AJA Launch T-TAP Pro and Desktop Software v16

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03 Mar

AJA Launch T-TAP Pro and Desktop Software v16

Find out about AJA's latest products, the T-Tap Pro and Desktop Software v16 

T-Tap Pro

Ideal for a range of production scenarios, the compact, silent and portable Thunderbolt 3-connected device, simplifies 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible Mac or PC computers. It silently 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. Plus, out of the box it’s compatible with Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Avid Media Composer and ProTools, and much more!

T-Tap Pro Features

  • 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connectivity for working with 4K or UltraHD over a single cable up to 60p
  • SDI output supports 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, 1.5G-SDI and 270Mbit
  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD Output/Monitoring up to 50/60p 
  • 1x 12G-SDI BNC with 16-channel embedded audio 
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 with 8-channel embedded audio 
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3 connector
  • Compact, silent, mobile form-factor with Front-panel Audio Levels Reference Display
  • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit and HFR workflows supported 
  • 4K Closed Caption Support 
  • VPID signalling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
  • PQ, HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision Support 
  • HDR Metadata Auto Playback Detection
  • Headphone jack and quick access audio level control for mobile environment
  • Thunderbolt, Power and Bitfile Connection Status Indicators
  • Power Supply Included
  • 3 Year Warranty

Desktop Software v16

Alongside T-TAP Pro, AJA has released Desktop Software v16, a feature rich update that introduces HDR signaling over SDI, auto HDR capture and playback options in AJA Control Panel, enhanced 8K workflows for KONA 5 with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, expanded IP video support and more. Desktop Software v16 includes compatibility updates for the latest macOS, Windows and Linux operating systems, and enhances and expands support for high-end computer hardware. v16 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. With Desktop Software v16, HDR over SDI is also now available on select AJA KONA, Io products, and the new T-TAP Pro device.

The new AJA Software Development Kit (SDK) v16 for OEM Developer Partners is also now available for download here, and targeted at simplifying encoding and high-end 12-bit/HDR workflows.

AJA Desktop Software v16 feature highlights include: 

  • Support for the new T-TAP Pro portable Thunderbolt 3 output device, featuring 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 for 4K/UltraHD on macOS and Windows
  • Expanded OS compatibility, including macOS Big Sur 11.x, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Redhat/CentOS 8, and Windows 10
  • Certified compatibility of AJA PCIe cards and Io devices with SuperMicro X11DAI, X11SPA+TF, and X11DPG
  • Breakthrough HDR over SDI support; VPID signalling is now available for SDR/HDR transfer characteristics over SDI on KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro
  • HDR metadata/transfer characteristics for capture and auto playback detection
  • New 8K optimisations for capture/playback on macOS, Linux and Windows, including KONA 5 8K support in Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer
  • 4K closed captioning support in AJA Control Room on KONA 4, 5, Io 4K Plus, and T-TAP Pro
  • ST 2110 updates on KONA IP and Io IP; NMOS update to 1.3 and LLDP support
  • Expanded functionality on AJA NMOS application
  • Dynamic FPGA firmware reconfiguration, providing rapid firmware switching

AJA SDK v16 feature highlights include:

  • 8K bitfile updated; added quad- and dual-link I/O via 3G-SDI and 1.5G-SDI (multi-link I/O) for 4K to the 8K bitfiles for KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G
  • New 4:2:0/4:2:2, 8-bit/10-bit, 3-planar I/O, for integrating SDI 4:2:2, 10-bit I/O with 4:2:0-based encoders/decoders (8-bit or 10-bit)
  • New 12-bit workflow enhancements for KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G
  • New custom HANC playout capability with KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G

“AJA has the most comprehensive toolset for leading creative software applications, and with our latest Desktop Software v16 update, we’ve continued to add powerful new features that improve the reliability and ease of use of our KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Desktop v16 includes increased hardware compatibility and breakthrough features for creative pros who are working in the latest delivery formats,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

For more information visit our AJA brand pages, check out the AJA website or contact