AJA Ki Pro Quad 4k Solid State Recorder

AJA Ki Pro Quad 4k Solid State Recorder

AJA Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD & 2K/HD Recorder/Player with 4K 60P Support

AJA Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD & 2K/HD Recorder/Player with 4K 60P Support

AJA Ki Pro Rack Solid State Recorder

The power of Ki Pro in a 1RU format, the perfect fit for broadcasters transitioning away from tape.

Regular Price $3,390.00 Special Price $2,907.00
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Transition to file-based workflows

For video facilities transitioning from tape to file-based workflows for recording and playback, Ki Pro Rack offers similar connectivity and usability, recording to solid state media.

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 SSD Storage 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.

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 provides greater dynamic range, 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 codes, file sizes are kept in check so you won't need to blow your production budget on extra storage.

RS-422 Control

Ki Pro Rack features RS-422 control, enabling it to be easily integrated with editing systems, external controllers and even other tape decks, and fulfill all the functions of a traditional VTR. Systems can perform assemble edits direct to the Ki Pro Rack Storage Modules, often faster than rendering to ProRes or DNxHD files within an editing system.

Ki Pro Rack's RS-422 connection can also be used to directly capture tape-based media into Ki Pro as ProRes footage ready for editing or archiving.

Familiar controls and operation

Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately at home with Ki Pro Rack. Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Rack features straightforward dedicated Record, Play, Rewind and FastForward buttons making the transition easy to with minimal training time.

The current status of the Ki Pro Rack and all configuration information is clearly displayed on the built-in screen. The embedded OS uses a fast, flat menu structure that allows full configuration to be done directly on the device with no need to connect to a laptop to access operational parameters.

Professional connections

The video and audio connections on the back of the Ki Pro Rack are the same type as found on traditional tape decks, allowing Ki Pro Rack to fit right into your current cabling and routing. The packed rear connections include SDI, HDMI, component analog, balanced and unbalanced audio connectors, LTC input/output, and even LANC.

Dual media drives

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

All Ki Pro models capture 10-bit footage direct to reliable storage media. Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack use AJA Storage Modules, available in spinning disk or SSD variants that connect directly to your editing system via a built-in FireWire 800 connection. Backed by a 1-year warranty, AJA Storage Modules are engineered with reinforced connections and thoroughly tested, ready for intensive use. Record times are longer than standard tapes as well, minimizing the number of media changes needed.

Ethernet file transfer

Because of its network connectivity, 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.

Like all other Ki Pro's, multiple Ki Pro Racks can be networked together for control via a single interface.

Integrated AJA hardware conversion

Ki Pro Rack has AJA's industry-leading conversion technology built in so you can perform high-quality up/down/cross conversion during recording or playback without having to use a second device.

Remote configuration and control

Ki Pro Rack can be connected to your data network and accessed via a web browser from any network computer. This remote access means you can control and configure Ki Pro Rack without having to be physically in front of the unit, perfect for managing large installations or multiple physical locations from a central point.

  • Transition to file-based workflows
  • 10-bit, full raster recording
  • RS-422 Control
  • Familiar controls and operation
  • Professional connections
  • Dual media drives
  • Ethernet file transfer
  • Integrated AJA hardware conversion
  • Remote configuration and control
Video Input: Digital:
1 Channel, selectable input SD and HD-SDI (2xBNC), SMPTE-259/292/296 HDMI
SD/HD Component (3xBNCS): SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, YPbPr 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
Video Output (all simultaneously active).: Digital:
SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296 (1xBNC)
Composite (1xBNC):
NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL 12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling
SD/HD Component (3xBNCs):
SD: SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J, RGB
12-bit D/A, 8x oversampling HD: YPbPr, RGB
12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling
Audio Input: Digital:
AES 24-bit, 8 channel, 48kHz (4xBNC) 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz HDMI embedded, 2 channel
24-bit A/D, 2 channel balanced (2 XLR), 48kHz
Input level: Line
Audio Output: Digital:
AES 24-bit, 8 channel, 48kHz (4xBNC) 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz HDMI embedded, 2 channel
24-bit D/A, 2 channel balanced XLR, 48kHz
Network: 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
Embedded webserver for remote control
Panel User Interface: 2 x 20 character display, with dedicated buttons
Timecode: LTC timecode input and output via BNC SDI embedded RP188 timecode On-screen timecode display on SDI 2 output
Serial Port: RS-422 (slave pinout), 9-pin (available beginning with version 2.0 firmware)‚
Connector pinout is as follows:
2 TX -
3 RX +
5 No Connection
7 TX +
8 RX -
Shell GND
Hardware up conversion - 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: image zoomed to fill screen
Zoom Wide: combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
Hardware down conversion - 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
Hardware cross conversion - 10-bit: 1080i to 720P
720P to 1080i
Storage Module drive bays: 2 (each with eject button and select LED).
Physical: Height: 1.75' (4.45cm)
Width: 19' (48.26cm)
Depth: 12.5' front panel to the back of the deepest connector (37.75cm).
Temperature: Operating Temperature Range: 5C to 40C
Safe Storage Temperature Range (power OFF): -20C to 60C
Power: Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Typical operating power: 40W