$3,995 US MSRP*
Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a multi-channel Apple ProRes® recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR® MXF for 4K/UltraHD or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player. Ki Pro Ultra Plus supports the latest large raster high frame rate workflows, up to 4K 60p with HDR playout and recording.
3G-SDI, fiber and full HDMI 2.0 digital video connectivity plus a wealth of analog and digital audio connectivity answers any project’s demand for efficient, powerful and flexible workflows.
Designed to be either portable or rackmountable with half rack wide, 2RU high dimensions, it’s well suited for use in any environment.
Learn how you can record and play back a single channel of 4K, HFR 4K, or record up to four channels of 1080 HD video from one intuitive box using AJA’s portable Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
Explore the device’s broad feature set – from HDMI 2.0 connectivity with HDR playback to a dedicated web UI for remote control, the Ki Protect feature to ensure data integrity, a three-year warranty, dedicated support and so much more.
Record 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channels of beautiful HD up to 1080p 50/60 in Apple ProRes simultaneously with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
Simplify your multi-camera productions by running up to four cameras per Ki Pro Ultra Plus and save power, space, time and effort on set, in the studio and when setting up OB trucks.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows independent profile support per channel in Multi-Channel mode; select high resolution Apple ProRes HQ for high quality finishing and use a second input to record Apple ProRes (Proxy) for an efficient editing pipeline.
Starting with input 1, add channels as needed in order when utilizing like raster size and frame rate, and record your HD Apple ProRes files on the same AJA Pak media*. Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows rollover to a second Pak for hours of uninterrupted multi-channel recording.
*Pak 2000 and Pak 1000 modules with an -R0 module designation and all Pak Media modules with -R1 designations supported for multi-channel recording.
Multi-Channel recording with Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides individual, discrete recordings for each input that are timecode accurate and 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 Pak Media into your edit. The clip naming convention is yours to customize to suit your needs, but each multi-channel file is always appended with .1, .2, .3 or .4, making it very easy to track assets in post.
New Multi-Channel independent file naming support with firmware v4.0 also allows an independent additional name to be added to each recorded file for further identifying specific information for the project's needs.
Losing one or even several feeds during a multi-channel shoot can cause major sync issues during the editing process that can be lengthy to resolve, if they can be resolved at all. But Ki Pro Ultra Plus is designed so that as soon as a loss in signal is detected on any of the inputs, a color bars frame with the legend “Loss Of Signal” is recorded until the input is restored or the shoot ends. In this way, all multi-channel clips have the same timecode duration and will align perfectly within any NLE. The editor then just simply cuts away from any recording that lost signal, without any heavy lifting to insert frames, or adjust audio to compensate. This function works with each input to Ki Pro Ultra Plus and will even function in Rollover mode, meaning that a loss of signal that spans separate media will pose no issues in editing, the time code of each file recorded being equal.
New Forced Rollover support allows users to force a rollover recording to the second Pak port at any point, allowing quick extraction of the first Pak drive for fast transfer to editing environments, playout servers and more, while recording continues.
v5.0 Firmware introduces Infinite Record, allowing continuous recording and rollover from Pak Drive to Pak Drive for a variety of needs including multi-day sporting events, conferences, security needs and much more.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus includes Ki Protect, a feature that helps to ensure data integrity if a media drive is accidentally removed or loses power during recording. The Ki Protect feature automatically pre-allocates recording space on the media drive for video, audio and timecode when the record button is pressed.
While recording, the file header is then continuously updated every time new data is written. That way, the only loss that should be incurred is the last few frames that were in transit to the media drive to be recorded when the operation was interrupted. Frames that are already recorded will be preserved and are recoverable, providing greater peace of mind on set and in the studio, essential for multi-channel recording.
For the ultimate in Professional Multi-Channel Recording, combine your Ki Pro Ultra Plus with your new Ki Pro GO and capture multiple streams 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 1/2 rack width and 2RU height for convenient pairings in fly packs, equipment racks, OB trucks and facility environments.
Full HDMI 2.0 support on Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers deep color support all the way up to 4:4:4 12-bit RGB, perfect for rich color capture from affordable HDMI cameras and beautiful playback on the latest HDMI 2.0 displays.
A single cable can affordably transport both UltraHD or HD video and clean 24-bit 48 Hz 8-Channel audio to or from common HDMI 2.0 devices for a simple setup; perfect for independent producers, editors, ProAV, and anyone seeking to utilize the latest affordable capture and monitoring tools.
HDR or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides this support for your 4K/UltraHD/HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays, in free v2.0 firmware, by generating HDR metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0a/CTA-861.3. Ki Pro Ultra Plus also provides support for Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR displays over HDMI.
Explore more of our exciting HDR Solutions here:
Next generation 4K/UltraHD 50/60p recording and playback are attainable all the way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak Media with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
4K/UltraHD is supported through 4x 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 or optional fiber inputs and outputs.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus not only supports true 4K at 4096 x 2160p for digital cinema and high quality UltraHD for broadcast production, it also offers the color depth to match.
Any shoot or project benefits from the fabulously rich colors and smooth gradations across the luminance and chroma range that 12-bit makes possible with full 4:4:4 support including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ up to 2K 50/60p.
VFX work benefits from Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ 12-bit support on 4x 3G-SDI input to captured Apple ProRes 444 files, resulting in clean green screen plates across the 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD raster landscape for easy and detailed postproduction manipulation. With full HDMI 2.0, you can monitor it all from 4:2:2 YCbCr to full 4:4:4 RGB in 12-bit.
Big on quality - but not on file size.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus records 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD to six quality levels of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ with support up to 2K 50/60p. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as having the flexibility to record directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.
Next generation UltraHD 60p and 4K 60p recording is attainable all the way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak 1000, or AJA Pak 512 and Pak 256 SSD media.
By utilizing Apple ProRes, your project will have the best image quality available, with manageable and affordable
New Ki Pro Ultra v3.0 firmware allows users to record 4K and UltraHD rasters with Avid codecs within a native .MXF wrapper, supporting Avid editors and native .MXF workflows with more flexible options.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus v3.0 offers Avid DNxHR codecs in an .MXF wrapper for the following formats:
Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers native Avid MXF support for HD workflows. Record and playback DNxHD files with an OP1a profile within an MXF container for DNxHD HQX (220x), DNxHD SQ (145) and DNxHD LB (36) codecs.
This provides a native MXF workflow for Avid pipelines, free of transcoding.
*Avid DNxHD only supported for 1080 and 720 resolutions
**Avid DNxHD 36 only supported for 1080p
Ki Pro Ultra Plus allows you to use the file system that suits your needs. Full flexibility is provided to format your recording media as either exFAT or HFS+ within Ki Pro Ultra Plus itself or from your desktop computer, ensuring wide OS compatibility. Pak media can also be ordered in either format for fast implementation upon arrival.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus supports both Square Division Quad Split format and Two Sample Interleave giving a wide number of options to both record and playback 4K and UltraHD.
Set up is easy, with Ki Pro Ultra Plus sensing the format being delivered in its “Follow Input” mode. Ki Pro Ultra Plus also allows you to select separate quad modes for both in and out, giving an additional conversion feature for when you need it.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers up to 16-Channels of audio support embedded over SDI or Fiber per input, bringing a total of 64-Channels of high quality recording when in multi-channel mode. Flexible routing options mean that 8-Channel only outputs like HDMI, Analog and Digital carry options for selecting the 8-Channel group required. Monitoring via the headphone jack on the front of the unit is split into easy 2-Channel groupings by input for on-set checks.
If you need to record or playout video with Closed Captioning embedded, Ki Pro Ultra Plus is fully compatible with your needs.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus recognizes CEA-708 within incoming SDI Inputs and encodes the Closed Captioning to your Apple ProRes recorded file. Upon playback, you can utilize the Closed Captioning within a recorded file over Ki Pro Ultra Plus' 4 x 3G-SDI outputs.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures directly to rugged and reliable AJA Pak SSD media. Pak Media is available in a variety of capacities to best suit the demands of your production.
Pak 2000 and Pak 1000 are the perfect companions for Ki Pro Ultra Plus offering 2TB or 1TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ. Pak 512 and Pak 256 models offer equal performance in smaller capacities when needed.
The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Ultra Plus allow extremely fast media changes and rollover recording even for multi-channel recording, which allows a recording to start on one media module and seamlessly continue onto the second module once the first has reached capacity.
Pak Media may also be used with the optional Pak Dock which features USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ connectors for lightning fast data transfers from and to your desktop or laptop.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus features a beautiful high resolution HD display for pristine monitoring of your material and serves as your interface to Ki Pro'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 4.8” 720p LCD display.
The large LCD provides detailed playback and monitoring perfect for onset use, the OB truck, helicopter or studio and it’s transparent menu overlays can be set at just the level the user prefers. Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers control over brightness of the display for flexible control to suit your working environment.
Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feel immediately comfortable when working with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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.
The Ki Pro Ultra Plus operating system offers users a logical menu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clear and understandable language.
The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro Ultra Plus offer next generation connectivity with 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI inputs and outputs, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides full resolution outputs for 4K, UltraHD and HD over 3G-SDI, FIber and HDMI, including the latest affordable UltraHD monitors using HDMI for on-set quality checks. An additional dedicated 2K and HD-SDI monitor output can be fed to any affordable and existing HD-SDI display.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus' fully integrated fiber inputs and outputs means Ki Pro Ultra Plus can be integrated directly to a dedicated fiber network alongside many other fiber products. Fiber allows outgoing and incoming video signals to be transmitted as far as 10 km away.
Optional Fiber SFP Modules supported :
Dual LC 3G Fiber Tx SFP AJA – Part # FIBERLC-2-TX
Dual LC 3G Fiber Rx SFP AJA – Part # FIBERLC-2-RX
RS-422 control allows Ki Pro Ultra Plus to integrate easily with supported editing systems and external controllers allowing it to fulfill several of the functions of a traditional VTR. Supported NLEs can even perform assemble edits directly to the Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
In a truck or a machine room, Ki Pro Ultra Plus is equipped for advanced remote control and configuration. With a standard Ethernet LAN connection to a host computer and any web browser, all Ki Pro Ultra Plus parameter settings, clip selection and transport controls can be controlled; no additional or special software installation is required on the host computer. Multiple Ki Pro Ultra Plus units can even be controlled from a single web interface making Ki Pro Ultra Plus an ideal solution for multi-camera recordings.
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.
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.
*Only 4x 1.5G-SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr, Square Division
**25 and 29.97 requires Record Type>PsF selection
*Avid DNxHD only supported for 1080 and 720 resolutions
**Avid DNxHD 36 only supported for 1080p
*Only with AJA qualified media
*Optional SFP Modules
*Optional SFP Modules
Ki Pro Ultra Plus lets you record edit-friendly 4K, Ultra HD, 2K, or HD Apple ProRes® files directly to removable AJA Pak SSD Media. Once removed from the Ki Pro Ultra Plus, the Pak can be inserted in the AJA Pak Dock which connects directly to your computer via Thunderbolt™ or USB3, allowing you to rapidly transfer Apple ProRes® files that are ready for use immediately in your non-linear editing system.
File based recording means your files are your master copy - something you don't want to leave to chance.
Pak Media uses a solid metal housing to protect the internal SSD drive from the bumps and bounces of field use, ensuring your media is secure.
The reinforced connector is engineered for repeated insertion and removal cycles, unlike the connector built into SSD drives, which is designed primarily to be inserted into a computer and rarely removed.
There are four Pak Media sizes available offering a balance between price and long recording needs and you may order the media as preformatted in either HFS+ or exFAT for fast deployment upon arrival.
Pak Media options**:
Pak 256 $495 US MSRP
Pak 512 $995 US MSRP
Pak 1000 $1495 US MSRP
Pak 2000 $1795 US MSRP
**Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel recording requires either Pak 2000, PAK 1000 or Pak 512-R1 or
Pak 256 -R1 model iterations.
External Pak Dock with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connections
for fast transfer of media to a host computer.
Key Pak Dock features include:
$295 US MSRP
AJA partner Blackjet offers the VX-1P Pak Media Reader for AJA Pak file transfers between Pak Media and laptop or desktop computers via USB-C, providing compatibility with the latest Mac and PC systems.
Key VX-1P features include:
*Based on USB 3.1 Gen 2 specifications; performance may vary depending on card type and host system.
US MSRP: $149.99
The VX-1P is not sold by AJA. To learn more about VX-1P and to order please visit: www.blackjetusa.com/product-vx1p
Ki Pro Ultra Plus features a small footprint for desktop use or can be mounted side-by- side using the additional KPU-Shelf for rack mount applications.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers dual power inputs which allows power redundancy support in the field. Simply connect two power supplies and should one source fail, the other automatically provides power.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus’s fully integrated fiber inputs and outputs means Ki Pro Ultra Plus can be integrated directly to a dedicated fiber network alongside many other fiber products. Fiber allows outgoing and incoming video signals to be transmited as far as 10km away.
Optional Fiber SFP Modules supported:
The optional fiber transmitters let you to choose from multiple wavelength CWDM SFPs, allowing advanced multiplexing of signals over a single fiber connection.
Possible CWDM options:
|• Dual TX 1271/1291||• Dual TX 1311/1331|
|• Dual TX 1351/1371||• Dual TX 1391/1411|
|• Dual TX 1431/1451||• Dual TX 1471/1491|
|• Dual TX 1511/1531||• Dual TX 1591/1611|
|• Dual TX 1551/1571|