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NAB 2016: AJA introduces U-TAP

U-TAP requires no driver software and works with Mac, Windows and Linux


Similar to T-TAP which uses Thunderbolt and has been existence for years, U-TAP connects directly to a computer system via a USB 3.0, with no drivers to install and wide software compatibility. U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI offer easy, cost effective and portable solutions for plug and play capture that is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems and a broad range of creative applications. From video conferencing to streaming to traditional postproduction and more, U-TAP offers powerful functionality without requiring any third party driver software.



  • Compact and Portable
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE–259/292/296 Looping Input
  • USB 3.0 connection to desktop or laptop
  • Bus powered through USB 3.0 interface
  • Embedded stereo audio support
  • Supported by OS on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • 3 year warranty
  • US$345



  • Compact and Portable
  • HD/SD HDMI v1.4a 30-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps
  • USB 3.0 connection to desktop or laptop
  • Bus powered through USB 3.0 interface
  • Embedded Stereo Audio support
  • Supported by OS on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • 3 year warranty
  • US$345

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…

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