Part # DNXIV

MFR Part # 9900-71299-00

Avid's newest small form factor professional analog and digital I/O - all you need to plug into today’s diverse media productions. Extensive format support make it the perfect option for users looking for an affordable, portable, 4K desktop I/O. More
MSRP: $2999

Avid Artist | DNxIV is the newest member of the Artist I/O Family, joining the Artist | DNxIQ. It’s small form factor and extensive format support make it the perfect option for users looking for an affordable, portable, 4K desktop I/O.

Get the connections you need

Avid Artist | DNxIV provides all the professional analog and digital I/O you need to plug into today’s diverse media productions. From quad 12G/6G/3G-SDI, HDMI 2, and DB-25, to XLR, LTC, RS-422, and a headphone jack, you have a variety of connections available to integrate your gear together for in-studio video and post production—or wherever inspiration takes you.

  • Avid Artist | DNxIV is developed using Open I/O technology – which means it works with the tools customers prefer to use
  • Quickly and easily ingest, monitor, and output SD, HD, 2K, UHD, and 4K media 
  • Connect to the latest Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3
  • Monitor surround-sound with 8 analog outs (via DB25 cable, sold separately)
  • Record voice overs and narration directly to the timeline using the Mic input on the front of the box – an Avid exclusive!

Expand your possibilities

Small in size, but vast in versatility, Avid Artist | DNxIV boosts your media production capabilities beyond the standard capture, monitor, and output workflow. Leverage its portability to work on projects out in the field. Record voiceovers with easy audio punch-in. Monitor HDR content. Sync to an external reference. Control tape decks for frame-accurate captures and layoffs. Coming soon, you can even use the interface as an 8-channel audio surround sound monitoring solution.

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Video Formats

SD—PAL 25i, NTSC 30i

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, 47.96*, 48*, 50, 59.94, 60)

2K—23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 30PsF, 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.96p*, 48p*, 50p, 59.94p, 60p

Ultra HD—23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.952p*, 48p*, 50p, 59.94p, 60p

4K—23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.952p*, 48p*, 50p, 59.94p, 60p

Audio Sample Rate

16-bit, 24-bit, 48 kHz (television standard)

Color Spaces

YUV 4:2:2, RGB 444*, REC 709, BT 2020, DCI-P3; 8-bit and 10-bit; 1D LUT support



  • Four bidirectional SDI ports and one 3G-SDI monitor output:
  • 12G, 6G, 3G, 1.5G input and output
  • 12G simultaneous input and output
  • Dual 3G input
  • Quad 3G input and output, software-controllable division/interleave


HDMI 2.0

Audio I/O

  • Eight channels of analog audio (coming soon), which can be configured as eight inputs, four inputs and four outputs, or eight outputs
  • DB25: Ch 1-8 inputs, Ch 1-8 outputs, or Ch 1-4 input with Ch 5-8 output (audio breakout cable sold separately)
  • Eight channels of HDMI I/O embedded in SD, HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K
  • One front-panel XLR mic/line input with 48V phantom power and gain control
  • One stereo headphone jack with volume control


Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (cable sold separately)


Switchable LTC or video reference input on BNC, LTC output on BNC

Device Control

One RS-422 machine control port



4K to 2K, UHD to HD, HD to SD


SD to HD


720p to 1080i HD, 1080i to 1080p, 1080i to 720p

Other Conversion

Color space conversion*, hardware deinterlacing

Real-Time Keyer

Alpha channel over video, matte, or frame buffer over incoming video or matte

3D Processing

Frame Compatible/Frame Packed


Audio Pass-Through Mixing

Monitor mix the audio being captured (8 channels)

Clock Source (selectable/detectable)

Genlock/Reference Clock (BBG or Tri-level), Internal Clock, SDI (SD and HD), HDMI

Ancillary Data Support

SDI VITC reader, RP188 Timecode I/O, NTSC (closed captioning), HD-SDI (closed captioning), pass through all (HD), pass through all (4K)


Power (device only)

10–20V, 30W typical, 33W max, 70W max with USB-C power delivery to external devices

Power Supply

One built-in international AC power supply (120–240V, 50–60 Hz)

Operating Temperature

32°–104° F (0°–40° C) Storage temperature -40°–140° F (-40°–60° C)

Relative Humidity

10–90% non-condensing Operating altitude <10,000 feet (<3,000 meters)


(H x W x D) 1.7 x 8.7 x 8.1 inches (42 x 222 x 206 mm)


3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)

* Currently not supported in Media Composer.

Q. What are the differences between Avid Artist | DNxIV and the similar-looking AJA Io 4K product?
A. Avid has the exclusive ability to offer a microphone input on the front of the Artist | DNxIV. This input - a 16-bit, balanced XLR with phantom power and optional gain - is perfect for recording voice overs or narration directly to the Timeline using Audio Punch-in. The Artist I/O Family of products - the Artist | DNxIO, DNxIQ and DNxIV - are the only I/O devices sold and supported by Avid and backed by Avid's world class Customer Care organization.

Q: Does Avid Artist | DNxIV support surround sound audio output?
A: The optional DB-25 breakout cable (sold separately) provides up to 8 channels of 24-bit balanced analog audio through 8 XLRs. Surround 5.1 and 7.1 audio monitoring are also supported through SDI and HDMI embedded audio signals.  
Q: How does Avid Artist | DNxIV connect to a host computer?
A: DNxIV connects to a host computer via a Thunderbolt 3 connection. Host systems with Thunderbolt 2 connections can connect to a DNxIV via a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (sold separately.)
Q: Will DNxIV ship with a specific host connection cable type?  
A: No, the Thunderbolt 3 cable needs to be ordered separately. Avid offers a 2 meter powered cable.   
Q. Does DNxIV support audio punch in?
A: Yes, Audio Punch-in is supported on Artist | DNxIV. 
Q. Does DNxIV support Video Satellite?
A. DNxIV may be qualified for Video Satellite in a future update. 
Q. Does DNxIV work with Pro Tools? 
A. DNxIV may be qualified for Pro Tools in a future update.

Q. Does DNxIV support simultaneous capture of high res and proxy?
A. DNxIV will support a single stream of ingest- there are no current plans to support simultaneous proxy generation.
Q: Can DNxIV be used with older versions of Media Composer software?
A: DNxIV is supported with Media Composer v8.10 and higher (available in late 2017.) Previous versions of software have not been tested or qualified.  There have been several changes in Media Composer 8.10 (and higher) to support the new hardware as well as the drivers and firmware required to use it. Media Composer v 8.10 (and higher) is available to Media Composer customers with an active upgrade & support plan or an active subscription. 
Q: Does DNxIV support Closed Captioning and Ancillary data?
A: Yes, playback and capture of Ancillary Data including Closed Captioning ) are supported. 
Q: Is there a feature comparison between Artist | DNxIV and previous Avid I/O Hardware?
A:  Yes, a comparison of Avid Video I/O Hardware features can be found Here

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