Io® 4K

Powerful Mobile Thunderbolt I/O

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 and High Frame Rate workflows. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UltraHD and full 4K over both 3G-SDI and HDMI and support 4K frame rates up to 60p, plus HDR 10 and HLG support over HDMI for emerging HDR workflows.

Description

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 and High Frame Rate workflows. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UltraHD and full 4K over both 3G-SDI and HDMI and support 4K frame rates up to 60p, plus HDR 10 and HLG support over HDMI for emerging HDR workflows.

Maximum 4K Performance.

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, UltraHD and full 4K over both 3G-SDI and HDMI with High Frame Rate (HFR) support up to 60p, plus HDR 10 and HLG support for emerging HDR workflows. The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports on Io 4K allow you to daisy chain additional peripherals such as high resolution displays and high capacity storage with plenty of flexibility. Io 4K’s elegant, aluminum construction is strong enough to survive the rigors of life in the field, while looking beautifulin your edit suite. Io 4K seamlessly integrates with leading postproduction and delivery tools from Apple®, Adobe®, Avid®, Autodesk®, Telestream® and many more.

The needs of video professionals continue to evolve. The ability to run full featured software on laptops and smaller form factor computers as well as the growing needs of streaming applications, on-set functionality and the move to 4K and HDR workflows, all create a tremendous need for compact video and audio I/O solutions. AJA answers that call with a range of products that provide desktop level functionality in a portable form factor that’s powerful enough to deliver in the edit suite, and sturdy enough to handle life in the field. Housed in a rugged chassis, Io devices are small and light enough to carry in a backpack along with a laptop, providing fully functional systems without having to transport large racks of additional gear.

All Io devices are compatible with Windows or macOS, offering you the flexibility to work on your desired platform with the software of your choice. The Io family is built to the exacting standards of all AJA hardware and backed by our world class support network, three year international warranty and advance replacement service.

Specifications

Features

Professional Connectivity

Thunderbolt 2 technology allows even greater bandwidth between host computer systems and properly engineered Thunderbolt devices. AJA’s Io 4K takes full advantage of this improved throughput to allow capture and output of video signals from SD to 4K and everything in between. Io 4K supports 4K, UltraHD, 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and SD-SDI as well as UltraHD and HD over HDMI 1.4a for both capture and output. The HDMI output is also able to accurately display HDR 10, HLG to support emerging HDR workflows. A dedicated, realtime, always on HD-SDI output allows Io 4K to simultaneously output to HD monitors when working at 4K or UltraHD resolutions, providing cost effective monitoring options in addition to full resolution outputs.

Futureproof

Io 4K offers broad and futureproof support for formats all the way from SD to 4K. The realtime down-converter also means you can work at higher resolutions and easily create lower resolution deliverables without the need to recapture or re-edit. Take the next step forward, with Io 4K’s support for emerging HDR workflows. HDR offers increased dynamic range, bringing your imagery to life on HDR 10, HLG compatible HDMI displays.

Powerful

Thunderbolt 2 technology increases the available bandwidth that can be carried 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, compatible with Thunderbolt 3, Io 4K can daisy chain additional devices together such as high resolution displays and high capacity storage for a complete, portable solution that’s powerful enough to meet the demands of professional production.

Compatible

AJA’s industry proven drivers and application plug-ins provide tight integration with leading postproduction and delivery tools such as Apple Final Cut Pro® X, Adobe Creative Cloud®, AJA Control Room T , Telestream Wirecast® and more. Io 4K gives you the flexibility to use the software tools that are appropriate for your
workflow while maintaining consistent, high quality hardware capture and output that’s ideal for your workflows now and into the future.

Environment

  •  Safe Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 35C (32F to 95F)
  •  Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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