To keep pace with increasing demand for high-end post-production, creative professionals require streamlined and versatile solutions to convert their at-home laptops and computers into powerful remote workstations. The ability to output deep color, high frame rate, HDR or SDR video is the goal, whether producing blockbuster visual effects, color grading, editing or audio mixing. To power high-quality and reliable video output, AJA has introduced T-TAP Pro, a compact, silent and portable Thunderbolt™ 3-connected device that simplifies 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 from compatible Mac or PC computers. Ideal for a range of production and post scenarios, the versatile device provides high-end video monitoring, including support for auto HDR playback, HFR and large raster workflows.
AJA developed T-TAP Pro to meet the evolving needs of production professionals who require high-quality video output from any location, whether working remotely during pandemic shutdowns or in-studio with new safety protocols enforced. T-TAP Pro simplifies output of pristine 4K/UltraHD or HD/SD signals from a wide range of editorial, graphics, color or audio creative applications, including Apple® Final Cut Pro®; Adobe® Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Audition®, and Character Animator®; Avid® Media Composer® and Pro Tools®; and more. Using the flexibility of the lightning fast Thunderbolt 3 connection – ubiquitous on modern PC and Apple laptops or desktop computers – T-TAP Pro supports the most demanding creative processes with ample support for the massive amount of bandwidth required to handle professional uncompressed 4K video, audio and data. Featuring the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connectivity for working with 4K/UltraHD over a single cable, the device enables output of high-end content to a wide range of professional and consumer monitors and devices, all with the highest 10-bit and 12-bit uncompressed quality.
T-TAP Pro features extensive audio support, with up to 16-channels of SDI or 8-channels of HDMI embedded audio output. An integrated 3.5mm stereo analog audio connection 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 analog audio mixer. The front-panel VU meter also displays a quick visual guide of audio levels.
T-TAP Pro directly supports HDR workflows across a number of HDR formats, including HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), PQ and HDR10. New AJA Desktop Software v16 extends support to T-TAP Pro and offers the latest HDR over SDI with VPID signaling. The included AJA Control Panel software features a redesigned HDR tab with simultaneous SDI and HDR auto capture and playback, including new HDR metadata detection for ease of use for critical monitoring applications. With T-TAP Pro and the appropriately captured/rendered HDR files, AJA Control Room can automatically detect the HDR format and T-TAP Pro can automatically adjust output accordingly via both 12G-SDI or HDMI.
Third-party integration of T-TAP Pro from partner companies using AJA’s SDK, like ColorFront and Drastic, further extends the use of the device with streaming and cloud-based workflows. This enables creatives to monitor and output material locally from video sources across the planet, whether coming from set or being shared between post creatives, from edit to VFX and onto grading and finishing.