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NAB 2007 Hot Product Want to edit in 10 bit on the fly? AJAs new IoHD makes it simple to do

By David Basulto

With Apple continuing to raise the bar with its new Final Cut Studio 2, interface and conversion companies have been scrambling. The new Apple ProRes 422 codec offers uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes at 10 bit. Pretty sweet. Now all you need is to be able to capture. Welcome to the world of AJA.

At NAB 2007, AJA unveiled its new Io HD, a portable capture and output device. ?We are really excited to develop the first device to support the Apple ProRes 422 codec with Io HD Nick Rashby, AJAs president said, ?Our customers are even more excited to do true 10-bit production quality HD editing on an Apple laptop!

What does Io HD support?
The Io HD supports both the Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ formats. This means 720 and 1080 HD, all in real time, full resolution 10 bit 4:2:2.

Io HD front

Io HD rear

Whats it cost?
The AJA Io HD will cost just under $3,500 and is expected to ship in July 2007.

AJA has continuously been a leader in the interface and conversion arena. After seeing the power of Io HD and meeting Nick Rashby I understand why. Aja takes great pride in their products and supports them well.
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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit
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