AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer 12G Provides High Quality 4K/UltraHD HDR

For almost three decades, AJA Video Systems has been a marvel in the professional video industry by supplying a variety of leading manufacturers and developing partners through the integration of their product lineups. Several examples of  high-profile media companies, which include:

  • Broadcasters
  • Networks
  • Post-production houses
  • Mobile truck operators
  • Cinematographers
  • Film editors

from all over the world turn to AJA Video Systems‘ technology. AJA consists of high-performance products that are reliable and technologically flexible, and their latest HDR Image Analyzer is a further testament to that foundation.

AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer 12G


The HDR Image Analyzer 12G provides a comprehensive array of tools for the effective analysis of the latest 4K/UltraHD HDR standards. This product has over a single cable with 12G-SDI, including HLG, PQ, Rec.2020 and Rec.709 from 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD/2K/HD content in a convenient real-time 1RU device.

The AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports a wealth of inputs such as

  • Camera LOG formats
  • SDR (REC 709)
  • PQ (ST 2084)
  • HLG

The HDR Image Analyzer 12G also offers color gamut support for BT.2020 alongside traditional BT.709. AJA hardware prowess ensures high reliability and performance, with 4x 12G-SDI bidirectional I/O, and DisplayPort connections. This analyzer was designed to be used regardless of location, and this all thanks to the 1RU form factor, which fits into a range of environments, providing a user with the confidence needed for consistent and predictable HDR production and mastering.

HDR Image Analyzer 12G Development Process



The HDR Image Analyzer 12G was developed in partnership with Colorfront, which is a software development company that specializes in the field of high-performance digital processing technologies for the motion picture industry with a primary focus on providing the most widely adopted digital dailies system. Several top Hollywood studios and post facilities use Colorfront’s digital dailies system in both their feature films and episodic television productions.

What makes AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer 12G a great investment is that it provides the necessary connectivity to support advanced 8K/UltraHD2 HDR and SDR production monitoring and analysis workflows. This device also provides the same high quality and precision analysis tools available for all other video formats.

The HDR Image Analyzer 12G offers a powerful new Web Interface that can be accessed anywhere on a network from any web browser on any OS. This allows control from a remote computer and simplifies access when placing HDR Image Analyzer 12G in a rack environment, on set, in facility control rooms, QC departments, and more. This further provides a user with the ability to update HDR Image Analyzer 12G remotely and to download logs and screenshots to wherever needed. HDR Image Analyzer 12G also offers an Auto HDR mode change for automatic HDR color space triggering.

HDR Image Analyzer 12G And Configurable Layouts

The HDR Image Analyzer 12G’s interface provides the user with a quadrant layout for viewing their tools and footage during the process of their work. The analyzer’s quick key shortcuts enable pre-configured common layouts for how a user’s tools and views are presented. If a user wants further customization, they can also choose a particular tool to be shown in any of the quadrants by right-clicking on the quadrant itself and choosing their tool of preference. Users can also choose their tools by accessing quadrant choices from the Analyzer Mode menu.

HDR Image Analyzer 12G And HDR Monitoring



HDR production demands a reliable and predictable tool for monitoring and analyzing all the steps in the process. This is made to ensure that a user’s artistic vision is followed from the camera to the end user’s final display. AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer 12G ensures that a user is in complete control of their technical choices, which enable them to capture, pass on and deliver their HDR/SDR materials.

Additional/Extended HDR Image Analyzer 12G Features

Several HDR Image Analyzer 12G features include:

  • Camera Support
  • Analyzer Gain
  • Color Gamuts
  • Dynamic Range Inputs
  • Video I/O
  • Remote Desktop Support
  • Live Production
  • DIT Pipelines
  • Broadcast Monitoring
  • Postproduction
  • QC (Quality Control)
  • Final HDR Mastering
  • HDR Analysis Tools
  • Camera Log Inputs
  • Video Sources
  • Chosen/saved Setups
  • Quick recall and saved scene capturing
  • Analysis utilized color space

These along with the extended features, which include a high raster interface are what assign a unique technological efficiency to the HDR Image Analyzer 12G. This is essential for the user in keeping a critical eye on their aesthetic elements as they analyze their materials for HDR.

HDR Image Analyzer 12G And Image Accuracy

The HDR Image Analyzer 12G provides pristine imagery and the ability to hone in on the smallest details for an accurate analysis of their materials. Several of these materials include:

  • High quality, ultra-precise UltraHD user interface
  • The ability to arrange tools at will in the four quadrants of the interface
  • Line Mode
  • Still Store
  • Audio Peak Metering
  • Out of Gamut
  • Brightness
  • False Color Mode
  • Audio Levels
  • Phase Metering

In Conclusion

Since 1993, AJA Video Systems has manufactured award-winning video acquisition, conversion, I/O, and streaming solutions that have provided customers unparalleled flexibility, performance, and reliability. The HDR Image Analyzer 12G is an extension of those very core principles and how far they’ve taken this tech company to become an impeccable contributor to the professional video industry.

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