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IBC: Video Capture Made Easy

AJA's U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI By Ko Maruyama
Video professionals know that capturing HD is easier than ever before, but reliable plug&play solutions, especially those that don't require additional power supply are increasingly important.
Today, video capture is important to hobbyists, social media content creators, and traditional video production pipelines.  AJA's U-TAP HDMI is a quality piece of gear to cover a wide range of videographers.

Keep your gear simple and streamlined, so you can capture, cut, and deliver your final video quickly.

AJA Video Systems today ships 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 and Windows, and a broad range of software applications. From video conferencing to streaming, social media video applications and more, U-TAP brings powerful functionality and simple operation without requiring any additional driver software.

U-TAP Features:
  • 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, housed in durable aluminum cases. 
  • Universal Support -U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI run on drivers built into OS X and Windows with nearly universal support for a range of video and audio software. Support for Linux - will be coming soon.
  • USB 3.0 -Simple connectivity for both consumer and professional workflows; bus powered so no external power supply is needed.

U-TAP HDMI and U-TAP SDI are currently available through AJA -s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $345 each. For more information about these products, visit: and

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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