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18/09/2017

AJA And Avid Sign Technology Agreement

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AJA Video Systems has announced a technology partnership with Avid to design and manufacture Avid Artist | DNxIV, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer. The Thunderbolt 3 capture and output device offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.

DNxIV is similar to AJA's Io 4K Plus, but is built to Avid's specifications, adding a built-in audio input for an analog microphone on the front of the device. This new feature simplifies direct 16-bit analog recording for audio punch in. The Thunderbolt 3-enabled DNxIV also offers a range of connectivity, including 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O, and is compatible with the latest 4K/UHD devices. AJA's conversion technology facilitates real time high-quality scaling of 4K and UHD to HD for monitoring and output. DNxIV also includes an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining to other Thunderbolt devices.

Alan Hoff, VP of Market Solutions, Avid, said: "Partnering with AJA and leveraging their years of expertise in video hardware engineering has enabled us to deliver a portable, yet powerful video interface that offers a huge range of connectivity options for HD to 4K projects."

Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems, added: "Avid has been a trusted partner for many years, and we're pleased to continue our ongoing collaboration with the development of DnxIV. This product marks the first of several next-generation Avid hardware options to come from our combined development efforts."

Avid Artist | DNxIV features include:

• Portable 4K/UHD and HD/SD capture and playback across Thunderbolt 3
• Audio input for analog microphone to record single-channel 16-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced, using industry standard XLR
• Backwards compatibility with existing Thunderbolt hosts
• 12G-SDI I/O for 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p
• HDMI 2.0 I/O for 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and SD with HFR support up to 60p
• Ultimate workflow flexibility with 12-, 10- and 8-bit options, along with choices of 4:4:4, 4:2:2, RGB and YUV
• Real time 4K/UHD to 2K/HD down-conversion
• 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; 8-channel analog audio via optional DB-25 style XLR break-out cable
• Standard 12v 4-pin XLR for AC or battery power.

Scheduled for availability mid-October 2017, DNxIV has a MSRP (US) of $2,999 through authorized Avid resellers.

www.aja.com

www.avid.com/avid-artist-io

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