AJA Ki Pro, 1 RU Rack Mounted, Recorder and Player

$1,495.00

AJA Ki Pro Rack Mounted, Recorder and Player

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Optional Storage Drives Sold Separately

Description

AJA’s Ki Pro Rack simplifies the transition from traditional tape to file based workflows. Professional video and audio connections and a straightforward interface ensure it’s fast to adopt and easy to integrate into your existing infrastructure.

Ki Pro Rack offers high quality, ‘ready-to-edit’ file capture, designed to get material from source to editorial as quickly as possible. With a wealth of professional connections, Ki Pro Rack will fit right into your existing cabling and routing system. Ki Pro Rack records Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files at your choice of quality level direct to removable hard disk or SSD KiStor storage modules, eliminating the need for time consuming logging and capturing.

Like Ki Pro, Ki Pro Rack features AJA’s industry leading conversion technology, enabling you to perform broadcast quality up, down,
cross-conversion during recording or playback without the need for additional conversion hardware.

Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately at home with Ki Pro Rack’s tactile controls, while the onscreen menu structure ensures quick setup and a rapid learning curve.

Utilizing the rollover recording capability with the dual media drive bays, recording can start on one media module and seamlessly
continue onto the second module once the first has reached capacity. This makes Ki Pro Rack ideal for long-form recording needs while maintaining incredibly image high quality.

Ki Pro Rack’s network connectivity opens up new methods for integrating into your facility. The built-in web UI allows centralized
setup or remote operation of all Ki Pro units simultaneously. Configure settings, control playback and manage content using any web browser connected to the network. Mounted KiStor drives can be accessed via the web UI, allowing files to be transferred to and from Ki Pro Rack without having to remove the storage media.

10-bit, Full Raster Recording

Big on quality – but not on file size. Ki Pro Rack records to four quality levels of Apple ProRes or three quality levels of Avid DNxHD. This lets you choose the balance of quality and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as having the flexibility to record directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.  By utilizing efficient ProRes and DNxHD codecs, file sizes are kept in check so you won’t need to blow your production budget on extra storage.

RS-422 Control

RS-422 control allows Ki Pro Rack to integrate easily with supported editing systems and external controllers allowing it to fulfill
several of the functions of a traditional VTR. Supported NLEs can even perform assemble edits directly to the Ki Pro Rack.

Familiar Controls and Operation

Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately comfortable when working with Ki Pro Rack.  Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Rack features straightforward and dedicated transport buttons – record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward – making the device easy to operate with minimal training time.  The current status of the system and key configuration information is clearly displayed on the built-in screen. Additional operational information can be found in the STATUS menu
which can be accessed even when recording or playing back.  The Ki Pro Rack operating system offers users a flat menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language.

Closed Captioning Support

If you need to record or playout video with Closed Captioning embedded, Ki Pro Rack is fully compatible with your needs. Ki Pro Rack recognizes CEA-708 within incoming SDI Inputs and embeds the Closed Captioning to your Apple ProRes recorded file. Upon playback, you can utilize the Closed Captioning within a recorded file over Ki Pro Rack’s four 3G-SDI outputs

 

Tech Specs


Video Input

• 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
• 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25*, 29.97*
• 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
• 720p 23.98*, 25*, 29.97*, 50, 59.94, 60
• 625i 25
• 525i 29.97

*(Note: 25 and 29.97 require a valid camera source and the use of the Record Type>PsF selection)

 Codec Support

• Apple ProRes 422
• Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
• Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
• Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)
• Avid DNxHD HQX (220x)
• Avid DNxHD SQ (145)
• Avid DNxHD LD (36), only provides support for the 1080p format

 Removable Storage

• AJA KiStor modules – 2 slots with rollover recording

 Video Input Digital

• SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 10-bit
• Single Link 4:2:2 (2 x BNC, input selection in software)
• HDMI v1.3

 Video Input Analog

• SD/HD Component (3 x BNC)
• SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
• 12-bit A/D, 2 x oversampling
• +/- .25 dB to 5.5 mHz Y frequency response
• +/- .25 dB to 2.5 mHz C frequency response
• .5% 2T pulse response
• <2 ns Y/C delay inequity, or Composite (1 x BNC – CVBS on Y)

 Video Output Digital

• SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 10-bit
• Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC)
• HDMI v1.3

Note: HDMI requires 1080i, 720p or 1080p to be active; HDMI does not provide support for PsF

 Video Output Analog

• Component (3 x BNC)
• NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
• HD: YPbPr, RGB
• SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
• SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
• 12-bit D/A, 8 x oversampling
• +/- .2 dB to 5.5 mHz Y frequency response
• +/- .2 dB to 2.5 mHz C frequency response
• .5% 2T pulse response
• <1 ns Y/C delay inequity, or Composite (1 x BNC – CVBS on Y)
• +/- .2 dB to 5.0 mHz Y frequency response
• +/- .2 dB to 1 mHz C frequency response
• <1% Diff Phase
• <1% Diff Gain

 Audio Input Digital

• 8-Channel, 24-bit SMPTE-272/299 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 8-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 8-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)

 Audio Input Analog

• 2-Channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (2 x XLR)
• +24 dBu full scale digital
• +/- 0.2 dB 20Hz to 20 kHz frequency response (Note: Line or Mic selection via CONFIG menu parameters)

 Audio Output Digital

• 8-Channel, 24-bit SMPTE-272/299 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 8-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 8-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)

 Audio Output Analog

• 2-Channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (2 x XLR)
• +24 dBu full scale digital (0dbFS)
• +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
• Stereo unbalanced headphone (1 x 3.5mm mini jack)

 Up-Conversion

• Hardware 10-bit
• Anamorphic: fullscreen
• Pillarbox 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
• Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
• Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill fullscreen
• Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change

 Down-Conversion

• Hardware 10-bit
• Anamorphic: fullscreen
• Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
• Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size

 Cross-Conversion

• Hardware 10-bit
• 1080i to 720p
• 720p to 1080i

 Timecode

• SDI RP188/SMPTE 12M via SDI BNC
• HDMI (when used with compatible cameras)
• LTC Input (1 x BNC)
• LTC output (1 x BNC) (Note: active during playback not during record or EE)

 Reference Input

• External, 2 x BNC
• Looping, nonterminating
• Blackburst or tri-level sync

 Network Interface

• 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
• Embedded web server for remote control

 User Interface

• 2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons

 Closed Captioning Support

• CEA-708, CEA-608

 Machine Control

• RS-422, 1 x DE-9 female connector, Sony 9-pin protocol
• 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:

 

1 GND
2 TX-
3 RX+
4 GND
5 No Connection
6 GND
7 TX+
8 RX-
9 GND
Shell GND
 Size (w x d x h)

• 19.0″ x 12.5″ x 1.75″ (482.6mm x 317.5mm x 44.5mm)

 Weight

• 7.3 lb (3.4 kg)

 Power

• 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz, dual, redundant power supplies, 40W typical

 Environment

• Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)