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AJA releases Desktop Software v12.5

AJA Video Systems released Desktop Software v12.5 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP family of video and audio input/output devices.

AJA releases Desktop Software v12.5

With support for Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3, Adobe Creative Cloud (2017), MXF files, increases streaming capabilities, the Desktop Software v12.5 from AJA also adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the KONA IP, and helps enable the latest HDR pipelines.

The software was first announced last September, during the IBC conference, in Amsterdam. At the time, Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for professional video at Adobe, said that “Our customers are looking to streamline and simplify their HDR workflows. The AJA update allows Adobe Premiere Pro CC users working with the high-end AJA products to monitor their HDR footage accurately while they work on their edits.”

It was said, then that the v12.5 software update extends users’ workflow capabilities with new support for MXF files, the latest HDR pipelines, increases streaming capabilities, and adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the IP-video based KONA IP.

“Longtime AJA customers know that we are committed to building added value and extending the life of our products through frequent software updates. With v12.5, we’ve added a host of some of the most highly requested customer features, including the ability to read and write DNxHD and DNxHR MXF files, said at the time Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “In addition to already existing SMPTE 2022-6 support, new SMPTE 2022-7 support for KONA IP is another step in simplifying the transition to IP-based methods of moving data.”

The promise is confirmed now, with the release of the software. The v12.5 update adds new support for Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3, Adobe Creative Cloud (2017), MXF files, increases streaming capabilities, adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the KONA IP, and helps enable the latest HDR pipelines. This update enables Adobe Premiere Pro CC users working with AJA products to accurately monitor their HDR footage during the editorial process.

New features include:

  • Support for Final Cut Pro X 10.3
  • Support for Adobe CC (2017)
  • Capture and playback support for MXF OP-1A files in AJA Control Room
  • Capture support for MXF OP1a in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • HDR 10 HDMI infoframe output support in AJA Control Panel for KONA 4, KONA IP and Io 4K
  • 12-bit RGB frame buffer support in AJA Control Room, AJA Control Panel and Adobe Premiere Pro CC for KONA 4, KONA IP and Io 4K, for use in HDR workflows
    SMPTE 2022-7 for KONA IP, providing seamless protection switching for broadcast IP pipelines
  • Wirecast support for KONA IP and Corvid HB-R

“We are committed to meeting the demands of our customers, and we’ve engineered the v12.5 update to include some of our most requested features – like the ability to read and write DNxHD and DNxHR MXF files,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “This update continues to streamline HDR workflows for customers, while building additional value in our KONA, Io and T-TAP products.”

AJA Desktop Software v12.5 is available today as a free download from AJA’s website.


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