Streamlines 4K/UltraHD Thunderbolt Workflows with Advanced Connectivity Options
AJA Video Systems today announced the new Io 4K Plus capture and output device with support for Thunderbolt™ 3. Io 4K Plus offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.
Io 4K Plus is the next generation of AJAs capture and output hardware devices and AJAs first Thunderbolt 3 product. Offering a range of connectivity, including 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O, Io 4K Plus is compatible with the latest 4K/UltraHD devices. Using AJAs proven drivers and application plug-ins for Mac or PC, Io 4K Plus integrates with standard creative tools such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Apple® FCP X and Avid® Media Composer®. AJAs proven conversion technology facilitates real time, high-quality scal¬ing of 4K and UltraHD to HD for monitoring and output. Io 4K Plus also includes an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining flexibility.
Thunderbolt 3s broad bandwidth allows Io 4K Plus to support 4K/UltraHD and HD large raster, high frame rate, deep color and HDR projects to Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C equipped workstations or laptops.
Tight deadlines and technology shifts have introduced a new layer of complexity to post-production workflows. Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt 3 support reduces that complexity by moving high resolution, high frame rate files through a single cable with ease, said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.
Io 4K Plus feature highlights include:
— Portable 4K/UltraHD and HD/SD capture and playback across Thunderbolt 3
— Backwards compatibility with existing Thunderbolt hosts
— 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O for 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p at 4:2:2
— Real time 4K/UltraHD to 2K/HD down-conversion
— 8-, 10- and 12-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 over 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 workflow support
— Two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow easy daisy-chaining of up to six Thunderbolt devices
— 16-channel embedded audio on SDI; 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI; 8-channel analog audio via XLR break-out
— Downstream keyer
— Standard 12v 4-pin XLR for AC or battery power
— Compatibility with creative applications including Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer; FilmLight products; AJA Control Room and more
— 3-year international warranty
Pricing and Availability
Io 4K Plus will be available mid-October 2017 for US MSRP $2495. For more information, please visit: https://www.aja.com/products/