April 20, 2009

AJA Ki Pro Portable Digital Disk Recorder

AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced Ki Pro, a portable tapeless video device that records files to the Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from camera. Ki Pro provides a new way of connecting production and post with its analog and digital connectivity; virtually any video and audio source can be fed into Ki Pro to record pristine 10-bit ProRes 422 media that is then immediately available to edit within Apple's Final Cut Studio, reveals a representative. Ki Pro is on display at AJA Booth SL2513.
Ki Pro enables filmmakers, broadcasters, and video professionals and prosumers to skip the process of re-rendering to an editing codec by providing immediate access to full raster, edit-ready ProRes 422 files directly from camera. Ki Pro records hours of media to a removable storage module with built-in FireWire 800 or to 34mm ExpressCard Flash. The device is a small, portable unit that can sit on a table, in a bay, or mounted between a camera and tripod.

Ki Pro is also well suited to on-set monitoring, providing instant access to multiple display devices simultaneously.
Ki Pro is priced at $3995 and will be shipping in June. Ki Pro is a standalone unit that includes the Ki Pro Recorder, Ki Pro HDD Storage Module, and an AC Adapter. Product options include: an Exo-Skeleton for mounting between camera and tripod; Ki Pro SSD Storage Module; extra KiPro Hard Drive Storage Modules; Ki Pro Rod Accessory Kit adding endplates to the Exo-Skeleton; and an AJA Lens Tap Cable Accessory allowing Ki Pro to connect between the lens tap control connector and a camera body.