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Header image for article NAB '12: First Look at the AJA Ki Pro Quad

NAB '12: First Look at the AJA Ki Pro Quad

Earlier this week, AJA announced the newest member of the Ki Pro family, the Ki Pro Quad. AJA worked closely with Canon, designing the Ki Pro Quad to accept a 4K raw signal from the C500 over SDI and providing a method to record and monitor the signal.

You can record the 4K raw information via Thunderbolt to an external drive, but most impressively, the Quad can actually de-bayer the raw information and provide 4K, 2K or HD ProRes files to the removable SSD drives. The de-bayered information can also be sent out via SDI to your monitors. Even if you're not interested in 4K raw recording yet, the Quad is also a 4:4:4 10-bit recorder, making it incredibly useful for many applications.

Other interesting items I saw at the AJA booth included the Ki Pro Rack and T-TAP. Like the name suggests, the Ki Pro Rack is a 1RU rack mountable Ki Pro that uses the same drives as the original Ki Pro. The T-TAP is a self-powered Thunderbolt adapter that allows you to output your computer display via HDMI or SDI. Additionally, the Ki Pro Mini has been updated with full Avid DNxHD support available as a free software update now.

Watch my videos to learn more about these updates from AJA.

Claire Orpeza
Community Manager, AbelCine NY

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