The Io family of products provide a simple elegant plug-in solution for working with Final Cut Pro on a Mac. With a single FireWire connection, any Io connects to a Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, or Power Mac and provides audio and video I/O, connection to VTRs, Genlock and integrated Final Cut Pro drivers. With the proper FireWire card and external drives, you can even use Io products with an Apple laptop. Io products are the simple solution for building a Mac-based video finishing system.
Co-developed with Apple, Io products work with Final Cut Pro to provide a seamless non-linear editing experience, with all the features of proprietary systems - but without the expense and hassles.
All of AJA's Io products have been co-developed with Apple for use with Final Cut Pro to deliver powerful video/audio capture, editing and video production - all in a single, integrated system. Each member of the family comes with special Final Cut Pro presets to facilitate ease of use. The Io driver also provides RGB support, allowing for the direct video output of applications such as Adobe After Effects™, Discreet Combustion™ and Apple Motion™.
New Io HD
AJA's new Io HD is the latest in the award-winning Io family of products—an effortless, transportable plug-in solution to working with HD and SD in Final Cut Pro 6 on a Macbook Pro or Mac Pro computer. With a single FireWire 800 connection, Io HD supports the amazing new Apple ProRes 422 Codec—natively, in hardware, to bring production-quality HD editing to laptops! Io HD is the only device in the world that supports Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in hardware, enabling true 10-bit editing on an Apple laptop. With this high performance hardware and codec, you can work on the road with 720 and 1080 HD, all in full-raster 10 bit 4:2:2—and in realtime!
Io & Final Cut Pro
If you're looking for a simple Final Cut Pro finishing station, look no further than the Io family of products. By plugging in all your video/audio equipment, connecting a single FireWire cable and then running an installer CD, you can build and run a complete non-linear-editing workstation in only minutes. Final Cut Pro and Io are also easy to configure and operate. Rather than having to fill out endless configuration screens to match your system, Io and Final Cut allow you to choose simple customizable pre-built easy setup selections that specify your input/output and workflow format.