AJA Video Systems (http://www.ajasystems.com) is now shipping the Ki Pro Mini, the smaller, lighter version of its portable tapeless recorder that captures to the Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from a camera. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$1,995.

With its miniature form factor and ability to mount to a range of digital cameras and accessories, Ki Pro Mini makes for the smallest camera and recorder package available for the capture of high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 files that are immediately ready for editing, according to AJA President Nick Rashby. It bridges production and post, effectively eliminating log and capture, he adds. Key features include:

° 10-bit full-raster recording to Apple ProRes 422 SD and HD formats (including HQ, LT and Proxy);

° The ability to record SD/HD files from digital video cameras to Compact Flash (CF) cards;

° Mac OS X friendly media and native QuickTime files (no log-and-capture required);

° Professional video connectivity through SD/HD-SDI and HDMI I/O;

° Two channels of balanced XLR audio with switch selectable line/mic levels;

° Eight channels of embedded digital audio over SDI and HDMI;

° Control options including familiar front panel and web browser interfaces;

° Plain-language file naming;

° Optional Ki Pro Mini Mounting Plates that attach to hot shoes, battery plates and virtually any other accessory bracket;

° An optional Mini Stand for desktop operation;

° Aircraft-grade aluminum construction that delivers light weight and maximum ruggedness.