updated 07:50 pm EDT, Mon October 15, 2007
Io HD for 10-bit editing
AJA Video is now shipping Io HD, a tool that delivers HD editing to the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro Pro via a Firewire 800 (IEEE-1394b) interface. The device natively supports Apple's ProRes 422 video format in hardware, and includes a similar feature set to AJA's industry-leading KONA lineup; 10-bit hardware-based up-conversion, cross-conversion, and down-conversion, performed in real time. The new unit also works with a new AJA-built driver, supporting features such as core audio, and very low latency. Included are SD/HD analog inputs and outputs, SD/HD digital I/O including HD-SDI and HDMI, as well as RS-422, Genlock, Balanced analog and AES audio, and even LTC time code connections. Io HD is available now at $3500.