays the current point in the stopped clip. STOP can also be
considered a “pause” button. A double-press of the STOP button will return Ki Pro Mini to
an
E-to-E state.
PLAY : press PLAY to begin forward playback of the current clip at normal speed.
RECORD : press the red RECORD button to begin recording. Once in RECORD mode, all other
transport buttons are locked-out except the STOP button.
FFWD : press button to begin fast playback of the current clip at 2x speed. Successive pushes
increase the speed to 4x, 8x, and 16x. (Pushing the button after 16x speed is reached has no
further effect.) When fast-forwarding, audio is muted.
REV : pressing REV when not lit, begins playback of the current clip in reverse at 1x speed.
Successive pushes increase the speed to 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x. (Pushing the button after 16x
speed is reached has no further effect.) When playing in reverse, audio is muted for all
speeds above 1x.
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SELECT (up/down): while in the TRANSPORT menu, the SELECT buttons select clips and
operate like “previous” and “next” keys. When a clip is selected it is “cued” to the
beginning of the clip. Note that ordering and playback of clips is based on timestamp
order, not clip name.
ADJUST (up/down): while in the TRANSPORT menu, and in the “STOP” mode, the ADJUST
buttons will “single step” the current clip at a rate of one frame per button push
(up=forward, down=reverse).
DELETE CLIP: dedicated button that when pressed, deletes the currently selected clip.
When pressed, the system displays a precautionary “ARE YOU SURE?” prompt.
SLOT: this button serves two purposes. First, it selects which CF card is accessed by
the system. Second, the SLOT button is used to unmount currently selected CF
media.
Caution!
Not using the SLOT button to unmount a CF card before removal can cause
problems with the files stored on the CF card.
Pushing the SLOT button cycles between unmounting media and selecting media.
This function is only active when in the “STOP” mode and requires a “PRESS STOP TO
CONFIRM” if not stopped. After you select a slot, the system returns to the last selected
clip and timecode for that slot. If the media has been changed since the slot was last
selected (physically removed/media replaced), then the “first” clip on the media will be
“cued” to its start point. If inserted media has any issues, additional prompts may be
displayed as appropriate such as: “WARNING FRMT MEDIA” or “WARNING MEDIA LOW.”
Show Gang View: when clicked, the Transport screen will be expanded at the bottom to show
additional controls for controlling multiple Ki Pros. See “Gang Recording” discussed
earlier in this chapter.
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Network Screen
This screen contains all of the information required to set up Ki Pro Mini TCP/IP networking. The
screen also shows all Ki Pro Minis that are on the same LAN as the Ki Pro Mini the web browser is
currently communicating with.
Note: Ki Pro Mini IP Address and netmask fields filter keystrokes and only allow legal
characters. The Ki Pro Mini also checks the format of the entry to ensure it is valid; if
found to be invalid, the background of the IP Address or netmask will turn red. If you
click the Update button while an invalid entry exists in one of the these fields, Ki Pro Mini
will display an error dialog—you must correct the error before updating.
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Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Network Screen
IP Address Type (50.1): use to change the IP address for Ki Pro Mini. When an IP address is entered
and the Update button is clicked, the IP address will change and the browser will display a
“redirecting to...” page which should send the browser to the new IP address entered. (You
can also click on a link on the redirect page.
IP Address (50.2): enter an IP address compatible with your LAN (if you have one). When
networking Ki Pro Mini to a computer, this is the IP address that you’ll enter in the
computer’s web browser to bring up the Ki Pro Mini’s web interface from its embedded
web server. You must also click the “Update” button to update Ki Pro Mini with the IP
address entered here.
Netmask (50.3): enter a subnet mask compatible with your LAN (if you have one). You must also
click the “Update IP Address” button to update Ki Pro Mini with the changed information
entered here.
Default Gateway (50.4): enter the IP address for your LAN’s gateway/router (if you have one). You
must also click the “Update IP Address” button to update Ki Pro Mini with the changed
information entered here.
Update Network Settings: pressing this button requests Ki Pro Mini to update its IP information
with that entered on this screen.
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Available Ki Pros- Click to Refresh: all of the Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro devices present on the same
local LAN as the current Ki Pro Mini are listed below this heading (see note below). The
serial numbers of all Ki Pro Minis on the LAN, or their defined “System Names” (see
parameter 50.5) are listed—and clicking on any of these will bring up the Status screen of
that Ki Pro Mini. Note: the Ki Pro Mini you control may be running a different software
version so screens may look different. As a rule, it’s wise to have all your Ki Pro Mini
devices running the most current software and the same version. Also, without a
properly configured default gateway (whether you have a router/gateway or not), the
discovery feature “Available Ki Pro Minis—Click to Refresh” on the Network page may not
work.
Note: Ki Pro Mini devices shown are cached and may not reflect the realtime state of all Ki
Pro Minis on the LAN. As Ki Pro Minis are added or removed from the network they
may take awhile to appear in the Available Ki Pro Minis listing. If, at anytime you want a
current view of the network (clearing the cache and showing the realtime state), then
press the Control key on your keyboard while clicking the Available Ki Pro Minis—Click
to Refresh link.
Clips Screen
The Clips screen allows you to see at a glance all of the clips on the currently selected CF card
as chosen by the SLOT button (see Transport screen).
This screen also allows you delete clips listed, either all-clips or individually. A refresh button
ensures that the web pages cache is updated to show the latest state of what is on the Ki Pro
Mini.
Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Clips Screen
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Update Firmware
Screen
The Update Firmware screen allows you to update your Ki Pro Mini to later versions of software
as they are issued by AJA and posted on the website. When software updates are released, they
often contain new features, improvements, and bulletins that may be very useful. We suggest
checking the website when you have time.
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Ki Pro Mini Web Interface, Update Firmware Screen
Preparing to Update Software
Although Ki Pro Mini comes from the factory pre-installed with software, it may not be as up-todate as software posted on our AJA website. This topic describes the steps required to upgrade
the software in your Ki Pro Mini.
1. Download the Latest Ki Pro Mini Software
Current and past releases of Ki Pro Mini software are available on the World Wide Web
from AJA's website. To get the software, point your browser to:
http://www.aja.com/support/ki-pro/ki-pro.php
This link is also available at the bottom of the “Update Firmware” screen (discussed later
on this page). Once you’re at the update page, Ki Pro Mini software files can be selected
to download to your Mac or PC for upgrading your machine.
2. Unpack the Software
Ki Pro Mini software update files are “ZIP” files, which you can open with a number of
standard and third party uncompressor applications. The software image that you’ll
install on Ki Pro Mini is a file with a name like kipro_ver_2.5.0.5.bin or similar.
Note: Depending on your PC or Mac operating system settings, the “.bin” extension may not be
visible to you in a file directory.
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Upload and Install the Software on your Ki Pro Mini
Uploading and installing the software update only requires a PC or Mac that can “see” the Ki
Pro Mini via its ethernet connection. Follow this procedure to install the software:
1. Point your browser at Ki Pro Mini's upgrade page by clicking on the “Update Firmware”
link at the bottom of the navigation box on the left-hand side of any Ki Pro Mini web
page.
2. Click the “Browse...” button to select the file you previously downloaded. For example:
kipro_ver_2.5.0.5.bin contained in the zipfile downloaded from AJA.
3. When you have selected a valid Ki Pro Mini image file, click the “Upload” button in the
web browser. The file you select will upload to the Ki Pro Mini and be tested for validity.
Incomplete, corrupted, or non-Ki Pro Mini software files are rejected.
4. Wait for the procedure to complete—it will take only a few minutes. When done, Ki Pro
Mini will prompt you to restart your machine. After restart, Ki Pro Mini will be running
the new software. Progress is shown on the front panel.
5. Once these steps are complete, Ki Pro Mini will be running the software you just
uploaded until the next time you upgrade it. The configuration of the Ki Pro Mini prior
to the upgrade will be preserved.
Ensure the new software is running by bringing up the Ki Pro Mini web page again; the
software version is displayed at the top of all web screens. If for some rare reason it
didn't update, you can then run through the update steps again.
Note:
On some browsers, the Retry page may appear even though the software upgrade was
successful. If this occurs, before clicking on retry, refresh the web page and check the
version number. If the new version number appears at the top of the page, the
software upgrade was successful. If the old version appears, click Retry.
If there is a power outage or glitch during the software download, Ki Pro Mini will boot
the older software version and the upgrade process can then be re-started by the user.
This happens because Ki Pro Mini has been designed with a safety feature where an
internal “safe” copy of the previous software is retained in the event the updating
process fails.
Caution!
AJA recommends you only update the Ki Pro Mini when on mains power, or with
a fully charged battery.
Appendix A: Specifications
Video Input
Digital:
SD and HD-SDI (1xBNC), SMPTE-259/292/296
HDMI v1.3
Video Output (all simultaneously active)
Digital:
SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296 (1xBNC)
HDMI
Formats
525i 29.97
625i 25
720p 23.98 (from within 59.94 via VFR)
720p 25 (from within 50 via VFR)
720p 29.97 (from within 59.94 via VFR)
720p 50
720p 59.94
720p 60
Audio Input
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080PsF 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080p 23.98
1080p 24
1080p 29.97
Digital:
24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz
HDMI embedded, 2 channel
Analog:
24-bit A/D, 2 channel balanced (2 XLR), 48kHz
Input level: Line, Mic, Mic + phantom 48Vdc
Audio Output
Digital:
24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz
HDMI embedded, 8 channel
Network
10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
Embedded webserver for remote control
Panel User Interface
3 line LCD display, with dedicated buttons (15)
A
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1
A-2
Storage
Compact Flash (CF) media, 2 slots with Ejectors and Slot LEDs showing
media state
Timecode
LTC timecode input via BNC
SDI embedded RP188 timecode
Control
LANC Loop (2 LANC connectors)
Temperature
Operating Temperature Range: 5C to 40C
Safe Storage Temperature Range (power OFF): -20C to 60C
Power
Voltage: 100-240 VAC (to supplied AC Adapter);
12Vdc to power connector input onbottom of unit:
12 Vdc minimum
18 Vdc maximum
Current: 1.5A (maximum)
Power: 18W (at 12Vdc), 15W typical
Physical
Weight: 1.262 lbs (0.572 kg)
Dimensions: see drawing below.
Appendix B: Safety & Compliance
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notices
Class A
Interference
Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15, Subpart B of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a commericial installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian ICES Statement
Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio-noise emissions from a
digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications. This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique du ministère des Communications
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques visant les appareils
numériques de classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique du
ministère des Communications du Canada. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe A est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Regulatory Compliance
This equipment may be operated in the countries that comprise the member countries of
the European Union and the European Free Trade Association. These countries, listed in the
following paragraph, are referred to as The European Community throughout this
document:
AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND,
FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG,
MALTA, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN,
SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM, ICELAND, LICHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND
Declaration of
Conformity
Marking by this symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements of the EMC
Directive of the European Union 2004/108/EC.
This equipment meets the following conformance standards:
Safety:
CB- IEC 60065:2001 + A1:2005
NRTL - UL 60065:2003 R11.06, CSA C22.2 NO. 60065:2003 + A1:06
GS - EN 60065:2002 + A1
Additional licenses issued for specific countries available on request.
Emissions:
EN 55103-1: 1996
EN61000-3-2:2006, EN61000-3-3:1995 +A1:2001 +A2:2005
Immunity:
EN 55103-2: 1996
EN61000-4-2:1995 + A1:1999 + A2:2001, EN61000-4-3:2006, EN61000-4-4:2004,
EN 61000-4-5: 2005, EN 610004-6:2007, EN61000-4-11:2004
The product is also licensed for additional country specific standards as required for
the International Marketplace.
Warning!
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may
cause radio interference, in which case, the user may be required to take
appropriate measures.
Achtung! Dieses ist ein Gerät der Funkstörgrenzwertklasse A. In Wohnbereichen
können bei Betrieb dieses Gerätes Rundfunkstörungen auftreten, in welchen Fällen der
Benutzer für entsprechende Gegenmaßnahmen verantwortlich ist.
Attention! Ceci est un produit de Classe A. Dans un environnement domestique, ce
produit risque de créer des interférences radioélectriques, il appartiendra alors à
l’utilisateur de prendre les mesures spécifiques appropriées.
Safety and Compliance — Korea KCC Compliance Statement
Korea KCC Compliance Statement
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Taiwan Compliance Statement
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and
Inspection (BSMI) CNS 13438, Class A.
Japanese Compliance Statement
1. Class A ITE
この装置は、
クラスA 情報技術装置です。
この装置を家庭環境で使用すると電波妨害
を引き起こすことがあります。
この場合には使用者が適切な対策を講ずるよう要求され
ることがあります。VCCI−A
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the VCCI Council (VCCI V-3/2008.04). If this
equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio interference may occur, in which case, the
user may be required to take corrective actions.
Translated caution statements, warning conventions and warning messages
The following caution statements, warning conventions, and warning messages apply to this
product and manual.
Warning Symbol
Hazard Warning
Caution Symbol
B-3
B-4
Before operating your Ki Pro Mini unit, read the instructions in this document
Warning!
Read and follow all warning notices and instructions marked on the product or
included in the documentation.
Avertissement ! Lisez et conformez-vous à tous les avis et instructions
d'avertissement indiqués sur le produit ou dans la documentation.
Warnung! Lesen und befolgen Sie die Warnhinweise und Anweisungen, die auf dem Produkt
angebracht oder in der Dokumentation enthalten sind.
¡Advertencia! Lea y siga todas las instrucciones y advertencias marcadas en el producto o
incluidas en la documentación.
Aviso! Leia e siga todos os avisos e instruções assinalados no produto ou incluídos na
documentação.
Avviso! Leggere e seguire tutti gli avvisi e le istruzioni presenti sul prodotto o inclusi nella
documentazione.
Warning!
Do not use this device near water and clean only with a dry cloth.
Avertissement! N'utilisez pas cet appareil près de l'eau et nettoyez-le seulement
avec un tissu sec..
Warnung! Das Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wasser verwenden und nur mit einem trockenen
Tuch säubern.
¡Advertencia! No utilice este dispositivo cerca del agua y límpielo solamente con un paño
seco.
Aviso! Não utilize este dispositivo perto da água e limpe-o somente com um pano seco.
Avviso! Non utilizzare questo dispositivo vicino all'acqua e pulirlo soltanto con un panno
asciutto.
Warning!
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
Avertissement ! Ne bloquez aucune ouverture de ventilation. Suivez les instructions du
fabricant lors de l'installation.
Warnung! Die Lüftungsöffnungen dürfen nicht blockiert werden. Nur gemäß den
Anweisungen des Herstellers installieren.
¡Advertencia! No bloquee ninguna de las aberturas de la ventilación. Instale de acuerdo con
las instrucciones del fabricante.
Aviso! Não obstrua nenhuma das aberturas de ventilação. Instale de acordo com as
instruções do fabricante.
Avviso! Non ostruire le aperture di ventilazione. Installare in conformità con le istruzioni del
fornitore.
Safety and Compliance — Before operating your Ki Pro Mini unit, read the
Warning!
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Avertissement ! N'installez pas l'appareil près d'une source de chaleur telle que des radiateurs,
des bouches d'air de chauffage, des fourneaux ou d'autres appareils (amplificateurs compris)
qui produisent de la chaleur.
Warnung! Nicht in der Nähe von Wärmequellen wie Heizkörpern, Heizregistern, Öfen oder
anderen Wärme erzeugenden Geräten (einschließlich Verstärkern) aufstellen.
¡Advertencia! No instale cerca de fuentes de calor tales como radiadores, registros de calor,
estufas u otros aparatos (incluidos amplificadores) que generan calor.
Aviso! Não instale perto de nenhuma fonte de calor tal como radiadores, saídas
1 de calor, fogões
ou outros aparelhos (incluindo amplificadores) que produzam calor.
Avviso! Non installare vicino a fonti di calore come termosifoni, diffusori di aria calda, stufe o
altri apparecchi (amplificatori compresi) che emettono calore.
Warning!
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
device has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the device, the device
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
Avertissement ! Référez-vous au personnel de service qualifié pour tout entretien. L'entretien
est exigé quand l'appareil a été endommagé de quelque manière que ce soit, par exemple
lorsque le cordon d'alimentation ou la prise sont endommagés, que du liquide a été versé ou
des objets sont tombés dans l'appareil, que l'appareil a été exposé à la pluie ou à l'humidité, ne
fonctionne pas normalement ou est tombé.
Warnung! Das Gerät sollte nur von qualifizierten Fachkräften gewartet werden. Eine Wartung
ist fällig, wenn das Gerät in irgendeiner Weise beschädigt wurde, wie bei beschädigtem
Netzkabel oder Netzstecker, falls Flüssigkeiten oder Objekte in das Gerät gelangen, das Gerät
Regen oder Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt wurde, nicht ordnungsgemäß funktioniert oder fallen
gelassen wurde.
¡Advertencia! Consulte al personal calificado por cuestiones de reparación. El servicio de
reparación se requiere cuando el dispositivo ha recibido cualquier tipo de daño, por ejemplo
cable o espigas dañadas, se ha derramado líquido o se han caído objetos dentro del dispositivo,
el dispositivo ha sido expuesto a la lluvia o humedad, o no funciona de modo normal, o se ha
caído.
Aviso! Remeta todos os serviços de manutenção para o pessoal de assistência qualificado. A
prestação de serviços de manutenção é exigida quando o dispositivo foi danificado mediante
qualquer forma, como um cabo de alimentação ou ficha que se encontra danificado/a, quando
foi derramado líquido ou caíram objectos sobre o dispositivo, quando o dispositivo foi exposto
à chuva ou à humidade, quando não funciona normalmente ou quando foi deixado cair.
Avviso! Fare riferimento al personale qualificato per tutti gli interventi di assistenza.
L'assistenza è necessaria quando il dispositivo è stato danneggiato in qualche modo, ad
esempio se il cavo di alimentazione o la spina sono danneggiati, è stato rovesciato del liquido è
stato rovesciato o qualche oggetto è caduto nel dispositivo, il dispositivo è stato esposto a
pioggia o umidità, non funziona correttamente o è caduto.
Caution!
This device is a Class A product. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference, in which case users will be required to take
whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference at their own
expense.
Attention! Le périphérique est un produit de Classe A. Le fonctionnement de cet équipement
dans une zone résidentielle risque de causer des interférences nuisibles, auquel cas l'utilisateur
devra y remédier à ses propres frais.
B-5
B-6
Achtung! Dies ist ein Gerät der Klasse A. Bei Einsatz des Geräts in Wohngebieten kann es
Störungen des Radio- und Fernsehempfangs verursachen. In diesem Fall muss der Benutzer
alle notwendigen Maßnahmen ergreifen, die möglicherweise nötig sind, um die Störungen
auf eigene Rechnung zu beheben.
¡Precaución! Este es un producto clase A. El uso de este equipo en áreas residenciales puede
causar interferencias nocivas, en cuyo caso, se requerirá que los usuarios tomen cualquier
medida necesaria para corregir la interferencia por cuenta propia.
Cuidado! Este dispositivo é um produto Classe A. Operar este equipamento em uma área
residencial provavelmente causará interferência prejudicial; neste caso, espera-se que os
usuários tomem as medidas necessárias para corrigir a interferência por sua própria conta.
Attenzione! Questo dispositivo è un prodotto di Classe A. Il funzionamento di questo
apparecchio in aree residenziali potrebbe causare interferenze dannose, nel cui caso agli
utenti verrà richiesto di adottare tutte le misure necessarie per porre rimedio alle interferenze
a proprie spese.
Warning!
Disconnect the external AC power supply line cord(s) from the mains power
before moving the unit.
Avertissement ! Retirez le ou les cordons d’alimentation en CA de la source
d’alimentation principale lorsque vous déplacez l’appareil.
Warnung! Trennen Sie die Wechselstrom-Versorgungskabel vom Netzstrom, bevor Sie das
Gerät verschieben.
¡Advertencia! Cuando mueva la unidad desenchufe de la red eléctrica el/los cable(s) de la
fuente de alimentación CA tipo brick.
Advertência! Remova os cabos CA de alimentação brick da rede elétrica ao mover a unidade.
Avvertenza! Scollegare il cavo dell’alimentatore quando si sposta l’unità.
Hazard Warning!
High Voltage. This situation or condition can cause injury due to electric shock.
Avertissement ! Tension élevée. Cette situation ou condition peut causer des
blessures dues à un choc électrique.
Warnung! Hochspannung. Diese Situation oder Bedingung kann zu Verletzungen durch
Stromschlag führen.
¡Advertencia! Alto voltaje . Esta situación o condición puede causar lesiones debidas a una
descarga eléctrica.
Aviso! Alta Tensão . Esta situação ou condição pode causar danos devido a choques elétricos.
Avviso! Alta tensione. Questa situazione o condizione può causare lesioni a causa di scosse
elettriche.
Warning!
Only use attachments and accessories specified and/or sold by the manufacturer.
Avertissement ! Utilisez seulement les attaches et accessoires spécifiés et/ou
vendus par le fabricant.
Warnung! Verwenden Sie nur Zusatzgeräte und Zubehör angegeben und / oder verkauft
wurde durch den Hersteller.
¡Advertencia! Utilice solamente los accesorios y conexiones especificados y/o vendidos por
el fabricante.
Aviso! Utilize apenas equipamentos/acessórios especificados e/ou vendidos pelo fabricante.
Avviso! Utilizzare soltanto i collegamenti e gli accessori specificati e/o venduti dal produttore.
Safety and Compliance — Before operating your Ki Pro Mini unit, read the
Warning!
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Avertissement ! La sécurité de la prise polarisée ou de la prise de type mise à la terre ne doit en
aucun cas être empêchée de fonctionner. Une prise polarisée a deux broches, l'une étant plus
large que l'autre. Une prise de type mise à la terre a deux broches et une troisième broche pour
la mise à la terre. La broche large ou la troisième broche sont fournies pour votre sécurité. Si la
prise fournie ne s'insère pas dans votre prise femelle, consultez un électricien pour le
remplacement de la prise femelle obsolète.
Warnung! Der Sicherheitszweck des gepolten bzw. Schukosteckers ist zu berücksichtigen. Ein
gepolter Stecker verfügt über zwei Pole, von denen einer breiter als der andere
1 ist. Ein
Schukostecker verfügt neben den zwei Polen noch über einen dritten Pol zur Erdung. Der breite
Pol bzw. der Erdungspol dienen der Sicherheit. Wenn der zur Verfügung gestellte Stecker nicht
in Ihren Anschluss passt, konsultieren Sie einen Elektriker, um den veralteten Anschluss zu
ersetzen.
¡Advertencia! No eche por tierra la finalidad del tipo de enchufe polarizado con conexión a
tierra. Un enchufe polarizado tiene dos espigas, una más ancha que la otra. Un enchufe con
conexión a tierra tiene dos espigas iguales y una tercera espiga que sirve para la conexión a
tierra. La expiga ancha, o la tercera espiga, sirven para su seguridad. Si el enchufe suministrado
no encaja en el tomacorriente, consulte con un electricista para reemplazar el tomacorriente
obsoleto.
Aviso! Não anule a finalidade da segurança da ficha polarizada ou do tipo ligação terra. Uma
ficha polarizada tem duas lâminas sendo uma mais larga do que a outra. Uma ficha do tipo de
ligação à terra tem duas lâminas e um terceiro terminal de ligação à terra. A lâmina larga ou o
terceiro terminal são fornecidos para sua segurança. Se a ficha fornecida não couber na sua
tomada, consulte um electricista para a substituição da tomada obsoleta.
Avviso! Non compromettere la sicurezza della spina polarizzata o con messa a terra. Una spina
polarizzata ha due spinotti, di cui uno più largo. Una spina con messa a terra ha due spinotti e un
terzo polo per la messa a terra. Lo spinotto largo o il terzo polo sono forniti per motivi di
sicurezza. Se la spina fornita non si inserisce nella presa di corrente, contattare un elettricista per
la sostituzione della presa obsoleta.
Warning!
Since the Mains plug is used as the disconnection for the device, it must remain
readily accessible and operable.
Avertissement ! Puisque la prise principale est utilisée pour débrancher l'appareil, elle doit
rester aisément accessible et fonctionnelle.
Warnung! Da der Netzstecker als Trennvorrichtung dient, muss er stets zugänglich und
funktionsfähig sein.
¡Advertencia! Puesto que el enchufe de la red eléctrica se utiliza como dispositivo de
desconexión, debe seguir siendo fácilmente accesible y operable.
Aviso! Dado que a ficha principal é utilizada como a desconexão para o dispositivo, esta deve
manter-se prontamente acessível e funcional.
Avviso! Poiché il cavo di alimentazione viene usato come dispositivo di sconnessione, deve
rimane prontamente accessibile e operabile.
Warning!
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the device.
B-7
B-8
Avertissement ! Protégez le cordon d'alimentation pour que l'on ne marche pas dessus ou
qu'on le pince, en particulier au niveau des prises mâles, des réceptacles de convenance, et à
l'endroit où il sort de l'appareil.
Warnung! Es muss verhindert werden, auf das Netzanschlusskabel zu treten oder dieses zu
knicken, besonders an den Steckern, den Steckerbuchsen und an dem Punkt, an dem das
Kabel aus dem Gerät heraustritt.
¡Advertencia! Puesto que el enchufe de la red eléctrica se utiliza como dispositivo de
desconexión, debe seguir siendo fácilmente accesible y operable.
Aviso! Proteja o cabo de alimentação de ser pisado ou de ser comprimido particularmente
nas fichas, em tomadas de parede de conveniência e no ponto de onde sai do dispositivo.
Avviso! Proteggere il cavo di alimentazione in modo che nessuno ci cammini sopra e che non
venga schiacciato soprattutto in corrispondenza delle spine e del punto in cui esce dal
dispositivo.
Warning!
Unplug this device during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
Avertissement ! Débranchez cet appareil pendant les orages avec éclairsou s'il est inutilisé
pendant de longues périodes.
Warnung! Das Gerät ist bei Gewitterstürmen oder wenn es über lange Zeiträume ungenutzt
bleibt vom Netz zu trennen.
¡Advertencia! Desenchufe este dispositivo durante tormentas eléctricas o cuando no se lo
utilice por largos periodos del tiempo.
Aviso! Desconecte este dispositivo da tomada durante trovoadas ou quando não é utilizado
durante longos períodos de tempo.
Avviso! Utilizzare soltanto i collegamenti e gli accessori specificati e/o venduti dal produttore,
quali il treppiedi e l'esoscheletro.
Warning!
Do not open the chassis. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening the
chassis will void the warranty unless performed by an AJA service center or
licensed facility.
Avertissement ! Ne pas ouvrir le châssis. Aucun élément à l’intérieur du châssis ne peut être
réparé par l’utilisateur. La garantie sera annulée si le châssis est ouvert par toute autre
personne qu’un technicien d’un centre de service ou d’un établissement agréé AJA.
Warnung! Öffnen Sie das Gehäuse nicht. Keine der Geräteteile können vom Benutzer
gewartet werden. Durch das Öffnen des Gehäuses wird die Garantie hinfällig, es sei denn,
solche Wartungsarbeiten werden in einem AJA-Service-Center oder einem lizenzierten
Betrieb vorgenommen.
¡Advertencia! No abra el chasis. El interior no contiene piezas reparables por el usuario. El
abrir el chasis anulará la garantía a menos que se lo haga en un centro de servicio AJA o en un
local autorizado.
Advertência! Não abra o chassi. Não há internamente nenhuma peça que permita
manutenção pelo usuário. Abrir o chassi anula a garantia, a menos que a abertura seja
realizada por uma central de serviços da AJA ou por um local autorizado.
Avvertenza! Non aprire lo chassis. All’interno non ci sono parti riparabili dall’utente.
L’apertura dello chassis invaliderà la garanzia se non viene effettuata da un centro ufficiale o
autorizzato AJA.