OB and rental company Fat Dog Solutions has recently added the AJA Ki Pro HDD recorder to its hire fleet. The Ki Pro is an affordable, portable tapeless recorder, creating ProRes 422 files either on the removable hard drive or express cards. This simple tapeless solution allows instant access in Final Cut or later versions of Avid, and records in SD and HD.
“We believe this unit, with a VTR style interface, is the perfect addition to any multi camera set-up or OB, replacing VTR’s, saving space and money, and speeding up post production” says FDS director Phil Wade. “ It accepts SD or HD-SDI inputs as well as HDMI and component, can take embedded digital audio or analogue on XLR or phono, can up or down convert, can handle different aspect ratio pictures – it’s an amazing box of tricks. And creating a ProRes 422 file, it provides a format in HD accepted by UK broadcasters”.