Ki Pro Ultra is a next generation file based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor; supports edit ready Apple ProRes files in a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, or Avid DNxHD MXF files at HD resolutions.
Ki Pro Ultra offers flexible input and output connectivity including 3G-SDI, HDMI and even fiber, for powerful and efficient large raster and high frame rate workflows.
Designed to be both portable with a built-in carry handle or rackmountable with half rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra suits a wide range of production and post environments.
ProRes® 422 and 444 Recording
Big on quality - but not on file size.
Ki Pro Ultra records 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD to five quality levels
of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity 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.
Next generation UltraHD 60p and 4K 60p recording is attainable all the way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak 2000 or AJA PAK 1000 SSD media.
By utilizing Apple ProRes, your project will have the best image quality available, with manageable and affordable file sizes.
Avid DNxHD MXF Recording
Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 firmware offers native Avid MXF support for HD workflows. Record and playback DNxHD files with an OP1a profile within an MXF container for DNxHD HQX (220x), DNxHD SQ (145) and DNxHD LB (36) codecs.
This provides a native MXF workflow for Avid pipelines, free of transcoding.
- DNxHD HQX (220x)*
- DNxHD SQ (145)*
- DNxHD LB (36)**
- (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
- (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97
- (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
- (HD) 720p 50, 59.94
*Avid DNxHD only supported for 1080 and 720 resolutions
**Avid DNxHD 36 only supported for 1080p
exFAT and HFS+ Support
Ki Pro Ultra allows you to use the file system that suits your needs. Full flexibility is provided to format your recording media as either exFAT or HFS+ within Ki Pro Ultra itself or from your desktop computer, ensuring wide OS compatibility. Pak media for Ki Pro Ultra can also be ordered as pre formatted in either.
Ki Pro Ultra includes Ki Protect, a feature that helps to ensure data integrity if a media drive is accidentally removed or loses power during recording. The Ki Protect feature automatically pre-allocates recording space on the media drive for video, audio and timecode when the record button is pressed.
While recording, the file header is then continuously updated every time new data is written. That way, the only loss that should be incurred is the last few frames that were in transit to the media drive to be recorded when the operation was interrupted. Frames that are already recorded will be preserved and are recoverable, providing greater peace of mind on set and in the studio.