AJA Video has unveiled the Io HD, the next generation of its Io series that delivers HD editing to the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro via FireWire 800 (IEEE-1394b) interface. Io HD natively supports Apple's ProRes 422 post-production format.
The Io HD video ingest and output device supports both HD and SD editing workflows. It includes 10-bit, hardware-based up/down/crossconversion and offers connectivity via professional analog and digital interfaces.
The portable device works with Apple's new Final Cut Pro 6 for professional editing and also with other QuickTime applications on Mac OS X for graphics, audio and digital content creation.
Io HD supports both Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ in 720 and 1080
HD in real-time, full-resolution 10-bit 4:2:2. ProRes 422 capture (compression) and playback (decompression) are all handled directly in the system.
For more information, visit www.aja.com.