Io® XT

Harness the Power of Thunderbolt

Get desktop level performance and laptop level portability without compromise.

Io XT is the ideal portable companion for lightning fast video capture and playback for professional post production and on set applications. Compact, portable and powerful, Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog, and HDMI connectivity, to bring true desktop level power to any Thunderbolt enabled system, with full uncompressed HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capable video and audio connectivity.

Description

Io XT is the ideal portable companion for lightning fast video capture and playback for professional post production and on set applications. Compact, portable and powerful, Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog, and HDMI connectivity, to bring true desktop level power to any Thunderbolt enabled system, with full uncompressed HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capable video and audio connectivity.

Get desktop level performance and laptop level portability without compromise.

Io XT is the ideal portable companion for lightning fast video capture and playback for professional post production and on set applications. Compact, portable and powerful, Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog, and HDMI connectivity, to bring true desktop level power to any Thunderbolt enabled system, with full uncompressed HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capable video and audio connectivity. Io XT connects with a single Thunderbolt cable and provides a second Thunderbolt connector for daisy chaining other Thunderbolt devices, such as storage, making it ideal for use on-set or in the edit suite.
Designed for today’s workflows, Io XT provides complete compatibility with the most popular NLE programs, the newest codecs, video formats, and more. Io XT also includes AJA’s industry best drivers and application plug-ins for integrated workflows with software from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Autodesk, 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

Io XT can handle whatever equipment you are working with. With a full complement of 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI I/O, HD/SD analog video output, reference and LTC inputs, and digital and analog audio, Io XT opens up new possibilities for what can be considered a professional editing system. No longer confined to deskside tower systems, the combination of Io XT and any Thunderbolt enabled computer has all the capability and connectivity of a larger system but in a more portable size.

Portable

The latest generation computers feature powerful Thunderbolt interfaces, offering 10Gbps and above in bandwidth. Taking advantage of this flexible interface, Io XT is the ideal portable companion for lightning fast video capture and playback for all post production and on-set applications. Compact, portable and powerful, Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/ Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog and HDMI connectivity, to bring true desktop level power to any Thunderbolt enabled system with full uncompressed HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capable video and audio connectivity.

Flexible

Io XT connects to your computer with a single Thunderbolt cable and provides a second Thunderbolt connector for daisy chaining other devices, such as storage or displays, making it perfect for use on set, or in the edit suite.
Disconnecting a device in the middle of a Thunderbolt chain will disconnect all devices that come after it. On some jobs, the drive array may be moved frequently, so it would be best to have that at the end of the chain, while other times it may be a monitor that is being removed periodically. Io XT’s dual Thunderbolt ports ensure that no matter what configuration you need, the system can continue to operate without interruption.

High Quality

Io XT utilizes AJA’s high quality up, down, cross-conversion hardware, the same found in our flagship FS2 converter. Conversion can be done either on capture or on output. On capture, this allows you to take mismatched source media and bring it all to a common resolution so individual shots don’t have to be scaled in the edit. Likewise, Io XT can perform conversions
during output to adapt to different monitoring or layoff configurations without having to change the native editorial timeline.
Uniquely, the Io XT can cross-convert 720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98, which is particularly valuable in today’s multi-format HD post environment.

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