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AJA Ki Pro Quad Codex Onboard S/M Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4
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4K System Priority
Mode Resolution Bit Length Frame Rate      
Canon RAW 4096x2160 3840x2160 10-bit 1-30fps 1
      31-60fps 1 15
Canon HRAW 4096x1080 3840x1080 10-bit 1-30fps   16
      31-60fps  
      52-100fps   15
      62-120fps   15
 
2K System Priority
Mode Resolution Bit Length Frame Rate      
RGB444 2048x1080 1920x1080 12-bit 1-30fps 2
      31-60fps 2  
RGB444 2048x1080 1920x1080 10-bit 1-30fps
      31-60fps
YCC422 2048x1080 1920x1080 10-bit 1-30fps
      31-60fps
      52-100fps   15
      62-120fps   10
 
Recorder Features
Max. Recording Time Canon RAW @ 24fps N/A1 27 minutes 64 minutes
Recording Media  AJA Pak3 Solid State Capture Drive 1.8" Solid State Drive
Recording Media Size in GB 256GB and 512GB 512GB 512GB (x2)11
Records Uncompressed Files No Yes Yes
Records Compressed Files Yes Yes8 No
Recording Formats 4K/2K/HD Apple ProRes1 Canon Cinema RAW, Uncompressed and Compressed HD Canon Cinema RAW (.RMF) and Uncompressed (.DPX)12
Number of Video Inputs 4x 3G-SDI 2x 3G 2x 3G-SDI
Number of Video Outputs 4x 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI 2 2
Audio Inputs 2x XLR line/mic/phantom and SDI embedded Embedded audio only Embedded audio only
Audio Outputs 1x Mini TRS, SDI embedded 1x headphone jack 1x HD-SDI Embedded, 2 Channel and 1x headphone jack
Monitor Outputs 4x 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI 2 2x HD-SDI
Built-in Monitor Yes No Yes13
Remote Operation Yes, RJ45 ethernet4 Yes, ethernet No
Networking Yes, RJ45 ethernet4 Yes, gigabit ethernet No
Control/Sync Ports Yes, RJ45 ethernet4 1 x Genlock, 1 x LTC timecode, 1 x GPI, 1 x RS-422  
Operation Interface Physical buttons and/or web UI5 Tactile control surface Touchscreen
Transfer Station AJA Pak Dock6 Transfer Station for Mac OS X (SAS or USB) Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, FW-800 and eSATA options
Single Frame Recording Yes No Yes14
Metadata Support Yes Yes Yes
3D Support No Yes Yes
Monitoring LUTs Yes Yes Yes
 
General Specifications
Weight 2.22 lb / 1006.98 g 2.4 lb / 1100 g 1.35 lb/ 612 g
Size 4.55 in. x 2.85 in. x 5.89 in.  5.47 in x 7.39 in x 3.26 in 5.4in x 4.7in x 1.56in
Power Requirements 12 - 18v 12 - 34v 6 - 16v
Power Consumption 31.2W - 35.5W 30W at 1.2 Amps 6 - 16W
Mounting Options Mounting plate/Rod accessory7 Various9 1/4-20
Temperature (Operating/Storage) 5 - 40 degrees C / -20 C to 60 C 5 - 40 degrees C (operating) -10 to 40C (operating), -20 to 70C (storage)

 

1Instantly debayers 4K RAW data and records ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, or ProRes (Proxy) to removable SSD media; can pass Canon RAW via Thunderbolt to a host computer. Supported frame rates for internal recording include 23.98, 24, 25, and 29.97 fps for 4K and Quad HD. Thunderbolt passthrough enables RAW recording of 4K or Quad HD to a host computer at frame rates up to 29.97fps. Additionally, Ki Pro Quad supports realtime debayer of RAW for video output, but not recording, at 4K or Quad HD 50fps and 4K or Quad HD at 59.94fps.

250 and 59.94 fps are supported in 2K, 1080P and 720P resolutions. The AJA Ki Pro Quad can accept a 12-bit source, but encoding is performed at 10-bit.

3 The AJA Ki Pro Quad records to AJA Pak SSDs.

4 The AJA Ki Pro Quad can be configured and controlled via an ethernet connection using a host computer and web browser.

5 The AJA Ki Pro Quad can be configured or controlled from the physical front panel UI buttons or the web UI.

6 The AJA Pak Dock features USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections for high-speed data transfers.

7 The AJA Ki Pro Quad features 8x 1/4-20 threaded holes (4x on two sides of the unit) that can be used with AJA-offered mounting plates or third-party mounting accessories.

8 Wavelet Encoded

9 Vocas, ARRI, Zacuto

10 Supports 100fps

11 Two cards used

12 DNxHD coming soon

13 5" LCD 800x480

14 TimeLapse, 1 frame every 1-256 seconds

15 Two recorders necessary

16 Only 4096x1080

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