Archive for the ‘KiPro’ Category

KiPro Mini

Monday, March 7th, 2011

  •  <<32Gb CF card that is approved will …yield 18-24mins.>>
    • Surely depends on bitrate
  • <<be sure to review the “approved CF Card list”>>

  •  Recording durations:
    32 Gb CF card
    – 88 mins of ProRes Proxy
    – 40 mins of ProRes LT
    – 28 mins of ProRes
    – 19 mins of ProRes HQ
  • Whereas for KiPro (bigger):
    500 Gb hard disk
    – 1384 mins of ProRes Proxy – 23 hrs
    – 637 mins of ProRes LT – 10 hrs 37 mins
    – 450 mins of ProRes – 7 hrs 30 mins
    – 300 mins of ProRes HQ – 5 hrs

  •  <<1080i 25 or 720p 50 Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) = 36 minutes, approximately 56.36GB>>
  • <<1080i 25 or 720p 50 Apple ProRes 422 = 54 minutes, approximately 56.67GB>>

  •  Largest is SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash 64GB

Aja KiPro records 10-bit 422 ProRes; can Avid use it?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The Aja KiPro captures HD (& SD?) from analog or SDI to 10-bit 422 to QT-ProRes (ordinaire and HQ).   In comparison the Convergent Design products currently capture to 8-bit 422 (hi-bitrate Mpeg2).  ProRes is particularly suited to (aimed at) Final Cut.  But since ProRes decoder is freely available, including on Windows, the KiPro could be used with other NLEs.Presumably (haven’t yet tried) once the ProRes is  copied to the editing system’s media drive, it can be simply dropped into an Avid project (bin/timeline).  Some seem to find it OK e.g. “I import ProRes straight into MC all day, no problems. You’ll need FCP 7 to have access to the new 4444 codec though..” [].  But some people are cagey about this (on principle?) “…if I were you I would reencode the quicktimes to an Avid codec” [].  One re-encoding option [] is Mpeg StreamClip [].  Not sure what the advantage is (or whether it is real) but some people complain of problems with levels [] and metadata.  I would hope that Avid’s “New Thinking” would render any such problems historical, but experience will tell.One slight nuisance – Avid doesn’t work directly with the Aja KiPro.  That is, the KiPro is not a device type recognized by Avid’s Advanced Media Architecture AMA [ ].  Not a show-stopper, but definitely a tilting force (from Avid to FCS/FCP).The KiPro is bulkier than the Convergent Design products.  It can record from more kinds of input to more kinds of storage medium. I haven’t looked at power consumption or robustness yet. Links: