AJA Video Systems

Part # AJAIO4KPLUS

MFR Part # AJAIO4KPLUS

Delivers powerful workflows in a compact form, bringing flexible I/O and high performance to any compatible workstation or laptop. Professional Video I/O with Thunderboltâ„¢ 3 Performance w/ 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 More
MSRP: $2495
$2,495.00

Professional Video I/O with Thunderbolt™ 3 Performance w/ 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0

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 break-out
  • 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
  • 3-year international warranty

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.

HDR

HDR or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.

Io 4K Plus provides this support for your 4K/UltraHD/2K and HD HDR pipelines to HDMI compatible displays in software v14 with HLG and HDR 10 support with HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3 and HD

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)
  • Up to 4 channels can be used for input and output each.

Extensive Software Support

AJA hardware is supported by an extensive list of professional software for editing, visual effects, graphics and more allowing the same AJA device to be used by many different applications on the same system. In addition, AJA provides several free applications that enable you to utilize the power of your AJA hardware even without having to run a particular software package. This allows you to create unique workflows without tying up valuable resources unnecessarily.

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.

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, 47.95, 48, 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, 29.97, 30

  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 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 25

  • (SD) 525i 29.97

     

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 (4 x BNC)

  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC), 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit

  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x 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

       

*Bit depth support is application dependent. Check with your software manufacturer for compatibility.

Note: 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI configured outputs support UltraHD / 4K only

 

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 (4 x BNC)

  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M, Dual Link HD 4:4:4 (2 x BNC), 12-bit*, 10-bit and 8-bit

  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x 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**

       

*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.

Note: 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI configured outputs support UltraHD / 4K only 

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

  • 4-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 (0dBFS)
  • +/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Input is supported across Ch. 1-4

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

  • 4-Channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry standard 8 x XLR on DB-25 breakout cable (cable not included)
  • +24 dBu full scale digital (0dBFS)
  • +/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Output is supported across Ch. 5-8

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 (1 x BNC)
  • 4K to 2K down-conversion
  • UltraHD to HD down-conversion

Reference and LTC I/O

  • 1 x BNC LTC output
  • 1 x 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 (2 x)

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” (222mm x 206mm x 42mm)

Weight

  • 3.4 lbs (1.5 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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