At IBC, AJA Video systems and Avid announced a technology partnership that has led to the design and manufacture of Avid Artist | DNxIV, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer. 


The Thunderbolt 3 capture and output device offers 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.


The DNxIV is similar to AJA’s newly announced Io 4K Plus, but built to Avid’s specifications adding a built-in audio input for an analog microphone on the front of the device. The 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/UltraHD devices. AJA’s tech facilitates real time high-quality scaling of 4K and UltraHD to HD for monitoring and output. DNxIV also includes an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining to other Thunderbolt devices.


“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,” said Alan Hoff, V.P. of Market Solutions for Avid.


“Avid has been a trusted partner for many years, and we’re pleased to continue our ongoing collaboration with the development of DNxIV,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “This product marks the first of several next-generation Avid hardware options to come from our combined development efforts.”


Jon Creamer

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