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AJA unleashes Thunderbolt 3 for production professionals

AJA Video Systems has unveiled T-TAP Pro, a silent and portable Thunderbolt 3-connected monitoring and output device that simplifies 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output.

Ideal for a range of production scenarios, T-TAP Pro provides high-quality video monitoring, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for high frame rate (HFR) and large raster workflows from a Thunderbolt 3 host system.

“T-TAP Pro was developed for production professionals who require the highest quality video output wherever they’re working,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

“This robust and powerful device enables monitoring and output of high bandwidth 4K/UltraHD and pristine HDR content directly from your laptop or desktop computer, with the power and convenience of a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.”

T-TAP Pro is suitable for high-end colour grading, audio mixing, editorial and visual effects, in addition to on-set monitoring and playback. The device powers high-quality HDR and HFR video monitoring up to 4K/UltraHD over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 from any supported Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac or PC.

For audio workflows, T-TAP Pro features multi-channel embedded audio on SDI and HDMI, and a 3.5mm stereo analogue audio connection that provides a convenient method for monitoring audio, enabling editors or digital artists to plug in headphones directly to the device or connect to an external analogue audio mixer. 

AJA technology partners have already begun work to deliver T-TAP Pro support across popular broadcast, post and proAV solutions. T-TAP Pro support is coming for Colorfront Express Dailies, Colorfront On-Set Dailies, Colorfront Transkoder and Colorfront Streaming Player, for example.

Bruno Munger, Director of Business Development, Colorfront, shared: “AJA’s new T-TAP Pro arrives at the perfect time, bringing great value to production and post professionals with an in-demand feature set and compact form factor.

“It delivers the advanced, high-end connectivity that our customers require when using our professional streaming player and other solutions on both laptops and small desktop computers.”

T-TAP Pro is now available for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$795 through AJA’s worldwide reseller network. The device comes with a three-year international warranty.

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