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Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2015)

B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Mid-Level Turnkey Kit with Media Composer 8 and AJA Io XT

B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Mid-Level Turnkey Kit with Media Composer 8 and AJA Io XT

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B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Mid-Level Turnkey Kit with Media Composer 8 and AJA Io XT

Kit includes:


Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2015) Crucial 4GB 204-Pin SODIMM DDR3 PC3-14900 1866 MT/s Memory Module Avid Media Composer 8 (Standard, Perpetual, Activation Card) AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt Promise Technology 8TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array LogicKeyboard Pro Line Avid Media Composer Apple Ultra-Thin Aluminum Keyboard Apple 6.6 B&H Photo Video Computer Software & Memory Installation with 1-Year Tech Support B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Mid-Level Turnkey Kit with Media Composer 8 and AJA Io XT

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Product Highlights

  • 27" iMac 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display
  • 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 (Skylake)
  • Upgraded to 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon R9 M395 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Avid Media Composer 8
  • 8TB RAID Storage with Thunderbolt 2
  • AJA Io XT Capture/Playback Device
  • Two 6.6' Thunderbolt Cables
  • Avid Media Composer Keyboard
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You Pay: $6,826.95

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Overview
  • 1Description

This 27" iMac Mid-Level Turnkey Video Kit with Avid Media Composer 8 from B&H is a turnkey video editing workstation centered around a 27" Apple iMac with 5K Retina Display and comes pre-installed with Avid Media Composer 8. This kit also features an 8TB external RAID storage with Thunderbolt 2, an AJA Io XT SD/HD/3G-SDI and HDMI capture/playback device, an Avid Media Composer optimized keyboard, two 6.6' Thunderbolt cables, and a 1-year B&H tech support plan.

The Apple 27" iMac gives you the performance power needed to take advantage of the professional-grade, American Cinema Editors (ACE) certified, video editing tools offered by Avid Media Composer 8. Featuring a large 27" 5K (5120 x 2880) Retina display, the computer allows for easy viewing and interaction with Media Composer. With a fast 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, upgraded 16GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics card with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory, you get the speed and performance required to handle the demands of Full HD video editing, visual effects creation, and graphics-intensive tasks. The computer is equipped with a 512GB solid state drive and comes with an 8TB external RAID hard drive array consisting of four 2TB drives and provides additional storage, data safety, and fast transfer speeds via Thunderbolt 2 connection.

The kit features a Media Composer optimized keyboard that is color-coded for quick reference to keyboard shortcuts, which allows for more efficient editing. Capture footage directly to your system using the included AJA Io XT SD/HD/3G-SDI and HDMI capture/playback device with Thunderbolt outputs. This allows you to take advantage of real-time Media Composer effects.

  • Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2015)

    Apple weds high-res 5K visuals into its sleek 5mm thin 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display. With a 5120 x 2880 native resolution, this iMac provides 14.7 million pixels, which is 7 times more than the standard HD display. The Retina 5K display also features a wider color gamut. Using a P3-based color gamut, the Retina 5K display provides a 25% larger color space than standard sRGB displays. And with more available colors, the images will appear more vivid and reveal greater detail.

    The iMac houses a quad-core 6th-gen Skylake 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB of 1867 MHz DDR3 RAM. The iMac also has an AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 vRAM. For storage, the iMac has 512GB of flash storage.

    Outfitted with 802.11ac Wi-Fi (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n) for the speediest hook-ups to your home network, this iMac is also configured with Bluetooth 4.0, as well as an SDXC card slot for extra storage, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) jack. It also has a Kensington lock slot for added security.

    The iMac runs the Mac OS X El Capitan operating system. Built on a solid UNIX foundation, El Capitan is engineered to take full advantage of the iMac's hardware. It features performance improvements and updates to built-in apps. El Capitan was specifically designed for the Retina display and features a system font called San Francisco that has been fine-tuned for optimal readability on a Retina display.

    For ports, the iMac has dual Thunderbolt 2 ports (which also double as Mini DisplayPorts) and four USB 3.0 ports. You'll be able to connect with various compatible components. If you would rather go wireless with your peripherals, you can use Bluetooth 4.0 technology where compatible.

    27" Retina 5K IPS Display
    Whether your iMac is in your studio, living room, or kitchen, the display is the focal point. With a 5120 x 2880 resolution, the iMac with Retina 5K display features 14.7 million pixels, which allows for crisp, clear text and support for 4K photos and videos. The IPS panel allows for wider viewing angles so more people can enjoy the Retina 5K display without having to crowd around it.
    6th-Gen Skylake Quad-Core Intel Core Performance
    The iMac houses a quad-core 6th-gen Skylake Intel Core i7 processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 4.0 GHz. It can also be overclocked up to 4.2 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 6th-gen Skylake Intel processor uses low voltage for better energy efficiency while still providing fast performance. Combined with 8GB of 1867 MHz DDR3 RAM, the iMac allows you to multitask quickly and efficiently.
    Impossibly Thin
    The iMac with Retina 5K display maintains its 5mm profile, which is up to 40 percent less volume than the 2011 iMac. Using an advanced welding method called friction-stir welding, Apple was able to join the front and the back of the iMac together directly.
    802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
    With three-stream 802.11ac technology, the iMac takes desktop Wi-Fi speeds over the top. When it's connected to an 802.11ac base station - including AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule (both sold separately) - you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps. That's triple the previous 802.11n standard, which means you'll get up to three times faster Wi‑Fi. You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz-wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse.
    Thunderbolt 2
    Expand the capabilities of your Mac. Connect high-performance peripherals. Transfer data at high speed. Even daisy-chain multiple devices. And the iMac with Retina 5K display has Thunderbolt 2, delivering twice the bandwidth - up to 20 Gbps - for fast data transfers. While the Thunderbolt 2 ports double as mini DisplayPorts, the iMac with Retina 5K display cannot be used as a standalone monitor like its predecessor. It can, however, be used simultaneously with an external display and can output up to a 5120 x 2880 resolution.
    USB 3.0
    With USB 3.0, you can transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every iMac comes with four USB 3.0 ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera.
    Mac OS X El Capitan
    The iMac comes with OS X El Capitan, which refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. El Capitan builds on the features and design of OS X Yosemite, with updates to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and performance improvements to make everyday activities - like launching and switching apps, opening PDFs and accessing email - faster and more responsive. El Capitan was specifically designed for the Retina display and features a system font called San Francisco that has been fine-tuned for optimal readability on a Retina display.
  • 2 x Crucial 4GB 204-Pin SODIMM DDR3 PC3-14900 1866 MT/s Memory Module

    The 4GB 204-Pin SODIMM DDR3 PC3-14900 1866 MT/s Memory Module from Crucial is a 4GB module designed to run at 1866 MT/s frequency (PC3-14900) with a CAS latency of 13. It is a small outline, dual inline memory module that requires 1.35V power. The memory module is DDR3 memory for notebook computers and other small form factor computing platforms. To use DDR3 memory, your system must have both a 204-pin SODIMM slot and a chipset that supports DDR3 memory.

    UPC: 649528762672
  • Avid Media Composer 8 (Standard, Perpetual, Activation Card)

    Avid Media Composer 8 is a 64-bit non-linear editing system that allows you to work – without transcoding – with most file formats and resolutions, including SD, HD, stereoscopic (3D), 4K, and beyond. It also features built-in effects, transitions, and titling tools. With Media Composer 8, you can mix and match different formats, frame rates, and resolutions in the same timeline without rendering. Media Composer 8 features Full 4:4:4 HD RGB support, color correction tools, and ProRes encoding (Mac version only). You can install your choice of the Mac or Windows version.

    Featuring built-in support for stereoscopic/3D footage, Media Composer 8 is a full-fledged stereoscopic editing system. It is also compatible with a wide range of effects plug-ins. It features a multicam editing mode for cutting between 9 cameras simultaneously. For audio support, Media Composer features built-in 7.1 surround sound support and audio mixing of up to 64 audio voices. It also features improved audio keyframing on the timeline and supports Pro Tools RTAS plug-ins. It supports available Avid and non-Avid hardware I/O cards and devices and includes access to the Media Composer | Symphony Option, Boris Continuum Complete Lite, NewBlue Titler Pro v1, Sorenson Squeeze, EDL Manager, and FilmScribe.

    Note: This version is a standard, perpetual (non-subscription) license of the latest version of Media Composer 8. After your purchase, you'll receive an activation card with a serial number and download instructions.

    What's New for Version 8.4

      Custom Projects
      Avid now supports projects ranging from 256 x 120 to 8192 by 8192. Stereoscopic projects must have a height divisible by 4 and width divisible by 8. Custom project sizes can be saved as presets.

      Terminology Changes
      AMA is now referenced as Link in the editing application. All import and export settings for scaling of color levels from full range (RGB) to legal range (video) have been updated with more intuitive terminology.

      Adapter Display in Timeline
      The source side adapters icons are now represented individually so that you can quickly see which adapter has been applied to the clip. The display of these icons can be turned on/off individually.

      Refresh Sequence All
      The More tab of the Command Palette now has a Refresh Sequence ALL button that can be added to your Timeline toolbar and mapped to your keyboard.

      AAX Factory Presets
      The editing application supports Pro Tools presets for audio track effects.

      Alpha Support for QuickTime Wrapped DNxHR
      This release includes Alpha support for QuickTime-wrapped DNxHR media.

      Inactive Audio Tracks
      You can choose to include inactive audio tracks in the export process.

      Transcoding Media
      In previous releases, you could transcode with the media's original frame rate only when working with greater than HD projects. With this release, it now also applies to SD and HD projects.

      Deleting AMA Metadata Files
      You can now delete metadata files associated with linked master clips.

      Four Channel Audio Monitoring Options
      Additional options have been added to the Audio Mixer tool that tell the editing application the number and position of speakers connected to your workstation. The output of the sequence set in the Sequence Mix Mode is mixed into the speakers available according to one of these modes.

      What's New for Version 8

        New Application Manager
        Lets you see what Avid software, AMA plug-ins, and related third-party applications you have installed on your system. Get notified when new updates, upgrades, and renewals are available. Activate and download new software, updates, and upgrades from the interface. And if you're interested in a new product or upgrade, you can even see if a software trial is available to try it out first. It will even alert you about special offers, upcoming webinars, and events.

        Workflow Acceleration with FrameFlex Tools
        Allows you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources, such as 4K, and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end. In addition, 1D/3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) and Color Decision Lists (CDLs) make it simpler to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.

        Automated Media Management
        Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow.

        Edit and Collaborate Remotely in Real Time
        Edit, share, tag, track, and sync media and projects with everyone on your editing team. No matter where you are in the world, Media Composer enables you to connect to Interplay Production systems through Media Composer Cloud. What's more, you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same familiar tools and workflows.

        Master Audio Fader
        You can insert RTAS plug-ins to tweak tones and optimize the overall program loudness, making broadcast regulation adherence quick and easy. You can also now make audio adjustments to any clip directly in the timeline-independently of any track-based automation with the Clip Gain control.

        Improved Pro Tools Interoperability
        Video Satellite is now included with Media Composer, enabling audio editors and mixers to play Avid HD and SD video sequences directly in sync with their Pro Tools session, while maintaining full system power.

        Additional New Features

        • Create cut lists and EDLs from within Media Composer
        • Do multicam editing in stereoscopic 3D
        • Get 9-way real-time multicam support for Long GOP (XDCAM) media
        • Select multiple clips in the timeline without the filler
        • Edit without interruption with new audio waveform caching
        • View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML
        • Deliver finished sequences to a standardized AS-11 (AMWA) MXF OP1a file
        • Work with Alpha channel media using the new AMA QuickTime with Alpha plug-in

         

        Editing

          Full 64-Bit Power
          The 64-bit architecture of Media Composer provides more processing power, larger editing bins, and a smoother editing experience with less waiting than with a 32-bit system.

          Work With Virtually Any Media
          File-based media, 2K, 4K, and 5K footage, analog and digital tape, stereoscopic 3D material, film - Media Composer supports it all. With diverse editing tools and a wide range of features, workflows, and options you can work with nearly everything, from old-school media to the latest camera technologies. Plus, you can work in HD from a high-res source without having to transcode or resize files.

          No Transcoding with AMA
          With AMA (Avid Media Access), you can instantly access and edit file-based media, including ARRI ALEXA MXF, RED (EPIC, SCARLET-X, and ONE) files, AVCHD, ProRes, QuickTime (including footage from HDSLR cameras), XDCAM, P2, Canon XF, and other formats.

          Editor-Focused Tools
          Trim and manipulate on the fly using the Smart Tool, or perform ultra-precise edits using traditional tools. Mix and match media formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in the same timeline without rendering. And edit HD material in real time using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444.

          Edit 3D
          Edit stereoscopic 3D material as quickly and easily as you do with standard 2D footage. Capture, edit, and manage the complete 3D end-to-end workflow. In addition, you can mix and match 2D and stereoscopic 3D clips on the same track, and it features full-fledged editing tools and video effects for stereoscopic post production.

          Workflow

            Accelerate Performance with Avid Hardware
            Pair Media Composer with a Nitris DX or Mojo DX video interface - both separately available - for the fastest possible workflow when ingesting and editing certain formats. You can even customize Nitris DX with up to two Avid DNxHD or AVC-Intra chips to fully support stereoscopic 3D and HD RGB 4:4:4 workflows.

            Third-Party I/O Support
            Media Composer also supports many third-party video capture and outputs cards, including those from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, and MOTU.

            Avid Marketplace
            Browse for stock footage, plug-ins, hardware, and more - right from within Media Composer.

            Audio, Color Correction, and Finishing

              Audio
              With built-in audio recording, editing, and mixing tools you can:
              • Record and monitor voiceovers, overdubs, and more using select, separately available Avid audio interfaces
              • Edit and mix in up to 7.1 surround sound
              • Polish sounds with 20 included AIR effects - the same plug-ins that come with Pro Tools
              • Expand your sound with compressors, reverbs, and other sound processing plug-ins, many of which can be purchased within Media Composer from the Avid Marketplace

              Color Correction and Grading
              A fully integrated 10-bit color correction toolset lets you:
              • Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch
              • Gain better color precision with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing
              • Get fine control over shots with animatable color correction
              • Speed up your color work with Artist Color

              Transcode and Export
              With Sorenson Squeeze Lite included, you can optimize media for the playback-online or on disc. Prepare and optimize content in a variety of formats, including HD, DVD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264, Flash, and 3GPP.

              Broadcast AS-02/AS-11 File-based Output
              Support for AS-02/AS-11 MXF formats through AMA means you can manage multiple versions of the same sequence easily, as the AS-02/AS-11 container packs everything into a single bundle without duplicating assets, saving storage space. Seamlessly move content between Avid and other systems that support the formats. Use JPEG 2000, DNxHD, IMX, AVC-Intra, and uncompressed media in your versioning/archive workflow. And because the formats are open industry standards, you'll eliminate time wasted on repackaging content.

              Bundled Software

                Media Composer | Symphony Option, Sorenson Squeeze Lite, Boris Continuum Complete Lite, FilmScribe, NewBlue Titler Pro v1, EDL Manager

                Media Composer | Symphony Option
                With the Symphony Option you gain access to a full suite of advanced color correction tools. These tools allow you greater control over your image and more flexibility and speed in completing the color correction process.

                FilmScribe
                Helps manage the complex metadata associated with film and digital cinema workflows, beyond what a simple CMX EDL (edit decision list) can offer.

                EDL Manager
                Allows you to export timecode metadata for use in third party applications.

                NewBlue Titler Pro v1
                Allows you to create dynamic 2D and 3D titles to add visual value to your projects.

                Boris Continuum Complete Lite
                Effects software allowing you to create 2D and 3D motion graphics.
                UPC: 724643117795
              • AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt

                The Io XT from AJA is a professional 3G-SDI/HDMI capture & playback device that serves as an editing solution for Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports. With extensive I/O choices including 4:4:4 RGB, dual Thunderbolt ports for ultra-fast (up to 10 Gb/s) connections to both an editing suite and a storage device, and hardware-based up/down/cross conversion for HD and SD formats, this portable device is a strong choice for directing video- and audio-signal traffic into and out of your Mac editing computer – whether a desktop system or a Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro.

                The Io XT has dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and two such outputs; these pairs can also be used for dual-link 4:4:4 RGB I/O. Supported 10-bit formats of that type include 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF, and 720p. The device can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 to set up single-link HD-SDI monitoring and output.

                Speaking of conversion, the Io XT features a 10-bit, broadcast-quality motion-adaptive up/down/cross conversion, from HD to SD and vice versa, as well as between 1080 and 720 HD formats – even at filmic 23.98 frame rates involving progressive segmented frames (720p23.98 to 1080PsF/23.98). All conversion is hardware-based, so it's available always for either ingest or playback.

                HDMI I/O comes in the form of HDMI 1.3 in and HDMI 1.4a out, which includes support for 3D display for monitoring those stereoscopic projects. If the digital I/O capabilities of the device aren't enough, Io XT also features a full slate of analog audio and video ports, including 12-bit component analog video output.

                In addition, Io XT features a BNC for either LTC or reference input, as well as one for LTC output. The RS-422 connector enables machine control, so you can drive any traditional tape-based VTR via the Io XT.

                Of course the Io XT is compatible with the most popular Mac-based NLEs, and its drivers are optimized for OS X, so the application you're using can control the advanced hardware capabilities that AJA has built into the device. In addition, AJA Control Room software provides an intuitive, all-in-one way to control the Io XT in order to configure it for your own specific workflow, customizing the audio and video capture, conversion, playback, and output features. AJA Control Room supports a variety of video, audio, and still file types.

                Note: Thunderbolt cable not included.

                Hardware Features

                Dual Thunderbolt ports support "daisy-chaining" of multiple Thunderbolt-enabled devices, such as hard drives
                Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs
                Single link SDI 4:2:2 I/O
                Dual-link SDI 4:4:4 I/O
                Single-link 4:4:4 I/O (3G-SDI)
                HDMI input and output (with support for HDMI 1.4a 3D displays)
                Analog component/composite HD/SD output, 10-bit
                Video up, down, and cross conversion (hardware-based, 10-bit)
                Eight-channel embedded SDI audio i/o
                Eight-channel (four pairs) balanced analog audio output (using a DB-25 type cable)
                Front-panel LED VU meters
                Headphone output with level control
                Reference input / LTC input (selectable)
                LTC output
                RS-422 control via Sony-style 9-pin connector
                4-pin XLR Power (AC adapter included)
                Designed to be reliable, tough, and portable
              • Promise Technology 8TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

                The Promise Technology 8TB Pegasus2 R4 is a Thunderbolt 2 RAID storage array designed for simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of high-resolution videos and large multimedia files. This storage array's Thunderbolt 2 interface offers high-speed connectivity. The Pegasus2 R4 stores up to 8TB of data spread across four 2TB 7200 rpm SATA drives. Actual storage capacity will differ according to the RAID configuration. These drives are hot-swappable for easy access and come pre-configured in RAID 5 mode, which is optimized for data protection, capacity, and performance. RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 are also supported; each level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy, and speed.

                The Pegasus2 R4 storage array has dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, one port for direct system attachment and another port for daisy-chaining up to 6 Thunderbolt 2 devices. This storage is formatted in the HFS+ file system for Mac and is compatible with Time Machine in OS X, which automatically backs up your entire Mac system.

                Thunderbolt 2
                The Pegasus2's Thunderbolt 2 interface is sufficient for handling and accelerating 3D or 4K (UHD) workflows. Thunderbolt 2 uses the same cable as the previous generation but has double the available bandwidth for a maximum throughput of 20Gb/s.
                4K Workflows
                The bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2 and the Pegasus2 is designed to give professionals the ability to edit and view live 4K streams while backing up the same file to a single or daisy-chained Pegasus2 storage array system.
                UPC: 704118095575
              • LogicKeyboard Pro Line Avid Media Composer Apple Ultra-Thin Aluminum Keyboard

                The Avid Media Composer Apple Ultra-Thin Aluminum Keyboard from Logic Keyboard is a USB keyboard designed specially for use with Avid Media Composer. The keyboard features color-coded keycaps with icons that give clear, simple visual cues for keyboard shortcuts. The keyboard is custom built using Apple's Ultra-Thin Aluminum keyboard as a base. This makes it extremely comfortable for Mac users to use. Using keyboard shortcuts while working in an application will help improve your workflow, making this keyboard an excellent addition to your system.

                Color-coded keyboard with icons for use with Avid Media Composer
                Part of Logic's Pro line of keyboards, the keyboard features fully colored keys in place of white keys -- these are less prone to fading over time than keys that are simply dyed to obtain their color
                Completely functional as a keyboard for use in day-to-day computing
                Matches the look of your Mac
                UPC: 845173000040
              • 2 x Apple 6.6' (2.0 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black)

                The black Apple 6.6' (2.0 m) Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect two Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computers in target disk mode, network two Mac computers with OS X Mavericks, or use your iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

                Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10 Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a super fast 20 Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.
                UPC: 888462287647
              • B&H Photo Video Computer Software & Memory Installation with 1-Year Tech Support

                B&H offers an in-house computer software and additional memory installation service, when purchased at the same time with a new computer system (Desktops or Notebooks). Installation and testing is done by a certified computer technician (Mac or PC) and assures you a fast and professional job without voiding any manufacturer's warranty. B&H backs this service with a full year of technical support for hardware

                Note: Software and memory must have been purchased at B&H.

                Certified Technician
                The installation is done by a Mac or PC certified computer technician who specializes in supporting, troubleshooting, and repairing personal computers
                Rigorous Testing
                The installation is followed by rigorous testing to assure that your computer system is functioning smoothly without interruption
                Get to Work Immediately
                The installation and testing will allow you to start working on your new computer immediately after you get it
                1-Year of Tech Support
                B&H backs this service with a full year of technical support for hardware. Software support requires a separate subscription
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              Specifications
              • Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2015)
                Performance
                Processor Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
                Base Clock Speed 4.0 GHz
                Max Boost Speed 4.2 GHz
                Memory Slots 4 x SO-DIMM
                Memory Installed: 8 GB
                Capacity: 32 GB
                Graphics Card AMD Radeon R9 M395 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
                Display
                Size 27"
                Aspect Ratio 16:9
                Native Resolution 5120 x 2880
                External Resolution Up to 5120 x 2880
                Drives
                Storage Drive  SSD
                Optical Drive None
                Input/Output Connectors
                Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2
                4 x USB 3.0
                Display 2 x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
                Audio 2 x Integrated Speaker
                2 x Integrated Microphone
                1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
                Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
                Communications
                Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
                Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Dual-Band
                Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
                Webcam Yes
                General
                Operating System Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan 
                Security Kensington Lock Slot
                Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
                Dimensions (WxHxD) 25.6 x 20.3 x 8.0" / 65.0 x 51.6 x 20.3 cm
                Weight 21 lb / 9.53 kg
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 24.0 x 10.0"
              • 2 x Crucial 4GB 204-Pin SODIMM DDR3 PC3-14900 1866 MT/s Memory Module
                Memory Type DDR3 PC3-14900
                Memory Interface 204-pin SODIMM
                Memory Size 4 GB
                Memory Speed 1866 MT/s
                CAS Latency 13
                Signal Processing Unbuffered
                Voltage Regulation 1.35 V
                Dimensions 2.66 x 1.18" (66.00 x 30.00 mm)
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.9 x 0.7"
              • Avid Media Composer 8 (Standard, Perpetual, Activation Card)
                Media
                Native Codec Support Avid DNxHD 444
                All DNxHD 444 Formats

                Avid DNxHD
                All DNxHD formats

                Avid Compressed SD Resolutions
                AVR (playback only)
                15:1s, 4:1s, 2:1s
                20:1, 10:1, 3:1, 2:1
                35:1p, 28:1p, 14:1p, 3:1p, 2:1p
                4:1m, 10:1m, 3:1m(p), 8:1m(p)

                Avid Proxy Formats
                Interplay MPEG-2 proxy, MPEG-4 proxy, 720p H.264 proxy (transcode service only)

                Canon XF
                50 Mb/s, 4:2:2

                DV
                DV25 / DVCAM (25 Mb/s): 4:1:1 NTSC, 4:1:1 PAL, 4:2:0 PAL, 24p
                DV50 (50 Mb/s)

                HDV
                JVC HDV (19 Mb/s) 720p
                Sony HDV (25 Mb/s) 1080 @ 24p/25/50i/59.94i
                Canon HDV 1080 at 24p/50i/59.94i
                Native project formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/23.976 (with support for 24p material), 720p/25, 720p/29.97, 720p/50, 720/59.94
                Capture over IEEE-1394, edit, playback, export to file without timecode

                Ikegami GFCAM
                GFCAM 50 Mb/s
                GFCAM 100 Mb/s

                JVC ProHD
                Microsoft VC-1: VC-1 (edit/playback on Intel Macs only)

                Panasonic AVC-Intra

                Panasonic DVCPRO (SD)
                DVCPRO 25 Mb/s
                DVCPRO50 50 Mb/s

                Panasonic DVCPRO HD
                DVCPRO HD 100 Mb/s
                AVC-Intra (baseband capture over HD-SDI requires AVC-Intra encoding module with Avid Nitris DX-sold separately)
                Native project formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/25, 720p/23.976

                ProRes
                ProRes encode (Mac only) and decode
                Full metadata support

                Sony XDCAM (SD)
                DV 25 Mb/s
                IMX30 30 Mb/s
                IMX40 40 Mb/s
                IMX50 50 Mb/s
                Full ancillary data support through AMA

                Sony XDCAM EX
                MPEG 25 Mb/s CBR
                MPEG 35 Mb/s VBR
                Full ancillary data support through AMA

                Sony XDCAM HD
                MPEG 18 Mb/s VBR
                MPEG 25 Mb/s VBR
                MPEG 25 Mb/s CBR
                MPEG 35 Mb/s VBR
                MPEG 50 Mb/s CBR
                MPEG-4 Proxies
                Full ancillary data support through AMA
                Supported A/V Plug-In Formats Audio
                RTAS (Real-Time AudioSuite)
                AudioSuite

                Video
                AMA (Avid Media Access)
                AVX 2 (Avid Video Extension)
                Uncompressed SD and HD Video SD
                1:1 interlaced 8/10-bit
                1:1 progressive 8/10-bit

                HD
                1:1 8/10-bit
                YUV 4:2:2
                RGB 4:4:4 (via dual link HDSDI)
                File-Based Support ARRI ALEXA MXF

                AVCHD
                Full native direct access to AVCHD media and metadata
                Native editing of all listed formats

                Canon XF
                Full native direct access to Canon XF media and metadata
                Native editing of all listed formats (see "Native Codec Support")

                Ikegami GFCAM
                Supports MXFand OP-Atom Wrapper
                Full native direct access to GFCAM material and metadata
                Native GFCAM editing of all listed formats (see "Native Codec Support")
                Direct edit of GFCAM media from GFPAK cards or disk drive

                JVC ProHD

                MXF
                Full native direct access to MXF media and metadata
                Native editing of all formats

                Panasonic P2
                Supports MXF and OP-Atom Wrapper Full native direct access to P2 media and metadata
                Native DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra editing of all listed HD formats
                Direct edit of P2 media from cards or disk drive
                Support for P2 Store
                Write-back of finished program to P2 media (Windows only)

                QuickTime
                Full native direct access to QuickTime media and metadata (including Canon 5D and 7D media)
                Full native ProRes encode (Mac only) and decode support
                Native editing of all listed formats (see "Native Codec Support")
                Direct edit of QuickTime movie files

                RED
                Full native direct access to RED (.R3D) media and metadata (frame size scaled to HD)
                Full native direct access to RED ONE, EPIC, SCARLET-X (5K/4.5K/3K2K RAW, 1080p RGB, and 720p RGB) material
                Native editing of all listed formats
                Direct edit of RED (.R3D) files from a RED-FLASH card or RED-DRIVE

                Sony HDCAM SR / HDCAM SR Lite / HDCAM SR-SQ
                Full native direct access to HDCAM SR Lite media and metadata
                Native editing of all listed HD data rates (see "Native Codec Support")

                Sony XDCAM / XDCAM EX / XDCAM HD / HD420
                Supports MXF and OP-1A Wrappers for all but XDCAM EX; XDCAM EX supports MP4 wrapper
                Full native direct access to XDCAM media and metadata
                Support for optical media and SxS cards
                Native editing of all listed SD and HD data rates (see "Native Codec Support")
                Full ancillary data support
                Import via File Access Mode (FAM) over IEEE-1394
                Ingest via FTP client over Ethernet
                Play-out and Write-back of finished program to XDCAM media
                System Requirements
                Computer Avid-qualified Windows- or Mac-based computer.
                Operating System 64-bit OS: Windows 10 (Professional and Enterprise), Windows 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise) or Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1)

                Mac OS X 10.9.5 or 10.10.x or 10.11.x (with Media Composer 8.4.1)

                Note: Avid does not supply support for non-Avid-qualified systems.
                Processor Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
                Memory 4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
                8 GB RAM minimum required to support Interplay Sphere, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
                16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4 K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
                Graphics Card Mac
                Nvidia GeForce family (recommended), Intel HD4000, or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple)

                Windows
                NVIDIA Quadro FX family3 (Q600 or higher recommended), Intel HD4000

                NVIDIA cards are recommended; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.

                Internal Hard Drive Minimum 250 GB, 7,200 rpm SATA drive or 128 GB SSD
                Compatibility QuickTime: Avid has tested and qualified Apple QuickTime X for Mac users and QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows users
                Windows Media Player: Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is required to export certain formats and to work with VC-1 material
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 7.0 x 0.5"
              • AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt
                Video Inputs 2x BNC for 3G/HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bit); Single-Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (3G); Dual-Link HD 4:4:4
                1x HDMI 1.3a
                1D LUT support
                Video Formats 525i29.97, 625i25, 720p23.98, 720p25, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i25, 1080i29.97, 1080i30, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080PsF/29.97, 1080PsF/30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
                Video Outputs Digital
                2x BNC for 3G/HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE-259/292/296/424); Dual-Link 4:4:4
                1x HDMI 1.4 (30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gb/s)

                Analog
                3x BNC for analog video
                SD and HD output, 12-bit
                HD: YPbPr, RGB
                SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode) or Composite + Y/C (composite mode with simultaneous Y/C)
                Audio I/O Digital
                24-bit SDI embedded audio I/O, 8-channel, 48kHz

                Analog
                1x DB-25 connection for 24-bit balanced analog audio output
                1x 3.5mm headphone output with level control
                Reference Input 1x BNC assignable to reference video or LTC input
                Reference: Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2V or 4V)
                RS-422 (Sony 9-pin) Yes
                Time Code 1x BNC assignable to LTC input or reference video
                1x BNC for LTC output
                Computer Interface 2x Thunderbolt ports (1 is loop-through for daisy-chaining)
                HD Up Conversion Hardware 10-bit
                Anamorphic: Full-screen
                Pillar Box 4:3: Results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
                Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
                Zoom Letterbox: Results in image zoomed to fill full screen
                Zoom Wide: Results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
                HD Down Conversion Hardware 10-bit
                Anamorphic: full-screen
                Letterbox: image is reduced with black top & bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved top & bottom
                Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
                HD Cross Conversion Hardware 10-bit
                1080i to 720p
                720p to 1080i
                720p to 1080PsF
                System Requirements Mac system with free Thunderbolt port
                Power Connector 1x 4-pin XLR (AC adapter included)
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 8.8 x 5.8"
              • Promise Technology 8TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
                Capacity 8 TB
                Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2
                Bays 4 x 3.5" SATA Drive Bays
                Transfer Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
                Array Type Direct Attached Storage
                RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
                Daisy Chain Up to six Thunderbolt 2 devices
                System Requirements Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
                Dimensions (HxWxL) 7.5 x 9.6 x 7.3" (19.1 x 24.4 x 18.5 cm)
                Weight 15 lb (6.8 kg)
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 13.4 x 12.0"
              • LogicKeyboard Pro Line Avid Media Composer Apple Ultra-Thin Aluminum Keyboard
                Supported Host Applications Avid Media Composer
                Interface
                USB Yes
                PS2 No
                General
                Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
                Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.3 x 5.5 x 1.6"
              • 2 x Apple 6.6' (2.0 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black)
                Length 6.6' / 2.0 m
                Connectors Thunderbolt (male) to Thunderbolt (male)
                Data Transfer Speed Thunderbolt
                Two independent channels of 10 Gbps each
                Thunderbolt 2
                Bond the two channels for 20 Gbps
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.4 x 4.2 x 1.3"
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