Ki Pro GO

Ki Pro GO

Multi-Channel H.264 Recorder

$3,995 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.

Overview

Ki Pro GO is a portable multi-channel H.264 recorder offering up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD recording to off the shelf USB drives with redundant recording capabilities.

4x 3G-SDI and 4x HDMI digital video inputs with flexible channel assignments provides connections to the latest video sources, including cameras and DSLRs. Incoming video sources do not have to be genlocked due to Ki Pro GO's input frame syncs. Ki Pro GO also features AJA's high quality de-interlacers on each input so progressive recordings can be made from interlaced inputs. High quality 2-channel embedded audio or balanced XLR analog audio can be assigned to any recording channel. Multi-Channel Matrix Monitoring enables multiple video channels to be viewed on any single HDMI or SDI display and Enhanced Super Out with v2.0 firmware offers timecode, media status and audio meter overlays over the SDI and HDMI monitor outputs.

Designed to be either portable or rackmountable with half rack wide, 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro GO is well suited for use in any environment.

Features

  • Multi-channel H.264 recording
  • 5x USB recording media ports, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.2 Gen 1 media
    • In system exFAT drive formatting (new in v2.0)
  • Redundant recording to user selectable usb ports
  • Genlock free inputs
  • 4x 3G-SDI inputs
  • 4x 3G-SDI outputs
  • 1x 3G-SDI monitoring output
  • 4x HDMI inputs
  • 1x HDMI monitoring output
  • HDMI and SDI multi-channel matrix monitoring
  • HDMI and SDI Enhanced Super Out for monitoring: timecode, media status and audio levels (new in v2.0)
  • Single-channel H.264 playback
  • Selectable VBR recording settings with 5 options (new in v2.0) 
  • Timecode Input Support:
    • Time of Day
    • Timecode Value
    • SDI RP-188
    • LTC (new in v2.0)
      • Available using 1-channel of Analog Audio In
  • Balanced XLR analog audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable
  • 2-channel embedded audio per video input
  • Easy-to-use web UI, compatible with standard web browsers
  • Network web UI based file downloads (new in v2.0)
  • Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen
  • Stand-alone operation

Ki Pro GO v2.0 Video

Watch to learn more about the Ki Pro GOs v2.0 firmware latest features including:

  • 25Mbps Expansion
  • 4:2:2 Support
  • 10-bit Support
  • Enhanced Super Out
  • LTC on Analog Audio In
  • Front Panel Audio VU meters
  • Built in exFAT Drive Formatting
  • Network File Downloads
  • Gang Record Support

Introducing Ki Pro GO Video

Watch to learn more about Ki Pro GO’s key features including Multi-Channel HD and SD capture to USB media, redundant recordings to a fifth USB port on the rear, elegant web interface for remote control and more.

Industry Standard Connectivity

The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro GO offers 4x 3G-SDI and 4x HDMI inputs with separate SDI and HDMI monitoring which includes Matrix Monitoring for multi-channel viewing on a single HD display. XLR Analog Audio in offers Mic, Line and Phantom Power for audio recording from master sources, mixers and more. HDMI and SDI 2-channel embedded audio or the XLR analog inputs can be easily assigned to each recording channel. Alternatively, you can use the second Analog Audio input as a LTC input.

Four USB ports on the front provide easy to access recording media using off the shelf USB drives, with a fifth USB port on the rear. Flexible destination mapping allows any USB to record the primary and any USB for backup or pass on of a second copy. This allows for backup or pass on of a secondary copy of captured files to post-production, clients, or others on your team. You can also map a single source to multiple USBs for duplication needs.

Four 3G-SDI outputs ensure that signal pass through is available for connectivity into a wide range of devices from routers, to switchers, additional Ki Pros and more.

Redundant power supplies ensure that always up reliability is provided for your critical live event needs.

Genlock Free Recording
with Easy Input Mapping

Record 1, 2, 3 or 4-channels of HD or SD up to 1080p 50/60 in H.264 simultaneously with Ki Pro GO. Simplify your setup by connecting up to four HDMI and four 3G-SDI source cables into Ki Pro GO and assign any combination of four inputs at a time for four channels of H.264 recording to any four of the 5 USB ports on the Ki Pro GO.

Time is always tight, especially for live events. Ki Pro GO's Genlock free inputs make it is easy to switch your sources including SDI cameras, DSLRs, or HDMI cameras to the appropriate recording channel, all conveniently mapped within Ki Pro GO's elegant UI.

H.264 Encoding

Pick your Quality. Deliver your Bit Rate.

Ki Pro GO allows independent quality settings per channel for recording; with five recording settings choices for any channel assignment depending upon your delivery need or eventual bandwidth allocation for the file's playback stream. 

Choose any one of five VBR Recording Settings allowing up to 25Mbps:

  • Low: Suitable for talking heads, conference backups, security recording and more.
  • Med-Low
  • Medium: Ideal for higher detail and more complex content.
  • Med-High
  • High: Serves well for fast moving, highly detailed content like sports or live event scenarios like concerts.

Ki Pro GO records as a standard .MP4 file, providing convenience and compatibility with a huge range of software applications.

Redundant Recording

Ki Pro GO offers a large matrix of possibilities for redundant recording needs.

Four USB ports on the front and a fifth USB port on the rear provide easy to access recording media using off the shelf USB drives. The Ki Pro GO offers the user flexibility in choosing any USB port for a channel’s primary and any USB port for a channel’s backup. The backup’s identical redundant recording allows for a true backup or pass on secondary copy of captured files to post-production, clients, or others on your team.

In the case of a single input source, you can assign a single input to four primary recording channels and four backup channels in flexible combinations across the 5 USB ports, enabling 8 captures of the source to a total of 5 physical devices for duplication needs.

The workflows below provide some examples of just some of the possibilities possible with Ki Pro GO's focus on a key concept of ‘pass out’ or ‘pass around’ or ‘handout’ media. Hit stop on your recordings and the show is ready to give to your clients right there and then. 

Four Camera Feeds,
Primary and Backup Recording

Connect four cameras directly to Ki Pro GO and capture the recording channels discretely to USB sticks in each of the four front of unit USB slots as well as a combination of all four recording channels to a single USB drive connected to the fifth USB port on the rear of the unit.

 

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Three Cameras, One PGM Primary and Backup Recording

Connect three cameras directly to a vision mixer and then run the camera ISO feeds as well as the Line Cut/Program Feed from the vision mixer to Ki Pro GO. Capture all four of the recording channels directly to USB sticks in each of the four front of unit USB slots, as well as a combination of all four recording channels to a single USB drive connected to the fifth USB port on the rear of the unit.

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Primary and Backup H.264 Recording for Ki Pro Ultra 12G

For the best of all worlds for multi-camera shoots, connect four cameras directly to Ki Pro Ultra 12G for high quality Apple ProRes capture to AJA Pak Media. Continue the path from Ki Pro Ultra Plus' four 3G-SDI outputs directly to a Ki Pro GO for H.264 Primary and Backup recording. Multiple recordings, discrete camera capture to ProRes and H.264, with redundancy, all in real time.

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Proxy H.264
Recording for Ki Pro Ultra 12G

Multi-camera shoots requiring proxy workflows from Ki Pro Ultra 12G recordings in Apple ProRes can benefit from multi-channel capture and redundant recordings of H.264 files on Ki Pro GO at different compression settings, providing redundancy and small file sizes for proxy editing and post-production.

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Gang Recording Feature

Many workflows, as in some of the workflows shown above, require simultaneous recording across a range of Ki Pro products or multiple Ki Pro GOs.

The new Gang Recording feature in v2.0 firmware means multiple units can be used in unison to produce recordings. This feature is available via the web UI when Ki Pro GO and other Ki Pro Ultra units have IP addresses configured under a common network and subnet mask and are connected via their LAN connections to an Ethernet switch or hub to a host computer. 

When used with a Ki Pro Ultra 12G, this provides you with an ideal workflow for Proxy workflows, the ability to walk away simultaneously from a recording session with ProRes files captured from Ki Pro Ultra 12G for a high resolution edit and H.264 files from a Ki Pro GO for client handoff, streaming and more.

Multi-Channel Recording in
Post-Production

Multi-Channel recording with Ki Pro GO provides individual, discrete recordings for each input, ready to be imported directly into a multi-channel editing sequence.

No additional conversion or software is required, just drag and drop the files directly from the USB drive into your edit software of choice.

Clip names for Ki Pro GO are laid out in a logical manner for easy data management and tuned for multi-channel editing. 

Ki Pro GO automatically appends channel and backup naming for easy data management:

  • Primary recorded file number 144 from channel 1 would read: Clip_ch1_144.mp4
  • Backup recorded file number 144 from channel 1 would read: Clip_ch1_144_bak.mp4

 

HD Multi-Channel Matrix Monitoring, Enhanced Super Out  

HD HDMI and/or SDI monitors can be fed from Ki Pro GO's SDI and HDMI monitoring ports to display up to four channels of video in a matrix at a time per display or alternatively you can choose to send a full screen single channel of your choice to either output, allowing both matrix viewing and close up detail inspection for a channel of your choice.

This flexibility ensures multi-camera shoots can be monitored on a single monitor when desired, with no matrix converter or independent monitors required for the utmost in efficiency and convenience.

v2.0 adds Enhanced Super Out providing a timecode overlay, per channel audio VU meters and media remaining percentages over SDI and HDMI Monitor outputs, putting what you need to know, where you need to see it.

High Resolution LCD with Onscreen Intuitive UI 

Ki Pro GO features a beautiful high resolution large HD display with Video Monitor and Menu/Status Overlays for pristine monitoring of your material and serves as your interface to Ki Pro GO's familiar and intuitive menu system. The detailed overlay UI includes onscreen keyboard functionality and a clear view of the powerful yet simple to operate UI, all pristinely presented on the HD LCD display. 

Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro GO 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 beautiful built-in high resolution LCD screen. Additional operational information can be found in the STATUS menu which can be accessed even when recording or playing back. 

Off the Shelf USB Media

Ki Pro GO provides convenient recording to cost effective, off the shelf USB media with FAT file systems support for cross platform use when transferring files to workstations, servers and more.

New for v2.0, in-system formatting of media in standalone operation.

Please refer to the Ki Pro GO: Approved Media List for the most current guide to AJA approved USB media for use with Ki Pro GO.

  • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 primary ports on the front of the unit
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port on the back of the unit
  • All ports are also compatible with the following standards:
    • USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
    • USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)*
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)*

*Also referred to as SuperSpeed USB

  • 5V 1A max current per slot
  • FAT file systems:
    • FAT16
    • FAT32
    • exFAT

Use with Ki Pro Ultra Plus for Multi-Channel ProRes

For the ultimate in professional Multi-Channel recording, combine your new Ki Pro GO with Ki Pro Ultra 12G and capture multiple streams, up to four per device, of Apple ProRes and H.264 in any combination that suits your needs, in only 2RU of rack space.

Ki Pro GO and Ki Pro Ultra Plus offer half rack width and 2RU height for convenient pairings in fly packs, equipment racks, OB trucks, and facility environments.

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LTC Insert

Ki Pro GO provides support for a wide variety of input sources with up to eight inputs. This flexibility also means you may have sources that do not have timecode. v2.0 firmware enables you to utilize one of the analog audio inputs as a source for your own Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) insert. 

File Transfers

In an age of remote workflows, being able to transfer files is key. Now Ki Pro GO offers file transfers across the network through the web UI, accessible from any laptop or workstation on any OS, anywhere.


Audio Flexibility

Each Ki Pro GO recording channel can capture 2-channels of embedded audio from 3G-SDI or HDMI inputs, or 2-channel Analog Audio from the XLR ports on the rear of the unit.

Each XLR port provides a selection of Line, Mic, or +48V Phantom Power for level control and each recording channel offers the choice of Follow Video or Analog Audio.

This flexibility enables the capture of audio coming straight from the source input or the capture and insertion of audio from an audio mixer or microphone as desired.

Remote Configuration
and Operation

In a truck or a machine room, Ki Pro GO is equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. With a standard Ethernet LAN connection to a host computer and any web browser on any OS, all Ki Pro GO parameter settings, clip selection, and transport controls can be controlled; no additional or special software installation is required on the host computer. 


KPU Shelf

Two Ki Pro GOs conveniently fit side by side for easy 2RU rack mounting for workflows that can take advantage of rack mounting, from facilities to flypacks. 

$79 US MSRP

AJA DataCalc

AJA DataCalc is a mobile OS application for iOS, iPadOS and Android, offering two modes for storage and time calculations based upon raster, frame rate and codec choices.

DataCalc - Calculate your storage needs before capture.

TimeCalc – Calculate the run time of materials you can capture by storage size.

Share results with your team straight from the application.

Download from the App Store

Download from Google Play

Industry Leading Support

AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your Ki Pro installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue,  AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

Ki Pro products are covered by a generous three year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.


Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60*
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30*,**
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 525i 59.94*
  • (SD) 625i 50*

 

* Recording will be converted to progressive
** PsF input support only

 

Note: Multi-channel recording requires the same frame rate and resolution for all input sources.


Video Codec Support

  • Supports H.264/MPEG-4
  • up to 25 Mbps recorded output

Audio Codec Support

  • 4x audio compression codecs
  • 2-channel audio support for each
  • up to 320 kbps
  • MPEG-4 AAC-LC

Codec Container

  • .MP4

Removable Storage

  • 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) ports
  • All ports are also compatible with the following standards:
    • USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
    • USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)*
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)*
  • 5V 1A max current per port

 

*Also referred to as SuperSpeed USB


File System Support

  • FAT file systems
    • FAT16
    • FAT32
    • exFAT
  • In-system formatting support for exFAT only

Video Input

  • 4x 3G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424, 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 4x HDMI standard Type A connector
  • HDMI v1.4a
    • 4:4:4 RGB 8, 10-bit (deep color)
    • 4:2:2 YCbCr 8/10/12-bit
    • 4:2:0 YCbCr 8-bit

Video Output

  • 5x 3G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424, 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 1x HDMI standard Type A connector
  • HDMI v1.4a
    • 4:4:4 RGB 8, 10-bit (deep color)
    • 4:2:2 YCbCr 8/10/12-bit
    • 4:2:0 YCbCr 8-bit

Audio Input

  • 4x SDI Audio
    • 2-channel, 24-bit embedded audio
    • 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
    • Sample rate converted to 48 kHz internally
  • 4x HDMI Audio
    • 2-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio
    • 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz sample rates, synchronous
    • Sample rate converted to 48 kHz internally
  • 2x XLR input
    • Line/Mic/+48V Phantom Power Mic Levels supported (selectable by rear switch)
    • +24 dB full scale digital
    • +/- 0.3 dBFS 20 Hz to 20 kHz response
    • THD+N <= -90 dB

Audio Output

  • 5x SDI embedded
    • 2-channel, 24-bit embedded audio
    • 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 1x HDMI embedded
    • 2-channel, 24-bit embedded audio
    • 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • Stereo unbalanced headphone jack (1x 3.5mm jack) with volume control
  • 2-channel unbalanced 2x RCA connectors

Video Conversion

  • Deinterlacing for recording
  • Interlacing for playback (optional)
  • PsF to progressive

Timecode

  • SDI RP188/SMPTE 12M via SDI BNC
  • LTC input (via Analog Audio XLR in R)
  • TC Super Out

Reference Input

  • External, 2x BNC
  • Looping, nonterminating
  • Input reference formats:
    • (HD) Tri-level sync
      • 720p 59.94
      • 720p 50
      • 1080i 59.94
      • 1080i 50
      • 1080p 23.98
      • 1080PsF 23.98
      • 1080p 24
      • 1080PsF 24
      • 1080p 25
      • 1080PsF 25
    • (SD) Analog composite
      • 525i 59.94
      • 625i 50 

Network Interface

  • 1x LAN connector (RJ-45 connector, 10/100/1000)
  • Embedded web server for remote control
  • Configuration and Transport Control via WEB Interface
  • Clip download via Web Interface
  • Remote control via REST

User Interface

  • Rotary Selector knob
  • Dedicated backlit transport controls and menu buttons
  • Large 1280 x 720 TFT LCD display with Video Monitor and Menu/Status Overlays

Size (w x d x h)

  • 8.64" x 10.59" x 3.31" (219.46 x 268.60 x 84.08 mm)

Weight

  • 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)

Power

  • Dual, redundant, 7.5A max, 40W-55W typical-90W Max
    • 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (adapter)
    • 12-18Vdc 4-pin XLR (chassis)

Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)