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Mfr PN: IO 4K
Our PN: AJAN5010084
Manufacturer: AJA
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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Harness Thunderbolt™ 2 power in 4K, HD and SD.

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Manufacturer Part Number: IO 4K

Io 4K is the next evolution of capture and output hardware offering a full set of professional video and audio connectivity with support for the latest 4K and UltraHD devices. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UHD and full 4K over both SDI and HDMI.

Professional Connectivity
Io 4K has the connectivity required for todays variety of productions. With full-sized BNC connectors for 4K input and output as well as HDMI 1.4 in and out, Io 4K can handle professional 4 x SDI 4K signals as well as capturing and outputting 4K over HDMI for use with more affordable 4K equipment. An additional BNC provides a dedicated, HD-SDI downconverted output for easy viewing of 4K projects on HD monitors.

When working at 4K resolutions, Io 4K outputs a high-quality HD-SDI down-converted signal on a dedicated BNC connector. This HD signal can be used to output 4K projects directly to HD recorders for broadcast and for easy viewing of 4K images on HD monitors during post-production.

Embedded 16-channel SDI and 8-channel HDMI audio are supported as well as analog audio outputs via a standard DB-25 connection. Stereo monitoring is also possible with 2 x RCA outputs and a front panel mini-TRS headphone jack.

Io 4K can be locked to an external reference for integration into larger productions, or feed LTC in and out to ensure footage captured with Io 4K has the proper timecode. An RS-422 port allows control of tape decks for frame-accurate captures and layoffs.

Futureproof
With more affordable high-resolution cameras available, many productions are opting to shoot at a higher resolution even if final delivery is still in SD or HD. This offers the flexibility to re-master at higher resolutions in the future.

Io 4K can support your current SD and HD workflows and provides a path to move to higher resolution productions whenever the need arises. The real-time downconverter also means you can work at higher resolutions and easily create lower resolution deliverables without the need to recapture or re-edit. All at a size thats small enough to easily take on-set or in the field.

Powerful
Thunderbolt 2 technology provides an incredible amount of bandwidth on a single Thunderbolt cable. Io 4K capitalizes on this increased capacity to allow up to 4K signals to be captured and output.

With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, Io 4K can daisy chain additional devices together such as high-resolution displays and high-capacity storage for a complete, portable solution thats powerful enough to meet the demands of professional production.

Compatible
Seamlessly integrate Io 4K with leading post-production and delivery tools such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Cloud, AJA Control Room, Telestream Wirecast 5 and more. Io 4K gives you the flexibility to use the software tools that are appropriate for your workflow while maintaining a consistent, high-quality hardware capture and output solution that moves from SD to HD to 4K as you do.

Features

  • 4 x bi-directional 3G-SDI
  • 4K/UHD HDMI I/O
  • Simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
  • Real-time 4K to HD downconversion for HD-SDI and HDMI monitoring
  • 10-bit high-quality 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 workflow support
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Use with any Thunderbolt 2 system for up to 4K at 10-bit quality
  • Backwards compatible with existing Thunderbolt hosts
  • 16-channel embedded audio on SDI
  • 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI
  • DB-25 analog audio output connector
  • XLR 12V power for battery or AC use
  • RS-422 VTR control, Reference, LTC Input
  • Headphone jack and level control for mobile environments

Specifications

Video Formats

SD

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25

HD

  • 720P 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

2K

  • 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

4K

  • 3840 x 2160P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 3840 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25
  • 4096 x 2160P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 4096 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25

Video Input

  • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8 -or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/QuadHD 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.4
    • 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps.
    • SD, HD, 1080p-50/60, 4K, 2K and stereoscopic HD support

Video Output

  • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 8 -or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
  • Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC)
  • 2K HSDL (High Speed Data Link) 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
  • 4K/QuadHD 4:4:4 (4 x BNC)
  • HDMI v1.4
    • 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps.
    • SD, HD, 1080p-50/60, 4K, 2K and stereoscopic HD support

Audio Input Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous

Audio Output Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous

Audio Output Analog

  • 8-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (via 8 x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable)
  • +24dbu Full Scale Digital (0dbFS)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response

Downstream Keyer

  • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte.

4K/UHD Down-Conversion

  • Real time, dedicated 4K down-conversion output (1 x BNC)
  • 4K to 2K down-conversion
  • UltraHD to HD down-conversion

Reference and LTC I/O

  • 1x BNC LTC Output
  • 1 x BNC assignable to Reference video or LTC input

Reference:

  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
  • Non-terminating

Physical

  • Interface: Thunderbolt 2 (2 x)
  • Power: 10-20V, 30-60W*

    * Note: Nominal power is 30W. However, multiple connected Thunderbolt devices may place additional power demands on Io 4K, which could increase the power draw to 60W.

Machine Control

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
    1GND
    2RX-
    3TX+
    4GND
    5No Collection
    6GND
    7RX+
    8TX-
    9GND
    ShellGND

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