AJA announced the Ki Pro Go, a multichannel H.264 file recorder that the company said is targeted at the AV market but will likely wind up finding a place in other corners of the industry.
The Ki Pro Go records standard .MP4 or .MOV files at up to 25 Mbps, with support for 10-bit 4:2:2, to standard USB media via five USB 3.0 ports — four on the front and one more on the back for redundant recording. It can be used with USB thumb drives, HDDs, or SSDs, as long as they support USB 3.0 speeds, AJA President Nick Rashby said at an NAB Show 2019 press conference introducing the box.
The device also supports matrix monitoring, displaying up to a quad split via SDI and HDMI out so that all four inputs can be viewed on a single screen. The video inputs are genlock-free, Rashby said, allowing a wide array of different devices to be used as inputs.
AJA doesn’t want users to think of the Ki Pro Go as just a standalone solution to a set of problems, but also as an add-on to existing equipment. For example, Rashby suggested a facility could stacks a Ki Pro Go with a Ki Pro Ultra Plus and have the capability to record four channels of PreRes recording and four channels of H.264 recording (as proxy video, perhaps) in 2RU of space.
Here are the Ki Pro Go feature highlights, as presented by AJA:
- Multi-channel H.264 recording and playback
- 5 x USB recording media slots, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 media
- Redundant recording
- Genlock free inputs
- 4x HDMI inputs
- 4x 3G-SDI inputs
- HDMI and SDI multi-channel matrix monitoring
- Selectable VBR recording profiles
- 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
- Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen
- Stand-alone operation
The Ki Pro Go will ship in June, AJA said, at a suggested list price of $3,995.