AJA unveils T-TAP Pro
AJA unveils T-TAP Pro
AJA Video Systems has unveiled T-TAP Pro, a compact, silent and portable Thunderbolt 3-connected device that has been designed to simplify 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible Mac or PC computers. It 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.
The device is suitable for high-end colour grading, audio mixing, editorial and visual effects, in addition to on-set monitoring and playback, and enables creative professionals to work efficiently from home or any location. It features multichannel embedded audio on SDI and HDMI, and a 3.5mm stereo analogue audio connection that is said to provide a convenient method for monitoring audio, enabling editors or digital artists to plug in headphones directly to the device or connect to an external analogue audio mixer.
AJA has also released Desktop Software v16, a free update that introduces new features to the manufacturer’s lineup of KONA, Io and T-TAP products, such as HDR signalling over SDI, expanded IP video functionality, support for T-TAP Pro Thunderbolt 3 output device and increased compatibility with the latest hardware and operating systems. It includes compatibility updates for the latest macOS, Windows and Linux operating systems, including support for macOS 11.x Big Sur, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Redhat/CentOS 8 and continuing support for Windows 10 updates. Desktop Software v16 expands support for high-end computer hardware, including certified compatibility of AJA PCIe cards and Thunderbolt devices with the 2019 Mac Pro and AJA PCIe card support for Supermicro X11DAI, X11SPA+TF and X11DPG. For IP video workflows, v16 also increases compatibility with NMOS-compliant devices by updating to NMOS 1.3 and adds improved troubleshooting capabilities with new LLDP support for KONA IP, Io IP and Avid ArtistTM | DNxIPTM.
Bridge Live v1.11 delivers a host of new features, including HLS input functionality for receiving HLS streams and bringing them into SDI baseband productions. HLS input supports both AVC TS segments for H.264 and the newly emerging fragmented MP4 standard for H.265/H.264. New VBR implementation allows for lower-latency presets with algorithmic intelligence, and a new E-AC3 input supports Dolby Digital workflows. Additionally, pipeline upgrades include co-existence of different time bases, more efficient tools for managing presets and REST API enhancements allowing calls for individually starting and stopping pipelines.