AJA Video Systems today released desktop software v16.1 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP Pro products, and AJA SDK v16.1 for developer partners. Both versions now offer native support for the new Apple M1 SoC, as well as enhancements to optimize audio, broadcast, production and post workflows and third-party tools built with solutions from AJA Developer Partners.
Expanding system compatibility, the latest updates to AJA Desktop software and the AJA SDK enable AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro users and development partners to leverage the power and cost-effectiveness of Apple M1-compatible systems for professional video I/O tasks, in addition to existing support for Apple Intel-based systems, as well as Windows, Linux Ubuntu, and Linux CentOS systems.
Desktop Software v16.1 expands the options available in AJA MultiChannel Config, enabling support for 12G-/6G-SDI inputs and expanded audio input support for AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products with Telestream Wirecast. The AJA Control Panel also gets an upgrade with the latest update, adding additional GUI feedback for situations where "Auto" has resulted in signal modification, making it easier for creatives and engineers to understand the results.
The V4L2 updates in AJA SDK v16.1 for KONA HDMI provide enhanced controls for development partners using Video for Linux, while 64-channel audio support for NTV2 SDK provides greater flexibility for development partners using Corvid 44 12G or KONA 5 in 8K workflow solutions.
Main Highlights of AJA Desktop Software v16.1
- Desktop Software v16.1 has been optimized to provide native Apple M1 support for AJA macOS drivers and application plug-ins, AJA Control Room, AJA Control Panel, and AJA System Test and NMOS software
- Improved Telestream wirecast support, including 4K over 12G-/6G-SDI, AES digital audio input, and analog audio input (line level)
- Improvements to the AJA Control Panel
- V4L2 updates for KONA HDMI
- 64-channel audio support for NTV2 SDK
Pricing and Availability
AJA Desktop Software v16.1 is available now as a free download from the AJA support site. AJA SDK v16.1 is available to AJA Developer Program participants as a free download from the AJA Developer Partner support site. AJA Control Room is a unified software for macOS, Windows and Linux for playback, ingest, monitoring and output with various AJA models such as KONA, Io and T-TAP Pro.