AJA Unveils Io X3 Thunderbolt 3 Video I/O Device

Capture and output device Io X3 offers HDR or SDR 2K/HD capture and output via 3G-SDI and HDMI. It streamlines video up to 2K/HD 60p on compatible Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or PC hosts.

AJA provides a mobile solution for single-, dual-, and multi-channel SDI workflows, offering 2K/HD/SD I/O with HDR directly from laptop or computer. It is for a range of production environments, including color grading, audio mixing, on-set monitoring, or playback, and remote editorial and VFX. With four independent inputs for workflows with OBS and Wirecast, together with simultaneous MultiView monitoring for each source, Io X3 is also fit for streaming workflows.

"Today’s production environments demand increased content volume with fast turnaround, and the predominance of HD-centric workflows require flexible tools to support timely delivery of that material,” shared Nick Rashby, company president. “Io X3 simplifies complexities of video and audio workflows by providing teams with an affordable and high-quality solution.”

The product features eight switchable analog audio ports, in addition to a 3.5 analog audio connection to plug in headphones directly. Up to 16-channel audio is included on each SDI port, and 8-channels on HDMI. Io X3 devices can easily be placed side by side in a rack for studio, mobile truck, or video assist needs, allowing users to benefit from up to eight channels of up to 2K/HD/SD I/O in a 1RU.

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