AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered HDMI Capture Device

AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered HDMI Capture Device

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  • Ideal for Video Capture and Streaming
  • Compatible with OS on Mac, Windows & Linux
  • Support Facebook, YouTube Live, Skype, Zoom & more
  • 2-Channel embedded audio support
  • USB 3.0/3.1 host interface
  • 1 x HDMI v1.4a Input
  • No Drivers Required
  • Support Up to 1080p/60
Availability: In stock
UPC: 892448000083

The AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered HDMI Capture Device enhances your laptop or workstation with professional connectivity and high-quality video capture. U-TAP HDMI is a bus-powered device that can easily and quickly bring in video across HDMI for use in a variety of software without the need for drivers, as it is supported directly in macOS, Windows, and Linux.

AJA U-Tap HDMI Features:

  • HD/SD Capture up to 1080 60p over USB
  • 1x HDMI 1.4a with 2-channel embedded audio
  • 1x USB 3.0 (USB 3.2, Gen 1) connector
  • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit workflows supported
  • RGB 4:4:4 / YCbCr 4:4:4 10/12-bit (raster / frame rate dependent)
  • HD/SD and scaled (USB) raster support
  • Configurable behavior upon loss of input signal
  • UVC/UAC capture, no third-party driver required
  • Compact, silent and pocketable
  • Bus-powered, no power adapter required
  • Supported up to macOS Monterey 12.3, Windows 11, and Linux Ubuntu 20
  • Universal application compatibility
  • Three year warranty

Power in Your Pocket
TheU-TAP HDMI provides simple, cost-effective, and portable plug-and-play capture solutions that are compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, as well as a wide range of creative applications. U-TAP HDMI provides robust capabilities without the need for third-party driver software for video conferencing, streaming, social media, gaming, and other applications.

The U-TAP HDMI is a smartphone-sized device with USB connectivity that allows you to connect HDMI sources for capture quickly and easily without the need to install any software drivers. Small enough to take anywhere, its bus powered USB connectivity assures you'll never be without a power supply. For your HD High Frame Rate (HFR) applications, U-TAP HDMI supports frame rates up to 1080p 60.

Tough and dependable
The U-TAP is tiny, durable, and dependable, and it is supported by AJA's world-class support. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and requires no power supply to be carried with you. With no fans or moving parts, U-TAP will not hinder from the recording or streaming experience, but will instead discreetly enhance it with automatic video scaling and aspect ratio conformance according on your application's requirements, up to 1080p 60.

Compatibility of Software
The UVC and UAC compatibility of the U-TAP HDMI eliminates the need for additional drivers on Mac, Windows, and Linux. This assures compatibility with a wide range of professional software applications, as well as a smooth integration between the native software and AJA's high-quality hardware, allowing you to focus on your job rather than the technology.

In the box AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered HDMI Capture Device
USB Type-B to USB Type-A Cable
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Video Inputs 1 x HDMI (HDMI v1.4a)  24, 30 or 36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV
Host Interface USB 3.0/USB 2.0 UVC/UAC compliant
Audio Input 2-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate
Capture Video 16-bits/pixel, YUV (input video will be truncated as required)
Capture Audio 2-channel, 16-bit, 48 kHz sample rate (input audio will be truncated as required)
Video Formats  
Video HDMI (HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625p 25
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525p 29.97
(SD) 525i 59.94
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit*
YCbCr 4:4:4 8/10/12-bit*
RGB 4:4:4 8/10/12-bit*

Computer (HDMI), up to 60 Hz max for all formats

1920 x 1080p
1680 x 1050p
1600 x 1200p
1600 x 1024p
1280 x 1024p
1280 x 960p
1280 x 768p
1024 x 768p
800 x 600p
640 x 480p


Scaled (USB), Frame rates for all formats: 7.5, 15, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

1920 x 1080p 
1440 x 1080p 
1280 x 720p 
1024 x 576p
960 x 540p
856 x 480p
800 x 600p
768 x 576p
720 x 576p
720 x 480p
640 x 480p
640 x 360p
432 x 240p
352 x 288p
320 x 240p
176 x 144p

OS Compatibility
Dimensions 3.3 x 2.4 x 1" / 83.82 x 60.96 x 25.4 mm
Weight 0.3 lb (0.2 kg)
Power 1 x USB Type-B Output
6.5W max
Environment Safe Operating Temperature: 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 140° F (-40 to 60° C)
Operating Relative Humidity:10-90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude: <10,000ft (<3,000m)
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Customer Questions
Is video conferencing and chat software such as Facebook Live, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, MS Teams, OBS, Skype, Zoom, and others supported by U-TAP?

True. These apps, as well as many others, are supported by U-TAP. The full list of supported application types by category can be found at https://www.aja.com/compatibility/u-tap.

Can I connect multiple U-TAPs to my computer and communicate with multiple capture applications at the same time?

Yes, you can connect multiple U-TAPs to the same CPU using the built-in USB ports! Attaching multiple U-TAPs to a single system, on the other hand, may have an effect on the expected frame rate of incoming video, depending on the CPU, RAM, and so on. ...

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