Q: Will Avid Artist | DNxIO support surround sound audio output?
A: Surround 5.1 and 7.1 is supported through SDI and HDMI. In addition, Media Composer 8.4.1 provides a realtime four channel down mix of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound sequences for output to the four analog channels in your choice of quadraphonic, LCRS, or LCRLfe configurations.
Q: How does Avid Artist | DNxIO connect to a host computer?
A: DNxIO will connect to a host computer via a Thunderbolt 2 connection or a PCIe connection to a HIB card in the host.
Q: Will DNxIO ship with a specific host connection cable type?
A: No, the host connection cable will be ordered separately since there is a choice for how to connect (Thunderbolt 2 or PCIe) For Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, Avid offers a 2 meter powered cable and for PCIe connectivity, Avid offers a 3 meter PCIe connection cable.
Q: What options are available for purchasing PCIe connectivity?
A: Only Avid sold/supplied PCIe cables and Host Interface cards will be supported for PCIe connected DNxIO configurations
Q: Will the PCIe cable and adapter that worked with Mojo DX and Nitris DX work with the DNxIO?
A: The most recent revision of the PCIe Gen2 x4 card and cable that was sold with Nitris DX and Mojo DX are supported for use with Artist | DNxIO. The part numbers for the supported PCIe Gen2 x4 cards are 7030-30048-01 and 7030-30048-02.
Q. Does DNxIO support audio punch in?
A: Yes, Audio Punch-in is supported on Artist | DNxIO. Note that the DNxIO needs to have a video signal connected to the unit even when capturing audio only. .
Q. Does DNxIO support video satellite?
A. Qualification of DNxIO in workflows that include Avid Pro Tools is not complete yet. We expect full qualification of Video Satellite and other workflows with Pro Tools in the near future for Pro Tools customers with an active upgrade & support plan.
Q. Does DNxIO work with Pro Tools?
A. Qualification of DNxIO in workflows that include Avid Pro Tools is not complete yet. We expect full qualification of DNxIO with Pro Tools for specific workflows in the near future for Pro Tools customers with an active upgrade & support plan.
Q. Does DNxIO support simultaneous capture of high res and proxy?
A. DNxIO will support a single stream of ingest- there are no current plans to support simultaneous proxy generation
Q: Can DNxIO be used with older versions of Media Composer software?
A: DNxIO is supported with Media Composer v8.4.1 and higher. Previous versions of software have not been tested or qualified. There have been several changes in Media Composer 8.4.1 to support new features not previously available in Open I/O. Media Composer v 8.4.1 is available to Media Composer customers with an active upgrade & support plan
Q: Does DNxIO support Closed Captioning and Ancillary data?
A: Not at this time; these capabilities are planned for a future release for Media Composer customers with an active upgrade & support plan.
Q: Will the Fusion Edit Connection for Media Composer plugin work on both Mac and Windows?
A: Initially, the Fusion Edit Connection for Media Composer plugin will only be available on Windows (v7.7.1). Mac support is expected to be added when Fusion 8 ships later this year.
Q: How do I access the Fusion Edit Connection for Media Composer plugin?
A: The Fusion Edit Connection for Media Composer plugin is installed when you install Blackmagic Design Desktop Video (required to connect Artist | DNxIO). The Fusion Edit Connection for Media Composer plugin will work with both Fusion Free and the full Fusion Studio
Q: Is there a feature comparison between Artist | DNxIO and previous Avid I/O Hardware?
A: Yes, a comparison of Avid Video I/O Hardware features can be found Here
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