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AJA's Io HD is the latest in the award-winning Io family of products—an effortless to use, transportable plug-in solution for working with HD and SD in Final Cut Studio 2. With a single FireWire 800 connection, Io HD uniquely supports the amazing new Apple ProRes 422 Codec natively, in hardware, to bring production-quality HD editing to the Mac Pro desktop and even the MacBook Pro laptop!

Io HD is the only device in the world that supports Apple’s ProRes 422 codec in hardware, enabling true 10-bit video editing on a MacPro desktop or a MacBook Pro laptop. With this high performance hardware and innovative codec from Apple, you can work anywhere in SD or HD—all in full-raster 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.

Like other members of the Io family, Io HD offers unparalleled video and audio connectivity. Within its portable and ruggedly cool form factor, Io HD offers SD/HD analog I/O, SD/HD digital I/O including HD-SDI and HDMI, Balanced analog and digital AES audio, as well as RS-422, Genlock, and even LTC timecode connections. Io HD also includes AJA’s realtime hardware 10-bit up/down/cross conversion.
Io Flexibility with KONA-level Power
Io HD is a versatile powerhouse, bringing features pioneered on AJA's industry-leading KONA lineup such as 10-bit hardware-based up-conversion, cross-conversion, and down-conversion—all performed in realtime. Just tap into its flexibility, and you can configure a Mac as a professional HD or SD editing suite, or high-powered field-editing system and just about anything in-between. Both analog and digital ports are offered, allowing connection to virtually every kind of video/audio peripheral — from the most current HD digital decks to analog legacy devices.

Io HD runs on a new AJA-built driver, similar to the KONA driver, which brings features such as Core Audio and very low latency capture and playback. The Io HD driver also provides RGB support, allowing for the direct video output of applications such as Adobe After Effects,™ Autodesk Combustion™ and Apple Motion.™ Co-developed with Apple for use with Final Cut Studio 2, Io HD delivers powerful audio/video capture, editing and post-production capabilities— all in a single, integrated system.

Io HD Features

Apple ProRes 422 and
Apple ProRes 422 HQ Codec
SD, HD 720/1080,
Full-raster 10 bit 4:2:2, realtime,
in hardware

Up/down/cross-conversion, 10-bit, realtime, in hardware

SD-SDI and HD-SDI I/O (2)

Component I/O (SD and HD)

Composite and S-video I/O

HDMI video w/8-channel audio I/O

Embedded SDI 8-channel audio I/O

AES/EBU 8-channel unbalanced audio I/O

Analog 4-channel balanced audio I/O (XLR)

Analog 2-channel unbalanced audio output (RCA)

Genlock with loopthrough

RS-422 machine control

LTC Timecode I/O

Connects to Mac via a single FireWire 800 cable

For Apple Final Cut Studio 2 on Mac OS X