AJA Video Updates Desktop, Developer Software

Both releases feature native support for the Apple M1 chip, among other enhancements.

AJA Video Systems has released Desktop Software v16.1 for Kona, Io and T-Tap Pro products and AJA SDK v16.1 for Developer Partners. Both releases include native support for the Apple M1 chip and feature enhancements that optimize audio, broadcast, production and postproduction workflows, as well as third-party tools built with AJA Developer Partner solutions.

Broadening system compatibility, the updates allow users to harness the power of Apple M1-compatible systems for professional video I/O tasks, in addition to the existing support for Intel-based systems from Apple and Windows, Linux Ubuntu and Linux CentOS systems.

Desktop Software v16.1 expands the options in AJA MultiChannel Config, enabling 12G-/6G-SDI input support as well as extended audio-input support for AJA Kona, Io, and T-Tap Pro products with Telestream Wirecast. AJA Control Panel also receives an upgrade, with additional GUI feedback added for situations where “Auto” has resulted in signal modification, making it easier for users to understand results.

V4L2 updates in AJA SDK v16.1 for Kona HDMI bring expanded controls for developer partners using Video for Linux, while 64-channel audio support for NTV2 SDK provides greater flexibility for developer partners using Corvid 44 12G or Kona 5 in 8K-workflow solutions.

“As the demand for video continues to grow across industries, professionals in broadcast, production, post and AV need to be able to leverage the latest technology like the Apple M1 chip, which is why we prioritized the development of these new releases and are excited to deliver them to AJA users and developer partners,” says Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems.

AJA Desktop Software v16.1 is available as a free download from the AJA support page.

AJA SDK v16.1 is accessible to participants of the AJA Developer Program as a free download from the AJA Developer Partner support site.

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