AJA Io LD and Io LA offer two new ways of delivering high quality video and audio to an Apple Power Mac running Final Cut Pro 4 software. Like the award-winning Io, these products offer unsurpassed 10-bit uncompressed video and multi-channel audio, allowing a Power Mac to be configured anywhere from a professional editing suite, corporate/industrial video center, or high-powered desktop video setup. Unlike the larger Io, Io LD and Io LA
are smaller more-affordable panels that are optimized for SDI digital or analog suites, respectively.
Both the Io LD and Io LA install easily using a single FireWire connection between them and the Apple Power Mac—while serving simultaneous realtime connection for all audio and video sources. All data—including uncompressed video—moves over the IEEE 1394a 400Mb/s FireWire port on the Power Mac. And since uncompressed is only 270Mb/s (and it has filler data included), FireWire can easily handle the bandwidth. Both panels provide the following professional features:
•A/V presets for Final Cut Pro 4.
•All outputs are active—all the time.
•RS422 machine control for professional control of VTRs
•Video Genlock for synchronizing with reference sources
•Flexible A/V monitoring
•Rack-mounting option for professional installation; two panelscan be placed side by side in a standard 19” 1RU rack space.A blank plate is provided for mounting a single IoLD or IoLA
Optimized for analog video systems, Io LA provides:
• RS-422 Control Port (Sony), 9-pin D, for machine control.
•Analog (10-bit A/D and D/A) video inputs/outputs:
—Composite NTSC/PAL Video In/Out
—Component YPbPr/RGB Video In/Out
—Genlock/Reference Video (looping)
• Four channels of Analog balanced Audio In/Out are available using a supplied XLR breakout cable.
• Front Panel Status Indicators: Power On/Off, FireWire (active/inactive), Ref
(Genlock), NTSC or PAL.
• Front Panel Mode Indicators: Input/Output.
•Front Panel Video Input Source Indicators:
—Present, Component, S-video, and Composite.