AJA & Avid collaborate on new Media Composer interface
November 15, 2017

AJA & Avid collaborate on new Media Composer interface

GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems has collaborated with Avid to develop Avid Artist|DNxIP, a new hardware interface option for Media Composer users that supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range IP workflows. Avid Artist|DNxIP is a Thunderbolt 3-equipped I/O device that enables the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0.

Based on the new Io IP, Avid Artist|DNxIP is custom engineered to Avid’s specifications, and includes an XLR audio input on the front of the device for microphone or line level sources. The unit leverages the power of Thunderbolt 3 to facilitate simple, fast HD/SD video and audio ingest/output from/to IP networks. It features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining, and two SFP+ cages for video and audio routing over 10 GigE IP networks. The portable, aluminum encased device also supports SMPTE 2022-6 uncompressed video, audio and VANC data over IP, as well as SMPTE 2022-7 for redundancy protection.

“The increased agility and efficiency of IP workflows is a must have for content creators and broadcasters in today’s competitive climate,” says Alan Hoff, VP of market solutions for Avid. “We’ve collaborated with AJA on the newest addition to our Avid Artist product line, Avid Artist DNxIP, which offers broadcasters and post production facilities a portable yet powerful video interface for IP workflows.”

“Avid Artist | DNxIP is the next evolution of our development efforts with Avid, a trusted technology partner. We’re excited to be teaming up with with them again on a next-generation hardware option that meets the needs of professional IP workflows,” adds Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems.

Avid Artist|DNxIP will be available through authorized Avid resellers in early 2018.