AJA and Avid to Deliver Full Video I/O in Avid Media Composer 5.5 with AJA Io Express
February 17, 2011

AJA and Avid to Deliver Full Video I/O in Avid Media Composer 5.5 with AJA Io Express

London, UK - AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced support for Io Express in Avid Media Composer 5.5 and Avid NewsCutter 9.5. AJA Io Express delivers a portable, cost-effective video I/O solution offering high-quality HD/SD capture, monitoring, and output in Avid Media Composer 5.5.
“Media Composer customers have asked Avid to offer more choice, openness, and flexibility. We're now adding support for the AJA Io Express in Version 5.5. The Io Express is an excellent device from a great partner of Avid, and we’re thrilled to deliver compatibility that our customers have asked us for,” says Paul Foeckler, vice president, Creative Professionals, Avid Technology.

“Avid Media Composer offers video editors openness and flexibility in their workflows which is very much in line with AJA’s approach to developing video solutions. AJA has had a longstanding relationship with Avid. Our KONA cards are supported on the Avid DS, and with this new support of Io Express in Avid Media Composer, we’re providing a cost-effective way for Avid customers to access the quality, reliability and performance that AJA products are known for,” says Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems.

AJA Io Express with Avid Media Composer 5.5 will be showcased at the AJA stand at the Broadcast Video Expo (D20) in London from February 15-17, 2011.

Key Features of Avid Media Composer 5.5 workflow with AJA Io Express:

HD/SD-SDI input/output
HDMI v1.3a input/output with Deep Color support at 30 bits per pixel
HD/SD Component video output
10-bit HD to SD hardware downconvert
RS422 support, 2-channel RCA audio output
ExpressCard-34 and PCIe interfaces available for laptop or desktop use
Small, portable design including standard 4-pin XLR power connector
Media Composer 5.5 supports a variety of industry standard SD and HD formats, frame rates and resolutions including Avid DNxHD

AJA Io Express is available priced at $995 through AJA's worldwide network of resellers.