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AJA Io IPAJA Unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt™ 3 at Inter BEE 2017

Chiba, Japan, Inter BEE Booth #7308 (November 15th, 2017) - AJA Video Systems today announced the new Io IP capture and output device for broadcast IP workflows. The portable device simplifies the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and supports high frame rate, deep colour and high dynamic range workflows.

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AJA and Avid Team Up On Avid Artist | DNxIP Hardware InterfaceAvid Artist DNxIP

Chiba, Japan, Inter BEE Booth #7308 (November 15th, 2017) - AJA Video Systems today announced that it has collaborated with Avid® to develop Avid Artist™ | DNxIP™, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer® users that supports high frame rate, deep colour and high dynamic range IP workflows. Avid Artist | DNxIP is a Thunderbolt™ 3 equipped I/O device that enables the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0.

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AJA Io 4K PlusIo 4K Plus with Thunderbolt 3


Offering advanced connectivity and speed, AJA's newest capture and output hardware simplifies 4K/UltraHD and HD large raster, high frame rate and HDR workflows with 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 support. Use Io 4K Plus with an array of creative tools running on your PC or Mac, from Premiere Pro, to FCP X, Media Composer and more...

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* Further developments on this story reveal a very similar looking box with an Avid logo on the front! AJA Partners with Avid to Develop Avid Artist | DNxIV Hardware Interface. Check out the Press Release!

Desktop Software v14

At IBC 2017, AJA are unveiling Desktop Software v14 for KONA, Io and T-TAP products, including the new Io 4K Plus. Download next month for advanced audio capabilities with Adobe Premiere Pro – including adjustable audio monitoring, and a new level of control between professional timeline audio, host system application audio, and microphone inputs. The update also supports Io 4K Plus configurations for 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 via AJA’s Control Panel and Control Room software... Press Release

v2.0 Firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus

AJA Video Systems Ki Pro Ultra Plus @ SMPTE17

At IBCShow 2017, AJA are also announcing free, new v2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus. Available next month, the update adds support for HLG and HDR10 playback over HDMI 2.0 with infoframe support, and enables recording and playback of ProRes 4444 XQ in HD and 2K, among other enhancements... Press Release

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New Firmware for HELO


At IBCShow 2017, AJA are debuting new firmware for the HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device. Coming this October, HELO v2.0 firmware enables access to encoded files on media from HELO’s web-based UI, increases the max record time of .mp4 and .mov files to 360 minutes, and includes several new improvements...

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12G-SDI FiDO Converters


AJA Fido-TR-12G

Need to transport 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video and audio over long distances? Check out AJA's new line of 12G-SDI FiDO SDI/optical Mini-Converters, announced today at IBCShow 2017. The new FiDO transmitters, receivers, transceivers, and 2-channel units meet relevant SMPTE specifications, and are built with a compact enclosure to fit seamlessly into racks, OB trucks or studios... Press Release - More AJA Mini Converters (Including FiDO)



openGear 3G-SDI Multi-Mode Fibre Cards


The AJA line of openGear-compatible video and audio rack cards is expanding with new 3G-SDI Multi-Mode fibre cards announced at IBCShow 2017. The 3G-SDI/fiber transmitters, receivers, transceivers, and 2-channel units facilitate affordable and flexible optical transmission and reception.

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Salvo Functionality For KUMO


Salvo functionality is now available for our KUMO routers and KUMO CP2 Control Panel via new v4.3 firmware. Available today as a free download from the AJA website, the update allows users to create and save a map of multiple sources to specific destinations as salvo, which can then be recalled via the KUMO router’s Web UI, RS 422 using native protocol or eight dedicated buttons located on the KUMO CP2 Control Panel.

Download the update today.


HDR10+ SDK Support for the Developer Program

AJA are bringing HDR10+ SDK support to KONA 4, Io 4K and Io 4K Plus for our Developer Partners. This new development will be demonstrated at #IBC2017 Stand 7.F11 with pre-release SDK software supporting the dynamic metadata that HDR10+ delivers. AJA Developer Partners can submit a request to join the beta today. Get on board with the Developer Program

AJA FS-HDR Converter

AJA Previews FS-HDR With Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017

Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest (Colorfront Engine™) HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award winning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for real-time 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows...

FS-HDR features will include:

 - Realtime HDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and SDR to HDR conversions including BT.2020 to BT.709 colour space conversion
 - Support for two modes:
Single channel mode for 4K/UltraHD or 2K/HD frame sync and conversion including HDR conversions.
Four channel mode for simultaneous independent 2K/HD/SD channels for standard conversion and frame sync workflows
 - 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video processing and up, down, cross-conversion
 - A full range of I/O options for 4K/UltraHD including Quad 1.5G; Dual 3G; and Quad 3G, 6G and 12G over a range of SDI and optional fiber choices
 - SMPTE 2SI I/O support for broad compatibility with 4K/UltraHD devices
 - Audio I/O processing with a 272x208 matrix of audio possibilities

Official Press Release

AJA Introduces New Solutions for IP Workflows at NAB 2017

KONA IP firmware license for JPEG 2000

The new KONA IP firmware license enables compression and decompression of HD video in real time to/from JPEG 2000 encoded within an MPEG 2 transport stream...

KONA IP Firmware for SMPTE 2110

Coming soon, and being demonstrated at NAB 2017, is the new KONA IP firmware for SMPTE 2110. With support for SMPTE 2110 up to HD rasters, KONA IP will introduce new flexibility for live production professionals by enabling networking with separate essence flows...

IPT-1G-HDMI and IPT-1G-SDI Mini-Converters for IP Workflows

Designed to compliment AJA’s line of IP receiver converters, the new IPT products convert HD video to VSF TR-01 (and other JPEG 2000 formats). IPT-1G-SDI provides two 3G-SDI inputs, and IPT-1G-HDMI has a standard HDMI type A input.

Official Press Release

AJA Kona IP JPEG2000 SMPTE 2110 Mini-Converters
AJA RovoCam RovoControl 3 Software

AJA Brings New Features to The RovoCam Camera System with RovoControl 3.0 Software

RovoControl 3.0 software feature highlights include:

 - USB controller support for mapping RovoControl controls to a USB interface for game style controllers or USB joysticks
 - Updated exposure control interface for simpler camera control
 - Improved presets interface for camera and ePTZ control
 - Import/Export of settings for easily sharing setups and different configurations
 - High DPI UI mode that improves the look of the UI on higher resolution monitors when working with RovoControl software
 - Crosshair selector for more refined Spot AE and Spot Focus control
 - Zoom control enhancements that improve the way the Zoom slider responds
 - A new summary line in the RovoControl UI provides an overview of the basic settings for quick reference

Official Press Release

AJA Launches Ki Pro Ultra Plus with 4-Channel HD Recording and HDMI 2.0 Support

Ki Pro Ultra Plus Features:

- Flexible HD recording options: 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channel HD recording at up to 1080 60p with independent ProRes codec profile support for each channel
- 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD MXF
- HDMI 2.0 support allows for full 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capture and output at up to 4K/UltraHD 60fps
- 12-bit support on input for Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 4444 XQ encoding and HDMI 2.0 input and output
- Built-in Ki Protect ensures recordings aren’t lost in a power failure
- Broad video connectivity including fiber cages, 3G-SDI, and HDMI 2.0
- Multi-channel audio support via embedded SDI or HDMI, AES/EBU, and Analogue
- WebUI enables remote monitoring, control and deployment on the field or in the studio, via a standard web browser
- Compact 2RU high, half rack width form factor
- Records to reliable and rugged AJA Pak SSD media, with options for recording to eSATA
- Includes AJA’s renowned three year international warranty

Official Press Release

AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus

AJA Product Ranges


Flawless, 1080p HD at 60 frames, encoded in H.264/MPEG-4 in real time, from any SDI or HDMI source. Recorded to any USB storage device or SD Card. Streamed via RTSP and RTMP to any server or CDN. Quick to configure. Simple to operate. AJA quality and reliability.


USB 3.0 Powered capture from 3G-SDI or HDMI v1.4. Compact and Simple. Plug in the USB cable at both ends. Plug the source in at the other end of the U-TAP. Ingest. If you need help, support is always there!

AJA RovoCam

Start with a precision Sony Ultra HD block camera lens and sensor, then add AJA's best-in-class interface conversion and control and you have RovoCam: The magic of HDBaseT delivering 4K/UHD video, power, audio and RS-232 control over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. A compact, UHD block camera easily integrated, with minimal infrastructure planning and broad industry application.


CION is the result of AJA's years of manufacturing expertise and customer focused design. A production camera delivering incredible technical specifications and functional design, culminating in stunning images, recorded and ready to edit in flawless Apple ProRes 4444 and AJA RAW at up to 120 FPS in 4K.

AJA FS Series

1RU Rack. Anything in, anything out. Frame Synchroniser. Up / Down / Cross converter. Signal converter. Format converter. Frame rate converter. From SD to 4K and back again, with a powerful audio re-routing matrix amd video and audio correction tools.

AJA Mini-Converters

A converter for every occasion! AJA has a standalone mini converter that will accept pretty much any signal out there and give you what you need back again. From 4K and UltraHD to 2K, HD or SD video, with analogue and digital audio and providing broadcast and consumer connectivity options. AJA Mini converters deliver uncompromising performance, flexibility and reliability in a tiny package.

AJA Rackframes

openGear compatible, analogue and digital interface conversion modules and 1RU or 2RU, high density frames. Broadcast standards. Broadcast quality. Broadcast reliability. Backed by a 5 year, advance replacement, global warranty.


Need a compact 3G-SDI router? Need one that guarantees SMPTE standard compatibility, has dual-link 2K/HD and quad-link 4K/UHD support, redundant power supplies and is backed by the best warranty and support in the industry? KUMO.

AJA Ki Pro Ultra

The latest and greatest addition to the respected Ki Pro range of file based players and recorders. Up to 4K 60p in pristine Apple ProRes 4444 as well as Avid DNxHD support. Flexible connectivity options with SDI, Fibre and HDMI supporting 16 channels of audio. Network and RS422 VTR-like control. Rock solid Pak media for reliability and transfer performance.

AJA Ki Pro Rack

The ideal transition tool, delivering VTR-like interface and control in a compact 1RU frame, perfect for diverse environments across post, broadcast and live event production. Flexible SD and HD format and interface support, reliable storage medium and the AJA focus on build and image quality.

AJA Ki Pro Quad

4K / UltraHD. 4:4:4 ProRes and RAW workflow, including real-time, hardware RAW debayering. Solid state, high performance, incredibly durable storage with Thunderbolt drive interface. All the words you want to read in a cost effective device compact enough to mount on your camera.

AJA Ki Pro Mini

Designed to smooth and accelerate the path from acquisition to post production, the Ki Pro Mini mounts to any camera from DSLR to broadcast camcorder. Recording in ProRes or DNxHD, it allows you to avoid the compression artefacts and conversion delays inherent in so many camera codecs today. 


KONA has set the standard for video I/O performance, reliability and compatibility. Never compromising on quality, always exceeding industry standards. From SD to HD to 4K, with options for analogue, SDI and even SMPTE 2022-6 IP, You might find cheaper I/O cards, but you won't find better.


AJA Io brings the unrivalled features and performance of KONA to the portable world. External Thunderbolt or PCIe interfaces, connecting to compact devices that do not compromise on the professional standards and connectivity expected of AJA.


Sometimes all you want to do is output broadcast standard video from your Thunderbolt enabled computer. You don't want fancy processing. You could do without bulky boxes and power supplies. But it has to deliver the pictures the way they were intended and it has to guarantee compatibility with any broadcast device it connects to. T-TAP compromises where you want and delivers what you need.

About AJA

AJA was founded by engineer John Abt in 1993. Today the company employs over 200 people worldwide, building industry-leading video capture cards, digital recording devices, video routers, frame syncs and scalers, digital converters and professional 4K cameras.

After great success initially with an industry-leading line of Mini- Converters, AJA expanded into the burgeoning desktop video market in 2000. The company’s inaugural line of KONA video capture and playback cards quickly established AJA’s reputation for delivering the highest-quality desktop video products. In addition to the KONA family of video I/O cards for the Mac and Windows PCs, AJA’s growing product line also extended to include the innovative “Io” Thunderbolt desktop video products and trend-setting Ki Pro family of portable and rack-mountable file-based recorders.

AJA’s engineering has consistently supported advancements in broadcast technologies as well as format standards to provide video professionals with future-proof workflow solutions. From the FS family of frame syncs, frame rate and format converters, to the powerful TruZoom for real-time scaling of 4K footage, broadcasters are increasingly relying on AJA gear to simplify the way image files are captured, converted, monitored and distributed. Combining over four years of development and groundbreaking innovation, the release of CION marks AJA’s entry into the professional camera marketplace.

AJA provides its unique technology to leading manufacturers and developer partners across the professional video industry for integration into their product lineups. High-profile media companies around the globe, along with broadcasters, networks, post-production houses, mobile truck operators, cinematographers, film editors and more, rely on the reliability, flexibility and performance of AJA technologies.

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