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AJA Previews Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 at IBC 2013

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September 16, 2013 9:46:38 PM PDT September 16, 2013 9:46:38 PM PDTth, September 16, 2013 9:46:38 PM PDT
AJA Video Systems will be presenting a technology preview of the new Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, now updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals such as high-resolution displays and high-capacity storage. Io 4K will offer a broad range of video and audio connectivity, supporting the latest 4K and UltraHD devices. AJA’s proven conversion technology allows realtime high-quality scaling of 4K and UltraHD to HD. Io 4K will also seamlessly integrates with leading post-production and delivery tools such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Cloud, AJA Control Room, Telestream Wirecast 5 and more to be announced.   Key Io 4K features will include:
  • Portable 4K/UHD and HD/SD capture and playback across Thunderbolt™ 2
  • Use with the new Mac Pro for video output up to 4K at 10-bit quality
  • Backwards compatible with existing Thunderbolt hosts
  • 4x bi-directional 3G-SDI
  • 4K/UHD HDMI I/O
  • Simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
  • Real time 4K to HD down-conversion for HD-SDI and HDMI monitoring
  • 10-bit high-quality 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 workflow support
  • Two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports support hosting, daisy-chaining of displays, storage and more
  • 16-channel embedded audio on SDI
  • 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI
  • DB-25 analog audio output connector
  • XLR 12V power for battery or AC use
  • RS422 VTR control, Reference, LTC Input
  • Headphone jack and level control for mobile environments