GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA’s (www.aja.com) new Thunderbolt-enabled Io XT device is now shipping. The video I/O device features dual Thunderbolt ports allowing users to connect it to a Thunderbolt-enabled Apple computer via a single cable. The additional Thunderbolt port enables users to daisy-chain Io XT to other Thunderbolt peripherals, including high bandwidth storage and high resolution displays.
Io XT is a portable video I/O device that supports the capture and playback of 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 HD and SD formats. The solution can unify disparate formats via its 10-bit realtime up/down/cross conversion capability.
In addition to the dual Thunderbolt ports, Io XT features two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs; single link SDI 4:2:2 support; single and dual-link SDI 4:4:4 support; HDMI input and output (including support for 3D); analog HD/SD component and composite output, 10-bit; eight-channel embedded SDI audio I/O; and eight-channel balanced analog audio output (using an optional DB-25 type cable).
Uncompressed I/O allows capture, monitoring and mastering to Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, CineForm, Avid DNxHD and other formats. The front panel includes LED VU meters. Other features include RS-422 control, LTC output and four-pin XLR power (AC adapter included). Pricing is $1,495.