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Avid Artist DNxIO

Avid Artist DNxIO

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Avid Artist DNxIO is a powerful, professional video I/O interface designed to simplify and accelerate your entire HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K workflow.

Avid Artist DNxIO

What is Artist DNxIO?

Avid Artist DNxIO is a powerful, professional video I/O interface designed to simplify and accelerate your entire HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K workflow. Available as standalone hardware or bundled with industry-standard Media Composer software, Artist DNxIO enables you to capture, monitor, and output media quickly—in the highest quality possible. And because the interface is designed to be open and flexible, you can use it with Avid and other creative tools too.

Artist DNxIO features

  • Capture and monitor a wide range of video formats—including SD, HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K—at up to 60 frames per second
  • Edit faster and more efficiently with onboard hardware processing, which provides real-time or accelerated media encoding, color conversion, up conversion, down conversion, and cross conversion
  • Work with your favorite creative tools, including Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro (see all compatible software)
  • Easily integrate with your existing gear through a host of connections, including:
    • Video inputs and outputs
      • Four sets of 4 SDI connectors -- 4 in, 4 loop, 4 out, 4 repeated out, each set supporting up to 12Gb/s via single, dual, or quad link
      • Two optical I/O supporting 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s, 12Gb/s coming soon (modules not included)
      • HDMI 2.0 I/O
      • Analog video I/O—component and composite
    • Audio inputs and outputs
      • Balanced analog audio—4 XLR inputs, 4 XLR outputs
      • AES/EBU—2 channels in, 2 channels out
      • Stereo RCA input for consumer audio devices
      • XLR mic input with 48V phantom power on front panel with level control (for convenient audio punch-in workflows with Media Composer)
      • Stereo headphone output with level control
  • Monitor media ingest and output conveniently using the front-panel HD LCD display
  • Select video, audio, and timecode inputs, or control decks, using front panel controls
  • Ensure media is in sync with timecode in and timecode out
  • Connect to a variety of computers using Thunderbolt 2 or PCIe connections
  • Remotely control up to two external devices
  • Get reliable operation—and peace of mind—with redundant power supplies

Supported media

Video formats SD—PAL (625, 50i, 576p), NTSC (525, 29.97i, 480p)

HD—720p (50, 59.94, 60), 1080i (50, 59.94, 60), 1080PsF (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30), 1080p (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60)

High-res—2K (23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 23.98p, 24p, 25p), 4K (23.98p, 24p, 25p (SDI only)), Ultra HD (23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 50p, 59.94p, 60p)

Audio sample rate 24-bit, 48 kHz (television standard)
Supported color spaces YUV 4:2:2, RGB 444, REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020, P3; 12-bit (SDI) or 10-bit (HDMI) color precision with 3D LUT support

Video connections

SDI video input Two 12 Gb/s and two 3 Gb/s connectors (SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K)— supports single, dual, and quad link inputs (4:2:2 / 4:4:4); 2D/3D switchable
SDI video loop 4 x reclocked SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K linked to corresponding inputs
SDI video output Two 12 Gb/s and two 3 Gb/s connectors (SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K)— supports single, dual and quad link outputs (4:2:2 / 4:4:4); 2D/3D switchable
SDI video repeated output 2 x 12 Gb/s and 2 x 3 Gb/s SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K. Supports single, dual and quad link outputs (4:2:2/4:4:4); 2D/3D switchable
Analog input One Component YUV via three BNC connectors (SD—YCbCr; HD—YCbCr/RGB); one composite NTSC/PAL via one BNC connector (SD)
Analog output One Component YUV via three BNC connectors (SD—YCbCr; HD—YCbCr/RGB); one composite NTSC/PAL via one BNC connector (SD)
Digital I/O Two optical I/O supporting 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s, 12Gb/s coming soon (modules not included)
HDMI I/O HDMI 2.0 type A connectors

Audio connections

Analog input Four channels of professional balanced analog audio input via XLR; two-channel RCA input; one front-panel mic input via XLR with 48V phantom power
Analog output Four channels of professional balanced analog audio output via XLR; stereo headphone output with volume control
Digital I/O Two channels of unbalanced AES/EBU I/O, with sample rate conversion, via BNC connectors; eight channels of HDMI I/O embedded in SD, HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K
SDI I/O 8 input and 8 output audio channels embedded in SD; 16 input and 16 output channels embedded in HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K

Host connections

Computer One Thunderbolt 2 (cable sold separately), one PCI Express (card/cable sold separately)
Device control Two Sony-compatible RS-422 deck control ports

Hardware scaling/processing

Down conversion Built-in, high-quality hardware down conversion—Ultra HD to 1080 HD, or HD to SD on SDI B and SD on Component and NTSC/PAL; switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output; selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles
Up conversion Built-in, high-quality hardware up conversion—SD to 720 HD or 1080 HD on playback; selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox, and 16:9 zoom; HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI, and component analog
Cross conversion Built-in, high-quality hardware cross conversion—720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p on playback
Other hardware conversion Colorspace conversion
Real-time keyer Alpha channel over video or matte, or frame buffer over incoming video or matte
3D processing Frame-compatible/frame packed
Codec support Onboard DNxHR encoding for capture workflows (requires Media Composer 8.4.5 or higher, or a software application that has enabled this capability).*

Additional features

Clock source (selectable/detectable) Genlock/Reference Clock (BBG or Tri-level), Genlock/Reference Clock output/pass-through (BBG or Tri-level), SDI (SD and HD), AES/EBU, HDMI
Timecode I/O One XLR Timecode input, one XLR Timecode output
Ancillary data support SDI VITC reader, RP188, NTSC closed captioning, HD-SDI closed captioning, pass-through all (HD, 4K)

Additional specifications

Power supply Two built-in international AC power supplies with IEC C14 inlet (120–240V, 50–60 Hz)
Operating temperature 32°–104° F (5°–40° C)
Storage temperature -4°–113° F (-20°–45° C)
Relative humidity 0–90% non-condensing
Dimensions (Width) With rack ears: 19 inches (482 mm); without rack ears: 16.5 inches (420 mm)
Dimensions (H x D) 3.5 (2RU) x 9.5 inches (88.4 x 242 mm)
Weight 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)

* Media Composer 8.4.5 (now available) supports hardware encoding of Ultra HD and 4K DNxHR LB (Low-Bandwidth).

Software compatibility*

  • Avid Media Composer (v 8.4.1 or higher)
  • Avid Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
  • Avid Media Composer | Symphony Option
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve
  • Blackmagic Design Fusion

System requirements**

  • Avid-qualified computer running one of the following operating systems:
    • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Windows 7, Windows 8

What's included

Avid Artist | DNxIO (standalone)

  • Artist | DNxIO video hardware interface
  • Two power cables (for redundant connections)
  • Fusion Connect plug-in for Media Composer

Avid Artist | DNxIO with Media Composer

  • Artist | DNxIO video hardware interface
  • Two power cables (for redundant connections)
  • Media Composer perpetual license and activation card (software download required—software never expires)
  • Fusion Connect plug-in for Media Composer
  • One-year Avid upgrade and support plan—provides all Media Composer upgrades and expert help for 12 months, renewable annually

Avid Artist | DNxIO with Media Composer subscription

  • Artist | DNxIO video hardware interface
  • Two power cables (for redundant connections)
  • 2-year Media Composer subscription (software download required—must renew subscription after 24 months to continue using the software)
  • Fusion Connect plug-in for Media Composer
  • Avid upgrade and support plan—provides all Media Composer upgrades and expert help throughout an active subscription

Not included: Artist | DNxIO products do not include Thunderbolt or PCIe cables for connection to host computer; cables must be ordered separately. Avid offers certified Thunderbolt and PCIe options for purchase.