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NAB 2012: AJA launches Ki Pro Quad 4K video recorder

AJA Video Systems has announced the Ki Pro Quad at the NAB show in Las Vegas. The Ki Pro Quad is a solid-state portable video recorder capable of capturing files in formats including 4K (4096 x 2160), Quad HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), and HD (1920 x 1080).

The Ki Pro Quad accepts RAW 4K camera output via SDI, while simultaneously outputting that data via Thunderbolt. The recorder also performs debayer processing of the RAW data that can be used to produce on-board Apple ProRes recordings to SSD media.

HD, 2K and 4K ProRes files recorded to removable SSD media may easily be used in a variety of popular non-linear editors. The debayered image produced by the Ki Pro Quad can also be used for 4K monitoring in real time.

A scaled or cropped output is also simultaneously available for 2K or HD monitoring via dedicated SDI and HDMI connections.

"We have been working very closely with Canon's headquarters in Japan to optimise performance between the upcoming Cinema EOS C500 digital cinema camera and our Ki Pro Quad," said Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems.

"Ki Pro Quad offers some amazing new ways of working; by creating post-friendly files to removable SSDs, moving the original camera RAW files to a Mac, and allowing 4K monitoring all at the same time. Regardless of what your production needs may be today, Ki Pro Quad will have you covered for future workflow needs as well."

Ki Pro Quad will be available later in 2012 for US$3,995 (around £2,500).


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