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, 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, Io XT is loaded with high-end
features including 3G//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.
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
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.
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 deskside 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.
Integrated AJA Hardware Conversion
Io XT utilizes AJA's high-quality up/down/cross conversion hardware, the
same found in our flagship FS2 converter. Conversion can be done either
on capture or on output. On capture, this allows you to take mismatched
source media and bring it all to a common resolution so individual
shots don't have to be scaled in the edit. Likewise, Io XT can perform
conversions during output to adapt to different monitoring or layoff
configurations without having to change the native editorial timeline.
Uniquely, the Io XT can cross-convert 720p 23.98 to 1080PsF 23.98, which
is particularly valuable in today's multi-format HD post environment.
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
Switchable Reference & LTC Input/Output
Many situations require the editing system to be locked in sync with
other devices. Io XT 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 timecode is read off embedded signals or
from an external input so that the proper timecode is always associated
with any captured clips.