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AJAs Io FireWire Interface Receives Apple Qualification

Qualified for use with Final Cut Pro HD editing software (June 28, 2004)

AJA Video Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of standard and high definition video conversion and interface solutions, announced that its Io FireWire Interface for editing on the Power Mac G5 and G4 has been qualified by Apple for use with its award-winning Final Cut Pro HD editing software. Qualification is achieved through rigorous testing and analysis to ensure that devices are compatible with current Apple hardware and software.

"We are proud that Io is one of the first plug-in solutions for editing on the Mac to be qualified for Final Cut Pro HD," said John Abt, president of AJA Video Systems. "Io was developed to ensure that it is the best possible product in its class. We are pleased that, once again, AJA desktop video products meet Apple's high standards of quality and reliability."

"Final Cut Pro HD delivers on the promise of HD, enabling professional editors to capture, edit and output broadcast-quality HD video over a single FireWire cable," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Io provides powerful new opportunities for the post-production professional, and we are pleased to have it available for Final Cut Pro HD users."

About Io
Io provides simple, elegant plug-in solutions for professionals working with Final Cut Pro on a Power Mac G4 or G5. With a single FireWire connection, Io connects 10 bit uncompressed video and 24 bit multi-channel audio, analog or digital, to the Power Mac. Io products are the simple solution for building a Mac-based video finishing system.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of SDI and HD-SDI video interface and conversion solutions, bringing high-quality, cost-effective digital video products to the professional broadcast and post production markets. AJA offers Io (the "ultimate" capture box), SDI and HD-SDI QuickTime PCI capture cards, miniature stand-alone converters, and a complete line of rack mount interface and conversion cards and frames. With headquarters located in Grass Valley, California, AJA Video designs and manufactures all of its products in the USA, with an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.

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