AJA Announces Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt 3

AJA Video Systems has announced the new Io 4K Plus capture and output device with support for Thunderbolt 3. Io 4K Plus offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.

Io 4K Plus is the next generation of AJA's capture and output hardware devices and AJA’s first Thunderbolt 3 product. Offering a range of connectivity, including 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O, Io 4K Plus is compatible with the latest 4K/UltraHD devices. Using AJA’s proven drivers and application plug-ins for Mac or PC, Io 4K Plus integrates with standard creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCP X and Avid Media Composer. 

AJA’s proven conversion technology facilitates real time, high-quality scaling of 4K and UltraHD to HD for monitoring and output. Io 4K Plus also includes an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining flexibility.

Thunderbolt 3’s broad bandwidth allows Io 4K Plus to support 4K/UltraHD and HD large raster, high frame rate, deep color and HDR projects to Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C equipped workstations or laptops. 

Io 4K Plus feature highlights include:

  • Portable 4K/UltraHD and HD/SD capture and playback across Thunderbolt 3
  • Backwards compatibility with existing Thunderbolt hosts
  • 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O for 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p at 4:2:2
  • Real time 4K/UltraHD to 2K/HD down-conversion
  • 8-, 10- and 12-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 over 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 workflow support
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow easy daisy-chaining of up to six Thunderbolt devices
  • 16-channel embedded audio on SDI; 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI; 8-channel analog audio via XLR break-out
  • Downstream keyer
  • Standard 12v 4-pin XLR for AC or battery power
  • Compatibility with creative applications including Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer; FilmLight products; AJA Control Room and more

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