AJA Ki Pro GO
AJA Ki Pro GO is a Multi-Channel H.264 Recorder and Player offering up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD recording to off the shelf USB drives
Ki Pro GO v3.0 Update
AJA has released Ki Pro GO v3.0 firmware for its multi-channel H.264 recorder and player, introducing expanded recording options with new network based recording and support for SMB protocols via GigE network connectivity. Ki Pro GO v3.0 enables any channel to be recorded directly to a network attached storage (NAS) device via Ki Pro GO’s integrated GigE port, providing a central location for primary or backup recording channels independent of local USB storage.
- Added the ability to use network storage (“NAS”) as a record and playback location via several SMB dialects
- Fixed issue where illegal names could be added through the Gang page
- Fixed issue where audio meters on super out ch2 were being duplicated on ch4
- Fixed issue where SDI embedded audio input had a periodic tick
- Improved playback stability
- Various system performance and stability improvements.
- Multi-channel H.264 recording and playback
- 5x USB recording media slots, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 media
- Redundant recording
- Genlock free inputs
- 4x 3G-SDI inputs
- 4x HDMI inputs
- HDMI multi-channel matrix monitoring
- Selectable VBR recording profiles
- Balanced XLR analogue audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable
- 2-channel embedded audio per video input
- Easy-to-use web UI, compatible with standard web browsers
- Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen
- Stand-alone operation
AJA Ki Pro GO is a portable multi-channel H.264 recorder and player 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. Incoming video sources can be mixed and matched, via Ki Pro GO’s Genlock free recording capability. 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 display.
Designed to be either portable or rack-mountable with half rack wide, 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro GO is well suited for use in any environment.
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 Ultra 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 the four USB slots on the front of 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 Variable Bit Recording (VBR) Profiles – Pick your Quality. Deliver your Bit Rate.
Ki Pro GO allows independent profile support per channel for recording; up to 25 Mbs at 8 or 10-bit for any channel assignment depending upon your delivery need or eventual bandwidth allocation for the file’s playback stream. You can also choose between 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 color depth.
Pick between Low, Medium and High VBR Recording Profiles:
- Low: Suitable for talking heads, conference backups, security backups and more.
- Medium: Ideal for higher detail and more complex content.
- High: Serves well for fast moving, highly detailed content like sports or live event scenarios like concerts.
Ki Pro GO offers .MP4 and .MOV for your codec container, providing convenient flexibility for your workflow path.
Ki Pro GO offers a large matrix of possibilities for redundant recording needs.
Four USB ports on the front provide easy to access recording media using off the shelf USB drives. A fifth USB port on the rear provides redundant recording of all channels simultaneously, either for backup or pass on of a secondary copy of captured files to post-production, clients, or others on your team.
Ki Pro GO further allows any combination of recording channels to be sent directly to a particular port of choice. 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.
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.
Primary and Backup H.264 Recording for Ki Pro Ultra Plus
For the best of all worlds for multi-camera shoots, connect four cameras directly to Ki Pro Ultra Plus 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.
Proxy H.264 Recording for Ki Pro Ultra Plus
Multi-camera shoots requiring proxy workflows from Ki Pro Ultra Plus Apple ProRes recordings 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.
Industry Standard Connectivity
The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the Ki Pro Ultra 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.
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. Each USB can be configured for redundant recording of all channels simultaneously, either for backup or pass on of a secondary copy of captured files to postproduction, clients, or others on your team. Additionally, any combination of recording channels can be assigned to any individual USB port for maximum flexibility.
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.
Multi-Channel recording with Ki Pro Ultra GO 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 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
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.
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.
- 5x USB 3.0 Slots
- All slots are compatible with the following standards:
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0
- USB 3.1 Gen 1
- USB 3.1 Gen 2
- 5V 1A max current per slot
- FAT file systems:
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.
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 Plus 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.
Each Ki Pro GO recording channel can capture 2-channels of embedded audio from 3G-SDI or HDMI inputs, or 2-channel Analogue 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 Analogue 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.
AJA’s technical support is recognised 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 international warranty.