AJA Video Systems Inc. noted Wednesday that it’s shipping its Io device, a FireWire audio/video interface designed to work with Apple’s Final Cut Pro 4 software. The company is shipping Io to select pro dealers and distributors worldwide.
Io enables users to connect to professional analog or digital audio and video to a G4 through FireWire — it supports the 8 and 10-bit codecs used by Final Cut Pro 4, and features SDI digital video, multiple audio formats including balanced and unbalanced analog, AES/EBU digital, optical ADAT, optical S/PDIF, RS-422 machine control and genlock. The box is designed to fit into a standard equipment rack, and can also fit on a desktop.
The Io carries a suggested retail price of US$2,290.