AJA impulses Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R with v1.1 firmware release

New update expands AV-over-IP workflow support

AJA Video Systems has today released Dante AV 4K v1.1, the first update for its Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R transmitter/receiver converters. These devices enable the transport and control of ultra-low latency, professional-quality 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/VESA Dante video and audio to/from 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 devices over a 1 GigE Dante AV network. Available today as a free download, this robust update extends the capabilities of both devices with user-inspired improvements that cater to modern workflow demands. It provides AV professionals with greater flexibility in the field as they integrate high-quality, visually lossless video into a diverse range of AV-over-IP environments.

With high dynamic range (HDR) workflows gaining popularity across broadcast, production, and proAV, AJA Dante AV 4K v1.1 delivers support for HDR, ensuring seamless passage of HDR signals through the devices. Users can easily modify the HDR metadata on outputs received. The release also introduces AJA Dante AV 4K-R support for Ref In, allowing a device like the AJA GEN 10 HD/SD sync generator to lock the output of the 4K-R when the signal must be combined with other baseband device outputs and sources. Furthermore, AJA Dante AV 4K v1.1 activates a second locking Ethernet port (Eth2) on the device.

New cropping and scale resizing capabilities for 4K-R, available via the update, let users easily scale 4K to UHD and downscale UHD to HD, with the ability to select between Auto, Native, and Crop 4K to UHD/Scale UHD to HD. AJA Dante AV 4K v1.1 also validates select 4K and 8K 4×4 workflows where AJA 4K-T signals can be sent to four 4K-Rs, and all four outputs are confirmed to be in time and in sync. This is essential in live production settings where all four outputs must be perfectly timed. Furthermore, 3G Level B 4:2:2 10-bit high frame rate is now supported.

Commenting on the update, Audinate Senior Product Manager Wim Roose shared, “AJA has proven to be a great addition to the Dante AV family, and we’ve been thrilled to watch customers worldwide embrace AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R to capitalize on the benefits of Dante audio with synchronized, high-quality, ultra-low latency networked video. It’s exciting to see AJA deliver a new update less than a year since launching their products, and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with them, which will help advance IP workflows across pro AV and media and entertainment.”

AJA Dante AV 4K v1.1 is available today from AJA’s support page as a free download.

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