AJA Ki Pro Mini Portable file based CF recorder/player, with ProRes 422 and DNxHD includes: AC Adapter (AC to 4-pin XLR) (Records to high performance CF Cards, not supplied by AJA)
Compact, lightweight and designed to fast track your footage from camera to editorial. Ki Pro Mini mounts easily to any SDI/HDMI camera and records 'ready-to-edit' files in Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats.
The Fastest Path from Camera to Editorial
Designed to mount easily to virtually any SDI or HDMI equipped video camera, Ki Pro Mini connects directly to your camera's digital output and captures full quality footage to Compact Flash (CF) media in Apple ProRes 422 or Avid DNxHD formats. When it's time to edit, just remove the CF media, transfer to your computer via card reader, and the footage is ready to use straight away in your editing software, without the need for additional import or transcoding steps.
10-bit, Full Raster Recording
Big on quality - but not on file size. Recording 10-bit, full raster files, Ki Pro Mini 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 postproduction when adjusting color and balance.
By utilizing efficient ProRes codecs, file sizes are kept in check so you won't need to blow your production budget on extra storage.
Familiar Controls and Operation
With simple controls and an intuitive operation, Ki Pro Mini is easy to incorporate into your existing setup without worrying about a learning curve.
Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Mini features straightforward and dedicated transport buttons - record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward - making the device easy to operate with minimal training time. The current status of the system and key configuration information is clearly displayed on the built-in screen. Additional operational information can be found in the STATUS menu which can be accessed even when recording or playing back.
The Ki Pro Mini operating system offers users a flat menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language.
Playback and Edit On-Set
Ki Pro Mini vastly extends on-set capabilities for smaller productions and fast moving shoots. Recorded shots can be played immediately without the need for separate video assist equipment.
If you're using a mobile editing system, footage from Ki Pro Mini can be edited while you're still on the set, letting you make sure you have the right shots and allowing the talent to see their performances in context to give them better insight into the scene.
Automatic Camera Control
Using the Camera Data menu parameter, record start/stop operation can be triggered automatically with select cameras - including unique HDMI support for Sony, Canon (HDMI timecode) and Nikon (DSLR support). Even file names can be reproduced on the Ki Pro Mini to match the camera native recordings. Automated start/stop can also be accomplished via LANC when connected to properly equipped cameras.