AJA is now shipping the Ki Pro GO. It’s a standalone, multi-channel H.264 redundant recorder capable of capturing up to four simultaneous HD or SD channels.
Promising a very affordable option, AJA claims the Ki Pro GO is both “portable” and “the ideal workstation solution for live production scenarios.” That means its targeting those working at live events, concerts, sports stadiums and on-set.
Up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD recording
As said before, the Ki Pro GO is a multi-channel H.264 recorder. It offers up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD recording to off the shelf USB drives with “redundant recording capabilities,” according to AJA.
The four 3G-SDI and HDMI digital video inputs offer flexible channel assignments, allowing them to provide connections to the latest video sources. That includes cameras.
Additionally, the Ki Pro GO has AJA’s de-interlacers on each input so progressive recordings can be made from interlaced inputs. 2-channel embedded audio or balanced XLR analog audio can be assigned to any recording channel as well. Lastly, Multi-Channel Matrix Monitoring enables multiple video channels to be viewed on an HDMI display.
Genlock free recording
The Ki Pro GO’s input frame sync means incoming video sources don’t need to be genlocked. You can record 1, 2, 3 or 4-channels of HD or SD up to 1080p 50/60 in H.264 simultaneously. It seems to simple set up. You can connect up to four HDMI and four 3G-SDI source cables into Ki Pro GO. From there, you can assign any combination of four inputs at a time for four channels of H.264 recording to the four USB ports on the front of Ki Pro GO.
- Multi-channel H.264 recording up to 1080p 60
- 5x USB recording media slots, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 media
- Redundant recording of any or all channels
- Genlock free video inputs
- Up to 4 HDMI video inputs
- 4 SDI video inputs
- 4 3G-SDI video outputs
- HDMI and SDI multi-channel matrix monitoring outputs
- Selectable VBR recording profiles, 4:2:0 8-bit
- Balanced XLR analog audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable
- 2-channel embedded audio per video input
- 2x 4-pin XLR 12v redundant power inputs
- Easy-to-use web UI, compatible with standard web browsers
- Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen
- Stand-alone operation
Pricing and availability
The Ki Pro Go costs $3995 and is out now. You can learn more at aja.com.