Product News

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.  

AJA Debuts BRIDGE NDI 3G for NDI/SDI Conversion (October 27, 2021)

AJA today launched BRIDGE NDI 3G, a sleek, high-performance 1RU appliance that enables reliable, high density, and high quality conversion to/from SDI and NewTek’s NDI® video over IP protocol. The flexible gateway device supports multi-channel 4K and HD workflows and is designed to help broadcast, production and AV professionals move seamlessly between various platforms, protocols, and connectivity types.

BRIDGE NDI 3G packs a punch with dual 10GigE onboard NICs for NDI I/O, as well as high-density SDI connections for up to 16 channels of 3G-SDI I/O – offering up to four channels of 4K or 16-channels of HD, or a mixture of HD and 4K NDI encodes/decodes in a compact 1RU form-factor. The device boasts an intuitive interface and system administration screen that make it simple to get BRIDGE NDI 3G up, running, and configured quickly and securely. Using a standard web browser, technicians, engineers, operators, and producers can access the interface remotely to preview and manage content, including local monitoring preferences. Operators are also able to freely browse, favorite, label, and filter a large volume of NDI sources on the network, as well as label any SDI inputs or outputs, and see all I/O activity at any given time.  

For more information, read our announcement.

AJA Announces T-TAP Pro Compatibility with Autodesk Flame (October 13, 2021)

AJA today announced T-TAP Pro support for Autodesk’s Flame Family of VFX and creative finishing tools – now available in new v2022.2 releases from Autodesk.

New T-TAP Pro compatibility extends high-quality video monitoring and output from Autodesk® Flame®, Flame Assist and Flare™ workflows on compatible macOS workstations. Whether delivering VFX, 3D compositing, color grading or editorial finishing in Flame, T-TAP Pro offers streamlined Thunderbolt™ 3-connected monitoring and output of high-quality HDR and HFR video up to 12-bit RGB 4K/UltraHD over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on supported Apple Mac desktop or MacBook Pro laptop computers.

For more information, visit AJA’s website.

New: AJA Support for Broadcast Video Out in Microsoft Teams (October 13, 2021)

AJA has announced a collaboration with Microsoft that delivers AJA KONA 5, Io 4K Plus, and T-TAP Pro support for the new Broadcast Video Out feature in Microsoft Teams. Using the new feature with an approved AJA I/O device, live production and AV professionals can easily output high-quality SDI and HDMI audio and video streams of on-the-ground reporters, interviewees, or events in remote locations and seamlessly weave the broadcast grade footage into live productions. 

Once Broadcast Video Out support is enabled by an administrator and the AJA I/O device is connected, AJA users can simply click on the permissions tab in Microsoft Teams, turn on broadcast capabilities, then select “Broadcast Video Out” for the connected AJA device to receive the video signal. A host of timing, resolutions, and frame rates are available to choose from, and once the settings are established, the user can then feed the signal out through the AJA device via SDI and HDMI to ensure a broadcast-quality signal can be fed to routers, recorders, or other production equipment.

For more details about the new integration, read our press release

AJA Unveils AJA Diskover Media Edition Software (October 12, 2021)

AJA has taken a proactive equity stake in data analytics software developer Diskover Data and simultaneously launched AJA Diskover Media Edition. The new software has open-source roots and lets media and entertainment professionals (M&E) easily search, find, and analyze media asset data originating from on-premises, remote, and cloud storage – aggregating associated metadata into a unified global index. Users can tap into its expansive feature set to make more informed data decisions, a crucial capability as the M&E industry is on track to create more data in the next three years than it has in the last three decades.

AJA Diskover Media Edition is designed to serve a range of M&E professionals, from executives to systems administrators, IT managers, operational personnel, creatives and beyond. Via an easy-to-use web browser interface, users can easily index hundreds of petabytes of data and more to quickly locate files, analyze them, and pinpoint misallocated resources. By helping to identify wasted storage space, aging and unused files, data changes, and more, the software can ultimately save companies time and money.

It can also be tapped to harvest data to add business context and insights to files that can inform data decisions and business processes and streamline workflows. Custom plug-ins address the specific needs of M&E professionals around the world, regardless of the physical or virtual platforms utilized to store media content, and users can easily discover and present data in a master index, while generating reports and cost analysis to a range of roles across productions or enterprises. 

To learn more about how AJA Diskover Media Edition can benefit your data storage pipeline today, read about the key feature highlights in our latest announcement

AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.5 (October 7, 2021)

Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.5 firmware is available today as a free download from AJA’s support page. For an improved user experience, AJA recommends downloading the update here

Now Available: BRIDGE LIVE v1.12 with NDI® Support (September 14, 2021)

Today AJA released v1.12 software for BRIDGE LIVE, a turnkey multi-channel live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery. The update brings bi-directional NDI® (Network Device Interface) input, output, and transcode, making it AJA’s first NDI-enabled product. Additional improvements include HLS output; video preview; and user interface updates for more intuitive configuration. 

BRIDGE LIVE v1.12 marks AJA’s second major software update for the device since its launch at the end of 2020. A feature-packed release, it addresses key customer requests with the aim of streamlining operations and providing greater workflow flexibility in the field, whether facilitating remote production, two-way interviews, live event streaming, multi-cam backhaul, field contribution, program return, confidence monitoring, collaborative production, or ABR ladder profiles to hand-off for OTT packaging.

BRIDGE LIVE v1.12 is available now for download from AJA’s website. The latest update comes standard with all newly purchased BRIDGE LIVE units and is also available to existing users with an active maintenance agreement. Customers without a maintenance agreement can access bug fixes within v1.12 but will not receive new feature access. 

For a deep dive on the new feature additions, check out our press release. To download the update, click here.

AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra v3.6 (August 25, 2021)

AJA has released a free v3.6 maintenance update for Ki Pro Ultra, which adds a fix for enhanced audio recording when capturing more than eight channels of audio in DNx format. Download Ki Pro Ultra v3.6 today on AJA’s website

AJA Releases Ki Pro GO v3.2 (August 3, 2021)

Now available as a free download from AJA’s Support Page, Ki Pro GO v3.2 brings new performance enhancements to the multi-channel H.264 recorder.

For more details about Ki Pro GO, to read the release notes, or to download the latest update, visit:

AJA Delivers Desktop Software and SDK v16.1 (July 28, 2021)

AJA today released Desktop Software v16.1 for KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products, alongside AJA SDK v16.1 for Developer Partners. Both releases deliver native support for the powerful Apple®  M1 chip, among other improvements. This update allows AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro users and Developer Partners to harness the power and cost-efficiency of Apple M1-compatible systems for professional video I/O tasks, in addition to existing support for Intel-based systems from Apple, as well as Windows, Linux Ubuntu and Linux CentOS systems.

For AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro users, Desktop Software v16.1 also expands the available options in AJA MultiChannel Config, enabling 12G-/6G-SDI input support as well as extended audio input support for AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products with Telestream Wirecast. The included AJA Control Panel also now provides additional GUI feedback for situations where “Auto” has resulted in signal modification, allowing creatives and technicians to better understand results.

AJA SDK v16.1 also brings AJA Developer Partners a host of new improvements, including access to V4L2 updates for KONA HDMI that bring expanded controls for solutions using Video for Linux, as well as 64-channel audio support for NTV2 SDK, providing more flexibility 8K workflow solutions built with Corvid 44 12G or KONA 5.    

Complete details are available in our press release. Desktop Software v16.1 can be downloaded for free from the AJA support page. To access AJA SDK v16.1, log on to the AJA Developer Partner support site

AJA Announces openGear® Compatible 12G-SDI Fiber Converters (July 7, 2021)

AJA has expanded its lineup of openGear® compatible 12G-SDI Fiber Converters with two new OG-FiDO 12G cards for receiving signals over LC Fiber or ST Fiber and converting those signals to baseband 12G-SDI. The OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST receiver is a single-channel converter for Single Mode ST Fiber conversion to 12G-SDI. For dual-channel conversion, the OG-FiDO-2R-12G receiver offers two independent channels of LC Fiber to 12G-SDI conversion.

AJA’s OG-FiDO 12G cards offer unmatched flexibility and cost efficiency for Fiber to 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion, supporting extended cable runs (up to 10km) over standard single-mode ST or LC Fiber optic cable.

For more information, visit AJA’s website.

AJA openGear® Card Firmware Updates Now Available (July 7, 2021)

AJA has released a collection of new firmware updates for select AJA openGear card models, including OG-ROI-HDMI, OG-ROI-DVI, OG-ROI-SDI, OG-HA5-4K and OG-12GM.

OG-ROI-HDMI v1.3.2, OG-ROI-DVI v1.3.2 and OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 introduce Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) emulation, enabling the user to specify the desired video format to the connected HDMI source. Simple frame rate conversion capabilities from p60 to p59.94 and p59.94 to p60 have also been added to OG-HA5-4K and OG-12GM. For the latest audio workflows, OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 adds support for embedded audio pass-through of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus compressed audio, including Dolby Digital Plus JOC (joint object coding) for immersive audio. The new OG-12GM v1.1.2 firmware update also introduces PsF support for inputs and outputs. Additionally, OG-ROI-SDI v1.2.1 adds a fix for enhanced performance.

Visit AJA’s website to download the updates, and find additional details in the press release.

AJA Releases FS4 v2.0.2 Update (June 23, 2021)

FS4 v2.0.2 is now available, a free firmware update for AJA’s 4-channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-channel 4K/UltraHD frame sync and converter. FS4 v2.0.2 introduces a key fix for enhanced performance and is available as a free download from AJA’s website.

Now Available: AJA PAK Dock Pro (June 3, 2021)

Today AJA introduced a new compact PAK Dock Pro media reader featuring USB-C connectivity with bus power that is compatible with all AJA PAK drives including the PAK 2000, PAK 1000, PAK 512 and PAK 256 for Ki Pro Ultra 12G, and PAK drives used in legacy Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Quad products.

With no external power supply required, the compact, plug-and-play device streamlines the transfer of Apple® ProRes and Avid® DNx files from AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G digital video recorders to desktop and laptop computers on macOS® and Windows® operating systems. PAK Dock Pro supports the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard via the USB-C connection, ensuring broad compatibility and extremely fast transfer speeds.

More details about PAK Dock Pro and a complete feature list are available in our press release or via the PAK Media product page.

FS-HDR v4.1 Intros v1.5 BBC HLG LUTs, NBCU LUTs and More (June 3, 2021)

AJA has released an FS-HDR v4.1 firmware update for its powerful, real-time HDR/WCG converter and frame synchronizer. Available today as a free download, the feature-rich update introduces increased frame buffer depth from 6 to 20 frames, updated v1.5 BBC HLG LUTs, new NBCU LUTs, expanded Closed Captioning support, and a new ability to pass-through or translate critical ancillary data – even while performing a conversion.

For more information or to download, visit AJA’s website.

New Mini-Config v2.26.2 Update Available Today (June 3, 2021)

Mini-Config v2.26.2 is now available for select AJA Mini-Converter models.

The free software update introduces Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) emulation for all HA5-12G models, HA5-4K, HA5-Plus, ROI-DP, ROI-DVI, and ROI-HDMI, enabling the connected source to continuously output the desired video format. For pristine-quality audio workflows, the update extends pass-through support and compatibility with Dolby Digital Plus JOC (joint object coding) for HA5-4K and all HA5-12G models. Mini-Config v2.26.2 also delivers p60 to p59.94 and p59.94 to p60 simple frame rate conversion for 12GM, HA5-12G, HA5-4K, and HA5-Plus; loss of input management capabilities for the UDC and FS-Mini; and PsF support for 12GM, HA5-12G and Hi5-12G models.

Download Mini-Config v2.26.2 here.

AJA OG-DANTE-12GAM Updates Available (May 26, 2021)

AJA has released a pair of updates for its OG-DANTE-12GAM openGear, Dante IP audio embedder and disembedder. New OG-DANTE-12GAM v1.1.2 firmware adds support for IGMP operation, while OG-DANTE-12GAM v1.0.2 software offers several performance enhancements.

Visit AJA’s website to download both updates for free or learn more information. 

AJA Releases Ki Pro GO v3.1 Firmware (May 4, 2021)

New v3.1 firmware for AJA’s Ki Pro GO multi-channel H.264 recorder is now available for download from the AJA website and delivers new improvements. To download the free release, click here.

AJA Releases Desktop Software/SDK v16.0.2 (April 20, 2021)

AJA has released Desktop Software v16.0.2, a free maintenance update with performance enhancements for all KONA, Io and T-TAP devices. AJA Software Development Kit (SDK) v16.0.2 is also now available for OEM Developer Partners.

Download Desktop Software v16.0.2 from AJA's support page, and visit AJA’s Developer Site for the SDK version.

BRIDGE LIVE v1.11.2 Now Available (April 20, 2021)

BRIDGE LIVE v1.11.2 is now available for AJA’s high-performance UltraHD or multi-channel HD encoding, transcoding, decoding and contribution solution. This update features improvements for low latency performance and receives compatibility with 3rd party encoders and AJA HELO for BRIDGE LIVE systems with annual maintenance. 

Download BRIDGE LIVE v1.11.2 today from AJA's website.

AJA Adopts NVIDIA Jetson & CLARA AGX to Provide AI Solutions (April 13, 2021)

AJA today announced AJA Software Development Kit (SDK) support for the NVIDIA® Jetson™ platform for edge AI, and the NVIDIA Clara AGX™ developer kit, which provides real-time artificial intelligence (AI) and imaging for medical devices. With the AJA SDK supported on both the Jetson edge AI platform and Clara AGX developer kit, OEM developers can intuitively harness supported AJA KONA and Corvid PCIe I/O solutions to develop robust, real-time AI and video imaging and streaming systems and devices that support 8K and 4K video capture and playback for a range of applications in healthcare, broadcast, virtual production, and beyond. 

For more information, visit AJA’s website.

AJA Releases BRIDGE LIVE v1.11 (March 30, 2021)

AJA has released BRIDGE LIVE v1.11 update for its high-performance UltraHD or multi-channel HD encoding, transcoding, decoding and contribution solution.

BRIDGE LIVE v1.11 delivers a host of new features, including HLS input functionality for receiving HLS streams and bringing them into SDI baseband productions. HLS input supports both AVC TS segments for H.264 and the newly emerging fragmented MP4 standard for H.265/H.264. New VBR implementation allows for lower latency presets with algorithmic intelligence, and a new E-AC3 input supports Dolby Digital workflows. Additionally, pipeline upgrades include co-existence of different time bases, more efficient tools for managing presets, and REST API enhancements allowing calls for individually starting and stopping pipelines.

Download and find more information on AJA’s website.

AJA Releases U-TAP v1.5.5 (March 22, 2021)

Today, AJA launched a new firmware update for its U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI USB 3.0 capture devices. Available as a free download, U-TAP v1.5.5 introduces a host of new improvements for the U-TAP family. To download the update, visit:


AJA Releases New Firmware for openGear Cards (March 17, 2021)

New free firmware is now available for a range of AJA openGear solutions, delivering performance improvements to users. The latest openGear firmware releases include: 

  • OG-4K2HD v1.4.1
  • OG-HA5-4K v1.4.1
  • OG-Hi5-4K-Plus v1.5.2
  • OG-ROI-HDMI v1.2.4
  • OG-ROI-DVI v1.2.4
  • OG-ROI-SDI v1.1.4
  • OG-UDC v1.5.1
  • OG-FS-Mini v1.5.1

To view the release notes or download the latest updates for the openGear solutions listed above, visit the AJA support page and select the corresponding openGear product. 


AJA FS4 v2.0.1 Firmware Arrives (March 4, 2021)

Today AJA released v2.0.1 firmware for AJA FS4, bringing several new enhancements to the four-channel 2K/HD/SD or single-channel 4K/UltraHD frame synchronizer and up-/down-/cross-converter. AJA encourages FS4 users to download the free update here.

AJA Releases FS2 v2.1.2 and v3.0.3 Firmware (March 4, 2021)

AJA FS2 v2.1.2 and v3.0.3 firmware updates are now available as free downloads for the AJA FS2 dual-channel HD/SD SDI and fiber frame synchronizer and converter. Download them here for access to new improvements. 


AJA Launches T-TAP Pro (March 2, 2021)

Available today, AJA’s new T-TAP Pro is a compact, silent, and portable Thunderbolt™ 3-connected device that simplifies 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible Mac® or PC computers. Ideal for a range of production scenarios, it provides high-quality video monitoring including High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for high frame rate (HFR) and large raster workflows from a Thunderbolt 3 host system.

A versatile device, T-TAP Pro is suitable for high-end color grading, audio mixing, editorial and visual effects, in addition to on-set monitoring and playback, and enables creative professionals to work efficiently from home or any location. It features extensive compatibility with popular creative applications for editorial, graphics, effects, color, and streaming, including Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Adobe® Premiere Pro® and After Effects®, and Avid® Media Composer® and ProTools®.

T-TAP Pro also provides up to 16-channels of embedded SDI audio and 8-channels of embedded HDMI audio in addition to a 3.5mm stereo analog audio jack that provides a convenient audio monitoring, enabling editors or digital artists to plug in headphones directly to the device or connect to an external analog audio mixer. 

For more details, read our latest announcement or visit our website


Now Available: AJA Desktop Software v16 (March 2, 2021)

Today AJA released Desktop Software v16, a free feature-rich update that brings powerful new improvements to AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP products, including the new T-TAP Pro Thunderbolt™ 3 output device. Release highlights include High Dynamic Range (HDR) signaling over SDI, expanded IP video functionality, and increased compatibility with the latest hardware and operating systems. 

Available as a free download to AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP users, Desktop Software v16 includes support for macOS® 11.x Big Sur, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Redhat/CentOS 8, and continuing support for Windows® 10 updates. The update enhances and expands support for high-end computer hardware, including certified compatibility of AJA PCIe cards and Thunderbolt devices with the 2019 Mac Pro and AJA PCIe card support for Supermicro X11DAI, X11SPA+TF, and X11DPG. For IP video workflows, it also increases compatibility with NMOS compliant devices and adds improved troubleshooting capabilities with new LLDP support for KONA IP, Io IP and Avid Artist™ | DNxIP™.

Via Desktop Software v16, HDR over SDI is now available on select AJA KONA and Io products as well as the new T-TAP Pro device. The included AJA Control Panel software features a redesigned HDR tab, offering controls for HDR to be signaled via both SDI and HDMI simultaneously. New HDR capabilities for AJA Control Room include the addition of HDR metadata capture and HDR auto playback detection for ease of use for critical monitoring applications. To further streamline AJA’s leading 8K workflows, the v16 update also adds KONA 5 8K monitoring and output capabilities for Apple® Final Cut Pro® and Avid® Media Composer®.

Check out our announcement for a complete overview of all the new improvements that Desktop Software v16 offers and download the update here


AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.2 (February 11, 2021)

Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.2 is now available on the AJA website as a free download and includes improvements designed to help professionals get the most out of their gear in the field. Read more about it and download the update via our support page.

AJA Ki Pro Ultra v3.5 Launches (February 4, 2021)

AJA launched Ki Pro Ultra v3.5 firmware today with new improvements. Read the release notes for complete details, and to download the free update, click here.

New from AJA: openGear OG-12GM 12G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer (January 13, 2021)

AJA today released OG-12GM, a new openGear® 12G-SDI to/from quad-link 3G-SDI Muxer/DeMuxer with support for up to 4K/UltraHD content. Ideal for critical broadcast applications where high-quality conversion and reliability are required, OG-12GM features openGear’s high-density architecture and Ross DashBoard software compatibility on Windows®, macOS® or Linux for monitoring and control over a local network or remotely.

The openGear-compatible SDI transport converter supports single-link 12G-SDI to/from quad-link 3G-SDI, two Sample Interleave (2SI) to/from Square Division (Quadrant) pixel mapping, and selectable Distribution Amplifier (1x4). It also provides detailed timing analysis for validating alignment of quad-link SDI inputs via a unique timing analyzer that quickly helps to identify possible timing issues for quad-link signals. 

To learn more about OG-12GM, visit our website.

AJA Ships OG-FiDO-TR-12G openGear 12G-SDI/Fiber Transceiver (January 13, 2021)

AJA has expanded its portfolio of openGear® cards with the new OG-FiDO-TR-12G, a state-of-the-art 12G-SDI/Fiber transceiver designed for use in high-density openGear 2RU frames. 

OG-FiDO-TR-12G offers unmatched flexibility and cost-efficiency for 12G-SDI to Fiber conversion and Fiber to 12G-SDI conversion with single link LC connectivity, enabling long cable runs up to 10km for single mode. OG-FiDO-TR-12G is compatible with all certified openGear products and supports Ross DashBoard software for convenient remote control and monitoring over a PC or local network to further simplify production workflows.

Visit AJA’s website for more information. 

U-TAP v1.5.4 Now Available (January 13, 2021)

U-TAP v1.5.4 is now available as a free download for all U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI devices. Compatible with macOS Big Sur and Mac M1, this update introduces a new configurable behavior upon loss of signal; black, blue matte or bars. Also included are several key performance enhancements to keep your video calls, podcasts and streaming presentations looking their best. Visit AJA’s website to download for U-TAP HDMI here or U-TAP SDI here.

Control Link v1.3.0 Now Available for FS-HDR (January 8, 2021)

Today AJA released Control Link v1.3.0 software for FS-HDR. Control Link v1.3 is for utilizing a Tangent kb panel alongside an FS-HDR for tactile control of the FS-HDR's Colorfront Engine-Live parameters. For more details about new improvements in the update, read the software release notes.

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


AJA Introduces Ki Pro GO v3.0 With New Network Recording (December 15, 2020)

AJA has released Ki Pro GO v3.0 firmware for its multi-channel H.264 recorder and player, offering expanded recording options with new network-based recording and support for SMB protocols via GigE network connectivity. Ki Pro GO v3.0 enables any channel to be recorded directly to a network attached storage (NAS) device via Ki Pro GO’s integrated GigE port, providing a central location for primary or backup recording channels independent of local USB storage.

Download Ki Pro GO v3.0 today from AJA’s website.

AJA Releases 12G-AM Alongside Mini-Config v2.26.0 (November 17, 2020)

AJA today unveiled the 12G-AM, a new 12G-SDI eight-channel AES audio embedder/disembedder converter that is now shipping. 12G-AM is available in a range of model variations, including optional LC Fiber and ST Fiber versions for transmitting and receiving 12G-SDI signals over long distances (up to 10km) via a single-mode optical link.

12G-AM features support for 12G-SDI BNC input and output up to 4K/UltraHD, and AES audio embed/disembed functions that are simultaneously active. Eight-channel balanced XLR input and output is also supported via a supplied breakout cable.

Alongside the release, AJA has also launched a new free Mini-Config v2.26.0 software update, which adds support for 12G-AM and all Fiber models to enable easy control and configuration via USB, in addition to new enhancements for AJA’s ROI line of Mini-Converters.

Find more information on AJA’s website and download the update today here.

New FS-HDR v4.0 Firmware (October 7, 2020)

AJA today announced the free v4.0 firmware update for the FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter and frame synchronizer, featuring a new Colorfront Engine™ TV Mode, v1.4 BBC HLG LUTs, and more. 

The latest Colorfront Engine TV Mode provides new color and camera correction essentials, adding Knee Point and Knee Slope controls to better manage highlights and roll-off in SDR and HDR (HLG and PQ) conversions, greatly enhancing the image output. For professionals looking to take advantage of the latest BBC HLG LUT improvements, new v1.4 BBC HLG LUTs and a new LUT 9 for HLG to SDR display-light conversions are also included with the release. 

Additional enhancements include support for a wider range of camera metadata management schemes to streamline the pass-through of camera and lens metadata through FS-HDR to downstream devices for on-set applications, and the ability to configure the HDR components of the SDI output VPID on a channel-by-channel basis.

To read the release notes and download the update visit AJA’s website.

AJA Unveils BRIDGE LIVE (September 24, 2020)

AJA has unveiled BRIDGE LIVE, a powerful new plug-and-play 1RU streaming gateway solution that makes it easy to move UltraHD or multi-channel HD uncompressed baseband SDI video to/from a wide range of streaming and contribution codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2 and optionally JPEG 2000), including secure reliable transport with SRT over the public internet.

Combining AJA’s production proven I/O technology with Comprimato’s powerful encoding/decoding/transcoding software, BRIDGE LIVE provides high-quality, cost-effective video processing, with SDI encode or decode for one channel of UltraHD up to 60p, or up to four channels of 1080 60p HD simultaneously, via four 12G-SDI connections that are also backwards compatible to 6G, 3G, and 1.5G SDI. Featuring deep metadata support, BRIDGE LIVE suits a range of professional and enterprise-level video workflows with a 1RU profile that fits seamlessly into facility racks, production trucks and flyplacks.

Find more information on AJA’s website

AJA Unveils World’s First 12G-SDI to Dante Audio Bridge (September 24, 2020)

AJA has announced its first partnership with Audinate, developers of Dante IP-based audio networking, to launch the first 12G-SDI embedded audio to Dante audio bridge. Targeted at live event and pro AV workflows, the new OG-DANTE-12GAM is an openGear, Dante IP audio embedder and disembedder, with dual 12G-SDI ports, 64-channels of audio and DashBoard control software integration. OG-DANTE-12GAM provides a high-density infrastructure solution bridging Dante to SDI and back simultaneously, features industry-wide compatibility with openGear frames, and allows for up to 640 channels of SDI/Dante audio bridging within a single 2RU frame housing 10 cards.

Click here for more details on OG-DANTE-12GAM.

AJA Expands openGear Lineup With OG-ROI-SDI Scan Converter (September 24, 2020)

AJA has released the new OG-ROI-SDI scan converter, an openGear-compatible card that enables high-quality conversion of 3G-SDI input and Region of Interest selection to 3G-SDI and HDMI mirrored outputs. ROI support allows professionals to easily extract video source signals for scan convert, scaling and conversion to HDMI and SDI from SDI sources. OG-ROI-SDI features openGear’s high-density architecture and support for Ross Video DashBoard remote control and monitoring software.

Learn more on AJA’s website.

Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.0 Now Available (September 24, 2020)

AJA has released Ki Pro Ultra 12G v2.0, a free firmware update that introduces new input frame sync for genlock free recording, and 8K link VPID to power 8K/UltraHD2 workflows when four Ki Pro Ultra 12G devices are used in tandem in 12G- or 6G-SDI mode. Ki Pro Ultra 12G is AJA’s single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, with flexible connectivity options including 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0, optional Fiber input and outputs, and Apple ProRes and Avid DNx codecs

Learn more on AJA’s website.

New KUMO v4.6.1 Update Available (September 16, 2020)

AJA has released a free KUMO v4.6.1 software update for its family of KUMO compact SDI routers. KUMO v4.6.1 introduces increased router control support to 32 GV Native Protocol Ethernet control points and adds a new Host UPnP configuration option to the network page. The free update also improves peer to peer communications between KUMO routers and AJA Control Panel and adds GV Native Protocol improvements.

Download KUMO v4.6.1 from AJA’s website.

New FS-HDR v3.2.2 Free Firmware Update (August 12, 2020)

FS-HDR v3.2.2 firmware is available today as a free download, introducing a critical fix for the RGB color corrector that improves performance. To learn more or download FS-HDR v3.2.2, visit AJA’s website.

Download U-TAP v1.5.3: Improved Video Conferencing/Streaming (July 30, 2020)

U-TAP v1.5.3 is available today. The free maintenance update is targeted at improving U-TAP performance for streaming video workflows and use with video conferencing apps, including Google Hangouts, MS Teams, OBS, Skype and Zoom. Visit AJA’s website to download here for U-TAP SDI or here for U-TAP HDMI.

New: IP Mini-Converter v2.3 Firmware Update (July 30, 2020)

A free v2.3 update is now available for AJA’s 10 GigE IP Mini-Converters, including all SMPTE 2110 IP transmitters and receivers.

The free firmware update adds a frame sync feature to support synchronizing unlocked sources with PTP for IPT-10G2-HDMI/-SDI transmitters. IPR-10G2-HDMI/-SDI and IPR-10G-HDMI receivers benefit from USB keyboard control for quick and easy preset recalls. Additionally, IPR-10G2-HDMI/-SDI, IPR-10G-HDMI and IPT-10G2-HDMI/-SDI feature new support for NMOS 1.3 (IS-04 v1.3 and IS-05 v1.1), and support for LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) enabling identification of the first upstream network switch from the 10 GigE IP Mini-Converter, and vice versa.

Download the free update here.

Mini-Config v2.25.1 Update Now Available (July 21, 2020)

Mini-Config v2.25.1 is now available as a free download, featuring several key bug fixes and performance enhancements. Download the free software update from AJA's website.

Ki Pro Ultra v3.4 Update Available Today (July 20, 2020)

Ki Pro Ultra v3.4 is now available as a free update for all users. Download the maintenance update today on AJA’s website.