NAB 2016: AJA announces U-TAP USB 3.0 capture devices

AJA Video Systems today announced U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI offering high quality HD/SD capture through a bus powered USB 3.0 port.

The U-TAP products offer a simple, cost-effective and portable solution for plug-and-play capture that is compatible with OS X, Windows and Linux, and a broad range of software applications. From video conferencing to streaming, traditional post-production and more, U-TAP brings powerful functionality and simple operation without requiring any additional driver software.

“U-TAP fits in the palm of your hand, and is incredibly useful in the field, on-set or at a studio. USB 3.0 connectivity provides a quick and easy way to pull SDI or HDMI sources for capture, with the convenient plug-and-play ease of not needing to install drivers or plug-ins,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Every person we’ve shown this to who works in production wants one to keep in their gear bag!”

U-TAP key features include:

– Capture Options: U-TAP HDMI can capture from HDMI sources including cameras, switchers or any non-HDCP input. U-TAP SDI supports capture of up to 1080p/60 professional 3G-SDI signals.

– Portability: U-TAP devices are small and easily transportable, built into durable aluminum cases.

– Universal Support: U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI run on drivers built into OS X, Windows and Linux with nearly universal support for a range of video and audio software.

– USB 3.0: Simple connectivity for both consumer and professional workflows; bus powered so no external power supply is needed.

Pricing and Availability

U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI will be available next month through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $345.00 each. For more information about these products, visit: and

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