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AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface

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AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface

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Product Highlights

  • PCIe Card Interface
  • HD/SD-SDI I/O
  • 2-CH RCA Output
  • LTC I/O
  • RS-422
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Sugg Retail Price: $995.00

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The Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface from AJA bridges the computer and video worlds, providing professional I/O options to desktops such as the Mac Pro or HP workstations. By adding an optional ExpressCard adapter the interface can also work with laptops such as the Apple MacBook Pro.

Io Express is the perfect Mac or PC interface for anyone who needs an inexpensive monitoring and mastering solution when working with Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD, and more. Portable and simple to use, Io Express is ideal for file-based workflows.

HD/SD-SDI input/output, HD/SD component video output
Support for Final Cut Studio and Adobe CS4
HDMI v1.3a with Deep Color support at 30 and 36 bits per pixel
PCIe interface over 1-lane PCIe cable (ExpressCard optional)
For Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista
1.5' (0.46 m) PCIe tether cable
Small, portable case design
Connectors Video In: HD/SD SDI x1, HDMI x1
Video Out: HD/SD SDI x1, HDMI x1, component x1 (3-BNC)
LTC: 1 in, 1 out (selectable LTC input/reference video input)
Audio Out: RCA x2
Control: RS-422 x1
PC Interface: PCIe port x1
Power Requirements 12VDC (includes AC adapter)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 8.8 x 5.9"
AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface
  • PCIe Card
  • AC Adapter
  • 1.5' (0.46 m) PCIe tether cable
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    AJAIo Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface
     
    3.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    4.0

    Good for the Price

    By John

    from Washington Dc

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface:

    I have an Avid Symphony running on windows 7. I needed a box that would allow me to work in multiple frame rates without introducing a delay or or degraded signal to my Flanders Scientific LM2340W monitor. The AJA box worked well in this capacity. I was hoping to be able to also use it to preview Adobe After Effects. Unfortunately with both programs running at the same time it does not always switch properly between outputs causing me to re-boot the entire PC. If all you need is a clean simple interface between your editing application and preview monitor the AJA is a great solution and a very reasonable price.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    I like it!

    By Sam Rtr

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface:

      I was nervous about replacing my AJA HD/IO with the Express, but that soon went away. Although the HD/IO has more input/output options, I found I really wasn't using them anymore. That and the fact that I had just added Avid Media Composer to my suite and the HD/IO was not supported by Avid, I was forced into a new box.

      The AJA IO Express seems more intuitive and video output issues I had with the HD/IO don't seem so daunting with the Express. The Express is easily one third the size, it's quiet and puts off much less heat than the HD/IO.

      I am totally sold on this box.

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      • No

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      1.0

      It was good while it lasted

      By Ron

      from Trinidad

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface:

      I bought this to monitor video out of Premiere CS6. First off, the quality of the picture blew me away. Much better than that of my MXO2 Le and my Decklink Studio 2. The on screen image has a crispy sharpness not seen with the other io devices. The problem for me is that after the unit warmed up(about 20 mins) it began to produce white dots and lines all over the screen, it did not matter which output I used the result was always the same.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just like AVID I/O for thousands less.

      By JMS

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Sleek Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Television

        Comments about AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface:

        We were very pleased with this AJA box. It does everything the AVID I/O box did for 10% of the cost. The box is clearly professional and well made. One very important function is left out of this box and all the other new AVID "open I/O" boxes. They don't support HD closed captions. This is an inexcusable oversight. But other than that, the box is great.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Decent box, but needs work.

        By Randy

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Power User

        Pros

        • SD and HD Monitoring
        • SD and HD Projects- Avid

        Cons

        • Deck Control

        Best Uses

          Comments about AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface:

          I use this box and often switch in between HD & SD projects in Avid. At the company I work for, we bought it because I was using a Mojo DX and was unable to monitor or capture anything in HD. Now, I can capture in HD or SD, but we've had to go through big work-arounds to get outputting to work properly. The biggest issue this hardware has is deck control. AJA claims that the box has deck control, but it's very poor at it (with Avid, at least. We don't use FCP here). At my edit bay, we have the Mojo DX still hooked up so that I can output to beta or digibeta. However, to switch between the hardware I must completely restart my entire system (Mac Snow Leopard).

          All in all, the box is good at handling HD & SD projects in and of themselves. SDI output and HD SDI output automatically switches in my monitor without me having to do anything. If you know that you won't be outputting to tape or XDCAM or anything, this box may work great for you. But if that's something you need...well, you might be better off sticking with Avid's hardware.

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          4.0

          with express34 or pcie card didn't clear

          By atlas

          from Taiwan

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about AJA Io Express Desktop Video Audio I/O Interface:

          For HD use the FCP7, code Proress 422 NON-HQ or Proress 422 LT (fcp7 only).

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