• AJA Ki Pro Rack
  • AJA Ki Pro Rack
  • AJA Ki Pro Rack

AJA Ki Pro Rack File-Based Recorder/Player


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Product Highlights

  • AJA Ki Pro Rack
  • File-Based Recording / Playback
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes / DNxHD
  • RS-422
  • Web Control
  • Up / Down / Cross Conversion
  • Records onto HDD/SSD
  • 1RU


The AJA Ki Pro Rack File-Based Recorder/Player by AJA is 1RU a tapeless, file-based video recorder that captures in "ready-to-edit" format.

Design for tape to file-based workflows for recording and playback, This file based recorder 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 (without the requirement for special converters) and record 10-bit Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files direct to removable hard disk or SSD Storage Modules, eliminating the need for time-consuming logging and capturing. The files can be used in most editing systems without the need for additional transcoding or importing processes.

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 flat on screen menu structure ensures quick setup and a rapid learning curve.

The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Rack allow extremely fast media changes - you can switch drives and start recording straight away, without having to wait to eject the first one.

Because of its network connectivity, media can be copied to and from Ki Pro rack over an Ethernet connection, allowing fast file transfers without the need to physically remove the storage media. In larger facilities this cuts down dramatically on the number of people that have to enter the machine room and minimizes the risk of unintentional interference with equipment. Like all other Ki Pro's, multiple Ki Pro Racks can be networked together for control via a single interface.



  • Video Input
    • Digital:
      • 1 Channel, selectable input SD and HD-SDI (2xBNC), SMPTE-259/292/296 HDMI
    • Analog:
      • SD/HD Component (3xBNCS): SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, YPbPr 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
  • Video Output (all simultaneously active)
    • Digital:
      • SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296 (1xBNC)
      • HDMI
    • Analog:
      • Composite (1xBNC):
        • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
      • SD/HD Component (3xBNCs):
        • SD: SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
      • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling HD: YPbPr, RGB
      • 12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling
  • Audio Input
    • Digital:
      • AES 24-bit, 8 channel, 48kHz (4xBNC) 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz HDMI embedded, 2 channel
    • Analog:
      • 24-bit A/D, 2 channel balanced (2 XLR), 48kHz
      • Input level: Line
  • Audio Output
    • Digital:
      • AES 24-bit, 8 channel, 48kHz (4xBNC) 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz HDMI embedded, 2 channel
    • Analog:
      • 24-bit D/A, 2 channel balanced XLR, 48kHz
  • Network
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
    • Embedded webserver for remote control
  • Panel User Interface
    • 2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons
  • Timecode
    • LTC timecode input and output via BNC
    • SDI embedded RP188 timecode
    • On-screen timecode display on SDI 2 output
  • Serial Port
    • RS-422 (slave pinout), 9-pin (available beginning with version 2.0 firmware)‚
    • 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
  • Hardware up conversion - 10-bit
    • Anamorphic: full-screen
    • Pillar box 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: image zoomed to fill screen
    • Zoom Wide: combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
  • Hardware down conversion - 10-bit
    • Anamorphic: full-screen
    • 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
  • Hardware cross conversion - 10-bit
    • 1080i to 720P
    • 720P to 1080i
  • Storage Module drive bays
    • 2 (each with eject button and select LED)
  • Physical
    • Height: 1.75in (4.45cm)
    • Width: 19in (48.26cm)
    • Depth: 12.5in front panel to the back of the deepest connector (37.75cm)
  • Temperature
    • Operating Temperature Range: 5C to 40C
    • Safe Storage Temperature Range (power OFF): -20C to 60C
  • Power
    • Voltage: 100-240 VAC
    • Typical operating power: 40W


  • Ki Pro Rack
  • 2 x AC Power Cords

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