AJA Io XT Thunderbolt Device

AJA Io XT Thunderbolt device for monitoring and editing

£68.00 / day
£272.00 / week

The AJA Io XT is a capture and monitoring device using lightning-fast thunderbolt for video capture and playback for professional post production, live internet streaming and other on-set applications. This takes advantage of the latest generation Thunderbolt™ interfaces, offering a mind-blowing 10Gbps available bandwidth.

Compact, portable and powerful, Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual Link/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.

Thunderbolt “daisy-chaining”

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 without interruption.

Internet Video-Streaming

The AJA device is particularly well-suited to enabling live internet streaming.  See https://vmi.tv/blog/learn-help/easy-streaming

RS-422 Control

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.

Professional Connectivity

Io XT can handle whatever equipment you are working with. With a full complement 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.

Powerful software

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 more.

Switchable reference and LTC input/output

Many situations require the editing system to be locked in sync with other devices. Io Express 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.

Video Inputs Dual-rate (SD or HD),3G SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bits, Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (3G), Dual-link, HD 4:4:4, HDMI 1.3a, 1D LUT Support (Mac and PC)
Video Formats 525i 29.97, 625i 25, 720P 23.98, 720p 25, 720P 50, 720P 59.94, 720P 60, 1080i 25, 1080i 29.97, 1080i 30, 1080PsF 23.98, 1080PsF 24, 1080PsF 25, 1080PsF 29.97, 1080PsF 30, 1080p 23.98, 1080P 24, 1080P 25, 1080P 29.97, 1080P30, 1080P 50, 1080P 59.94, 1080P 60
Video Output
Digital 3G SD and HD-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, Dual-link HD 4:4:4, HDMI v1.4, 30/36 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25Gbps
Analog SD and HD Output, 12-bits, BNC, HD: YPbPr, RGB, SD: YPbPr, RGB (component mode) or Composite + Y/C (composite mode with simultaneous Y/C)
Audio 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 8 channel, 48kHz,8 channel 24-bit balanced analog audio output(via DB-25 breakout cable)
Up-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
Anamorphic full-screen
Pillar box 4:3 results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
Zoom 14:9 results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
Zoom Letterbox results in image zoomed to fill full screen
Zoom Wide results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
Down-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
Anamorphic full-screen
Letterbox image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
Crop image is cropped to fit new screen size
Cross-Conversion Hardware 10-bit, 1080i to 720P, 720P to 1080i, 720P to 1080Ps
Reference Input or LTC Input 1 BNC assignable to Reference Video or LTC Input Reference: Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite
Sync (2 or 4V)
LTC Output, 1 BNC
Machine Control RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
Letterbox This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image.
H Crop Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
SD Pillarbox Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
V Crop Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image
1 x AC Adapter
1 x Data Cable Thunderbolt
1 x AJA IO XT Device with Thunderbolt
1 x Mains Cable 13A- IEC
1 x Data Cable Mini Display Thunderbolt-HDMI
2 x Vision Cable BNC-BNC 2m

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