AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered SDI Capture Device

AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered SDI Capture Device

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  • Portable SDI to USB 3.2 Gen 1 Converter
  • 3G-SDI Loop Output, No Drivers Required
  • Support Facebook, YouTube Live, Skype, Zoom & more
  • Compatible with OS on Mac, Windows & Linux
  • Capture 1080p60 Video to Your Computer
  • Embedded Stereo Audio support
Availability: In stock
UPC: 892448000076

The AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered SDI Capture Device provides your laptop or workstation with professional connectivity and high-quality video capture. U-TAP SDI is bus-powered and has the ability to quickly and easily import video over 3G-SDI for use in a wide variety of software without the need to install drivers, as it is directly supported in macOS, Windows, and Linux.

U-TAP SDI Features:

  • HD/SD Capture up to 1080 60p over USB
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/424 Looping Input
  • HD 1080 support for PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1x USB 3.0 (USB 3.2, Gen 1) connector
  • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit workflows supported
  • 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

Pocket Power
The U-TAP SDI 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 SDI provides extensive capability for video conferences, streaming, social media, gaming, and other applications without the need for third-party driver software. The U-TAP SDI is smaller than a smartphone and has USB connectivity, making it quick and easy to connect SDI sources for capture without the need to install additional software drivers. Its bus powered USB connectivity ensures you will never be without power.

The U-TAP SDI has an SDI looping output that allows you to loop through the source SDI signal to monitors, switchers, and other devices. U-TAP SDI supports frame rates up to 1080p 60 for your HD High Frame Rate (HFR) projects.

Software Compatibility
U-TAP SDI is UVC and UAC compliant on Mac, Windows, and Linux, eliminating the need for additional drivers. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of professional software applications and a seamless integration between the native software and AJA's high-quality hardware, allowing you to focus on the work rather than the technology.

In the box AJA U-TAP USB 3.0 Powered SDI Capture Device
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Video Connections  
Video Input  1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/424, YCbCr 4:2:2 
Video Loop Output 1x 3G-SDI 
Audio Input  2-channel, 24-bit SDI 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)
Host Interface USB 3.0/USB 2.0 UVC/UAC compliant
SupportedVideo Format  
Video Formats

Video (SDI)
(HD) 1920 x 1080p 50, 59.94, 60 (Level A or B-DL)
(HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94
YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit


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

1. PsF formats are not supported.
2. Host system specifications/performance will govern what video formats are possible.

OS Compatibility
Power 5 V USB bus powered; 6.5 W maximum
Operating Temperature Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature: -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Relative Humidity:10 to 90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude: Up to 10,000' (3,000 m)
Dimensions 4.1 x 2.4 x 1.0" (10.3 x 6.1 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 0.3 lb (0.2 kg)
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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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