AJA Io 4K with Thunderbolt 2

AJA Io 4K with Thunderbolt 2

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AJA Io 4K with Thunderbolt 2

  • 4K/UHD HDMI I/O
  • Real time 4K to HD Downconversion for HD-SDI and HDMI Monitoring
  • Two Thunderboltƒ?½ 2 Ports
  • 16-channel embedded audio on SDI
  • XLR 12V Power for battery or AC use
  • RS-422 VTR Control, Reference, LTC Input
  • 4 x Bi-Directional 3G-SDI

The Io 4K from AJA 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

Whether you’re working in an SDI-based workflow, an HDMI workflow or both, Io 4K has you covered with a complete set of full-sized connections for video and audio as well as a dedicated down-conversion output, Reference, LTC and RS-422 control, making Io 4K the choice for working professionals. 

Futureproof

Take portable production and post to the next level with Io 4K. Small enough to fit in a backpack but powerful enough for even the most demanding projects, Io 4K can work with resolutions from SD up to 4K. Get the performance you need for current HD projects and move to UHD or 4K instantly when needed. 

Powerful

Thunderbolt 2 connectivity provides maximum throughput on set or in the studio. Dual Thunderbolt ports allow additional devices to be connected on the same Thunderbolt bus for complete flexibility. 

Compatible

Io 4K utilizes AJA’s proven driver and plug-in technology for compatibility with a wide range of editing and graphics software packages. Capture and monitor directly within your application of choice for a seamless workflow solution. 

More Information

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:
    1 GND
    2 RX-
    3 TX+
    4 GND
    5 No Collection
    6 GND
    7 RX+
    8 TX-
    9 GND
    Shell GND
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