AJA Video Systems (http://www.aja.com), a
manufacturer of professional video interface and
conversion solutions, has released Ki Pro, a
portable tapeless video device that records files
to the Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from
camera. AJA will be demonstrating Ki Pro at IBC
2009 from Sept. 11-15, 2009 at the RAI Convention
Center in Amsterdam in Hall 7, Stand F-11.

Ki Pro provides a new way of connecting
production and post with its analog and digital
connectivity. Virtually any video and audio
source can be fed into Ki Pro to record pristine
10-bit ProRes 422 media that is then immediately
available to edit within Apple’s Final Cut
Studio, says Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video

Ki Pro allows filmmakers, broadcasters, video
professionals and prosumers to skip the process
of re-rendering to an editing codec by giving
immediate access to full raster edit-ready Apple
ProRes 422 files directly from camera. Ki Pro
records hours of media to a removable storage

The device is a small, portable unit that can sit
on a table, in a bay or mounted between a camera
and tripod. Ki Pro is also designed for on-set
monitoring, providing instant access to multiple
display devices simultaneously. Features include:

° The ability to record hours of pristine Apple
ProRes 422 QuickTime media to a removable storage
module that offers built-in FireWire800 for
immediate editing and file access on Mac OS X;

° The ability to record natively to Apple ProRes
422 and ProRes 422 HQ for full raster 10-bit
4:2:2 HD and SD;

° The capability to bridge proprietary
compression schemes by recording to the
edit-friendly Apple ProRes 422 codec;

° The ability to connect any digital camera via
SDI or HDMI, or any analog camera with multiple
input options;

° The capacity to convert in real time from SD to
HD, or 720 to/from 1080, in full 10-bit quality;

° The ability to extend client review
capabilities with simultaneous recording to the
camera and to Ki Pro;

° The ability to extend productive life of
existing cameras and embrace future workflows
with conversion capabilities;

° Built-in WiFi and Ethernet for complete control via a web-browser or iPhone.

Ki Pro is available now via AJA’s network of
worldwide resellers for a manufacturer’s
suggested retail price of US$3,995.