Buyer’s Guide: Portable Storage
Media Goes Mobile
In this Buyer’s Guide we examine a number of options for portable storage—products engineered to let you move and manage your media, whether you’re in a remote location or just changing workstations.
Ki Pro Ultra Plus and Pak Media
Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a portable half-rack, 2 RU multichannel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording. In single-channel mode, it serves as a 4K/Ultra HD/2K/HD ProRes or Avid DNxHD MXF recorder/player supporting 3G-SDI, fiber and HDMI 2.0, and large raster HFR workflows up to 4K 60. It captures directly to rugged, reliable AJA Pak SSD media, and twin media drive bays on the device enable fast media changes and rollover recording. Pak1000 offers 1 TB of fast SSD media for up to 4K recording at 60p in ProRes HQ. Pak512-R1 and Pak256-R1 offer equal performance in smaller capacities.
Sony’s redesigned portable 1 TB (PSZ-HC1T) and 2 TB (PSZ-HC2T) professional hard disk drives deliver faster speeds, greater connectivity, increased reliability and enhanced durability. The dual interface models support USB Type-A connectivity using a tethered cable to ensure no cables are lost, in addition to a USB Type-C port, ideal for memory card backup in the field. The high-speed drives are preformatted in exFAT, and allow for data transfer up to 138 MB/s (read/write), making backup or storage operations even more efficient. They are highly shock, splash and dust resistant.