AJA Video Systems has unveiled T-TAP Pro, a compact, silent and portable Thunderbolt 3-connected device that is designed to simplify 4K/Ultra HD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible Mac or PC computers. 


AJA: T-TAP Pro is designed to simplify 4K/Ultra HD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0

Suitable for a range of production scenarios, T-TAP Pro is said to provide high-quality video monitoring, including High Dynamic Range support for high frame rate 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,” explained Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “This robust and powerful device enables monitoring and output of high bandwidth 4K/Ultra HD 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 a monitoring and output device suitable for high-end colour grading, audio mixing, editorial and visual effects, in addition to on-set monitoring and playback, that enables creative professionals to work efficiently from home or any location.

It features compatibility with popular creative applications for editorial, graphics, effects, colour and streaming, including Apple Final Cut Pro; Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and Character Animator; Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools; and more.

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, including Colorfront, have already begun work to deliver T-TAP Pro support across popular broadcast, post and pro-AV solutions.

With T-TAP Pro support coming for Colorfront Express Dailies, Colorfront On-Set Dailies, Colorfront Transkoder and Colorfront Streaming Player, 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 $795 MSRP through AJA’s worldwide reseller network.