AMSTERDAM — At IBC2017, AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) introduced the 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 AJA’s capture and output hardware devices and AJA’s 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 AJA’s drivers and application plug-ins for Mac or PC, Io 4K Plus integrates with standard creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer. AJA’s conversion technology facilitates realtime, high-quality scaling 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 3’s 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,” says Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems. “Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt 3 support reduces that complexity by moving high resolution, high frame rate files through a single cable with ease.”
Io 4K Plus will be available in mid-October for $2,495.