AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt

AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt

AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt

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AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt

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  • For Macs with Thunderbolt Ports
  • Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Inputs & Outputs
  • 4:4:4 RGB via Single- & Dual-Link SDI
  • HDMI 1.4a I/O with 3D Support
  • Analog Video & Audio Output
  • RS-422 Control
  • Reference In & Linear Time Code I/O
  • Hardware 10-Bit Up/Down/Cross Conversion
  • 2x Thunderbolt for Daisy-Chaining
  • Lightweight with Portable Form Factor
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AJA Io XT overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
AJA Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt
  • AC Adapter
  • AJA Technical Support
  • AJA Control Room Software
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    AJA Io XT specs

    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
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 8.8 x 5.8"

    AJA Io XT reviews

    Io XT Professional Capture & Playback Device with Thunderbolt is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love the Portability But. Love the IOXT, but quickly discovered there's no breakout cable for audio out $200 and to get analog audio in, you need to spend an additional $850 for a converter. that's an additional $1,050.
    Date published: 2012-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. I found that the product works great. Portability is a huge advantage when you need to bring on the road. Just be aware that you can only import with the ProResHQ setting. It doesn't provide the same codec choices as the AJA IO HD.
    Date published: 2012-09-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mis-Understood Just purchased a new 27 iMac and the AJA io XT. B&H Photos was great to purchase from good service and extra fast shipping. The ioXt is my first AJA product and I am a little disappointed in the manual. There is a lot of information, but not much direction. This product has BETA drivers for FCPX so I have to be patient. There are a few things that don't seem to be working right. I did a lot of research before buying this item and I am 100% confident that in the end it will be a great purchase.
    Date published: 2012-02-29
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