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chrislancaster
06-15-2009, 10:06 PM
anyone ever heard of this camera ..It looks like a really interesting idea ..


http://www.aja.com/products/ki-pro/

from the website AJA ki pro

Everyone from broadcasters to indie filmmakers can probably agree on one thing: the possible choices for image acquisition are daunting. Different cameras, different formats, different recording media and different compression schemes. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to simplify acquisition so that virtually any camera, digital or analog, could record the same format and resolution? Enter the AJA Ki Pro.

The AJA Ki Pro is a tapeless video recording device that records high-quality Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files onto computer-friendly media. Because it features SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog inputs, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent. Enjoy monitoring flexibility through Ki Pro's numerous simultaneous outputs, connecting to both professional and consumer monitors.

Ki Pro is portable and rugged; designed for real production environments. With the optional exo-skeleton it can sit below your camera-out of the way of your battery adapters, wireless mics and other accessories. Integration with your other production gear is seamless.

Ki Pro is intuitive to operate. Alongside the camera, the familiar VTR-like buttons provide immediate controls for basic operation. From a distance, use a web browser via ethernet or WiFi to control operations from a laptop or iPhone.

chrislancaster
06-15-2009, 10:10 PM
sorry this is not a camera .. i made it sound like it was ..this should also go into the hardware section.. i apologize for that

DEPTH OF PHIL
06-15-2009, 10:18 PM
WE had the pleasure to take a peek at the KI PRO @CINE GEAR, still need to buy a hard drive or media cards for it though, more info at The Best Gear at CINE GEAR EXPO http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=173694

capt chuck
06-16-2009, 08:33 AM
still need to buy a hard drive or media cards for it though

I'm almost certain it comes with a 250GB hard drive. You still might want media cards or additional drives, but I think you can roll right out the box.

DEPTH OF PHIL
06-16-2009, 11:06 AM
Capt, The AJA rep stated at the Cine Gear show, it was $299.99 extra, not included. If i have the wrong info or have been misinformed (which i hope i do) please post the correct info
Thanks Cheers

capt chuck
06-16-2009, 11:29 AM
This is what it says in the product brochure:

Product includes:
Ki Pro Recorder
Ki Pro HDD Storage Module
AC Adapter 110/220 with 4-pin XLR connector

http://www.aja.com/pdf/AJA_KiPro_Brochure09.pdf


Ahh and I found a page that mentions it's a 250GB drive that's included:

http://www.markertek.com/Computer-Related/RAM-Computer-Memory/AJA-Video/KI-STOR250-R0.xhtml

So as far as I can tell you were (happily) misinformed.

DEPTH OF PHIL
06-16-2009, 11:39 AM
I think you are right, but what does the below mean. "optional storage module"?
Cheers

Ki Pro and Final Cut Studio
From acquisition to delivery, use the codec at the core of Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of applications. Ki Pro supports an Apple file-based workflow by recording standard Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files on industry standard media. Record to removable 34mm ExpressCards, or a removable HDD Storage Module containing a hard disk drive (standard) or an optional SSD Storage Module with a solid state disk. When removed, the Storage Module functions as a standard bus-powered FireWire 800 drive. If bus power is not avaialble, the Storage Module has a standard DC power connector for a usersupplied AC power adapter.