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AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder

B&H # AJKIPROR0 Mfr # KI PRO
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Sugg Retail Price: $3,995.00
Product Highlights
  • ProRes 422
  • 10-Bit Realtime Up/Down Convert
  • FireWire 800
  • 250GB Capacity

The AJA Ki-PRO is a unique recording device designed to streamline post production workflow by simplifying video acquisition. The unit features both SDI and HDMI inputs, making it compatible with most prosumer and professional cameras. The KiPRO takes advantage of Apple's ProRes technology for a seamless transition from "lens to post." The device records to high-capacity drives from a wide variety of cameras and comes equipped with a 250GB drive for large recording capacity.

Quick Workflow
The KiPRO can function with a wide array of cameras, integrating with your existing workflow. Simply take out the digitizing process and get to the edit room faster.
ProRes Inside!
Taking full advantage of Apple's high quality ProRes 422 QuickTime codec means footage will stay robust through the entire post process.
Remote from Computer or Phone
While in the field the KiPRO can be controlled via the web through a computer or iPhone.
Extend Camera Life
By eliminating use of a tape transport or swapping out memory cards, the lifespan of any camera will progressively get higher. No more having to clean tape heads and hope for no timecode dropouts. The KiPRO eliminates the need.
Intuitive Controls
The button layout of the KiPRO will be familiar to any video professional, taking its cue from standard VTR and recording units.
250GB Drive Included
The 250GB drive included in the KiPRO ensures extended recording times when using the ProRes codec.
Format Apple ProRes 422
1080p, 1080i, 720p
Inputs/Outputs Composite: BNC (x1 Output)
Component: BNCx3 (x1 Input, x1 Output)
HD-SDI: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
HDMI (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Analog Audio, Balanced: XLR L/R (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Analog Audio, Unbalanced: RCA L/R (x1 Input, x1 Output)
TimeCode: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
FireWire W800 1394b (Data Transfer): 9Pin
FireWire W400 1394a (Data, Control, and Timecode): 6Pin
Ethernet 10/100/1000: RJ-45 (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Remote RS-422: 9-Pin DSub
Headphone
Data Storage AJA Storage Module
250GB
Power Requirements 110-220VAC
Power Consumption 30W typical
3.3 Amperes maximum current
Dimensions (WxHxD) 18 x 7 x 10" (45.7 x 17.8 x 25.4cm)
Weight 7.4 lbs (3.6kg)
AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder
  • KI-STOR250-R0 Ki Pro 250GB 7200 RPM HDD Storage Module
  • KI-IOX-ACADPT-R0 12VDC Power Adapter for Ki Pro
  • AC Adapter for Storage Module
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AJAKi-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • In the studio (5)
      • Complex projects (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      Solid Product! AJA Rocks!

      By brookbr

      from Vacaville CA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • In The Studio

        Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

        I now have installed 3 of these kipro units in church applications and they are not only easy to setup but work extremely well. I love the many connections options on the back of the unit. I highy recommend this product!

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        • No

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        4.0

        SWEET MACHINE

        By AMPstudios

        from Burlington, NC

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Travel

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Audio loss on long files

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

        I love this unit. we use it in our prod dept to cut the cost of using tapes. We're gonna save a few thousand dollars in our first 6 months. We just ordered a second one. The only issue we've had with the first one, was losing audio for long recordings over 4 hours. It randomly finishes the long video files without audio. But it hasn't happened lately. Over all this unit rocks! Having access to the settings thru my iphone is a great feature i use all the time.
        What can I say: ProRes - all day everyday - instant insert and edit, right from the hard drive.

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        • No

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        3.0

        not eternal reliable

        By Korman

        from Brussels, Belgium

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

          I used it for recording takes made on alexa for on set reviewing and continuity purposes during feature filmmaking.
          I have to admit that it's a good unit, low noise, lightweight, good for its price. But it does crash when not powered off before shutting down (happens a lot on chaotic film sets).
          What really bothers me that it also nearly crashes when you playback a shot and suddenly the hdsdi cable is hooked off (which normally shouldn't affect eachother)

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          5.0

          Ki Pro

          By Dominic

          from la jolla, CA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

            We use the ki pro during our live event and this is the best harddisk recorder. we need to record te sessions and edit this and have it ready for next session and this works great on the ki pro and final cut.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            kipro review

            By tree

            from snarøya

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Converts to everything
            • Digests everything

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

                good stuff -good size, good interface,

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this unit!

                By ChristianMan

                from Edgewood, NM

                About Me Ministry

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

                  We hooked up the unit and straight out of the box it did exactly what it was supposed to! We use it to record the program out on our switcher. The ProRes 422 allows us t o then take the show into FCP without any problems! Love it!

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                  • No

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                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Perspective, But very buggy yet.

                  By Litvix

                  from St.-Petersburg, Russia

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

                  I use two units on set, and get excellent quality of video from two cinealta f900r cameras. Picture quality is much better than from HDCAM tape.

                  But i get with this periodical hang, lost timecode from hdsdi source and many unpleasant trifles like a cheap unprofessional buttons on the front panel.

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                  5.0

                  Best bang for the buck you will find.

                  By TechDirect

                  from Victorville, CA

                  About Me Production Manager

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about AJA Ki-PRO Portable ProRes File Recorder:

                    We are a church using this deck to record our services to take over to our other campus for playback of the Pastor's message. The great thing about this is that it records 1080i @60fps Apple ProRes 422 which is just a standard quicktime file. And it also does live up and down scaling to pretty much any resolution you want. We take that file and if we need to edit it dump it straight into Final Cut Pro. If no editing is needed we dump it straight to multiple hard drives and play it on our Mac using ProPresenter. We were using another deck previously (which was double the price), but it recorded into a file format that was not as easy to work with which required more time to render the files. Big time and money saver. We haven't even used it's portability, and I love it. Can't wait for them to release new firmware to fix some of the features that aren't working yet. Like the Firewire 800 port on the back doesn't transfer files yet.

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                    Drives & Storage

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                    Although a recording drive is included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

                    AJA -  KI-STOR500-R0 Ki Pro 500GB 7200 RPM HDD Storage Module
                    • Sugg Retail Price: $385.00
                     

                    Power Accessories

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                    Don't get caught without power with external battery options.

                    Bescor -  12V Lithium-Ion Belt-Clip Battery & Charger Kit
                    • You Pay: $169.00
                     

                    Cases & Coverings

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                    Carry, store and protect, with quick access to your recorder.

                    Porta Brace -  Carrying Case for AJA Ki-PRO (Black)
                    • You Pay: $164.05
                     

                    Racks & Mounts

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                    Increase your shooting convenience and flexibility with the aid of additional mounts.

                    AJA -  KI-RODPLATES-R0 Ki Pro Rod Accessory Kit
                    • You Pay: $295.00
                    Usually ships in 7-10 business days ? This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                     
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