April 24, 2017
NAB 2017

AJA Adds Multi-Channel Recording to Ki Pro Ultra Plus

AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA has added multi-channel HD recording and single-channel 4K recording to its new Ki Pro Ultra Plus portable recorder. 

The Ki Pro Ultra Plus is AJA's latest addition to its line of professional video recorders. The Ultra Plus offers multi-channel HD Apple ProRes recording and single-channel mode for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD MXF recording and playback.

Designed to be portable via its built-in handle, it's also rack-mountable, with half-rack-wide 2RU dimensions for those working in studio or network environments. Cameras are connected to the rear of the device via 3G-SDI, fiber, or HDMI. 

Ki Pro Ultra Plus

It will record one, two, three, or four channels of HD up to 1080p 50/60 in Apple ProRes simultaneously in multi-camera environments.

Recording single camera, the Ultra Plus supports 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD with six different levels of Apple ProRes, including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. Additionally, there's native support for Avid MXF HD workflows and you can record and play back DNxHD files with an OP1a profile within an MXF container for DNxHD HQX (220x), DNxHD SQ (145) and DNxHD LB (36) codecs. It even allows for independent profile support of each channel, where you can select a high-resolution ProRes HQ on one input and a second input can record ProRes (Proxy) for efficiency in post. 

Ki Pro Ultra Plus

Full HDMI 2.0 offers color support up to 4:4:4 12-bit RGB, while single-cable can transport both UltraHD or HD video and 24-bit 48hz 8-channel audio over HDMI 2.0 devices.

Speaking of audio, the Ultra Plus provides full 16-channel audio support over SDI or fiber and monitoring can be achieved via a headphone jack located on the front. There are also audio inputs for AES and balanced analog XLRs. Media is stored onto AJA Pak SSD media with its Pak1000 offering 1TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ.

Tech Specs

Video Formats

  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

Codec Support

  • Apple ProRes 4444, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD up to 30 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)m 422, 422 LT, 422 (Proxy)
  • Avid DNxHD HQX (220x), SQ (145), LB (36)
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60

Video Input

  • 4x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit (12-bit input supported)
  • 4x Fiber LC*,  3G-SDI, SMPTE-297, 10-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 or 4:4:4
  • Dual Link 4:2:2, 4:4:4 
  • Single Link 4:2:2, 4:4:4
  • 1x HDMI standard type A connector
  • HDMI v2.0 
  • 4:2:2 YCbCr 8/10/12bit 
  • 4:4:4 RGB/YCbCr 8bit 
  • 4:2:0 YCbCr 8/10/12bit (deep color) 
  • 4:4:4 RGB 10/12bit (deep color)

Video Output

  • 4 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit
  • 4x Fiber LC* 3G-SDI, SMPTE-297, 10-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 
  • Dual Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 
  • 1x HDMI standard type A connector
  • HDMI v2.0 
  • 4:2:2 YCbCr 8/10/12bit 
  • 4:4:4 RGB/YCbCr 8bit 
  • 4:2:0 YCbCr 8/10/12bit (deep color) 
  • 4:4:4 RGB 10/12bit (deep color) 

Other features

  • Timecode support
  • Network interface control
  • Dual redundant power
  • Analog audio input/outputs 
  • Digital audio input/outputs 
  • Fiber connectivity 
  • RS-422 control 
  • Remote configuration and operation

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