AJA Ki Pro Rack Filed Based 1RU Recorder and Player

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AJA Video Systems brings you the Ki Pro Rack, giving you the power of a AKA Ki Pro, but in the slim 1RU format. For video facilities transitioning from tape to file-based workflows for recording and playback, Ki Pro Rack offers high-quality, 'ready-to-edit' file capture, designed to get material from source to editorial as quickly as possible.With a wealth of professional connections, Ki Pro Rack will fit right into your existing cabling and routing system and record 10-bit Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files direct to removable hard disk or AJA Ki Pro Ki Stor Modules, eliminating the need for time-consuming logging and capturing. The files can be used in most editing systems without the need for additional transcoding or importing processes.

Unify formats - speed workflows

AJA's high-quality up/down/cross conversion makes it easy to unify SD, 720p, and 1080i and create a single desired format for your project. The multitude of video and audio connections such as SDI, HDMI and analog make integrating Ki Pro Rack with other production equipment easy.

10-bit, full raster recording

Big on quality - but not on file size. Recording 10-bit, full raster files, Ki Pro Rack gives you high quality images that easily stand up to post processing requirements - and client scrutiny.

Compared to 8-bit recording devices, 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (when supported by the codec) provides better quantization, giving a superior representation of the original scene and allowing for more flexibility in post production when adjusting color and balance.

By utilizing efficient ProRes and DNxHD codecs, file sizes are kept in check so you won't need to blow your production budget on extra storage.

RS-422 Control

RS-422 control allows Ki Pro Rack 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 Rack. Ki Pro Rack's RS-422 control can also be used to link a traditional VTR with Ki Pro Rack for direct editing control. Use the editing controls on properly equipped VTRs to control Ki Pro Rack for machine-to-machine transfer of video and audio. This allows tape footage to be captured directly as files on Ki Pro Rack without the need for a separate edit controller.

Familiar controls and operation

Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Rack features straightforward and dedicated transport buttons - record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward - making the device easy to operate with minimal training time. The Ki Pro Rack operating system offers users a flat menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language.

Automatic Camera Control

Using the Camera Data menu parameter, record start/stop operation can be trigged automatically with select cameras. Even file names can be reproduced on the Ki Pro Rack to match the camera native recordings.

Professional connections

The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro Rack offer the same standard connectors found on traditional tape decks, allowing Ki Pro Rack to integrate easily with your current cabling and routing. The rear connections include SDI, HDMI, component analog, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN.

Reliable storage media

Ki Pro Rack captures directly to reliable AJA Ki Pro Ki Stor Modules. KiStor modules are available as HDD's or as Solid State Drives in a variety of capacities to best suit the demands of your production environment. Ki Stor Modules also feature built-in FireWire 800 or USB 3.0 connectivity for direct connection to your editing system using standard interfaces. However, KiStor modules may also be used with the optional KiStor Dock which features a Thunderbolt™ connection for lightning-fast data transfers.

The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Rack allow extremely fast media changes - you can switch drives and start recording right away, without having to wait to eject the first drive.

Ethernet file transfer

Utilizing the LAN network functionality, media can be copied to and from the Ki Pro Rack over the Ethernet connection. This allows for fast file transfers without the need to physically remove the media from the Ki Pro Rack, which can be especially useful in larger facilities and cuts down dramatically on the number of people that have to enter the machine room, minimizing the risk of unintentional interference with equipment.

Remote configuration and operation

In a truck or a machine room, Ki Pro Rack 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 Rack 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 Rack units can even be controlled from a single web interface making Ki Pro Rack an ideal solution for multi-camera recordings. Complete developer tools are also available allowing advanced users to script and automate Ki Pro Rack for custom applications.


- Product Identifiers -

MPN: KI-PRO-RACK

- Product Specifications -

Technical Specifications

Video Formats:

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 (Note: 720p 23.98 (24), 720p 25 and 720p 29.97 require a valid camera source and the use of the Record Type>VFR selection)
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25*, 29.97* (Note: 25 and 29.97 require a valid camera source and the use of the Record Type>PsF selection)
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

Codec Support:

  • Apple ProRes 422
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)
  • Avid DNxHD 220x
  • Avid DNxHD 145
  • Avid DNxHD 36 (Note: Avid DNxHD 36 only provides support for the 1080p format)

Removable Storage:

  • AJA Ki Stor modules - 2 slots

Video Input Digital:

  • SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 10-bit
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (2 x BNC, input selection in software)
  • HDMI v1.3

Video Input Analog:

  • SD/HD Component (3 x BNC)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
  • 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
  • +/- .25 dB to 5.5 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .25 dB to 2.5 MHz C Frequency Response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <2 ns Y/C delay inequity
    or
  • Composite (1 x BNC - CVBS on Y)

Video Output Digital:

  • SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 10-bit
  • Single link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.3
    Note: HDMI requires 1080i, 720p or 1080p to be active; HDMI does not provide support for PsF

Video Output Analog:

  • Component (3 x BNC)
  • NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
  • HD: YPbPr, RGB
  • SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
  • 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.5 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .2 dB to 2.5 MHz C Frequency Response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <1 ns Y/C delay inequity
  • or
  • Composite (1 x BNC - CVBS on Y)
  • +/- .2 dB to 5.0 MHz Y Frequency Response
  • +/- .2 dB to 1 MHz C Frequency Response
  • <1% Diff Phase
  • <1% Diff Gain

Audio Input Digital:

  • 8-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 2-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48KHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)

Audio Input Analog:

  • 2-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (2 x XLR)
  • +24dbu Full Scale Digital
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response (Note: Line or Mic selection via CONFIG menu parameters)

Audio Output Digital:

  • 8-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)

Audio Output Analog:

  • 2-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (2 x XLR)
  • +24dbu Full Scale Digital (0dbFS)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response
  • Stereo unbalanced headphone (1 x 3.5mm mini jack)

Up-Conversion:

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Pillar box 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
  • Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
  • Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
  • Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change

Down-conversion:

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
  • Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size

Cross-conversion:

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • 1080i to 720P
  • 720P to 1080i

Timecode:

  • SDI RP188/SMPTE 12M via SDI BNC
  • HDMI (when used with compatible cameras)
  • LTC Input (1 x BNC)
  • LTC output (1x BNC) (Note: active during playback not during record or EE)

Reference Input

  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
  • Looping, non-terminating

Network Interface:

  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Embedded web server for remote control

User Interface:

  • 2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons

Machine Control:

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (via DB-25 breakout cable or optional KLHi-Box)
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
    1 GND
    2 RX-
    3 TX+
    4 GND
    5 No Collection
    6 GND
    7 RX+
    8 TX-
    9 GND
    Shell GND

Physical:

  • Width: 19" (48.26cm)
  • Depth: 12.5" (37.74cm) front panel to the back of the deepest connector
  • Height: 1.75" (4.45cm)
  • Power: 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 40W typical; 10A Max
  • Weight: 7.28 lb (3.30215 kg)

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  • Ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages.
  • Send pre-authorized returns to:

    Motion Media, LLC
    Attn: RMA#XXXXX
    709 N. Douglas St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245


  • Alternatively, you may return an item at our office at the above location, with an approved RMA.

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  • All returned or exchanged items must be in new condition, in the original box, and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals, and all accessories.
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