AJA's Ki Pro Quad designed to simplify 4K workflows
April 16, 2012

AJA's Ki Pro Quad designed to simplify 4K workflows

LAS VEGAS — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) is at the NAB show with its new Ki Pro Quad, a solid-state portable video recorder that’s capable of capturing high-quality, edit-ready files in formats that include 4K (4096 x 2160), Quad HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), and HD (1920 x 1080). Ki Pro Quad can help facilitate a workflow for 4K, accepting RAW camera output via SDI while simultaneously outputting that data via Thunderbolt. The recorder also performs debayer processing of the RAW data that can be used to produce on-board Apple ProRes recordings to SSD media. 

HD, 2K and 4K ProRes files recorded to removable SSD media may be used in a variety of popular nonlinear editors. The debayered image produced by the Ki Pro Quad can also be used for 4K monitoring in realtime. A scaled or cropped output is also simultaneously available for 2K or HD monitoring via dedicated SDI and HDMI connections.

"We have been working very closely with Canon Inc. headquarters in Japan to optimize performance between Canon's upcoming Cinema EOS C500 digital cinema camera and our Ki Pro Quad," says Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems. "Ki Pro Quad offers some amazing new ways of working; by creating post-friendly files to removable SSDs, moving the original camera RAW files to a Mac, and allowing 4K monitoring all at the same time. Regardless of what your production needs may be today, Ki Pro Quad will have you covered for future workflow needs as well."

The Ki Pro Quad supports 10-bit 4:4:4 and 10-bit 4:2:2. AJA plans to ship the system later this year for $3,995.