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At IBC 2017, Avid was happy to announce the Avid Artist | DNxIV. David Colantuoni goes into detail on the new Avid family member.
Following on from the launch of the 2RU, rackmountable Avid Artist | DNxIQ at NAB earlier in the year, the Avid Artist | DNxIV offers much of the same connectivity, but in a smaller, more portable form factor.
Both Avid Artist I/O interfaces offer high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, providing up to 40 Gb/s of bandwidth to deliver the smoothest performance and operation. Both interfaces offer a wide range of analog and digital I/O to plug into today’s diverse media productions, including SDI, HDMI, XLR, RS-422 and timecode. While you can purchase Avid Media Composer to work with either interface, you can also use another creative application, as both Apple Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere Pro are supported.
So apart from being different sizes, what’s the difference between DNxIQ and DNxIV, and which applications are they best suited to?
|Avid Artist | DNxIQ||Avid Artist | DNxIV|
|I/O||3G, 6G, 12G SDI||3G, 6G, 12G SDI|
|SDI monitor output|
|HDMI 2.0a||HDMI 2.0b|
|LTC In/Out||LTC In/Out|
|Device Control (RS-422)||Device Control (RS-422)|
|Audio Punch-In||Audio Punch-In|
|Composite / Component Connectors||Audio Break-out Cable with 8 I/O|
|AES/EBU, XLR Audio||Reference Input/Internal Clock|
|Optical Fiber SDI (video & audio)|
|Host Connectivity||Thunderbolt 3||Thunderbolt 3|
|PCIe Gen 3|
|Format Support||SD, HD, UHD, 2K/4K DCI||HD, UHD, 2K/4K DCI|
|DNxHR Encoding||Hardware encode||Host CPU encode|
|Miscellaneous||Support for Davinci Resolve|
|LCD Panel on Front|