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12-bit 4K/UltraHD/HD I/O via Thunderbolt 3, with 12G-SDI & HDMI 2.0 I/O, AC adapter AJA

Product Code: AJA-IO-4K-PLUS

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Io 4K Plus

Professional Video I/O with Thunderbolt™ 3 Performance

Io 4K Plus is the cutting edge of capture and output hardware available over Thunderbolt 3, offering a full set of professional video and audio connectivity with support for the latest 4K/UltraHD devices, High Frame Rate (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and deep color workflows. The power of Thunderbolt 3 enables Io 4K Plus to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UltraHD and full 4K with frame rates up to 60p over both 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 with single cable simplicity , plus HDR 10 and HLG support over HDMI for emerging HDR workflows.


Features

  • Portable 4K/UltraHD and HD/SD capture and playback across Thunderbolt 3
  • Backwards compatibility with existing Thunderbolt hosts
  • 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O for 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p at 4:2:2
  • Real time 4K/UltraHD to 2K/HD down-conversion
  • 8-,10- and 12-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 over 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 workflow support
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow easy daisy-chaining of up to six Thunderbolt devices
  • 16-channel embedded audio on SDI; 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI; 4-channel analog audio in and out via XLR breakout
  • Downstream keyer
  • Standard 12v 4-pin XLR for AC or battery power
  • Compatibility with creative applications including Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, FilmLight products, AJA Control Room and more
  • RS-422 VTR control, Reference, LTC Input
  • Headphone jack and level control for mobile environments
Professional Connectivity: 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0
Today's workflows demand speed, bandwidth and simplicity. Io 4K Plus supports 4K, UltraHD, 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and SD-SDI as well as UltraHD and HD over HDMI 2.0 for both capture and output. The HDMI output is also able to accurately display HDR 10 and HLG to support emerging HDR workflows.

12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 bring both power and simplicity to your projects, with the ability to use single cables for both input and output for the most demanding workflows. 12G-SDI is backwards compatible with SDI sources, covering all your bases through a single port. HDMI 2.0 allows high raster and frame rate capture and the ability to display the same to affordable and beautiful HDMI 2.0 displays.


Universal Compatibility: Thunderbolt™ 3 via USB-C
Io 4K Plus provides two Thunderbolt 3 ports for true Thunderbolt flexibility.
Thunderbolt 3 doubles the speed of the previous Thunderbolt 2 standard with up to 40 Gps of throughput and utilizes the universal USB-C connection standard for true simplicity over a single cable and port for today's leading Mac and PC workstations and laptops, ideal for Video and Audio I/O as provided by the Io 4K Plus.

Thunderbolt™ 3 features:
  • Thunderbolt™, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
  • USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
  • 40 Gb/s: Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt™ 2
  • Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
  • 4x lanes of PCI Express Gen 3
  • DisplayPort 1.2 – supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz)
  • Lowest latency for PCI Express audio
  • USB 3.1 (10 Gb/s) – compatible with existing USB devices and cables
  • DisplayPort 1.2 – compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
  • Daisy chain up to six devices
Monitor 4K/UltraHD in HD
When working at 4K resolutions, Io 4K Plus outputs a high quality HD-SDI down-converted signal on a dedicated BNC connector. This HD signal can be used to output 4K projects directly to HD recorders for broadcast and for easy viewing of 4K images on HD monitors during post production.


Monitor 4K/UltraHD in HD
When working at 4K resolutions, Io 4K Plus outputs a high quality HD-SDI down-converted signal on a dedicated BNC connector. This HD signal can be used to output 4K projects directly to HD recorders for broadcast and for easy viewing of 4K images on HD monitors during post production.


Workflow
Connect your digital sources via 12G-SDI to Io 4K Plus for capture to a wide variety of formats. Monitor via HDMI 2.0 output (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision*), and master to destinations using high quality professional SDI outputs, machine control and analog or tri-level reference.
*Dolby Vision integration available when using the AJA SDK.


Integrated Digital Audio, Analog Audio Flexibility
Embedded 16-Channel SDI and 8-Channel HDMI audio are supported as well as analog audio inputs, outputs or both via a standard DB-25 connection.

Stereo monitoring is also possible with a front panel mini-TRS headphone jack.
With desktop software v14 analog audio can be configured for flexibility when needing to record voice overs and more with the ability to choose how the DB-25 connection on Io 4K Plus is configured:
  • 8-Channel, 24 and 16-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry standard 8x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
  • Balanced Analog Audio I/O:
    • Input across Ch. 1-8, Ch. 1-4, or Ch. 5-8
    • Output across Ch. 1-8, Ch. 1-4, or Ch. 5-8

AR support with Unreal Engine 4.22
Capture real time footage with Io 4K Plus over SDI from high quality cameras, meld your footage with your virtual environment created by the Unreal Engine and send it back out in real time to air - a growing need for broadcasters, augmented reality (AR) needs and more.
Digital film makers also benefit with these new workflows: On set, enhance your live action VFX work with the ability to see a full composite live during the course of the shoot. This results in fewer reshoots, the ability for actors to understand the virtual environment they are working within for stronger performances and ultimately leads to a range of efficiencies and cost savings with the added benefit of a smoother transition into post production.


Sync Up
Io 4K Plus can be locked to an external reference for integration into larger productions, or feed LTC in and out to ensure footage captured with Io 4K has the proper timecode.


Machine Control
An RS-422 port allows control of tape decks for frame accurate captures and layoffs.


Tech Specs

Video Formats
  • (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 59.94
  • Note: High Frame Rate capabilities are dependent on host system attributes. Not all systems and configurations will support all frame rates.
Video Inputs
  • 12G-SDI*, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit**, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 6G-SDI*, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 (4x BNC)
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC), 12-bit**, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit
  • HDMI v2.0
  • 30/36-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
  • 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-bit and 8-bit
  • *SDI connections are bidirectional. For 2K/HD, capture and monitoring can be simultaneous. For 4K/UltraHD with 12G-SDI, capture and monitoring can also be simultaneous. For 4K/UltraHD with 3G-SDI, all four connections must be used for either Input or Output. Additionally, 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI configured inputs support UltraHD / 4K only.
  • **Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
Video Outputs
  • 12G-SDI*, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit**, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 6G-SDI*, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 4K/UltraHD 4:4:4 (4x BNC)
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2x BNC), 12-bit**, 10-bit and 8-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit
  • HDMI v2.0
  • 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 6 Gbps per color component
  • 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p (4:2:2), 10-bit and 8-bit
  • HDR 10 Support - HDR Infoframe metadata, compatible with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
  • HLG Support - compatible with HDMI 2.0b/CTA-861-G***
  • *SDI connections are bidirectional. For 2K/HD, capture and monitoring can be simultaneous. For 4K/UltraHD with 12G-SDI, capture and monitoring can also be simultaneous. For 4K/UltraHD with 3G-SDI, all four connections must be used for either Input or Output. Additionally, 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI configured outputs support UltraHD / 4K only.
  • **Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
  • ***HLG support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.
Audio Inputs Digital
  • 16-Channel, 24 and 16-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 24 and 16-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Audio Inputs Analog
  • 8-Channel, 24 and 16-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry standard 8x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
  • +24 dBu full scale digital (0 dBFS)
  • +/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Input supported across Ch 1-8, Ch 1-4, or Ch 5-8 depending on configuration chosen
Audio Outputs Digital
  • 16-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Audio Outputs Analog
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry standard 8x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
  • +24 dBu full scale digital (0 dBFS)
  • +/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Output supported across Ch 1-8, Ch 1-4, or Ch 5-8 depending on configuration chosen
Downstream Keyer
  • Supports graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte
Down-Conversion 4K/UltraHD
  • Real time, dedicated 4K down-conversion output (1x BNC)
  • 4K to 2K down-conversion
  • UltraHD to HD down-conversion
Reference and LTC I/O
  • 1x BNC LTC output
  • 1x BNC assignable to Reference video or LTC input
Reference
  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) or HD Tri-Level Sync (1V)
  • Reference input is terminated into 75 ohms when Genlock is set to Ref In
Electrical Interface
  • Thunderbolt 3 (2x)
Machine Control
  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
  • Shell GND
  • 1 GND
  • 2 RX-
  • 3 TX+
  • 4 GND
  • 5 No Connection
  • 6 GND
  • 7 RX+
  • 8 TX-
  • 9 GND
  • Shell GND
Size (w x d x h)
  • 8.74” x 8.11” x 1.65” (222.0 x 206.0 x 41.9 mm)
Weight
  • 3.4 lbs (1.6 kg)
Power (device only)
  • 10-20V, 30W typical, 36W max, 70W max with USB-C power delivery to external devices
Environment
  • Safe Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)


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