AJA Control Room

Unified Ingest, Playback and Output Software

AJA Control Room is unified cross-platform software for ingest, playback and output with AJA products. Whether you’re using tape or files on a network, you now get the same smooth interface on macOS, Windows or Linux* and utilize our latest AJA desktop products. Offering an elegant UI, AJA Control Room supports AJA’s latest desktop I/O products, enabling capture, conversion, playback, VTR control and output.

AJA Control Room is available at no cost for all currently shipping KONA cards, Io Express, Io XT, Io 4K and Io 4K Plus.

NOTE: AJA Control Room comes bundled with the associated Windows or macOS hardware drivers for KONA, Io and T-TAP. Installing the driver will automatically install AJA Control Room.
* Linux software provides supports for KONA products from v13 up.

Elegant user interface

AJA Control Room’s interface focuses on the task at hand without adding unnecessary clutter. Intuitive controls are instantly recognizable, making it easy to get your work done.

Flexible workflows

Work at 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD resolutions with a full range of uncompressed and compressed file formats at your disposal. With v13 and up,  desktop software Control Room software supports 12-bit workflows and adds ProRes 4444 XQ playback support for rich and colorful imagery. 

Support for the industry-standard RS-422 interface allows layoffs to VTRs with frame-accurate control.

AJA Control Room also supports AJA Raw ingest, when used with compatible AJA hardware, allowing direct capture off AJA's CION production camera to Cinema DNG files for pristine image quality and post-production flexibility.


HDR or High Dynamic Range,  provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colours, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colours to be communicated to your audience.

AJA Control Room provides this support for your HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays in software v13 and up by offering HDR 10 support with HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.G for compatible KONA and Io Products.

Explore more of our HDR Solution here:

HDR Solutions  

Cross-platform Efficiency

Combine free AJA Control Room software with AJA’s capture and output hardware for an affordable ingest, playback and output station on macOS, Windows or Linux. Keep your editing systems focused on editing and offload time-consuming tasks to more cost-effective workstations.

Key Features

  • Capture, playback, and advanced output, for file-based and tape-based workflows
  • Support for 4K, UltraHD, HD, SD on compatible AJA hardware
  • Support for HDR 10 on compatible AJA hardware
  • “Burn-in” option on output for timecode and closed captioning for KONA and Io products.
  • Route audio tracks in QuickTime files to desired output/monitor channels with KONA and Io products
  • Accurate RS-422 VTR control functionality
  • Supports both uncompressed and high-quality compressed workflows
  • Supports a wide range of file-types and codecs including QuickTime, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, DVCProHD, GoPro CineForm, and DPX
  • Available for the latest macOS, Windows and Linux based systems