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Aja Io 4k Thunderbolt 2 upcoming video breakout box teased

updated 06:58 pm EDT, Mon September 16, 2013

New 4k workflow device will ship when Thunderbolt 2 Mac Pro is available

Aja Video Systems is previewing its new Io 4k, an evolution of its devices for professional video I/O which is now updated and customized for Thunderbolt 2 technology and 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled device such as the forthcoming new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals, such as high-resolution displays and high-capacity storage.

Key Io 4K features will include portable 4K/UHD and HD/SD capture and playback across, backwards compatibility 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, 16-channel embedded audio on SDI, eight-channel embedded audio on HDMI, DB-25 analog audio output connector, XLR 12V power for battery or AC use, RS422 VTR control, and a headphone jack and level control for mobile environments.

Aja claims that the Io 4k will be available when the new Mac Pro ships. No pricing is yet available.

by MacNN Staff



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