AJA announces Ki Pro Ultra and Pak-Adapt-CFast at Inter BEE show

At Inter BEE 2015 in Tokyo AJA Video Systems has introduced the Ki Pro Ultra, a file-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor. Ki Pro Ultra is capable of capturing edit-ready 4K (4096 x 2160), UltraHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920 x 1080) Apple ProRes files. Ki Pro Ultra also supports a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, and offers flexible input and output connectivity — including 3G-SDI, fibre and HDMI — for large-raster and high-frame rate workflows.

With a newly designed half-rack wide 2RU high form factor, Ki Pro Ultra suits a variety of production environments. It offers great analogue and digital audio connectivity, via industry standard 3G-SDI, HDMI, SFP Fibre, XLR audio, and more. When using two AJA Pak1000 (1 Terabyte) SSDs, Ki Pro Ultra supports up to two hours of 4K 60p ProRes HQ recording with rollover functionality to extend that even further.

An integrated HD LCD display for monitoring and playback includes transparent overlays that offer a feature rich and intuitive menu with onscreen keyboard functionality. Ki Pro Ultra also includes AJAs proven integrated web UI, for easy and complete control across a LAN from any web-browser.

At the Inter BEE show in Tokyo AJA has also introduced Pak-Adapt-CFast, a low-cost media adapter that allows AJA CION, Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Quad users to record to CFast media. Pak-Adapt-CFast is a media caddy featuring the identical connector and form factor as AJA’s Pak SSD drives, with a top slot for inserting CFast media. The unit is equipped with the same green LED light to indicate that the media is mounted. Pak-Adapt-CFast allows AJA’s CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, and Ki Pro Ultra to use this media.

“We developed the Pak-Adapt-CFast in direct response to requests from our users. Many of them already have cameras and recording devices in their production kit that utilise CFast media,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “With Pak-Adapt-CFast, we offer up even more recording media options for CION, Ki Pro Quad and the new Ki Pro Ultra.”

The recommended media for use with Pak-Adapt-CFast is SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0. In addition, AJA will soon be releasing a list of qualified CFast media so that users wishing to utilize Pak-Adapt-CFast can have a better understanding of the performance they can expect. Pak-Adapt-CFast is “coming soon” for a US MSRP of $99 through AJA’s worldwide network of resellers.

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