AJA Ki Pro Mini Compact Field Recorder
Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:55 PM
Does anybody have worked with this Field Recorder?
Any comments on it, advice, should or not buy...?
Thanks for the reply!
Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:30 PM
Sometimes it was used as a playback device (before red epic had playback) and sometimes as an external recorder for F3.
It is a simple device,with only a couple of buttons, but yet there were always some problems with it.
Like once we couldn't get the output on the monitor except for playback. You look up in the manual, and you realize there is not much you can do. Manual says it should work. On the second day of the shoot it started working.
It has slow response on the buttons and you never know how hard you have to press them.
When you set it to start recording automatically when you hit rec on the camera it doesn't always work due to signal problems coming from the camera, or caused by the cables connected to HD SDI.
Sometimes it offers you to format your media in the middle of the shoot if there was a power failure.
All these problems, yet, I wouldn't mind owning it as it seems a nice little device for personal use.
For serious production I would never recommend it. Maybe I am wrong since there are so many of these around, and AJA is a reputable company. Dunno...
If you can get it cheaply go for it, the media u use with it is really cheap which is cool.
Edited by Aleksandar Bajac, 16 January 2012 - 09:31 PM.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:07 AM
Blackmagic also has their own device, which is the cheapest of the 3, and records either uncompressed or DNxHD; which is also rather useful. I haven't yet worked with the blackmagic, but it looks good (and cheap) on paper.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:44 AM
1. When it meets drop frame, it stops recording. The rest of shot is lost (not 1-5 dropped frames, like on Red).
2. It drop frames and, as a result, loses shots regularly. At least 1-2 times per hour.
3. When you use long (30 - 40 m) cables, it drops twice as often.
I used it with Sony F900H + Miranda MDC-902. + SanDisk Extreme Pro 32Gb.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:06 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:07 PM