ColorBox is a portable, high-performance device that ensures the color accuracy of footage as it is transported for broadcast, live events, on-set production and post production with unprecedented color transforms and LUT processing capabilities. ColorBox enables a range of HDR and SDR conversions and allows DITs to easily load, manipulate, and save looks, and create reference images for dailies to ensure color accuracy across all production stakeholders and creative vendors.
ColorBox features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connectivity for up to 4K/UltraHD 60p 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 and 30p 12-bit RGB 4:4:4, and includes a 33-point 3D LUT processor with tetrahedral LUT interpolation, four built-in user-configurable 1D LUTs, and two 3x3 user-configurable matrices. ColorBox also offers RGB color correction and ProcAmp, extensive LUT matrices and image libraries, powerful capture and recall capabilities, ancillary (ANC) metadata management, and more.
In total, ColorBox offers five modes, including the AJA Color Pipeline, Colorfront, NBCU LUTs, and optional BBC HLG LUT and ORION-CONVERT modes.
HELO Plus is an advanced H.264 streaming and recording device 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, HELO Plus includes a range of standout feature additions. 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, including the output of a composite built from the combination of two input sources, user graphics and a built in matte background while simultaneously streaming live.
Meet AJA’s new pair of openGear®-compatible 12G-SDI to fiber conversion solutions, OG-FiDO-2T-12G and OG-FiDO-T-12G-ST. OG-FiDO-2T-12G is a dual-channel 12G-SDI to fiber transmitter that supports conversion of two independent channels of baseband 12G-SDI to LC fiber for simple transport of signals up to 10km, and 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.
New v3.0 firmware for AJA’s FS4 4K/UltraHD and multi-channel HD frame synchronizer and up/down/cross converter is loaded with feature improvements to help professionals address modern demands in the field. The update not only delivers a range of HDR workflow enhancements, but also increases the frame buffering depth from 6 to 20 frames while improving ancillary data management and overall usability
AJA’s high density 4K/UltraHD and HD conversion gateway device between SDI and NewTek’s NDI now has NDI® 5 support, plus a host of other performance enhancements. New improvements via the latest software update provide enhanced 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.
Diskover Media Edition v2.0 brings new improvements that make it easier for media and entertainment professionals to search, find, and analyze media assets and associated metadata from on-premises, remote, and cloud storage – aggregating associated metadata into a unified global index. Designed to augment remote workflows, the update includes new plug-ins for the Telestream GLIM remote media player and Vantage media processing platform, in addition to security enhancements.
BRIDGE LIVE v1.13 introduces a range of powerful new enhancements. The update introduces synchronous multi-channel/multi-system transport; dual-channel UltraHD support to enable full bi-directional UltraHD exchange; and multichannel end-to-end HDR support over SDI to preserve full image quality during transport from site-to-site.
AJA has released feature-rich firmware updates for OG-Hi5-4K-Plus, OG-HA5-4K, OG-4K2HD, and OG-12GM openGear cards. Building on AJA’s latest Mini-Config v2.26.3 software update for its Mini-Converter line, the new releases help production professionals maintain the integrity of signals and better manage associated metadata as they move throughout the chain. Available as free downloads from the AJA support page, OG-Hi5-4K-Plus v1.6.1, OG-HA5-4K v1.6.1, OG-4K2HD v1.5.1 and OG-12GM v1.2.2 include powerful new enhancements such as HDR VPID pass-through, BT.2020 and dual-link support, Dolby Audio compatibility, and more.
U-TAP v1.5.6 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 users can also now change 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.
AJA Io X3 is perfect for high quality HDR or SDR work with HD/2K signals or files up to 60p. Connecting with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable and providing a second Thunderbolt connector for flexibility, Io X3's compact and quiet form factor is ideal for on set, in the studio, at an event or in the edit suite.
Introducing Desktop Software v16.2 for 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; new OBS Studio compatibility; improved 12-bit, 444, RGB workflows for 4K/UltraHD; upgraded LUT functionality; new codec and special playback support in Control Room; expanded multichannel audio; and support for the new Io X3.
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.
Mini-Config v2.26.3 software is a new update for AJA Mini-Converters which simplifies HDR pipelines and offers more consistent results with the addition of basic HDR metadata pass-through for Hi5-12G, Hi5-4K-Plus, HA5-12G, HA5-4K, 4K2HD, and 12GM; dual-link capabilities for 12GM; Dolby audio pass through support for Hi5-12G and Hi5-4K-Plus; and more.
The T-TAP Pro is the next generation of the proven T-TAP, featuring the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connectivity for working with 4K or UltraHD over a single cable, allowing you to easily output deep color, high frame rate, and HDR imagery to a wide range of pro and consumer monitors and devices, all at the highest 10- and 12-bit uncompressed quality. Simply plug in to your computer’s Thunderbolt 3 port enabled Mac or PC, and go.