New versions and different platforms for AJA
AJA has released a new software update for Control Room, its integrated driver and plugin software for Kona, Io and T-Tap systems. Version 12.5 brings a variety of bug fixes and new features, including support for Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and Adobe Creative Cloud. The v12.5 update also extends the workflow capabilities of each compatible product by adding support for MXF files and the most recent HDR pipelines, as well as expanded streaming capabilities and the inclusion of SMPTE 2022-7 support for the IP-video-based Kona IP.
The updated software also delivers 12-bit support for the Kona 4, Kona IP and Io 4K, as well as providing the option to select a 12-bit RGB frame buffer using the AJA control panel. HDR10 metadata on an HDMI output and 12-bit RGB output from Kona 4, Kona IP and Io 4K is also supported, while those systems can support 12-bit RGB output from Adobe Premiere Pro to enable HDR workflows, following the software release. Capture support in Premiere Pro is also included along with MXF OP-1A capture and playback support in AJA Control Room and Kona IP and Corvid HBR support in Wirecast.
Meanwhile, AJA’s DataCalc app, which was previously launched on iOS, has now been made available for Android devices via the Google Play Store. The Android version released includes all of the features and fixes up until the latest v3.0 update, which includes new codecs and resolution support up to 8K.
DataCalc is a data rate calculator for video and audio that computes storage requirements and allows users to change settings within a single-screen UI. It is compatible with a range of formats and compression methods, such as AJA Raw, Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, HDV, XDCAM, DV, CineForm, REDCODE, Avid DNxHD, Apple Intermediate, 16-bit RGB and RGBA and uncompressed. Video standards supported include NTSC, PAL, 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 2K, 4K and now, 8K.