About AJA

The beginnings of an industry leader

An industry leader in the video and broadcast market

AJA was founded by engineer John Abt in 1993, who still serves as the company Chairman. Today the company employs over 200 people worldwide, building industry leading video capture cards, digital recording devices, video routers, frame synchronizers and scalers, digital converters and professional cameras.

After great success initially with an innovative line of Mini-Converters, AJA expanded into the burgeoning desktop video market in 2000. The company’s inaugural line of KONA video capture and playback cards quickly established AJA’s reputation for delivering the highest-quality desktop video products. In addition to the KONA family of video I/O cards for the Mac and Windows PCs, AJA’s growing product line also extended to include the innovative “Io” Thunderbolt desktop video products and trend-setting Ki Pro family of portable and rackmountable file-based recorders.

AJA’s engineering has consistently supported advancements in broadcast technologies as well as format standards to provide video professionals with future-proof workflow solutions. From the FS family of frame synchronizers, frame rate and format converters, and HDR workflow tools to emerging Video IP workflows, broadcasters and media professionals rely on AJA gear to simplify the way images are captured, converted, monitored and distributed.

AJA also provides its unique technology to leading manufacturers and developer partners across the professional video industry for integration into their product lineups. High-profile media companies around the globe, along with broadcasters, networks, post-production houses, mobile truck operators, cinematographers, film editors and more, rely on the reliability, flexibility and performance of AJA technologies.

“AJA’s success is due to our great team of expert staff all focused on what matters most: the delivery of unique and reliable high-quality tools for working professionals in broadcast, AV, production and post-production. It's the combined efforts of the entire staff that will allow us to continue to deliver high-quality products, with the same renowned service and support that our customers have come to expect.”

– Nick Rashby, President

Our Story

AJA Video Systems is a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge technology for the broadcast, cinema, proAV, and post production markets. The company develops a range of powerful, flexible video interface and conversion technologies, digital video recording solutions, and color management, streaming, and remote production tools.

Behind every AJA product is a passionate team committed to bringing professionals high quality gear that won’t disappoint in the field. Hear about AJA’s dedicated crew, and the process that goes into developing each product in Grass Valley.


AJA Video has been recognized year-in and year-out for our outstanding contributions to the video and media broadcasting industries.

Best Of Show TVBE 2014
Best Of Show Digital Video 2014
Post Picks NAB 2014
ProHub Award Winner 2014
Computer Graphics World, Silver Edge Award, Editors' Best-of-Show Selections
Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit
TV Technology Star award
DV Black Diamond Award
Post Picks 2013
2012 Post Pick Award
2012 Digital Video Black Diamond Award
2012 Post Pick Award
2011 Vidy Award