Io ® Express

Cross-Platform Monitoring and Mastering

Bring the power of desktop I/O anywhere you go with Io Express.

Io Express delivers compact, powerful I/O for PC or Mac, laptop or desktop, in the field, in the studio, or wherever your work takes you. Io Express is the perfect Mac or Windows interface for anyone who needs a quality portable monitoring and mastering solution when working with Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer®, Symphony®, Newscutter®, Adobe Creative Cloud®, and more.

Description

Io Express is the perfect Mac or Windows interface for anyone who needs a quality portable monitoring and mastering solution when working with Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer®, Symphony®, Newscutter®, Adobe Creative Cloud®, and more.
Featuring full 10-bit, broadcast quality HD to SD hardware down-conversion and automatic HD/SD 12-bit component analog output, Io Express offers conversion flexibility all the time – during ingest or playback. If you work with a wide variety of formats, frame rates and video/audio sources, Io Express provides the connectivity you need. With its small footprint it offers big features, like 10 or 8-bit uncompressed video, HDMI I/O, HD/SD-SDI I/O with 8-Channels of embedded audio, analog component video (SD/HD) or composite output, 2-Channel unbalanced audio output, and broadcast quality hardware-based down-conversion for flexible post production.
The HDMI I/O is v1.3a at 30 bits per pixel, providing ideal support for the very latest 10-bit monitors. Io Express integrates with other equipment and software easily,regardless of platform. The same Io Express unit can be used with Windows, or Mac desktops or laptops – giving users the flexibility to choose how they want to work in each scenario. A rear panel PCIe connector enables use with laptops via an ExpressCard, or with a desktop workstation via a PCIe card.

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

Io Express provides a wide variety of formats, frame rates and video/audio sources for the connectivity you need. For digital video, Io Express features HDMI 1.3a I/O plus 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O. In addition, there are connections for genlock or LTC input and a loop through output, and component SD/HD analog video output. The high quality deep color HDMI input and output provides complete color representation when you need it, while allowing you to interface with HDMI camcorders and HD monitors. Io Express also offers support for both 8-Channel HDMI and SDI embedded digital audio or 2 channels of unbalanced analog audio via two RCA connectors. For multi-channel audio mastering, the 8-Channel SDI embedded 16-bit or 24-bit 48 kHz audio provides pristine quality

Software Compatibility

Io Express gives creative professionals the freedom to work with the software of their choice.
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 Cross-Platform Flexibility

However you choose to work, Windows or Mac, laptop or desktop, Io Express can integrate seamlessly with your workflow. The same Io Express unit can be used with either a desktop or laptop – giving users the flexibility to choose how they want to work in each scenario. A rear panel PCIe connector enables use with laptops via an ExpressCard, or with a traditional workstation via a PCIe card. With the ability to rackmount two Io Express units in a single 1RU space, you can have a secure setup while still having the mobility to change locations quickly.

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