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, files on a network or Broadcast IP, you now get the same smooth interface on macOS®, Windows® or Linux®.* 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 v15 and above also functions as a stand-alone professional media player, even on systems without installed AJA hardware.

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 support for KONA products available on v13 and above.

Key Features

  • Capture, playback, and advanced output, for file-based, tape-based and IP workflows
  • Support for 4K, UltraHD, HD, SD on compatible AJA hardware
  • Support for HDR10 and HLG on compatible AJA hardware
  • Full screen Software Playback and System Audio monitoring for KONA HDMI or media file playback when desired.
  • Capture media for immediate use in Apple® Final Cut Pro X, Adobe® Premiere Pro CC, Avid® Media Composer and other leading NLEs and Effects packages
  • “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

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. Create Bins, capture either uncompressed video or choose from a range of compression options. Once captured, files can be simply played out through AJA hardware to professional SDI or widely available HDMI monitors, depending upon your choice of AJAI I/O hardware.

Full Screen Playback and System Audio Support

AJA Control Room v15 and above also includes new full-screen playback and host system audio monitoring, as well as the ability to use this free software as a stand-alone professional media player, even on systems without installed AJA hardware.

Additionally, KONA HDMI customers can now use the system audio output and full screen playback to monitor audio and picture from incoming HDMI sources without the need for a separate output device.

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, AJA 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 conversion to Cinema DNG files for pristine image quality and postproduction flexibility.


HDR or High Dynamic Range,  provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, 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 colors to be communicated to your audience.

AJA Control Room provides this support for your HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays by offering HLG and HDR10 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.