Product News

AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra Firmware v3.1 (August 15, 2018)


AJA Ki Pro Ultra Firmware v3.1 is now available, which includes several performance enhancements. Download the free update from our support page today.

Shipping: Hi5-12G, Hi5-12G-R and Hi5-12G-TR Mini-Converters (August 13, 2018)


AJA is now shipping the new Hi5-12G, Hi5-12G-R and Hi5-12G-TR Mini-Converters, which enable conversion between 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and streamline the transmission of high resolution, high frame rate and deep color content over long distances.

 

Hi5-12G converts a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD 12G-SDI single-link input with eight channels of embedded digital audio to an HDMI 2.0 output with two or eight channels of audio. Hi5-12G-R and Hi5-12G-TR are fiber SFP-equipped models with a receiver or transceiver respectively, delivering a 4K/UltraHD SDI or fiber source signal to an HDMI destination with pass on of the source through SDI or fiber to a secondary destination.

 

For more information and pricing, please visit our website.

Download Desktop Software v14.2.1 with Avid DNxIP Support (August 9, 2018)


AJA Desktop Software v14.2.1 is now available as a free download from AJA’s website. Download the update today for Avid DNxIP support as well 3G-SDI enhancements for KONA LHi and KONA LHe. Read the release notes for more information and/or download the update here.

 

AJA OG-X-FR openGear® Compatible Frame Available for Order (July 30, 2018)


Today AJA announced that it is accepting orders for OG-X-FR, a next-generation openGear® compatible rackframe with a new design, adaptive cooling and redundant power, among other features. 

The 2RU, 20-slot rackframe is compatible with openGear cards from AJA and other manufacturers, and features an integrated LCD display on the front panel that notifies users of the frame name, IP address and relevant alerts. It supports up to two front-loaded, hot-swappable power supplies, each with an independent cooling fan, status LED and front-mounted power switch. Control through DashBoard software provides simple configuration, control and monitoring of AJA’s newest DashBoard compatible openGear cards.

For more information, read our announcement

Now Available: Ki Pro Rack v6.7 Firmware (July 24, 2018)


AJA today released Ki Pro Rack v6.7, which enhances compatibility for Apple Final Cut Pro X ProRes exports and offers enhancements to the HTTP socket connectivity protocols. Click here to download the free update and read the release notes. 

AJA Releases OG-UDC 3G-SDI Up, Down, Cross-Converter (July 19, 2018)


AJA has released its new OG-UDC, an openGear compatible 10-bit broadcast quality up, down, cross-converter with DashBoard software support. Bridging HD and SD video resolutions, OG-UDC provides 3G-SDI input and output, HDMI output and two 3-pin terminal block connectors for analog audio outputs.

Designed for use in high density openGear 2RU frames including AJA’s OG-3-FR 2RU frame, OG-UDC includes new DashBoard support on Windows®, macOS® and Linux® for remote control and monitoring of the openGear architecture. Industry standard configuration is convenient, and the solution offers monitoring and control options over a PC or local network.

Fore more information and pricing, visit our website.

Now Shipping: AJA KONA HDMI for HDMI Video Capture (July 16, 2018)


AJA has released KONA HDMI, its powerful new HDMI video capture PCIe card that supports a range of workflows from live streaming to events, production, broadcast, post, vlogging, video game capture/streaming and more. Highly flexible, KONA HDMI enables four simultaneous channels of HD capture, with popular streaming and switching applications, including Telestream Wirecast® and vMix. It also uniquely supports single-channel 4K UltraHD capture of up to 60p over HDMI 2.0, via free AJA Control Room software for file compatibility with most NLE and effects packages.

KONA HDMI is compatible with a range of popular third-party solutions for live streaming, switching, projection mapping and VR workflows. Developers can take advantage of the AJA SDK and Video for Linux platform to build multi-channel HDMI ingest systems.

For more information, visit the KONA HDMI page.

AJA Releases KONA 1 3G-SDI Capture/Playback Card (July 16, 2018)


AJA is now shipping KONA 1, a robust, cost efficient single-channel 3G-SDI PCIe I/O card. KONA 1 offers serial control and reference/LTC, and features standard application plug-ins as well as AJA SDK support, and is perfect for broadcast, post, ProAV, and OEM developers.

The new card supports 3G-SDI capture, monitoring and/or playback at up to 2K/HD 60p, with software from AJA, Adobe®, Avid®, Apple®, Telestream and others, and enables simultaneous monitoring during capture (pass-through).

Click here for a complete overview of features and pricing.

AJA Ships Io IP with Thunderbolt™ 3 (July 16, 2018)


Io IP is now shipping. Designed for broadcast IP workflows, the portable capture and output device for broadcast IP workflows simplifies the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range workflows.

Compatible with Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs and PCs, Io IP works with production, post, mastering and streaming tools from Apple®, Adobe®, Avid®, Autodesk®, Telestream® and more. Io IP features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining and two SFP+ cages for video and audio routing over 10 GigE IP networks. The rugged device supports SMPTE 2022-6 uncompressed video, audio and VANC data over IP, as well as SMPTE 2022-7 for redundancy protection (with SMPTE ST 2110 support coming soon). For more information and complete feature list, click here.

Now Available: Desktop Software v14.2 for KONA, Io and T-TAP (July 16, 2018)


Today, AJA released Desktop Software v14.2 for KONA, Io and T-TAP products. The free software update introduces support for the new KONA HDMI and KONA 1, in addition to 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP (uncompressed SMPTE 2022-6/7) with the new Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Io IP, a “Deep Buffer” setting in AJA Control Panel, and a host of new KONA, Io and T-TAP product enhancements.

Download it here.

HELO v2.1 Firmware Download Now Available (July 12, 2018)


Today, AJA released free v2.1 firmware for its standalone HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device. The latest update enables further customization of live streaming and recording workflows with HELO with new HLS support, and includes new features driven by customer feedback. 

New feature highlights include closed captioning for streaming from SDI input and HLS streaming for direct interoperability with iPads and other consumer devices. Download it here today.

AJA Releases FS4 v1.3 (July 11, 2018)


AJA FS4 v1.3 firmware is now available as a free download from the AJA website. The update adds PsF support for 4K/UltraHD formats, in addition to a number of feature improvements. To read the release notes or download FS4 v1.3, click here.  

 

AJA FS-HDR v2.5 Update Now Available for Download (June 14, 2018)


AJA today announced the availability of new v2.5 firmware for FS-HDR. The free update provides new Colorfront Engine(TM) controls for enhanced HDR image management. A key new feature  also enables simultaneous delivery of HDR/SDR 4K/UltraHD on FS-HDR’s main SDI outputs as well as 2K/HD/SD with unique SDR/HDR settings on the SDI monitor output. v2.5 also adds new BBC HLG LUTs for specific broadcast installations, and Tangent Element Kb panel support for hardware-based parameter controls. In addition, the release includes HDR Infoframe generation on the HDMI monitor output, providing an easy, cost-efficient solution for local monitoring on HDR-capable displays, and new HDR test patterns.

To download the update, please visit our support page.

Control Link v1.0 Software for Tangent Kb Panel with FS-HDR (June 14, 2018)


AJA today released Control Link v1.0, free new software that allows users to adjust and control FS-HDR Colorfront Engine parameters remotely and in real-time using the Tangent Element Kb twelve knob panel. A standalone app, Control Link can be run on a local PC or Mac, and communicates between the panel’s USB interface and an Ethernet LAN, ultimately connecting to the FS-HDR.

Please see the FS-HDR manual for instructions on using Control Link v1.0 with FS-HDR, and note that Tangent Element Kb is not sold through AJA and must be sourced through third-party channels.

Visit our support page to download the update.

Avid DNxHR Support Now Available for Ki Pro Ultra Plus (June 7, 2018)


Available today, v3.0 firmware adds Avid DNxHR codec support to Ki Pro Ultra Plus. Download it here for free and start recording above HD rasters with Avid codecs within a native .MXF wrapper. Support for the following Avid DNxHR codecs for UltraHD (23.98,24,25,29.97p) and 4K (23.98,24,25,29.97p) is included in the release:
  • DNxHR HQX
  • DNxHR SQ
  • DNxHR LB

AJA Announces Hi5-12G and HA5-12G Mini-Converters (June 6, 2018)


At InfoComm 2018, AJA unveiled Hi5-12G and HA5-12G – two new Mini-Converters for conversion between 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0. Available in three model configurations, with or without Fiber SFPs, each new Mini-Converter is designed to streamline the transmission of high resolution, high frame rate and deep color content over long distances.   

Hi5-12G converts a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD 12G-SDI single-link input with eight channels of embedded digital audio to an HDMI 2.0 output with two or eight channels of audio. Fiber SFP-equipped Hi5-12G models include the Hi5-12G-R, which extends HDMI 4K signals over long distances from either an SDI or a Fiber connected source, and the Hi5-12G-TR, which delivers a 4K/UltraHD SDI or Fiber source signal to an HDMI destination with pass on of the source through SDI or Fiber to a secondary destination.

HA5-12G allows users to convert an HDMI 2.0 input with up to eight channels of audio from the HDMI source or two-channel analog audio (RCA) to two 12G-SDI single-link outputs with eight or two channels of digital embedded audio. Fiber SFP-equipped HA5-12G models include the HA5-12G-T, which extends HDMI 4K signals over long distances (10 km Single-Mode), and the HA5-12G-2T, offering two 12G-SDI coaxial outputs and two 12G-SDI over Fiber outputs to simultaneously enable HDMI 4K source extension to multiple locations without a distribution amplifier. 

For complete details, please read the official announcement here.

Desktop Software v14.0.2 Now Available (June 1, 2018)


AJA has released Desktop Software v14.0.2. The free update delivers new improvements for AJA KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Check out the release notes and download the update here.

AJA Ships OG-3G-AMA Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder (May 14, 2018)


AJA’s new OG-3G-AMA openGear 8-channel analog audio embedder/disembedder is now shipping. The device supports 3G-SDI input and output up to 1080p 60, and automatically detects and configures to the input video standard. It uses 3-pin terminal block connectors that can be set to perform audio input or output functionality. Analog audio levels and audio embedding/disembedding are selectable on a channel pair basis to pass 3G-SDI input audio or embed input analog audio from 3-pin terminal block connectors. 

Designed for use in high-density openGear’s 2RU frames and AJA’s OG-3-FR 2RU frame, the OG-3G-AMA includes DashBoard software support on Windows®, macOS® and Linux® for remote control and monitoring of the openGear architecture and convenient configuration, monitoring and control options over a PC or local network.

For more information, visit our website

Mini-Config v2.21.4 Now Available (May 8, 2018)


AJA has released Mini-Config v2.21.4, a free update that includes several enhancements for AJA’s UDC, HA5-4K, Hi5-4K-Plus and 12GM Mini-Converters. AJA encourages all Mini-Converter users to download the latest release here. For a complete list of improvements, check out the release notes.

IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter Ships (May 3, 2018)


AJA’s new IPR-10G-HDMI is now shipping. This new Mini-Converter allows broadcast, production, post and ProAV professionals to output SMPTE ST 2110 video/audio to HDMI monitors.

The IPR-10G-HDMI provides monitoring of HD SMPTE ST 2110 signals via HDMI. It receives SMPTE ST 2110 over 10GigE connectivity, formats the data for output on a full-size HDMI interface, and the associated audio from the video stream is extracted, synchronized, and embedded into the HDMI interface, and also output on an analog RCA interface.

For a complete list of features and pricing, click here

Avid DNxHR Support Now Available for Ki Pro Ultra (April 26, 2018)


Available today, v3.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra adds Avid DNxHR codec support to AJA’s file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback device. Download it here for free and start recording above HD rasters with Avid codecs within a native .MXF wrapper.

Support for the following Avid DNxHR codecs for UltraHD (23.98,24,25,29.97p) and 4K (23.98,24,25,29.97p) is included in the release:

  • DNxHR HQX
  • DNxHR SQ
  • DNxHR LB

v3.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus will be available for download early June 2018.

AJA Announces KONA HDMI (April 9, 2018)


Today, AJA unveiled KONA HDMI, a powerful HDMI video capture solution that supports a range of workflows, including live streaming, events, production, broadcast, editorial, VFX, vlogging, video game capture/streaming and more. 

 

KONA HDMI is highly flexible, designed for four simultaneous channels of HD capture, with popular streaming and switching applications, including Telestream Wirecast® and vMix. KONA HDMI also uniquely offers capture of one channel of UltraHD up to 60p over HDMI 2.0, via AJA Control Room software for file compatibility with most NLE and effects packages. It is also compatible other popular third-party solutions for live streaming, projection mapping and VR workflows. 

 

Developers can take advantage of the platform to build multi-channel HDMI ingest systems. 

 

For more information, read our press release

AJA Unveils KONA 1 (April 9, 2018)


At NAB 2018, AJA introduced KONA 1, a robust, cost efficient single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p I/O PCIe card. KONA 1 offers serial control and reference/LTC, and features standard application plug-ins as well as AJA SDK support, and is perfect for broadcast, post, ProAV, and OEM developers.

 

The new card supports 3G-SDI capture, monitoring and/or playback with software from AJA, Adobe®, Avid®, Apple®, Telestream and others, and enables simultaneous monitoring during capture (pass-through). 

 

Click here for a complete overview of features and pricing. 

AJA Introduces IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter (April 9, 2018)


Announced today at NAB 2018, AJA’s new IPR-10G-HDMI bridges SMPTE ST 2110 IP video to HDMI. This new Mini-Converter allows broadcast, production, post and ProAV professionals to output SMPTE ST 2110 video/audio to HDMI monitors.

 

The first in AJA’s new 10GigE IP Mini-Converter line, IPR-10G-HDMI provides monitoring of HD SMPTE ST 2110 signals via HDMI. It receives SMPTE ST 2110 over 10GigE connectivity, formats the data for output on a full-size HDMI interface, and the associated audio from the video stream is extracted, synchronized, and embedded into the HDMI interface, and also output on an analog RCA interface. 

 

For a complete list of features and pricing, check out our announcement

New AJA Desktop Software v14.2 for KONA and Io (April 9, 2018)


Today, AJA revealed Desktop Software v14.2 for KONA, Io and T-TAP products. The free software update introduces support for the new KONA HDMI and KONA 1, in addition to a new SMPTE ST 2110 IP video mode for KONA IP, with support for AJA Control Room, Adobe Premiere® Pro and Avid Media Composer®. 

 

Desktop v14.2 also offers 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP (uncompressed SMPTE 2022-6/7) with the new Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Io IP and Avid DNxIP, as well as additional enhancements to other KONA, Io and T-TAP products. 

 

Click here for more information.

AJA Expands KUMO Family with New 12G-SDI Routers (April 9, 2018)


Today AJA added two new routers to its KUMO product family, the KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G. KUMO 3232-12G offers 32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs, and the KUMO 1616-12G offers 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x 12G-SDI outputs. 

 

The new routers support large format resolutions, high frame rate (HFR) and deep color formats, while reducing cable runs when transporting 4K/UltraHD over SDI. The routers offer network-based and/or physical control, and mirror the compact physical form of AJA’s production-proven KUMO 3232 and KUMO 1616 routers, adding a new USB port for configuring IP addresses via AJA’s eMini-Setup software. Multi-port Gang-routing also means the new 12G-SDI models are 8K ready.

 

Read our press release for more information.

AJA Reveals New openGear Cards with DashBoard Support (April 9, 2018)


At NAB 2018, AJA introduced five new openGear-compatible video and audio rack cards, featuring support for Ross® Video DashBoard software on Windows®, macOS® and Linux.

 

Designed for use in compatible openGear 2RU frames including AJA’s OG-3 2RU frame, the new cards combine the reliability and functionality of AJA Mini-Converters with the high-density openGear architecture. New DashBoard software support provides convenient and industry-standard configuration, monitoring and control options over a PC or local network.

 

New models include:

  • OG-3G-AMA: 3G-SDI 8-Ch. Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder 
  • OG-UDC: 3G-SDI HD/SD Up, Down, Cross-Converter 
  • OG-4K2HD: 3G-SDI 4K/UltraHD to HD Down-Converter
  • OG-Hi5-4K-Plus: 4K/UltraHD 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Converter
  • OG-HA5-4K: 4K/UltraHD HDMI to 3G-SDI Converter

 

For more details, click here

AJA Unveils FS-HDR v2.5 Update (April 9, 2018)


New FS-HDR v2.5 firmware will soon be available as a free download, enabling simultaneous delivery of SDR/HDR 4K/UltraHD on FS-HDR’s main SDI outputs as well as 2K/HD/SD with unique SDR/HDR settings on the SDI monitor output. v2.5 also adds new BBC HLG LUTs for specific broadcast installations, and Tangent Element Kb panel support for hardware-based parameter controls. The update also includes HDR Infoframe generation on the HDMI monitor output, providing an easy, cost-efficient solution for local monitoring on HDR-capable displays, in addition to new HDR test patterns.

 

Learn more about this exciting update here

AJA Previews HDR Image Analyzer at NAB 2018 (April 9, 2018)


AJA is previewing a new HDR Image Analyzer at NAB 2018. A waveform, histogram, vectorscope and nit level HDR monitoring solution, HDR Image Analyzer simplifies monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content in production, post, quality control (QC) and mastering. 

 

Combining AJA’s production-proven and powerful desktop audio and video I/O hardware with HDR analysis tools from Colorfront in a compact 1RU chassis, the HDR Image Analyzer offers a flexible solution for monitoring and analyzing HDR formats including PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) to Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Rec 2020 for 4K/UltraHD workflows. 


For a complete overview of expected features for HDR Image Analyzer, read our announcement.

Avid DNxHR Support Coming to Ki Pro Ultra/Ki Pro Ultra Plus (April 9, 2018)


Just announced at NAB 2018, new v3.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Ultra Plus will add Avid DNxHR codec support to AJA’s file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback devices. Available soon as a free software download, v3.0 allows users to record above HD rasters with Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Ultra Plus (in single-channel mode) with Avid codecs within a native .MXF wrapper, supporting Avid editors and .MXF workflows with more flexible options. 

 

The following Avid DNxHR codecs for UltraHD (23.98,24,25,29.97p) and 4K (23.98,24,25,29.97p) are included:

  • DNxHR HQX
  • DNxHR SQ
  • DNxHR LB 

 

Click here to read the announcement.

AJA Announces HELO v2.1 Firmware (April 9, 2018)


New v2.1 firmware for AJA’s standalone HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device is coming soon. The free update enables further customization of live streaming and recording workflows with HELO, and includes new features driven by customer feedback. New feature highlights in the release include closed captioning for streaming from SDI input, HLS streaming for direct interoperability with iPads and other consumer devices, and Chinese, Japanese and Korean language support in HELO’s web UI.

 

Check out our press release for more info.

AJA Releases v1.1.1 Firmware for IPT Mini-Converters (March 21, 2018)


Today, AJA announced that v1.1.1 firmware for its IPT-1G-SDI and IPT-1G-HDMI Mini-Converters is now available. For more information, download the free update with release notes by clicking here

AJA Unveils New 2TB Pak 2000 SSD Recording Media (February 28, 2018)


Today AJA Video Systems unveiled the new 2TB Pak 2000 for Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Ultra Plus. Ideal for 4K/Ultra HD, high frame rate, multi-cam HD and other shoots, the high capacity drive can hold more than four hours of 4K/UltraHD ProRes (HQ), three hours of ProRes 4444 at 30p, and up to two hours ProRes (HQ) or 90 minutes of ProRes 4444 at 60p. Like all AJA recording media, Pak 2000 is tested for optimal performance and reliability, and backed by an international warranty.

The company also announced new ordering options for the entire Pak drive family, including HFS+ formatting for macOS® users and exFAT for PC and universal use. For more details, click here

AJA Ships FiDO 12G-SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters (February 21, 2018)


AJA today released its new FiDO 12G-SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters, an extension of AJA’s FiDO family of SDI/optical fiber converters. The portable devices enable seamless transfer of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video and audio over long distances (up to 10km) over one optical cable. AJA's FiDO-TR-12G transceiver, FiDO-T-12G single-channel transmitter, FiDO-R-12G single-channel receiver, FiDO-2T-12G dual-channel transmitter and FiDO-2R-12G dual-channel receiver all meet relevant SMPTE specifications and feature a compact design ideal for placement in racks, OB trucks or studios. For additional details and pricing, visit our website.

AJA Delivers FS-HDR v2.0 Software (January 31, 2018)


Today, AJA released v2.0 software for its popular FS-HDR converter/frame synchronizer that enables real time HDR transforms and 4K/HD up, down, cross-conversion. FS-HDR v2.0 introduces intuitive new parametric controls that allow users to fine-tune the look of final transforms in FS-HDR, and adds support for camera formats Sony S-Log3 S-Gamut3 Cine and S-Log3 BT.2020.

The update offers 17 new controls for FS-HDR, including 12 for color correction (red, green, blue and master controls for lift, gamma and gain), one for color saturation, two for input formats (Log look and SDR softness), and two to adjust the volume of HDR in the output signal and ambient light compensation. FS-HDR users can access each control through FS-HDR’s front panel, the web GUI, or REST interface. Settings can be stored to a preset for recall later or copied to other FS-HDR units. To download FS-HDR v2.0, click here.

AJA Releases Desktop Software v14.0.1 (January 25, 2018)


Today, AJA released Desktop v14.0.1 Software, which includes new improvements for KONA, Io and T-TAP. AJA customers using these products are encouraged to download the free update here

Now Available: AJA HELO v2.0.1 Firmware (January 24, 2018)


AJA today released v2.0.1 firmware for its portable HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device. The free update enhances the HELO feature set and is now available to download from our website. Visit our support page to view the release notes and download the release. 

AJA Ships Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt™ 3 (December 21, 2017)


The Thunderbolt 3-enabled Io 4K Plus capture and output device is now available. Announced at IBC 2017, Io 4K Plus offers an extensive range of features such as; the latest connectivity including 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O; advanced audio features; 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates; and more. Compatible with the latest 4K/UltraHD devices, Io 4K Plus also integrates with standard creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and more via AJA’s proven drivers and application plug-ins for Mac or PC. AJA’s industry-best conversion technology facilitates real time, high quality scaling of 4K and UltraHD to HD for monitoring and output. For more information, click here.

AJA Releases Desktop Software v14 for KONA and Io (December 21, 2017)


Desktop Software v14 for our KONA, Io and T-TAP products is now available. Download it today and explore new audio capabilities for Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, in addition to new features that simplify 4K/UHD and HDR workflows. The update adds support for the new Io 4K Plus and delivers new audio features for simple, adjustable audio monitoring so editors can easily control professional timeline audio, host system application audio and microphone inputs for use with NLE systems and more. For a full overview of all the features in Desktop Software v14, read the release notes. To download the update, visit our support page.

Mini-Config v2.21.2 Brings 2SI/Quadrant Mapping to 12GM (December 19, 2017)


Today AJA released Mini-Config v2.21.2, a new free software update for its family of Mini-Converters that enables 2SI to Square Division (Quadrant)/Quadrant to 2SI pixel mapping with AJA’s 12GM Mini-Converter. The release also provides 12GM users access to a new analysis tool that displays timing differences between SDI inputs. New Hi5-3D improvements are also included, such as the ability to swap left/right SDI inputs using Mini-Config and/or the converter’s DIP switch controls. AJA encourages all Mini-Converter users to download the latest Mini-Config software, which is available here

AJA Unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt™ 3 at Inter BEE 2017 (November 15, 2017)


Today at Inter BEE 2017 in Japan, AJA announced the new Io IP capture and output device for broadcast IP workflows. The portable device simplifies the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range workflows.

Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs and PCs, Io IP works with a range of production, post, mastering and streaming tools from Apple®, Adobe®, Avid®, Autodesk®, Telestream® and many others. It features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining and two SFP+ cages for video and audio routing over 10 GigE IP networks. The rugged device supports SMPTE 2022-6 uncompressed video, audio and VANC data over IP, as well as SMPTE 2022-7 for redundancy protection. For more information and complete feature list, click here

AJA and Avid Team On Avid Artist | DNxIP Hardware Interface (November 15, 2017)


AJA has teamed with Avid® to develop Avid Artist | DNxIP, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer® users that supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range IP workflows. A Thunderbolt™ 3 equipped I/O device, DNxIP enables the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0.

Based on the new Io IP, Avid Artist | DNxIP is engineered to Avid’s specifications, and includes an XLR audio input on the front of the device for microphone or line level sources. It leverages the power of Thunderbolt 3 to facilitate simple, fast HD/SD video and audio ingest/output from/to IP networks and includes dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining. DNxIP features two SFP+ cages for video and audio routing over 10 GigE IP networks and supports SMPTE 2022-6 uncompressed video, audio and VANC data over IP, as well as SMPTE 2022-7 for redundancy protection. For more details, click here

Download HELO Firmware v2.0 (November 1, 2017)


HELO firmware v2.0 for the AJA HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device is now available. v2.0 offers simple access to encoded files on media from HELO’s web-based UI, a new preview video window in the web UI and an increased record time of .mp4 and .mov files to 360 minutes, among other enhancements. Click here to access the download.

Mini-Config Control Software v2.21.1 Now Available (October 19, 2017)


AJA rolled out Mini-Config v2.21.1 control software today for its family of Mini-Converters. Available as a free download here, the update introduces new improvements for 4K2HD, HA5-FIBER, HA5-Plus, Hi5-FIBER, ROI-DP, ROI-DVI, ROI-HDMI, ROI-SDI, RovoRx-SDI and V2Digital. AJA encourages all Mini-Converter customers to download the latest version of Mini-Config.

Download Ki Pro Ultra Plus v2.0 Firmware Today (October 4, 2017)


New v2.0 firmware for the Ki Pro Ultra Plus is available now. Announced at IBC 2017, this free update adds support for the latest HDR formats, enables HLG and HDR10 playback over HDMI 2.0 with infoframe support, and facilitates ProRes 4444 XQ recording and playback in HD and 2K. Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a powerful multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player that supports ProRes and DNxHD, in a compact package that can be hand carried or easily mounted in a rack. Download v2.0 here

AJA Announces Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt™ 3 (September 15, 2017)


At IBC 2017, AJA announced the new Io 4K Plus capture and output device with support for Thunderbolt™ 3. Io 4K Plus offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features, and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.

The next generation of AJA’s capture and output hardware for Thunderbolt, Io 4K Plus offers a range of connectivity, including 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O. It is compatible with the latest 4K/UltraHD devices and integrates with standard creative tools such as Adobe® Premiere Pro®, Apple® FCP X and Avid® Media Composer® and many others when combined with AJA’s proven drivers and application plug-ins for Mac or PC.

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AJA Announces Desktop Software v14 (September 15, 2017)


New Desktop Software v14 for AJA’s KONA, Io and T-TAP products will soon be available as a free download. The latest release offers advanced audio capabilities for Adobe Premiere Pro users, and introduces new features that simplify 4K/UHD and HDR workflows for individuals working in broadcast, TV, film, post-production, ProAV and OTT.

New audio features enable simple, adjustable audio monitoring, giving editors new levels of control between professional timeline audio, host system application audio, and microphone inputs for use with a host of NLE systems and more. The update also supports full duplex, ultra-low latency voiceover/audio punch-in to timeline using either digital or analog audio inputs. AJA’s Control Panel and Control Room software also now supports intuitive configurations for 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 when used with Io 4K Plus.

For additional details, read AJA’s press release.

 

New AJA FiDO 12G Fiber Mini-Converters Debut at IBC 2017 (September 15, 2017)


AJA unveiled a new line of FiDO 12G-SDI to fiber/fiber to 12G-SDI Mini-Converters at IBC 2017. The new 12G-SDI optical fiber converters support the transport of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video and audio over long distances (up to 10km) over one optical cable.

An extension of AJA’s FiDO (Fiber Digital Optical) family of SDI/optical fiber converters, the new FiDO transmitters, receivers, transceivers, and 2-channel units meet relevant SMPTE specifications, and are built with a compact enclosure to fit seamlessly into racks, OB trucks or studios.

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AJA Debuts Ki Pro Ultra Plus Firmware v2.0 (September 15, 2017)


New v2.0 firmware for AJA’s Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player is arriving next month. At IBC 2017, AJA announced this free update, which enables the latest HDR formats with HLG and HDR10 playback over HDMI 2.0 with infoframe support, and adds support for recording and playing ProRes 4444 XQ in HD and 2K, among several other feature enhancements.

Read our press release for a full recap.

HELO Gets New Feature Enhancements with v2.0 Firmware (September 15, 2017)


At IBC 2017, AJA debuted v2.0 firmware for its HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device. Available mid-October as a free download from AJA’s website, the update will allow users to access encoded files on media from HELO’s web-based UI, increases the max record time of .mp4 and .mov files to 360 minutes, and includes many more enhancements.

Check out our website for more information about HELO.