AJA Ki Pro devices create “edit-ready” ProRes/DNxHD* media. Once created, this media can be viewed, tagged and edited directly in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer or another editing application. DNA Evolution inte/solutions/aja_ki_pro/grates into this pipeline enabling faster offloads and lookups for Post and repurposing.
Browse ProRes Clips, View Metadata, Search, Proxy Browse
DNA Evolution’s web interface presents a “user friendly” view of your content by showing user-friendly clip names. Further, DNA Evolution will present low res proxy views of ProRes clips through its web interface. This allows users to use the web interface to quickly identify clips and restore them as needed.
Integrates with Avid/FCP for selection, tagging:
Media captured via an AJA Ki Pro will most likely be viewed directly in an editing application (e.g. Avid or FCP). DNA Evolution plugs intelligently into Avid or FCP (via AAF and XML) and enables offloading via familiar structures of bins, sequences and workspaces. These structures are preserved while metadata is extracted and made searchable.
Archives at 4x the speed of removable drives
DNA Evolution maximizes LTO-5 performance archiving at over 1.2 Gb/s. Additionally, DNA Evolution checksums at the same time, saving another restore process. The overall speed increase results in a 4x speed efficiency over offloading to removable drives.
Faster Post Production Through Intelligent Retrievals
DNA Evolution allows for ProRes/DNxHD clips to be grouped via metadata. Clips can be grouped by tags e.g. “Color Correct” which allows an editor to perform a search e.g. “Color Correct”. DNA Evolution can then bring back only those clips from a library of tapes. Once the clips are back online on a SAN, the same metadata (e.g. time-code notes) is available within the editorial application (e.g. via AMA in Avid) as well for Post tasks.
Since AJA Ki Pro’s create editorial native ProRes/DNxHD* media, most end users will either leave this media on their SAN or keep them on higher-risk removable drives. DNA Evolution provides the cost efficiencies of LTO-5 tape without compromising on performance or workflows.
Lowest Media Costs
LTO-5 has one of the lowest storage costs ($4,400 for 100 TBs) – costing factors less than primary SANs and Nearline disk. Additionally, LTO-5 is a dense storage medium capable of archiving more than 1.5 TB/tape. That amounts to:
- 96 hrs (DVCPRO), 48 hrs (DVCPRO 50), 48 hrs (AVC-INTRA 50), 24 hrs (AVC-INTRA 100), 22 hrs (DNxHD 145), 15 hrs (DNxHD 220), 13 hrs (ProRes HQ), 9 hrs (ProRes 444)
Lowest Maintenance Costs
LTO-5 is low maintenance storage with no moving parts and no need for an electrical signal (like hard drives). Further, LTO-5 is very high density reducing the storage footprint considerably compared to optical storage. This further reduces the physical storage, power and cooling costs.
Lowest Management Costs
LTO-5 is built on standard IT technology and can be supported with off-the-shelf components. This reduces management costs when compared to proprietary technologies.
More Reliable, Future Proof
DNA Evolution archives are built on LTO-5, LTFS and open metadata paradigms. This makes your archive masters future proof with the ability to restore your native DNxHD/ProRes media for decades without proprietary software.
30 Year Shelf-Life
LTO-5 is built for a 30 year shelf life. With no moving parts and no need for magnetic refresh, LTO-5 tape represents a true replacement for traditional video tape.
Open Data via LTFS
LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is designed to be an open data format for tape that is supported by three big manufacturers (IBM, Quantum, HP). Since DNA Evolution writes all tapes using LTFS, all content can be retrieved simply via drag n’ drop without DNA Evolution software.
Open Meta-data via XML
DNA Evolution also records all metadata in an open XML file-system. This file-system can be exported and stored along with your archived ProRes/DNxHD media.