Avid Artist I/O
Get the bandwidth, versatility, and efficiency you need to capture, monitor, and output high-res media using your favorite video and audio tools. Avid Artist I/O interfaces offer extensive format support, enabling you to respond quickly to changing demands and deliver content to a wider range of channels and devices. With three interfaces to choose from, you can plug into any professional production, work with SD, HD, UHD, 4K, HDR, and surround sound content, and leverage such capabilities as video over IP and Universal Mastering. It’s the smartest way to simplify your workflow, so you can complete projects faster.
Future-proof your workflow
Avid Artist I/O interfaces offer extensive HD and high-res format support across three interfaces—Avid Artist | DNxIQ, Avid Artist | DNxIV, and new Avid Artist | DNxIP (coming soon). This flexibility future-proofs your production, enabling you to work with today’s high-res formats, while supporting yesterday’s lower ones. You can also work with 2K or 4K media and deliver in HD with the onboard real-time down-converter, enabling you to transition to high-res at your own pace.
Avid Artist I/O offers a wide range of analog and digital I/O to plug into today’s diverse media productions. Connect all of your gear—from 4K cameras, video decks, and UHD devices, to HDR and audio monitors, mics, and switchers. Each interface provides a different complement of connectivity, which may include SDI, optical, HDMI, XLR, RS-422, component, and other connections, to tie together your studio.
Have the power you need
The demands of 2K and 4K media can bring any video production to its knees, but not with Avid Artist I/O at the core. With high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity available on all three interfaces, you get the bandwidth you need—up to 40 Gb/s—to ensure the smoothest performance and operation. No matter how hard you push it.
Choose from three unique interfaces
While all three interfaces deliver exceptional performance and reliability, each benefits different workflows. Avid Artist | DNxIQ offers the most extensive connectivity, plus onboard real-time baseband to Avid DNxHR encoding and Universal Mastering, for larger video post environments. Avid Artist | DNxIV offers quad SDI and 8-channel surround sound monitoring in a portable solution for independent editors and smaller post-production and news teams. And Avid Artist | DNxIP (coming soon) enables HD and 2K video over IP, ideal for news and post production.
For Media Composer use*
Avid-qualified computer running Mac OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.12, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
* Other system requirements are dependent on the software you use with your Avid Artist I/O interface.
Avid Artist | DNxIQ:
• Avid Media Composer
• Avid Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
• Avid Media Composer | Symphony Option
• Adobe After Effects CC
• Adobe Photoshop CC
• Adobe Premiere Pro CC
• Apple Final Cut Pro X
• Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve
• Blackmagic Design Fusion
• FilmLight Baselight
|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)
2K—23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 23.98p, 24p, 25p
Ultra HD—23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 50p, 59.94p, 60p
4K—23.98p, 24p, 25p (SDI only)
|Audio sample rate||24-bit, 48 kHz (television standard)|
|Color spaces||YUV 4:2:2, RGB 444*, REC 601, REC 709, BT 2020, P3; 12-bit (SDI) or 10-bit (HDMI); 1D and 3D LUT support|
|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 6 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|
|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|
|Computer||One Thunderbolt 3 (cable sold separately), one PCI Express (card/cable sold separately)|
|Device control||Two Sony-compatible RS-422 deck control ports|
|Down conversion||UHD to 1080 HD (SDI output only), HD to SD|
|Up conversion||SD to HD (input only)|
|Cross conversion||720p to 1080i, 1080i to 720p|
|Other hardware conversion||Color space 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)**|
|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), 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)|
|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 (H x W x D)||2U rack (with and without rack ears):
|Weight||8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)|
* Currently not supported in Media Composer.
** Media Composer 8.4.5 supports hardware encoding of Ultra HD and 4K DNxHR LB (Low-Bandwidth).