AJA Ki Pro Compatible with New JVC Camcorder
May 8, 2009

AJA Ki Pro Compatible with New JVC Camcorder

Grass Valley, Calif. - AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced compatibility of its Ki Pro portable digital disk recorder with JVC's new GY-HM700 camcorder. Ki Pro records files to the Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from camera and provides a new way of connecting production and post with its analog and digital connectivity, delivering 10-bit ProRes 422 media that is immediately available to edit within Apple's Final Cut Studio.
JVC's GY-HM700 ProHD camcorder delivers a fast shoot-to-edit workflow, recording natively in the Final Cut Pro .mov file format at 35 Mbp/s, 25 Mbp/s, and 19 Mbp/s, and providing a full bandwidth 4:2:2 uncompressed signal. When used together with Ki Pro, the JVC 700 can also deliver files in the ProRes 422 format, offering both a second level of redundancy and Final Cut edit-ready files. The GY-HM700 combines JVC's popular compact shoulder form factor with a new level of performance suitable for demanding applications in mainstream production, electronic news gathering, and cinematography. The camera also provides the convenience of solid-state recording, the economy of widely available SDHC media, and extreme versatility.

Ki Pro allows filmmakers, broadcasters, and video professionals and prosumers to skip the process of re-rendering to an editing codec by giving immediate access to 10-bit 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 be mounted between a camera and tripod. Ki Pro is also well suited for on-set monitoring, providing instant access to multiple display devices simultaneously.

Ki Pro is priced at $3995 and will be shipping in June of 2009. KiPro 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 end plates 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.