AJA introduces HDR signaling over SDI in free update

In a free desktop update, AJA adds several powerful new features to its line of KONA, Io, and T-TAP products. One of the key features being added is High Dynamic Range signaling over SDI. Additionally, AJA’s Software Development Kit (SDK) v16 for OEM Developer Partners released, simplifying encoding and high-end 12-bit/HDR workflows

Here’s everything you need to know about the Desktop Software v16 and SDK v16 updates.


AJA Desktop Software v16

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  • Support for the new T-TAP Pro portable Thunderbolt 3 output device, which features 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
  • HDR over SDI support. VPID signaling is now available for SDR/HDR transfer over SDI on KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro
  • 8K optimizations for capture/playback on macOS, Linux, and Windows
  • KONA 5 8K support in Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer
  • Support for 4K closed captioning 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
  • Dynamic FPGA firmware reconfiguration


  • 8K bit file update: AJA added quad- and dual-link I/O via 3G-SDI and 1.5G-SDI for 4K to the 8K bit files for KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G
  • 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)
  • 12-bit enhancements for KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G
  • Custom HANC playout capability with KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G

Pricing and availability

Both AJA Desktop Software v16 and SDK v16 updates are out now and free to download. Download them on AJA’s support page.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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