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AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422

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Sugg Retail Price: $3,495.00
Product Highlights
  • For Final Cut Studio 2/3
  • Ideal for Field Editing
  • HDMI, HD/SD-SDI
  • Composite, Component, S-Video

The IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device from AJA is an external video capture device that is designed for use with Apple's Final Cut Studio 2/3 editing suite (or newer). The device connects to a computer via FireWire-800. It features a portable form factor with handle that makes it ideally suited for field editing of HD footage using a MacBook Pro.

The IoHD has input and output support for HDMI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, composite, component and S-Video signals. It supports up to eight channels of embedded SDI audio and also features connections for AES/EBU 8-channel unbalanced audio and 4-channel balanced audio. The device is compatible with 10-bit 4:2:2 video, making it an ideal companion for an HD video camera.

Apple ProRes 422 Codec
The Apple ProRes 422 codec is built into the IoHD. This codec compresses HD video to SD sizes. It makes it practical to edit full-quality HD on a MacBook Pro. This is ideal for editors who are working on location shoots and for documentary filmmakers.
Broadcast Features
The IoHD features an RS-422 port for deck control and supports Genlock and LTC timecode via BNC. These connections are often used in professional broadcast environments.
HD Field Editing
The capture device can be used to put together assembly cuts and to review dailies in the field. It features ample connectivity, allowing it to be used with many different types of cameras and video formats.
Type External FireWire-800 Capture Device
Compatible with Final Cut Studio 2, Final Cut Studio 3 v7.0.1 or newer, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Combustion
Video System NTSC, NTSCJ, PAL
Video Formats SD, HD
Audio Formats SDI Embedded, AES, HDMI Stereo, 24-bit Balanced
Host Connection FireWire-800
Input and Output Connectors Input
2x BNC for SDI
3x BNC for Component
1x S-Video
1x BNC for CVNS/Composite
1x HDMI
4x BNC for AES
4x XLR for Balanced Audio
1x BNC for Genlock
1x BNC for LTC

Output
2x BNC for SDI
3x BNC for Component
1x S-Video
1x BNC for CVNS/Composite
1x HDMI
4x BNC for AES
4x XLR for Balanced Audio
2x RCA for Unbalanced Audio Monitoring
1x BNC for Genlock
1x BNC for LTC

Control
1x RS-422 for Deck Control
1x 9-Pin FireWire-800 for Host Connection
Real-Time Output Yes
Real-Time Layers None
Hardware Real-Time Effects None
WYSIWYG Support None
Agency Certifications None
System Requirements Computer: Mac with FireWire-800
Software: Final Cut Studio 2 or Final Cut Studio 3 v7.0.1 (or newer)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.2 x 4.8 x 12" (20.8 x 12.2 x 30.5 cm)
Weight 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422
  • FireWire-800 Cable
  • Aja IoHD Driver Software
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    AJAIoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Quality oriented (5)
          • Primary use:
          • Business (5)

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        3.0

        Caution - no longer supported

        By Voxdoc

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Reliable
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video Capture

          Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

          I have used this product for a number of years capturing live video and audio in a medical endoscopy setting to a MacBook Pro laptop. There are so many codecs that it does take some time to set up and find the ones that work for you. It has been a robust product.

          However, the company no longer supports the software driver. With Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks, the sound and video are no longer in sync and the company does not plan to further upgrade the driver. Consequently for Mac users, you need to continue using Mac OS 10.8 capturing with FCP 7.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Swiss Army Knife of Capture Devices

          By Jtrekker

          from Lubbock, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable construction
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Reliable
          • Video Converter

          Cons

          • Firmware Issues

          Best Uses

          • Video Capture
          • Video Converter
          • Video Switcher

          Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

          The AJA IOHD is one of the most versatile pieces of hardware that I use in my workflow. As my subject describes, it is truly the Swiss Army Knife of capture devices. There is almost nothing this device cannot capture or output. The fact that I can capture directly into FCP is awesome, and the codecs allowing for ProRes 422 capture make this the simplest and easiest solution to a workflow where an internal card won't work (as with a laptop).

          One of the functions I only figured out after buying the device is the ability for the IOHD to operate as a stand-alone video converter. I had no idea this was a possibility, and it's already come in handy once. I've used it to convert an analog S-Video feed to HD-SDI with NO PROBLEMS. And I could even switch sources through the device so I could go back to an HD feed! Through this feature, you have a variety of conversion options that would would litterally have to spend thousands of extra dollars to use.

          Other than a few firmware issues when I first bought the device (which the AJA support staff helped solve IMMEDIATELY), the device has functioned flawlessly since (hence the reason I gave it 4 stars). But when you consider the quality you end up getting from the device, it's worth every penny!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          It Simply Works

          By RLM

          from Orlando

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Fast
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

              I am not a fan of peripherals, and I do not like external devices. But the IO is necessary and there is nothing I know of with Apple Pro Res that comes close. The only improvement that comes to my mind that would be a plus is if there was the ability to use multiple Firewire 800 devices.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Solid performance

              By Mallard

              from Washington DC

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Fast
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

                I use the IoHD with Final Cut Studio 2, on a Mac Book Pro. The software interface is user friendly and enables me to switch quickly for conversion or throughput. The portability factor is important to me as I travel a lot for on location work.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                3.0

                Aja's IOHD is an impressive device....

                By KMe

                from NYC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Hdsd in one device

                Cons

                • Hard To Set Up
                • Loses picture audio lock

                Best Uses

                • Enhance Experience

                Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

                but you better be ready to reset your machine numerous times while working, and you have to make sure settings are correct for each different format otherwise it wont playback properly. It functions okay for most cutting but if you are cutting multicamera material its not fully functional when cutting more cameras than 4 at a time

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Good Addition

                By Gemal 2 Tall

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

                  Captures SD and HD when in a studio environment. Fits quite well in my HD post-studio. I would recommend it. Phone support was GREAT!

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • A month or less

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                  5.0

                  Plug in and go!

                  By CHAOS

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about AJA IoHD FireWire-800 Analog/Digital Capture Device with Apple ProRes 422:

                    Has been a great traveling companion to my Varicam and Macbook Pro. Easy editing in the field.

                    • How long have you owned it:
                    • A month or less

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                    Hardware Expansion

                    AJA -  K3G Breakout Box
                    • Sugg Retail Price: $395.00
                     

                    Remote Controllers

                    Comprehensive -  RS-422 9-pin Male to 9-pin Male Cable
                    • You Pay: $55.90
                     

                    Cables & Cable Management

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                    General Brand -  SDI/Component/XLR Cable Kit
                    • You Pay: $64.95
                     

                    Mounting Accessories

                    TecNec -  Rack Mount Kit for AJA IO HD Media Converter (3U)
                    • You Pay: $69.95
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