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AJA Ki Pro Ultra 4K Recorder Player Monitor 3G-SDI/HDMI


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Product Highlights

  • Record and playback 4K/60p
  • Apple ProRes 4444
  • 3G-SDI, Fiber, HDMI, AES, Analog XLR
  • RS-422 and Ethernet Control
  • Redundant 12V power supply
  • Takes AJA PAK Media
  • Twin Slots for Rollover/Relay Recording
  • 4.8" 1280 x 720 LCD Screen
  • Carry Handle and Desktop Feet Included


The Ki Pro Ultra 4K Recorder Player Monitor 3G-SDI/HDMI by AJA is the next generation file-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD video recorder and player! Ki Pro Ultra captures edit-ready ProRes files at 4K (4096 x 2160), UltraHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920 x 1080) resolutions to AJA Pak media, at frame rates up to 4K 60p! With flexible input and output connectivity – including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI – and it’s built-in beautiful HD display, Ki Pro Ultra powers the latest large-raster and high-frame rate workflows with ease. Designed to be both portable with a built in carry handle or rack-mountable with half-rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra suits a wide range of production and post environments.

ProRes 422 and 444 Recording

Ki Pro Ultra records 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 Pak1000 SSD media. By utilizing Apple ProRes, your project will have the best image quailty available, with manageable and affordable file sizes.

Reliable Storage Media

Ki Pro Ultra captures directly to rugged and reliable AJA Pak SSD media. Pak media is available in a variety of capacities to best suit the demands of your production. Pak1000 is the perfect companion for Ki Pro Ultra offering 1TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ. Ki Pro Ultra also offers compatibility with Pak512 and Pak256 media, ideal for lower frame rate projetcs. The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Ultra allow extremely fast media changes and rollover recording, which allows a recording to start on one media module and seamlessly continue onto the second module once the first has reached capacity. Pak media may also be used with the optional Pak Dock which features USB3 and Thunderbolt™ connectors for lightning-fast data transfers from and to your desktop or laptop.

High-Quality LCD with Onscreen Intuitive UI

Ki Pro Ultra features a beautiful high-resolution HD display for pristine monitoring of your material, and serves as your interface to Ki Pro's familiar and intuitive menu system. The detailed overlay UI includes onscreen keyboard functionality and a clear view of the powerful yet simple to operate UI, all pristinely presented on the 4.8” 720p LCD display. The large LCD provides detailed playback and monitoring perfect for onset use, the O.B truck, helicopter or studio and it’s transparent menu overlays can be set at just the level the user prefers. Ki Pro Ultra offers control over brightness of the display for flexible control to suit your working environment.

Familiar Controls

Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately comfortable when working with Ki Pro Ultra. Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Ultra 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 beauticul built-in high-resolution LCD screen. Additional operational information can be found in the STATUS menu which can be accessed even when recording or playing back. The Ki Pro Ultra operating system offers users a logical menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language.

Professional Connectivity

The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro Ultra offer next generation connectivity with 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI inputs and outputs, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN.

4K and HD Monitoring

Ki Pro Ultra provides full resolution outputs for 4K, UltraHD and HD over 3G-SDI, FIber and HDMI, including the latest affordable UltraHD monitors using HDMI for on-set quality checks. An additional dedicated 2K and HD-SDI monitor output can be fed to any affordable and existing HD-SDI display.

Fiber Connectivity

Ki Pro Ultra’s fully integrated fiber inputs and outputs means Ki Pro Ultra can be integrated directly to a dedicated fiber network alongside many other fiber products. Fiber allows outgoing and incoming video signals to be transmited as far as 10km away.

RS-422 Control

RS-422 control allows Ki Pro Ultra 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 Ultra.

Remote Configuration and Operation

In a truck or a machine room, Ki Pro Ultra is equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. With a standard Ethernet LAN connection to a host computer and any web browser, all Ki Pro Ultra parameter settings, clip selection and transport controls can be controlled; no additional or special software installation is required on the host computer. Multiple Ki Pro Ultra units can even be controlled from a single web interface making Ki Pro Ultra an ideal solution for multi-camera recordings.

UPC: 687077665815

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LCD Screen 4.8" TFT-LCD
1280 x 720 RGB
Supported Video Formats 4K DCI
4096 x 2160p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
4096 x 2160PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30

3840 x 2160p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
3840 x 2160PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30

2048 x 1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
2048 z 1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30

1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
720p: 50/59.94/60
Codec Support Apple ProRes 4444 (supports DCI & UHD up to 30 FPS)
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Apple ProRes 422
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)
Video Inputs HD/3G-SDI (SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit) (12-bit input supported processing is 10-bit)
4K DC/UHD 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 : 4 x BNC
Single Link 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 : 1 x BNC
Dual Link 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 : 2 x BNC

Dual Channel Fiber: 2 x Ports (optional SFPs required)

Version 2.0: 1 x HDMI 2.0
Video Outputs HD/3G-SDI (SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit)
4K DC/UHD4:2:2 / 4:4:4 : 4 x BNC
Single Link 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 : 1 x BNC
Dual Link 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 : 2 x BNC
Monitor: 1 x BNC

Dual Channel Fiber: 2 x Ports (optional SFPs required)

Version 2.0: 1 x HDMI 2.0 (4K DCI/UHD 50/60 fps in 4:2:0 8-bit format only)
Audio Input Digital
8-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
AES/EBU: 1 x DB-25 8-Channel (cable not supplied)

8-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate
Input Level: Line, Mic, Mic + Phantom 48 VDC
+24 dBu Full Scale Digital
+/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Audio Output Digital
8-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous

AES/EBU: Shares input connector
Headphone: 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Dual Mono: 2 x RCA
8-Channel: 1 x DB-25 (Tascam pinout) 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate
Timecode SDI RP188/SMPTE 12M
LTC Input: 1 x BNC
LTC Output: 1 x BNC
Reference Input: 1 x BNC
Output: 1 x BNC
Interface Network: 1 x RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Ethernet)
RS-422: 1 x DB9 (Sony 9-pin serial protocol)
Power Input 2 x 4-pin XLR (redundant inputs)
Power 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (using included power supply)
12 to 18 VDC
5.4 A max
35 to 60 W typical (65 W max)
Environment Operating
Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Relative Humidity: 10-90% non-condensingAltitude: <10,000' / 3,000 m

Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Dimensions 8.64 x 9.34 x 3.31" / 21.94 x 23.72 x 8.41 cm
Weight 5.6 lb / 2.5 kg

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