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Ki Pro Ultra Plus

Multi-Channel HDRecorder

4K/UltraHD/2K/HDRecorder and Player


Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a multi-channel Apple ProRes® recorderoffering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channelmode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR® MXF for 4K/UltraHD or AvidDNxHD® MXF recorder and player. Ki Pro Ultra Plus supports the latest largeraster high frame rate workflows, up to 4K 60p with HDR playout and recording.


3G-SDI, fiber and full HDMI 2.0 digital video connectivityplus a wealth of analog and digital audio connectivity answers any project’sdemand for efficient, powerful and flexible workflows.


Designed to be either portable or rackmountable with halfrack wide, 2RU high dimensions, it’s well suited for use in any environment.

Ki Pro Ultra Plus& Multi Channel Recording

Learn how you can record and play back a single channel of4K, HFR 4K, or record up to four channels of 1080 HD video from one intuitivebox using AJA’s portable Ki Pro Ultra Plus.


Explore the device’s broad feature set – from HDMI 2.0connectivity with HDR playback to a dedicated web UI for remote control, the KiProtect feature to ensure data integrity, a three-year warranty, dedicatedsupport and so much more.

Multi-Channel HDRecording

Record 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channels of beautiful HD up to 1080p50/60 in Apple ProRes simultaneously with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.


Simplify your multi-camera productions by running up to fourcameras per Ki Pro Ultra Plus and save power, space, time and effort on set, inthe studio and when setting up OB trucks.


Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows independent profile supportper channel in Multi-Channel mode; select high resolution Apple ProRes HQ forhigh 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 whenutilizing like raster size and frame rate, and record your HD Apple ProResfiles on the same AJA Pak media*. Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows rollover to asecond Pak for hours of uninterrupted multi-channel recording.


*Pak 2000 and Pak 1000 modules with an -R0 moduledesignation and all Pak Media modules with -R1 designations supported formulti-channel recording.

Edit Ready,Independent ProRes Files

Multi-Channel recording with Ki Pro Ultra Plus providesindividual, discrete recordings for each input that are timecode accurate andready to be imported directly into a multi-channel editing sequence. Noadditional conversion or software is required, just drag and drop the filesdirectly from the Pak Media into your edit. The clip naming convention is yoursto customize to suit your needs, but each multi-channel file is always appendedwith .1, .2, .3 or .4, making it very easy to track assets in post.


New Multi-Channel independent file naming support withfirmware v4.0 also allows an independent additional name to be added to eachrecorded file for further identifying specific information for the project'sneeds.

Infinite Record andRollover, Even in Multi-Channel Mode     

Losing one or even several feeds during a multi-channelshoot can cause major sync issues during the editing process that can belengthy to resolve, if they can be resolved at all. But Ki Pro Ultra Plus isdesigned 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 inputis restored or the shoot ends. In this way, all multi-channel clips have thesame timecode duration and will align perfectly within any NLE. The editor thenjust simply cuts away from any recording that lost signal, without any heavylifting to insert frames, or adjust audio to compensate. This function workswith 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 inediting, the time code of each file recorded being equal.


New Forced Rollover support allows users to force a rolloverrecording to the second Pak port at any point, allowing quick extraction of thefirst Pak drive for fast transfer to editing environments, playout servers andmore, while recording continues.


v5.0 Firmware introduces Infinite Record, allowingcontinuous recording and rollover from Pak Drive to Pak Drive for a variety ofneeds including multi-day sporting events, conferences, security needs and muchmore.

Ki Protect

Ki Pro Ultra Plus includes Ki Protect, a feature that helpsto ensure data integrity if a media drive is accidentally removed or losespower during recording. The Ki Protect feature automatically pre-allocatesrecording space on the media drive for video, audio and timecode when therecord button is pressed.


While recording, the file header is then continuouslyupdated every time new data is written. That way, the only loss that should beincurred is the last few frames that were in transit to the media drive to berecorded when the operation was interrupted. Frames that are already recordedwill be preserved and are recoverable, providing greater peace of mind on set andin the studio, essential for multi-channel recording.

Ki Pro GO and Ki ProUltra Plus: Convenient Codec Combinations

For the ultimate in Professional Multi-Channel Recording,combine your Ki Pro Ultra Plus with your new Ki Pro GO and capture multiplestreams of Apple ProRes and H.264 in any combination that suits your needs, inonly 2RU of rack space.


Ki Pro GO and Ki Pro Ultra Plus offer 1/2 rack width and 2RUheight for convenient pairings in fly packs, equipment racks, OB trucks andfacility environments.

HDMI 2.0: One Cable,Multiple Formats

Full HDMI 2.0 support on Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers deep colorsupport all the way up to 4:4:4 12-bit RGB, perfect for rich color capture fromaffordable HDMI cameras and beautiful playback on the latest HDMI 2.0 displays.


A single cable can affordably transport both UltraHD or HDvideo and clean 24-bit 48 Hz 8-Channel audio to or from common HDMI 2.0 devicesfor a simple setup; perfect for independent producers, editors, ProAV, andanyone 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, muchbrighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow.This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true tolife colors to be communicated to your audience.


Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides this support for your4K/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 forHybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)  HDR displays overHDMI.

4K, 12-bit Full Raster Workflows for Professionals

Next generation 4K/UltraHD 50/60p recording and playback areattainable all the way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak Media with KiPro Ultra Plus.


4K/UltraHD is supported through 4x 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 oroptional fiber inputs and outputs.


Ki Pro Ultra Plus not only supports true 4K at 4096 x 2160pfor digital cinema and high quality UltraHD for broadcast production, it alsooffers the color depth to match.


Any shoot or project benefits from the fabulously richcolors and smooth gradations across the luminance and chroma range that 12-bitmakes possible with full 4:4:4 support including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ up to 2K50/60p.


VFX work benefits from Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ 12-bit support on4x 3G-SDI input to captured Apple ProRes 444 files, resulting in clean greenscreen plates across the 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD raster landscape for easy anddetailed postproduction manipulation. With full HDMI 2.0, you can monitor itall from 4:2:2 YCbCr to full 4:4:4 RGB in 12-bit.


422 and 444 Recording

Big on quality - butnot on file size.


Ki Pro Ultra Plus records 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD to six qualitylevels of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ with support up to 2K50/60p. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’sright for each individual production as well as having the flexibilityto record directly to native file formats that are understood by most majorediting systems.


Next generation UltraHD 60p and 4K 60p recording isattainable all the way up to Apple ProRes HQ when using AJA Pak 1000, or AJAPak 512 and Pak 256 SSD media.


By utilizing Apple ProRes, your project will have the bestimage quality available, with manageable and affordable

file sizes.

Avid DNxHR Recording

New Ki Pro Ultra v3.0 firmware  allows users to record 4K and UltraHD rasterswith Avid codecs within a native .MXF wrapper, supporting Avid editors andnative .MXF workflows with more flexible options.


Ki Pro Ultra Plus v3.0 offers Avid DNxHR codecs in an .MXFwrapper for the following formats:





(4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

(UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

Avid DNxHD MXF Recording

Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers native Avid MXF support for HDworkflows. Record and playback DNxHD files with an OP1a profile within an MXFcontainer for DNxHD HQX (220x), DNxHD SQ (145) and DNxHD LB (36) codecs.


This provides a native MXF workflow for Avid pipelines, freeof transcoding.


DNxHD HQX (220x)*

DNxHD SQ (145)*

DNxHD LB (36)**

(HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94

(HD) 1080i 25, 29.97

(HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97

(HD) 720p 50, 59.94

exFAT and HFS+Support

Ki Pro Ultra Plus allows you to use the file system thatsuits your needs. Full flexibility is provided to format your recording mediaas either exFAT or HFS+ within Ki Pro Ultra Plus itself or from your desktopcomputer, ensuring wide OS compatibility. Pak media can also be ordered ineither format for fast implementation upon arrival.

2SI (Two SampleInterleave)

Ki Pro Ultra Plus supports both Square Division Quad Splitformat and Two Sample Interleave giving a wide number of options to both recordand playback 4K and UltraHD.


Set up is easy, with Ki Pro Ultra Plus sensing the formatbeing delivered in its “Follow Input” mode. Ki Pro Ultra Plus also allows youto select separate quad modes for both in and out, giving an additionalconversion feature for when you need it.

Up to 64-Channels ofAudio

Ki Pro Ultra Plus offers up to 16-Channels of audio supportembedded over SDI or Fiber per input, bringing a total of 64-Channels of highquality recording when in multi-channel mode. Flexible routing options meanthat 8-Channel only outputs like HDMI, Analog and Digital carry options forselecting the 8-Channel group required. Monitoring via the headphone jack onthe front of the unit is split into easy 2-Channel groupings by input foron-set checks.

Closed CaptioningSupport

If you need to record or playout video with ClosedCaptioning embedded, Ki Pro Ultra Plus is fully compatible with your needs.


Ki Pro Ultra Plus recognizes CEA-708 within incoming SDIInputs and encodes the Closed Captioning to your Apple ProRes recorded file.Upon playback, you can utilize the Closed Captioning within a recorded fileover Ki Pro Ultra Plus' 4 x 3G-SDI outputs.

Reliable StorageMedia

Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures directly to rugged and reliableAJA Pak SSD media. Pak Media is available in a variety of capacities to bestsuit the demands of your production.


Pak 2000 and Pak 1000 are the perfect companions for Ki ProUltra Plus offering  2TB or 1TB of fastSSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ. Pak 512 and Pak 256models offer equal performance in smaller capacities when needed.


The twin media drive bays on the Ki Pro Ultra Plus allowextremely fast media changes and rollover recording even for multi-channelrecording, which allows a recording to start on one media module and seamlesslycontinue onto the second module once the first has reached capacity.


Pak Media may also be used with the optional Pak Dock whichfeatures USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ connectors for lightning fast data transfersfrom and to your desktop or laptop.

High Resolution LCDwith Onscreen Intuitive UI

Ki Pro Ultra Plus features a beautiful high resolution HDdisplay for pristine monitoring of your material and serves as your interfaceto Ki Pro's familiar and intuitive menu system. The detailed overlay UIincludes onscreen keyboard functionality and a clear view of the powerful yetsimple to operate UI, all pristinely presented on the 4.8” 720p LCD display.


The large LCD provides detailed playback and monitoringperfect for onset use, the OB truck, helicopter or studio and it’s transparentmenu overlays can be set at just the level the user prefers. Ki Pro Ultra Plusoffers control over brightness of the display for flexible control to suit yourworking environment.

Familiar Controls

Anyone familiar with the operation of a tape deck will feelimmediately comfortable when working with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.


Just like a traditional tape deck, Ki Pro Ultra Plusfeatures straightforward and dedicated transport buttons - record, play, stop,rewind, fast forward - making the device easy to operate with minimal trainingtime.


The current status of the system and key configurationinformation is clearly displayed on the beautiful built-in high resolution LCDscreen. Additional operational information can be found in the STATUS menuwhich can be accessed even when recording or playing back.


The Ki Pro Ultra Plus operating system offers users a logicalmenu structure that is easy to navigate with menu parameters presented in clearand understandable language.


The video and audio connections on the rear panel of the KiPro Ultra Plus offer next generation connectivity with 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMIinputs and outputs, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN.

4K and HD Monitoring

Ki Pro Ultra Plus provides full resolution outputs for 4K,UltraHD and HD over 3G-SDI, FIber and HDMI, including the latest affordableUltraHD monitors using HDMI for on-set quality checks. An additional dedicated2K and HD-SDI monitor output can be fed to any affordable and existing HD-SDIdisplay.

Fiber Connectivity

Ki Pro Ultra Plus' fully integrated fiber inputs and outputsmeans Ki Pro Ultra Plus can be integrated directly to a dedicated fiber networkalongside many other fiber products. Fiber allows outgoing and incoming videosignals to be transmitted as far as 10 km away.


Optional Fiber SFPModules supported :


Dual LC 3G Fiber Tx SFP AJA – Part # FIBERLC-2-TX

Dual LC 3G Fiber Rx SFP AJA – Part # FIBERLC-2-RX


CWDM Fiber Options

The optional fiber transmitters let you choose from multiplewavelength CWDM SFPs, allowing advanced multiplexing of signals over a singlefiber connection.


Possible CWDMoptions:


• 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      


RS-422 Control

RS-422 control allows Ki Pro Ultra Plus to integrate easilywith supported editing systems and external controllers allowing it to fulfillseveral of the functions of a traditional VTR. Supported NLEs can even performassemble edits directly to the Ki Pro Ultra Plus.

Remote Configuration andOperation

In a truck or a machine room, Ki Pro Ultra Plus is equippedfor advanced remote control and configuration. With a standard Ethernet LANconnection to a host computer and any web browser, all Ki Pro Ultra Plusparameter settings, clip selection and transport controls can be controlled; noadditional or special software installation is required on the host computer.Multiple Ki Pro Ultra Plus units can even be controlled from a single webinterface making Ki Pro Ultra Plus an ideal solution for multi-camerarecordings.


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