Unveiled at NAB 2017, the Ki Pro Ultra Plus, which captures pristine 4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production codecs, is now available for purchase, with a recommended price of $3995.
The Ki Pro Ultra Plus is AJA’s new multi-channel portable recorder, offering 1,2,3 or 4-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in single-channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). Designed to be both portable with a built-in carry handle or rackmountable with half rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra Plus suits a wide range of production and post environments.
Users can record four channels of HD simultaneously as ProRes files, each with different compression profiles, to AJA Pak 1000, 512 or 256 SSD media, with eSATA options also available. Additionally, the channels can be displayed on Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ LCD screen as a quad-split during capture for confidence monitoring, which can also be output over HDMI, SDI, fiber, and the device’s web-based UI.
Additional Ki Pro Ultra Plus feature highlights include:
• HDMI 2.0 support for full 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capture/output at up to 4K/UltraHD 60fps
• 12-bit support on input for Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 4444 XQ encoding and HDMI 2.0 input and output
• Built-in Ki Protect technology to ensure recordings are secure
• Multi-channel audio support via embedded SDI or HDMI, AES/EBU and analog
• Intuitive web-based UI for remote monitoring, control and deployment in the field or in-studio
• AJA’s renowned 3-year international warranty
The rear panel of the Ki Pro Ultra Plus includes a series of next generation connectivity options for both audio and video, with 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI inputs and outputs, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN, while the front controls will be familiar to anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck. Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Ultra Plus features straightforward and dedicated transport buttons – record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward – making the device easy to operate with minimal training time. The Ki Pro Ultra Plus operating system offers users a logical menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus is available now through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $3995. AJA Pak SSD media is available as: AJA Pak256 $495, AJA Pak512 $995, AJA Pak1000 $1495.