AJA Io XT Thunderbolt


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 AJA Io XT Harness the power of Thunderbolt™

AJA Io XT Thunderbolt
Product Code: IOXT
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Turn your Thunderbolt™ - enabled Mac into a professional editing station for HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 workflows.
Features of Io XT
Compact professional editing without compromise
Apple's latest generation computers feature powerful Thunderbolt™ interfaces, offering a mind-blowing 10Gbps available bandwidth. Taking advantage of this new interface, AJA Io XT is the ideal portable companion for lightning-fast video capture and playback for professional post production and on set applications.

Compact, portable and powerful, AJA Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog and HDMI connectivity, to bring true desktop-level power to any Thunderbolt™-enabled Mac, with full uncompressed HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capable video and audio connectivity.

Thunderbolt™ "daisy-chaining"
AJA Io XT connects to your Mac with a single Thunderbolt™ cable and provides a second Thunderbolt™ connector for daisy-chaining other devices, such as storage or displays, making it perfect for on set, or in the edit suite.

Disconnecting a device in the middle of a Thunderbolt™ chain will disconnect all devices that come after it. On some jobs, the drive array may be moved frequently, so it would be best to have that at the end of the chain, while other times it may be a monitor that is being removed periodically. Io XT's dual Thunderbolt™ ports ensure that no matter what configuration you need, the system can continue to operate without interruption.

RS-422 Control
The RS-422 connection on Io XT enables control of external decks and other recording devices directly from within your software application of choice. Capture clips directly off tape and layoff sequences all frame-accurately without the need for a separate device control adapter.

Professional Connectivity
AJA Io XT can handle whatever equipment you are working with. With a full compliment of 3G/HD/SD- SDI and HDMI I/O, HD/SD analog video output, reference and LTC inputs, and digital and analog audio, Io XT opens up new possibilities for what can be considered a professional editing system. No longer confined to desk side tower systems, the combination of Io XT and smaller systems such as an iMac or Mac mini has all the capability and connectivity of a larger system that can be easily transported as needed.

Powerful software
Designed for today's workflows, Io XT provides complete compatibility with the most popular NLE programs, the newest codecs, video formats, stereoscopic 3D workflows, and more. Io XT also includes AJA's industry-best OS X drivers and application plug-ins for integrated workflows with software from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Autodesk, and many more.

Switchable reference and LTC input/output
Many situations require the editing system to be locked in sync with other devices. Io Express can accept a reference signal, which ensures it is locked to any necessary devices for the best quality capture and output. This reference signal can then be passed on to other devices.

Users can select whether time-code is read off embedded signals or from an external input so that the proper timecode is always associated with any captured clips.

Technical Specifications of Io XT
Video Formats • 525i 29.97
• 525i23.98*
• 625i 25
• 720P 23.98*, 24 *, 25 *, 29.97*, 30 *, 50, 59.94, 60
• 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
• 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
• 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
• 2Kx1080p 23.98, 24, 25
• 2Kx1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
Software-dependent Formats * These formats are dependent on specific software functionality and are not normal 'over-the-wire' formats.
•720P 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
Video Input • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bits
• Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4, (1 x BNC)
• Dual Link HD 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
• HDMI v1.3
• 1D LUT Support (Mac and PC)
Video Output Digital • 3G/SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424
• Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
• Dual Link HD 4:4:4, (2 x BNC)
• HDMI v1.4, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps
Audio Output Digital • 16-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
• 8-channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
Audio Output Analog • 8-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (via 8 x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable)
• +24dbu Full Scale Digital (0dbFS)
• +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response
Downstream Keyer • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte.
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
Down-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
Anamorphic: full-screen
Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
Cross-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
• 1080i to 720P
• 720P to 1080i
• 720P to 1080PsF
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image
H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
V Crop: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image
Reference Input or LTC Input • 1 BNC assignable to Reference video or LTC input
• Reference:•Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
• Non terminating

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