AJA introduced desktop software v16.1 for KONA, Io and t-TAP Pro products and AJA SDK v16.1 for developer partners. Both versions include native support for the Apple M1 chip.
AJA Desktop Software v16.1 is now available as a free download from the AJA support page. AJA SDK v16.1 is available as a free download for AJA development program participants from the AJA Developer support website. New releases include native support for the powerful Apple M1 chip, as well as feature enhancements to optimize Audio, broadcast, production, and Post workflows, as well as third-party tools created with AJA Developer Partner solutions.
By expanding system compatibility, the recent AJA desktop software and AJA SDK updates enable AJA Kona, Io, and t-TAP Pro users and developers to improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of Apple M1-enabled systems for professional video I/O tasks, in addition to existing support for Apple’s Intel systems as well as Windows, Linux Ubuntu, and Linux CentOS systems.”
Desktop Software v16.1 extends the options available in AJA multichannel Config and supports 12G / 6G SDI inputs and supports advanced audio inputs for AJA KONA, Io and t – TAP Pro products with Telestream Wirecast. Thanks to the recent update, the AJA control panel also receives an upgrade with additional GUI feedback for situations where” Auto ” has resulted in signal changes, making it easier for creators and technicians to understand the results.
A Multitude of new Possibilities
V4L2 updates in AJA SDK V16. 1 for Kona HDMI provide advanced controls for development partners that use video For Linux, while 64-channel audio support for NTV2 SDK provides greater flexibility for development partners that use Corvid 44 12G or KONA 5 in 8K workflow solutions.
Key highlights include:
● Desktop Software v16. 1 is optimized for native Apple M1 support for AJA macOS drivers and application plug-ins, AJA Control Room, AJA control panel, and AJA system Test and NMOS software
● Enhanced Telestream Wirecast support, including 4K via 12G / 6G-SDI, AES digital audio input and analog audio input (line level)
● AJA control panel improvements
● V4L2 updates for Kona HDMI
● Support 64-channel audio for NTV2-SDK
“As the demand for video continues to grow across all industries, broadcast, production, postal and AV professionals need to be able to use the recent technologies such as the incredibly powerful Apple M1 chip, which is why we have prioritized the development of these new versions and are happy to provide them to end users and AJA development partners,” said Nick Rashby, President of AJA Video Systems. “Desktop software AJA v16. 1 continues to offer KONA, Io and t-TAP Pro users new features to optimize creative workflows, while AJA SDK v16.1 includes enhancements that give development partners a multitude of new possibilities.”