Io X3

AJA Io X3 Thunderbolt 3 Multi-Channel Capture and Playback

AJA Io X3 Thunderbolt 3 Multi-Channel Capture and Playback

  • Support 2K/HD/SD I/O up to 50/60p
  • 4 x Bi-directional 3G-SDI BNC
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports with loop-thro
  • Multiview output over HDMI
  • Front panel audio display
  • Support OBS/Wirecast/vMix
$1,599.00
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The AJA Io X3 Thunderbolt 3 Multi-Channel Capture and Playback is perfect for high-quality HDR or SDR video work with up to 60p HD/2K signals or files with support for all major NLE applications as well as other video applications such as OBS Studio, vMix, and Telestream Wirecast. Connecting with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable and providing a second Thunderbolt connector for flexibility, Io X3's compact and quiet form factor is ideal for on set, in the studio, at an event, or in the edit suite.

The Io X3 rear panel offers a wealth of easy-to-access connectivity for almost any need in SD/HD/2K video pipelines. Power is supplied via industry-standard 4-pin XLR with either the included AC adapter or battery power. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports provide host connectivity to a laptop or desktop PC or Mac, with the second port for looping through to other Thunderbolt devices. RS-422 is included for machine control of external devices so they can be synchronized for editing. Analog audio is offered via a DB-25 port, with all 8-channels configurable to be in or out. HDMI in and out ports allow for easy monitoring or video input sources to be accessed, including HDR and SDR video. Reference input connects the Io X3 to any master clock source alongside LTC input and output for timecode. Finally, 4 bidirectional 3G-SDI ports can be configured as multi-channel inputs or outputs to suit the video application of choice, offering immense flexibility in the field, editing suite or on-set.

Io X3 Features:

  • 2K/HD/SD I/O up to 50/60p
  • 4x bidirectional 3G-SDI BNC with 16-channel embedded audio
  • HDMI I/O with 8-channel embedded audio
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports with loop-through
  • Multi-channel workflow support for OBS/Wirecast/vMix and other applications
  • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit up to 60p
  • RGB 4:4:4 12-bit up to 30p
  • VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics, Colorimetry and Luminance via SDI
  • PQ, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support
  • HDR Metadata Capture and Auto Playback Detection
  • Multiview output over HDMI, to view up to 4-channels on one screen
  • Analog audio flexibility with a choice of 8-channel In or 8-channel Out or 4-channel In and 4-channel out via a standard Tascam connection
  • Front panel audio display
  • Includes support for the Apple M1 chip and the latest OS versions
  • XLR 12V power for battery or AC use (AC adapter included)
  • Headphone jack and level control for mobile and live environments
  • RS-422 VTR control, Reference, LTC Input and LTC Output
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In the box AJA Io X3 Thunderbolt 3 Multi-Channel Capture and Playback
Limited 3-Year Warranty
   
General  
Video Formats (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
(2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
(HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94
Video Input Digital 3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit

1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit

270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit

HDMI v1.4b
30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps
2K, HD, and SD
Video Output Digital 3G-SDI, SMPTE 425
RGB 4:4:4 12-bit*, YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit

1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M
Single Link HD-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit

270 Mbps SDI, SMPTE 259M-C
YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit, 8-bit

HDMI v1.4b
30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps
2K, HD, and SD with HFR support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-bit
HDR SDI: VPID signaling for SDR/HDR Transfer Characteristics
HDMI: HDR10 Support - HDR Infoframe metadata, compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
HDMI: HLG Support - compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G
Audio Input Digital 16-channel, 16 and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 16 and 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Audio Output Digital 16-channel, 16 and 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
8-channel, 16 and 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Audio Input Analog 8-channel, 24 and 16-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry-standard 8x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
+24 dBu full scale digital (0 dBFS)
+/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
Input supported across Ch 1-8, Ch 1-4, or Ch 5-8 depending on the configuration chosen
Audio Output Analog 8-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry-standard 8x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
+24 dBu full scale digital (0 dBFS)
+/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
Output supported across Ch 1-8, Ch 1-4, or Ch 5-8 depending on the configuration chosen
2-channel, 18-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, unbalanced, using standard 3.5mm jack
1.2V RMS full scale digital output level (0 dBFS)
Downstream Keyer Supports graphics up to 2K/HD with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte
LTC 1x BNC LTC input (dedicated)
1x BNC LTC output (dedicated)
Reference 1x BNC (dedicated)
Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
Nonterminating
   
Power  
Electrical Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 3  
   
Physical  
Machine Control RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
Size (w x d x h) 8.74" x 7.09" x 1.65" (222.0 x 180.09 x 41.91 mm)
Weight 3.1 lbs. (1.5 kg)
Power 10-20V, 23W typical, 28W max
Environment Safe Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 35 C (32 to 95 F)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
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