Product News

AJA Releases FS-HDR 4.2.1 (June 1, 2023)

AJA has released v4.2.1 firmware for its FS-HDR real time HDR/WCG conversion device including Colorfront Engine™ video processing. The free update includes performance enhancements and can be downloaded here.

AJA Desktop Software v16.2.5 is Here (June 1, 2023)

AJA Desktop Software v16.2.5 for AJA KONA, T-TAP, and U-TAP products releases today. Download the free update from the AJA Support Page.

AJA Rolls Out New Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R Converters (April 12, 2023)

AJA has announced Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R Converters ahead of NAB 2023. The new transmitter/receiver devices enable seamless transport and control of ultra-low latency, professional quality 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/VESA Dante video and audio to/from 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 devices over a 1 GigE Dante AV network. Audio and video streams from both devices can be easily managed using the popular Dante Controller software. With these new devices, AV professionals and systems integrators can easily incorporate high-quality, visually lossless video into AV-over-IP environments like stadiums, theaters, churches, schools, office complexes, hotels, and more.

AJA Dante AV 4K-T converts 4K/UHD/2K/HD/VESA SDI and HDMI to Dante AV Ultra signals while Dante AV 4K-R converts Dante AV Ultra signals to 4K/UHD/2K/HD/VESA SDI and HDMI. Both provide unprecedented low latency and time synchronization, ensuring perfect lip sync to in-venue screens and for external broadcasts and streams, and allow AV teams to leverage existing IP infrastructure and digital AV equipment across multiple physical locations for seamless video and boardroom conferencing technology integration. With built-in networked control and flexibility, deploying and managing video walls and digital signage at a lower cost is more straightforward, with end-user routing to screens or speakers supported in-venue. 

AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R are available to purchase today through AJA’s network of worldwide resellers. For more information and pricing, read our press release, or come see AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R at NAB 2023 in-person in the west hall, booth #2600.  


AJA Debuts HELO Plus v2.0 Firmware (April 12, 2023)

AJA has announced v2.0 firmware for its popular HELO Plus H.264 streaming and recording device, which includes a broad range of free user-inspired improvements, including full integration with Facebook Live, SDI and HDMI status overlays, and more. The update also introduces two new licensable features, including simultaneous multi-channel stereo audio streaming/recording and PlayToStream, which lets users use a previously recorded program for a future streaming event.

To ensure optimal performance, AJA recommends all customers download HELO Plus v2.0 firmware upon release next month. Read more about the update here, or come visit AJA at NAB 2023 in the west hall, booth #2600, to learn more.  


AJA Colorbox v2.0 Arrives (April 12, 2023)

AJA’s compact, high-performance color transform converter Colorbox just got a host of exciting new upgrades via new v2.0 firmware, available for download today from the AJA support page. The latest release introduces an optional license to expand ColorBox’s Colorfront Engine™ video processing options with all-new TV Mode and Live Mode. Along with adding support for the latest v1.6 BBC HLG LUTs, it also includes an ORION-CONVERT update with a gamma compensation function to ensure compatibility between different color conversion philosophies. Customers can also access a host of additional, free user-requested features, including support for overlaying frame lines or other graphics, and five additional built-in test patterns. 

To help professionals keep pace with evolving color management strategies, ColorBox’s Colorfront TV Mode license gives users access to an intuitive color processing engine, providing new Brightness, Highlight, Super Highlight, and Colorfulness tools that enable greater control over critical elements in color conversions. Sony S-Log3 conversions are also supported in the new mode as part of the license upgrade, which have proven advantageous in modern live production applications. The same license also enables Colorfront Live Mode, which includes several camera log formats beyond SDR, HLG, and PQ like the ARRI Log C4 color space. 

ORION-CONVERT v1.1 adds new compatibility with alternate LUT-based broadcast conversions through ORION’s new Gamma Compensation, which is supported via ColorBox v2.0. This Gamma Compensation applies the optional OOTF to compensate for the subjective change in appearance between SDR and HDR. BBC HLG LUTs are also updated to the latest v1.6, including a new combination LUT that fuses two LUTs into one for camera shading applications and a new downmapping LUT based on the Color Appearance Model (CAM) or human visual system that attempts to preserve the artistic intent of original HDR content.

Additional upgrades include a User Overlay feature that gives users the ability to import and overlay custom images onto the output. Those images (i.e. frame lines, logos, etc.) can be imported as .png files to the new Overlay library and recalled along with or without the already available overlay information. Five new test patterns – comprising three BT.2111 HDR variants, NBCU Fancy Bars, and a circle pattern – have been added for a total of 14 to aid users in getting ready quickly. Using ColorBox’s SDK, Light Illusion ColourSpace display calibration software, Portrait Displays Calman display calibration software, and QTAKE Video Assist software recently completed integrations with ColorBox, enabling more markets and supported applications to take advantage of ColorBox’s professional featureset.

AJA recommends all customers upgrade to Colorbox v2.0 firmware today. Read more about the update here, or visit with an AJA representative at NAB 2023 in the west hall, booth #2600. 

AJA Announces BRIDGE LIVE v1.14 (April 12, 2023)

AJA today unveiled new firmware for BRIDGE LIVE, its multi-channel UltraHD (UHD) and HD live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery. The update delivers user-requested feature improvements that help streamline workflows, as well as two optional licenses for JPEG XS I/O, which support a single HD channel, or a single UltraHD channel/four HD channels.

With the latest release, BRIDGE LIVE now includes an RTMP input with H.264 4:2:0 8-bit support for ST 2022-7 hitless redundancy via packet-by-packet comparison of RTP encapsulated traffic. This feature enables the seamless reconstruction of a stream of RTP datagrams based on the transmission of multiple streams of identical content over potentially diverse paths. Also new, input auto-reconfiguration for video and audio formats ensures that incoming formats are automatically recognized and passed through to the output. The output setting then determines if the formats (i.e., frame size, bit rate, etc.) will remain the same or change. 

The update will be available soon as a download from the AJA support page. Read our press release for an overview of the latest feature improvements, or come visit AJA at NAB 2023 in the west hall, booth #2600.


Now Available: AJA FS-HDR v4.2 Firmware (April 12, 2023)

AJA today rolled out free v4.2 firmware for its popular FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter/frame synchronizer. Available today as a free download from the AJA support page, the release introduces several new improvements, including an all new Colorfront TV Mode, utilizing the latest color science advancements. It also features powerful updates to the Live and Film modes, including support for ARRI LogC4 transforms. Furthermore, BBC HLG LUTs have been updated to v1.6, including a new combination LUT for camera shading in live productions and a new CAM (Color Appearance Model) based LUT, making it easier for artists to preserve the artistic intent of original HDR content.

FS-HDR’s new TV Mode is a simple-to-use color processing engine that provides access to new Brightness, Highlight, Super Highlight, and Colorfulness tools, enabling greater control over critical elements in color conversions. The new mode also introduces Sony S-Log3 conversions, which have proven advantageous in modern live production applications. Users can also experience updated BBC v1.6 HLG LUTs, including a new combination LUT that fuses two LUTs into one for camera shading applications and a new downmapping LUT based on the Color Appearance Model (CAM) or human visual system that attempts to preserve the artistic intent of original HDR content.

AJA recommends all users download FS-HDR 4.2 today. Read more about the update here, or visit with an AJA representative at NAB 2023 in the west hall, booth #2600. 


New Diskover Media Edition Updates Now Available (April 12, 2023)

New updates for AJA’s sustainable data management and curation software AJA Diskover Media Edition have arrived. Core software enhancements provide advanced security, enrich metadata with business context, bring users live insights into their data, and streamline deployment. Also new to the software are expanded search capabilities and new platform integrations that save facilities time and afford more flexibility.  

AJA Diskover Media Edition Updates include:  

  • OKTA Integration: Users at facilities employing OKTA SSL Authentication now benefit from enhanced security. 

  • Live-View Access Mode: A read-only live view of volumes lets users access content pre-indexing, allowing for proactive monitoring/search and copy/paste of paths.

  • Oxagile IMF Validator Plug-in: IMF packages can be scanned and validated before delivery – from any location, regardless of the data location of the IMF package.

  • Xytech Media Operations Platform Order Status Plug-in: This new plug-in automates the correlation of order management and storage systems, harvesting key business contexts (i.e., order phase, status dates, account manager) from Xytech and applying them within AJA Diskover Media Edition.

  • CineSys CineViewer Player Plug-in: Through seamless third-party platform access via the Diskover UI, users can instantly preview and validate media assets in a web browser, regardless of where their media is stored. 

  • Illegal File Name Plug-in: This new plug-in helps users avoid unnecessary delays and manual processes, automatically analyzing the index of all directories and file names for illegal characters, and long filenames or file paths to proactively find potential files with names that can break applications or file systems types required in the workflow. 

  • Hash Differential Plug-in: This new addition checksums OCF files captured onset and the corresponding transfer, which often involves a combination of tools and data movers, to its cloud destination, and validates that all files have reached their destination without corruption.

  • macOS Installer: A Diskover indexer can easily be deployed on a Mac system and pointed toward the facility’s Diskover instance, allowing on-location machines to quickly index contents on-premises and in the cloud, and even offline media. 

  • Azure Blob and Dropbox Scanner Support: Users can globally view, search, report, and analyze regular and business context metadata with these supported scanners and use file actions to reduce time and complexities in their work, as well as engage the data in workflows.

  • Windows Owner Plug-In: This feature enriches metadata for multiple use cases, adding the Windows file owner and primary group of each file and directory as they’re indexed. 

  • Offline Media Indexer: Offline media storage (Thunderbolt drives, USB drives, memory cards, etc.) containing valuable digital assets that spend most of their time offline can now be connected and scanned, and then searched, analyzed, tagged, exported, and shared. 

  • Qumulo Compatibility: AJA Diskover Media Edition users can index, search, analyze, and take action on data stored within Qumulo workspaces. 

AJA Diskover Media Edition customers with active licenses can access the latest updates for free today. For more information, read our latest announcement or come visit AJA at NAB 2023 in the west hall, booth #2600. 

New from AJA: 1RU Utility Rack (April 12, 2023)

AJA today unveiled its new 1RU Utility Rack, suitable for any broadcast, production, post, or ProAV environment where rack mounting is required. The sleek, durable unit securely houses up to four AJA ColorBox in-line HDR/SDR and LUT color transform boxes; a pair of AJA HELO Plus H.264 streaming and recording devices; or a combination of both. 1RU Utility Rack is available today for $120 US MSRP through AJA’s reseller network. For more details, visit AJA at NAB 2023 in the west hall, booth #2600, or online via: and


AJA Releases New Desktop Software Update (April 10, 2023)

AJA released Desktop Software v16.2.4, bringing new enhancements to its popular KONA, Io, and T-TAP product lines. More details are available in the release notes and the update can be downloaded here.

AJA System Test Lite 16.2.3 is Now Available (March 31, 2023)

AJA has released a new update for AJA System Test Lite, a free mobile application that lets audio and video professionals measure and report system and storage performance. The v16.2.3 update includes new feature enhancements and improved accuracy for testing the latest storage types, including SSD drives. To ensure optimal performance, AJA recommends all customers download AJA System Test Lite 16.2.3 from the Apple App Store today.

AJA Launches Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.7 Firmware (March 30, 2023)

AJA has released new free v2.7 firmware for its Ki Pro Ultra 12G 12G-SDI 4K/UHD/HD recorder/player and multichannel HD recorder, which features new improvements. AJA recommends all customers download Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.7 today for optimal performance. 


New Update Available for AJA BRIDGE NDI 3G (March 21, 2023)

AJA today released v1.7 software for its popular BRIDGE NDI 3G gateway device for conversion between 3G-SDI and NDI for HD and 4K/UltraHD workflows. Download it today from the AJA support page for an improved experience. More information is available in the release notes.

AJA Rolls Out ColorBox 1.0.1 (March 16, 2023)

Available today as a free download from AJA’s support page, ColorBox v1.0.1 firmware includes new improvements that users can now access. AJA encourages all ColorBox customers to update to the latest firmware. For more details, please read the release notes.  


AJA Advances Mini-Converter Line with Mini-Config v2.26.5 (February 28, 2023)

AJA today released Mini-Config v2.26.5 firmware, which introduces 4K/2K 48/47.95 frame rate support for AJA’s popular 12GM, HA5-12G, HA5-4K, Hi5-12G, and Hi5-4K-Plus Mini-Converters, among several other new improvements for the AJA Mini-Converter family. Additional enhancements include expanded EDID support for the HA5-12G, an A/V offset control for the FS-Mini and UDC, a new Mini-Config icon graphic and splash page design, and more. To ensure optimal performance, AJA recommends all customers download the free update today.


AJA Releases Desktop Software v16.2.3 (February 7, 2023)

AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP users can now download Desktop Software v16.2.3 here. This free software update delivers new improvements for AJA’s most popular desktop and mobile I/O solutions. New enhancements include support for Apple ProRes capture and playback on Apple Mac Studio computers. Other great new additions in the update include ProRes capture and playback performance improvements across all Apple Mac computers (M1, M2, & Intel), 10-bit PQ YUV HDR support from AJA Control Room and Adobe Premiere Pro, and the ability to select reference format from AJA Control Panel during Avid Media Composer and ProTools startup.


AJA Delivers New BRIDGE NDI 3G Improvements (February 2, 2023)

AJA today released BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.6, a new update for the popular, high-density HD and 4K/UltraHD gateway device for conversion between NDI and SDI. Available as a free download from the AJA support page, the update introduces support for NDI v5.5, NDIFrameSync, and SD 525i and 625i. AJA recommends all users upgrade to the latest firmware. Read the release notes to learn more.

AJA Launches BRIDGE LIVE 1.13.4 Update (January 17, 2023)

Now available, the AJA BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.4 software update brings new improvements to the multi-channel UltraHD (UHD) and HD live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery. AJA encourages all users to download the update today from AJA’s support page.


Now Available: AJA FS-HDR v4.1.2 (January 10, 2023)

AJA today launched v4.1.2 firmware for the FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter and frame synchronizer, bringing new enhancements. The free update is available to download here.

AJA Unveils FS4 v3.0.1 Firmware (January 10, 2023)

AJA FS4 v3.0.1 firmware is now available for download and delivers new improvements for the four-channel 2K/HD/SD or single-channel 4K/UltraHD frame synchronizer and up/down/cross-converter. Download the free update here.

Available Now: HELO Plus v1.0.3 (November 22, 2022)

AJA v1.0.3 firmware is now available for the HELO Plus H.264 streaming and recording device. The free update delivers new feature improvements and is available for download here.

AJA Releases New Firmware for openGear Cards (October 27, 2022)

AJA rolled out new firmware updates for its popular OG-Hi5-4K-Plus, OG-HA5-4K, and OG-12GM openGear cards, which meet an expansive range of signal conversion needs spanning broadcast, production, post, and live events. Available today as free downloads from AJA’s support page, OG-Hi5-4K-Plus v1.7.4, OG-HA5-4K v1.7.2, and OG-12GM v1.3.3 firmware updates deliver new improvements to users. 

With the latest updates, AJA’s OG-Hi5-4K-Plus 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 conversion card gains new 12-bit SDI workflow support and performance enhancements for HDMI syncs, while the OG-HA5-4K 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD HDMI 2.0 to 3G-SDI conversion card now enables EDID (extended display identification data) to report 2-channel support for non-PCM audio. OG-12GM also receives new enhancements. 

Learn more about AJA’s full range of openGear solutions here

Now Available: BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 (October 26, 2022)

AJA today released BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2, a new update that expands NDI capabilities and introduces new performance enhancements for AJA’s multi-channel UltraHD (UHD) and HD live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery. BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 adds new features to simplify streaming workflows, including support for NDI discovery servers and NDI groups, enabled 4K NDI output at 60fps, new MBAFF H.264 interlace detection capabilities, and expanded NDI input support for more than 100 sources.

Learn more in our BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 announcement, and download the update on AJA’s support page.

AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.6 (October 4, 2022)

AJA today launched Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.6, a free firmware update for its 12G-SDI 4K/UltraHD/HD recorder/player and multi-channel HD recorder featuring new enhancements. Read the release notes for more details and download the update today via AJA’s support page

Available Now: AJA HELO Plus v1.0.2 (September 27, 2022)

AJA today released v1.0.2 software for its HELO Plus H.264 streaming and recording device, which includes new improvements that address user feedback from the field, including the ability to retrieve a single parameter value via the REST API.

Read the release notes for more details and download the free update here


AJA Unveils ColorBox (September 1, 2022)

AJA today debuted ColorBox, a portable, high-performance device with unprecedented inline algorithmic color transforms and LUT processing capabilities delivering precise and accurate color space conversions for live broadcast, live events, on-set production and post production. ColorBox enables a range of HDR and SDR conversions and allows DITs and colorists to easily load, modify, and save looks, and create reference images for dailies to ensure color accuracy across all production stakeholders and creative vendors. 

ColorBox arrives as more productions are standardizing on 4K/UltraHD HDR, with color and LUT management proving essential to creating and achieving looks for live and scripted content. Designed to support a wide range of look management approaches on-set and in live production environments, ColorBox features 12G-SDI in/out and HDMI 2.0 out for up to 4K/UltraHD 60p 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 and 30p 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal support. ColorBox includes AJA Color Pipeline Mode with a 33-point 3D LUT processor with tetrahedral LUT interpolation, four built-in user-configurable 1D LUTs, and two 3x3 user-configurable matrices. ColorBox users also benefit from a built-in RGB color corrector and ProcAmp, extensive LUT, matrices and image libraries, powerful capture and recall capabilities, ancillary (ANC) metadata management, and more. All of this is easily controlled via an integrated web browser-based interface.

In total, ColorBox offers five Modes with one active at any given time.

- AJA Color Pipeline

- Colorfront

- ORION-CONVERT(Optional license - watermarked preview)

- BBC HLG LUT (Optional license - watermarked preview)


ColorBox packs ultra low-latency, high-density 4K/UltraHD processing into a portable device with a robust feature set of SDR/HDR/WCG color transforms for many applications. Extensive frame capturing features include pre-processed image capture or post-processed output capture for reference stills with overlaid metadata, such as video payload ID’s, pipeline configuration, and customizable user text.  These frame captures can be saved locally and exported to the configuration PC running the web browser-based ColorBox user interface. 

For more information, view the press release.

AJA Diskover Media Edition Gains LucidLink Support (September 1, 2022)

AJA and LucidLink have partnered to introduce cloud object-based storage support, further streamlining cloud workflows and enabling users to access AWS buckets akin to using on-premises storage. AJA Diskover Media Edition is now able to add captured data to its global index, while simultaneously sharing data with Telestream GLIM for review and Vantage for transcoding in the cloud. As production data is added and tracked, users can utilize materials in real-time for editing and more – as if the workflow was local.  

Read the press release for more details. 

Now Available: Mini-Config v2.26.4 (August 2, 2022)

AJA has released Mini-Config v2.26.4, a free software update for AJA’s line of Mini-Converters that delivers several user-requested enhancements for AJA HA5-12G, HA5-4K, HA5-Plus, HA5-Fiber, Hi5-12G, Hi5-4K-Plus, 4K2HD, 12G-AM, and 12G-AMA Mini-Converters. 

With the latest release, HA5-12G and HA5-4K gain input signal preprocessing controls, allowing professionals to accept sources with high jitter. All HA5-12G Mini-Converters now also support 12-bit SDI output, include Genlock controls for “HDMI In” and “Free Run” selections, and automatically mute the SDI output if no valid signal is detected on the HDMI cable or if it is removed. 

A new simple Frame Rate Converter (FRC) in HA5-Plus and HA5-Fiber Mini-Converters leverages a frame drop/frame repeat methodology to convert integer input video frame rates to non-integer (e.g. p60 to p59.94) or non-integer to integer (e.g. p59.94 to p60). EDID Emulation further allows users to specify a video format for the EDID, and the information is then sent to the source video device. This feature can indicate whether YCbCr formats are supported as well as the number of supported audio channels (2 or 8).  

12G-AM and 12G-AMA now feature a 1.5G-SDI Internal Signal Generator, allowing the embedder path to function without the need to connect a source to the SDI Input, while HDR and Colorimetry metadata for these Mini-Converters are also now accessible in Mini-Config.

AJA Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K-Plus now also support 12-bit workflows.

Read more about the updates in our latest AJA Mini-Config v2.26.4 announcement. To download the update, click here.

AJA Releases OG-DANTE-12GAM Software v1.2.9/Firmware v1.2.2 (June 28, 2022)

AJA today released v1.2.9 software/v1.2.2 firmware for its openGear OG-DANTE-12GAM Dante audio embedder/disembedder, with dual 12G-SDI input and output ports providing up to 32-channels of audio embedding and 32-channels of disembedding simultaneously. 

The update is available as a free download from AJA’s support page.

AJA BRIDGE LIVE v1.13 Launches (June 14, 2022)

Today, AJA released the latest feature-rich software update for its multi-channel UltraHD and HD live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery. BRIDGE LIVE v1.13 advances multi-camera workflows across a pair or multiple units, with new multi-channel synchronous transport for SDI backhaul or cloud contribution, enabling separate UltraHD or HD channels to be transmitted and received in sync. It also provides dual-channel UltraHD support to enable full bi-directional UltraHD exchange, and multichannel end-to-end HDR support over SDI to preserve full image parameters during transport from site-to-site.

For a refresh on the latest improvements in the release, read our original BRIDGE LIVE v1.13 announcement, and download the free update today from the AJA website.

Now Available: Desktop Software v16.2.2 (June 14, 2022)

AJA today released Desktop Software v16.2.2 for its line of Io, KONA, and T-TAP products, which includes new improvements. The free update is available for download from AJA’s support page.

AJA Releases Ki Pro GO v4.3.0 (May 19, 2022)

AJA Ki Pro GO v4.3.0 is now available. To access the improvements in the release, visit the AJA support page and download the update today. 

Now Available: AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.5r2 (May 19, 2022)

A new update is available with feature enhancements for AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G. Download v2.5r2 firmware today from the AJA support page.

AJA Debuts HELO Plus (April 20, 2022)

AJA today extended its line of H.264 streaming and recording devices with the debut of HELO Plus. Portable and feature-rich, HELO Plus offers the same flexible streaming and recording advantages as the extremely popular HELO, with a vastly expanded feature set inspired by user feedback. Offering powerful new production capabilities, HELO Plus features dual streaming outputs and multi-input processing; SRT support; advanced encoding/decoding; improved scheduling options and device operation; layouts and graphics insertion; and more.

Designed to help video professionals achieve a higher production value with greater cost efficiency and a smaller gear footprint, HELO Plus includes a range of standout features. Dual streaming outputs allow users to create assets with different parameter settings per output (bit rate, GOP length, frame rate, picture geometry, b-frame cadence, etc.), and feed each into one of two destinations, so that they can easily create assets with different parameter settings from a single input. HELO Plus users can also opt to select either of the device’s two encoders to drive USB, SD card, or NAS recording, so that it can include the output of the layout.

A new “Layouts” feature affords users a near-endless array of production possibilities, allowing an SDI input and HDMI input to be combined into a single output stream and add graphic overlays to the composite. Each live video source can be used in its own picture-in-picture (“PiP”) element and placed in their own PiP locations, with a matte background plus a graphic being used as a foreground element for titles and more. Users can then seamlessly move between layouts during a streaming session. Ten layouts are stored per preset, with 20 presets available, so set parameters can be recalled for specific events. A built-in graphics framestore enables storage of more than 90 images in the device’s internal memory, while a built-in scheduler makes it easy to schedule independent recording/streaming events ahead of an event. A complement to AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G and Ki Pro GO recorders, HELO Plus can also participate in a Ki Pro “Group,” acting as a follower device that starts and stops streaming and/or recording upon group leader command. Alternatively, the HELO Plus can act as the Leader and Ki Pros can be set to follow, or the HELO Plus can act as leader or follower to a group of HELO Plus devices.

More information is available in the press release and on the AJA website.

AJA Unveils New openGear® 12G-SDI to Fiber Converters (April 20, 2022)

AJA has bolstered its production-proven lineup of openGear® compatible 12G-SDI to fiber conversion solutions with two new OG-FiDO 12G transmitters. The dual-channel OG-FiDO-2T-12G and single-channel OG-FiDO-T-12G-ST single-mode fiber transmitters support HDR video, feature industry-wide compatibility with certified openGear products, and support Ross DashBoard software for remote control and monitoring.

OG-FiDO-2T-12G is a dual-channel 12G-SDI to fiber transmitter, supporting the conversion of two independent channels of baseband 12G-SDI to LC fiber for transport of signals up to 10km. OG-FiDO-T-12G-ST supports single-channel 12G-SDI to fiber conversion, enabling the transport of a single 12G-SDI baseband signal over ST fiber for remote or long-distance workflows.

AJA OG-FiDO 12G cards offer unmatched flexibility and cost-efficiency for 12G-SDI to fiber conversion, enabling single-cable simplicity for long cable runs up to 10km. OG-FiDO-2T-12G and OG-FiDO-T-12G-ST are fully compatible with all certified openGear products, including AJA’s OG-X-FR 2RU rackframe with capacity for up to 20 slots per frame. Both OG-FiDO models are hot swappable, support HDR, and feature automatic input signal detection and reclocking. Support for Ross DashBoard on Windows®, macOS®, or Linux® offers convenient monitoring and control over a local network or remotely. 

View the press release for more details, and find additional information about AJA’s full lineup of openGear solutions on the website.



AJA Delivers FS4 Upgrades with v3.0 Firmware (April 20, 2022)

AJA today released new v3.0 firmware for its FS4 4K/UltraHD and multi-channel HD frame synchronizer and up/down/cross converter. Loaded with new feature improvements, the free update offers support for advanced HDR workflows, including the ability to configure the HDR components of the SDI output VPID on a channel-by-channel basis – vital for improved VPID management – and new HDR test patterns. FS4 v3.0 also increases the frame buffering depth from 6 to 20 frames, offers enhanced ancillary data management, and features improved overall usability.

Download the update from AJA’s website, and read the press release for full details.


AJA Announces BRIDGE LIVE v1.13 (April 20, 2022)

AJA today announced BRIDGE LIVE v1.13, a feature-rich software update for its multi-channel UltraHD and HD live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery. For multi-camera workflows across a pair or multiple units, BRIDGE LIVE v1.13 introduces new multi-channel synchronous transport for SDI backhaul or cloud contribution, enabling separate UltraHD or HD channels to be transmitted and received in sync. The update also adds dual-channel UltraHD support to enable full bi-directional UltraHD exchange, and multichannel end-to-end HDR support over SDI to preserve full image parameters during transport from site-to-site.

View full details in the announcement, and download the update on AJA’s website.


AJA Introduces BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 with NDI® 5 Support (April 20, 2022)

AJA released a new v1.5 update for BRIDGE NDI 3G, which brings new NDI® 5 support and a host of performance enhancements to AJA’s high-performance gateway appliance for high-density conversion to/from SDI and NewTek’s NDI® video over IP protocol. Feature enhancements include discovery server compatibility, new low-latency settings for time critical workflows, timecode support, expanded system time options, and dynamic connection bandwidth sensing for remote management.

Read the press release to learn more, and visit AJA’s website to download the update.

AJA Releases Diskover Media Edition v2.0 (April 20, 2022)

AJA today unveiled AJA Diskover Media Edition v2.0, the first update for its data management software that allows media and entertainment professionals to easily search, find, and analyze media assets and associated metadata from on-premises, remote, and cloud storage – aggregating associated metadata into a unified global index. The free update includes new plug-ins for the Telestream GLIM remote media player, helping creative professionals quickly preview media files in high resolution with color accuracy via any web browser, and for the Telestream Vantage media processing platform to simplify media transcoding and generating proxy files and deliverable packages. Diskover Media Edition v2.0 also adds security enhancements to safeguard assets and streamline file searches.

Find full details in the press release, and download the update via AJA’s website.


New AJA openGear Firmware Streamlines HDR Workflows (April 12, 2022)

New feature-rich firmware updates for OG-Hi5-4K-Plus, OG-HA5-4K, OG-4K2HD, and OG-12GM openGear cards are available to download today courtesy of the AJA development team. The releases build on AJA’s latest Mini-Config v2.26.3 software update, and bring powerful new enhancements like HDR VPID pass-through, BT.2020 and dual-link support, Dolby Audio compatibility, and more to select openGear products. 

OG-Hi5-4K-Plus v1.6.2, OG-HA5-4K v1.6.2, OG-4K2HD v1.5.2 and OG-12GM v1.2.2 are designed to help production professionals maintain the integrity of signals and better manage associated metadata as they move throughout the production chain. The updates arrive as HDR is evolving into a production standard, requiring more metadata from SDR and HDR equipment to be carried throughout the chain. Included VPID metadata pass-through for each openGear card with optional override functionality helps reduce the opportunity for color and brightness errors during this process. It automates HDR metadata pass-through, so that upstream equipment can more easily generate HDR metadata and pass it to downstream equipment, without having it stripped or manually configured along the way. New automatic infoframe generation, and custom HDMI metadata and mastering display information generation for HDMI outputs also streamline the movement of metadata between SDI and HDMI equipment for simpler workflows and troubleshooting. OG-Hi5-4K-Plus and OG-HA5-4K also gain additional HDR capabilities with color space converter support for BT.2020.

With the latest firmware, OG-Hi5-4K-Plus v1.6.2 can now also preserve embedded audio pass-through for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus compressed audio – including DD+ Atmos immersive sound. This allows professionals to monitor and validate that the immersive audio being produced is reaching end viewers, which will be crucial as consumer adoption of Dolby Atmos audio sound systems continues to drive more use of immersive audio technology in the field. In addition to immersive audio upgrades, the firmware introduces dual-link support for 2x 1.5G outputs to OG-HA5-4K, and 2x 6G, 2x 3G, and 2x 1.5G input and output format support to OG-12GM. 

Learn more about the new firmware in our announcement and to download the updates, visit AJA’s Support Page

AJA Releases U-TAP v1.5.6 (April 12, 2022)

New improvements have arrived for AJA U-TAP USB 3.0-powered capture devices via AJA U-TAP v1.5.6. Available today as a free download from AJA’s support page, the update brings U-TAP SDI users PsF support, including (HD) 1080 PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 – advancing support for Sony, Panasonic, and Canon SDI equipment. With the release, U-TAP now changes the device name to start with AJA U-TAP Video or AJA U-TAP Audio for both U-TAP SDI and HDMI devices, making it easier to set up and manage the devices within compatible software. The update also includes support for Windows 11 and macOS Monterey. 

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Now Available: AJA Ki Pro GO v4.0 (March 31, 2022)

AJA today released v4.0 firmware for its Ki Pro GO multi-channel H.264 recorder. The free update brings users greater flexibility in the field with enhancements such as the ability to play back .mp4 files originating from third-party applications like Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve. Additional improvements include the option to set each device to generate 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 B-frames individually on each channel, and new alarm choices that also ensure more seamless setup and operation across production, post, and proAV environments.

For a complete overview of improvements in AJA Ki Pro GO v4.0, read the press release. To download the update, click here

New from AJA: KUMO v4.7 (February 24, 2022)

AJA KUMO customers can now download v4.7 firmware and benefit from new improvements. The update is available today as a free download from AJA’s support page.


AJA Releases Mini-Config v2.26.3 (February 8, 2022)

A new Mini-Config v2.26.3 software update for AJA’s Mini-Converter line is now available as a free download from AJA’s website and brings powerful new functionality to a range of AJA Mini-Converters. The release boasts basic HDR metadata pass-through for Hi5-12G, Hi5-4K-Plus, HA5-12G, HA5-4K, 4K2HD, and 12GM; dual-link capabilities for 12GM; and Dolby audio support for Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K-Plus, among other enhancements. 

AJA encourages users to download the update today, which simplifies HDR pipelines and offers more consistent results with the addition of HDR metadata pass-through and optional override functionality for Hi5-12G, Hi5-4K-Plus, HA5-12G, HA5-4K, 4K2HD and 12GM, plus new HDMI HDR Infoframe generation for 4K2HD. With the update, Hi5-12G, HA5-12G, HA5-4K, and Hi5-4K Plus also gain support for BT.2020 color space, as well as an enhanced Mini-Config GUI to show HDR input and output status, and an HDR metadata override tab in Mini-Config. With the release, dual-link SDI capabilities are also now available for 12GM, including 2x 1.5G, 2x 3G, 2x 6G for inputs and outputs, and HA5-4K, including 2x 1.5G output. It also adds Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio pass-through support for Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K Plus.

For more details, check out the release notes and download the update today here


AJA Unleashes Io X3 (February 3, 2022)

AJA today launched Io X3, a Thunderbolt™ 3-connected professional video and audio I/O device offering HDR or SDR 2K/HD/SD capture and output via 3G-SDI and HDMI. The compact, rugged, and portable device streamlines high-quality HDR I/O up to 2K/HD 60p on compatible Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Mac or PC hosts running professional video and audio applications. 

Io X3 provides an incredibly powerful mobile solution for single-, dual-, and multi-channel SDI workflows whether working remotely, on-set, or in a studio. It delivers pristine 2K/HD/SD I/O with HDR directly from Thunderbolt 3 enabled modern laptops and desktop computers. Lightning-fast, flexible, and whisper-quiet, the device is an ideal capture and output solution for nearly any production environment, including high-end color grading, audio mixing, on-set monitoring, or playback, remote editorial and VFX. It includes four independent inputs for workflows with OBS and Wirecast, and simultaneous MultiView monitoring for each source, making it a perfect match for live streaming demands.

Eight switchable analog audio ports via a DB25 port are integrated into the device so that users can easily shift between eight channels in or out, or split connectivity between four inputs and four outputs. A 3.5mm stereo analog audio connection is also included, allowing users to plug headphones in directly. Io X3 devices are compact and rackmountable and fit easily side by side into a rack, allowing users to benefit from up to eight channels of up to 2K/HD/SD I/O in 1RU.

For more details, read our press release.

AJA Introduces Desktop Software and SDK v16.2 (February 3, 2022)

AJA today unveiled Desktop Software v16.2 for all KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products, in addition to AJA SDK v16.2 for Developer Partners. This feature-rich release introduces a wide range of workflow enhancements, including support for macOS Monterey and Windows 11, OBS Studio compatibility, support for the new Io X3, and more.

Desktop Software v16.2 enables greater flexibility and more accurate, vivid 4K/UltraHD color workflows, courtesy of new 12-bit, 4:4:4, RGB firmware for KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G, with support for a full 12-bit pipeline across capture to color space conversion and output. This functionality is backed by an upgrade to the .cube format for all 12-bit and 10-bit LUT capabilities, bringing greater compatibility between AJA hardware and third-party color and mastering applications. Workflow options with included AJA Control Room software are expanded through the addition of H.264 and H.265 capture and playback up to 2K/HD 60p, including Timecode and Closed Captioning support, and further provide seamless compatibility with mobile devices, PCs, and AJA Ki Pro GO media. This release also includes new deep memory buffer capabilities for Control Room to maintain steady and pristine playback in the event that storage or network bottlenecks interrupt the flow of data from storage to the video output host. With the introduction of Io X3, a new MultiView feature allows up to four incoming SDI sources to be monitored on a single external HDMI monitor, providing a confidence view for multi-channel workflows with OBS Studio and Telestream Wirecast.

In addition to the traditional AJA Developer Program enrollment, AJA’s world-class SDK v16.2 is also now available via Open Source, offering multiple options for developers looking to incorporate powerful AJA technologies into product design and development.

For more information, read the press release on AJA’s website.

AJA Releases FS-HDR v4.1.1 (November 18, 2021)

AJA has released new v4.1.1 firmware for its FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter. Download the free update today for output VPID and ancillary data improvements, plus more here.

Now Available: AJA FS2 v2.1.3 and v3.0.4 (November 18, 2021)

AJA today announced that new improvements are available to AJA FS2 users via FS2 v2.1.3 or v3.0.4 firmware, dependent on the particular hardware of your unit. The free updates are accessible as quick and simple downloads from AJA’s support page

AJA Releases OG-DANTE-12GAM Firmware v1.2 (November 9, 2021)

Available today as a free download, v1.2 firmware for the AJA OG-DANTE-12GAM introduces new improvements that provide professionals with greater flexibility in the field. New to the release are on-board SDI signal generators that allow users to extend Dante audio over coaxial cabling up to 200m without requiring SDI source signals.

These on-board SDI signal generators create a 1.5G SDI signal, eliminating the need for an incoming SDI video source when moving a Dante digital audio source over SDI. Users can also tap into the new functionality to deploy a pair of OG-DANTE-12GAM cards to feed Dante audio from a non-SDI environment into a TV production environment. There is an independent generator for both channels with support for 720p50, 720p59, 1080i50 and 1080i59 formats, and the feature includes three selectable static test patterns.

Download the update here.

AJA Releases KUMO Firmware v4.6.2 (November 8, 2021)

AJA has released v4.6.2 firmware for its KUMO line of routers. The free update includes new performance enhancements and can be downloaded here today.