Easily connect cameras, video decks, audio interfaces, routers, switchers, mics, monitor displays, speakers, and other devices in your workflow.
DNxIO offers a variety of high-quality analog and digital connections, including 12G SDI, optical, HDMI, XLR, component, composite, and more. Plus, only DNxIO enables you to perform audio punch-ins to Media Composer using the front-panel mic input.
Conveniently monitor video ingest and output using the HD LCD display. And speed up editing with onboard hardware processing, which provides real-time or accelerated Avid DNxHR encoding, color conversion, and up/down/cross conversion.
Get the bandwidth you need to handle the highest resolution video formats, whether you use a Mac or PC. DNxIO features both high-speed Thunderbolt 2 and PCIe (adapter sold separately) connectivity. Experience exceptional performance, highly accurate time sync, and ultra-low latency—even with the most demanding 4K RGB workflows.
Get fast selection access to your video, audio, and time code inputs, as well as your control decks, with the press of a button.
For Media Composer use*:
Avid-qualified computer running Mac OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.11, Windows 7, or Windows 8
* Other system requirements are dependent on the software you use with Artist | DNxIO.
Artist | DNxIO can be used with the following software:
- Avid Media Composer
- 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
- 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
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
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 2 (cable sold separately), one PCI Express (card/cable sold separately)
Device control Two Sony-compatible RS-422 deck control ports
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).*
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)
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 supports hardware encoding of Ultra HD and 4K DNxHR LB (Low-Bandwidth).